May GCB West
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

May GCB West

Savor the best cocktails in the country during our May happy hour at Bar Agricole! The coveted 2019 James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program was recently bestowed upon Bar Agricole, located in SF's very own SoMa district. Join us and sip the fit-for-spring Armagnac Daisy or Ballet Russe – or celebrate the end of May with a Whiz Bang! RSVP to the Facebook event.

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Cherry Picking at Andy's Orchard
Jun
16
9:45 AM09:45

Cherry Picking at Andy's Orchard

Join fellow alums in a stone fruit tour and tasting of Andy's Orchard, a Santa Clara family business that has been in operation since 1957. The tour and tasting consists of the farm stand, the store/museum, the orchard, and the packing and drying facilities. It will cover the history of fruit, history of agriculture in the Santa Clara Valley, fruit growing, marketing, and varieties. Your guide will lead you on your Harvest Walk through the orchard. You’re welcome to savor firsthand the various fruits that are ripe at the time. On this date, ripe cherries are expected. You’ll receive a bucket to pick your favorites. The bucket is then carried back to the farm stand for weighing and purchase (fruit is priced per pound). Children under 10 are admitted free. Reserve your tickets.

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

First Generation Care Package Send Off Party

As a way to help with first-gen college student & alumni community building the BAA has been hosting care package events where alumni come together to assemble care packages that Brown's First-Gen Low Income Center (U-FLi) uses throughout the year to give to students during stressful times. Come join us to help send a little care from California during Finals Period. Join MandyTachiki '95 and fellow Brown alumni during Brown Women's Week for this care package making event to support First Generation Brown Students during exam crunch time! Refreshments will be provided to all volunteers.

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{Affiliated Event} Ivy Plus Spring Fling
May
4
to May 5

{Affiliated Event} Ivy Plus Spring Fling

Feeling nostalgic for parties on Wriston or Spring Weekend? The Ivy+ Society is bringing sixteen schools together for a fun night at Mayes! Meet and party with alums from Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Cal, Columbia, and more. There will be a full bar and DJ to bring you back to all those Spring Breaks from Brown. Please RSVP to the Eventbrite.

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{Affiliated Event} Future of West Coast Cities Panel with BREG
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

{Affiliated Event} Future of West Coast Cities Panel with BREG

Please join the Brown Real Estate Group (BREG) San Francisco along with SPUR and the Brown Club of San Francisco for an afternoon panel discussing the policy initiatives by Governor Gavin Newsom's new administration and the state legislature on housing, development, and transportation. The panel will be an interactive discussion of housing development initiatives in California, the feasibility of Governor Newsom's plan to build 3.5 million units state wide by 2025, and the benefits and drawbacks of such a plan. The speakers will share their knowledge on housing issues as well as their personal agendas to address the housing crisis at a state, regional, and local level. Happy hour to follow. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Excelsior Community Food Pantry
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Excelsior Community Food Pantry

Even though San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, one in six the Excelsior / Outer Mission / Bernal Heights residents live with the daily threat of hunger.

The Excelsior Community Food Pantry distributes food from the SF / Marin Food Bank to the food insecure. It serves 400 clients every Saturday, rain or shine, and relies on its volunteers to get it done. Volunteers staff tables of food and give produce, dairy products, grains, & meat directly to the families in need.

It's a great opportunity to build community, from Brown alums & the pantry volunteers to the diverse neighbors of the Excelsior, with service, respect, and care. All age volunteers are welcome (children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Serve your city, share smiles & nourishment, & get to know your neighbors! Sign up!

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Brown Founder Series: From Idea to Launch
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Brown Founder Series: From Idea to Launch

Join us for the Brown Club of San Francisco's inaugural Founder Series panel. Our speakers are Brown alums who have started businesses across a variety of industries and will be diving into how they went from idea to launch. You'll hear from Dylan Field of Figma, Eileen Rinaldi of Ritual Coffee, and Ben Chesler of Imperfect Produce.

The panel will start at 6:30pm sharp and there will be drinks and appetizers before and after. Don't miss what's sure to be a fun and informative evening! Register here.

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Hike Crystal Springs with the Brown Club!
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Hike Crystal Springs with the Brown Club!

  • North Trailhead of Sawyer Camp Trail Milbrae (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join fellow alums for beautiful views and good conversation as we hike Crystal Springs! We'll meet at the North Trailhead of Sawyer Camp Trail, and walk about 4 miles total (out and back.) The path is flat and paved, so this hike should be well-suited to most fitness levels. Street parking is available on Skyline Blvd and Hillcrest Blvd. Please RSVP here.

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GCB West
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

GCB West

March Madness is finally here! Join your fellow Brunonians at a local SOMA favorite, Ted's. Order some tasty food and drinks (we recommend Ted's famous wings) as we watch the first few match ups of the tournament. Be ready to defend your brackets.

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{Affiliated Event with Brown Club of Silicon Valley} In Conversation with Brown Professor Rose McDermott
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

{Affiliated Event with Brown Club of Silicon Valley} In Conversation with Brown Professor Rose McDermott

Join us for an evening of thought provoking discussion with Brown's very own David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations Rose McDermott. Although both the idea and the reality of so called fake news or disinformation campaigns long precede the Trump administration, the frequency and intensity of the discussion around its prevalence and influence have increased significantly since Donald Trump took office. This discussion examines the psychological foundations that render individuals susceptible to a post-truth environment and allow it to emerge, escalate, and persist. Get tickets here.

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Celebrate Spring with BCSF!
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Celebrate Spring with BCSF!

Join us for lunch before we head down to Union Square for the inaugural "Norooz Spring Festival"!

Every year, millions celebrate Persian New Year, or Norooz (prounced “no-rooz”). The ceremonies surrounding Nowruz center on community, family, and a deep respect for tradition.

Above all, Nowruz is a celebration of the possibility of new life.

All are welcome! Reserve your spot at our Brown Alumni table today. All attendees will pay for their share of the meal. Your Eventbrite deposit will go towards the price of the meal.

Afterwards, we plan on walking to Union Square to enjoy the Inaugural Persian New Year Celebration in San Francisco!

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Young Alumni Event: Dave Binder Concert for classes 2005-2018
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Young Alumni Event: Dave Binder Concert for classes 2005-2018

Co-hosted by the Brown Club of San Francisco and the Brown Annual Fund, we are bringing the Brown Spring Weekend experience to SF! That means mingling with fellow Brunonians, food, drinks, and a live performance from the man, the myth, the musical genius, Dave Binder. This event is FREE and available to all young alumni (classes 2005-2018). Reserve your tickets.

Questions? Email young_alumni@brown.edu

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VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT SF/MARIN FOODBANK
Feb
5
5:45 PM17:45

VOLUNTEER NIGHT AT SF/MARIN FOODBANK

The Brown Club will volunteer at the SF Food Bank to help inspect and repackage thousands of pounds of food, in just a short, 2 hour shift, followed by an After-Party at nearby Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing Company! Space usually runs out, so reserve your spot early!

The San Francisco Food Bank collects donated food from growers, manufacturers and grocers, then distributes it to people in need through food pantries, soup kitchens, child care centers, homeless shelters, senior centers and other human service agencies with meal programs. All in all, they will distribute more than 15 million pounds of food this year to hungry people in San Francisco.

Year-round volunteer support is essential for the Food Bank, helping us to get much-needed groceries to San Francisco and Marin. Now is an especially needed time, volunteering in January, as we will be sorting holiday donations in addition to their regular workload.

Volunteers will assist with gleaning and boxing produce, sorting food donations, repacking bulk food items such as rice and beans, assembling grocery boxes, stocking pantry shelves and many other active projects in the SF Food Bank’s warehouse.

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Brown Alumni Program (ACAP) Counselor Rebecca Bliss '92 comes to San Francisco!
Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Brown Alumni Program (ACAP) Counselor Rebecca Bliss '92 comes to San Francisco!

Do you and your kids need help navigating the current college admission landscape? Did you know Brown has a FREE college advising program that can help your kids navigate the college search process, in addition to helping them find schools that are good fits?

Join Rebecca Bliss ’92, counselor with the Alumni College Advising Program (ACAP), to learn about this service which offers free college advising to the children of Brown alumni, regardless of where students choose to apply. She will give an update of today's admission landscape, and will be available to answer questions.

Hawlan Ng, PsyD '93 is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Francisco. He will moderate this event and talk with Rebecca and the audience about the stress of the college admissions process and how to manage it more effectively.

We welcome your questions! Send your questions for Rebecca beforehand to Hawlan at drhawlanng@gmail.com. Hawlan will present selected questions at the event. There will be time for live questions as well.

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Place: 333 Market Street, San Francisco (steps from Embarcadero BART)
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Register for this program at Eventbrite - $15 per family. Seats will fill up fast, so register early!

Light refreshments will be served.

About Rebecca
Rebecca has worked in higher education since graduating from Brown in 1992. After completing her graduate degree at Stanford University in 1994, Rebecca served as a freshman dean at Georgetown University, the associate director of foundation programs and an admission reader at Dartmouth College, the sophomore and junior class dean at Dickinson College and, more recently, an external application reader for the Carleton College Admission Office. Additionally, Rebecca worked for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C., overseeing a portfolio of higher education grants and conducting site visits to dozens of colleges and universities around the country. Rebecca joined the ACAP team in September 2015.

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GCB West: The Alchemist Bar & Lounge
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West: The Alchemist Bar & Lounge

With elections over and Thanksgiving around the corner, BCSF will be hosting its last GCB West of the year! Come join your fellow Brunonians at the Alchemist bar & Lounge Wednesday Nov. 14th at 6:30pm and enjoy the quirky animations, unique craft beers, and their rotating cocktail selection of this steampunk inspired bar. Happy hour ends at 7pm but we'll keep going well beyond that in typical GCB fashion. See you all there!

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(Affiliated event) BREG Tour of the Chase Center
Oct
24
4:30 PM16:30

(Affiliated event) BREG Tour of the Chase Center

Brown University Real Estate Group (BREG) is pleased to invite you to a behind-the-scenes look at the new Golden State Warriors’ stadium in Mission Bay. With the ribbon-cutting at Chase Center less than a year away, the 11-acre project is almost entirely water-tight and ready for interior improvements. Clarke Miller ’95 from Strada Investment Group will lead a ‘curbside’ tour of the site’s two office towers, retail, plazas, parking structure, and 18,000 seat arena. The group will also be treated to a tour of Chase Center Experience, the sales center where Chase Center season ticket buyers have an opportunity to learn about the variety of events that will be hosted in the arena and to get a sneak peak of the suites and lounges within the arena. Following the tour, we'll gather at Mission Rock Resort for an evening of food, drinks and conversation.

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GCB West
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

GCB West

No Fall break? No problem. Come get tropical with your fellow Brown alumni at the Tonga Room. Happy hour ends at 7 but the fun will keep on going. Tiki torches, floating stages, and erupting volcano drinks will help you remember the good ole' GCB days. See you there!!
RSVP on Facebook.

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(Affiliated Event) Ivy Plus San Francisco Social
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

(Affiliated Event) Ivy Plus San Francisco Social

Forbes Travel Guide says that if you're with a large crowd then "Jones is your best bet" and we couldn't agree more. Mix and mingle with the finest and brightest in October at The San Francisco Social. Join The Ivy Plus Society in our exclusive section as we network the night away at one of our favorite spots located in the Tenderloin District. Their delicious hand-craft cocktails will help keep your socializing skills on point.
*No tickets at the door, must buy online in advance*

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Urban Greening Service Day with Friends of the Urban Forest
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Urban Greening Service Day with Friends of the Urban Forest

Join your fellow alums in helping the Friends of the Urban Forest create new sidewalk landscapes for the Inner Richmond. On this community service day we will help FUF amend soil, distribute compost and mulch to new landscaping beds, and assist in planting native and drought tolerant plants to the area . Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 60,000 trees to help beautify San Francisco. Children of alums are also invited to help out with this event.

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Brown Club Annual BBQ
Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Brown Club Annual BBQ

  • West Fort Miley Picnic Area at Land's End (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You're invited to the Brown Club of San Francisco's 5th Annual BBQ! Individuals and families are welcome to join us at scenic Land's End for an afternoon of food and fun. Come enjoy burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, beverages, and other BBQ fixin's with the Brown Alumni family during beautiful Indian Summer. We'll have lawn games and activities; those over 21 are encouraged to BYOB! RSVP here.

Fort Miley is known to San Franciscans today as the terminus of one of several routes of the No. 38 bus line which operates mostly on Geary Boulevard, as a Veterans' Hospital, and as park land which is under the National Park Service as part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Fort Miley Military Reservation on Point Lobos, one of the outer headlands on the southern side of the Golden Gate, was acquired by the U.S. Army in 1893 and used as part of the seacoast defense of San Francisco Harbor during the early phases of America's involvement in World War II. Overlooking Land's End, most of the original Army buildings were demolished in 1934 to allow construction of the Fort Miley Veterans Administration Hospital. The remains of several pre-World War I batteries edge the perimeter of the hospital. West Fort Miley offers visitors a grassy picnic area situated among three gun emplacements, including Battery Chester (1903-1943), which offers a spectacular view down Ocean Beach.

 

Directions

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XbXUH

From Most of San Francisco and the East Bay: 

BY CAR: Take California Street West to 30th Avenue; Turn Left on 30th then Right on Clement Street.  Clement Street becomes Seal Rock Drive at 45th Avenue.  Continue on Seal Rock Drive to El Camino Del Mar (approx 1/4 mile) and turn right into West Fort Miley parking lot.  Park and walk up 1st path to the right (heading east, away from the ocean) after you entered the parking lot drive. Follow path up hill, past the ropes course on your right until you see a sunny clearing.  That's the picnic area.

BY BUS: Take the 38 Geary Bus to the last stop (42nd Avenue); Walk west to 48th Avenue and turn right.  Walk One block North to the corner of Seal Rock & El Camino Del Mar and continue about another block into the entrance to Fort Miley.  Then walk up the first path to the right  (heading east, away from the ocean) after you entered the parking lot drive. Follow path up hill, past the ropes course on your right until you see a sunny clearing.  That's the picnic area.

 

From the South:

BY CAR: Take 280 North Take exit 41 for State Route 35 toward Skyline Blvd/Pacifica Continue onto CA-35/Skyline Blvd.  Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Great Hwy.  Continue straight to stay on Great Hwy. Continue onto Point Lobos Ave. Turn Left on El Camino Del Mar and continue about another block into the entrance to Fort Miley.  Then walk up the first path to the right  (heading east, away from the ocean) after you entered the parking lot drive. Follow path up hill, past the ropes course on your right until you see a sunny clearing.  That's the picnic area.

 

From Marin County:

BY CAR:  Follow US-101 S to Veterans Blvd in San Francisco. Take exit 438 from US-101 S. Continue onto Veterans Blvd. Continue onto Park Presidio Blvd and take a right on California Street. West to 30th Avenue; Turn Left on 30th then Right on Clement Street.  Clement Street becomes Seal Rock Drive at 45th Avenue.  Continue on Seal Rock Drive to El Camino Del Mar (approx 1/4 mile) and turn right into West Fort Miley parking lot.  Park and walk up 1st path to the right (heading east, away from the ocean) after you entered the parking lot drive. Follow path up hill, past the ropes course on your right until you see a sunny clearing.  That's the picnic area.

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Tour of SF MOMA Exhibit with Carolyn Drake '94
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Tour of SF MOMA Exhibit with Carolyn Drake '94

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over seven years starting in 2007, Carolyn Drake '94 photographed the Uighurs, a society of Turks living in a remote area of China. On return visits she asked the subjects to make collages with her images. Thirty two of these works are exhibited at SFMOMA. Join us as Drake walks us through her process of art creation with her exhibit, Wild Pigeon.

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GCB West August @ SPIN
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West August @ SPIN

Join us at this month's GCB West as we welcome our new Brown Grads to the Bay Area! Get the blood pumping and the drinks flowing as you challenge fellow Brown Alumni to a friendly game of table tennis. By the end of the night both seasoned and new Brown Grads will know the true meaning of Beer and Pong. RSVP here.

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Lands End Hike
Aug
18
9:45 AM09:45

Lands End Hike

We’re to so excited to share our Fall hiking series with you! Each month, we’ll pick a new and increasingly challenging — yet breathtaking — Bay Area trail to trek together. Our first hike will be through Land’s End, a rocky windswept coastal trail with stunning views of the Pacific and Golden Gate Bridge. This easy 2.6 mile hike is mostly dirt trails with a few steep climbs. Families (and dogs) are welcome! There will be an option to extend the hike to 6.6 miles! Sign up here.

Hike Duration: Approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Weather: Mostly sunny, but hey, this is San Francisco: Be prepared for fog and wind. That means layers for all of those recent San Franciscans. We recommend bringing a light jacket, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Hiking shoes are not necessary.

FYI: This hike is only partly accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.

Logistics:

9:45am: We’ll meet at La Promendade Cafe in the Outer Richmond, walk 2.6 miles, passing sweeping views of Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and Lands End Labyrinth before ending at the Legion of Honor Museum at 11am

Access hike map here: http://bit.ly/BrownTrek0

Those who would like to continue are welcome to join us on an extended hike along the Battery to Bluffs trail (6.6 miles total)

Access the EXTENDED hike map here: http://bit.ly/BrunoTrek1

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(Affiliated Event) 10th Annual Pan-Asian American Alumni BBQ
Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

(Affiliated Event) 10th Annual Pan-Asian American Alumni BBQ

  • Crissy Field, West Bluff Picnic Area San Francisco 94129 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sponsored by the Brown Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance and participating Ivy League alumni associations alike. Please join us for the 10th Annual BBQ and Picnic with your fellow Ivy League alumni. Enjoy an afternoon of great food and new friends! This year's event will be gathered in Crissy Field, West Bluffs Picnic Area (near the Warming Hut). Sign up here.

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GCB West: Grape & Grain
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West: Grape & Grain

It's officially summer! Escape the San Francisco fog with us at Grape & Grain, a small, neighborhood craft beer and small production wine bar in San Mateo. Grab a beer from their constantly rotating draft list or a crisp rose from their extensive wine list, and chat (or play board games!) with fellow Brown alums. RSVP for the Facebook event.

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Summer Intern Picnic
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Intern Picnic

Join us as we welcome our Summer 2018 Brown Interns with some sun, food, and games! This is a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow Brunonians and swap stories on interning and SF-living. We'll be gathering in Presidio Park during Off the Grid, so come prepared to try some of the best Food Trucks SF has to offer. RSVP to the Facebook event.

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