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Tuesday, November 26

SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, November 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 27

2019 Harvey Milk & George Moscone Vigil & Candlelight Walk | SF
Wednesday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring candles and flowers.
| Harvey Milk Plaza
2019 Harvey Milk & George Moscone Vigil & Candlelight Walk | SF
Come along on a special Memorial Walk to honor the memories of supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone at the 41st Annual Vigil & Night of Remembrance. 2019 A Vigil for Harvey & Moscone November 27, 2019 | 7 pm to 9 pm -Procession to Castro Camera (575 Castro Street)  Harvey Milk ...

Thursday, November 28

Alcatraz’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony | 2019
Thursday, November 28 – 3:00 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults. Free for children under 5.
| Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz's Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony | 2019

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 527 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations. Honors the cultural resiliency of Indigenous Peoples in California and around the world, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz ...

Wednesday, December 4

Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
Wednesday, December 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
On November 30, 1999 the World Trade Organization was prevented from meeting in Seattle by unprecedented phalanxes of self-organized protesters who filled the streets, tied up key intersections, blockaded the convention center, and used video and the internet in ways they’d never been used before. ...

Friday, December 6

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, December 6 – All Day | 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: ...Monthly

Saturday, December 7

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, December 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 11

Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Osento Bathhouse. Amelia’s. Artemis Cafe. Old Wives Tales. Modern Times Bookstore. Names and functions of these venues have changed, but they are part of the living memory of Valencia Street. Long before it descended into the white tablecloth, boutique-filled, gentrified peculiarity of today, the Valencia ...

Friday, December 20

“Last Day of Fall” Free Walking Tours | SF
Friday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
"Last Day of Fall" Free Walking Tours | SF
Last day of Fall Walking Tour Schedule: 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – City Scapes And Public Places 10:00 am – South of Market Architecture Stroll 11:00 am – Fisherman’s Wharf: A Hidden History 1:00 pm – Japanese Tea Garden 1:00 pm – City Hall and the Civic Center 1:00 pm – Presidio: From Military Post ...

Tuesday, December 31

SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, December 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...Monthly

Friday, January 3

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, January 3 – All Day | 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: ...Monthly

Saturday, January 4

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, January 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...Monthly

Friday, February 7

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, February 7 – All Day | 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: ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 18

“Last Day of Winter” Free Walking Tours | SF
Wednesday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
"Last Day of Winter" Free Walking Tours | SF
Last day of Winter Walking Tour Schedule: 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – A Turbulent Port 11:00 am – Coit Tower Murals 11:00 am – Fairmont Hotel (RESERVATIONS ONLY) 1:00 pm – Japanese Tea Garden 1:30 pm – Gold Rush City 2:00 pm – Downtown Deco 2:00 pm – Nob Hill Admission to Japanese Garden required except on the ...

Saturday, April 4

Golden Gate Park’s 150th Birthday | SF
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park's 150th Birthday | SF
Golden Gate Park, one of the world’s most iconic parks, turns 150 years old on April 4, 2020. A century-and-a-half ago, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an urban oasis from a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes. The result: ...

Friday, June 19

“Last Day of Spring” Free Walking Tours | SF
"Last Day of Spring" Free Walking Tours | SF

Look for something interesting before the season ends. Join the free guided walking tours as the summer, fall winter and spring seasons come to its end. San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco. Be a tourist in your ...