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Chinatown Fridays & Sunset Sundays

Weekly recurring dinners where people can come eat, drink, meet new friends, and support small restaurants in Chinatown and the Sunset. 

Chinatown Fridays is where it all began: what started as a casual hangout after our safety patrols in Chinatown has become our flagshipprogram. Over time, we recognized that safety patrols were not a long term solution for mitigating crime in Chinatown, and we wanted to create a positive event that would bring lasting, positive change. 
 

H(API) Hour

What's for Lunch?

H(API) Hour was originally created by San Francisco's City Attorney David Chiu and 7 others decades ago to bring together young Asian professionals living in the city. We are excited to revive this event series as a way to support the #StopAsianHate movement and bring attention to young Asian activists!

This event will take place at an Asian-owned bar located within the San Francisco city limits. Come out and bring your friends to learn more about how to become more civically engaged as a community leader.

Supper Together Series

Chinatown Supper Together & Sunset Supper Together

In partnership with TogetherSF, we run a half-day tour that takes people off the beaten path in Chinatown and the Sunset. Our interactive stops focus on historical, creative, and culminate in a yummy dinner. 

Sample itinerary from 5/21/22

  1. A talk by Roger Pincombe and Alice Chu, the new owners of the historic Great Star Theater

  2. A photo exhibition by Zabrina Deng celebrating the women of Chinatown;

  3. A performance by rapper and filmmaker Son of Paper, and

  4. Dinner at G&Y Bakery, a newly opened Hong Kong-style restaurant.  

We share stories and food of local AAPI owned restaurants with busy working professionals (right in YOUR office!) who want to support small AAPI-owned restaurants with their colleagues. We’ll help you choose the restaurant, order and pick up the food, and give a presentation about the featured restaurant and our community work. If you or your company is interested in partnering with us, please reach out at hello@dearcommunity.org

Introducing in 2022

Dear Japantown

We’re branching out to new neighborhoods this year, and are thrilled to introduce people to the awesome local businesses of Japantown through our curated merchant tour.