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SF's Emporium Arcade Bar is Now Open 7 Days a WeekSF’s Emporium Arcade Bar is Now Open 7 Days a Week
By - posted 5/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Fun & Games, Reopening

After more than a year of closure, Emporium SF with the largest collection of games in San Francisco with everything from classic arcade games to pool tables to tons of pinball, foosball, skeeball, air hockey, and more, is finally back open 7 days a week. Thanks to Alt 105.3 for sharing more...

Oakland Museum of CA Reopens June 18 w/ Free WeekendOakland Museum of CA Reopens June 18 w/ Free Weekend
By - posted 5/20/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After 15 months of closure the Oakland Museum of California is finally reopening its doors on June 18.  After more than a year of temporary closure due to the impacts of COVID-19 (plus an aborted attempt to reopen in November with a free weekend that needed to be canceled at the more...

SF Just Relaxed COVID Rules Again (New May 20 Updates)SF Just Relaxed COVID Rules Again (New May 20 Updates)
By - posted 5/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Allows More Flexibility For Open Activities    Beginning Thursday, May 20, San Francisco will allow a greater range of activities and remove some operational requirements on open activities as it continues to prepare for full reopening. Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax and Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip today announced that as of today, May 20, more...

Stern Grove Festival is Back for 2021 (June 20 - Aug 29)Stern Grove Festival is Back for 2021 (June 20 – Aug 29)
By - posted 5/20/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too $hort on August 29. All shows more...

San Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What's OpenSan Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What’s Open
By - posted 5/19/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Here’s a list of all of the Bay Area museums, historical sites, zoos and gardens we could find and their current status and when they may open. Every county is moving at its own pace. Who did we miss? Know of any museums, zoos or gardens we missed? – email us more...

SF Giants Loosen Entry Requirements to Oracle ParkSF Giants Loosen Entry Requirements to Oracle Park
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that the team will stop requiring a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter Oracle Park and sit in socially distanced sections of the park. The change will take effect Friday, the team said in a more...

Santa Clara County Moves into Yellow TierSanta Clara County Moves into Yellow Tier
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties moved into the yellow tier of the state’s pandemic reopening system Tuesday, becoming the third and fourth counties in the greater Bay Area to move into the least restrictive tier. The tier change, which will take effect at more...

Oakland's "Bulky Block Parties" Return May 22Oakland’s “Bulky Block Parties” Return May 22
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland residents can rid themselves of large trash items for free with the return this year of the Bulky Block Party, city officials said Thursday. Starting May 22 at 9 a.m. and then on the last Saturday of the month, people with proof of residency can more...

North Beach “Specs’ Bar” Reopens May 20North Beach “Specs’ Bar” Reopens May 20
By - posted 5/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that beloved Specs’ Bar in North Beach will be reopening on May 20, 2021. The 53-year-old bar at 12 William Saroyan Place, tucked away on an alley just off of Columbus Ave (across from City Lights), had been open periodically for to-go drinks and as a bottle more...

BART Increases Service & Reopens Station Entrances in JuneBART Increases Service & Reopens Station Entrances in June
By - posted 5/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

Riders are returning to BART. BART says its planning to increase service in June and then return to near pre-pandemic service and hours in September. Between June 1st and June 15th we will add 26 new weekday trips. This will expand 15-minute frequencies on the lines with the highest ridership: Yellow, more...

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens May 29Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens May 29
By - posted 5/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks, What's Closed / What's Open

Starting May 29, you can now cool down in the East Bay and splish splash down the waterslides or relax in the lazy river. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Concord is finally reopening after being closed for 19 months. They were last open in October 2019, when they closed down more...

The Exploratorium Reopens July 1The Exploratorium Reopens July 1
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Exploratorium will reopen its museum doors to the public on July 1, 2021, after more than 15 months of closure. Before reopening to the public the museum will welcome members only to attend June 24-27, in gratitude for their support and engagement during the pandemic. Timed tickets for members more...

You Can Finally Book a Wedding Again at SF's City HallYou Can Finally Book a Wedding Again at SF’s City Hall
By - posted 5/12/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

How to book an in-person civil marriage ceremony According to a press release by Mayor London Breed today, the County Clerk will begin to accept online appointments for in-person marriage ceremonies today (May 12) and marriage ceremonies (no more than six guests) will resume after City Hall reopens with the first more...

San Francisco City Hall Reopens to the Public (June 7)San Francisco City Hall Reopens to the Public (June 7)
By - posted 5/12/2021
Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco Announces Plan to Reopen City Hall to Public Starting June 7, City Hall will be open for in-person services and general public access Today, Mayor London N. Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu announced the schedule for reopening City Hall to the public. City Hall was shut down in March more...

BART Will Be 50% Off in SeptemberBART Will Be 50% Off in September
By - posted 5/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Deals, Reopening

In an effort to get people back on the train gang, BART announced on Tuesday that they will offer a special promotion of 50% off all fares on Clipper for the entire month of September 2021. The discount applies to all BART fares including the already-discounted Clipper cards such as Youth, more...