Come join AAAYA NorCal for a Lunar New Year dim sum brunch and/or Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, February 27th.

The day will start at 1:00pm with a no-host dim sum brunch at City View Restaurant (662 Commercial Street near Kearny St., tel: (415) 398-2838  map) in downtown San Francisco, just 2 blocks from Chinatown.  For details about the restaurant, see www.yelp.com/biz/city-view-restaurant-san-francisco.

For brunch reservations email Kristina Yee (AAAYA NorCal Lunar New Year 2010 event chair)  as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, Feburary 24th at (click here to reveal email address) with your contact info and the names of the brunch attendees.  Please put “Lunar New Year Brunch” in the email subject line.

After brunch, we will spend the next couple of hours meandering through Chinatown and staking out a good spot from which to watch the famous Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year parade — voted one of the top 10 parades in the US. See more about the parade at: www.chineseparade.com

For those interested, there are bleacher seats available for $30 each.  Otherwise, the parade is free.

If there is enough interest, we can order bleacher seats as a group for a 10% discount.  If you would like to purchase a seat, please contact Kristina Yee at (click here to reveal email address) as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday, February 21st.  Please put “Lunar New Year Bleacher Seats” in the email subject line.

The parade starts at 5:15pm, and ends at 8pm.  The bleacher seats are located on Kearny Street (map), either between Bush and Pine Streets or Post and Sutter Streets.

Notes:
— Folks are welcome to join the group for just brunch.
— For those who would like to meet up for just the parade, note that it will be difficult to meet up with any latecomers once we leave the dim sum restaurant @3pm.
— The restaurant and parade are accessible via public transportation.
— Parking may be difficult, unless you get there very early, or park off the beaten track away from Chinatown.
— Please dress comfortably as it is expected that you will be doing quite a bit of walking/standing over the course of the day. It may also get cold, so bringing an extra layer is advisable.
— The parade is not recommended for small children or pets as it will be crowded and loud.

For more information, please contact Kristina Yee (AAAYA NorCal Lunar New Year 2010 event chair) at (click here to reveal email address) and put “Lunar New Year” in the email subject line.