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Check Out SF's Awesome New ParkCheck Out SF’s Awesome New Park
By - posted 1/20/2020
City Discoveries, New Parks

The Francisco Park Conservancy and the SF Recreation & Park Department are co-hosting a Design Update Open House to share the latest designs of the new Francisco Park on the 4.2 acre site of an unused reservoir which sits on a slope in the Marina between Larking and Hyde Street and ending at more...

San Francisco "Illuminate" Festival of LightSan Francisco “Illuminate” Festival of Light
By - posted 12/10/2019
City Discoveries

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2019 through New Year’s Day 2020 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. In past years, the city has hosted nighttime neighborhood walks, artist talks and more...

Adorable Goats To Clear Brush in Potrero HillAdorable Goats To Clear Brush in Potrero Hill
By - posted 10/30/2019
City Discoveries

About a dozen goats will arrive at the outskirts of the Potrero Hill Community Garden to start their weeklong meal of invasive weeds. The goats, from City Grazing, are adept at navigating hilly or unstable ground that human workers cannot safely access. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has rented more...

SF Just Eliminated All Overdue Library Book FinesSF Just Eliminated All Overdue Library Book Fines
By - posted 9/17/2019
City Discoveries

Effective September 16, 2019, San Francisco Public Library has eliminated overdue fines for all Library patrons. Additionally, the Library is clearing all outstanding overdue fines from all patron records. Any items checked out starting today that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed for you. This move ensures that our public library is more...

Free Expert-Led Tours of SFFree Expert-Led Tours of SF
By - posted 9/13/2019
City Discoveries

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is bringing What’s Out There Weekend to the San Francisco Bay Area from September 13 to 15,  featuring free, expert-led tours of the area’s parks, gardens, landscapes and open spaces. These tours enable people to discover the hidden design history of places they may pass every day. Expert more...

7 Awesome Free Things to Do in the Presidio7 Awesome Free Things to Do in the Presidio
By - posted 8/30/2019
City Discoveries

The Presidio invites you to explore where San Francisco began. With more than 1,500 acres for picnics, eight scenic overlooks and miles of hiking and biking trails, you are welcome to explore the best views in San Francisco for free, 24 hours a day. Get outside and explore your own more...

Hidden Pianos in SF's Civil War FortHidden Pianos in SF’s Civil War Fort
By - posted 8/22/2019
City Discoveries

We’re doing something that we’ve never done before: In partnership with our friends at PianFrancisco, Art in the Parks will be putting pianos in one of San Francisco’s oldest and most iconic buildings, Fort Point. Located under the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point was built over 150 years ago to protect more...

Brand New Free Express Bus to SFBrand New Free Express Bus to SF
By - posted 8/6/2019
City Discoveries

Starting Monday, August 19, 2019 SamTrans will introduce a brand new express bus service between Foster City and San Francisco aboard Route FCX. To celebrate the new service, the route will operate free of charge for the first two weeks from August 19-30. Learn More. Starting on September 2019 the adult more...

Flower Piano: 12 Pianos Hidden in Golden Gate ParkFlower Piano: 12 Pianos Hidden in Golden Gate Park
By - posted 7/10/2019
City Discoveries

Sunset Piano, in partnership with San Francisco Botanical Garden, will once again bring over a dozen pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the fourth incarnation of our interactive music festival, Flower Piano. Flower Piano is free to SF residents with ID, and only $9 more...

"Most Beautiful Taco Bell" Grand Reopening“Most Beautiful Taco Bell” Grand Reopening
By - posted 7/9/2019
City Discoveries

The World’s Most Beautiful Taco Bell, located directly on the beach in Pacifica, just got a major remodel. It’ll be reopening as Taco Bell Cantina. We hope the ultra cool walk-up ordering window for surfers remains. Taco Bell Cantina Ribbon Cutting & Reopening Saturday, July 13, 2019 | Noon to 3pm 5200 Coast Highway, more...

Could This Be SF's New Ferry Piazza?Could This Be SF’s New Ferry Piazza?
By - posted 6/13/2019
City Discoveries

The Port of San Francisco has just unveiled its goals and a new draft plan for the future of the city’s 7.5 miles of waterfront that stretches from Aquatic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf to Bayview. Give Your Feedback on the Plan Among the improvements recommended are a “true piazza” behind the Ferry more...

Check Out SF's Brand New Rain GardenCheck Out SF’s Brand New Rain Garden
By - posted 3/22/2019
City Discoveries

Join us from 10 am to noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 23 as we open the McLaren Community Garden. We will have brief remarks, family-friendly gardening activities and a Visitacion Valley Green Nodes walking tour. McLaren Community Garden Reopening Celebration Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10am McLaren Park Community more...

11 Free Guided Walking Tours on President's Day11 Free Guided Walking Tours on President’s Day
By - posted 2/13/2019
City Discoveries

Got the day off? Take a guided walk around San Francisco and learn something new about the city you love on President’s Day. 2019 President’s Day Walking Tours Monday, February 18, 2019 All Over San Francisco FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated San Francisco City Guides Schedule 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – Chinatown 10:00 am – A Touch of more...

Aardvark Books Closes After 40 YearsAardvark Books Closes After 40 Years
By - posted 1/25/2019
City Discoveries

Friday, January 25, 2019 is the final day of Aardvark Books on Church in the Castro. They’ve been open seven days a week since 1978, but sadly are closing. Please come by before then to give Owen a pet, say hello, and pick up some books for you and your loved more...

1930s 1,000 Sqft San Francisco Scale Model1930s 1,000 Sqft San Francisco Scale Model
By - posted 1/24/2019
City Discoveries

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like in the 1930s, or how you can help to reimagine where you live today? Portions of a rediscovered scale model of San Francisco from 1938 with 6,000 city blocks, are coming to a branch near you. Each neighborhood will be on display in its corresponding more...