Get to Know Our Neighbors in West Portal

Before or after a concert at Stern Grove Festival, visit our friends in the West Portal neighborhood and support the local business community!

Stop by in the morning for a latte from Ballast Coffee, grab some delicious scones or cupcakes from Noe Valley Bakery, or enjoy breakfast at Squat and Gobble.

Pick up a sandwich for your picnic at Submarine Center or swing by after the concert for authentic Mexican favorites at El Toreador or organic burgers from Calibur, a frozen yogurt at Easy Breezy, or a post-concert drink with friends at The Dubliner.

There’s more to discover along West Portal so make a stop and discover our neighbors nearby.

Learn more about these and other local businesses from the West Portal Merchants Association.

New This Summer – Free Yoga Classes at the Grove

Yoga at the Grove
Every Sunday at Stern Grove Festival

This summer, Stern Grove Festival is excited to announce a new series of free on-site yoga classes, provided by local business Office Yoga.

Office Yoga Building off the Festival’s belief that the arts help strengthen our community, Office Yoga will provide a fun, active opportunity for people to connect with each other, nature, and themselves. Yoga classes in the natural beauty of the Grove are a perfect way to strengthen minds, bodies, and our community. And, as with all of the Festival’s programs, the classes are completely admission-free to the public.

Initially, Festival Executive Director Bob Fiedler approached Office Yoga to develop a plan for Festival staff to help ease stress in the whirlwind of activity leading up to the season. When Maryam Sharifzadeh, CEO of Office Yoga, met with Bob to develop a plan for the staff, they also saw an opportunity to provide free yoga classes for Stern Grove Festival attendees.

Maryam says, “I believe in Stern Grove Festival’s mission of providing affordable events for residents and visitors of San Francisco while also maintaining the cultural reputation of this city. I’m humbled to be collaborating with such a historic event and enhancing the on-site experience through yoga.”

Festival staff have benefited already from Maryam’s stress-relieving classes in our office. We’re excited to collaborate with Maryam and the entire Office Yoga team to share yoga with Festival audiences this summer.

ABOUT YOGA AT STERN GROVE FESTIVAL

When are the classes?

Yoga classes will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. before each Sunday concert, June 17 – August 19, 2018.

Where are the classes?

The West Meadow at Stern Grove Festival.

Who teaches the classes?

Classes will be taught by certified Office Yoga Instructors and other reputable teachers in the Bay Area:

June 17: Brandi Zorzy

June 24: Michelle McManus

July 1: Raquel Seeley

July 8: Cindy Raspillar

July 15: Neil Wadhawan

July 22: Chelseah Healey & Ege Sanli

July 29: Martin Scott & Ege Sanli

August 5: Betsy Peterson

August 12: Charlotte Birkett

August 19: Maryam Sharifzadeh

 

Who can participate?

  • Anyone! No prior experience is necessary and all levels and ages are welcome.

What do I need to bring?

  • Please bring your own yoga mat if you can. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided.
  • Comfortable clothes and water.

 

 

 

“20 Feet From Stardom” Ticket Give-Away

Our frfacebookheader_20feetiends at the historic Balboa Theatre are screening the Oscar-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, featuring the one and only Darlene Love.

After the movie, enjoy an acoustic set in the lobby with local all-girl group, The She’s. At the theater, you can also enter to win two VIP seats to Darlene Love‘s concert on August 10 at Stern Grove Festival.

The Festival is giving away three pairs of tickets to the movie. We’ll announce the winners on our Facebook page on Wednesday, August 6.

And don’t miss Darlene Love, headlining the concert on Sunday, August 10 at Stern Grove Festival!

Enter to win tickets to the movie screening here: https://a.pgtb.me/WGkgDR.

Click here for Darlene Love’s interview on KQED Forum.