FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM: THE ART OF BURNING MAN
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM: THE ART OF BURNING MAN

We've reserved a picnic table at the Koi Pond for the opening of the musuem's latest exhibition: The Art of Burning Man! Before you enjoy after hours gallery access, stop by the table and enjoy the wares including Off the Grid food trucks, music DJs. If you're a Burner, come share your stories with fellow alums! Tickets available for puchase at the museum. $21 adults and $16 youth (9-17)

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

PREPARING YOUR CHILDREN FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SUCCESS; AFFILIATED EVENT WITH PENN CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Join us for a discussion on strategies and tips for those with children, with focus on what considerations may be helpful in the years leading to the college application process and beyond. Jason Ma,CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ and acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, will be our honored guest speaker; he will lead a Q&A following his talk. Deutsche Bank is our host for this event and will be graciously providing refreshments.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

VOLUNTEER CLEAN UP DAY PLUS FREE ENTRY TO OAKLAND ZOO

  • 9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA, 94605 United States (map)
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Arroyo Vieo Creek Clean up plus zoo. Volunteers work on a variety of outdoor tasks that may include: picking up garbage, pulling invasive species, spreading mulch, moving materials, cleaning signage or planting native plants.After your volunteer assignment is completed, you will receive free admission to explore the Zoo for the remainder of the day! All ages.

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DEBATE WATCH NIGHT WITH COLUMBIA
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

DEBATE WATCH NIGHT WITH COLUMBIA

The Brown Club SF is joining forces with our friends at the Columbia Club of Northern California to watch some of our fellow alums participate in American democracy. Columbia claims Beto as an alum and Brown has the Yang Gang (but Andrew also attended Columbia Law School.) We aren't making any pitches for anyone, just offering a place to watch the Democratic debates with fellow alums at this event space in the Mission. RSVP here!

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YOUNG ALUMNI SUMMER SOIREE
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

YOUNG ALUMNI SUMMER SOIREE

Who's ready for summer ☀️ in SF? Join us for Young Alumni | SF Summer Soirée with fellow young alums fromHarvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Columbia, Duke, Dartmouth, Penn, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Cal, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, WashU, UChicago, McGill, Northwestern, USC, and more. Early bird 🎟 ends Sept 11 with multiple 🥃🍸🍷🍺 options available! Get tickets here!

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EXCELSIOR FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER EVENT CO HOSTED WITH PENN CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

EXCELSIOR FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER EVENT CO HOSTED WITH PENN CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Would you like to spend some time in the October sunshine, make new friends with alumni from the Penn Club of Northern California, and fight food insecurity in San Francisco, all at the same time? Please save the date for a morning of camaraderie & community service in the Excelsior. We set up pallets of produce, grains, & other nutritious fare from the SF/Marin Food Bank to distribute to 350 recipients from the neighborhood. Rain or shine, this family friendly event is fun & rewarding! RSVP here.

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(Waitlist Only) PANEL DISCUSSION ON HOMELESSNESS IN THE BAY AREA: ALUMNI RESPOND
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

(Waitlist Only) PANEL DISCUSSION ON HOMELESSNESS IN THE BAY AREA: ALUMNI RESPOND

  • 333 Market Street 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA United States (map)
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Often cited as our area's number one civic concern, homelessness in the Bay Area continues to rise: statistics from the San Francisco Chronicle as part of their Chronicle Homelessness Initiative reported that city agencies identified about "18,000 individuals as homeless" in 2018. The region saw upticks of 17% in San Francisco County and 43% in Alameda County this year alone. What is not so visible is what governmental and community leaders are doing to face the issue. Come join the conversation on homelessness in the Bay Area, led by alums who have longstanding experience dealing with our unsheltered communities. Bring your questions and find out what you can do to help. Q and A to follow. More information here.

Our panel includes :

Genevieve Herreria '04, Federal Compliance Officer with the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing for the City and County of San Francisco (HSH)

Lindsay Haddix '02, Principal Real Estate Analyst with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing for the City and County of San Francisco (HSH)

Michael Santos '07, Registered Legal Services Attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid

Lara Tannenbaum '92, Manager of Community Housing Services, Human Services Department for the City of Oakland

Cody Zeger '14, former Program Associate for the Chronic Homelessness Initiative at Tipping Point Community, graduate student at UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

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Manetti Shrem Museum of Art: Cohost with Brown Club of Sacremento
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Manetti Shrem Museum of Art: Cohost with Brown Club of Sacremento

Looking for something to do during your Staycation? The Brown Club of San Francisco and the Brown Club of Sacramento are joining forces to explore the new exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Built in 2016, the Manetti is one of the most modern museums in the US. The current exhibition includes work from Kathy Butterly as well as landscape art from Robert Arneson and Roy De Forest among others... Following our visit we wil be meeting up at the Vini Wine Bar which offers tastings of 72 wines including special varietals from Yolo County. Bay Area folk are free to join us on the 11:27 Amtrak from the Richmond BART station arriving in Davis at 12:37 only a mile from the Museum and wine bar...Email us at brownclubsf@gmail.com to coordinate. Meet at 1:00 in front of the Museum. RSVP here.

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{Affiliated} 11the Annual Pan Asian American Alumni BBQ
Aug
10
11:30 AM11:30

{Affiliated} 11the Annual Pan Asian American Alumni BBQ

  • Crissy Field, West Bluff Picnic Area (map)
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Please join us for the 11th Annual BBQ and Picnic with your fellow Ivy League & Stanford alumni. Enjoy an afternoon of great food and make new friends from the participating alumni associations! This year we are returning again to San Francisco for the event at Crissy Field, West Bluffs Picnic Area (near the Warming Hut). Get tickets here.

Note: Parking (paid) at Crissy Field can be extremely challenging during the weekends, so instead of driving alone - please carpool, take public transit, Uber/Lyft, bike/scooter or other means if possible. Price includes: Hamburgers (veggie too), hot dogs, chicken, salads, fruit, snacks and drinks. This event is sponsored by:
Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
Cornell Asian Alumni Association NorCal (CAAA NorCal)
Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association (DAPAAA)
Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (HAAAA)
University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN)
Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P)
Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC)
Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA)

Questions: John Lin '93 (JKL1@cornell.edu)

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CLIMATE CHANGE TALK WITH ROBERT ROOT '82
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

CLIMATE CHANGE TALK WITH ROBERT ROOT '82

Climate Change poses an existential crisis for our planet. It presents a series of global health threats above and beyond the risks of ever greater storms, wildfires, droughts and sea-level rise. This presentation will address the reality of the science of climate change and discuss the mental and physical health implications we face. It will also address the many solutions that are already at hand—political, personal and professional—to combat the crisis. Register for your free ticket.

Robert Root MD earned a BA in English Literature at Brown University and then his Medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his Medical Internship and Psychiatry Residency at The New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center. He then completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital in Seattle. He is currently the Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the faculty at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr Root is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Dartmouth Medical School. Dr Root is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has published 2 books of photography including Image in Mind: The Psychiatrist as Photographer: Perspectives on Culture, Landscape and the Photographic Relationship www.ImageinMindphotograpy.com and Imagining Istanbul www.ImaginingIstanbul.com.

Dr Root is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is honored to be the recipient of a Top Doctor award featured in SF Magazine for 2014-2019.

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Brown Summer Intern Social at Off the Grid!
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Brown Summer Intern Social at Off the Grid!

Brown Summer Intern Social at Off the Grid!

Wear your Brown gear, grab your picnic blanket, and meet us in the breathtaking Presidio of San Francisco for the 6th Annual Intern Social at Off the Grid!

Presidio Picnic is free and open to the public, and takes place rain or shine on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, an expansive seven-acre lawn with amazing views of the park, the city and the San Francisco Bay. In addition to monthly cultural dance performances, Presidio Picnic features more than 30 international mobile food creators, music, and free yoga from CorePower every Sunday from 11-12.

We encourage you to get to the Presidio on the free PresidiGo downtown shuttle or public transit, and explore the national park's many trails, beaches, and historic sites while you're there.

Mingle with alumni and current students under the sun! RSVP here.

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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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AFFILIATED EVENT : BCSV & ALL IVY ALLIANCE present THE CYBERTHREAT LANDSCAPE AND YOU and pizza
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

AFFILIATED EVENT : BCSV & ALL IVY ALLIANCE present THE CYBERTHREAT LANDSCAPE AND YOU and pizza

Every day brings new headlines about "cybersecurity": from stolen credit cards to rumors of nation states circumventing safety controls at major utilities. Ever wonder what these cyber threats actually look like, who is behind them, (and why), and what you should be doing to protect yourself? Come join us for a presentation and open Q & A session led by Kevin Epstein '92, head of the Threat Operations Center at the industry leading cybersecurity company, Proofpoint. Also, there will be pizza.

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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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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)
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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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