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Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio with BCSF and BrownConnect Interns
Jul
16
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio with BCSF and BrownConnect Interns

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!

Register here!

Sponsored by the Brown Club of San Francisco, the Brown Alumni Association, and BrownConnect.

 

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Brown Club of San Francisco's 3rd Annual Holidazzle
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Brown Club of San Francisco's 3rd Annual Holidazzle

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'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! 

*Ticket Details*
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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3rd Annual Brown Club Alumni Family BBQ
Sep
17
11:30 AM11:30

3rd Annual Brown Club Alumni Family BBQ

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. 

Location:

West Fort Miley Picnic Area
Lands End, San Francisco
2450 El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco, CA 94121
(map: https://goo.gl/maps/XbXUH)

 

Directions

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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Pride Month GCB West: Moby Dick
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Month GCB West: Moby Dick

Pride Month GCB West: Moby Dick

This Wednesday, June 22nd
7 - 9 PM
4049 18th Street // Castro, SF


Join us this Wednesday for a Pride month GCB West at Moby Dick in the gayborhood, San Francisco's iconic Castro. Moby Dick is a local favorite featuring cheap drinks and a fish tank. We have the back area (by the pinball machines) reserved for us.

Attend the Facebook Event and see you in the Castro!

 

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Volunteering with Real Options for City Kids SF
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteering with Real Options for City Kids SF

Saturday, May 7th // 9 AM - 12 PM
Visitacion Valley Middle School, SF

Looking for something to do on Saturday morning? Join us for a few hours and come play soccer with Visitacion Valley’s youth! We’ll be participating in a skill drills session with Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.), the largest provider of academic and social support for at-risk youth in Visitacion Valley. R.O.C.K.’s active learning programs focus specifically on using the power of active play to influence the positive development of children in the program. No soccer experience is necessary; anyone can participate.

We only have space for 10 volunteers, so sign up now!

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Brown & Its Winemakers
Apr
17
3:00 PM15:00

Brown & Its Winemakers

Brown & Its Winemakers


Sunday, April 17th
3 PM - 6 PM
Zazu // Sebastopol

This is the one BCSF event you won’t want to miss!

On Sunday, April 17, the Brown Club of San Francisco invites you to Sonoma County for

Brown & Its Winemakers

Discover six of the most prestigious wineries from Napa and Sonoma with Brunonian roots, while feasting on a panoply of delectable appetizers from nationally acclaimed chef Duskie Estes ’90. Curated by D. Marc Capobianco ’81 AM, a 35-year wine industry veteran and noted authority on West Coast viticulture, selected wineries will include:

  • Vineyard 29 (Chuck McMinn ’74)
  • Littorai (Ted Lemon ’80)
  • Rocca (Eric Grigsby ’79)
  • Montemaggiore (Lise Ciolino ’85)
  • Radio Coteau (Mike Dmytrenko ’12)
  • VGS Château Potelle (Mariette Fourmeaux du Sartel ’99)

File your taxes and head to Sebastopol for this special event. The tasting will take place at Zazu, Duskie’s own restaurant in The Barlow, the remodeled historic apple cannery where Sonoma County’s best chefs, vintners, and artisans have come to work side by side. Vendors here include five winery tasting rooms, a brewpub, a handcraft distillery, SubZero ice cream, and more. Specials for Brown alumni are being arranged at many of these venues, so why not make a day of it!

Early bird tickets are available until March 15th, with optional bus service provided from San Francisco. 

We look forward to seeing you in Wine Country!

Check out our winemaker interviews here.  Tickets are available here.

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An Evening with Deb Mills-Scofield '82: Thoughts on Networking & Personal Branding
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Deb Mills-Scofield '82: Thoughts on Networking & Personal Branding

Thursday, April 14th // 6:30 PM
Brown San Francisco Office
601 Montgomery St. // Suite 540

Join us for an informal discussion on networking and personal branding with Deb Mills-Scofield '82, co-hosted by the Brown University San Francisco Office.

Deb is a venture capitalist and business leader who has helped companies create and implement innovation-based strategies through her consultancy, Mills-Scofield LLC. She has also served as a mentor through various Brown programs, including Brown Entrepreneurship Program, Brown Women's Launch Pad, and Social Innovation Fellowship. You can read more about Deb in this Time article.

Deb will address specific questions from the audience on networking skills and building personal brands. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP and submit any questions for Deb here!

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Dandelion Chocolate Tour + Tasting
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dandelion Chocolate Tour + Tasting

Join us for a very sweet tasting and tour of Dandelion Chocolate in the Mission! The event is returning for the second time after its great success last year.

Greg D'Alesandre '95 is the cocoa bean sourcer at this award-winning, small-batch chocolate factory and he will lead us on a personal tour of the bean-to-bar process.  Learn about how Greg was inspired by a book on sale at the Brown Bookstore and how it eventually led him down this delicious career path.  We'll get a chance to ask questions about chocolate and the production process, all while tasting our way through the factory!

Dandelion is graciously offering a special $20 price for Brown alumni.  The factory is small and can only accommodate a group of 12, so sign up now! 

Purchase tickets here: https://brown-dandelion-chocolate.eventbrite.com

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February Carberry Dinner: Super Bowl City & Thai
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

February Carberry Dinner: Super Bowl City & Thai

All of SF is gearing up for Super Bowl 50, so the theme of our next Carberry dinner is quite fitting! We'll meet at Osha Thai at 6pm and stroll around Super Bowl City in Justin Herman Plaza afterwards.

More info about Super Bowl City can be found here: http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/super-bowl-city

Registration

Please register here and email Brett Stevens '14 (brettmstevens7@gmail.com) with any questions.

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January GCB West: The Trident Sausalito
Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

January GCB West: The Trident Sausalito

January GCB West: The Trident Sausalito

Sunday January 24th • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Trident
558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA


Enjoy a special Sunday edition on the water in historic Sausalito.  Take in the spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay.  Located at 558 Bridgeway in the heart of Sausalito California, a scant .2 miles (5 minute walk) from the Ferry Landing, this month’s happy hour will be at The Trident, the former home of the San Francisco Yacht Club.  Their 75-item wine list is filled with mostly familiar wines that appeal to a wide variety of people - names like Kenwood, Honig, Banfi, Seghesio, Rombauer, Kistler, Duckhorn and Silver Oak, along with copious beer choices, mixed drinks and food.  

The Trident itself is stunning, with that period ceilings, dark wood-slatted walls, curved booths and a magical view of Oz, the San Francisco skyline. As you walk down the hall, off the board deck parking lot on Bridgeway, you enter a time capsule, where the musicians playing near the host stand seem to channel Joan Baez.

You can almost feel the presence of Janis Joplin, who loved the place so much that she had a table in the corner with a panoramic view of Bridgeway and San Francisco, next to a private room where she could escape.

We will have a Brown discount on both food and drink and our own little area reserved across from the bar; for those alums who live in Sausalito or want to take the Ferry with their bike, free bike parking is provided for customers. Valet car parking is free for the first hour and then $6 per hour after that.
 


Transportation Options

The Ferry from San Francisco Departs SF from the Ferry Building at 4:40 PM (arr 5:10 PM) and from Fisherman’s Wharf at 4:00 PM or 5:35 PM(arr 4:25 PM or 6:00 PM); the LAST Ferry back departs Sausalito at 6:45 PM to the SF Ferry Bldg, but the Golden Gate Transit Bus runs late and its schedule is here: http://www.oursausalito.com/getting-to-sausalito/buses-in-sausalito.html

Driving from SF (and most parts of Marin) is very easy and street parking (meters enforced till 6:00 PM) is available in addition to the valet service.   Nearby municipal parking lots are $2.00 to $3.00 per hour (payment required till 10:00 PM).  For those of you ferrying in from San Francisco, and want to stay later, chances are excellent that rides will be available back to the city with your fellow alums.  While this is likely, it cannot be guaranteed, so ask around while you’re there.  Another option would be to ferry there with your bike and bike back across the GG Bridge.

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Holidazzle 2015: Brown Club of SF's 2nd Annual Holiday Party
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Holidazzle 2015: Brown Club of SF's 2nd Annual Holiday Party

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'Tis the season to be a Brunonian! The Brown Club of San Francisco presents its 2nd Annual Holidazzle!

Last year over 130 Bay Area Brown Alumni toasted the holiday season with us, and Holidazzle 2015 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, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and even more surprises!

Festive attire is encouraged; be ready to get your photobooth on! This year attendees will also be invited to the Holidazzle Afterparty - more details will be announced soon.

 

Ticket Details

  • Early Brunonian $30 until 11/20

  • Regular Price $35 until 12/10

  • Door Price $40

All tickets subject to capacity limitations, and Eventbrite processing fees will apply.

Click here to purchase tickets!

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You will need a 21+ ID to enter the event.

 

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

Please see the University Club's website for information about parking.

 

Can I bring non-Brown affiliated guests?

Yes, you may purchase tickets for a non-Brown alumni guest.

 

Will refunds be issued?

Refunds can be given up to 72 hours prior to the event.

 

What is included with my ticket?

Your ticket price includes admission to the party, two free drinks, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.

 

Will there be an afterparty?

Yes!  Official afterparty information will be released to attendees closer to the event.

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August GCB West: Tiki at Tonga Room!
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

August GCB West: Tiki at Tonga Room!

Take a vacation from your everyday life and join us at the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar for August's Tiki-inspired happy hour! The Tonga Room has been San Francisco's most popular Tiki Bar for 70 years.  Enjoy live music by the Island Groove Band while sipping the best island cocktails around, and watch out for a tropical rain storm over the lagoon!  Happy hour prices end at 7 PM so feel free to arrive early if you can; a $5 cover for live music will be charged starting at 8:15 PM.

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July GCB West: Jones
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

July GCB West: Jones

July GCB West: Jones

620 Jones between Post & Geary

Join us in enjoying this unusually warm July on Jones' beautiful back patio! A popular spot near Union Square, Jones offers classic bites and cocktails, along with a selection of beer and wine.

Please note that the bar is cash only.

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SF Giants vs. Oakland A's Wine Fest Game with BCSF and BCSV
Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

SF Giants vs. Oakland A's Wine Fest Game with BCSF and BCSV

We're celebrating championship sports in the Bay Area and the Brown Clubs of SF and Silicon Valley together invite you to raise a glass after work and watch the Giants host the A's on Friday, July 24th.

Your special event package includes a ticket to the Friday evening interleague game at AT&T Park, access to the annual pre-game Wine Fest in Seals Plaza from 5:00-7:00 PM, a complimentary tasting card, and a Wine Fest-themed Giants item!

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or casual wine taster, the Wine Fest will be a great way to gather with other Brown alums and fans before the game. Several wineries from the Lodi region will be on site providing tastings.

With 3 World Championships in the last 5 years and a consistently packed house, the atmosphere at AT&T Park is always electric! Buy your tickets here before the game sells out!

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Dandelion Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dandelion Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting

February is National Chocolate Lover's Month!  Join us for a very sweet tasting and tour of Dandelion Chocolate in the Mission. 

Greg D'Alesandre '95 is the cocoa bean sourcer at this award-winning, small-batch chocolate factory and he will lead us on a personal tour of the bean-to-bar process.  Learn about how Greg was inspired by a book on sale at the Brown Bookstore and how it eventually led him down this delicious career path.  We'll get a chance to ask questions about chocolate and the production process, all while tasting our way through the factory! 

Dandelion is graciously offering a special $20 price for Brown alumni.  The factory is small and can only accommodate a group of 12, so be sure to purchase tickets here soon!

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GCB West: January Happy Hour
Jan
21
6:15 PM18:15

GCB West: January Happy Hour

January's Happy Hour will be held at Nick's Crispy Tacos!

1500 Broadway @ Polk Street

One of the most popular GCB West locations is back for the first GCB West of the year! Happy Hour prices on pints and pitchers are available the whole time we're there.

We will have an area cordoned off just for us.

Free to attend.  Bring your fellow Brunonians!

Happy Hour prices till 10:00PM plus FREE chips and salsa!!

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Holidazzle 2014: Brown Club SF's First Annual Holiday Party
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Holidazzle 2014: Brown Club SF's First Annual Holiday Party

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The Brown Club of San Francisco is delighted to announce its 1st Annual Holiday Party!  Holidazzle 2014 will be held at the historic University Club of San Francisco in Nob Hill.

Tickets include admission to the party, two free drinks, and desserts.  Festive attire is encouraged!

Get your tickets here!

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1st Annual Family Picnic with the Brown Club of SF
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

1st Annual Family Picnic with the Brown Club of SF

Family Picnic at Off the Grid Presidio

Bring your family and friends to the Brown Club of SF's First Annual Summer Picnic!

Brunonians of all class years will be taking over the Presidio's Main Post Lawn during the one of the summer's classic Sunday afternoon events - Off the Grid in the Presidio.  We'll have picnic blankets, lawn games, and access to some of the best food trucks the Bay has to offer.  Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon in the beautiful Presidio!

 

Off the Grid runs from 11 AM - 4 PM, but we'll be there starting at noon.  If you are around early, check out the free yoga session at 11 AM.  For more information about OTG, see here.

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Sonoma County Wine Tour
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Sonoma County Wine Tour

Experience Sonoma's beautiful vineyards up close with your fellow alumni!

Tour Itinerary

9:00  AM   Meet at Presidio Sports Basement

9:15  AM   Depart San Francisco

10:30 AM   Presentation and wine tasting at Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

12:30 PM   Lunch stop in Sonoma town center (lunch not included in ticket price)

2:00  PM   Wine tasting and outdoor activities at Kendall-Jackson Winery

5:00  PM   Arrive back in San Francisco

The ticket price includes:

  • Transportation to and from San Francisco and between all tour stops
  • Wine tastings, tours, and activities at two of Sonoma's finest wineries

Capacity is limited to 75 people on a first come, first served basis.  A waitlist will be formed for anyone that signs up after we reach capacity.

Purchase tickets here!

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