12 Reasons To Love Nudity & Celebrate NYC Bodypainting Day July 18th, 2015

12 Reasons To Love Nudity And Celebrate NYC Bodypainting Day July 18th (rain date: 19th)

 

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You don't have to strip down to your birthday suit to celebrate NYC Bodypainting Day, but it's something you might want to consider. Here's why:

  • It's Free

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Just come down to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street at 2nd Avenue) on July 18. Full details at Bodypainting Day 2015.

  • All Are Welcome

    © Andy Golub

You can volunteer to be a model, artist, volunteer or just enjoy the show.

  • 3 People Of All Races And Colors Will Be All Colors

    © Andy Golub
  • It's Clothing Optional (Sort Of)

    © Andy Golub

If you want to model, you have to take it all off. But if you just want to enjoy the show, you'll need to put something on. Your choice.

  • It's A Great Way To Enjoy New York City

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Once the models are painted, they'll parade from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th and 2nd Avenue) to the United Nations.

  • 6 It's About Free Artistic Expression

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Artist Andy Golub didn't change New York City nudity laws, but he did influence how they were enforced. If you're naked in a public space because you're creating art, it's legal. Thanks, Andy!

  • It's About Body Acceptance

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  • It's A Great Way To Meet People

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  • You'll Definitely Fit In

    © Andy Golub
  • 10  It's Art

    © Andy Golub
  • 11  And, of course, The Body Is Beautiful

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  • 12. . . In All Its Forms

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