Rise and shine: Before the football, the turkey and the family feuds get going this Thanksgiving Day, Alcatraz will host the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, commemorating the 1969-71 occupation of the island by Native American activists known as Indians of All Tribes.
An annual event attracting several hundred participants, this year’s Nov. 28 edition will have special meaning, since the Indigenous People’s Day Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz scheduled for Oct. 14 (you know, the holiday formerly known as Columbus Day) was a victim of the government shutdown. The former federal penitentiary site is managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Alcatraz Cruises is providing transportation for the early morning event on Nov. 28, when park facilities will otherwise be closed for Thanksgiving. Boats will depart from San Francisco’s Pier 33 every 15 minutes from 4:45 a.m. to 6 a.m.; all participants in the sunrise gathering must return by the last boat, departing Alcatraz at approximately 8:45 a.m. Tickets are $14 per person, free for children under 5 years old.
Buy tickets online at http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/website/sunrise-gathering.aspx, or call (415) 981-7625, or visit the ticket booth at Pier 33′s Alcatraz Landing. The booth will also open at 4:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, for those who need their door-busting fix early.
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