Yerba Buena news and neighborhood meeting for August
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September Neighborhood Meeting 

Thursday, September 8, 8:45 am-10:00 am
701 Mission Street, San Francisco 
Corner of 3rd and Mission Street 

Please note that the neighborhood meeting for September has been moved to the 2nd Thursday of the month as the Alliance office will be closed for holiday the first week of September.

Refreshments will be provided, and as always, this meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!


Upcoming Yerba Buena Neighborhood Meetings

  • Thursday, October 6th, new host! Tech Shop at 910 Howard Street near 5th and Howard
  • Thursday, November 3 at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street 
  • Thursday, December 1st, at Bespoke at the Westfield Shopping Centre, enter at 835 Market Street 
Neighborhood meetings are generally held the first Thursday of every month from 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM, and seek to keep the broader Yerba Buena neighborhood engaged and informed about events in their community.

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2016 Honorees

Organizational Champion Award 

We recognize  OCII, the successor the Successor to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, for the creation and execution of the Gardens plan and commitment to keeping the integrity of the Yerba Buena neighborhood through its transformation to a vibrant neighborhood and self-sustaining independent community.

2016 Unsung Hero Award 
Karen Carr 

Manager of One Hawthorne Owner’s Association and a founding and continuing Board Member of the Alliance. She is also the voice for the residents of the neighborhood ensuring that Yerba Buena remains one of the most sought-after places to live in San Francisco. Karen is recognized for her work establishing the condo communities St. Regis, Museum Parc and One Hawthorne in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, building strong ties between residents and the community.

Lifetime Achievement Award 
John Elberling 

President of TODCO, is a long-time community advocate and staunch supporter of community engagement in the planning and development process of this neighborhood and the needs of seniors in the community, John Elberling is acknowledged for his contribution to the vision and the plan for Yerba Buena Gardens and his decades of civic engagement to make the neighborhood what it is today.

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This event is a benefit for the Alliance to continue our neighborhood building programs. Please support the Alliance by sponsoring, or getting a a ticket to the event! Experience a "Taste of Yerba Buena" as the area's finest restaurants provide delicious tastings! 

More info tba! 

Restaurant Donors:

Experience the best restaurants, food and wine in the Yerba Buena 

Buca di Beppo    City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts Program   Flat Iron Wines Grill Restaurant at St Regis Hotel grill   Lemonade  MaSo at the Park Central Hotel   Super Duper Burgers             Thirsty Bear   Trace Restaurant of the W Hotel   


Sponsors are being updated daily! 


     Boston Properties     City View at METREON
Cresleigh Homes 
    KilroyMillennium Partners          MJM Management Group  Related        Salesforce Tishman Speyer   Webcor Builders




Fivepoint by Lennar      Hearst         Marriott Marquis HotelWestfield         Wilson Meany      Yerba Buena Community Benefit District                   



    Agi Avant  CCPC      Emerald Fund        Forest City Realty Trust   Golden State Warriors    The John Stewart Company   Kendwood Investments
      Kwan Henmi   Lighthouse  Moscone Center NCR    Pembroke  Reuben, Junius & Rose   Skidmore Owings & Merrill    St Regis Hotel     The Green Door     

Art & Culture Advocate 

CCS Architecture

CHS Consulting

Museum of the African Diaspora

One Hawthorne Owners Association


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

  Nanette Duffy & Kathleen Wade 

TnT Phototainer 

Celebrate 25 years of Yerba Buena!

Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena

Thursday, September 15th
5:00 pm - 8:00pm

Participating Institutions:

American Bookbinders Museum 
355 Clementina Street 

California Historical Society Partnering with the Cartoon Art Museum
678 Mission Street @ 3rd

Contemporary Jewish Museum 
736 Mission Street @ Yerba Buena Lane
Third Thursdays Live at The CJM: Thompsonia with Suzy and Eric Thompson
Thursday Sep 15 | 6:30-7:30 $8
Thompsonia is the long-awaited collaboration between Berkeley’s roots music polymaths Eric and Suzy Thompson and their daughter Allegra. Original songs ricochet between the rowdy and the sentimental, rockabilly to Americana.

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) 
685 Mission Street @ 3rd
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity. Join us for an evening of dialogue about black philanthropy and the arts followed by a film screening & discussion. The dialogue will be moderated by Jackie Copeland-Carson, Black Philanthropy Month Founder and Chair, Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, with Keynote Speaker actor Danny Glover, and will be followed by a screening and discussion of award-winning filmmaker Pamela Harris‘s short film FARIAS: AN AFRO URUGUAYAN LOVE STORY.

New Partner! Tech Shop
926 Howard Street, San Francisco

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 
701 Mission Street @ 3rd

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 
Jessie Square @ 736 Mission Street in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, live music and dance!

Then experience exclusive discounts like happy hour pricing at our neighborhood partners with the bright yellow Third Thursday sticker given to participants who attend one of the neighborhood's cultural institutions. Our partners include:


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Membership Spotlight 

For the first time ever, Delarosa launches happy hour at both the Chestnut St. and Yerba Buena Lane locations of the popular Italian pizzeria. On the menu: cocktails and wines by the glass, beer, pizzettas and antipasti--all for just $6 and under.

PLUS: The newest Delarosa location (Yerba Buena Lane) now features a patio--perfect for weekend brunching and after-work boozing and snacking. Decked with olive trees and glowing votives, and outfitted with a generous assortment of heaters, wind screens and blankets for those cold SF-summer evenings, Delarosa's patio is prime for date night, meetings, happy hour, and everything in between.

In addition, Delarosa has added 8 new cocktails to the beverage list. Highlights include: 
  • Timeless Sophia (named after Italian actress Sophia Loren, who appears as the subject of a work of art in Delarosa Yerba Buena's bar) apricot liqueur, aquavit, cava
  • Un Altro Po (Italian for: I'll have another) gin, contrato bianco, dolin dry vermouth, suze
  • Maltese Falcon (mezcal, nonino amaro, peach, chili tincture, lemon).
Please see below for happy hour details and a complete list of new cocktails.
Happy Hour
Mon. - Fri., 4pm - 6pm 
Delarosa, Chestnut St.
Delarosa, Yerba Buena Lane
Happy Hour Menu:
by the glass $6/ carafe $17
Aperol Spritz aperol, cava, seltzer, orange
Marcello bourbon, rye, alessio chinato, carpano, angostura
Sophia’s Limonata gin, citrus, organic simple                             
by the glass $6/ carafe $17
Cava Miquel Pons Reserva, NV          
Vernaccia Poggio Basso Toscana                                                  
Sangiovese Scarpetta Toscana    
$ 4
Sudwerk Pilsner 12oz                                
Moretti La Rossa 12oz                                                   
hot salami pizzetta  spicy coppa, provolone, calabrese chili oil         6 
funghi misti pizzetta tomato, fontina, thyme   6
fried artichoke hearts, caper aioli                 5  
saffron risotto arancini, smoked mozzarella, marinara         5 
vegetable frittura with calabrese aioli                 5
NEW Cocktails:
Un Altro Pogin, contrato bianco, dolin dry vermouth, suze          
Marcelo’s Mistress gin, becherovka amaro, toasted fennel, lime     
Monte D’oro bourbon, strega, carpano vermouth, lemon
Estate sherry, crème de mure, banana du bresil, menthe, citrus            
Royals bourbon, cacao, cynar, bonal                                
Timeless Sophia apricot liqueur, aquavit, cava        
Maltese Falcon mezcal, nonino amaro, peach, chili tincture, lemon      
È Meglio cachaça, hibiscus, raspberry, lime

Oracle Open World Conference 
September 18-22, 2016

Street Closure Map
Information about Street Closures 

Join the Alliance

Become a member in 2016

Support the Yerba Buena Alliance by joining today. You can learn more about our different membership levels by viewing the form here:

Benefits of membership include:
  • Advocacy & Representation
  • Information and Networking
  • Marketing & Publicity
Join the Alliance to support the community building programs of the organization. Thank you to those who have renewed in 2016! We appreciate it! Please mail your membership check to our address at 735 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

If you have questions or need more information about membership, please contact the Alliance


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