(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!!
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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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UPICK @ Andy's Orchard
Jun
30
9:45 AM09:45

UPICK @ Andy's Orchard

Pick your own cherries, apricots and peaches! Ticket price includes a tour 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, & 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. Guests are welcome to pick as much fruit as they would like using the provided buckets, 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!

Registration Link

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Women in Investing Dinner & Talk (Affiliated Event)
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Investing Dinner & Talk (Affiliated Event)

  • The University Club of San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organized by the Harvard Club, this event aims to bring together women across various investing disciplines (both public and private equity) to share both their experiences in industry and to discuss investment strategies, ideas and lessons. Tables will be organized by investment focus (Hedge Fund, Venture Capital, Private Equity, etc.) and where possible industry (software, biotech, etc.)

Registration Link

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GCB West at Toad Hall
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West at Toad Hall

Pride is in the air! Come join us at Toad Hall, a Castro favorite, for this month’s GCB West in honor of Pride month. Toad Hall boasts an indoor and outdoor section (with space heaters) to stand up to any kind of weather San Francisco can throw at us, a two-for-one-happy hour until 9pm, and Karaoke afterward.

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Excelsior Food Pantry Volunteering
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Excelsior Food Pantry Volunteering

After the SF Marin Food Bank gathers and distributes donations, organizations such as the Excelsior Community Food Pantry distributes it to the food insecure. On the operations end of the food bank chain, it serves 400 food insecure clients every Saturday, rain or shine, and relies on volunteers to get it done. We will set up the tables of food and give produce, dairy products, grains, & meat directly to the families in need. It's a great opportunity to build community, both amongst the pantry volunteers and the diverse neighbors of the Excelsior, with service, respect, and care. All age voluteers are welcome (children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Sign up link

 

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The California Cannabis Industry: Tour of Caliva with BCSV (Affiliated Event)
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

The California Cannabis Industry: Tour of Caliva with BCSV (Affiliated Event)

In partnership with Caliva, please join us in a special tour and information session at the nation’s top-rated dispensary! Our host, Caliva, will offer guidance on the current state of cannabis in California, share insight as to how Caliva has become one of the industry’s top leaders, review the latest product trends and innovations, and answer questions and inquiries attendees might have about medicinal and adult-use. Brown Alumni will be welcomed with a special, one-time discount for in-store purchases.

Click here to sign up.

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Brown + Harvard + WashU + Williams + Yale | SF Marin Foodbank Volunteering (Affiliated Event)
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Brown + Harvard + WashU + Williams + Yale | SF Marin Foodbank Volunteering (Affiliated Event)

Join us for our next volunteer event at the SF food bank where you'll meet fellow volunteers from the Harvard, WashU, Williams, and Yale alumni groups. After our session at the food bank, we will head over to Smokestack at the Magnolia Brewing Co. Volunteer spots go fast so be sure to sign up soon!

6:00 to 8:00 Foodbank
8:00 to 10:00 happy hour (with a full menu available) at Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing

Sign up here.

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April GCB West
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

April GCB West

Spring is here, and it's time to take our festivities outside. More specifically: the rooftop! Soak in the city view as the sun sets, sip your favorite refreshment, and network fancy. Dress business casual (or above), and layer up!

 

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COMPASS 2018 Career Conference (Affiliated Event)
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

COMPASS 2018 Career Conference (Affiliated Event)

Leap.ai, a Silicon Valley startup, is hosting a one-day conference on tech career growth called COMPASS.

A one-day conference on tech career growth. Speakers are senior leaders from technical backgrounds, including Sridhar Ramaswamy, '94 Brown alum, Senior VP of Ads & Commerce at Google and Li Fan, Senior VP & Head of Engineering at Pinterest

Tickets can be purchased here.

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BREG: Private Tour of The Exchange (Affiliated Event)
Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

BREG: Private Tour of The Exchange (Affiliated Event)

Please join the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) for an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of The Exchange.

The Exchange, a 750,000 square foot state-of-the-art office and retail complex, is the recent site of the largest office lease in San Francisco history. File sharing and cloud storage giant Dropbox executed a 15 year lease for the entire office portion of the development, and the remaining space will be leased to retail tenants and will truly activate the space and further invigorate Mission Bay. The Exchange is a $570M dollar complex with four architecturally unique and conjoined buildings ranging from five to twelve stories. It was designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios and developed by Kilroy Realty Corporation.

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GCB West: Frose February at The Dorian
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

GCB West: Frose February at The Dorian

Does all this February sunshine have you craving rosé all day? Come celebrate being able to rosé all year at The Dorian with their signature FROSÉ (frozen rosé come on) which they self describe as “leisure in a glass”. Don’t worry they also serve beer, wine, and many other tasty cocktails. See you there!

 

Make sure to RSVP on facebook!

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Brown Authors Panel: Getting Published & the Writing Process
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Brown Authors Panel: Getting Published & the Writing Process

Join our panelists, San Francisco-based authors Julia Flynn Siler '82, Ravi Chandra '89, and Ho Lin '92, for an evening dedicated to writing at Booksmith's event space, The Bindery!

The authors will discuss their experiences getting published, read excerpts from their recent books, and take questions from the audience about these and other writing topics. A cash bar will be available. Admission is free, and guests are welcome.

 

About the Authors

Ravi Chandra '89

Ravi Chandra '89 is a psychiatrist and author in San Francisco. He blogs about spirituality, psychology and culture for Psychology Today, and Asian American film and culture for the Center for Asian American Media. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2016 received a proclamation for his community work from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Ravi's latest book, Facebuddha, is about transcendence in the age of social networks. He is currently working on books about narcissism, loneliness and travel. Read more about Ravi at www.facebuddha.co.

 

Ho Lin '92

Ho Lin '92 is an author, editor, musician and filmmaker who currently resides in San Francisco. He is the co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector, a well-worn traveler, and a fan of the New York Giants and green onion pancakes. His debut novel, China Girl, is about a modern woman adrift in modern China. Learn more about Ho on his website, www.holinauthor.com.

 

Julia Flynn Siler '82

Julia Flynn Siler '82 is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. As a veteran correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine, Ms. Siler spent more than two decades in the Europe and the United States, reporting from a dozen countries. She is the sixth recipient of the annual Mayborn Biography Fellowship, which, in partnership with Biographers International Organization, provides a creative residency in Santa Fe and was previously a National Endowment for the Humanities “Public Scholar.” She is currently working on Daughters of Joy: America's Other Slaves and Their Fight For Freedom, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in 2019. For more information, please visit www.juliaflynnsiler.com. Ms. Siler concentrated in American Studies while at Brown.

 

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