On May 17th, over 500 skaters and spectators got together at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark to honor and celebrate the 2nd annual Harold Hunter Day. In conjunction with this event, the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation teamed up with the Zoo York Institute to design a limited edition Harold Hunter Day II commemorative deck and t-shirt, featuring pictures of Harold taken by acclaimed photographer, Giovanni Reda. Both are available at select New York retailers including Rival, Autumn, Everything Must Go, Richmond Hood Company, Blades, DQM, and Homage.
Also, a special bundled kit including the deck, t-shirt, and a signed copy of Reda’s “Harold Hunter: The Book” is available exclusively at KCDC. All proceeds will be donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation. This is a great opportunity not only to honor the legendary skater, but also to give back to the community.
This past weekend marked the second instance of Harold Hunter Day in New York. The event was fruitful with over 500 skaters in attendance, kicking it for 6 hours of pure skating with numerous skate celebrities in attendance from Chad Muska, The Gonz, to Billy Rohan, Rodney Torres, Vinny Ponte, Todd Jordan, Jeff Pang, and others. People of age would continue the festivites later that night at KCDC Skateshop which included a continuation of beats from DJ Nice Neil as well as various mini ramp sessions. All images via Grotesk.
The widespread effect Harold Hunter has had on the skating world among other avenues has left a strong sense of remembrance for the former pro skater. The second annual Harold Hunter Day will take place May 17th in New York with a series of events planned. The day will start off at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark (corner of Pike & Monroe Streets in Chinatown) with a skate jam going on from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Live music will come courtesy of Pete Rock and DJ’s Neil Nice and Vinny Ponte. The after party will take place later that night at KCDC Skateshop in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The 21+ event will feature free drinks, live music, art installations and photographs of Harold by the way of acclaimed photographer Giovanni Reda.
All this is made possible from the countless company support from the likes of Rock Star Bearings, SHUT, 5boro, Hopps, Official, Instant Winner, UXA, Verte, Acapulco Gold, Billy’s Nuts, Savage, Off Bowery, Everything Must Go, Frank 151, DQM, Rival, Supreme, Autumn, KCDC, Anything, Red Bull, and Camp Woodward.