adidas Skateboarding has announced that they’ll be partnering with the Harold Hunter Foundation once again to host a series of events for Harold Hunter Weekend (5/31 – 6/3) in memory of NYC’s legendary skateboarder – Harold Hunter. Events will include a book release party, an All Gender Skate Jam, industry panel discussion, HUF x HHF capsule launch party/photo show, HHF/BoardrAM Wildcard Contest and of course the annual skate jam – Harold Hunter Day XII. Full details for each event are listed in the press release below.
In addition to Harold Hunter Weekend, Sweet Chick will be offering the “Harold Special” which features 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). The “Harold Special” will be available at all Sweet Chick locations (LES, Brooklyn & LA) from 6/1 – 6/30 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Harold Hunter Foundation.
adidas Skateboarding Announces Second Year of Partnership with Harold Hunter Foundation
Harold Hunter Weekend Returns to New York City with Biggest Event Lineup to Date
(Portland, OR) – adidas Skateboarding will once again partner with The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) for the second year to host a series of special events rooted in the worlds of art, photography, and skateboarding—realms close to the heart of the late legendary skateboarder, Harold Hunter.
“We’re excited to highlight both the diversity and universality of the skateboarding community,” says HHF co-founder and Executive Director Jessica Forsyth. “This year, we have a range of events that celebrate both the local and global appeal of skateboarding and speak to the power of skateboarding as a cultural force that brings people together and creates wonderful opportunities for community building.”
The 2018 Harold Hunter Weekend will take place at multiple locations across New York City kicking off with a book release party of Patrik Wallner’s The Eurasia Project. Sponsored in partnership with adidas, the photobook chronicles the travels of Wallner and his companions under the name Visualtraveling, exploring 101 countries across Europe and Asia throughout the last decade.
Now in its twelfth year, the Harold Hunter weekend festivities celebrates everything Harold from skateboarding, art, music, friends, family, and The Big City with this year’s events paying homage to the rising force of women within the skate community. Special to this year’s women empowerment theme, HHF is working closely with Arianna Gil, member of HHF and Founder of Brujas, the all-girls skate collective of New York.
Celebrating unity through skateboarding, adidas Skateboarding and HHF will host a special All Gender Skate Jam at Performance Space New York. Industrial designer Jonathan Olivares recreates the city’s iconic skate spot, 12th & A with skateable installations comprised of pink concrete ledges and extended bleacher. Inspired by the original inner-city New York skate park that gained global recognition for its customizable obstacles and ledges, the city of New York can experience the glory days of 12th & A once again for the special one-day event.
Along with the All Gender Skate Jam, adidas and HHF also present additional activities around the city including a panel discussion and more.
HAROLD HUNTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, MAY 31 | The Eurasia Project Book Release Party [6:00PM – 10:00PM]
Kicking off the Harold Hunter Weekend, adidas Skateboarding and HHF will host a book release for Patrik Wallner’s The Eurasia Project. The photobook chronicles the travels of Wallner and his group of companions under the name Visualtraveling, exploring 101 countries across Europe and Asia throughout the last decade. Soho Arts Club – 136 Bowery, Manhattan
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 | Panel Discussion with HHF, adidas Skateboarding and Friends [6:00PM – 8:00PM]
The HHF, adidas Skateboarding, and friends will host a panel discussion surrounding the ins and outs of working in the skateboarding industry from a lineup of industry vets. Audience members will include amateur skaters competing in the HHF Wildcard Contest division of The Boardr Am. Private Event followed by HH Weekend party and photo show at HUF NYC. HUF NYC – 125 Crosby Street, Manhattan
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | HHF Wildcard Contest [10:00AM – 5:00PM]
Hosted at Coleman Oval/LES Skatepark on Manhattan, the HHF will hold the third annual HHF Wildcard Contest with entry open to 20 local skaters. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the finals of Am Getting Paid Contest in Montreal, Canada. LES Skatepark – 2 Monroe St & Pike St.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | All Gender Skate Jam [1:00PM – 4:00PM]
Presented by adidas Skateboarding and the HHF at Performance Space New York, a small group of female, gender-fluid, and non-binary skateboarders will be invited alongside male allies for a private skate jam with live music provided by a DJ.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3 | Harold Hunter Day XII Skate Jam [1:00PM – 6:00PM]
All-ages skate jam featuring pop-up “Best Trick” contests with cash and prizes, live music, and a massive product toss. LES Skatepark – 2 Monroe St & Pike St.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 – SATURDAY, JUNE 30 | SWEET CHICK PARTNERSHIP
If you knew Harold, then you know he loved a good meal. From June 1-30, longtime HHF hospitality partner Sweet Chick will again offer a Harold-inspired dish with a portion of proceeds going to the foundation. Available at all five Sweet Chick locations (across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles), the “Harold Special” features 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).
Expanding from its single skate jam format into a diverse multi-day event series, HH Weekend offers its biggest lineup of activities and events to date.