On the evening of Friday, October 14, 2011 at its annual awards gala at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco Beautiful honored the Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory with a prestigious 2011 Beautification Award.
Sunnyside Conservatory was selected as one of four exemplary new projects contributing to San Francisco’s unique beauty and livability. The evening was entitled, “Together for San Francisco: A Masquerade Soiree, and Stacy Garfinkel and Arnold Levine accepted the award on behalf of the Friends.
For over 60 years, … Read More
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 12-3. Free
Multi-media artist and recycler Monica Lee inspired us once again our card making party. This year, she and artist Dorothy Yuki add ornaments! Check out her wonderful pictures and blog post about the day!
Gather up your old holiday cards, gift-wrap, calendars, and magazines. Lots of examples and inspiration for handmade cards and ornaments using recycled, found, salvaged and everyday materials will be provided, along with some cardstock, punches, and other notions. Check out … Read More
Teresa Tudury + Friends
Part chanteuse, part comedian, part bona fide pop artist…and a voice that could stop a war.” —Buzz Weekly
Picture a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt musically, and toss in the most side-splitting stage patter imaginable, and you have Ms. Tudury.” —Johnny Angel, LA Weekly
Listen to her concert Friday, November 12, 2010, Live @ Sunnyside Conservatory Concert Series.
The Aurora Mandolin Orchestra, originally founded by Bay Area legend Gino Pellegrini in the 1920s, continues under the musical directorship of his wife Jo Pellegrini. The Orchestra of mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar string bass, accordion, flute, and percussion has a varied repertoire–featuring music from Russia, Italy, and Spain, and from classical, show tune, opera, and contemporary styles.
Listen to their concert May 6, 2011, 7 pm, Live @ Sunnyside Conservatory Concert Series.
A Vivacious Jam by the Accordion Babes: Sweet Penny Royals, Renee de la Prade, Luz Gaxiola and Circus Finelli, Rhubarb Whiskey + Joan Wilson Reuter.
A don’t-miss event by women who take the traditional “Squeeze Box” instrument in unique ways (squeezeboxgoddess.com). Here’s a radio interview of Accordion Babe Roxanne Oliva talking with Co-Chair Arnold Levine on the Tommy’s Holiday Camp Radio Show.
We are grateful to Andrew Maloney, project architect, for his care in preserving (and recovering) the architectural gems of the Conservatory building: daylighting the original skylights that had been covered over, highlighting the original bentwood trusses, sourcing salvaged old-growth redwood to trim out the interior and then staining it in a clear varnish to feature its beauty, designing a floor that echoed the old interior planting beds of the Conservatory, and working with the Friends to find the right exterior … Read More