The Bay Area’s beloved floral fundraiser, Bouquets to Art, returns this June, celebrating fresh summer florals in conversation with the permanent collection and architecture of the de Young museum.
Press Release: Third Annual Bruce Ettinger Bottle Yacht Regatta at Spreckels Lake, GG Park
Come cheer on the bottle boats on Sunday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Third
Annual Bruce Ettinger Bottle Yacht Regatta hosted by the San Francisco
Model Yacht Club at Spreckels Lake (36th Ave/Fulton Street) in Golden
From a Reader: Roosevelt Middle School’s 5K Run in GG Park
700 students seen running through Golden Gate Park!
‘Looking Back’: Rose Garden
If it was once a well-known fact that roses could not be grown in San Francisco, how is there a flourishing rose garden in Golden Gate Park?
Press Release: The 4-1-1 on 4/20 2023
San Francisco’s legendary 420 celebration will return to Golden Gate Park Thursday, drawing an estimated 20,000 cannabis fans and sparking a citywide effort to ensure the high spirits bring minimal hassles.
Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Arts Studio Still Inspiring Artists After 55 Years
For more than five decades, Sharon Arts Studio has been a serene haven for creative activity that has inspired and produced pieces of art that provide worthy contributions to the art world, as well as highly enriching experiences for people’s lives.
2023 Concert Series at GG Park’s Music Concourse Runs Through November
Free live music will greet listeners in Golden Gate Park once again throughout the majority of 2023. In late February, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced the return of the free live music series at the popular bandshell, with 2023 marking the third series of performances that range from R&B and soul to salsa music.
‘Looking Back’: Sue Bierman Grove
Despite America’s love affair with the automobile after World War II, no freeway directly connected the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge between Hayes Valley and the Presidio, so traffic relied on city streets.
Kehinde Wiley Debuts Ambitious Exhibit at the de Young
“Art should show you something you’ve never seen before.” – Kehinde Wiley
Press Release: Community Event Celebrating Inclusion of People With Disabilities, April 22 in GG Park
Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is excited to announce the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: San Francisco in Golden Gate Park.
Photos: Cal. Academy of Sciences Rock Fund Program
Elementary students from Sunset and Richmond district schools, including Francis Scott Key Elementary, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary, and Claire Lilienthal Elementary and their family members were among the 8,000 visitors treated to a free family night at the California Academy of Sciences, thanks to the museum’s Rock Fund Program which underwrites access for all San Francisco’s school kids through field trips and other activities.
Letter to the Editor: More to the Story – Botanical Garden’s History
The ambience of the redwood grove will be forever impaired by the new fence. Beloved gardens are gone forever. And taxpayers are on the hock for millions to pay bond interest for for these “improvements” as well as for the new $1.1 million fence, advertising and signage. All without a single meeting of local community members taking place!
Great Blue Herons Return to Nests at Stow Lake
Starting April 15, San Francisco Nature Education volunteers will show the herons and their chicks to the public through high-powered spotting scopes. The program runs six Saturdays and concludes May 20.
Press Release: Free Weekends – ‘Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Science’
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence. A grant from Google.org provides eight weekends of free admission and support for vital public programming, including school and youth curriculum.
‘Looking Back’: Spreckels Temple of Music
Claus Spreckels was a German immigrant to the United States. He made his fortune in sugar, including sugar from the Kingdom of Hawaii subject to favorable trade treaties. He paid $75,000 out of the $78,810 construction cost of the bandshell.