Related Events 2017: Concerts, Classes, Lectures, Bay Area Living History

Russian Spirit: Dance and Tradition
Thursday, Oct 19, 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM At Presidio Officers’ Club

Explore Russian culture, Dance and Tradition, in the Old World and the New through a folk dance lesson, performances by Dolina Folk, and a historical overview of Russian colonial presence in California from Fort Ross interpreter Hank Birnbaum. Plus a vodka tasting (21+). In association with the Russian Center of San Francisco.

This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process below. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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Sea Music Concert Series
Experience the driving rhythms of shipboard work songs, and the beauty of ballads and instrumentals, aboard the 1890 ferry Eureka.

All shows begin at 8pm aboard the Eureka, Hyde Street Pier, SF

Saturday, October 21. Diana Gameros and Maria Jose Montijo sing of the sea, ships,love, and life drawn from folkloric and contemporary music traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Saturday, November 11. Penny Opry Drawing from maritime folk tradition, tin pan alley, and old-time drinking songs, the duo of Joan Wilson Rueter and Rosie Steffy make use of a suitcase drum kit and an antique button accordion as a backdrop for their tasty blend of sweet yet salty vocal harmonies.

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This Saturday, February 25, 1:00-2:00, aboard BALCLUTHA at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, in the shelterdeck. Ships admission fees apply; Adults, $10. Ages 15 and under (accompanied by an adult), free. Free with national park passes and for active military with current military I.D. no reservations. Ticket booth located halfway along Hyde Street Pier. Ticket good for 7 days from date of purchase.

Discover African-American and Caribbean-based chanteys of merchant seamen, fishermen, oarsmen and longshoremen in this program led by ranger Peter Kasin and volunteer Richard Adrianowicz. The choruses to the compelling work songs are easy to pick up, and you’ll be encouraged to sing along, in this African American History month program.

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March 4-7, 2017: San Francisco History Days at the mint. “FREE and Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017, this year’s Annual San Francisco History Days expects to be an even greater success than years past! Visit The Old Mint the first weekend in March and join dozens of organizations celebrating and telling the stories of the City’s unique past. Community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors and other history enthusiasts will enjoy a FREE Community Open House on Saturday and Sunday at the historic site.”

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The next Chantey Sing will be on Saturday, March 4, 8:00-11:00pm aboard the ferry EUREKA. Enter any time after 7:30pm. Reservations required. To reserve, either send me an email, or call 415-561-7171.

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Saturday, March 11, 1:00-2:00, aboard BALCLUTHA, in the shelterdeck. Ships admission fees apply (see fees under African American History Month chantey program, above)

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August 19, 2017:

Full-Day Event Celebrates the NPS Centennial and the 1895 Schooner C.A. Thayer
with Traditional Music, Educational Programs, and Activities for All Ages
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan Francisco – Celebrate your maritime heritage at the free 2016 Festival of the Sea at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. On Saturday, August 20, help the Park celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, and the installation of three new masts in the park’s 1895 National Historic Landmark schooner C.A. Thayer, with a full day of traditional music, craft demonstrations, films, and fun for all ages.Free, continuous music performances on three stages will feature internationally renowned acts and local musicians.
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Published on March 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm  Comments Off on Related Events 2017: Concerts, Classes, Lectures, Bay Area Living History  
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