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Loving Day Flagship Celebration 2017

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/03/2017 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Solar 1 (for Family Picnic) and Cielo (for Dance Club)
City: 
New York
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
New York
Country: 
United States

Celebration Details

On campus (or hosted by a campus organization)?: 
No
Hosted By: 
Loving Day
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
Tickets required

DISCOUNT TICKETS & INFO:
http://lovingday.eventbrite.com

Loving Day proudly presents the 14th annual
LOVING DAY FLAGSHIP CELEBRATION
Sat. June 3, 2017 - New York City

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the court case that struck down U.S. laws against interracial marriage.

TWO SPECIAL EVENTS IN ONE DAY
Family Picnic & Dance Club

PART 1: FAMILY PICNIC
NOON-3:00 at SOLAR 1
Ticket includes pizza & cake (v/gf)
Activities for kids & all ages
East River Waterfront at 23rd St
$9/advance, $12/door
Kids 12 & under free w/adult
Must be 16+ to enter without an adult

PART 2: DANCE CLUB
6:00-10:00 at CIELO
Ticket includes a free Asahi beer
Music by Dhundee & friends
18 Little West 12th St, in Meatpacking District
$12/advance, $15/door
Must be 21+ w/ID to enter

DISCOUNT TICKETS & INFO:
http://lovingday.eventbrite.com

This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors.
Show them your appreciation and check them out!

Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com

InterracialDatingCentral.com is the world's largest online community for finding interracial and intercultural relationships. - http://www.interracialdatingcentral.com

Flavorpill - http://www.flavorpill.com
Dhundee - http://www.djdhundee.com
James Kim - http://www.beatglobal.org
Brooklyn Historical Society - http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org
Cielo - http://www.cieloclub.com/
Solar One - http://www.solar1.org

Community Partners:
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org
MAVIN - https://www.facebook.com/mixedheritage/

After The Event

How did it go?: 

The Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City celebrated its fourteenth year in New York with hundreds of guests. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), we hosted two events in one day: a family picnic with pizza and cake on the East River waterfront and a dance party at Cielo, a storied club in the Meatpacking District. Thanks to our Premier sponsors InterracialDatingCentral.com and Asahi Beer, guests enjoyed the unique energy and diversity of Loving Day and a positive community atmosphere.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an official Loving Day proclamation on behalf of himself and his wife, Chirlane McCray. An excerpt: "Chirlane and I are proud to applaud the Loving Day Project...Together, we are forging a stronger, more equitable future for us all." Some guests were moved to tears when the proclamation was read aloud at the event. According to the AP, Mayor de Blasio is "the first white politician in U.S. history elected to a major office with a black spouse by his side."

There were over 50 Loving Day celebrations announced in 2017, a fitting number for the 50th anniversary of the Loving decision. This includes seven countries (U.S., France, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Austria, U.K.). There have been over 340 announced Loving Day Celebrations in the past 14 years. In the past year, Loving Day was officially recognized by the state of Virginia.

One-in-six newlyweds (17%) are married to a person of a "different race or ethnicity" according to a May 2017 Pew Research Center analysis. This is five times more than in 1967, the year of the Loving decision. Also according to Pew, one-in-seven babies born in the U.S. were multiethnic or multiracial as of 2015. This is 3 times higher than in 1980.

A very sincere thank you to everyone who celebrated Loving Day with us. You helped us to continue our New York tradition for 14 years and to inspire celebrations in cities all over the world.

Photos from the Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City are on our event page.

These event photos are also on:
facebook: Family Picnic and Dance Club
flickr: Family Picnic and Dance Club

A special thanks to our very talented photographers and videographers!

Willie Davis is a photographer whose work has been published in the New York Times, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and many more. His work was featured in Spike Lee's film "When the Levees Broke." Willie has also taught workshops at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Kristin Barr is Internet Imaging Manager at Hudson's Bay Company for Lord and Taylor. She is a graduate of the photography department at Parsons the New School for Design, and she took event photos this year as well.

Craig Nisperos tells stories through cinematography. He has directed and produced videos on a broad range of subjects including the NCAA, Hurricane Sandy, and NYC Pride - as well as music videos and weddings.

Adam Ward is fashion photographer, marketer, and Photo Director at em Magazine. He has been published in magazines such as Local Wolves, Polyester, Coastal Living, and em. He generously contributed his film making talents to Loving Day.

This event would not be possible without support from our generous sponsors. Please show them some love!

Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com

InterracialDatingCentral.com is the world's largest online community for finding interracial and intercultural relationships. - http://www.interracialdatingcentral.com

Flavorpill - http://www.flavorpill.com
Dhundee - http://www.djdhundee.com
James Kim - http://www.beatglobal.org
Brooklyn Historical Society - http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org
Cielo - http://www.cieloclub.com/
Solar One - http://www.solar1.org

Community Partners:
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org
MAVIN - https://www.facebook.com/mixedheritage/