Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Sisters relocating Easter party, Hunky Jesus contest to Golden Gate Park

The Sisters at 2003's event. Photo: Marc Geller

The Sisters at 2003’s event. Photo: Marc Geller

The annual Easter party and Hunky Jesus contest held at Dolores Park is hopping over to Golden Gate Park this year.

Due to the renovation work on the public open space that broke ground in early March, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are relocating this year’s bash.

It will take place Sunday, April 20 at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow and located at 50 Overlook Drive). The festivities for children begin at 10 a.m., with the more adult portion of the fun begining at noon and going till 4 p.m.

The theme for the 35th anniversary of the party is “An Emerald Jubilee a ‘Trip’ to…,” which plays off the Wizard of Oz film.

“Easter is upon us yet again but this year we are moving to Golden Gate Park, as Dolores Park is being renovated. All of our usual antics can be expected,” states a message on the Sisters’ website. “This year, in addition to our Easter Bonnet and Hunky Jesus Contests, we are adding Foxy Mary Contest to the bill. Oz costuming encouraged. Bring your blanket, picnic supplies, and join us for a wonderful afternoon of irreverence.”

Due to limited parking in the area, the Sisters are encouraging attendees to take Muni. According to a Facebook post by Sister Phyliss Withe-Litaday, the drag nun group is considering having a shuttle ferry people from the gay Castro district over to the park.

But at this point, “nothing is solidified about transportation,” she noted.

— Matthew S. Bajko, March 20, 2014 @ 12:26 pm PST
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