You are invited to march with API Equality-LA in the 116th Annual Golden Dragon Parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join us as we welcome the Year of the Ram and provide an LGBT presence at Chinatown’s largest celebration! As the only LGBT contingent in the Golden Dragon Parade, we will march together to show that our movement for equality and the fair treatment for LGBT individuals is stronger than ever!
Assemble at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015. During the pre-parade assembly, we will provide limited quantities of sandwiches and bottled water, give instructions, and distribute shirts and parade materials, so please come early! The parade steps off at 1:00 PM.
Courtyard of the Hall of Records, located at 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA. The courtyard is located on Hill St., just south of Temple St.
If you arrive after 12:45 PM, proceed directly to the staging area on Hill St. between Temple St. and Cesar E. Chavez Bl. and ask for the API Equality-LA unit or look for our red t-shirts.
Public parking is available for a fee at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, located at 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012. Other commercial parking lots are also available near City Hall and Olivera Street.
Our meeting location is also easily accessible using the Metro Red Line. Exit at the Civic Center station and walk a half block up Hill St. to the courtyard behind the Los Angeles County Hall of Records.
We ask that you wear API Equality-LA shirts for the entire duration of the parade for a uniform look and presentation of our unit. If you do not already have one, you may get one for a suggested donation of $5 at the parade meeting location. If you are coming with an organization or group, you are encouraged to bring your organizational banner and carry it during the parade.
To preserve the celebratory nature of the parade, all units are subject to the parade rules set by the event organizers. We ask that you observe these rules at all times for the safety and well-being of all parade-goers. Please refrain from throwing or handing out any objects or literature to people along the parade route, carrying signs or wearing any clothing with a political message, engaging in any conduct that endangers the safety of parade-goers or casts a negative light on API Equality-LA or the event organizers. By marching with API Equality-LA, participants agree to observe the parade rules as requested by the event organizers and API Equality-LA’s parade committee.
Post-Parade Annual Lunar New Year Banquet
After the parade, you are also invited to join us at API Equality-LA’s annual post-parade Lunar New Year Banquet, which will be held in Chinatown. Exact location is TBD.
For general questions, please contact Asad Haider at email@example.com | 213-580-1800
PLEASE RSVP HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/3NRge1gujE
Lunar New Year Banquet
Following the parade, join us as we cap off the day’s festivities with our Annual Lunar New Year Banquet!
Saturday, February 21
Paid parking is available right next to the restaurant on Bernard and Broadway
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Assorted Seafood Soup
Sautéed Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
Crispy Deep Fried Chicken
Pork Chop with Peking Sauce
Fried Whole Fish with Special Sauce
Yang Chow Fried Rice
Almond Tofu (Dessert)
Ticket Purchase Options
Current API Equality-LA Members receive a discounted entry
Current Members: $25
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Membership and Ticket Bundle: $65
Students, Seniors, and Low-Income individuals receive a special rate
No physical tickets will be issued. Attendees must provide name at the door.
ALL RSVPs MUST BE PREPAID TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT — NO EXCEPTIONS.
All major credit cards will be accepted at the door in the unlikely event space is still available.
Vegetarian option available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For questions or more information please contact us at (213) 580-1800, or email Asad firstname.lastname@example.org
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