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, San … 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 … Read More
One of the loveliest surprises of the restoration: the gorgeous acoustics! Listen to one or all 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 … 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.