For February’s TFTATFW (The First Thursday After The First Wednesday) event, and to mark the lunar new year, the Bridgemen and 50-Plus will be exploring some tasty, fun and educational sites in San Francisco’s bustling, historic Chinatown!
Space will be limited, so RSVP early and only if you’re 100% COMMITTED to attending. Also…PLEASE DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS EVENT UNDER *BOTH* BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS!
NOTE: We will visit three locations and walk to each one. The first and second locations are about 2 blocks apart. The second and third locations are about 4 blocks apart. There is a slight hill with an estimated elevation gain of about 135 feet.
1) We will begin our day with lunch at Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant at 839 Kearny Street. We’ll enjoy a tasty family-style Chinese meal together and then go from there.
2) After lunch, we will walk a couple of blocks up to 56 Ross Alley and take a quick tour of the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. The fortune cookie was reportedly first served in San Francisco at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park around the turn of the 20th century. We’ll see how they’re made and taste some samples.
3) Lastly, we’ll walk a few more blocks up to the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) Museum at 965 Clay Street. Housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed site of the former Chinatown YWCA, the CHSA is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. There we will take a docent-led tour starting at 2 PM and learn about the rich, enduring legacy of this amazing culture.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]