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.

  • Exhibition: SF Ice Arena, 1990(WNP Event)

    Dec 7, 2019 - Apr 20, 2020 at Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa
    In 1990, when news of the demolition of the Outer Sunset's venerable 48th Avenue Ice Arena became public, photographer Darcie Westerlund set out to document the west side landmark's last days. We are proud to inaugurate our new exhibition schedule at our Home for History with a curated set of Darcie's images from her trips to the Ice Arena. Hours 10am-4pm Thursday through Saturday (and by appointment).
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    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa
  • Film Screening: 5 Blocks by Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt(WNP Event)

    May 21, 2020 6:30pm-8:30pm (Thursday) at Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
    Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America. No stranger to civic celebrations since the 1900s and just minutes from City Hall, the area fell into decline and became home to the poorest population in San Francisco. The neighborhood is currently undergoing its most dramatic change in 50 years as tech companies, their employees, and the restaurants and stores that cater to them confront the realities of a neighborhood that still houses some of our most marginalized residents.

    WNP will host a screening of 5 Blocks, a film by Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt who used our OpenSFHistory archive as a research tool to explore the complex questions of income disparity, changing demographics, and the very nature of place as they look at contemporary Market Street.

    Join us to see how the past contextualizes the present, meet filmmaker Dan Goldes, and enjoy curated historical images of Market Street from OpenSFHistory. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $10 for members. Light snacks and refreshments provided.
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    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://www.5blocksproject.com
  • POSTPONED Monumental Golden Gate Park(WNP Event)

    Jun 1, 2020 5:00pm-8:00pm (Monday) at WNP Home for History 1617 Balboa
    IMPORTANT Please note that this event has been rescheduled, first from March 28, 2020 to April 25, 2020 and now until a TBD date pending instructions from state and local officials related to the spread of COVID-19.

    Join us at the opening reception of our new exhibition co-curated by San Francisco Recreation and Parks Historian in Residence, Christopher Pollock.

    Golden Gate Park, known for its natural beauty, is also home to a remarkable collection of cultural landscape features and memorials. Monumental Golden Gate Park explores the history of cultural landscape features by showcasing artifacts from the Park's past never before displayed in public and selections from our OpenSFHistory archive, as well as illustrations and watercolors from Richmond District resident Patrick Mahar.

    This event is free thanks to District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (but RSVP to let us know you're coming). Light refreshments provided.


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    map to: WNP Home for History 1617 Balboa
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • WNP Annual Fundraising Gala(WNP Event)

    Feb 21, 2021 6:00pm-10:00pm (Sunday) at The Clubhouse at Presidio Golf Course 300 Finley Road
    Join us for a Gala celebration benefiting Western Neighborhoods Project!

    Meet neighbors, old classmates, local history celebrities, and new friends. Enjoy fine food and drink, find a treat at the silent auction, hear old-school stories, and see rare historical pictures from the Outside Lands. Whether you are a native or a recent arrival, you will get a warm welcome at our celebration.

    Early bird tickets are available now! Get more information and purchase tickets at http://outsidelands.org/gala/
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    map to: The Clubhouse at Presidio Golf Course 300 Finley Road
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
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