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

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 at 5:10 am by

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Harold Hunter Day XIII, October 2014

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 attract skaters of all ages, and from all boroughs, to the Lower East Side. There will be mingling with (co-sponsor) DC team riders including Evan Smith, Wes Kremer, Cyril Jackson, and Tristan Funkhouser; Best Trick contests are also planned throughout the day with cash prizes and other product giveaways.

“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!”

Harold Hunter Day was established in 2006 after his untimely death at 31.

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