Yerba Buena Alliance Events

Yerba Buena Art Walk @ Various locations around Yerba Buena Gardens of downtown San Francisco, California
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Yerba Buena Alliance presents the 2016 Yerba Buena ART WALK


The Yerba Buena Alliance is proud to present the Yerba Buena Art Walk on Saturday October 15, 2016. In conjunction with the 6th annual outdoor music and performance festival Yerba Buena Night sponsored by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, the Yerba Buena Art Walk features 14 different museums, galleries and institutions that are partnering to open their doors for FREE for this special night.  Experience the art heart of downtown San Francisco in the Yerba Buena neighborhood as you wander the blocks between Market and Harrison, Second and Fifth Street soaking in art, culture, music, dance and performance and cutting edge exhibitions of all sorts of art. Each venue is doing special programming throughout the night that is has something fun for everyone!

There are 11 locations including:

  1. 111 Minna Gallery
    111 Minna Street, San Francisco
  2. American BookBinders Museum in collaboration with the Cartoon Art Museum
    355 Clementina Street,
  3. California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
  4. The Contemporary Jewish Museum
    736 Mission
  5. Mirus Gallery
    540 Howard Street
  6. Museum of the African Diaspora in collaboration with Trolley Dances by Epiphany Productions
    685 Mission Street,
  7. Museum of Performance + Design in collaboration with The Mexican Museum
    893B Folsom Street,
    Aztec dance performance at 5pm
  8. Rayko Photo Center 
    428 3rd Street
    151 Third Street (open until 5pm)
  10. TechShop
    926 Howard Street
  11. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    701 Mission Street

Yerba Buena Art Walk Timeline:

2-3 pm
Pre Art Walk reception at the California Historical Society

678 Mission Street
Featuring white wine donated by Flatiron Wines, networking and special programming

3-6 pm

Art Walk , 11 locations with 14 different galleries, institutions and museums

6-7 pm

Art Walk After Party & Prize Drawing at Tech Shop Event Gallery , 910 Howard Street
Featuring DJ Suresh Selva mixing up world beat and global bass, and light refreshments

About the Yerba Buena Art Walk Passport
Pick up your Yerba Buena Passport and get your book stamped at each location as a special momento to remember the night. Your gift as a special take away by participating in Yerba Buena Night. By getting your passport stamped at every location, you can be entered to win the Grand Prize, which is A Year in Yerba Buena, get 12 different museum passes to come back and experience the neighborhood throughout the year for a whole year’s worth of experience of art and culture.

About the Prize Drawing:

By participating in the Art Walk, enter your name at any of the participating locations to be entered to win special prizes that include museums passes, prints, books, memberships and other special surprises.

Winner need not be present to win the prizes but should present to win the grand prize at Tech Shop at the Art Walk After party. Enjoy networking, light refreshments, prizes and great music as we celebrate Yerba Buena and our beautiful and amazing neighborhood of downtown San Francisco.

Register for the Art Walk on Eventbrite:

RSVP to our Facebook Page at

Yerba Buena Art Walk is sponsored by the YBCBD in collaboration with all our neighborhood partners and institutions. The Yerba Buena Alliance is a neighborhood organization for Yerba Buena, and in 2016 we celebrate 25 years of community and partnership building. The Yerba Buena Alliance supports the Yerba Buena Neighborhood by strengthening partnerships, providing critical neighborhood-wide leadership and infrastructure, serving as an information source and forum for the area’s diverse residents, businesses, and visitors, and promoting the area as a destination.

To get more information, volunteer or get involved, call (415) 541-0312 or email

Yerba Buena Alliance is a neighborhood organization celebrating 25 years in 2016, that works to create a sense of community in the Yerba Buena neighborhood and promote the area as a destination. Find out more about the Alliance at


Yerba Buena Holiday Party @ Wine Down San Francisco
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Yerba Buena Holiday Party @ Wine Down San Francisco  | San Francisco | California | United States

Lets say cheers to 2016 and a very successful year. Meet up at one of Yerba Buena’s hippest new places, Wine Down, for light snacks and refreshments and discounted drink specials.

Mix, mingle, get to know your neighbors. This event is in conjunction with Yerba Buena Third Thursday, the partnership between the area’s cultural institutions and restaurant partners. Get to know what is going on in your neighborhood and meet your neighbors.

RSVP on the Eventbrite link.

See more about Third Thursday on the Facebook page.

August 2017 Neighborhood Meeting @ City College of San Francisco
Aug 3 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Join us for the Yerba Buena August neighborhood meeting to get engaged and become informed about what is happening in the neighborhood!


  • About SF City College fall programs with Chancellor Rocha
  • 360 Fifth Street Development in Yerba Buena
  • Hear from you, the neighborhood

All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided!

More info TBA, check back for updates.







Town Hall with Supervisor Jane Kim @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us with Supervisor Jane Kim and the SF Chamber of Commerce hosted by Museum of the African Diaspora, please join us for a town hall to share ideas and know more.

Neighborhood Business Sumit

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:30-7:30 pm.
685 Mission Street

  • Network with other merchants and local stakeholders
  • Discuss issues facing small business
  • Speak with officials about public policy

For questions, contact Alex Mitra at (415) 352-8808 or email

Register for this event here.


Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Yerba Buena 3rd Thursdays

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
Join our new Facebook page

New Instagram Page @yb3tsf

Stay tuned for more information for our super duper Third Thursday, March 21st with SFMOMA called Culture for Community, see more on our new website

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.

Culture For Community: Explore Yerba Buena @ Over 12 cultural institutions and museums
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Culture For Community: Explore Yerba Buena @ Over 12 cultural institutions and museums

Join the Yerba Buena community as they come together to celebrate Women’s History Month and find ways to partner with the Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday program.  Experience all of these locations for free including the SFMOMA!

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

  1. 111 Minna,
  2. California Historical Society,
  3. Children’s Creativity Museum,
  4. The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM),
  5. Crown Point Press,
  6. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD),
  7. SFMOMA,
  8. SOMArts,
  9. SPUR,
  10. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA),
  11. Yerba Buena Alliance,
  12. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival,

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:

Thirsty Bear, 10% discount on entire bill (including food and drink)
661 Howard Street


Pizzeria Delfina on Mission Street, free dessert with meal.


662 Mission Street

Happy hour pricing and special Novela punch


111 Minna

111 Minna Street, San Francisco

The community can also access Culture for Community’s website to obtain program and logistical information for each venue and a digital map.

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