San Francisco Nature Education starts the new family birding program for kids ages 7-12 and their parents or guardians on Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.
‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharoahs’ Exhibition Relives History at de Young Museum
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco presents the exclusive West Coast presentation of the international touring exhibition “Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs.” Touted as a “once-in-a-lifetime installation” is now on display at the de Young Museum. The exhibition will run until February, 2023.
Letter to the Editor: Polo Field Concrete Slab a Shame
Parks are places for grass, trees, bushes and plants. not massive concrete slabs.
‘Looking Back’: Pioneer Log Cabin
The Pioneer Log Cabin near Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park was dedicated in 1911. It is still in great shape because it is made of interlocking unpeeled redwood logs. Redwood is resistant to both insects and rot if water is not left to collect on it.
City Paves West End of Polo Field in Golden Gate Park
Anyone using or walking past the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park recently has probably noticed that the west end of the field is now encased in a huge slab of concrete.
Outside Lands, Day 3. Aug. 7, 2022
Outside Lands, Day 3 photos, Aug. 7, 2022.
Press Release: Flower Piano Returns to the Botanical Garden in September
In the final days of summer and for the seventh time since 2015, Flower Piano will once again transform San Francisco Botanical Garden into the city’s own alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen.
Outside Lands, Day 1. Aug. 5, 2022
Photos from day 1 of the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. Aug. 5, 2022.
Press Release: Transportation Options for Outside Lands Concert
SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for
Weekend of Saturday, Aug, 6, 202
Commentary: Paul Kozakiewicz
The process of closing park roads was done with the verbal order of Phil Ginsburg, the general manager of the SF Recreation and Park Department, who was granted that authority under the city charter in the late 1800s.
De Young Exhibit Features ‘Transformative’ Artist Faith Ringgold
Artist Faith Ringgold, 91, was rejected by the art world countless times. Being an African American woman, who boldly confronted subjects like racism, slavery, violence and inequality in her prolific body of work, made the establishment uncomfortable.
‘Looking Back’: Alvord Lake
Alvord Lake Bridge is a single arch, 64 feet wide with a 29-foot-long span. Built in 1889, it is the oldest known reinforced concrete bridge built in the United States. The bridge’s concrete was reinforced by Ransome with square steel bars twisted “cold,” at room temperature while the steel is solid, not molten.
Letter to the Editor: Concrete at the Polo Field
Are you aware that the promoters and owners of Outside Lands (I assume) have somehow convinced the city of San Francisco to pour a permanent concrete slab on a huge portion of the western end of the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park?
Looking Back – Buddha Statue
How did a statue created 232 years ago in Japan make its way to Golden Gate Park in 1949?
AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to SF, Stirs Strong Emotions
Surrounded by a sea of brilliantly colored, intricately designed fabric, Barbara Albanese crouches next to a quilt patch, reaching toward it in a silent reflection. Heart-shaped decorations clothe the fabric with notes and photos delivered from family and loved ones. “Ode to My Big Brother,” the largest heart reads.