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September 19th Culture for Community

  • Various locations around the Yerba Buena neighborhood (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Culture For Community Continues Thursday, September 19th, 2019

In conjunction with Yerba Buena 3rd Thursdays, Culture for Community will be an expanded free day in the neighborhood where you can visit the area’s world class museums, galleries and cultural institutions while getting discounts at local bars and restaurants. Expect to see the SFMOMA and the list of cultural partners at the September event including a live salsa band on Jessie Square with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Check back soon to see the complete list of partners and join our email list to be the first to know what is happening.

September 19th’s Culture for Community is a partnership with the participating organizations.

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Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday: May 16th

Experience the Yerba Buena neighborhood of downtown San Francisco on 3rd Thursday

May begins the season for the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and on 3rd Thursday they feature a live salsa band with salsa dancing on Jessie Square which is the plaza in front of The Contemporary Jewish Museum featuring their Let's Go Salsa@Jessie!  See the whole Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Let’s Go series here.

Other Participating Institutions for Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 8pm

  1. California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street

  2. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street

  3. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street

  4. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street

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Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday April 2019

The April 18th Yerba Buena 3rd Thursdays features one location in April at YBCA!

Find out more here. Enjoy the artist talk at 6:30 pm.

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The rest of the collaborators will join us back in May on Thursday, May 16th including the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival which will have a live salsa band and dancing on Jessie Square in front of The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

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Culture for Community
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Culture for Community



Arts and culture organizations around the Yerba Buena neighborhood have joined together to collaborate and offer special themed programs on two Thursdays in 2019.  Culture for Community, a unique group of Yerba Buena district institutions, will open their doors for free on March 21 and September 19, 2019.  In addition to providing free access to their regular arts and culture programming, each free day will feature programs focused on an issue of special importance to the Bay Area community.

See the locations page for more details.

The inaugural free day on March 21 will honor Womxn’s History Month and carry the sub-brand Culture for Womxn.  Following a series of cultural shifts driven by and impacting womxn, including the Women’s Wave of elected representatives in Washington D.C., the #MeToo movement, and threats to transgender rights, the Culture for Community coalition will tap into their shared communities to amplify a broad cross-section of womxn’s issues.  All members of the community are invited to participate in a full day of special events, activities, and museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.  

A sampling of programs offered during the Culture for Womxn events on March 21 will include:  MoAD’s open mic night featuring local womxn of color poets; Rad Women Live at SFMOMA, with author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl, the awe-inspiring women behind the New York Times’ best-selling books Rad American Women A to Z, Rad Women Worldwide and Rad Girls Can; and a Purim drag cabaret featuring LOL McFiercen and Miss Shugana at The CJM.

The organizations comprising Culture for Community range in size, mission, and scope, and involve visual arts organizations, cultural entities, and community focused groups, including:

Participating Institutions

  1. 111 Minna,

  2. California Historical Society,

  3. Children’s Creativity Museum,

  4. Crown Point Press

  5. The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM),

  6. Mirus Gallery

  7. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD),

  8. SFMOMA,

  9. SOMArts,

  10. SPUR,

  11. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA),

The Yerba Buena community includes some of the top restaurants in the City, and some are participating in Culture for Community with special offers on March 31 to individuals attending institutions on the list above. Participating restaurants include:

  1. Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery

    661 Howard Street
    11:30 am to 10:00 pm

    Offering 10% off your bill with your Culture for Community sticker

  2. Pizzeria Delfina Downtown
    688 Mision Street
    11:30 am to 10:00 pm
    Free dessert with meal purchase to include soft serve or ice cream cup or cone with your Culture for Community sticker.

  3. 111 Minna
    111 Minna Street at Second
    7:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Coffee Bar and happy hour pricing and special 3rd Thursday promotion with your Culture for Community sticker

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3rd Thursdays February 2019

Experience the art and culture of the Yerba Buena neighborhood for free or discounted entry. 
Join us Thursday, February 21st from 5:00-8:00 pm
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Stay tuned for more information for our super duper Third Thursday, March 21st with SFMOMA called Culture for Community 

Participating Cultural Organizations 5:00-8:00 pm 

  1. California Historical Society see more here

  2. The Museum of the African Diaspora, see here 

  3. The Contemporary Jewish Museum discounted $5 entry, see more here 

  4. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts see more here 

Bars & Restaurant Partners
Thirsty Bear at 661 Howard Street is offering 10% your entire bill! 
Novela at 662 Mission Street is offering happy hour pricing and a special Third Thursday punch. 

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