Third Thusdays

@Yerba Buena

3rd Thursday is a monthly event the Yerba Buena Alliance works in collaboration with the neighboring institutions. This monthly promotion is to attract people to the vibrant arts and culture scene that thrives in Yerba Buena and draw attention to our world class cultural institutions and museums.  Wander the blocks of Yerba Buena and soak in art and culture, most places are FREE or offer discount entry.
Or Like Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday on Facebook.
Most venues are free but check with the venues as schedules, fees and participation are subject to change.

1 )  California Historical Society | 678 Mission St @ 3rd

2 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane

4)   Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St @ 3rd

5) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St @ 3rd

6) Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (May to October) live Salsa music on Jessie Square in front of The Contemporary Jewish Museum at 736 Mission



A)  B Restaurant and Bar | 720 Howard St above the Yerba Buena gardens waterfall

B ) Novela | 662 Mission St @ Annie Alley

C )  Thirsty Bear | 661 Howard Street offering 10% off the bill! 

3rd Thursday is a monthly event jointly organized by the Yerba Buena Alliance,  and the participating institutions. To get involved or sponsor, please contact the Alliance at
We are also working to direct more traffic to our dedicated new Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday website and our Facebook page. 
We are so excited to announce a new relaunched version of Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday which will include the SFMOMA! This expanded 3rd Thursday will incorporate other neighborhood partners and is being titled Culture for Community.  Stay tuned for more information and save the date for the next one for Thursday, February 20, 2020 in honor of Black History Month.

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


111 Minna,

California Historical Society,

Children’s Creativity Museum,

The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM),

Crown Point Press

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD),




Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA),

Yerba Buena Alliance,

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival,

Stay tuned for an expanded website and more info TBA!

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