Upcoming & Past Events
Please join us for the 9th Annual BBQ and Picnic with your fellow Ivy and Stanford Asian American alums. 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).
Price: $15 in advance ($20 at event venue) to cover food, including hamburgers (veggie too), hot dogs, chicken, salads, fruit, snacks and drinks.
The event is sponsored by:
Brown Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4), as well as the Asian American Alumni organizations of Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale.
Register here, and contact John Lin for any questions.
Join us for our next volunteer event at the SF Food Bank with the Stanford and Harvard young alumni clubs of San Francisco. As per tradition, we'll head on over to Magnolia Brewing down the street to grab some pub grub and craft beers after our session wraps up. We have 80 spots reserved, but be sure to sign up soon so you don't miss out!
You can RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/s9ZnOlprKpvg6VkY2
Picnic with us at Off the Grid in the Presidio and enjoy amazing food, lawn games, and conversation with fellow and soon-to-be alumni. The Presidio Main Parade Ground boasts incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and OTG brings over 30 local food and produce vendors.
BYOBlanket and we'll supply non-alcoholic beverages and games. Families and friends are welcome as well!
We'll also be welcoming over 150 summer interns from BrownConnect, so join us in greeting Brown and the Bay Area's future!
Pride is in the air! Come join us at The Mix, a Castro cornerstone, for this month’s GCB West in honor of Pride month. The Mix boasts an indoor and outdoor section (with space heaters) to stand up to any kind of weather San Francisco can throw at us. And with $5 Tito’s drinks & $2.50 Tecates on Thursdays, there’s never been a better day of the week to be proud.
Sign up here!
Join your fellow Brown alums for this family friendly event celebrating California's fruit bounty!
Andy's Orchard was founded in 1957 and has been growing quality cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines ever since.
Ticket price includes a sample tasting of nearly 20 varieties of cherries and a dozen apricots. The owners will offer a tour of the grounds and point out the best trees for harvest. Guests are welcome to pick as much fruit as they would like and the harvest will be weighed per pound for payment upon exit. Also enjoy the confections, jams, jellies, and artwork available at Andy's Country Store.
The orchard is about an hour's drive south of San Francisco. Please remember to bring hat, sunscreen, and extra water for the hot summer days in the orchard.
We'll meet in front of the Country Store at 9:45 AM.
Children under 12 are free; Registration deadline June 11.
Join us for a small picnic and special performance by the Jabberwocks, Brown's oldest a cappella group. Snacks and refreshments will be provided; we also encourage you to bring lunch, blankets, and Spikeball.
Tickets will be $10 (kids are free!) and all proceeds will go towards funding the Jabberwock's trip to San Francisco. Due to restrictions set by the National Park Service, the event will be limited to the first 50 people who sign up.
Performance will be held at the Burton Statue at Fort Mason: https://goo.gl/maps/M1ZtWvoNmK82.
Note that the Jabberwocks will be performing at around noon, for those who would like to attend the performance but can't stay for the rest of the picnic.
Sign up here!
BCSF will be volunteering once again at the SF-Marin Food Bank in Potrero Hill. In January, Brunonian volunteers sorted, boxed, and palletized around 20,000 lbs of food and we are excited to try and break our record this June!
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.
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.
Location: 900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco, CA 94107 at 23rd Street
Attire: Please wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or opened-toe shoes) and grubby work clothes. Because you'll be helping to repack food, please wear casual and clean clothing, long pants, securely fastened jewelry, and comfortable shoes. A sweatshirt or extra layer is recommended as the temperature in the warehouse is often quite cool. Extra Bonus Points if you wear a Brown sweatshirt.
Kids: Above the age of 12 are fine to join in, but please register them.
Sign up here!
Why is the Castro called the Castro? Actually it wasn't always called that. Depending on your time machine visit you could be stepping into the area called Eureka Valley, Horner's Addition, Rancho San Miguel, or Little Downtown. Come nerd out on this historical and architectural tour of one of the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco with SF City Guide Lisa Ryers '90.
We'll be meeting at the Giant Rainbow flag at the southwest corner of Market and Castro promptly at 3 PM.
Come join us at Pier 23 Cafe for this month's GCB West. Located directly on the waterfront, Pier 23 Cafe's outdoor seating offers a chance to connect with classmates old and new, while getting back in touch with our maritime surroundings. Fingers crossed for clear skies and warm weather, at least until the fog rolls in!
For your reading pleasure and/or a different kind of event, please consider the following:
King of Doubt, a multiple award-winning memoir, by Peter Gibb, Brown ’64, is coming to the SF Bay Area in May. Peter will be doing a "performance reading" (that's part theatre, part dramatic reading, and all fun) in bookstores, senior centers, libraries and churches around the greater Bay Area.
Since it’s public release in February, readers and reviewers have been wildly enthusiastic about King of Doubt (which includes chapters that take place at Brown in the early 60’s.) “Beautifully written, suspenseful and brave …” “An unforgettable journey of self-discovery. With the soul of a poet and the rich language of an artist …” “A poignant journey around the world that ends in a satisfying cascade of redemption.” “Best memoir I ever read.” Read more on Gibb's web site http://petergibb.org or on the King of Doubt page at Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/King-Doubt-Peter-Gibb/dp/1627874453. The book is available on all the usual e-platforms, as well as in paperback.
Peter’s schedule of Bay Area performance readings open to the public:
- Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley. (510) 525-7777, Performance reading and Talk.
- Sunday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. Unity Spiritual Center, 2690 Ocean (at 19th Ave.) San Francisco. (415) 566-4122. Reading and Talk, plus afternoon workshop on "Memoir & Mindfulness" at 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
- Monday, May 8, 7:00 p.m Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, (415) 927-0960. Performance reading and Talk.
- Thursday, May 11, 4:00 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Santa Rosa, 700 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, (707) 576-7494. Performance reading and Talk.
- Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Hillsdale Shopping Center, 11 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, (650) 341-5560. Performance reading and Talk
- Thursday, May 18. 3:30 p.m. Lake Merritt Senior Living, 1800 Madison St., Oakland, (510) 903-3600. Performance reading and Talk.
- Friday, May 19. 2:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Chico. 2031 Martin Luther Drive, Chico. (530) 894-1494. Performance reading and Talk.
- Saturday, May 20. 5:30 p.m. The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento. (916) 441-4400. Performance reading and Talk.
- Tuesday, May 30. 2:00 p.m. Atria Valley View Senior Living, 1228 Rossmoor Pkwy, Walnut Creek (925) 478-7413. Performance reading and Talk.
"If you join me for one of these events,” says Gibb, "I promise you something different from the typical author reading. Come for a good laugh, maybe even the hint of a tear, and stay for the always lively, stimulating discussion. If you feel so inclined, please pass this invitation on to family and friends, or - better yet - bring them along –but not until you warn them to be prepared for a good time with a twist of surprise!"
Hoping to see you soon. Any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime: Read widely. Live Fully. Let's be friends.
Tickets are now available!
Join BCSF for a Saturday afternoon filled with "daringly physical performances, insightful musicality and simply gorgeous artistry." A national treasure, Paul Taylor’s enduringly popular works are a brilliant fusion of bravura dancing, profound emotional insight and glorious musicality that have brought audiences around the world equal measures of message and mastery.
Danny Warshay, Executive Director of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University, will lead a discussion about the most critical skill in entrepreneurship - "bottom-up research." This breakthrough anthropological approach helps entrepreneurs listen and observe to determine what consumers really need, even when consumers themselves do not know.
In late 2016, the California Court of Appeals upheld an earlier lower court approval of the new Golden State Warriors arena, Chase Center. After years of planning, this highly anticipated project broke ground on January 17th.
Please join the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group for a special presentation by Clarke Miller ’95, Senior Vice President at Strada Investment Group. Clarke has led the development management on behalf of the Golden State Warriors for their new event center and mixed-use project in the Mission Bay neighborhood. The development project will anchor a district of 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other amenities including a new five-and-a half-acre public waterfront park. Construction on this project is scheduled to be complete for the opening of the 2019-20 NBA season.
Learn more about this historic project transforming the Bay Area.
The cost is $10.
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP by 2/2/17 HERE:
This event marks the official launch of the San Francisco chapter of Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG).
Organized by the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group, Brown Club of San Francisco, and the Brown Club of Silicon Valley.
Special thanks to John Churchward ’97, Director Producer, HFF for hosting.
For more information, contact John Chen ’07 at email@example.com.
Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) is a group for alumni of Brown University working in real estate and related fields, including commercial and residential development, lending, investment, construction, consulting, private equity, brokerage, law, architecture, design, leasing, acquisitions, property and asset management, and finance, among others. The group officially launched in New York in 2015 and has since hosted a number of successful events including panel discussions, private tours, networking breakfasts, case study presentations, and more.
Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5010831.
Celebrate the birthdays of literary legends JD Salinger (1/1), J.R.R Tolkien (1/3), Sherlock Holmes (1/6), Jack London (1/12), Edgar Allen Poe (1/19), Robert Burns (1/25), Lewis Carroll (1/27) and more with 2017's first GCB West at Novela in SoMa! Quaff a "Cocktail with Character" while mingling with fellow Brunonian bookworms!
Calling all runners and brunch enthusiasts - kick off the new year with a brunch run with fellow alums! On January 14th, we'll have 2 distances available through the city (1 mile and 2.5 miles), motivated by brunch at Foreign Cinema in the Mission after our runs. Please RSVP for an accurate headcount. This event is free! You only need to cover your brunch.
Sign up here!
Start the new year with an act of service for our community! You'll meet fellow kind-hearted Brown alums while making an impact on the fight against food insecurity.
The SF Food Bank collects donated food from growers, manufacturers and grocers, then distributes it to people in need, from soup kitchens & homeless shelters to child care & senior centers. They will distribute more than 15 million pounds of food this year to hungry people throughout San Francisco.
January is an especially important time to volunteer as the Food Bank 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 more.
Afterwards, walk a few blocks with fellow Brunonian volunteers for some scrumptious BBQ at Smokestack at the Magnolia Brewing Co (woohoo!).
Please arrive at the food bank by 5:45pm. Children over 12 yrs are welcome (please register them). Wear casual, clean clothing (preferably long pants) & comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Dress in warm layers--the temperature in the warehouse can be cool (& because it's SF). Bonus points if you wear a Brown sweatshirt!
Get your tickets on Eventbrite!
'Tis the season to be a Brunonian! The Brown Club of San Francisco presents its 3rd Annual Holidazzle!
Last year over 200 Bay Area Brown Alumni toasted the holiday season with us, and Holidazzle 2016 will be even more dazzling than the last! We invite you to join us at the historic University Club of San Francisco in Nob Hill for an evening of fun and festivities.
Tickets include admission to the party, two free drinks, and desserts (Meeting Street Cookies included!).
BCSF is excited to share the items available at our first Silent Auction! Over a dozen incredible gifts generously donated by Brunonian alumni will be showcased at Holidazzle ‘16. The items up for bid are:
- 5 Days in Havana, Cuba, Donated by Anthony Cheng '95 of GoLatin
- Brown Bookstore Package, Donated by the Brown Alumni Association
- Dandelion Chocolate Tasting Set & Factory Tour, Donated by Greg D'Alesandre ‘95 of Dandelion Chocolate
- Black Pig Meat Co. Gift Basket, Donated by Duskie Estes ‘90 of Black Pig Meat Company
- Oakland A’s Tickets & Autographed Stephen Vogt Ball, Donated by Jim Leahy ‘88, VP of Sales & Marketing of Oakland Athletics
- VIP Wine Tasting & Tour at Holman Cellars in Napa, Donated by Jason Holman '04 of Holman Cellars
- Holman Cellars “Uncharted” Wine Package, Donated by Jason Holman '04 of Holman Cellars
- Brown Books & Illustrations Package, Donated by Tucker Nichols ‘93
- San Francisco Ballet Tickets, Donated by the San Francisco Ballet
- Fresh Poultry Delivery Gift Certificate, Donated by Karie Ng ‘98 of New Growth Farm
- Dinner at Campo Fina in Healdsburg, Donated by Ari Rosen ‘00 of Campo Fina Restaurant
- Brown University Wedgwood Memorial Plates, Donated by Catharine Sotzing Prodromou '05
- Facial Peel & Microdermabrasion Package, Donated by Dr. Ani Tajirian '03, MD '07
Click here for more detailed item descriptions, starting bids, and information about the Silent Auction. Proceeds from both Holidazzle and the auction will directly benefit the Brown Club of San Francisco and will be used to improve future events and make them more affordable for all.
Festive attire is encouraged; be ready to get your photo booth on!
Early Brunonian $30 until 11/30
Regular Price $35 until 12/14
Door Price $40
All tickets subject to capacity limitations.
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It's fall, which in New England means apples, which in SF means cider! San Francisco's cider bar, Upcider, has close to 100 ciders from all over the world. Join us for a fall apple themed GCB west at the end of this month! Upcider also has food, wine, beer, and it's worth noting it's on the second floor.
Oh the Thinks that you’ll think at the Seussical show!
With your dads, moms, & siblings, & friends of Bruno.
You’ll smile as the Boy meets the Cat in the Hat.
They go far from Whoville where Horton then sat--
In a nest because Mayzie La Bird flew away
To Circus McGurkus until the big day--
When the egg hatches! Come hear the stories & songs--
Quick! Buy your tickets before they’re all gone!
It’s a fun afternoon of laughter & more,
Through stories & songs from Seuss books galore!
Join fellow alums & their families for a fun-filled afternoon of music & Dr. Seuss! Recommended for ages three & up.
Tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seussical-by-the-bay-area-childrens-theater-tickets-28612253019
SOMA StrEat Food Park is hosting a watch party for the final debate on Wednesday, October 19th and we have four tables reserved in "The Barn" on its campus. Seating is first come, first served (max 30).
Come watch the final throw down between the presidential candidates moderated by Fox's Chris Wallace on UNLV Campus (same format as first debate). Enjoy happy hour specials and 10 big screen TVs with surround sound.
SOMA StrEat Food Park is located at 428 11th St. at Division across from Costco.
Food Truck Lineup:
- Kabob Trolley
- Go Jojo's Mojo
- Firetrail Piza
- Torrakku Ramen
- No No Burger
- Nuchal Empanadas
- Odang Udon
- Post Street Creamery
- Liberty Cheesesteaks
Check out the city’s newest craft brewery — located in a 17,000 sq. ft. former granite cutting warehouse. It features inventive SF-inspired beers brewed on site and regular competitions to determine the best ones. There is an evolving selection in the taproom that includes previous winners, current competitors, and fledgling hopefuls.
Hungry, too? Indulge in the innovative sous vide cuisine of the Upper Cut food truck — homemade sliders, savory bowls, and gourmet tacos to go with your beer!
You're invited to the Brown Club of San Francisco's 3rd Annual BBQ! Friends and family are welcome to join us at scenic Land's End for an afternoon of food and fun. Come enjoy burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salad, beverages, and other BBQ fixin's with the Brown Alumni family during beautiful Indian Summer. We'll have lawn games, activities for the kids (including a Brown Bear piñata!), and those over 21 are encouraged to BYOB!
- $10 before 9/9
- $15 after 9/9 (Pre-sale closes promptly on 9/15 at 11:59PM)
- $20 at the picnic (if available)
- Kids are free!
You can get tickets on Eventbrite here.
About Fort Miley
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.
West Fort Miley Picnic Area
Lands End, San Francisco
2450 El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco, CA 94121
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.
GCB West is coming to the East Bay! Join us tomorrow at Temescal Brewing, a recently-opened brewery with a large and lovely outdoor patio (the weather report calls for sunny skies this Thursday). Enjoy tasty house-made brew and free popcorn. (And if you're hungry, Off The Grid Temescal — featuring 8 food vendors — is just up the block).