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San Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What's OpenSan Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What’s Open
By - posted 5/15/2021
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...

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, 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...

SF's Subway Stations Reopen & Historic Streetcars Return May 15SF’s Subway Stations Reopen & Historic Streetcars Return May 15
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

All San Francisco subway stations are scheduled to reopen Saturday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic cutbacks in service more than a year ago, according to city officials. In addition, Muni’s full F Market and Wharves route from Fisherman’s Wharf to Market and Castro streets will return more...

Mayor Breed: SF May Not "Fully" Reopen on June 15Mayor Breed: SF May Not “Fully” Reopen on June 15
By - posted 5/6/2021
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for their interview with London Breed where the mayor responded to a question about the whether or not San Francisco would follow the state’s plans of fully reopening on June 15th. Although the Mayor praised the city’s progress and high vaccination rate, she said that data will more...

SF's Historic Roxie Theater Reopens May 21SF’s Historic Roxie Theater Reopens May 21
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s historic Roxie Theater is finally reopening. In March 2020, our doors closed to the public and we’ve spent the past year and nine weeks waiting to finally make this announcement. The Roxie will reopen Friday, May 21st with limited showtimes and seating capacity. For the reopening day, Roxie Theater is more...

Brand New "SF Music Hall of Fame" Opens May 8Brand New “SF Music Hall of Fame” Opens May 8
By - posted 5/4/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Sponsored, What's Closed / What's Open

Welcome to the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Gallery, the world’s largest gallery dedicated to San Francisco and Bay Area musicians. How did West Coast Hip-Hop, Thrash Metal, and the Psychedelic sounds of the Summer of Love all take root and thrive in the Bay Area? The immersive gallery honors around more...

SF Officially in Yellow Tier on May 6SF Officially in Yellow Tier on May 6
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

As expected, San Francisco entered the “Yellow Tier” today which allows for many expanded reopenings. Originally, San Francisco had planned to wait until May 7 to allow further reopenings, but today Mayor London Breed announced the timeline would be moved up a day to May 6. San Francisco Reopens and Expands more...

SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)
By - posted 5/4/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Main Library reopened yesterday for the first time in 14 months. A big thanks to journalist Peter Hartlaub for filming the heartwarming scene as library staff gave a standing ovation to the patrons who had lined up outside and first first to enter around 10am. Omg the library just more...

Cal Academy's "NightLife" is Back May 13Cal Academy’s “NightLife” is Back May 13
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The California Academy of Sciences announced today that their evening event series, Nightlife resumes starting Thursday, May 13th. From basking in the glow of one of the largest living coral reef displays in the world to taking in the interstellar views from the Living Roof, guests can explore the nocturnal side more...

Family Amusement Park "Gilroy Gardens" Reopens May 22Family Amusement Park “Gilroy Gardens” Reopens May 22
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After being closed since January 5, 2020, Gilroy Gardens is finally reopening on May 22. Unfortunately, the park would have celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020, but had to postpone its birthday celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The park never reopened in 2020. Gilroy Gardens is excited to announce our 2021 Opening more...

SF's Alamo Drafthouse to Reopen in July 2021SF’s Alamo Drafthouse to Reopen in July 2021
By - posted 5/3/2021
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Mission Local for letting us know that San Francisco’s Alamo Drafthouse plans to reopen in July. The historic theater, located on Mission near 22nd, has been closed for more than a year. According to a blog post on the Alamo Drafthouse website posted on April 29, the theater chain more...