Vern’s 40th Birthday Party & Video Première TONIGHT


Vern’s 40th Birthday Party and Video Première.

Brannon John Brian Panebianco Nocturnal Skateshop and Kinetic Skateboarding  orga­nized a Birthday Party & Video Première for Vern Laird’s 40th at Tattooed Moms in Philadelphia TONIGHT. It starts at 9! The cast of char­ac­ters that will be out tonight is a lit­tle crazy to think about.


Skatepark of Baltimore Grand Opening Saturday, May 3rd


The skatepark of Baltimore Phase 1 is com­plete and they are cel­e­brat­ing with a grand open­ing this Saturday! Shout out to Stephanie Murdock for all her hard work on this project. press release below:

Skatepark of Baltimore
Grand Opening
(Baltimore, MD) The Skatepark of Baltimore is hold­ing an all-​​day, free grand open­ing event cel­e­brat­ing the com­ple­tion of Phase I of a pub­lic, professionally-​​designed skatepark built at Roosevelt Park in Hampden on May 3, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For the past nine years, the all-​​volunteer non­profit has advo­cated on behalf of the 30,000 skate­board­ers of Baltimore to build a world-​​class, con­crete skatepark in the City of Baltimore. Thanks to its part­ner­ship with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP), the first phase of the skatepark, a 5,000 square foot con­crete bowl and sur­round­ing banks, was com­pleted in February. The nationally-​​recognized firm, Artisan Skateparks, con­structed the skatepark based on local community-​​led designs. Phase I of the $180,000 project was funded by dona­tions made to the orga­ni­za­tion and matched by BCRP. Fundraising for Phases II and III are under­way, with plans to com­plete the entire park by 2016.

Ernest Burkeen, BCRP Director, and Stephanie Murdock, Founder and President of the Skatepark of Baltimore, will lead open­ing remarks for an esti­mated crowd of 1,000 well-​​wishers at 12:30 p.m. Dave Duncan, Pro Skateboarder and voice of World Cup Skateboarding, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the day-​​long event.

Speaking at the cer­e­mony will be mem­bers of the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland State Legislature (District 40) includ­ing State Senator Catherine Pugh, Delegate Shawn Tarrant, and Delegate Barbara Robinson. The cer­e­mony will also be attended by mem­bers of the Baltimore City Council: Bill Henry, District 4, Carl Stokes, District 12, Nick Mosby, District 7, and Mary Pat Clarke, District 14. Representatives of the Office of the Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-​​Blake and the Office of Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will also be in attendance.

The event will fea­ture live music through­out the day and skate demon­stra­tions by local and regional shops includ­ing: AWOL, Charm City, DC Wheels, and Vu Skate Shop. Activities will include a graf­fiti wall and skatepark design work­shops. Refreshments will be avail­able in a beer gar­den serv­ing Flying Dog and food from area merchants.

Founded in 2006, the Skatepark of Baltimore, Inc. is a 501 © 3 non­profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to build­ing a pro­fes­sion­ally cus­tom designed, pub­lic des­ti­na­tion con­crete skatepark at Roosevelt Park in Hampden, a neigh­bor­hood located in north­west­ern Baltimore. The orga­ni­za­tion antic­i­pates that once the park is com­pleted, it will serve as many as 100 youth a day and up to 36,500 a year.



Congrats, Steph and the city of Baltimore on your new skatepark!


First Friday’s at ASA&CS — Matt Gribben of Radlands May 2nd

Vans has teamed up to spon­sor First Friday Shows at the Warehouse more offi­cially known as Alter Street Arts & Cultural Society. The line-​​up looks pretty awe­some and it kicks off tomor­row with Matt Gribben from Radlands along with a Vans/​Radlands lim­ited edi­tion tee that’s gonna be for sale. Check out their stuff…


Beers from Narragansette.


FDR Skatepark Cleanup and Maintenance Day

FDR Cleanup 2014

FDR Skatepark Cleanup and Maintenance Day.

via the FDR Facebook group(s):

We are orga­niz­ing a cleanup and main­te­nance day at FDR skate Park.

For 12PM Sunday, May 4, 2014

It is very impor­tant for all of us to get together and clean our Park this time to look good. In order for us to have and keep a good rela­tion­ship with the FDR Park offi­cials. So we may have some lever­age with them to make demands like keep­ing the car shows out­side of our skatepark and maybe even keep­ing the scoot­ers out.

There is a park wide cleanup sched­uled for May 10th. However on that day when the Park offi­cials roll up on our Park and see that it is already clean. It will make a big impres­sion on them on how we can orga­nize and keep our Park right.

We know all this infor­ma­tion because some skaters have been going to the FDR Park offi­cial meet­ings at the Swedish museum to rep­re­sent the skatepark and skate­board­ers on some of the issues we have there.

I will be bring­ing plenty of extra large heavy-​​duty trash bags and gloves (and beer).

Some of the other items we are prob­a­bly going to need is some push brooms.
Shovels, Rakes.
If some­one has a heavy-​​duty leaf blower that would be awe­some.
A wheel bar­rel to move some of the larger debris would also be very helpful.

We may be patch­ing some holes. So if you have some extra con­crete, tools, or vinyl patch lying around your place or want to buy, bring it down.

Let’s get this shit done and show the Park offi­cials how we orga­nize and han­dle our business!

Shout out to Ricky D. Sr. for nudg­ing me to update!

Vern edit from TAMPA PRO 2014

vern edit tampa pro 2014

Vern sent over his edit from Tampo Pro 2014 for Bones and it’s dope! Action Bronson on the sound track. Edits are on point. Check it out. If you don’t know who Vern is, edu­cate your­self. And while you’re at it pick up his board and tshirt from Surprise Skateboards with a graphic from Mike Stein if you can’t get your local shop to order them!


Philly Warehouse Massacre 2013 this Saturday

philly warehouse massacre 2013

This Saturday is the Annual Halloween Party at the Philly Warehouse spon­sored by Vans! Old Hands, Hang Up to Flat, & McRad (goes on at 9) will be play­ing. 21+, $10=beer+bands+prizes. Costumes Mandatory (my pre­dic­tion, lots of peo­ple dressed as kooks). 1702 Alter St. Saturday October 26th, 2013, 8 til mid­night! Be there or be scared!