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Castro Theatre's Free Movie Day w/ Live Organist (May 22)Castro Theatre’s Free Movie Day w/ Live Organist (May 22)
By - posted 5/16/2022
Celebrations, Only in San Francisco

In celebration of Harvey Milk Day on May 22, 2022, the Castro Theatre is hosting a free movie day. It’s been nearly 44 years since Harvey Milk left us too soon. On what would have been his 92nd birthday, San Francisco celebrates the life and legacy of the “Mayor of Castro more...

SF Lights Up Rainbow for Harvey Milk Day (May 22)SF Lights Up Rainbow for Harvey Milk Day (May 22)
By - posted 5/16/2022
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco City Hall and SFO airport are both lighting up in beautiful rainbow colors for Harvey Milk Day on May 22, 2022. It’s been nearly 44 years since Harvey Milk left us too soon. On what would have been his 92nd birthday, San Francisco celebrates the life and legacy of more...

Warriors' Huge Free Outdoor Playoff Watch Parties (2022)Warriors’ Huge Free Outdoor Playoff Watch Parties (2022)
By - posted 4/30/2022
Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Dub Nation – come out to the Thrive City plaza for the Golden State Warriors Playoffs Watch Party, presented by Chase. Taking place during all Warriors road playoff games enjoy lawn games and our sport court, take advantage of photo opportunities, and cheer on the Dubs while we broadcast the more...

SF is the First in USA to Give Free Diapers to All Low-Income FamiliesSF is the First in USA to Give Free Diapers to All Low-Income Families
By - posted 4/29/2022
Brand New, Only in San Francisco

Today, Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA) announced the expansion of the San Francisco Diaper Bank, the nation’s first city-funded program that provides diapers for low-income families on public benefits. Today’s announcement expands the City’s Diaper Bank program eligibility to any family that receives more...

SF's Huge Outdoor Warriors Watch Party at Chase CenterSF’s Huge Outdoor Warriors Watch Party at Chase Center
By - posted 4/24/2022
Freebies, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Dub Nation – come out to the Thrive City plaza for the Golden State Warriors Playoffs Watch Party, presented by Chase. Taking place during all Warriors road playoff games enjoy lawn games and our sport court, take advantage of photo opportunities, and cheer on the Dubs while we broadcast the more...

A Brand New Park is Coming to SoMa in 2025A Brand New Park is Coming to SoMa in 2025
By - posted 4/23/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Over 100,000 new households are projected to move into San Francisco by 2040, with much of the coming growth to be concentrated in SoMa. This dense, urban area is expected to see significant population growth northwest of the project site with the proposed Hub initiative within the Market & Octavia more...

SF's Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Residents (Starting April 22)SF’s Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Residents (Starting April 22)
By - posted 4/21/2022
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

San Francisco residents will finally get free admission to the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park starting April 22, 2022 On Friday, legislation will go into effect making the Gardens of Golden Gate Park free for San Francisco residents (as well as all veterans regardless of more...

For the 1st Time Ever, You Can Buy Weed Legally at SF's 420 Fest at Hippie HillFor the 1st Time Ever, You Can Buy Weed Legally at SF’s 420 Fest at Hippie Hill
By - posted 4/19/2022
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation San Francisco will allow on-site cannabis sales at Wednesday’s 4/20 celebration in Golden Gate Park for the first time in the annual event’s history, city officials said Monday. The celebration, returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, is scheduled from noon to more...

Happy 415 Day: San Francisco is 172 Years Old Today (2022)Happy 415 Day: San Francisco is 172 Years Old Today (2022)
By - posted 4/14/2022
Only in San Francisco

Happy Birthday to the city of San Francisco! San Francisco was incorporated on April 15, 1850. Now, San Franciscans celebrate #415 Day on April 15th every year which is not only our city’s area code, but also the day when San Francisco officially became a city. And yes, San Francisco does have more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Says "Save the Date" for 2022 (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2)Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Says “Save the Date” for 2022 (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2)
By - posted 4/13/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

Could Hardly Strictly Bluegrass be making a comeback for 2022? It looks very likely.  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has posted a lowkey update on the homepage of its website stating to “Save The Date Sep 30, Oct 1, & Oct 2, 2022.” The free music festival is traditionally held on the first weekend more...

New I-80 Freeway "Urban Forest" Coming to SF in 2023New I-80 Freeway “Urban Forest” Coming to SF in 2023
By - posted 4/7/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Good News, Green, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Uplifting

Thanks to the SF Examiner for letting us know that the litter-strewn entrance to the Bay Bridge in SoMa is soon going to be converted into an “urban forest” and tree nursery which will take root (he he) new freeway offramps. According to the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the more...

SF's Climate Action Month: 50+ Free Events (April 2022)SF’s Climate Action Month: 50+ Free Events (April 2022)
By - posted 4/5/2022
Community, Freebies, Good News, Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Sponsored

Let’s face it. With all of the negative news headlines, the world has felt overwhelming lately. All this tolerating uncertainty takes a toll. But there’s some good news, too! It’s a well-known fact that taking action is good for our mental health, and just when we need it most, the more...

"Pickin' On The Polk" SF's Free Bluegrass Music Festival (April 15-16)“Pickin’ On The Polk” SF’s Free Bluegrass Music Festival (April 15-16)
By - posted 4/4/2022
Bars, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, San Francisco, Sponsored

Like a mini Hardly Strictly Bluegrass taking over an entire neighborhood, Pickin’ on the Polk is a brand new FREE Districtwide Bluegrass Show in the Discover Polk Community Benefit District – April 15th and 16th, 2022 and will temporarily transform Polk Street into a free, two-day bluegrass festival featuring renowned more...

$45k Damage Caused by Burglaries of SF's Historic Castro Theatre$45k Damage Caused by Burglaries of SF’s Historic Castro Theatre
By - posted 4/4/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Crime, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

A spokesperson for San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre said Sunday that it was broken into twice in the same week by the same person. “This is both heartbreaking and galling,” said Mary Conde, Vice President for Bay Area small business Another Planet Entertainment, in a press release. “Why this individual was more...

SF's 115-Year-Old Mochi Spot "Benkyodo" Closes ForeverSF’s 115-Year-Old Mochi Spot “Benkyodo” Closes Forever
By - posted 3/31/2022
Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

The final day has come for Japantown’s oldest business, Benkyodo Company. The shop, which opened in 1906, makes traditional hand-made Japanese rice cakes, manju and mochi, are closing up after 115 years and going into retirement. From Benkyodo’s website – “After 115 years of business, Benkyodo will be closing our doors on more...