Yerba Buena Alliance Events

December Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting @ Marriott Marquis Hotel
Dec 5 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
December Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting @ Marriott Marquis Hotel

December 5th Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting

Generously hosted by the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. Join us for the last neighborhood meeting of 2019.


  1. About the Marriott Marquis hotel
  2. 2019 year in review
  3. 2020 preview
  4. One more topic TBA
  5. Hear from you, the Yerba Buena Neighborhood

All stakeholders are welcome. Refreshments generously provided by the Marquis hotel.

January 2020 Neighborhood Meeting @ San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
Jan 9 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Join us for the first meeting of 2020 on the 2nd Thursday of the Month!

Due to the NYE holiday we are joining one another for a 2020 preview on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Join us at SPUR Urban Center


  1. About SPUR
  2. About the Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy update
  3. 2020 preview with John Elberling, president of TODCO
  4. Hear from you, the neighborhood

Light refreshments are provided. All are welcome

February 2020 Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting @ YBCA
Feb 6 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
February 2020 Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting @ YBCA

Join us for an engaged and informed look with Supervisor Matt Haney of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for District 6.

The Alliance appreciates YBCA for our ongoing February neighborhood meeting with our neighborhood supervisor.

Get to know what Matt is doing and focusing on for 2020 and find out what your neighborhood is thinking. All are welcome.


Culture for Community in Yerba Buena
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day

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Nine Cultural Organizations in the Yerba Buena partner for Culture for Community

See more here. 

Participating Institutions

  1. 111 Minna Gallery
    111 Minna Street

  2. California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    Programs  Explore our current exhibitions, join for a docent-led tour at 4PM, and stay for the Curator Swap.

  3. Children’s Creativity Museum
    221 Fourth Street, offering free Carousel rides 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    See more here

  4. Contemporary Jewish Museum
    736 Mission Street
    Open free from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm with special evening programming

  5. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
    585 Mission Street with open mic night

    151 Third Street, RSVP here
    10:00 am to 9:00 pm

  7. SF Travel Visitor Center
    749 Howard Street, info center on what is going on
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  8. SF Camera Work
    1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor
    11:00 am to 6:00 PM

  9. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    701 Mission Street, find more here
    Open free from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Culture for Community Free Day on February 20 Celebrates Black History Month

This year’s first Culture for Community gathering on February 20 focuses on the theme of Black History Month. A unique partnership of Yerba Buena neighborhood arts and cultural organizations, Culture for Community  presents thematic Free Days. The Culture for Community collaboration showcases the Yerba Buena arts district as one of the city’s premiere destinations and increases accessibility to the neighborhood’s rich cultural offerings. Each Free Day focuses on a theme that resonates with the unique perspectives of the Bay Area community. On February 20, participating organizations will present exhibitions and programming that focuses on the importance of African American art, culture, history, and community. It offers a full day of museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, with each Culture for Community partner hosting special events and activities and open for free throughout the day. 

Select offerings are listed below:

  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Night at the Jewseum celebrate Black History Month with a curator swap, featuring MoAD curator Elizabeth Gessel discussing the history of the Berkeley Tigers, a Levi’s®-clad, East Bay African American motorcycle club; Bartertown gameplay with Urban Works Agency; and the Nathan Clevenger Quartet performing a tribute to the poet and musician David Berkman.

  • MoAD celebrates the importance of living history with an evening of spoken word and playback theater by amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area and in partnership with the Neighborly Project; featured artists will include shah noor and Ryanaustin Dennis.

  • SF Camerawork presents the exhibition Jamil Hellu: Together, a survey of works by Jamil Hellu, who, for the last decade, has developed a distinct visual vocabulary addressing the intersections of cultural lineages and queerness.

  • SFMOMA presents a day of exhibitions and events, from vibrant, moving portraits by photographer Dawoud Bey, to screenings of films by Nicole Miller and Rashaad Newsome, to hourly gallery tours — plus a family story time hosted by the San Francisco Public Library. Celebrate Black History Month, relax in the airy galleries or take in the largest Living Wall in the U.S.

For more information and to see the full list of participating organizations, please visit

Culture for Community or


Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting for April 2020 @ Yerba Buena Bowling Center
Apr 2 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting for April 2020 @ Yerba Buena Bowling Center

Join us for the April 2020 neighborhood meeting.

Generously hosted by the Yerba Buena Bowling Center

Best way to find it is enter at 4th and Howard near the Children’s Creativity Museum and walk up the pathway up the stairs to the back end of the Yerba Buena Gardens.


  1. About the Yerba Buena Bowling & Skating Center programs and events
  2. About the Yerba Buena Alliance changes to an every other month format for neighborhood meetings
  3. Major events happening in the neighborhood including How Weird Street Faire Sunday May 3rd and the Bay to Breakers Race
  4. Major event cancellations happening at Moscone in March due to the Corona Virus
  5. One more topic, TBA
  6. Hear from you, the neighborhood.

All neighborhood stakeholders are welcome. Neighborhood meetings are a benefit of membership and are meant to engage and inform the community.

Questions? Contact

May 2020 Neighborhood Meeting Online
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

May Neighborhood Meeting will be Thursday, May 7th at 10 am via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 854 4878 8931
Password: 054293

May Neighborhood newsletter 


We are meeting online via Zoom every Thursday at 10 am and have moved the meetings to weekly instead of monthly.

The next meeting will be Thursday, May 14th at 10 am.


May 21st Neighborhood Meeting
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

May 21st Stakeholder Meeting of the Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting

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Meeting ID: 842 1241 3065
Password: 798767

Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


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Meeting ID: 851 7439 8558
Password: 335853

Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Stakeholders have been meeting weekly on Thursday at 10 am to talk about the impacts of the COVID19 crisis and what to do about it and how to manage it.

We have been learning a fabulous amount of information from eachother and also leaders at City Hall. Join us every week to get engaged and informed about what is going on.

We will try to take a look at the recent protest movement and understand how as a neighborhood we can be an advocate for the BLM movement.

Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meeting
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Yerba Buena stakeholders have been meeting weekly on Zoom on Thursdays at 10 am to engage and inform each other about the current conditions

which are changing rapidly from week to week and how we can move towards a new normal, recover from the crisis of COVID19 and understand

how each stakeholder is moving forward. Join us online and don’t miss the discussion!

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