Community Stories

A joyous start to summer in Chinatown

We were delighted and honored to welcome the Chinatown community to our annual “Summer on Waverly” this past Saturday, with games and activities for the entire family. This year’s tricycle obstacle course and carnival games were a big hit, as were our parent-child art projects at the newly-opened Rose Pak station and (for older kids) virtual reality games at the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Clubhouse.

Mayor London Breed recently recognized “Summer on Waverly” as the first of a series of marquee cultural events and family activities this summer and fall in Chinatown to attract residents and visitors to the neighborhood and strengthen its economic recovery. Noted CYC Executive Director Sarah Wan, “Chinatown has historically been a neighborhood built on resiliency. I remember how quiet these streets were during the pandemic, and flash forward to today, the neighborhood is bustling again as it used to. We’re glad to see Mayor Breed continue to invest in Chinatown, and CYC is proud to partner with her and play a vital role in keeping Chinatown vibrant.”

We’re grateful to our sponsors and to the Chinatown community for helping make this year’s event extra special, and extra memorable.