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Monthly ‘City Front’ or ‘Northern Shore’ Bay Cruises in 2022!

Free Public Talks are postponed until further notice, instead . . .

Urban Forums: Walk & Talk

Satudays at 12 noon unless otherwise noted.

At various locations (see below)

A new kind of outdoor gathering we pioneered last year in lieu of our normal schedule of indoor public talks. These shorter urban walks usually feature a guest speaker or two, and provide lots of space for open conversation about history, public space, and the themes that come up along the way.

Our Public Talks are partly underwritten by the City Lights Foundation and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.

Download the Spring 2022 calendar as a pdf


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Online audio archive of past talks, listed by type:

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Saturday, January 29

Visitacion Valley and Little Hollywood

From a Greenway to sites of industry, architecture, and agriculture, the neighborhoods on our City's southeastern border are alive with history and growth!

This walk has reached capacity. Further RSVPs will be added to our waiting list. RSVP required:

Saturday, March 26

Fort Funston to Stern Grove

The old coastal railway that traversed the former military base, Lake Merced, The Duel and California slavery, Fleishhacker Pool, Trocadero Resort, Laguna de los puercos, and more!

RSVP required:

Saturday, April 9

San Bruno Mountain

Special hike through Buckeye Canyon and dense oak forests with spectacular views, led by mountain protector David Schooley! LIMITED ATTENDANCE!

RSVP required:

Saturday, May 28

City College to San Francisco State

Learn about the struggle for union rights and a Free City College, visit the Urbano Sundial, and end at the historic SF State University campus, where the 1968-69 student/faculty strikes led to the establishment of the first College of Ethnic Studies in the U.S.

RSVP required: