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WNP Past Events

Here are some of our recent events. Did you attend? Do you wish you had? Click the title of any event and send us a message about what you thought or a request for a re do.

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.

  • Podcast Live - Forest Hill Microhoods

    Mar 5, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event

    Be part of our live "studio" audience at our weekly podcast recording! Join the podcast crew, Nicole Meldahl, David Gallagher, and Richard Brandi, for this exclusive behind-the-scenes session with added visual content, outtakes, and access to the after party.

    This week Richard is here to talk about Forest Hill Microhoods.

    Tickets: Free for WNP Members. Not a member yet? Join at the link!
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • Save The Cliff House Collection(WNP Event)

    Mar 4, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Event

    Saving our shared history sure is no picnic, but, similarly, it's better when you don't do it alone.

    In that spirit, Western Neighborhoods Project is anchoring a collective of galleries, art conservators, and community historians to Save The Cliff House Collection from auction in ONE WEEK. Thanks to Alexandra Mitchell of A.C.T. Art Conservation and John Lindsey of Great Highway Gallery, we're working directly with the auction company to purchase historic art and artifacts from The Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and Playland at the Beach. But we need your donations to make this happen.

    Join us for the evening to see a short presentation on Cliff House history from our pal John Martini, and ask Alexandra, John, and our own Nicole Meldahl questions about our mission to keep this collection in tact and accessible to the public in the neighborhoods.

    Tickets are free but you must register in advance to attend this Zoom happening.


    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://savethecliffhousecollection.com/

  • Podcast Live Audience - Zero Thomas

    Feb 26, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Event

    Be part of our live "studio" audience at our weekly podcast recording! Join the podcast crew, Nicole Meldahl, David Gallagher, and John Martini, for this exclusive behind-the-scenes session with added visual content, outtakes, and access to the after party.

    This week John is here to talk about an African American soldier named Zero Thomas whose papers were miraculously saved from the trash.

    Tickets: Free for WNP Members. Not a member yet? Join at the link!
    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • Podcast Live Audience - Clement Street Businesses(WNP Event)

    Feb 19, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Event

    Be part of our live "studio" audience at our weekly podcast recording! Join the podcast crew, Nicole Meldahl, David Gallagher, and Michael Maire Lange, for this exclusive behind-the-scenes session with added visual content, outtakes, and access to the after party.

    This week we take you on a stroll down Clement Street, highlighting businesses we love and reminiscing about those we've lost.

    Tickets: Free for WNP Members. Not a member yet? Join at the link!
    map to: Virtual Event
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • SF Landmarks Demystified with Fort Point Beer Co.

    Feb 18, 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Event

    Join us for a special California Craft Beer Week (formerly known as San Francisco Beer Week) event to uncover the deep history of six San Francisco landmarks that inspired Fort Point Beer Co. beers. The creative director for Fort Point Beer will talk packaging design, and a panel of local history all-stars convened by WNP will share the stories behind landmarks featured on different cans. This all-star lineup includes our own Nicole Meldahl and David Gallagher, our pal John Martini, and our friends from San Francisco Heritage, Shaping San Francisco, and Guardians of the City.

    All proceeds support WNP and friends. Cheers to that!

    This virtual event is hosted by Fort Point Beer Co. and tickets must be purchased through their shop using the link below.

    Each $25 ticket includes admission AND a mixed 6-pack of beers featured during the event that will be delivered to your door! You'll receive a link and your beer will be shipped at the time of purchase.


    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Sarah Chorey sarahchorey@fortpointbeer.com
    more info: https://fortpointbeer.com/shop/sfbeerweek-landmark-history-talk
  • Grand Tour of Sutro’s Egyptian Collection(WNP Event)

    Feb 17, 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm (Wednesday) at Virtual Online Event

    Cocktails and history and mummies, oh my! Join us for a very special collaborative event with students from the Museum Studies Program at San Francisco State University and staff from the University's Global Museum, who will provide an exclusive tour of Adolph Sutro's Egyptian Collection. At SF State since 1972, the collection houses over 700 objects including two mummies that are approximately 3,500 years old.

    The event will begin at 6:00pm with a cocktail warm-up as our hosts teach you how to make Clara’s Punch (non-alcoholic) and Spirit of Nespaperennub (alcoholic), which was inspired by an artifact in the Museum collection. Then, sip your drinks as we give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of objects on display and in storage at the Global Museum. Play-by-play commentary will be provided by WNP's Nicole Meldahl and our good friend John Martini, and there will of course be a Q&A session to follow.

    This event will be hosted via Zoom. Tickets are free for San Francisco State University students and Western Neighborhoods Project members. To claim one of these tickets, please use the "Free Member Ticket" button when registering. Tickets for the general public are available at a sliding scale, starting at $10.

    Registration is required in advance to be "in the room" and receive the cocktail recipes, but the event will also be live-streamed via the WNP Facebook page.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.


    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • Podcast Live Audience - Sutro the Collector!(WNP Event)

    Feb 12, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Event

    Be part of our live "studio" audience at our weekly podcast recording! Join the podcast crew, Nicole Meldahl, David Gallagher, and John Martini, for this exclusive behind-the-scenes session with added visual content, outtakes, and access to the after party.

    This week we're joined by Dr. Lissette Jimenez, Egyptologist and Assistant Professor from the Museum Studies Program at San Francisco State University to talk about objects from Adolph Sutro's Egyptian Collection they help care for at the University's Global Museum.

    Tickets: Free for WNP Members and San Francisco State University students. Not a member? Join at the link!
    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: NIcole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • History Happy Hour with Katy Guyon!(WNP Event)

    Feb 11, 2021 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Event

    Nicole Meldahl, Chelsea Sellin and David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    If you like transit AND old photos, then gee whiz do we have the show for you. This week we sit down with Katy Guyon, photo archivist for the SFMTA Photo Archive. We'll nerd out over how awesome the SFMTA collection is while she shows off some west side highlights. And guess what? There's also an OpenSFHistory connection to be made.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.


    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • WNP Story Time!(WNP Event)

    Feb 6, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Event

    RESCHEDULED due to illness.

    Nicole Meldahl reads classic and history-theme children’s stories live on Saturday mornings. Fun for kids of all ages, even if you’re just a kid at heart. This month we’re reading a very special donation from WNP member Norm Stahl: “Little Toot Through The Golden Gate” by Hardie Gramatky. Our 1975 copy was gifted to his mother-in-law when she retired from teaching Kindergarten at Sunnyside School, and we’re so excited to share it with you.

    This event is free but pre-registration is required to be “in the room” with Miss Nicole. Never fear if you can’t decide before the event is live, however, because it will also be live-streamed via Zoom through the WNP Facebook.


    map to: Virtual Event
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • Podcast Live Audience - Levin Family Theatre Empire!(WNP Event)

    Feb 5, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Event

    Be part of our live "studio" audience at our weekly podcast recording! Join the podcast crew, Nicole Meldahl, David Gallagher, and Arnold Woods, for this exclusive behind-the-scenes session with added visual content, outtakes, and access to the after party.

    This week, we visit beloved neighborhood theatres throughout the Outside Lands as we introduce you to the family than ran so many of them.

    Tickets: Free for WNP Members. Not a member? Join at the link!
    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • History Happy Hour with Christina Lalanne!(WNP Event)

    Jan 14, 2021 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event

    Nicole Meldahl and Chelsea Sellin in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    We sit down with Christina Lalanne for the first Happy Hour of what we hope will be a happier 2021. Christina recently received some well-deserved global attention for an article published in The Atavist about finding a secret diary hidden in the basement of her west side home during renovations. This is literally our dream and we can’t wait to ask her a million questions about it.

    This event is free but pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.


    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://magazine.atavist.com/castles-in-the-sky-san-francisco-denmark-diary-love-mystery
  • Podcast Live Audience - Farewell to Woody

    Dec 26, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    Special Day! Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we'll be saying goodbye WNP founder and podcast host Woody LaBounty as he makes his final appearance on the podcast. A look back at 21 years of WNP, can we keep it to 20 minutes? Tickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • Podcast Live Audience - Historical Happenings

    Dec 18, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we talk about the Historical Happenings of the year 2020 (Do we really want to look back at this?) Tickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • ReMuseum 2020: Moving Forward

    Dec 17, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm (Thursday) at Online Virtual Event
    Recover. Reimagine. Revive. What does ReMuseum mean to you? Join a virtual conversation hosted by the California Association of Museums (CAM) to delve deeply into the challenges that the museum field is currently facing and how our field can move forward. Come ready to dialogue!

    On December 17th, 2020, our Executive Director Nicole Meldahl will be in conversation with Anthea M. Hartig, formerly Executive Director of the California Historical Society and currently the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for the last session of CAM's ReMuseum series. They will chat about how this unprecedented year has changed our vision for the role history must play in our lives and provide positive takeaways we can harness as we move past pandemic, into the new normal.

    Come, ask questions, be a part of the conversation from Noon to 1:00pm. This event is free for CAM members, $5 for non-members, and registration is required through the CAM website. See link below for details.
    map to: Online Virtual Event
    Contact: Lacey Leiberthal admin@calmuseums.org
    more info: https://www.calmuseums.org/Public/LEARN/Programs/Online%20Learning/ReMuseum-2020/Moving%20Forward.aspx?hkey=d618ad15-5f51-4fe3-9c11-da7f077bb530
  • Podcast Live Audience - Catholic Richmond

    Dec 11, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we talk about the Catholic Churches and Parishes of the Richmond District Tickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Dec 10, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event

    Nicole Meldahl and Chelsea Sellin in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    For our final virtual Happy Hour of 2020, we’re chatting with local photographer Yameen about his work, what inspires him, and why his timeless images pair so well with our OpenSFHistory archive.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.


    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - John McLaren

    Dec 4, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we talk about the father of Golden Gate Park, John McLarenTickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • Richmond District Neon, Part II(WNP Event)

    Dec 3, 2020 6:45pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    The Richmond District shines in this guided tour by San Francisco Neon about neon signs and how they illuminate the history of this western neighborhood.

    Join our friends Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan, authors of "Saving Neon" and "San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons," for this one-hour virtual tour showcasing vintage neon signs. You won't want to miss these rich stories supported by photographs, video clips, maps and historic research.

    Because who doesn't love a good neon sign?! This event is free but pre-registration is required to receive you Zoom link.

    Sponsored by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://sfneon.org
  • WNP Story Time!(WNP Event)

    Dec 2, 2020 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl will read a classic holiday children’s story to end our Story Time series and kick off the season. We began this series on Facebook Live in May and, after a month off, are shifting to Zoom! Fun for kids of all ages, even if you’re just a kid at heart. This one will be a festive surprise the whole family can enjoy.

    Sponsored by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) as part of our Education Initiative. All books were purchased at our favorite independent bookseller in the Richmond District, Green Apple Books. This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and and will be streamed live via Facebook!
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://sharpsf.com
  • Podcast Live Audience - Sears

    Nov 27, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we talk about the Wonderful World of The long gone Sears and Roebuck Store at Geary and Masonic. (Is that the Richmond District? We'll see!)Tickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • People of the Presidio(WNP Event)

    Nov 21, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    With 250 years of history to its credit, the Presidio of San Francisco has seen countless men and women pass through its gates and call it home. Now, on the heels of Veterans Day, our friend John Martini and our own Nicole Meldahl will highlight some of the most interesting characters they've "met" in their research.

    John is a San Francisco native who worked as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service for decades before retiring from the position of Military Curator for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Nicole first met John while working as an archivist and museum technician at the Park Archives and Records Center in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where she was tasked with reconciling collections inherited from the former Presidio Army Museum. Combined, they're able to share a treasure trove of insider knowledge.

    Join them for an afternoon of incredible personal stories related to this Army post that is now one of our favorite local parks. This virtual Zoom event is free but pre-registration is required.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - de Young Stories

    Nov 20, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week guest Judi Leff returns with the tantalizing tale of a corrupt curator at the DeYoung Museum and his role in some missing art.Tickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • Richmond District Neon, Part I(WNP Event)

    Nov 19, 2020 6:45pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    The Richmond District shines in this guided tour by San Francisco Neon about neon signs and how they illuminate the history of this western neighborhood.

    Join Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan, authors of "Saving Neon" and "San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons," for this one-hour virtual tour showcasing vintage neon signs. You won't want to miss these rich stories supported by photographs, video clips, maps and historic research.

    Because who doesn't love a good neon sign?! The first tour of a two-part series, be sure to register for the next installment, Richmond District Neon Part 2, on Thursday, December 3, at 6:45pm.

    This event is free but pre-registration is required to receive you Zoom link. Sponsored by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://sfneon.org
  • Chinese in the Sunset, Chinese in the Richmond

    Nov 14, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    As development on the west side increased in the 20th century, restrictive racial covenants preventing people of color from owning homes and operating businesses in the Sunset and Richmond Districts directly impacted the demographic makeup of the area.

    In 2017, the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) launched a traveling exhibition called “Chinese in the Sunset” that shows how the 1960s civil rights movement and subsequent legislation removed those restrictions, how social attitudes changed, and how different perspectives within the community has created the vibrant Outer Sunset district we know today. Archival research and oral histories for a companion exhibition, “Chinese in the Richmond,” are currently underway with support from Western Neighborhoods Project.

    Join us via Zoom on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00PM as we sit down with Palma You and Steve Haines from CHSA for a discussion on what they discovered in the Sunset, what we’re working to reveal in the Richmond District, and how your story can be a part of this history.

    This virtual event is made possible by the California Humanities through the “Humanities for All” Project Grant WNP was awarded in May 2020, and a foundational grant from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project.

    Tickets are free but you must pre-register. The event will also be live-streamed to the Western Neighborhoods Project Facebook Page.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - French Hospital

    Nov 13, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we'll be talking about The Richmond District's French Hospital. Tickets: Free for WNP Members, not a member? Join at the link
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Nov 12, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event

    Nicole Meldahl and Chelsea Sellin in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with our favorite Richmond District filmmaker, Joey Yee, to chat about our mutual love of neighborhood history and what's up next for @unclefuz.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.


    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - USS San Francisco(WNP Event)

    Nov 6, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we'll be talking about The USS San Frncisco Memorial at Lands End. Tickets: the low low price of $7.50. (a bargain!)
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • VIRTUAL Portola Drive History Walk(WNP Event)

    Nov 5, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    Join us for a virtual guided walking tour along Portola Drive led by long-time WNP Board Member Richard Brandi.

    Portola Drive was part of the original Corbet Road that traversed the slopes of Twin Peaks from Castro Street to Sloat Boulevard. Portola was widened successively over the years but the current street is the result of the efforts taken during the 1950s. To squeeze in four traffic lanes, a parking strip, and a center median, the city bought all the houses with one exception on the northwest side of Portola from Waitham to Dorchester Way. Houses in St Francis Wood were pushed back or turned on their lots or vanished without trace.

    Richard Brandi has been fascinated with house moving and has traced the whereabouts of houses that were scattered across San Francisco, Daly City and Colma. On this tour, we will see how houses in St Francis Wood were changed, see the vacant land north of St. Francis Wood where houses once stood and then hike to seven houses that were relocated over the objections of the Miraloma Park Association (they didn't want "old” houses plunked down in their mid-century paradise).

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. This event is free but pre-registration is required to receive your Zoom link.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • WNP Story Time!(WNP Event)

    Nov 4, 2020 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl will read classic and history-themed children’s stories live the first Wednesday of every month. Fun for kids of all ages, even if you’re just a kid at heart. This month we’re reading Don Freeman's classic "Fly High, Fly Low" recommended for ages 5-9.

    Sponsored by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) as part of our Education Initiative. All books were purchased at our favorite independent bookseller in the Richmond District, Green Apple Books. This event is free and streamed via Facebook Lice, no pre-registration is required.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://sharpsf.com
  • Podcast Live Audience - West Side Halloweens(WNP Event)

    Oct 30, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. This week we'll be talking about Halloween traditions on the west side. As a special Halloween Treat - this week's live event is free! (almost as good as a full-sized candy bar)
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Lincoln Park Halloween Eve Walk(WNP Event)

    Oct 24, 2020 5:00pm-7:00pm (Saturday)
    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.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 people to keep us COVID-19 safe, so reserve your space today for just $5. You will receive the secret meet-up location in an email.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • VIRTUAL Ashbury Heights & Terrace History Walk(WNP Event)

    Oct 24, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been changed from in-person to virtual due to an abundance of caution.

    San Francisco is not known for its picturesque suburban streets, landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks to convey the feeling of living in a park. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods “called residence parks” were proposed or built in the City. Some of the better-known ones are St Francis Wood, Forest Hill and Sea Cliff but there were many others.

    WNP Board member Richard Brandi wrote THE book about them (due the end of the year by McFarland Publishing), and he will lead you through Ashbury Heights and Ashbury Terrace (aka Pemberton steps) for a physically distanced and refreshing tour.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. This event is free but pre-registration is required. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - Mt. Davidson Manor(WNP Event)

    Oct 23, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. Tickets are $7.50 (the price of a 1985 movie)

    This week we'll be talking about the little known development called Mt. Davidson Manor.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Oct 22, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event

    Nicole Meldahl and Chelsea Sellin in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    Did you know the Asian Art Museum was once located in Golden Gate Park? Soon you will!! This week we sit down with Martin Meeker from the Oral History Center (OHC) at The Bancroft Library, who will chat about western neighborhoods highlights from the OHC collection. If we're really, really lucky, he'll also show us how to navigate the other amazing resources offered by the OHC. You won't want to miss this insider's look at one of the most impressive archives in the Bay Area.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.


    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - Billington Bros(WNP Event)

    Oct 16, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. Tickets are $7.50 (the price of a 1985 movie)

    This week we'll be talking about Richmond District, Sutro Baths Photographers John and W.C. Billington.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • VIRTUAL Forest Hill & Windsor Terrace History Walk(WNP Event)

    Oct 10, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been changed from in-person to virtual due to an abundance of caution.

    San Francisco is not known for its picturesque suburban streets, landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks to convey the feeling of living in a park. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods called “residence parks” were proposed or built in the City. Some of the better-known ones are St Francis Wood, Forest Hill and Sea Cliff but there were many others.

    WNP Board member Richard Brandi wrote THE book about them (due the end of the year by McFarland Publishing.), and he will lead you through Forest Hill and Windsor Terrace for a physically distanced and refreshing tour.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. This event is free but pre-registration is required. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - Hahnemann Hospital (ep. #400)(WNP Event)

    Oct 9, 2020 5:00pm-6:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Special Time! Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. Tickets are $7.50 (the price of a 1995 movie, it turns out.)

    This week we'll be talking about Hahnemann Hospital on the edge of the Richmond District.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Oct 8, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl, Chelsea Sellin, David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, long-time west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with our friends from the Conservatory of Flowers, Sarah Sawtelle and Drew Risner-Davis. Sarah is Manager of Engagement at the Conservatory, where she loves working with phenomenal volunteers and leading 3rd graders on jungle field trips. She discovered her love of San Francisco history while working as a park ranger on Alcatraz Island, and she's also an alumna of the California Academy of Sciences. Drew has been Education and Volunteer Manager at the Conservatory since 2016. He leads highly entertaining tours of the Conservatory's permanent collection and loves hearing visitor stories from around the world. Join us to learn about some kooky history and visit the Conservatory vicariously through photos and fun tales.

    This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required.
    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • WNP Story Time!(WNP Event)

    Oct 7, 2020 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl will read classic and history-themed children’s stories live the first Wednesday of every month. We began this series on Facebook Live in May and, after a month off, are shifting to Zoom! Fun for kids of all ages, even if you’re just a kid at heart. This month we’re reading a 1950s classic: “Fly High, Fly Low” by Don Freeman, recommended for ages 3-5.

    Sid the pigeon is very choosy about finding just the right home in the magnificent city of San Francisco. And find it he does, in the loop of a huge “B” in an electric sign high up on a skyscraper. Sid’s view of San Francisco is without equal. So Sid asks the lovely dove Midge to share his home. But one morning, while Midge is taking her turn sitting on two eggs, disaster strikes. A truck comes and workers take down the letters on the skyscraper one-by-one. Winner of the Caldecott Honor, “Fly High, Fly Low” is a heartwarming story of two birds making a home—and then making another one—in one of America’s great cities.

    Sponsored by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) as part of our Education Initiative. All books were purchased at our favorite independent bookseller in the Richmond District, Green Apple Books. This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://sharpsf.com
  • Podcast Live Audience - Richmond Playgrounds(WNP Event)

    Oct 2, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. Tickets are $7.50 (the price of a 1985 movie)

    This week we'll be talking about Works Progress Administration (WPA) era Playgrounds of the Richmond District.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • VIRTUAL West Portal, Claremont Court & Merritt Terrace History Walk(WNP Event)

    Sep 26, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday)
    COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been changed from in-person to virtual due to an abundance of caution.

    San Francisco is not known for its picturesque suburban streets, landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks to convey the feeling of living in a park. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods called “residence parks” were proposed or built in the City. Some of the better-known ones are St Francis Wood, Forest Hill and Sea Cliff but there were many others.

    WNP Board member Richard Brandi wrote THE book about them (due the end of the year by McFarland Publishing.), and he will lead you through West Portal Park, Claremont Court and Merritt Terrace for a physically distanced and refreshing tour.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. This event is free but pre-registration is required. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - Willie Mays (WNP Event)

    Sep 25, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this exclusive behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and access to the after party. Tickets are normally $7.50 but this recording is free for San Francisco History Days 2020

    This week we'll be talking about Willie Mays and his experiences living on the west side.

    See registration link in the "More Info" line below.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4lWOlfcCQs6gKvqKCDeQbg
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Sep 24, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event

    Nicole Meldahl, Chelsea Sellin, and David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with local artist Thomas Beutel, who has used our OpenSFHistory archive in ways we never could have imagined! Thomas, a longtime resident of the Sunset District, tinkers with urban art which are kinetic miniatures and automata that incorporate movement and sound. He takes his inspiration from his neighborhood, local history and the natural fauna of the area.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.


    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - Little Sisters(WNP Event)

    Sep 18, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be talking about a Richmond District institution, The Little Sisters of the Poor on Lake Street.
  • Sydney Stein: First Woman Gardener in Golden Gate Park

    Sep 17, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    With our friends at San Francisco Heritage, we will explore the accomplishments of Sydney Stein, who in 1929 became the first woman hired as a gardener by the City of San Francisco.

    2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, and our lecture will explore a beloved unsung hero: Sydney Stein, who in 1929 became the first woman hired as a gardener by the City of San Francisco. Nicole Meldahl will recount some of the specific initiatives she accomplished, such as saving tulips from Europe immediately before World War II, her ascendance to chief nurseryman (or should we say, nurseryWOman?), and eventually manager of the Conservatory of Flowers.

    This FREE program is hosted by San Francisco Heritage. Pre-registration is required through their Eventbrite listing below and is limited to 100 participants on Zoom. They will also be live streaming the program on SF Heritage's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SFHeritage.

    Use the link below to register at Eventbrite.
    Contact: Kerri Young kyoung@sfheritage.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sydney-stein-golden-gate-parks-first-woman-gardener-registration-117578972873
  • VIRTUAL Lincoln Manor & Sutro Heights Residence Park History Walk(WNP Event)

    Sep 12, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been changed from in-person to virtual due to an abundance of caution.

    San Francisco is not known for its picturesque suburban streets, landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks that convey the feeling of living in a park. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods called "residence parks" were proposed or built in the city. Some of the better-known ones are St Francis Wood, Forest Hill and Sea Cliff but there were many others.

    WNP Board member Richard Brandi wrote THE book about them (due the end of the year by McFarland Publishing.), and he will lead you through Lincoln Manor and Sutro Heights Residence Park for a physically distanced and refreshing tour.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. This event is free but pre-registration is required. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Audience - Forest Knolls(WNP Event)

    Sep 11, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be talking about a little-known neighborhood nestled into a valley near Twin Peaks
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Sep 10, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl, Chelsea Sellin, and David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, long-time west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with friends from the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), Steve Haines and Palma You. Palma joined the CHSA Museum in 2016 as Gallery Coordinator to manage the gallery and exhibits, and to research, write and curate exhibition content. She and partner Steve, a deep history research volunteer for CHSA, were two of the driving forces behind "Chinese in the Sunset" and they're now continuing that story with "Chinese in the Richmond," a collaborative project with WNP. Join us to hear about our personal connections to this community history work, and perhaps some mischievous tales about growing up in the Richmond District.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live - Catholic Sunset(WNP Event)

    Sep 4, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be talking about Catholic Churches of the Sunset District
  • WNP Story Time!(WNP Event)

    Sep 2, 2020 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl will read classic and history-themed children’s stories live the first Wednesday of every month. We began this series on Facebook Live in May and, after a month off, are shifting to Zoom! Fun for kids of all ages, even if you’re just a kid at heart. This month we’re reading “Levi Strauss Gets A Bright Idea” written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Stacy Innerst, recommended for ages 4-8.

    What’s a California miner to do when gold dust sifts right out of his holey pockets? With such a raggedly wardrobe, he may as well be mining in the vanilla (that is, his birthday suit)! Good thing Levi Strauss is out west, ready with his needle and a head full of bright ideas. With some quick thinking, quicker stitching, and handy arithmetic, Levi keeps all the gold rushers clothed—and becomes a modern American hero. A Wild West tale, "Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea" celebrates creativity, innovation, and the ubiquitous item that fills the closets of grateful jean wearers worldwide.

    Sponsored by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) as part of our Education Initiative. All books were purchased at our favorite independent bookseller in the Richmond District, Green Apple Books. This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • VIRTUAL West Clay Park & Sea Cliff History Walk(WNP Event)

    Aug 29, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm (Saturday) at Virtual Online Event
    COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been changed from in-person to virtual due to an abundance of caution.

    San Francisco is not known for having picturesque suburban streets, landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks that convey the feeling of living in a park. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods called residence parks were proposed or built in the city. Some of the better-known ones are St Francis Wood, Forest Hill and Sea Cliff but there were many others.

    WNP Board member Richard Brandi wrote THE book about them (due the end of the year by McFarland Publishing), and he will lead you through West Clay Park and Sea Cliff for a safe armchair tour.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. This event is free but pre-registration is required. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Presidio Main Post History Walk(WNP Event)

    Aug 29, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday)
    Join local historian John Martini on an easy stroll (in real life!) amid the stately architecture of the Main Post. On this one-mile walk you will pass the Presidio Officers Club and Heritage Center, the Inn at the Presidio, the San Francisco Film Institute, the new Park Service Visitor Center, and the future site of the New Presidio Parklands Project---while learning about the area's intriguing history from Spanish colonial settlers to 1906 earthquake refugees to Cold War jitters.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Project courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 people to keep us COVID-19 safe, so reserve your space today for just $5. You will receive the secret meet-up location in an email.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Recording(WNP Event)

    Aug 28, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be talking about Golden Gate Park's AIDS Memorial Grove and of this little valley near the tennis courts.
  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Aug 27, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl, Chelsea Sellin, David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, long-time west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with the inimitable Judi Leff, a San Francisco native who has spent countless hours volunteering with our OpenSFHistory program and is also on the board of the San Francisco History Association. Judi began working in local radio at KNBR and K-101 and then shifted her career to the SF Jewish Community Federation. She eventually landed at Temple Emanu-El in the Richmond District, where she was director of operations for 16 years. She now teaches current events and writing to older adults and lectures on San Francisco Jewish history. As a humorist and performing stand-up comedian, she promises to bring us an entertaining evening!

    This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required.
    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. (if you don't receive it immediately let us know.)
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • OpenSFHistory Top 5!(WNP Event)

    Aug 21, 2020 6:30pm-8:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl and special guests LisaRuth Elliott of Shaping San Francisco, architectural historian Katherine Petrin, Gabrielle Silva of the University of San Francisco's Museum Studies Graduate Program, and Kerri Young of San Francisco Heritage give you a rundown of their most recent absolute favorite photographs from our ever-expanding OpenSFHistory archive. Come for the stories, stay for the fun, share your own memories, and leave with a little history. This week features an all-lady lineup in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 2020.

    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, this event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live Recording - Rousseau Brothers(WNP Event)

    Aug 20, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Special Guest Michael Lange for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be talking about the fanciful Sunset (and elsewhere) builders, The Rousseau Brothers.
  • Podcast Live - Emma Sutro(WNP Event)

    Aug 14, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be joined by WNP Board President, Historian Chelsea Sellin talking about Adolph Sutro's Accoomplished daughter, Dr. Emmma Sutro Merritt .


  • History Happy Hour(WNP Event)

    Aug 13, 2020 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl, Chelsea Sellin, David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, long-time west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate via chat and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with west side historian, author, and former WNP board member Lorri Ungaretti, a San Francisco native who has written five books about San Francisco's Sunset and Richmond Districts. She continues to write articles and give presentations on the city's history, and leads walking tours through the Inner Sunset, the Parkside and Sigmund Stern Grove as a San Francisco City Guide. In 2010, Lorri received a Women's History Month Commendation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Who knows where the evening will take us!

    This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required.
    Sponsored by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development via the Invest in Neighborhoods Program courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. (if you don't receive it immediately let us know.)
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Podcast Live - Parkside Library(WNP Event)

    Aug 7, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Online Event
    Be a part of our Live Audience for our weekly podcast recording! Join our podcast crew Nicole, David, and Woody for this warts and all sneak peek behind-the-scenes recording session with added visual content, out-takes, and live only material. Tickets: $7.50 for this live event helps pay our recording costs.

    This week we'll be talking about the innovative advances built into San Francisco's Parkside Branch Library.


  • WNP Story Time!(WNP Event)

    Aug 5, 2020 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesday) at Virtual Online Event
    Nicole Meldahl will read classic and history-themed children’s stories live the first Wednesday of every month. We began this series on Facebook Live in May and, after a month off, are shifting to Zoom! Fun for kids of all ages, even if you’re just a kid at heart. This month we’ll feature Herb Caen’s classic “The Cable Car and the Dragon,” recommended for ages 4-8 years.

    This is the rollicking tale of the adventures of Charlie, the youngest cable car. Only sixty years old, he is tired of the same old rut. One night as he’s puffing himself up Nob Hill, he hears a lot of excitement down below: Chinese New Year! Suddenly, Charlie takes a right turn on Jackson Street, rather than the left he has taken for sixty years, and he finds himself in the middle of the parade. There he meets a friendly dragon named Chu Chin Chow, who is bored with his job. Charlie treats Chu to a cable car ride that looks as if it will end in a disastrous plunge into the San Francisco Bay—unless a miracle occurs.

    Sponsored by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) as part of our Education Initiative. All books were purchased at our favorite independent bookseller in the Richmond District, Green Apple Books. This event is free (but donations are appreciated) and pre-registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

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