Keep NYC Skateboarding is a benefit event motivated to keep disadvantaged youth skating by collecting old, still ride-able skateboards. They’re joined by Boards For Bros, an organization that specializes in giving skateboards to kids who can’t afford them, along with sponsor The Harold Hunter Foundation, which is known for helping youth gain access to skateboarding in a major way (all in the name of legendary NYC skateboarder Harold Hunter). Also joining the fun will be the talented artist Leon Karssen, known for his artwork that deals with skateboarding (which can be seen via several skateboarding companies).
Keep NYC Skateboarding‘s main goal as a benefit event is to motivate the skateboarding community to donate old gear, making sure kids who can’t afford skateboards can have access to them. The even will also offer each person who donates a chance to win gifts from The Harold Hunter Foundation and Leon Karseen via raffles. The event also brings together some great musical talent, led by Ben Robey from legendary group Ninjasonik, Black Punk (with frontman Black Dave), Chinatown duo Blahsum, hardcore Punkers Almost Aimless, Necrotic Society and the up-and-coming all-girl band Jigsaw Youth.
This event should be something special. Check it out for yourself Sunday, July 16th, from 3 to 9pm at Lucky 13 Saloon. More info can be found here.