Emperor Norton’s 199th Birthday Party is Tonight!

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From the awesome mural at Emperor Norton’s Boozeland

You probably know that I’m a big fan of Emperor Norton by now. He was SF’s original eccentric weirdo and was much loved by the City’s residents. I wrote about my love for him and for Emperor Norton’s Boozeland right here.

Well it appears that it’s Emperor Norton’s 199th birthday and The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign is throwing him a party.

You can RSVP to the FB event right here. All the details are below:


At The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign, we always do our research. And our research makes us 99.9% certain that Joshua Abraham Norton — the future Emperor Norton — was born on 4 February 1818.

We’ve made it our custom to celebrate the Emperor’s birthday every year with a party and cake.

This year, Emperor Norton turns 199 — so, with apologies to Prince…

Please join your fellow citizens of the Empire to…

A Party in Salute of Emperor Norton’s 199th Birthday

Saturday 4 February 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Emperor Norton’s Boozeland
510 Larkin Street (at Turk)
San Francisco

Public toast at 7:30 p.m.

Birthday cake for all

Emperor Norton (by Joseph Amster)
in attendance

Cash bar


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We’ll be surrounded by the wonderful collection of Emperor-themed art that our good friends at Boozeland have assembled in the years since the Campaign held its launch party there in September 2013.

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