JULY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

JULY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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JULY 1 OYSTERFEST SAN FRANCISCO One of the largest oyster festivals on the West Coast, Oysterfest San Francisco showcases some of the most sought-after bands, food and beverages, and, of course, succulent oysters. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, SF www.oysterfest.me JULY 1-2 FILLMORE JAZZ FESTIVAL Three stages of continuous jazz performances, more than 300 artists’ booths, and international food courts. Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets www.fillmorejazzfestival.com JULY 1 - OCTOBER 1 (Weekends only and Labor Day Monday) SAN FRANCISCO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Bring your family, friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy Hamlet in a beautiful park setting! San Francisco, Pleasanton, Cupertino, and Redwood City, 415-558-0888 www.sfshakes.org JULY 2 (FIRST SUNDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, ASIAN ART MUSEUM  www.asianart.org JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY WATERFRONT FESTIVAL Dazzling fireworks, local bands, food, and…
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7 Tips for Buying a Home in San Francisco

7 Tips for Buying a Home in San Francisco

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ENGAGE A MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL:  Check in with one as soon as possible if you are financing the purchase. You’ll need a letter of pre-approval in hand if your offer is going to be competitive, and it can take time to round up your documentation. BE OPEN IN TERMS OF NEIGHBORHOODS & MUST-HAVE'S: You’re in the strongest position if you're flexible―especially about your choice of neighborhoods and amenities. Every neighborhood has its charms, so don’t be too quick to exclude one. Perhaps 1.5 baths are enough? Or maybe leased parking is workable? GET FAMILIAR WITH THE MARKET: Go to as many open houses as possible that fit within your budget. Within no time you’ll develop a feel for what your money will buy. KNOW YOUR ONLINE SOURCES: Some are reliable, but…
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San Francisco Farmers’ Markets

San Francisco Farmers’ Markets

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(Year-Round Unless Otherwise Noted) Information Courtesy of Stephanie Morimoto and Together In Food: https://togetherinfood.wordpress.com/s-f-farmers-markets-the-full-list/ Dates and times can change seasonally San Franciscans are lucky to have such an amazing variety of farmers’ markets throughout the City—from the Ferry Building west to the Outer Richmond and south to the mother of them all, the Alemany Farmers’ Market.  You can even find one tucked away in the Financial District! ALAMO SQUARE / NOPA Divisadero Farmers’ Market Sundays: 10 am to 2 pm Grove St. at Divisadero BERNAL / MISSION Alemany Farmers’ Market Saturdays: 6 am to 3 pm 100 Alemany Blvd. 415-647-9423 EMBARCADERO Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays: 8 am to 2 pm Ferry Building: 1 Ferry Plaza 415-291-3276 EMBARCADERO / RINCON Rincon Center…
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Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch

Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch

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Zephyr Agent Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch San Francisco, CA – September 16, 2011 – Stefano DeZerega, a Top Producer and a Premier Property Specialist with Zephyr Real Estate, is a volunteer and is on the board of directors at Pie Ranch—a sustainable farming operation in Pescadero that is also one of the Bay Area’s more unique community organizations. Pie Ranch’s stated mission is to inspire and connect people to know the source of their food, and to work together to bring greater health to the food system from seed to table. The farmers there are composed of staff, volunteers and apprentices who all grow food for their own sustenance and that of their community while stewarding the environment. Pie Ranch, so named because of the shape of the land it…
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JUNE 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

JUNE 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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Summer kicks off in San Francisco and there is plenty to do.  Jazz, Street Festivals, and Pride - You gotta love San Francisco in June! JUNE 1-4 SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (22nd YEAR) Silent films accompanied by live music. This festival promotes the silent film as art and historical record. Castro Theatre. 415-777-4908. www.silentfilm.org JUNE 1-16 SAN FRANCISCO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (SF DOCFEST) (16TH YEAR) An annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event has brought weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. Produced by the SF IndieFest.  Roxie, Brava, and Vogue Theaters.  415-662-FEST(3378). www.sfindie.com JUNE 3-4 UNION STREET FESTIVAL Now in its 41st year, this is one of San Francisco’s largest free art festivals, offering an organic farmers market, arts and crafts…
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MAY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

MAY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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MAY 2 (FIRST TUESDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, VARIOUS MUSEUMS Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, DeYoung Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (please confirm with the museum calendar, as free days may vary).   MAY 3 (FIRST WEDNESDAY) SF ZOO FREE ADMISSION DAY FOR SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS A free day for all San Francisco residents.  Proof of San Francisco residency is required and can be established by providing:  a valid driver’s license, a valid identification card, or a utility, phone, or another local bill with your name and address, along with a current valid photo I.D.  First free admission at 10:00 am.  Last free admission at 3:00 pm. 1 Zoo Road, SF www.sfzoo.org/visit/tickets-hours.htm [caption id="attachment_6444" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Carnival San Francisco -…
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APRIL 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

APRIL 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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April 1 - August 31 WILDFLOWERS:  SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN Starting in April and extending through August, the largest portion of the garden’s collections comes into bloom, drawing a huge host of pollinators to its bounty of remarkable and rare plants. A special population of locally rare, native butterflies now makes its home in the Garden of California Native Plants.  The flowering should be especially abundant this year due to the recent heavy rains. San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park - Open 9 am to 6 pm (spring and summer) Free docent tours every Saturday, April 1 to August 26, at 2 pm - Free with proof of SF residency (free to all on the second Tuesday of the month:  April 11 this month) APRIL 2 (FIRST SUNDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY,…
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MARCH 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

MARCH 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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MARCH 1 SF ZOO FREE ADMISSION DAY FOR SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS - A free day for all San Francisco residents. Proof of San Francisco residency is required and can be established by providing: a valid driver’s license, a valid identification card, or a utility, phone, or other local bills with your name and address, along with a current valid photo I.D. First free admission at 10:00 am. Last free admission at 3:00 pm. 1 Zoo Road, SF. MARCH 4 37th ANNUAL BLACK CUISINE FESTIVAL - A soul food cooking contest, dancing, marketplace, live music, and Kiddieland are among the events at this annual tribute to black cuisine. There will be fried chicken, catfish, oxtails, ribs, links, black-eyed peas, red beans and rice, greens, yams, mac and cheese, cornbread, sweet potato pie, peach…
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JUNE 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR

JUNE 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR

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JUNE 1 žBAY AREA DISCOVERY MUSEUM: FREE ADMISSION DAY — The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum near the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is known both for its emphasis on creativity through play and for programs featuring hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events, cultural festivals, and more. www.baykidsmuseum.org JUNE 2-5 žSAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL — The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents silent films accompanied by live music, promoting silent film as an artistic and historical record. Castro Theatre. (415) 777-4908. www.silentfilm.org JUNE 2-16 SAN FRANCISCO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (SF DOCFEST) — These documentaries, while often exploring a lighthearted subject matter, often uncover fundamental truths. Produced by the SF IndieFest. Shown at the Roxie, Brava, and Vogue…
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San Francisco May Events 2016

San Francisco May Events 2016

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MAY 1 HOW WEIRD STREET FAIRE - Howard and Second Streets - Billed as a “street fair for the 21st century,” the event includes nine stages of music over seven city blocks; food and vendors from around the world, and educational booths. Described by the organizers as a place “where weird is normal,” How Weird celebrates technology, creativity and just being your oddball self with interactive art and games, ten stages of music, and free dance lessons. Wearing a costume that ties in with the annual theme (2014 was outer space) is compulsory. ASIAN ART MUSEUM FREE ADMISSION DAY - The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history.  Normally $12, the museum…
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