A big thank you to the SF Shakespeare Festival touring troupe, Shakespeare On Tour, for the well-received free public one-hour performance of Shakespeare’s, “Julius Caesar” on the fateful Ides of March (3/15/14 @ 2 pm.)
It makes the Friends all the more excited about our recent funding for theatrical lighting in the Conservatory. Stay tuned for future evening theater performances.
Suitable for all ages, this exciting tale of politics and corruption in ancient Rome contains Mark Antony’s stirring and … Read More
One of the loveliest surprises of the restoration: the gorgeous acoustics! Listen to one of our past concerts.
Live @ the Conservatory is a wide-ranging, locally-produced, non-amplified music series in the Conservatory. Series co-sponsored by Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory and SF Recreation + Park Department. Doors open one hour before concert. $15-20 SUGGESTED DONATION for performance. Refreshments available. All performers are graciously donating their time to allow us to stage this benefit series. Great acoustics and the chance to support … Read More
What a long haul and transformation from a neglected, graffiti-tagged shell of a Conservatory to an award-winning jewel. We couldn’t have been more pleased when the Conservatory won Project of the Year Award 2009 for Historic Restorations (under $5 million). The award was granted to the SF Department of Public Works by the Northern California chapter of the American Public Works Association covering 11 counties. And that’s not all: the Conservatory and Friends group were subsequently awarded one of … Read More
So many couples have booked the Conservatory for their wedding, and found it to be “intimate,” “perfect, and ” full of “unique charm” and “loads of sunlight.”‘ “[A]n amazing spot” and “hidden treasure,” it “fit our 65 guests perfectly.” Rental Information.
Photo: Becky Burgin, Art of Emotion Wedding Photography. … Read More
How rare to come upon an authentic space of wonder in the middle of the city grid.
William Augustus Merralls, a British engineer and inventor, built this Victorian oasis next to his home on an old dairy farm, in the new Sunnyside District in 1898. Merralls’s original vision was to gather up exotic treasures for his own private delight. His home (now 258 Monterey) still stands today. A serial entrepreneur, Merralls made his money in the invention and sale … Read More
Our beloved annual tradition! Thanks to all who came out with friends and family to carve, chat, and enjoy cider and fabulous halloween cookies. Thanks to FunCheapSF who featured us as a “Top Pick” this week and brought so many new folks to the Conservatory. Maybe next year we’ll be back to carving San Francisco Giants themed pumpkins to cheer on our team in the World Series. Start gathering your inspiration now!
It’s always the Sunday before Halloween! 2 pm-4 … Read More