EVENTS :: 2018
Please join The Emperor's Bridge Campaign at one of our upcoming events!
Stay tuned for information about this year's historical and cultural offerings — and save the dates of our popular annual celebrations of Emperor Norton's birthday; Empire Day; and the Tannenbaum Toast (see below).
For a listing of previous years' events, click here.
BECOME AN EMISSARY OF THE EMPIRE
Consider joining the Campaign as an Emissary of the Empire. You'll receive a collectible card that will entitle you to admission to all regular ticketed Campaign events for 12 months. To learn more, and to become an 2018 Emissary, click here.
Throughout the year
EMPEROR NORTON AT 200
This is The Emperor's Bridge Campaign's series of exhibits, talks, toasts and other special events to mark the bicentennial of Emperor Norton's birth on 4 February 2018.
For details, participating institutions and sponsors, visit EmperorNortonat200.org.
Friday 27 July
EMPEROR NORTON, FRIEND OF THE CHINESE IMMIGRANT
Presentation by Campaign president John Lumea at U.S.-China Forum San Francisco dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Burlingame Treaty normalizing relations between the United States and China.
Monday 17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Welcoming the 160th Year of the Nortonian Realm
This holiday — inaugurated by the Campaign in 2015 — marks the anniversary of Joshua Norton's declaration of himself and his Empire on 17 September 1859. In 2018, we celebrate the 159th anniversary of the Emperor's reign and bring in the 160th year of his realm.
Friday 28 September
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EMPEROR'S BRIDGE CAMPAIGN
On Thursday 28 September 2013, forty people gathered at a newish Tenderloin bar called Emperor Norton's Boozeland for what — in retrospect — was the launch party for The Emperor's Bridge Campaign. We're turning five!
Sunday 9 December
THE 6th ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST
The Campaign's annual House of Shields holiday party celebrating the legend that it was Emperor Norton who originally called for the great Christmas tree that has stood in San Francisco's Union Square every holiday since 1880.