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It’s A New Day: Massive New Year’s Day 2018 Block Party | SF
It's A New Day: Massive New Year's Day 2018 Block Party | SF
It’s A New Day Block Party is back with a massive line-up. Four stages of the best music, art installations, mutant vehicles, aerial performances, food trucks, interactive games, special surprises and lots of nice people. Yes, Ins and Outs are allowed from 4am-6pm. Featuring an all-star ...
New Year’s Day 2018 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
New Year's Day 2018 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Celebrate the kick off of 2018 with a day of free parking throughout the city of San Francisco. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in a red or blue zone – much of the rest of the city is yours ...

New Year’s Day 12-Hour DJ Block Party: “Breakfast of Champions” | The Midway
Monday, January 1 – 6:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets are $20, otherwise regular admission is $30.
| The Midway
New Year's Day 12-Hour DJ Block Party: "Breakfast of Champions" | The Midway
Only the strong survive the 18th Annual Breakfast of Champions block party on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018. Hosted by the Space Cowboys, this rager lasts from 6 am till you cry uncle (or 6 pm). Don’t forget to bring a little extra cash to donate ...
“Flower to the People”: Gifts for 1st Day of Legal Weed | Harborside Oakland
Monday, January 1 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | Harborside Oakland
"Flower to the People": Gifts for 1st Day of Legal Weed | Harborside Oakland
Celebrate the first legal day of cannabis sales in California. Wake up early and come at 6 am on New Year’s Day to Harborside Oakland, recently named the state’s best dispensary in California. They’ll be celebrating the special occasion with prizes and festivities, and everyone aged 21 ...
First Legal Day of Cannabis Sales for All (Except SF) | New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
First Legal Day of Cannabis Sales for All (Except SF) | New Year's Day
Celebrate the first legal day of cannabis sales in California on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Want to buy marijuana? As long you’re over 21 and the dispensary has a temporary license from the state, you’re good to go. Make sure to check that the ...
New Year’s Day Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park
New Year's Day Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

New Year’s Day Buddhist Altar & Rooftop Ceremony | SF Zen Center
Monday, January 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations accepted and consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center
New Year's Day Buddhist Altar & Rooftop Ceremony | SF Zen Center
Enjoy a New Year’s Procession of Buddhist altars on January 1, 2018. Starting in the Buddha Hall, the procession will visit the various altars of the City Center temple. The procession ends on the roof, weather permitting, or in the dining room with toasts to the New ...
“Fweedom” Opening of the Weed Gate: Mystery Prizes & Tours | Caliva
Monday, January 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Caliva
"Fweedom" Opening of the Weed Gate: Mystery Prizes & Tours | Caliva
Cannabis goes recreational on January 1st. To celebrate this epic day, Caliva is throwing an event in honor of their newfound Fweedom. First 100 customers in line will receive a mystery prize box worth up to $500. Line begins at 8am. Doors open at 9am. They’re giving ...
New Year’s Day Shrine Visit | Japantown
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free all day.
| Konko Church of San Francisco
New Year's Day Shrine Visit | Japantown
Come ring in the New Year with prayers for Peace, Prosperity, and Health. Traditionally a Japanese New Year’s custom, however, everyone is welcome. New year’s morning includes a service at 8am along with traditional Ozoni soup January 1 -3, 2018. 9:00a – 5:00p – Personal prayers and wishes ...
Free Oakland Hiking Tour on New Year’s Day | 2018
Monday, January 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| La Farine Bakery
Free Oakland Hiking Tour on New Year's Day | 2018
Join them on a hike from Oakland’s Dimond District up to Joaquin Miller Park, where they’ll catch AC Transit 339 for a ten-minute bus ride back down to Dimond. This beautiful hike will go through Oakland’s Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park, and will finish with ...
1st Day of Adult Cannabis Sales & Free Prizes | Harborside San Jose
1st Day of Adult Cannabis Sales & Free Prizes | Harborside San Jose
Come join Harborside as they ring in a New Year and the first day of recreational cannabis sales. Recently named the state’s best dispensary– there’ll be prizes and festivities, and all those 21 and up are welcome. They will be opening their doors at 9 am ...
Brisk First Hike of 2018 | Mt. Diablo Twin Peaks
Monday, January 1 – 9:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Parking is $6/ car
| Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
Brisk First Hike of 2018 | Mt. Diablo Twin Peaks
Begin the New Year with an outing on the rugged north side of Mt. Diablo featuring spectacular views of the main peak and adjacent canyons. The day will include three parts: hike, trailhead lunch, hike. First, you will hike up to Black Point (4.5 mi., 1200 ...
New Year’s Day 2018: Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours
New Year's Day 2018: Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours
Start 2018 off by learning all about the city we love. San Francisco City Guides offers several free walking tours on New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day 2018 SF City Guides Walking Tours January 1, 2018 All over San Francisco FREE 2018 Schedule: 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – Chinatown 10:00 ...
World Naked Bike Ride to New Year’s Day Freezing Plunge | Ocean Beach
Monday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lincoln & Great Highway
World Naked Bike Ride to New Year's Day Freezing Plunge | Ocean Beach
Strip down and join the World Naked Bike Ride as they take a leisurely nude bicycle ride to the Riptide’s annual Pacific Ocean Plunge on New Year’s Day and jump in all nudey like. Join up for the bike ride and naked plunge, or just come and ...
Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend from 11 am to 7 pm on January 1, 2018.
New Year’s Day Pacific Ocean Plunge & After Party | Ocean Beach
New Year's Day Pacific Ocean Plunge & After Party | Ocean Beach
Take the plunge and dive fearlessly into 2018 for a quick dip into the water at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2018. Start off the new year freezing and right with The Riptide. Meet down at the end of Taraval at the beach at around 11-11:30 am. At noon, take a run down ...
New Year’s Day 2018 Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Boozy Brunch | SoMa
Monday, January 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, $22 in advance for the bottomless mimosas
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
New Year’s Day 2018 Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Boozy Brunch | SoMa
Cheers to New Year’s. Put that “new year, new me” resolution on hold, throw on that snazzy New Year’s Eve outfit one more time, and head to SoMa for a New Year’s Day bottomless brunch celebration. Put some fresh pep back into your new year’s step ...
$140-$170 Flights to Europe: Norwegian’s New Year’s Sale | OAK
$140-$170 Flights to Europe: Norwegian's New Year's Sale | OAK
Looking for a European vacation in the New Year? Norwegian has a brand new sale with one-way flights from Oakland to Europe for between $140 and $170. There are loads of restrictions on these cheap “lowfare” fares including no seat reservations, no checked baggage, and no ...
“Golden Gate Bridge to 2018” Hike | Marina
"Golden Gate Bridge to 2018" Hike | Marina
Kick start 2018 with a New Year’s Day hike to the Golden Gate Bridge on January 1, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, you must join the San Francisco Bay Area Outings on meetup.com first, and then click RSVP on the specific event to attend.  The hike will ...
New Year’s Day Massive Sand Art Party | Ocean Beach
Monday, January 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please register so they know how many folks to anticipate
| Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
New Year's Day Massive Sand Art Party | Ocean Beach
Andres Amador is an earthscape artist from San Francisco who is well known for creating massive sand drawings on the beach using only a rake and some volunteers.  See some of his most stunning works. Free New Year’s Day Collaborative Sand Art Creation Monday, January 1, 2018 | 12:30p ...
New Year’s Day Polar Bear Ice Skate | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
| Union Square Park
New Year's Day Polar Bear Ice Skate | Union Square
The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square brings back the San Francisco take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, however, ice skaters of all ages are encouraged to put on your bathing suit, grab your shades and come to the ice rink during this New Year’s Day ...
Brass Tax “Supper of Survivors” New Year’s Day 2018 Dance Party | Public Works
Brass Tax "Supper of Survivors" New Year's Day 2018 Dance Party | Public Works
Just because midnight came and went, doesn’t mean you have to stop partying. Brass Tax is throwing their annual New Year’s Day dance party, Supper of Survivors, kicking off at 3 pm at Public Works on January 1, 2018. And the first 100 people through the door get a ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | Palo Alto
Monday, January 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | Palo Alto
Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital of Europe, as an ambitious 21-year-old, Ludwig van Beethoven was determined to make his mark in the world. Standing on the shoulders of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven, even in his earliest works, goes a step beyond them with revolutionary innovations that will ...
New Year’s Day Sierra Singles Hike | Wildcat Canyon Peak
Monday, January 1 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is required.
| Inspiration Point (Orinda)
New Year's Day Sierra Singles Hike | Wildcat Canyon Peak
Happy New Year 2018. Come Celebrate the New Year, under the spell of the Full Moon, with an “easy” and very pleasant hike up to Wildcat Canyon Peak. They have decided to change the “traditional” route a little, as well as the starting point in order ...
Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Closing Night: 2017 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Closing Night: 2017 "Illuminate SF" Festival of Light | SF

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2017 through New Year’s Day 2018 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year, featuring free light art tours, nighttime neighborhood walks, ...

Final Day: 11th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights | Oakland
Monday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
Final Day: 11th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights | Oakland

Enjoy a month-long holiday light exhibition featuring scenes from Santa’s workshop and other holiday-inspired themes starting December 1st until New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018. A giant Nutcracker soldier awaits your arrival, then a magical story land of lights will continue to delight you. A ...

SF City Hall Lit up White & Gold for New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lit up White & Gold for New Year's Day

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures get into the New Year’s spirit by illuminating in white and gold for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. 2017/18 Update – After the passing of Mayor Edwin Lee, City Hall was lit in ...

New Year’s Day “Supermoon” Over San Francisco
Monday, January 1 – 5:04 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
New Year's Day "Supermoon" Over San Francisco
The largest “Supermoon” of 2018 takes place the night of New year’s Day, January 1-2, 2018. Moonrise takes place at 5:04pm – which means this will be the best time to see the moon since it will be low in the horizon and looks the ...

Every Monday

Free Monday Morning Workout: Cardio & Strength | Dolores Park
Every Monday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | 19th & Dolores (Dolores Park)
Free Monday Morning Workout: Cardio & Strength | Dolores Park

Every Monday, November Project San Francisco meets in Dolores Park for a combination of cardio and strength exercises that are sure to leave you stronger than the day before. Come at 6:30 am; meet at Dolores Park for hugs, sweat and cheers. 
The workouts are weatherproof, meaning they’re always …

Free Guided Meditation on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Every Monday – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Meditation on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up.
Free Guided Meditation on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park
Every Monday, Aug. 13 – Oct. 22, 2018 | 8:30 am to 9 am
Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Lawn), 425 Mission …

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Monday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands

Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.
A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was …

Monday Night Makers: Rooftop DIY Craft Class in the Park | Salesforce Park
Every Monday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Monday Night Makers: Rooftop DIY Craft Class in the Park | Salesforce Park

Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month.
August’s Partner is Museum of Craft and Design, September is Scrap, October is GoGo Crafts.
Monday Night Makers
Every Monday, Aug. 13 – Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 …

“Motown On Mondays” DJ Night | Madrone Art Bar
Every Monday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 9pm, $3 after
| Madrone Art Bar
"Motown On Mondays" DJ Night | Madrone Art Bar

Every Monday at Madrone, dance the night away with hosts DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante and resident DJs spinning originals, exclusive remixes, and close relatives of your favorite Motown songs during M.O.M. Motown on Mondays.
Arrive early for Happy Hour featuring $1 off drafts and …

Circuit Hacking Night: Make Cool Things with Electronics | Mission Dist.
Circuit Hacking Night: Make Cool Things with Electronics | Mission Dist.

Learn to solder and learn to make cool things with electronics. Hang out with cool hardware geeks at Noisebridge’s weekly Circuit Hacking Monday.
All ages, all skill levels, and all are welcome at this weekly Monday night event to give you inspiration to hack that project you’ve always wanted …

“Musical Mondays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Monday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge
"Musical Mondays" Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro

Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every …

No Sports Trivia: “Oopsies” Pubquiz | Mission Dist.
Every Monday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pubquiz is always free to play. Bonus prize to all Funcheapers.
| Virgil's Sea Room
No Sports Trivia: "Oopsies" Pubquiz  | Mission Dist.

Join No Sports Trivia at Virgil’s Sea Room to celebrate Famous Oopsies in History. From cars that explode to soda pop that tastes bad, you’ll be quizzed on all flavors of nerdery, including current events, music, history, spelling, math, and science.
No Sports Trivia: “Oopsies” Pubquiz
Every …

“The Secret Show”: Comedy Show at a Pub | San Mateo
Every Monday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Swingin' Door
"The Secret Show": Comedy Show at a Pub | San Mateo

Kevin Wong hosts a free weekly comedy night at The Swinging’ Door in San Mateo featuring comedians who have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobb’s, San Jose Improv, and Tommy T’s.
If you’re in the Peninsula, come on down to The Swingin’ Door for some free laughs every …

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