10th Annual Loving Day Flagship Celebration

10th Annual Loving Day Flagship Celebration

10th annual Loving Day Flagship Celebration

Come Celebrate at the 10th annual Loving Day Flagship Celebration. Free BBQ all day, free beer for the first hour, and DJ Eko, Deep Just, and Dhundee providing the music all day long.

Loving Day celebration a celebration of multicultural, multi ethnic love. The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Quite perfect that a couple named Richard and Mildred Loving won their right to marry.  So, Loving Day refers to two kinds of loving: the couple in the Supreme Court case, and the original definition of loving.

Loving Day began as a graduate thesis project at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. It was created by Ken Tanabe, a graphic designer, who accidentally discovered the Loving case while Googling something else. Being of interracial, intercultural, and international heritage himself, he was shocked that no one ever taught him about the case. He was also shocked to learn that no one else his age seemed to know about it either. That’s how it all started.

Directions:

SUBWAY: 6 train to 23rd, then M23 bus or walk e. past Ave C & FDR. Look for Gulf gas station. Or, L train to 1st Ave: walk N. to 23rd

BY CAR: from south, FDR to 20-23 St. exit. Right on Ave C, right on 23rd almost to Gulf gas station, then service road to Solar 1