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SF’s Newest Street Unveiling “Tony Bennett Way”

Celebrate “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” singer with huge block party and celebration
By - posted 5/30/2018 No Comment

San Francisco’s singing ambassador, Tony Bennett, himself, will unveil his honorary street sign on Saturday, June 2nd in front of the storied Fairmont Hotel where his first public performance of the iconic classic “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” took place in December 1961.

From Noon – 3pm on June 2, a free-and-open-to-the-public block party with food, music, big-band dancing and a special interactive “Heart Salute” to the legendary crooner will take place on the 900 block of Mason Street (between California and Sacramento), hitherto to be known as Tony Bennett Way.

Tony Bennett Way “Block Party” and Street Sign Unveiling
Saturday, June 2, 2018 | Noon
Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St., SF

  • Climb halfway to the stars” for family-friendly fun atop Nob Hill
  • Show the world that San Francisco has heart and be part of a historic photo op
  • At 1:15pm, attendees will honor Tony with heart-shaped hand gestures.
  • At 2pm, Tony himself will unveil his sign

What better way to celebrate our city’s ambassador and his signature song along all with all who have left their in San Francisco?

Scheduled to be on-hand for the event are U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Italian Consul General Lorenzo Ortona and San Francisco Director of Protocol Charlotte Shultz among other dignitaries.  Liam Mayclem, KCBS Radio’s “Foodie Chap”, will emcee the event.  Providing entertainment will be the Cosmo Alley Cats, Accordionist Suzanne Ramsey, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and The Dick Bright Orchestra. Shawna Ferris from Beach Blanket Babylon will lead the crowd in a sing-a-long of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”