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All Aboard for July 23 Wall Dedication Ceremony at Angel Island State Park

Thank you for all the donations that made the Immigrant Heritage Wall a reality. For generations to come, this wall will serve as a reminder of the perseverance of our immigrant ancestors and the contributions they made to building a better America.  Please download this flyer to share with friends and family.


Here are some key points to help you plan your trip to the dedication ceremony.

WHAT:  Dedication the Immigrant Heritage Wall at Angel Island Immigration Station

WHERE:  Angel Island State Park

WHEN:  Saturday, July 23,2011.  Main Program: 11.am. to 12:00 p.m.  Cultural performances and free self-guided tours of the Immigration Museum will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHO:  Key speakers on the program include the following:

Rep. Lynn Woolsey,  Assembly member Paul Fong, California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman, and Buck Gee, President of the AIISF Board of Directors

Cultural performers include the following:  Charlie Chin, singer and story teller; Francis Wong, musician and composer; Sinag-tala, a Filipino folk  dance group; Tai Chi/Qi Gong demonstration; Art exhibit showcasing artworks from Cynthia Tom and Flo Oy Wong and more.

The Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights will present two discussion workshops linking Angel Island's history with contemporary immigration issues.

The seating will be festival style on grass, so please bring portable chairs and blankets. Please pick up your trash.

WHY:  The Immigrant Heritage Wall was created through the donations of over 600 individuals, and over 350 immigrants are honored on the plaques.  Many of the Chinese and Asian immigrants were among thousands detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910 and 1940 during the era of racially discriminatory immigration laws.

HOW TO TRAVEL TO ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK AND THE IMMIGRATION STATION

Ferry: San Francisco, Pier 41 to Angel Island, Blue and Gold Fleet
There will be a limited discounted ferry run for 9:15 a.m. leaving from Pier 41 in San Francisco. The discounted round trip ferry ride from SF will be $10 for all riders (kids 5 and under are free).  Tickets are available online through Blue and Gold Fleet or at their box office at Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf.  To purchase tickets online, click on the buy tickets now link and then click on Centennial link located on the left sidebar.

If you miss out on the discounted tickets for the 9:15 a.m. ferry, there will be a regularly scheduled 9:45 a.m. ferry available ($16 for adults; lower for seniors and children). You will still make it to the island in time for the ceremony.

Return Ferry: Angel Island to San Francisco, Pier 41
There will be return ferries to San Francisco at 12:25pm, 3:20 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.  Please plan accordingly.

Ferry: Alameda/Oakland or Vallejo to Angel Island
Ferries are available from Alameda/Oakland and Vallejo.  Please check Blue and Gold Fleet website for their weekend schedule and plan accordingly.

Ferry: Tiburon to Angel Island, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry
The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry will have discounted round trip tickets at $10.50 for adults (ages 13 and over), $9.50 for children (ages 6 -12) and $3.50 for small children (ages 3 – 5).  Bicycles are $1.00.  There will be no advance ticket sales; please line up at the dock and purchase your ticket before boarding. The first ferry will be at 9:00 a.m., with service every hour on the hour. Return ferries are every hour at 20 minutes after the hour until 5:20 p.m.

Parking
Parking in San Francisco is limited. There are various lots around Pier 41 but the closest parking lot to the Blue and Gold Ferry is the Pier 39 lot.  The cost is around $35 for the day.  In Tiburon, there are various parking lots located all along Tiburon Blvd a few blocks from the ferry terminal. The price varies from around $5 -$15 for the day.

Shuttle/Tram Service on Angel Island

The Angel Island Company will offer a special discount rate of $3.00 round-trip on tram rides between Ayala Cove and the Immigration Station for seniors.  All other passengers will be charged the regular rate of $5.00 round-trip. Tram tickets will be sold on the Blue and Gold Fleet on the 9:15 a.m. run from Pier 41, and riders will be issued wrist bands to allow you to board the tram. Tram tickets may also be purchased at the Angel Island Café at Ayala Cove.

Trams will leave from the Angel Island Cafe at Ayala Cove every 20 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hiking
The Immigration Station is located 1.5 miles from Ayala Cove.  You can walk to the Immigration Station or take the Angel Island tram.

Lunch on Angel Island
The Angel Island Company will offer bag lunches for advance purchase for $12.00. Bag lunches must be ordered and paid for by July 19. To order bag lunches, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In the email, please include: name, phone number, menu choice, and how many. (No substitutions, please). You will be called back to process your credit card information securely over the phone. Please email any questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Pre-paid lunches will be available at the US Immigration Station. Bag lunches will not be available for purchase on the day of the event; however the Cove Café in Ayala Cove will be open 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

$12 Bag lunch options:
1. East Garrison Lunch
Roasted Turkey with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pimentón Aioli on a Ciabatta
Regular Potato Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Crystal Geyser Bottled Water

2. Alcatraz Veggie Lunch
Wrap with Hummus, Yogurt Sauce, Roasted Peppers, Artichokes, Lettuce, Tomatoes Regular Potato Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Crystal Geyser Bottled Water

3. Ayala Cove Fried Chicken Lunch
2 piece Crispy Fried Chicken
Potato Salad
Buttermilk Biscuit
Crystal Geyser Bottled Water

Dinner in San Francisco
For those of you who are holding family reunions that day, we have made arrangements with the Four Seas Restaurant for an evening banquet ($250 for 10 people).  Please call Sara at 415-989-8188 to make your reservation.

Finally, we wish to thank our partner the California State Parks and the staff and volunteers at the Angel Island Immigration Station.  We also want to acknowledge our co-sponsors: Angel Island Company; Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry; Blue & Gold Fleet and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of AIISF.

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