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

2 )  Contemporary Jewish Museum | 736 Mission St @ Yerba Buena Lane
$5 discounted entry

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 so excited to announce a new relaunched version of Yerba Buena 3rd Thursday on March 21st will include the SFMOMA! This expanded 3rd Thursday will incorporate other neighborhood partners and is being titled Culture for Community.

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:

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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