Fireworks! BBQ! Three-Day Weekend! Summer is here and it’s the time to sit back and relax with friends and family. Several Bay Area cities are planning events to celebrate Independence Day. Here are our picks on the best places to enjoy the fireworks around the Bay Area.
A protest has been planned for this Saturday, May 21st, 10:30am -12:30pm, in which opponents of the GGNRA’s restrictions on off-leash dogs will be marching from Ocean Beach to Sigmund Stern Grove. Organizers expects several hundred attendees, it is unclear whether this number also includes dogs.
There’s another dog park opening in the city. Soon our furry four-legged friends can run around with wild abandon in the concrete jungle of South Beach’s Rincon Hill area. SF Curbed reports that construction on the Rincon Hill Dog Park is set to begin today at 1:30pm on the corner of Bryant and Beale Streets, and there’ll be a little groundbreaking ceremony from 1:30pm – 3pm.
According to City Insider , Mayor Gavin Newsom has introduced legislation that would close down Golden Gate Park and McLaren Park from 1am – 5am. His theory is that if you’re wandering around the park at 3am you’re probably up to no good. Yeah – he’s probably right.
Get those cameras out! The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is hosting a photo contest – open from December 21st through February 18th – challenging “photographers to catch the Garden’s beauty in the winter light.” Winners will receive “valuable awards, exhibition in the Hall of Flowers Gallery, and of course, bragging rights for the best photos of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s winter season.”
Rockefeller Center in NYC may have a 75 ft. high Norway Spruce illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star, but we have the 100 ft. Monterey cypress at McClaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park lit by…well, I’m guessing several strings of multi-colored lights found in some damp boxes left in the Lodge’s basement. Or something like that.