There are some exciting events coming soon, very diverse in their agenda but you know what’s in common.
This Saturday, Jersey Shore’s Sandy Hook beach will see Tacoboy’s Annual Beachfest (check for my review from last summer). This potluck party attracts a fun crowd, many of whom are also participants of Burning Man festival, so expect the beautiful Sandy Hook beach to become more even vivid and festive than usual!
On Sunday, there will be another ‘burner’-inspired event but right in New York City, at DL Rooftop in East Village to be precise – I Feel… Pirates Beach. I’ve been to this venue before and it seems perfect for this kind of event, as it’s styled as a tropical paradise (as much as you can do it Downtown Manhattan). Their Facebook page says re ‘Dress code: Imagine you’re on a tropical beach with sexy pirates. Be a mermaid, an Islander, Nudist, Blackbeard, Morgan, Sparrow, Pirate/Pirate maiden, Gypsy, Victorian…. Use your imagination… Creative attire encouraged!’ So, as my friend from Vita Nuda puts it, it is a nude-friendly event.
New York will also see what surely has to be a stunning modern dance performance by my favourite troupe Pilobolus on multiple dates in July and August at Joyce Theatre. Yes, you got it right, the dancers will be naked at least in one of the episodes. I loved their show last year, their Gnomen is probably my favourite modern dance act so far. So of course I got even more excited when one of the dancers commented via facebook that he’d be wearing ‘less clothes than this photo [below].’
It does say at Joyce theatre website that ‘the program [A] contains nudity’ (though this could still mean more than no clothing). Let’s see if I get a new favourite dance show on my list!
OK, so that you don’t think I am totally US-East-Coast-biased, here is a unique event that London Zoo is hosting on the 15th of August: ‘Streak for Tigers’ – turn Englishmen’s favourite misdemeanour to a good cause! Zoological Society of London wants “300 supporters to strip off and bare all for tigers and streak around ZSL London Zoo! With only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, this event will hopefully not only raise much needed funds for ZSL, but it will also highlight and raise the profile of the drastic work that needs to be done in order to save the Sumatran tiger.” London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo, so I guess it’s going to be pretty much a historic event. I ran in a fundraiser race for Wildlife Conservation Society in the Bronx Zoo, but I could only wish we’d show our wild animal side there… I hope at least one of my friends in London will go, so we can get a first-hand report!
Then there is Burning Man, of course, which I am going to miss this year, but many people I know are going, including my burner friends AJ (the one who got his ticket thanks to me and this blog) and Niko, fellow blogger Brenton and an entire Naked Village organised by Vita Nuda group.
For those who have missed the World Naked Bike Ride in NYC or other cities in Northern Hemisphere, there is another chance in Philadelphia – Philly Naked Bike Ride is on Sunday, the 25th of August.
Finally, while on the naked trail race in Pennsylvania at Sunny Rest resort, I was reminded about the Naked Volleyball Super Bowl at another naturist resort in PA, White Thorn Lodge on the weekend after Labor Day (i.e., 6-8 September this year). It is a very big event that attracts even pro players! The lodge also offer great deals for the week and weekend, so it sounds like one of the best naturist vacations you can get! How about getting a team for αctive Naturists? Let me know if you are interested!