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Tuesday, January 1

New Year’s Day Party: “Fresh Start ” | The Midway
New Year's Day Party: "Fresh Start " | The Midway
Say goodbye to the mistakes, misfortunes or misgivings of the past year and revel in the possibilities of new beginnings in 2019 at the midway & goldenvoice’s fresh start. Dance from sunrise to sunset with the best in house and techno, enjoy delicious food, juices and ...
It’s A New Day: Breakfast of Champions New Year’s Day 2019 Block Party | SF
Tuesday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: $25*
*After Party Tickets $25, if you want Block party, tickets starts at $50
| The Great Northern
It's A New Day: Breakfast of Champions New Year's Day 2019 Block Party | SF
The rumors are true, San Francisco’s two most legendary block parties are coming together…It’s A New Day + Breakfast of Champions New Years Day Block Party 2019. Over 70 DJs, 7 sound areas, Interactive Playground, Art Installations. Plus Fresh Made Cocktails, Food Trucks. There will also ...

New Year’s Day 2019 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
New Year's Day 2019 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Celebrate the kick off of 2019 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 2019 Hikes & Walks | Bay Area
Tuesday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*All hikes are free, some required RSVP. Some appreciate donations.
| All Over the Bay Area
New Year's Day 2019 Hikes & Walks | Bay Area
Start the new year off right with a hike or a walk to begin 2019 with fresh air and your blood pumping. All hikes below are free, but some required an RSVP 2019 New Year’s Day Hikes/Walks First Day Hikes – All 50 states have free guided ...
New Year’s Day Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden | GG Park
New Year's Day Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden | GG 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 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

New Year’s Day Buddhist Altar & Rooftop Ceremony | SF Zen Center
Tuesday, 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, 2019. Starting in the Buddha Hall, the procession will visit the various altars of the City Center temple building. The procession ends on the roof, weather permitting, or in the dining room with toasts to the ...
New Year’s Day Shrine Visit | Japantown
Tuesday, 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. Everyone is welcome to the Hatsumode. Traditional first shrine visit of the new year. Ozoni (Japanese New Year’s Mochi Soup) will be served on the first day, January 1, 2019. New Year’s Day Service ...
Free Oakland Hiking Tour on New Year’s Day | 2019
Tuesday, 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 | 2019
Join on a hike from Oakland’s Dimond District up to Joaquin Miller Park, where you will catch AC Transit 339 for a ten-minute bus ride back down to Dimond. Primarily an uphill route, this beautiful hike will go through Oakland’s Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller ...
New Year’s Day “First Day Hikes” in California’s State Parks | 2019
Tuesday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Guided hikes are free. Parking fees may apply
| All Over Northern California
New Year's Day "First Day Hikes" in California's State Parks | 2019
What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? On New Year’s Day 2019, America’s State Parks have all 50 states offering free, guided First Day Hike Programs. These hikes ...
Brisk First Hike of 2019 | Mt. Diablo Twin Peaks
Tuesday, 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 2019 | 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, we will hike up to Black Point (4.5 mi., 1200 ...
Mt. Tam New Year’s Day Hike | East Bay
Tuesday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rock Springs
Mt. Tam New Year's Day Hike | East Bay
Join the annual hikers’ gathering on the mountain top (Visitors’ Center area, actually). After a ridge-top saunter from Rock Spring to East Peak, schmoozing, eating and possibly meeting old acquaintances, descend into the North Side for our return. Distance is about 8 miles with roughly ...
World Naked Bike Ride to New Year’s Day Freezing Plunge | Ocean Beach
Tuesday, January 1 – 10:30 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 ...
“Golden Gate Bridge to 2019” Hike | Marina
"Golden Gate Bridge to 2019" Hike | Marina
Kick start 2019 with a New Year’s Day hike to the Golden Gate Bridge on January 1, 2019. 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 2019 Ocean Plunge & After Party | Ocean Beach
New Year's Day 2019 Ocean Plunge & After Party | Ocean Beach
Take the plunge and dive fearlessly into 2019 for a quick dip into the water at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2019 (assuming the waves aren’t insane and dangerous). Start off the new year freezing and right with The Riptide. Meet down at the end of Taraval at the beach at around ...
New Year’s Day 2019: Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours
New Year's Day 2019: Free Guided Walking Tour Day | 6 Free Tours
Start 2019 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 2019 SF City Guides Walking Tours January 1, 2019 All over San Francisco FREE 2019 Schedule: 11:00 am – Castro: Tales Of The Village 11:00 am ...
New Year’s Day 2019 Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Boozy Brunch | SoMa
New Year’s Day 2019 Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Boozy Brunch | SoMa
Cheers to New Year’s. Put that “new year, new me” resolution on hold, throw on that fearsome new outfit — or yesterday’s wrinkled remains. Put some fresh pep in your new year step as you skip the long brunch lines and enjoy some glorious and much-needed ...
SF’s Massive Sand Art Party on New Year’s Day | Ocean Beach
Tuesday, January 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please register so they know how many folks to anticipate. Donations are encouraged.
| Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
SF's Massive Sand Art Party on New Year's Day  | Ocean Beach
Join and celebrate the New Year with a large community artwork on the beach. Offering an informal, drop in style, artwork to be created by the community. Last year’s creation was a beautiful success and they are excited to be offering the art tools and guidance ...
New Year’s Day Sierra Singles Hike | Briones Regional Park
Tuesday, January 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is required.
| Bear Creek Staging Area
New Year's Day Sierra Singles Hike | Briones Regional Park
Come celebrate the New Year on this moderately paced hike to see the wide-open green hills and vistas of Briones Regional Park. The weather and trail conditions will determine the route we will take, but come be prepared for a seven to nine miles hike ...
$5 Movie Day on New Year’s Day at Grand Lake Theater | Oakland
$5 Movie Day on New Year's Day at Grand Lake Theater | Oakland
Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater has $5 movies every Tuesday for almost every screening all day, including 3D films – And fortunately for 2019, New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday. What’s so special about Grand Lake’s 3D projector? The Grand Lake is the only theater in Northern ...
New Year’s Day Polar Bear Ice Skate | Union Square
Tuesday, 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 Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines welcomes skaters of all ages to the return of San Francisco’s take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and ...
Brass Tax “Supper of Survivors” New Year’s Day 2019 Dance Party | Public Works
Brass Tax "Supper of Survivors" New Year's Day 2019 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, 2019. And the first 100 people through the door get a limited-edition ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Classical Masters” | Palo Alto
Tuesday, January 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Classical Masters” | Palo Alto
Guest soprano Christine Brandes, who last wowed the SFCO audiences with her incandescent singing in the chamber-sized Mahler Symphony performs these extraordinary creations. After intermission, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, will perform a compositional tour de force deftly integrating not the usual single solo instrument with orchestra, ...
Macy’s Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
Tuesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: 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 on January 1, 2019.
Closing Night: 2018 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF
Tuesday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Closing Night: 2018 "Illuminate SF" Festival of Light | SF

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2018 through New Year’s Day 2019 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: 12th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland
Tuesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
Final Day: 12th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | 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, 2019. 12th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights December 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019 | 5-9 pm Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 ...

Pier 39’s Final Tree Lighting Show | SF
Tuesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Final Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping a new, nightly tree lighting show on its 60’ live Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5 -10 pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Synchronized to ...

SF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lights Up 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 gold for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. City Hall Holiday Lighting Schedule December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019 – Gold for New Year’s The ...

Every Tuesday

Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley
Every Tuesday – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley
Join La Peña Cultural Center on Tuesdays for mindfulness meditation yoga, a relaxing exercise that will give you increased focus and reduced stress. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and props if you have them. All are welcome. Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 11:45 ...
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front ...
Saturday Roller Skate Party “Disco Down Dolores” | SF
Every Tuesday – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday Roller Skate Party "Disco Down Dolores" | SF
This is the newer fresher rollerskate dance scene of San Francisco based in Dolores Park. Meet them from 2pm to 6pm every Saturday at Dolores Park Mulituse Court. They love rollerskates and blades alike. Disco Down Dolores Every Tuesday | 4:30 pm -6:30 pm Multiuse Court, Dolores Park, ...
$2 Pizza Slice Tuesday & Free Pool | Barrel Proof
Every Tuesday – 5:00 pm | Cost: $2 | Barrel Proof
$2 Pizza Slice Tuesday & Free Pool | Barrel Proof
Every Tuesday between the hours of 5-11pm, join Barrel Proof for $2 slices, free pool, and great beats. We’re told that every Tuesday you’ll have a choice of NY style thin crust pizza – three cheese or pepperoni, and occasionally additional flavors. Updated 9/25/18 – Event ...
Free Nepalese Food “Curry Without Worry” | Civic Center
Every Tuesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but if you can afford it you should donate at least $2
| Civic Center
Free Nepalese Food "Curry Without Worry" | Civic Center
Rain or shine, Curry Without Worry will always be stationed at Hyde and Fulton in SF’s Civic Center serving free Nepalese food to drum beats and singing every Tuesday at 5:30 pm. What is Nepalese Food? Curry Without Worry generally will serve up plates with five ...
Free Tuesday Night HIIT Bootcamp on SF’s Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Every Tuesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Tuesday Night HIIT Bootcamp on SF’s Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Get your heart pumping with high-intensity body weight and cardio exercises. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Year-Round Free Rooftop HIIT Bootcamp  Every Tuesday | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Lawn), 425 Mission ...
Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland
Every Tuesday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn | Oakland
Join the hostess, Nicole, for a fun free trivia night every Tuesday, 6 pm at the Rosenblum Cellars. Drink, play, win. It’s free and it now comes with free popcorn. Tuesday Trivia Night & Free Popcorn Every Tuesday at 6 pm Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay St., Oakland, CA FREE The event happens every Tuesday night. ...
Troubled Comedy Night w/ Rajeev Dhar | Amnesia
Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Amnesia
Troubled Comedy Night w/ Rajeev Dhar | Amnesia
Every Tuesday night from 6:30-9 pm, Amnesia Music Hall presents Troubled Comedy Night, a free stand-up comedy show with Raj. Dhar and friends. Comedian Rajeev Dhar mixes Bay Area comics with nationally recognized visiting performers on tour in the US. They have hosted performers from Punchline, Cobb’s, ...
French Film & Wine Night | SF
Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation
| Alliance Française of San Francisco
French Film & Wine Night | SF
To help non-French speakers discover French cinema, The Alliance Française of San Francisco is offering a weekly Tuesday night French film viewing. The film night takes place in their cozy theater with free servings of wine. Admission is free, but a $5 donation at the door is always appreciated. Don’t know ...
Double Standard Comedy: Free Standup & Cookies | Oakland
Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Double Standard
Double Standard Comedy: Free Standup & Cookies | Oakland
Come to the Double Standard Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy at Double Standard in Oakland. There will be free cookies and drinks while supplies last. Hosted by Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Jeff Dean and Jordan Thewlis. Double Standard Comedy: Free Stand-up Comedy Every Tuesday | 7 to 8 pm Double Standard, 2424 Telegraph ...
PizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF
Every Tuesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP entitles you to a discount on pizza
| PizzaHacker
PizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF
The show – which takes place in the only Kickstarter funded restaurant in the world – The show is hosted by the hosts of the Pier 69 podcast, Joey Avery, Andrew Orolfo, Dauood Naimyar and Mark Smalls. They host the best up and coming comics ...
Ivy Room Session: Live Tuesday Funk Jam | East Bay
Every Tuesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Ivy Room Session: Live Tuesday Funk Jam | East Bay
The Ivy Room Session is a weekly jam session centered around jazz-funk, soul and blues, with pro house band and backline. Come by every Tuesday for a dose of live music. Musicians are welcome to sit in and lead – bring your instrument. Ivy Room Session: Live ...
Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette
Every Tuesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Round Up Saloon
Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette
Come down to your neighborhood bar and enjoy $3 Bud and free pool every Tuesday night.
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