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Sunday, April 19

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods

In honor of National Park Week, enjoy free admission to all of the National Parks for the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Historical Railway Society Train Show: Sunday | San Leandro
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged, but not required.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Historical Railway Society Train Show: Sunday | San Leandro

The San Leandro Historic Railway Society is hosting a Spring Open House taking place at the 116-year-old Southern Pacific Depot where visitors can walk through the train museum or watch trains running on their HO Scale model of the Southern Pacific Overland Route with over 4,000 feet ...

2015 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2015 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.

San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children.
San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of …

2015 Holi Celebration: Color Powder, Water Fun & Potluck | East Bay
Sunday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| M.A. Center
2015 Holi Celebration: Color Powder, Water Fun & Potluck | East Bay

Amrita Bala Kendra invites you to a fun filled afternoon of Holi Celebrations with games, storytime, potluck, prayers and of course, Holi colors and water fun on Sunday, April 19th, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Holi 2015 Schedule:

1 pm: We will meet at the meadow near the …

Wednesday, April 22

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

2015 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: Free BART Tickets | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free BART tickets for first 5,000 to complete the BART Blue Sky passport.
| Justin Herman Plaza
2015 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: Free BART Tickets | SF

Join BART for the annual free BART Blue Sky Festival at Justin Herman Plaza, thanking those who ride BART and recognizing eco-friendly Bay Area leaders, just in time for Earth Day.
5th Annual BART Blue Sky Festival
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11 am to 1:30 pm
Justin Herman Plaza, SF
FREE
You’ll …

Friday, April 24

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Saturday, April 25

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

2015 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2015 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square

The Oakland Dance Festival would help start a diverse and dynamic interaction between the people who attend, creating dialogue promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect for others. By uniting people through dance, we hope to bring the diverse cultures of Oakland and the greater Bay Area …

Sunday, April 26

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Friday, May 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, May 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, May 2

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days provide the opportunity for families to experience CuriOdyssey, free ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, May 3

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Tuesday, May 5

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

Wednesday, May 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, May 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Thursday, May 7

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

Friday, May 8

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...