WEIRD NEWS
07/16/2015 08:15 pm ET | Updated Sep 08, 2015

12 Reasons To Love Nudity And Celebrate NYC Bodypainting Day July 18 (NSFW)

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:

  • 1 It's Free
    Michael Loccisano via Getty Images
    Just come down to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street at 2nd Avenue) on July 18. Full details at Bodypainting Day 2015.
  • 2 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
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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!
  • 7 It's About Body Acceptance
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • 8 It's A Great Way To Meet People
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • 9 You'll Definitely Fit In
    Andy Golub
  • 10 It's Art
    Andy Golub
  • 11 And, of course, The Body Is Beautiful
    Michael Loccisano via Getty Images
  • 12 . . . In All Its Forms
    Buck Wolf

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