Harold Hunter

‘Harold Hunter Day’ Turned into a Weekend Festival this Year

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

The eleventh annual Harold Hunter Day upped its game for 2017. This year, the commemoration to the fallen skater spans nearly a week. Festivities began on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. As always, there will be a skate jam at the Coleman Skatepark. Four months ago marked eleven years since the death of professional skateboarder Harold […]

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New Harold Hunter Mural Goes up on Essex Street

Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

Skater-idol Harold Hunter gets a life-size tribute mural down on Essex Street. Streetwear brand Homies Wonderland decided to dispense with the three-year-old Haculla artwork on its roll-down gate, and instead go with a portrait of fallen comrade, Harold Hunter. Street artist behind the mural is Trihumph, who spent three days last week painting. The memorial […]

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On its 10th Anniversary, Harold Hunter Day Goes Bigger with X-Games Qualifier and Skate Jam Next Month

Last modified April 27, 2016 at 11:26 pm

​On the occasion of its tenth outing, Harold Hunter Day is going big with new format and calendar date (May 21-22) at the Coleman Skatepark. This past February marked the tenth anniversary of the death of professional skateboarder Harold Hunter. Shortly after his passing in 2006, fans organized a skate jam meant to help cope […]

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The 9th Annual Harold Hunter Day Skate Jam Hits the LES Sunday [UPDATED]

Last modified October 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Grab your skateboard; Sunday afternoon is the ninth annual Harold Hunter Day. As in years past, the public skate jam will take place down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass in Coleman Skatepark. Harold Hunter Day IX – sponsored by the  eponymous Foundation of same – kicks off at noon tomorrow. The open-air event is sure to […]

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Scenes from the 8th Annual Harold Hunter Day Skate Jam [PHOTOS]

Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

Dozens of skateboarders from various age groups (and social strata) descended upon Coleman Skatepark this past Saturday afternoon to commemorate fallen comrade Harold Hunter. They came from each point of the compass, rushing down to the refurbished sub-Manhattan Bridge concrete for the annual skate jam. This year was the eighth consecutive outing for the Harold […]

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Watch Taylor Mead & Harold Hunter in Tompkins Square Park [VIDEO]

Last modified April 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Inspired by the recent flight of Taylor Mead in the face of alleged landlord harassment, we fell down a rabbit hole of past performances on YouTube. One of our favorites is “Man Under Wire,” the 2005 short film which was shot in Tompkins Square Park with Harold Hunter, and directed by Josh Bishop. The late […]

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Recap: Scenes from Harold Hunter Day at Coleman Skatepark

Posted October 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

Area teenagers, as well as the odd twenty-something, congregated beneath the Manhattan Bridge Saturday afternoon for the sixth annual Harold Hunter Day.

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6th Annual Harold Hunter Day Tomorrow at Coleman Skatepark

Posted October 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

Established in 2006 after his untimely death at 31, Harold Hunter Day has been an annual occurrence down under the Manhattan Bridge.

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Recap: 5th Annual Harold Hunter Day at Coleman Playground

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

Saturday afternoon, Coleman Playground was again host to the annual Harold Hunter Day fundraising festivities. More after the jump!

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Coleman Playground Slated for Improvements

Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

Changes are afoot at this popular skating destination. More after the jump!