Harold Hunter Day IX, originally scheduled for Saturday has been pushed back to Sunday 10/4 due to the weather forecast. Come out and celebrate the memory of a New York skateboarding legend – Harold Hunter! #LegendsNeverDie
More info below via the Harold Hunter Foundation.
Harold Hunter Day IX is proudly presented by DC Shoes and the Harold Hunter Foundation, in association with supporting sponsors Zoo York, G-Shock and Skullcandy.
The ninth annual event will take place Sunday, October 4th, from Noon-6:30pm at New York City’s Coleman Oval/LES Skatepark located under the Manhattan Bridge on the corner of Pike Street and Monroe Street.
Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF), Harold Hunter Day IX will once again unite NYC’s tight-knit skate community for a positive, fun-filled day of skateboarding in memory of Harold. HH Day celebrates everything Harold cherished most—skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, New York City.
This year’s event will be hosted by skate industry veterans and HHF board members Jefferson Pang and Steve Rodriguez. Live music will be provided by acclaimed DJ, producer and lifelong skateboarder, TJ Mizell; son of the late, great Jam Master Jay of Run DMC.
As is the case every year, Harold Hunter Day IX will feature an all-ages skate jam with appearances by numerous top pros including DC team riders Evan Smith, Wes Kremer, Cyril Jackson, Tristan Funkhouser, among others.
Throughout the day, a variety of Best Trick Contests will be held on various skatepark obstacles with cash and prizes generously provided by DC Shoes, Zoo York and G-Shock. At the conclusion of HH Day, a massive product toss will take place featuring free skateboard decks, t-shirts, hats, stickers, and more from event sponsors.
“Harold Hunter Day is always a wonderful opportunity for the NYC skateboarding community, along with friends, family and skaters from around the world, to celebrate Harold’s legacy and the work we’ve done to honor him through the foundation,” says Jessica Forsyth, Harold Hunter Foundation Co-Founder & Executive Director. “We’re very proud that we’ve been able to continue to bring people together because it’s something Harold did so well. HH Day is always one of the most fun skate events in NYC each year!”
As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on financial support from the skate community and related outlets to achieve its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.
In an effort to raise much needed funds for Harold’s namesake foundation, several charitable projects will coincide with Harold Hunter Day IX.
The highly-anticipated DC Shoes x SHUT capsule collection will officially release on October 3rd, with a special launch event slated to take place at Max Fish (120 Orchard Street) after HH Day wraps up. The limited edition product offering features a co-branded colorway of the classic Lynx Prestige skate shoe, along with a full-zip hoodie and two T-shirts. A portion of proceeds from the DC x SHUT capsule collection will be donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation.
If you were friends with Harold, then you know he loved a good piece of fried chicken! With this in mind, NYC’s critically acclaimed, Southern-inspired restaurant Sweet Chick will release several special edition menu items in Harold’s memory with a portion of proceeds donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation. Available October 2nd-18th at the Sweet Chick locations in the LES (178 Ludlow Street) and Williamsburg (164 Bedford Avenue), the commemorative menu items include: Boonkie Drumsticks & Sweet Corn Waffles (named after Harold’s beloved dog “Boonkie”), Side of String Beans, and Harold’s Lemonade (fresh-squeezed lemonade mixed with Harold’s whiskey of choice, Jack Daniel’s).
Skullcandy, a longtime supporter of Harold Hunter Day, is planning to release a limited edition, co-branded Harold Hunter Foundation portable Bluetooth speaker to commemorate this year’s event. Slated to drop later this fall, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the foundation. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Harold Hunter Day IX is made possible through generous support from the aforementioned presenting and supporting sponsors, as well as the collective New York City skateboarding community.
For more information on Harold Hunter Day IX, please visit www.haroldhunter.org. If you would like to personally support the Harold Hunter Foundation through a tax-deductible donation, please click here.