Upcoming Events from F.A.C.E. (Friends + Advocates of Crocker-Amazon & The Excelsior)

Joy Luck Club – 1st Thursday Movie May 3rd – Excelsior Library – 6:30-8:30 PM

This month’s 1st Thursday at the Excelsior Library is the entertaining movie, based on the book by Amy Tan-Joy Luck Club. This 1993 film directed by Wayne Wang stars : Tamlyn Tomita, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu.

The story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. Their stories and their search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Runtime: 140 minutes

Excelsior Library: Friday, May 4th 3-5PM – Star Wars Day – “May the Fourth Be With You” Galactic Event

Second Tuesday, May 8th 6:30-8:30PM – Excelsior Branch community themed coloring and movie watching! Feature films, coloring books, coloring pencils, and coloring markers will be provided for free.  Come and go as you please, bring a friend or make a new friend. Light refreshments and popcorn provided. 5/22 7-8pm

The Excelsior Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month For Thursday May 22nd the title is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. The novel follows the lives of four siblings after a fortune teller reveals the time of their deaths to them. How does this knowledge shape their lives, and how differently would their lives have turned out if they hadn’t made that visit?

Ocean View Library Monthly Movie Screening: Loving Vincent – Thursday, May 3, 4-6 pm – Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film.  A young man delivers painter Vincent van Gogh’s final letters and ends up investigating the causes of the artist’s suicide.  Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Rated PG-13.  95 mins.  Refreshments provided.

Ingleside LibraryWednesday May 9May 22 Cartooning with Sirron Norris.


Jr. Giants Baseball Registration Now Open – Crocker Amazon Hosts Youth Ages 5-13 – FREE

Baseball season is upon us! For the girls and boys of summer looking to play baseball this summer, it’s time now to sign up for the FREE Junior Giants Program!

Crocker Amazon’s Recreation Manager Gerald Reader heads up this free very popular program which offers our city’s youth a chance to discover the basics of America’s pastime while learning the value of confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork.

Open to boys and girls ages 5-13. The The Jr. Giants Summer League runs from June 11th-August 4th.  For more information and to register, click http://www.sfrg-sanfranrecnpark.sportssignup.com/site/


RPD Access to Adventure 2018 – GGP Music Concourse – Saturday May 5th 12-3PM

SF Rec & Park, in partnership with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, invites you to join them for its annual Access to Adventure Festival on Saturday, May 5from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive).

This FREE festival is designed for kids and families with disabilities and special needs. It will feature accessible activities, arts, music, sports, live entertainment and more! All activities are accessible.

For more information and to register, go to:


The Event is FREE with a suggested donation is $5/person. Hosted By Support for Families Phone: (415) 920-5040


90th Birthday & Annual Balboa High School Variety Show – Saturday, May 5th 1 PM

Mark your Calendar! It’s time for the Annual Balboa High School Alumni Variety Show at Balboa’s Calvin Simmons Auditorium, Saturday May 5th. This year Balboa Invites Alumni and friends to celebrate its 90th birthday in a combined “Come Back to Bal Day” and “Talent Show.”

Gates Open at 10:00 AM with FREE Parking at Denman’s School Yard (enter on Seneca). Enjoy the Classic Car Show in Front of the School, then come on in where you’ll be greeted by students, alumni committee members and the Balboa PTSA. Take a guided or self-guided)tour through those “Hallowed Halls” of Balboa and enjoy listening and dancing to Balboa’s DJ and view the JROTC parade, both in the Nick Kafkas Quad. From there Visit Bal’s Hall of History Museum, the exciting new Leonoudakis Center for Innovation and Design, the Dr. Shirley Thornton Teen Clinic, the Athletic History Museum in the Gym and the football field and meet students with their creative exhibits in the Susan Ritter Buccaneer Room.

At 1:30 PM head to Calvin Simmons Auditorium lobby where for a few dollars you can enjoy treats, beverages Bal tees, sweats, caps and more before the Big 2018 Show kicks off from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Tickets $25 for single; $50 for group of up to four can be purchased on line in advance by clicking this link: https://squareup.com/store/balboa-high-school-alumni-associationYour tickets will be emailed to you in PDF format within 7 business days.

If you would like to enter your vehicle in the Classic Car Showplease contact Jorge Leiva at jal@kvn.com or (415) 726-2683.


Questions and additional ticket info, contact victoriahackett@aol.com  415/585-8411 oremilybalboa@comcast.net   650/851-8101. You can also fill out the form below and mail it with your check.

Make checks payable and send to

Balboa Alumni,P.O.Box 31866, San Francisco CA 94131

Yes, I want to help Balboa!  Send me tickets

Enclosed is a check in the amount of $____ for _____ tickets.

Or, I cannot attend but here is a donation to help Balboa $_______

Name: _____________________________________

Address: ___________________________________

City______________________ State _____   Zip__________

Balboa High School is located at 1000 Cayuga Avenue Enter at Onondaga at Otsego.


SF Parks Alliance Perennials & Pizza Members Party – Sunday, May 6th 1-3PM –Garden for the Environment

San Francisco is known for its world-class parks and public spaces. The success of our city’s parks is due to the dedicated and driven individuals and their visionary projects. You can find them on weekends or evenings, rain or shine digging, watering, planting, building, and advocating for quality open space.

This year SF Parks Alliance celebrates its park partners with a PERENNIALS AND PIZZA MEMBER PARTY. On Sunday, May 6 the Parks Alliance and their partners will be hosting an Inaugural Member Appreciation Party at Garden for the Environment from 1-3PM!

Enjoy complimentary food, including pizza from the wood-fired oven, beverages, and live music with fellow park lovers at this marvelous urban garden. All ages are welcome!

RSVP todayhttp://sfpa.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=101063&view=Detail.
Members can invite up to two guests to join them at our inaugural member appreciation event.

Garden for the Environment is located at 1590 7th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122


2nd Annual New Mission Terrace Garden Tour – Sunday, May 6th-1-4PM

21 New Mission Terrace homes and businesses will open their gates, their front yards and secret spaces for you to come in and enjoy a time in a green space as part of Sunday, May 6th 2nd annual garden tour in Mission Terrace.

No tickets are necessary and there’s no cost for the tour.

To get a look at the map and locations go to http://www.nmtiasf.com/2018—garden-tour.html. For any questions, please reach out to missionterracegardentour@gmail.com


SF Beautiful Invites You to a Victorian Afternoon Tea – Sunday May 6 – 1-4PM

Join SF Beautiful for a rare opportunity to spend an exclusive afternoon at the architecturally magnificent, restored Victorian Fisk House located at 700 Hayes Street, San Francisco on Sunday May 6, from 1–4 PM. Victorian attire is encouraged but not required.

Afternoon Tea is catered by Crown & Crumpet Tea and you can bid on amazing silent auction items (click https://sfbeautiful.org/PDF/2018/2018_auction_preview.pdf for a preview). The afternoon includes wine, music, house tour and very special guests! San Francisco Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To purchase tickets go tohttps://sfbeautiful.org/tea-rsvp/. For neighborhood groups there is a 50% discount if you mention SFB-member!


19th Annual How Weird Street Faire – Sunday, May 6th Noon – 8 pm Howard & 2ndStreets

The How Weird Street Faire invites you to join friends for a “sensational spectacle of art, music, and weirdness” and a celebration of peace and creativity at the intersection of art and technology in the emerging heart of downtown San Francisco. The Faire is a project of the educational non-profit World Peace through Technology Organization, whose mission is to inspire peace. The Faire is a world-class music festival featuring the full range of electronic music styles, live and exhibited art, vendors selling unique and designer wares, food and drinks, and performers of every type.

The theme for How Weird 2018 is a parody of the crazy 1970’s celebrating funk and feeling groovy, exploring the many ways in which we identify ourselves and how we can all live together in peace.

See the carnival of colorful curiosities and extraordinary strangeness. Exotic performers of every type will dazzle and delight. Browse the unique concessions and designer merchants. Partake in titillating cuisine and fine beverages. Use the Magic Sticker, and enjoy all of its benefits. The Magic Sticker is your ticket to a world of fun, perks and adventure! Join thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets.

This year, the three main entrances to the faire are at Howard and 1st Streets, at Howard and New Montgomery Streets, and at Mission and 2nd Streets. We recommend taking public transportation to the faire. The How Weird Street Faire is located a short walk from Market Street and the Montgomery BART station, as well as Caltrains Station, Transbay Terminal, and many MUNI lines.

The How Weird Street Faire is the unofficial start to the legendary San Francisco festival season. Tickets start at $20. Presale Magic Stickers are $15. For more information on the faire visit –http://HowWeird.org. For more information on the non-profit visit – http://WPTT.Org. For advance ticket purchases visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-weird-2016-tickets-22471620221?aff=eac2


Free Writing Workshop for BOOMERS–Litquake, Starts Tuesday, May 8th at Excelsior Works!

Join your fellow Baby Boomers for this 10-week Litquake Writing workshop (drop-ins welcome). Starting May 8 through July 17, the group will meet from 6-7:30PM on Tuesday nights at Excelsior Works! Located at 5000 Mission next to Little Joe’s Pizza.

Bring your ideas, memories and a lifetime of experiences and adventures to the page! Message Patti Spaniak to sign-up or e-mail her at: patti@cayugaconnectors.org Cell: 646-409-7775. Hope to see you!!


2018 Bike To Work Day: Thursday, May 10

Bike to Work Day is San Francisco’s biggest day of the year to show City leaders and the country that San Francisco bikes.

How to participate: In addition to biking to work, you can sign up for a commuter convoy to bike to work with your neighbors or volunteer to help out.

Pedal by one of 26 Energizer Stations across San Francisco for free snacks, beverages and collectable, reusable tote bags filled with goodies. Does your bike need a check-up? Bike Doctors will be on hand to provide complimentary basic bike maintenance at select stations.

Pledge to bike, sign up volunteer, nominate a friend for bike commuter of the year award, and more. http://www.sfbike.org/bike-to-work-day/


Sippin’ Wine Tasting & Jazz – Friday May 11th – 6:30-8:30PM

Sippin’ is having another Wine Tasting Event on Friday, May 11th from 6:30-8:30pm!  They will be featuring wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. Starting at 9pmthere will be live Jazz music by Mid Night Moods. Hope to see you there!

Sippin’ Wine Bar is located at the Top Level of 4704 Mission Street in San Francisco’s Excelsior District.


Crocker Amazon Playground Annual Spring Fling – Saturday May 12th – 1 – 3PM

Spring into the summer at Crocker Amazon Playground’s annual Spring Fling with a freeafternoon of food, fun, prizes and crafts. Come and meet Rec & Park Staff and find out how much more is going on in the clubhouse and playfields.

Saturday, May 12th from 1-3PM in the Crocker Amazon Clubhouse is the place to be! Bring kids, friends and neighbors and any recreation ideas with you to share.

The park has never looked better, the activities and programs are expanding and the staff wants to grow programs to serve you!

Crocker Amazon Clubhouse is located at Moscow Street and Italy. There’s free parking too!


2 Youth Art Exchange (YAX) May Events Showcase Youth Arts

“Vibrant Voices” Exhibition at Root Division on Saturday, May 12th from 1-4pm. Youth Art Exchange and Root Division present New Growth, a showcase of youth artwork. This is the final celebration and gallery show for YAX’s spring students. Root Division is located at 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco

Youth Digital Music (YDM) Festival is on Saturday, May 19th from 3-5pm. In collaboration with Pyramind, Youth Art Exchange will bring together young musicians from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Pyramind is located at 880 Folsom Street, San Francisco

For more information contact Shanna Bowie, Program Manager at (415) 574-8137 or email: 


Help McLaren Park’s Annual Pancake Breakfast  Saturday, May 19th – 8:30 –11AM at Louis Sutter Roundhouse

It’s time again to enjoy all the pancakes, eggs, sausages, juice, tea and coffee you can eat at Help McLaren Park’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. This year’s feast takes place Saturday, May 19th from 8:30 to 11 am in McLaren Park’s Louis Sutter Roundhouse. Enter at the Wayland and University Avenue park side.

Volunteers are needed for set up, kitchen help, tear down, bussers, host, and servers. As in the past, adults pay $10 and kids pay $5. Sponsored by SF Recology, proceeds go toward park improvements initiated by Help McLaren Park. For more information visit http://helpmlpark.weebly.com/


Mobile Rec – Crocker Amazon – Saturday June 2 – 11AM-2PM

Mobile Rec is coming to Crocker Amazon the 1st Saturday of June. Mobile Rec offers kids and families a chance to recreate with some new sports. Featured will be skateboarding, BMX biking and rock climbing- all free. So get the word out that Mobile Rec will be at Crocker Amazon from 11AM-2PM.

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