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Chinese New Year Party in SF

On Saturday, March 3rd please join the MSU Alumni Group to help Celebrate the New Chinese Year with a Parade to be held in Chinatown in San Francisco. We will begin the day at 4pm at the San Francisco Brewing Co. on 155 Columbus Ave. in the City. From there we will head over to Chinatown to see some of the Chinatown Community Street Fair, where we will experience the sights and sounds of Chinatown, with Chinese cultural arts such as lantern and kite making, calligraphy, fine arts demonstrations, folk dance, and puppet shows.

Chinese New Year is a two week spring festival celebrated for over 5,000 years in China. The San Francisco Chinese New Year celebration originated in the 1860’s during the Gold Rush days and is now the largest Asian event in North America as well as the largest general market event in Northern California.

Named one of the world’s top ten parades, The Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. Over 100 units will participate in the parade, many of the floats and specialty units will feature the theme of this year’s Chinese sign, the Pig/Boar.

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar New Year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. Some of the parade highlights include elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and the Golden Dragon. The Golden Dragon is over 201 feet long and is always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers!

If you are interested in coming to the Parade, please RSVP by posting a string to this event or you can email Scott Chinoski to let me know that you are coming. Hope to see you there!

PS: Please try and make sure to wear some MSU apparel as we will try to get a very good shot to submit to the Alumni Magazine because of the uniqueness of this event.

Chinatown SF Info

Golf, “Pick-up” Sunday

This is going to be an ongoing event where we will reserve several foursomes at one golf course in the Bay Area once every few weeks. Anyone of all skill levels are invited to come out and enjoy the morning golfing and meeting fellow MSU Alums. The course will be set up in advance, and it is first come first serve for the spots. However, if the turnout is good, then we can always reserve more foursomes in the future. The courses will be chosen mostly on value and difficulty. So we will not be spending a ton of money on golf, however, we will also not play any $30 “muni-courses” either. Also, I do not know where all of the courses are in the Bay Area, so if you have any suggestions, I am definitely open to places to go.

Please email Scott Chinoski by February 18th to reserve a spot 1st Outing: Crystal Springs Golf Course- Tee times in the morning and TBD based on interest and number of players. Weather and conditions permitting.

Crystal Springs Golf Course
(650) 342-0603
6650 Golf Course Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010

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