On July 28th and 29th, the Maysles Cinema in Harlem presents the sixth monthly installment of its sports-themed series, “Jock Docs.”
Rolling through the history of NYC skateboarding, this month’s series focuses on two fallen heroes: Harold Hunter and Andy Kessler. Presented in association with the Andy Kessler Foundation and Harold Hunter Foundation, this installment aims to commemorate their talents and lasting impact through skate videos, documentaries, discussions and celebration.
On Wednesday night, July 28th, at 7:30pm the Maysles Cinema will show “Deathbowl to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York City.” And then on Thursday night, July 29th, at 8:00pm it will show “Legends Never Die: Harold Hunter Tribute,” which was filmed and produced by acclaimed videographer RB Umali.
The Maysles Cinema is located at 343 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th Streets. Click here for ticket info and visit the Maysles Institute’s website for full details.
On Saturday, July 17th, BLK OPS will host a private party and fundraiser in Bed-Stuy that will benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation Camp Woodward Scholarship fund. The party kicks off at 5pm with BBQ on the menu and a $20 charitable donation requested upon entry.
Since this is a private gathering, you’ll need to RSVP for directions if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
In early June, NYC welcomed the Love & Guts Art Show to SoHo’s Red Bull Space for a unique exhibition entitled “Eyes Wide Shut.” Skateboarding’s past and present heroes joined forces for a tribute event that centered around skateboarding’s fallen brothers… including Harold.
Participants included Chad Muska, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Pat Ngoho, Giovanni Reda, Don Pendelton, Dennis McNett, Ivory Serra, Shelter Serra, and Armando Roura.