From the Bayview Opera House:
This year’s Tree Lighting event takes place on the newly created plaza at 3rd Street & Newcomb, where the new landscape of our historic building is starting to take shape. The Community Tree is where it’s always been, except now this place is outside the fence.
The community is invited to enjoy our Holiday Market featuring local vendors with delicious food, wine and crafts, as well as arts activities for the kids. Live seasonal music will round out the event. Dress warmly.
Thanks to the Bayview YMCA for donating the tree!
Thanks also to the SFPUC, who will be joining the festivities to celebrate the Holiday Bells, to be installed along Third Street.
Thanks to Community Youth Center for bringing their youth quilt exhibit to our event.
Artist William Rhodes will be on hand to talk about his Mandela Quilt Project, which put children from Charles Drew Elementary School in touch with children from a school in South Africa. When they heard that the South African children need socks, their teacher spontaneously started a children’s sock drive. Please support Ms. Lyris Wolfe in collecting socks for their partner school by bringing a pair of children’s socks to the event!
Look for our special edition holiday mug when you buy a glass of traditional mulled wine or hot apple cider!
BVOH Holiday events are made possible by our generous supporters and partners:
SFAC (short logo OK), Grants for the Arts, Invest in Neighborhoods, Bayview Merchants Association , Bayview Underground Food Scene, BMAGIC, 3rd St Youth Center & Clinic, Community Ambassadors, Salvation Army, Joseph Lee Rec Center, Supervisor Malia Cohen