Harold Hunter Day Marks 13 Years with Weekend of Skateboarding Events
The thirteenth annual celebration of the life of skateboarder Harold Hunter is now underway.
The eponymous nonprofit foundation behind the annual event – the Harold Hunter Foundation – transformed the former one-day skate jam into a weekend-spanning occasion in the spring of 2017. And so it continues this year.
Harold Hunter was a skater-slash-actor, and a fixture of the nineties downtown street scene. His prowess as a top-notch skateboarder landed him a spot on the Zoo York team while a young teenager. But most will probably remember Hunter for his role in the seminal 1995 film Kids. He died February 2006 from a cocaine overdose in the Campos Plaza housing project on East Thirteenth Street. In the wake of his death, a foundation was organized with the goal of pushing skating as a positive force for youth.
Below is the full schedule of events:
THURSDAY, MAY 30
HUF x HHF Capsule Release Party at the HUF NYC Store (125 Crosby Street, Manhattan)
A party to celebrate the release of a limited edition HUF x HHF product capsule featuring co-branded socks, tees, and a hoodie which will be available on the HUF website, at the HUF NYC and LA stores, and at retailers nationwide with proceeds to benefit the foundation.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
Industry Panel Discussion hosted by HHF, G-Shock, adidas Skateboarding, and The Boardr
Amateur skaters competing in the HHF Wildcard Contest division of Boardr Am and participants of the HHF Legacy program will learn about the ins and outs of working in the skateboarding industry from a panel of industry veterans (private invite-only event).
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Boardr Am featuring the fourth-annual HHF Wildcard Contest (Coleman Oval/LES Skatepark, Manhattan)
Boardr Am is a top amateur skate contest drawing skaters from around the world. HHF subsidizes entry fees for up to 20 local skaters in the HHF Wildcard division. Both the overall winner of Boardr Am and the winner of the HHF Wildcard division will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the finals at the Empire Open contest in Montreal, Canada.
HUF Team Demo/Skate Jam (12th & A)
Skate jam at 12th and A featuring a demo by the HUF team and new box and ramps.
Harold Hunter Edition Of SKATE NIGHT NYC hosted by adidas Skateboarding (Max Fish 120 Orchard Street)
adidas Skateboarding and Max Fish present a special Harold Hunter edition of the bar’s famous Skate Night NYC featuring discounted drinks, Harold Hunter Trivia, games, prizes, and a special Harold Hunter Remix edit created by RB Umali with live music from local skate rock acts Witchslap and Matalleg.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Harold Hunter Day XIII Skate Jam (Coleman Oval/LES Skatepark, Manhattan)
All-ages skate jam featuring pop-up “Best Trick” contests on custom build obstacles in the park with cash prizes, a live DJ, and a massive product toss. Following the session at LES will be a cross-city skate mission with the adidas team hitting some of NYC’s most famous skate spots along the way for additional best trick events for cash and bragging rights.