WNP Events Calendar
We're happy to appear at street fairs, festivals, and other community events to show old photos of the neighborhood, give out free booklets, and chat with people about west SF history.
We also do slide shows and lectures for community groups, classrooms, preschools, clubs, historical societies, and other organizations who'd like to hear more about topics like the Sunset district, the old Rancho San Miguel, earthquake shacks, and "Carville".
Special walks for WNP members and their guests occur at least quarterly. Past walks have included Lands End, Ocean Avenue, the Parkside District, and Forest Hill. Join the Western Neighborhoods Project and come learn more about these fascinating San Francisco neighborhoods.
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Live Reading: Life in the SunsetJoin author Ron Jones to celebrate the release of his new book, Life in the Sunset, a memoir of growing up in San Francisco's Sunset District in the 1950's. Festivities include a live reading, music, other local authors and their books. Refreshments will be served. -
Dec 10, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm (Thursday) at St Aidans Episcopal Church
Home Movie DayYour home movies are likely a lot more interesting than you remember! Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share your own home movies with an audience of your community It's a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.
Dec 12, 2015 3:00pm-9:00pm (Saturday) at Internet Archive
Among the festivities will be a slideshow presentation of amateur photos from our Private Collector images.
3 - 5:30 pm Film check in. Western Neighborhoods Project slideshow and a tour of the film and oral history stations.
5 - 7 pm Open screening - see your home movie on the big screen!
7 - 8 pm Drinks & treats
8 - 8:45 pm Curated screening of footage from the Center for Asian American Media and the Internet Archive (with live music accompaniment) -
SF Neon and NoirA festive evening of San Francisco neon and noir at the Balboa Theatre, with a neon newsreel, iconic neon from noir classics, and Bogey and Bacall in Dark Passage, shot here in San Francisco. Neon newsreel: neon restoration news and images plus archival footage from the Prelinger archive of San Francisco's iconic neon signs Short feature: Stolen Moments, a spectrum of neon from classic noir films Main feature: Dark Passage starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and a midnight cab ride through neon-soaked San Francisco Commentary and book signing by Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan, authors of San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons. -
Dec 12, 2015 6:00pm (Saturday) at Balboa Theatre
Lunch Lecture - Early 20th Century Residence Parks in San FranciscoResidence parks promised to turn empty land into model communities of quality houses with gardens and quiet, tree-lined streets. At a time before comprehensive zoning, numerous restrictions were written into the deeds covering the lots to convince buyers they would get what they paid for. The restrictions limited what was built, how the land was used, who could buy, and taxed buyers for the upkeep of the grounds via a home association. Join Western Neighborhoods Project board member Richard Brandi for a discussion of eight garden enclaves launched from 1910 to 1918: West Clay Park, Sea Cliff, Lincoln Manner, Jordan Park, St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, Balboa Terrace, and Ingleside Terraces. In spite of depressions, wars, inflation, and other economic pressures during the 20th century, these eight parks have maintained their coordinated land use planning to this day. Admission is Free to WNP members and SPUR members, $10 to public -
Jan 12, 2016 12:30pm-1:30pm (Tuesday) at SPUR
Back-Fence Neighbors: The Richmond District and the Presidios First 150 YearsEighty years after the founding of the Presidio, an Act of Congress added the Outside Lands to the official map of the City of San Francisco in 1866. Over the next century, the open sand dunes and scrub south of the U.S. Army base evolved from racetracks and dairy ranches into the vibrant Richmond District neighborhood. Woody LaBounty and retired National Park Service ranger John Martini will present historical images and stories on the long relationship between the Richmond and the Presidio through changing, and sometimes challenging times. Admission is free. -
Jan 21, 2016 7:00pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Presidio Officers Club
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