Sunday January 8th 2012 is the 132nd Anniversary of the death of our beloved Emperor Joshua A. Norton; and to commemorate our fallen leader we plan a celebratory jaunt through the streets of San Francisco.
The Itinerary: -Meet at the Powell Street Cable Turn Around on Market Street at Noon. -Ride the Cable Car to the Cable Car Museum and Lunch -Lunch at the Café Gallery -Explore the Cable Car Museum -Leisurely walk through Chinatown to Old Saint Mary’s to pay our respects to Norton. -Coffee shop for tea or coffee
We’ll be meeting at the Powel Street Cable Car Turn Around on Market Street at Noon and head out to lunch and the museum at 12:30pm. Cable car rides are $5 (free if you have a muni pass) or alternately you can walk up (its not far)
-We’ll be having lunch at the Gallery Café, a small café across the street from the Cable Car Museum, serving hot drinks and good food. Next we’ll head over to the Cable Care Museum (FREE) and see the wonders that keep the Cable Cars moving.
-Eventually when we are ready, we’ll head out to the spot our Emperor fell, Grant and California in front of Old St. Mary’s.
-Those willing and wanting we’ll head to a coffee shop for a hot drink. Location of this will be decided on the date (we’re trying for a cheaper place than last year, possibly Bread and Cocoa)
Last year we had about 15 people who showed up which was great. The Café Gallery isn’t huge, but it fit us all, if we end up having more folks we may have to divide up a bit but shouldn’t be a problem. This is a fairly open ended event, just a simple outing for the steampunk community. A great chance to show off new steam finery gotten over the holidays or at Dickens The days event are fairly fluid, so if you can’t make it to the meet up at Powell you can meet us up at the Café or Museum. Being a steampunk event, please come in your steamy/diesely/Victorian/dandy/whatever finery, or you can say screw it, I just woke up and just show up.