RICHMOND KICK OFF
Craneway Pavilion – Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
10:30am – 5:00pm
HUNTERS POINT GATHERING
EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park – Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
12:30pm – 3:30pm
CHINA CAMP CELEBRATION
China Camp – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Retracing the forgotten history of Chinese shrimp
fishing around San Francisco Bay
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Join us for three unique and exciting public programs as Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles retraces the forgotten history of Chinese shrimp fishing in San Francisco Bay, through sailings on the Grace Quan, a 43-foot replica of a 19th century Chinese shrimp junk, to former Chinese shrimping sites around the Bay.
An interdisciplinary team of visual, sound, and media artists led by CW Director Rene Yung will chronicle the sails, along with historical ecologists from the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and John C. Muir, archaeologist and Curator of Small Craft at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, who led the building of the Park’s Grace Quan, will be her skipper. The project will culminate in a transmedia art installation at the Maritime Park in 2015.
Mark your calendar for these one-of-a-kind public programs that connect local sites to the larger history of Chinese shrimp fishing in the Bay. Each will be a distinct, unforgettable experience!
Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles is made possible by generous support from the Creative Work Fund, with additional support from the Center for Cultural Innovation and individual donors like you. We are a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists. Visit www.theintersection.org.
KICK OFF EVENT
Enjoy a fun and educational day at our kick off event at the magnificent Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond waterfront on September 6, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dockside tours of the Grace Quan* (boat will be docked, this is not a sailing)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Visit the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park located in the same complex, or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the breath-taking waterfront view
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Public program in Craneway:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dockside tours of Grace Quan* (boat will be docked, this is not a sailing)
*First come first served on boat tours
In partnership with Craneway Pavilion, Richmond Museum of History, and San Francisco Estuary Institute
Join us for a nourishing community program on September 13, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM, at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, a hidden urban gem at a thriving salt marsh in San Francisco’s India Basin.
In partnership with the Bayview Historical Society, Aquarium of the Bay, and EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
Celebrate the conclusion of the two-week expedition with us on September 14, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at China Camp Village, the only remaining historic site of the former Chinese shrimping camps around the Bay.
Bring a picnic for a perfect wrap up to a magical afternoon in this bayside haven.
In partnership with Friends of China Camp