It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park, but I’m so excited to see their pink popcorn isn’t going anywhere. Fun fact: That pink popcorn is made right here by the Wright Popcorn & Nut Company at 150 Potrero Ave.
I should explain the reason for my excitement is purely nostalgic. Different kids have different things they look forward to at school, whether it’s a field trip, gym class or recess. Me? When I was in elementary school, I looked forward to days when we would all gather in the cafeteria to watch Disney movies played from an olde tyme film projector (I have no idea how this was all possible) — solely because we were each given one of those pink blocks of popcorn goodness.
Speaking of elementary school, here’s a save the date alert: Be at Marshall Elementary School at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23. Why? The community needs your help designing a potential new park at 17th and Folsom Streets. I don’t know if they originally paved paradise to put up that parking lot, but the opposite, quite literally, is about to happen.
Before you start gearing up for the long holiday weekend, don’t forget BART will be running on a Saturday schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. The biggest thing you’ll have to keep in mind is if you miss that Sunday night midnight train, you’ll be camping out until 6 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. on Monday.
Actually, for tips on camping out on public transit, take a page from this person who’s totally hidden in plain view on a Muni light rail train. It can get chilly in there, after all.