WNP Events Calendar

Western Neighborhoods Project shares local history at events for community organizations, clubs, businesses, schools, and fairs. We also host our own events, including special walks and symposiums exclusively for WNP members.

Contact us to bring some San Francisco history to your next gathering.

  • Mountain Lake to Lobos Creek Walk

    Aug 24, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday)
    SOLD OUT
    John Martini will lead a Presidio walk along the edge of the Richmond District. Join us to learn about lake and creek natural history, a Spanish colonialist campground, a little-known cemetery and hospital, and a balloon-launch site. Nearby MUNI routes include the 1-California and 28-19th Avenue buses. $5 fee to attend and there is a maximum capacity of 30 people.

    Our thanks to the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for its support of this event!
    Event is SOLD OUT


    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • Chinese American History Day

    Sep 1, 2019 11:00am-4:00pm (Sunday) at Waverly Place
    Chinese American History Day
    hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of American
    as part of Chinatown Sunday Play Streets,

    an 8-week block party series on Waverly Place (between Sacramento and Washington Streets).

    There will be performances and several cultural organizations engaging the community with the power of history through activities and crafts.

    CHSA will showcase "Chinese in the Sunset," a traveling exhibition and collaboration between Western Neighborhoods Project and CHSA. At this year's event we will be the launching of a new collaborative project called "Chinese in the Richmond."

    Did you or your parents or grandparents move from Chinatown to the Richmond District? Come visit the Western Neighborhoods Project table, and add your story to this history project.


    More Info
    map to: Waverly Place San Francisco
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-play-streets-chinese-american-history-day-tickets-68183973099
  • Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival

    Sep 14, 2019 11:00am-3:00pm (Saturday)
    WNP will be at the third annual Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival on Clement Street between 6th and 9th Avenues. Come visit our booth, see some old images of the neighborhood, and learn about our upcoming "Chinese in the Richmond" history project.



    Our thanks to the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for its support of our presence at this event!
    More Info
  • Fort Miley & Lands End Walk

    Sep 21, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday)
    SOLD OUT
    John Martini will lead a two-hour exploration of little-visited East and West Fort Miley and the abandoned El Camino Del Mar highway. Highlights include 1890s fortifications at Fort Miley, a quick walk-through of the Veterans Administration hospital campus, the Octagon House (outside only, sorry) and visit to a forgotten pile of funerary monuments on El Camino Del Mar. A very economical $5 fee to attend and a maximum number of 30 attendees.

    Our thanks to the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for its support of this event!
    Event is SOLD OUT


    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • Anderson Sisters Retrospective(WNP Event)

    Oct 27, 2019 2:00pm-5:00pm (Sunday) at Presidio Golf Concordia Club 8 Presidio Terrace
    Join us for this free event of refreshments, music, history, and memories of the Anderson Sisters School of Dance. Irene Anderson founded the Inner Richmond District studio in 1935, and her daughters Jean and Lenore instructed thousands of children, adults, and seniors on 6th Avenue near Clement over the next 69 years. The Anderson Sisters and their students participated in innumerable May Day pageants, holiday shows, and performances on Treasure Island during the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939-1940. The studio was the first racially integrated dance school in the city.

    With live performance, rare video, and archival images, we will celebrate the impact of one family on the culture and sociology of the Richmond.

    History buffs, school alumni, dance and performing arts aficionados and fans, please join us for this special one time event with Richmond District notables.

    Please RSVP for this free event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anderson-sisters-school-of-dance-retrospective-tickets-67711736627
    More Info
    map to: Presidio Golf Concordia Club 8 Presidio Terrace
  • Lincoln Park Halloween Eve Walk(WNP Event)

    Oct 30, 2019 5:00pm-6:30pm (Wednesday) at Lincoln Park
    The fairways and greens of Lincoln Park were once the site of San Francisco's most remote and impoverished burial ground, City Cemetery. On this ghoulish guided walk led by historian and author John Martini, we'll learn about the rise and fall of the cemetery, explore a Chinese funerary temple, discover an iron memorial to forgotten sailors, and learn the surprises that lay beneath the Legion of Honor.
    $5 fee to attend and there is a maximum capacity of 30 people.
    Our thanks to the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for its support of this event!
    Tickets/More Info
    map to: Lincoln Park San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
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