CYC 2nd Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chinatown, San Francisco
San Francisco 

Join us for another spooktacular event at the 2nd Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival on Saturday, October 29! Waverly Place will be filled with carnival games and arts and crafts (face-painting, tattooing, trick or treat bag decorating, etc.) The event’s Community Partner, Chinatown YMCA will have games and activities for little kids. Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground will have entertainment and a costume contest at the volleyball court, the tennis court will become a Bounce Pit (with inflatable bounce houses, obstacle course, and a Zorb Ball & Track), and the Clubhouse will be transformed into CYC’s infamous Haunted House. Family Fun Pack tickets will be on pre-sale from September 19 – October 26, at the price of 25 tickets for $2.00 – tickets will be sold at the CYC Main Office (1038 Post Street), Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground (830 Sacrament o Street), and the Chinatown YMCA. It will be 25 tickets for $5.00 at the ticket booth on Waverly Place on October 29.

Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waverly Place, San Francisco Chinatown
San Francisco 

CYC Presents Second Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Funded by the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and in partnership with the Chinatown YMCA and the SF Recreation and Parks Department, CYC will hold the Second Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival on Saturday, October 29, from 12 noon to 5:00 pm, on Waverly Place, at the Chinatown YMCA and at Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground and Clubhouse.

Founded in 1970 in response to escalating gang violence in Chinatown and the lack of services to address the issues, CYC provides programs and services to indigent, high-risk and at-risk immigrant Asian and Pacific Islander youth and their families through core programs under six components – Behavioral Health, Community Outreach, Education, Intervention, Leadership Development, and Workforce Development.

OEWD’s purposes for providing funding for neighborhood commercial districts was to establish, enhance, and retain small businesses and microenterprises; to create economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income San Francisco residents; and to strengthen the City’s neighborhood commercial corridors. “We are very excited to once again have the opportunity to bring this Festival into the community,” said CYC Executive Director Sarah Wan. “Our first time holding this event last year was a great success with an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 people participating. We look forward an even more successful festival this year and to continue fulfilling OEWD’s objectives of strengthening and building the capacity of the small businesses in alleys such as Waverly Place and having a signature event that our community’s youth, families, residents and merchants, and visitors will enjoy.”

This year’s event sponsors include Comcast, UPS, Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown, Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs’ Charitable Foundation, and Western Union. There will also be booths from Western Union, Fix-It Team SF, Sing Tao Daily, CYC Seismic Safety Outreach Program to distribute information, resources and promotional items.

Festival events and activities will include: booths for games, arts and crafts, face painting, tattooing, photo spots, and cartoon drawing on Waverly Place. The Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground and Clubhouse will feature a haunted house dubbed the “Haunted Theater of Horrors,” the tennis court will be transformed into the Bounce Pit with inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses, and the volleyball court will have a stage featuring performances, audience participation games and competitions, and a costume contest.

The Chinatown YMCA will have bounce houses, games and arts and crafts for young children ages 4-9 years old, as well as food.

Admission to the Festival is free. Family fun packs will be available for purchase at the festival for $5 per pack of 25 tickets. Tickets are good for all games and attractions.