YEAR OF THE HORSE  JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 16, 2014
LUNAR YEAR 4712


January 25
Saturday 10:30 am
Southwest Airlines Mini-Procession & Ribbon Cutting
Grant Avenue from California to Pacific Avenue.
FREE
Come help us kick off the new year with a procession that gives a taste of what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring. The procession begins at historic St. Mary’s Square, follows the original parade route down Grant Avenue, and proceeds to the Flower Fair’s main stage on Washington below Grant. The procession will include lion dancers, giant walking puppets, costumed stilt walkers, drummers and dancers. Following the procession, the City dignitaries will join honored guests in officially opening the Festival with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
January 25-26
Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
Chinese New Year Flower Fair
Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway, Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton, Jackson & Washington Streets from Kearny to Stockton
FREE
Come help us kick off the new year with a procession that gives a taste of what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring. The procession begins at historic St. Mary’s Square, follows the original parade route down Grant Avenue, and proceeds to the Flower Fair’s main stage on Washington below Grant. The procession will include lion dancers, giant walking puppets, costumed stilt walkers, drummers and dancers. Following the procession, the City dignitaries will join honored guests in officially opening the Festival with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
January 31
Friday
Chinese New Year Day
(No events scheduled on this day)
February 8
Saturday 7:30pm
Miss Chinatown U.S.A Pageant
Palace of Fine Arts Theater
3301 Lyon Street @ Bay, San Francisco
$35, $45, $65
Tickets ($35, $45, $65) available at:

East West Bank
900 Kearny St. San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 397-8988
M-Thu 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm

Washington Bakery
733 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 937-3232 Mon-Sun 10am-8pm.

For more information, contact Chinese Chamber of Commerce: (415) 982-3000

For over 60 years, young women from throughout the United States have come to San Francisco to compete for prizes and scholarships in the annual Miss Chinatown USA Pageant. The winners will become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community throughout the new year.
February 8
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Chinese Chamber of Commerce/Southwest Airlines
Basketball Jamboree
Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center
Mason & Washington Street, San Francisco
Contact: Kenny Lee 415 291-7900 or hoopsterslee@gmail.com
Chinese New Year will kick off the Year of the Horse with six exciting basketball games. The kids on the teams are from the San Francisco Middle Schools and the greater San Francisco Chinese-American communities. This popular basketball jamboree is celebrating its 21th year! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a great day of fun and slam dunk moments!
February 9
Sunday 8:00 am start
Registration: 7:00 am

Chinese Chamber of Commerce/
Chinatown YMCA 10K/5K/Walk
Contact: 415 576-9622 achu@ymcasf.org


The Chinatown YMCA will hold their 36nd annual “Chinese New Year Run” on Sunday, February 9th at 8:00a.m. Presented by the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce, this scenic route starts at Sacramento and Grant, winds its way through Chinatown and North Beach, and finishes on Kearny near Portsmouth Square. Registration info: www.ymcasf.org/Chinatown. You may also call 415 576-9622 to request a registration form and get race details. Registration includes a T-shirt and finish line goodies for all runners, as well as random prizes and a raffle.
February 14
Friday
6:00pm No Host Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
8:30 pm Dancing until midnight
Harrah's Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Coronation Ball
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
Tickets: 415 982-3000
$150
The newly selected Miss Chinatown USA and her court will be crowned at the annual Harrah's Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Coronation Ball. The black tie dinner/dance, attended by many community leaders, promises to be a highlight of the Lunar New Year festivities.
February 15
Saturday 5:15pm-8:00pm
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade
Market and Second Street to Kearny and Jackson
Location of bleachers: Kearny Street (between Sacramento & California and between Pine & Bush)
(415) 340-3055 or (415) 982-3071

Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the grandest night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Parade highlights include elaborate floats, lion dancers, folk dancers, costumed elementary school groups, marching bands, stilt walkers, Chinese acrobats, and a 268 foot long Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung.”) Note: Parade will also be televised live on KTVU Fox 2 and KTSF 26 (Chinese broadcast) 6-8pm.

February 15-16
Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Chinese New Year Community Street Fair
Grant Avenue from California to Broadway St.
Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton
Washington and Jackson Streets from Kearny to Stockton
Free
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s exhilarating Chinatown during one of the community’s most exciting times of the year. You will find over 80 booths and concessions making this a shopper's paradise. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce has planned activities and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington St. below Grant Ave. Make sure you get a family photo with the giant puppets and other memorable artifacts from the Parade!



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