Saturday, October 10, 2009

Harold Hunter Day III | 'Legends Never Die' New York Recap

The third annual Harold Hunter Day took place today at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark. Blue skies and warm weather set the scene as young and old gathered under the Manhattan Bridge to skate and remember New York City legend Harold Hunter.

Harold Hunter was a fixture in the New York City skateboarding scene. Growing up in the housing projects on East 13th street in the East Village Harold made places like Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square, Union Square, Astor Place and Manhattan Bridge his stomping grounds. Harold joined the Zoo York team at a young age and early on in his career. He also dabbled in acting appearing in Larry Clark's controversial film 'Kids' about a HIV Positive skateboarder. A legend in the skateboarding community Harold is best remembered for his down to earth personality, spirit and endearing bravado remember as always saying "Legends Never Die". Harold passed away of a heart attack caused by overdose in February of 2006.

The event, put on by The Harold Hunter Foundation with support from Zoo York, New Era, CCS and DC, aims to unite the skate community through a positive day of shredding. The four hour all-age skate session kicked off at 1 and featured contests and giveaways through out the day with beats provided by DJ Smoke LES and DJ Ani.

Mark Nardelli, Ron Hunter and Chad Muska.

A 21+ afterparty goes tonight at 9 at the KCDC Skate Shop in Brooklyn.