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11/08/2012

Honoring our Veterans: Veterans Day Celebrations

Veterans_8nov12Veteran's Day is special day in San Francisco. We honor all the brave men and women who have served our country. We appreciate all the sacrifices made to protect our freedom.

The City will host the 93rd Annual Veterans Day Parade starting on Market St & Second at 11:00 am this year.

For more information please visit the Veterans' Affairs Commission - http://sfgov3.org/index.aspx?page=1688.

10/01/2012

Maritime History: Mayor Kicks Off Fleet Week Celebration

Mayor Kicks Off Fleet Week CelebrationMayor Edwin M. Lee today kicked off the celebration of the 31st Anniversary of San Francisco Fleet Week and highlighted the lineup for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012.

“Fleet Week is a San Francisco tradition and we take this opportunity to salute the men and women in uniform serving and protecting our country,” said Mayor Lee. “During Fleet Week in San Francisco, we are promoting greater preparedness for the next emergency or disaster and are reflecting on our shared humanitarian assistance to those in need around the world.”

San Francisco and Fleet Week share a long and storied history that originated in 1908 with the arrival of the “Great White Fleet” to the Bay during their round-the-world 14-month long voyage. Over the years, millions more San Franciscans have welcomed the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard making this Fleet Week one of the City’s most treasured traditions. In 1981, under the leadership of Mayor Dianne Feinstein, the modern Fleet Week tradition began by honoring the dedicated men and women of the sea services. Read more.

09/07/2012

Sunday Streets: Returns with the Third Annual Western Addition

Sunday Streets: Returns with the Third Annual Western AdditionThis coming Sunday, September 9, Sunday Streets returns with the third annual Western Addition, North Panhandle, Alamo Square Sunday Streets. For the second year, Sunday Streets coincides with the final day of International Artists Week, a weeklong celebration of local artists in the Fillmore neighborhood. Other activities include Sunday Streets favorites such as the Black Rock Roller Disco (fresh from Burning Man), live music, free bike tune-ups and rentals, dance lessons and live music along the 2-mile route.

"Sunday Streets showcases our City's commitment to sustainability and innovation, and has also proven a cost-effective way to improve the health of San Franciscans," said Mayor Ed Lee. "We are committed to ensuring the program's continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond." Read more.

08/28/2012

Visiting SF: Labor Day Events in San Francisco

David Yu photograph of San Francisco's Marshall Beach at SunsetSan Francisco is a wonderful place to celebrate Labor day weekend. The City offers many type of activities to suit all tastes and interest. Spend Labor Day weekend getting up close and personal with the largest mammals known to mankind. Sport your kilt at the 147th annual Scottish Highland Gathering and Games. Channel your “inner-force” at the 2nd Annual Star Wars Day at AT&T Park. Even experience an earthquake at the California Academy of Sciences. Whatever your interests, San Francisco awaits, offering a memorable holiday weekend for all.
 
We started our celebrations with a photo contest focused on San Francisco's beaches. The photo contest held on Facebook during the month of August, open to people from all over the world, was a success. People submitted, via Facebook, a lot of photos of the various San Francisco beaches and then voted to select a winner. The great winning photo (shown on the right), submitted by David Yu, shows San Francisco's Marshall Beach at Sunset. Congratulations to David for his #1 winning submission! We also appreciate the effort of everyone who participated.
 
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For more information about Labor Day events visit the SF Travel Association: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/todo/San-Francisco-Labor-Day-Weekend-Highlights-To-Do.html

08/23/2012

America's Cup: Mayor Welcomes America's Cup World Series Races

Mayor Welcomes America's Cup World Series RacesThe America's Cup World Series (ACWS) Season Two kicks off in the summer of 2012 in the United States, with two events in San Francisco.
 
The opening event, from August 21-26, 2012, will feature eight teams from across the globe (as the teams continue to hone their skills on the physically-challenging AC45 wing-sailed catamarans.
 
The America's Cup Village for the first ACWS will be located at Marina Green, along San Francisco's northern waterfront. Admission is FREE and each day has a full program of food, fun, fast boats and family entertainment