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Rooftop Rockin’ Gumbo Party – Saturday, April 28
People are still talking about last year’s party and YES – they’re doing it again folks! The Montgomerys, Minnises and Craddocks put their talented heads together and decided to treat our community to an even bigger party this year. Opening sets include Rooftop mom extraordinaire Hilary Craddock, rockin’ Rooftop dad Mike Moskowitz, and special guests. Live music by Big Daddy (includes Rooftop’s very own Bill Craddock). And Maurice Minnis will trade his auction tux for an apron as he prepares the best gumbo this side of the Mississippi! Doors will open at 6:00pm, dinner will be served starting at 6:30pm with the music at 7pm. So come on out and get ready to party! Location: Hunter’s Point/Mariposa Yacht Club. Time: 6pm – late. Price $60.00 per person (non-host bar, but the beers are just $2!) – some tickets available at the door.
The Good, The Bad and The Down Right Ugly – Saturday, May 5
A three hour walking to tour of Downtown SF architecture with Rooftop’s very own architect dads Greg Mottola and Tom Sprinkle. Let Greg and Tom school you on the finer points of SF architecture. Together our dynamic duo has TK (Tom has almost 25) years experience in the business, designing high-end buildings and retail stores from the Bay Area, to Shanghai, to Istanbul. Best of all they have A LOT of opinions about the cityscape of our beloved San Francisco. This is not a historical tour, but a survey of buildings and structures they fine the most interesting–and the most awful. After they’ve exhausted all of their knowledge, the group will relax at the TK bar near Market Street for post-tour drinks and snacks. Time: 10am – 2:00pm. Price $40/person – 3 tickets available. Buy now!
Summer Sabor Dance Party – Saturday, June 2
Summer time is Fiesta time, so put on your dancing shoes and join a fabulous dancing party! Don’t know how to move to the rhythm of salsa music? That is perfect because this party includes a dance lesson to warm you up. Dance lesson starts at 5 PM, tamales are served at 6 PM and margaritas toda la noche! Come and have fun at Casa Vazquez! Location: Cynthia & Gustavo Vazquez’ home. Time: 5-10pm. Price: $30 per person – 9 tickets available. Buy now!
Art Making Party – Sunday, June 3
Our Rooftop kids are lucky: they get to create art and explore materials, texture and shapes every day at school, but us adults often do not have that time or opportunity. We know we enjoy it, we know it challenges and excites us in a whole new way, yet we get caught up in the daily rut of life. Here comes our very own art program coordinator Amy Balsbaugh to the rescue. She invites you to her home to do what she likes doing best: Make Art! No prep, no clean up just making art and having fun. Location: Amy & Mukherjee’s home. Time: 2pm. Price: $50.00 per person – tickets available. Buy now!
Farmer’s Market Excursion and Brunch Cooking Class – Sunday, September 9
Does going to the Farmer’s Market leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused? Have a hard time distinguishing a sweet melon from a bitter melon? Do you think a Loofah is something that you use in the shower? Join local Chef Phoebe Schilla for a shopping tour of the Stonestown Farmer’s Market. Afterwards you return to the cooking studio to learn the ins and out of brunch. So if omelet making has got you down and waffles make you weep then this class is for you! This class is tailored for all levels of experience. Dietary restrictions happily accommodated with advance notice. Phoebe is a graduate of the Cordon Blue in Paris and the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She is a regular guest chef on CBS Bay Sunday and a Chef Educator for the Food Matters community program. Time: 9am – 1pm. $50/person – tickets available. Buy now!
German Oktoberfest – Saturday, September 28
Join your German (speaking) hosts as we transform our city by the Bay into the Bavarian city of Munich at Rooftop’s very first Oktoberfest. Brush up on your German (Deutsch), raise your glass (Prost!), grab a bite (Bratwurst) and join your fellow Rooftopians to celebrate the harvest and the beginning of another school year. Beer will be brewed by brewer extraordinaire (Sehr Gut) Alan Chambless. And if you prefer grapes to grains, no need to worry (Kein Problem). Host Jens Krombach (Danke schon) will produce Federweisser, a light, sweet, specialty Oktoberfest drink, not yet real wine but certainly not juice anymore. So get yourself a ticket and hop on over (pun intended) for an unforgettable party (Wunderbar). Location: Ilka & Jens Krombach’s home. Price: $ 50/person – 11 tickets available. Buy now!
Tastes and Tales of North Beach – Saturday, October 20
Join your PTA President for a walking tour of San Francisco’s favorite neighborhood: North Beach. We will learn about our little Italy’s history and culture through the village’s basic food groups: coffee, chocolate, wine and focaccia. Meet the store owners as they speak about their craft and family history and find out why the American Association of City Planners rate North beach one of the ten best neighborhoods in the country. Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm. $25/person – 11 tickets available. Buy now!
Wine & Barrel Tasting – Fall/Winter 2012
Follow these directions to nearest winery : Take the I-80 east towards Oakland. Cross the bridge, no wait, you’ve gone too far. Just take the Treasure Island exit and you’re there! San Francisco’s very own winery is located in a World War II airplane hangar right on Treasure Island. This is where award winning wine maker Bryan Kane produces his excellent wines with a focus on the Rhone varietals. During your visit of the 20,000 foot square facility, you will see the wine making process first hand. Enjoy the unique experience of sampling wine ‘still being made’ directly from the barrel. Then head over to the tasting room for more. With world-class wines, spectacular views, ample parking and Rooftop friends, this will be an afternoon to remember! Date to be agreed upon by the winners. $ 30/person – 6 tickets available. Buy now!
Blacksmithing Workshop – Jefferson Mack
You think that the craft of blacksmithing died around the time we traded horses for automobiles? Think again. Blacksmithing is alive and cool as ever. Heat metal, handle it, bend it, form it, hammer it, twist it and by the end of the workshop, you will have a fire poker to take home. The class is open to anyone over 12 years old. Here’s a video of Rooftop dad Jefferson at work on Youtube. This workshop takes place during the last Saturday of each month, so contact Jefferson Mack to book your spot. If you prefer to team up, a coordinator will contact you to find a date. $ 90/person – 3 tickets available. Buy now!
Make a Blue Marble video – Andi Wong
Do you have a great Blue Marble Story? We want to help you share it with the world! Andi Wong will work with you to create a 3-5 minute video sharing what you’ve learned about our oceans and the positive impact of your Blue Marble. You choose the filming location – your classroom, your neighborhood, or even the beach. Your video, featuring original music by Marcus Shelby & friends, will be shared with people around the world via The Blue Marble Project. You will also receive a DVD. LiVEBLUE! Andi Wong will contact you so that you can schedule a date and time to film your video anywhere in San Francisco. $50/person – 3 tickets available. Buy now!