Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center

Harvey Milk Arts Center

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly called “Drama, Dance & Music”, was headquarters for the Performing Arts Division of the Recreation and Park Department since its construction in 1954. Duboce Park itself, has been a location for arts programming since the early 1920’s when the women volunteers of the San Francisco Urban Story League performed puppet shows and storytelling in the park for children.

The 23,125 sq ft center reopened to the public after an impressive $12 million renovation to the 55 year old building. Dedicated now to the Visual as well as the Performing Arts, the Harvey Milk Arts Center has quickly become the City’s newest Digital Destination with state-of-the-art technological facilities including brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs.

Located in the southwestern side of Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Building is also home to the Recreation & Park Department’s exceptional San Francisco Photo Center – the oldest (and one of the largest) public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features a multitude of arts & recreational programming in our expansive Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Part of a quartet of Arts Centers, under the Cultural Arts Division, the building was officially re-dedicated in 1979 to Harvey Milk as t ribute to the slain City Supervisor after his assassination in 1978. The building’s recent redesign plays homage to the storied history of the recreational center & Harvey Milk, himself, in the form of a San Francisco Arts Commission suite of permanent art installations conceived of by artists Michael Davis and Susan Schwartzenberg. One of those pieces, “The American Dream: A Tribute to Harvey Milk” memorializes Milk’s words, “The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods…” fittingly upon the building’s Eastside.

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Monday

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Hip Hop Dance Crew 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Andres Lin Fan 8-Sep 17-Nov

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

** REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION**

The Dance and Theater Wing of The Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the newest addition to Harvey Milk Center for the Arts– the HMCA Hip Hop Dance Crew! This talented group of Hip Hop Dancers is selected BY AUDITION ONLY and will meet weekly to develop Hip Hop routines in preparation for live performances. This is a mini-company and meeting times are structured like a rehearsal. If you are serious about Hip Hop and interested in advancing to the next level and performing, please join us at the audition. A final performance will take place the last week of class.

Auditions will take place Sept. 5, 2014 from 4:30-6pm at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. For more information please call Clove Galilee at415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 10/13.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Hip Hop Dance Crew 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Andres Lin Fan 8-Sep 17-Nov

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

** REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION**

The Dance and Theater Wing of The Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the newest addition to Harvey Milk Center for the Arts– the HMCA Hip Hop Dance Crew! This talented group of Hip Hop Dancers is selected BY AUDITION ONLY and will meet weekly to develop Hip Hop routines in preparation for live performances. This is a mini-company and meeting times are structured like a rehearsal. If you are serious about Hip Hop and interested in advancing to the next level and performing, please join us at the audition. A final performance will take place the last week of class.

Auditions will take place Sept. 5, 2014 from 4:30-6pm at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. For more information please call Clove Galilee at415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 10/13.

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Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Wiggle Worms 10:00 am 10:45 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Tierra Jones 16-Sep 4-Nov

In this class we will explore the different ways we move our bodies through space. Children learn basic motor skills and coordination while exploring space, time (rhythm), body orientation and gravity. Learn to hop, skip and gallop! Creative expression and improvisation is an intricate part of this class as the children enjoy what they have learned and how they can use it.

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Art – Tots Little People's Art Studio - Ages 30 months - 4 years 10:00 am 10:45 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Tot 5 & Under Arts & Crafts Monica Raden 16-Sep 4-Nov

Let your child express themselves through art in this new creative art class. This new class promotes artistic cognitive development linking tactile and visual learning. Materials based play in a super fun and casual environment. Adult participation is required.

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Wiggle Worms 10:00 am 10:45 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Tierra Jones 16-Sep 4-Nov

In this class we will explore the different ways we move our bodies through space. Children learn basic motor skills and coordination while exploring space, time (rhythm), body orientation and gravity. Learn to hop, skip and gallop! Creative expression and improvisation is an intricate part of this class as the children enjoy what they have learned and how they can use it.

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Art – Youth, Tweens & Teens Art Embroidery for Kids 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 16-Sep 4-Nov

Young artists will love learning to draw and write in color with embroidery. A class for the ultimate beginner, this weekly meeting will incorporate a new embroidery stitch every week. Students will learn about texture, color and composition while increasing concentration, dexterity and creativity. All materials will be provided in class. Stitching is a cinch!

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Junior Acting Troupe 5:00 pm 7:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Evan Johnson 9-Sep 2-Dec

**REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION. The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Theater and Dance Department, the HMCA Junior Acting Troupe! This talented group of young performers is selected by audition only and will meet both Tuesday and Wednesday 5-7pm at Harvey Milk to develop their ensemble skills and activate their theatrical imaginations. A final performance will take place during the last week of class with all the elements of a finished production. Performance is slated for 12/12/14. PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for this program will be Sept. 8, 2014 5-7pm at Harvey milk Center for the Arts. If you are interested in joining the Troupe, please contact Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 11/11, 11/25 & 11/26.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Junior Acting Troupe 5:00 pm 7:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Evan Johnson 9-Sep 2-Dec

**REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION. The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Theater and Dance Department, the HMCA Junior Acting Troupe! This talented group of young performers is selected by audition only and will meet both Tuesday and Wednesday 5-7pm at Harvey Milk to develop their ensemble skills and activate their theatrical imaginations. A final performance will take place during the last week of class with all the elements of a finished production. Performance is slated for 12/12/14. PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for this program will be Sept. 8, 2014 5-7pm at Harvey milk Center for the Arts. If you are interested in joining the Troupe, please contact Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 11/11, 11/25 & 11/26.

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Textiles – Adult Knitting 101 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 16-Sep 4-Nov

Students will learn the basic skills that comprise the art of knitting. The projects designed for this class will each be based on a specific skill building naturally so that you will learn to knit for life! Start out making hats, scarves and fingerless gloves, and advance to making your own blankets, shawls, and YES even sweaters from a master knitwear designer. This class will teach you everything you need to know to begin your knitted life. Explore your creativity and master this timeless practice!

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Ableton 101: An Introduction of Ableton Live Suite 9 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Conference Room Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Michael Buchanan 16-Sep 4-Nov

Student will learn how to synthesize, sample, program, record, mix and master music using Ableton live Suite 9 software. This class will cover: Ableton Workflow, MIDI programming, Synthesis and Sound Design, Sampling, DJing/Remixing, Processing, Composition, Improvisation and Techniques for Live Performance. This is an introduction and basic overview, but students with previous experience are welcome to come learn new tricks and fill in any gaps of knowledge. Bringing in your laptop is not required but is recommended. Newly donated controllers from Keith McMillan. Instruments are available for students during class.

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Textiles – Adult Intermediate Sewing 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Lauren Hartman 16-Sep 4-Nov

This class is for intermediates and anyone who wants to polish their sewing skills!

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Ableton 101: An Introduction of Ableton Live Suite 9 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Conference Room Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Michael Buchanan 16-Sep 4-Nov

Student will learn how to synthesize, sample, program, record, mix and master music using Ableton live Suite 9 software. This class will cover: Ableton Workflow, MIDI programming, Synthesis and Sound Design, Sampling, DJing/Remixing, Processing, Composition, Improvisation and Techniques for Live Performance. This is an introduction and basic overview, but students with previous experience are welcome to come learn new tricks and fill in any gaps of knowledge. Bringing in your laptop is not required but is recommended. Newly donated controllers from Keith McMillan. Instruments are available for students during class.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Digi-U 9:30 am 12:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Lauren Hartman; Michael Buchanan 17-Sep 12-Nov

Digi-U is a digital storytelling class developed specifically for a group of young adults with developmental disabilities who are students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School. The class is designed to give students an opportunity to explore different computer and internet software while developing new skills using digital equipment such as laptops and digital video cameras. Students will be able to use sound, image and video to create projects that use storytelling, such as personal narrative and fiction, to create self-expressive digital art.

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Digi-U 9:30 am 12:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Lauren Hartman; Michael Buchanan 17-Sep 12-Nov

Digi-U is a digital storytelling class developed specifically for a group of young adults with developmental disabilities who are students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School. The class is designed to give students an opportunity to explore different computer and internet software while developing new skills using digital equipment such as laptops and digital video cameras. Students will be able to use sound, image and video to create projects that use storytelling, such as personal narrative and fiction, to create self-expressive digital art.

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Dance – Adult International Folk Dancing 10:45 am 12:15 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Adult 18+ Dance & Theater Ann Colichidas 3-Sep 10-Dec

Come learn Folk Dances from around the world. Circles, lines, sets, couples, trios – and more! No partner necessary. Beginners Welcome. Fun, exercise for all ages. Helps maintain balance and brain health. Seniors encouraged. Our dance circle is part of the Folk Dance Federation of California (North) and will open the door for a sociable leisure activity for now and into the future. Contact: Ann Colichidas 415 902-7690 acolichidas@gmail.com.

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Dance – Adult International Folk Dancing 10:45 am 12:15 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Adult 18+ Dance & Theater Ann Colichidas 3-Sep 10-Dec

Come learn Folk Dances from around the world. Circles, lines, sets, couples, trios – and more! No partner necessary. Beginners Welcome. Fun, exercise for all ages. Helps maintain balance and brain health. Seniors encouraged. Our dance circle is part of the Folk Dance Federation of California (North) and will open the door for a sociable leisure activity for now and into the future. Contact: Ann Colichidas 415 902-7690 acolichidas@gmail.com.

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Art – Youth, Tweens & Teens Tween Fashion Star 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 17-Sep 12-Nov

Unleash your inner fashion designer by learning to build with yarn, print, embellish, draft basic patterns, sketch, style and accessorize. You will learn innovative techniques from two master textile artists and fashion insiders. Class attendance is imperative to each student’s participation in a final fashion show to showcase their couture and personal style. This course is part of the McKinley After School program but is open to all.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens So You Think You Can Act 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Suzanne Halka 17-Sep 12-Nov

Students are taught the fundamentals of acting and storytelling through fun theater games and a collaborative group project. After learning the fundamentals of acting and how to perform in front of others, the students will embark on a group project in which a classic story is brought to life and presented at the end of the session. This fun, energetic class gives students the chance to work together and learn the importance of ensemble cooperation and collaboration. A supportive ensemble and encouraging environment will allow even the shyest of students to shine in this introductory class.

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Digital Arts & New Media – Youth, Tweens & Teens Digital Sound Arts 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Digital & Visual Arts Michael Buchanan 17-Sep 12-Nov

This class is designed as an introduction to exploring music and sound on many different levels. We will learn some of the basic ideas behind the sounds that we hear everyday, and will guide students through the origins of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, and Hip Hop music by illustrating examples and identifying forms and styles of music from different regions. The course will also examine hands on applications on how music is arranged, created and recorded. This course will breakdown basic signal flow and recording techniques taking the students through the basic setup of experimenting and capturing sounds, to then be able to record, edit, and manipulate their own material. This course is part of the McKinley After School program but open to all.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens So You Think You Can Act 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Suzanne Halka 17-Sep 12-Nov

Students are taught the fundamentals of acting and storytelling through fun theater games and a collaborative group project. After learning the fundamentals of acting and how to perform in front of others, the students will embark on a group project in which a classic story is brought to life and presented at the end of the session. This fun, energetic class gives students the chance to work together and learn the importance of ensemble cooperation and collaboration. A supportive ensemble and encouraging environment will allow even the shyest of students to shine in this introductory class.

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Digital Arts & New Media – Youth, Tweens & Teens Digital Sound Arts 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Digital & Visual Arts Michael Buchanan 17-Sep 12-Nov

This class is designed as an introduction to exploring music and sound on many different levels. We will learn some of the basic ideas behind the sounds that we hear everyday, and will guide students through the origins of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, and Hip Hop music by illustrating examples and identifying forms and styles of music from different regions. The course will also examine hands on applications on how music is arranged, created and recorded. This course will breakdown basic signal flow and recording techniques taking the students through the basic setup of experimenting and capturing sounds, to then be able to record, edit, and manipulate their own material. This course is part of the McKinley After School program but open to all.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 15-Oct 7-Feb

YPTMTC’s intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for young adults 13-19. Participants will receive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills, and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. To audition, please prepare a minimum of 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music for the accompanist (provided), a monologue less than 2 minutes long, and be prepared to dance. bring a headshot and resume if available. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, please email director@yptmtc.org, or call 415-554-9523.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 15-Oct 7-Feb

YPTMTC’s intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for young adults 13-19. Participants will receive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills, and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. To audition, please prepare a minimum of 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music for the accompanist (provided), a monologue less than 2 minutes long, and be prepared to dance. bring a headshot and resume if available. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, please email director@yptmtc.org, or call 415-554-9523.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Junior Acting Troupe 5:00 pm 7:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Evan Johnson 9-Sep 2-Dec

**REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION. The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Theater and Dance Department, the HMCA Junior Acting Troupe! This talented group of young performers is selected by audition only and will meet both Tuesday and Wednesday 5-7pm at Harvey Milk to develop their ensemble skills and activate their theatrical imaginations. A final performance will take place during the last week of class with all the elements of a finished production. Performance is slated for 12/12/14. PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for this program will be Sept. 8, 2014 5-7pm at Harvey milk Center for the Arts. If you are interested in joining the Troupe, please contact Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 11/11, 11/25 & 11/26.

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Theater & Performing Arts – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Junior Acting Troupe 5:00 pm 7:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Lobby Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Evan Johnson 9-Sep 2-Dec

**REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION. The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Theater and Dance Department, the HMCA Junior Acting Troupe! This talented group of young performers is selected by audition only and will meet both Tuesday and Wednesday 5-7pm at Harvey Milk to develop their ensemble skills and activate their theatrical imaginations. A final performance will take place during the last week of class with all the elements of a finished production. Performance is slated for 12/12/14. PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for this program will be Sept. 8, 2014 5-7pm at Harvey milk Center for the Arts. If you are interested in joining the Troupe, please contact Clove Galilee at 415-624-7921. Good attendance and participation is required.

No class 11/11, 11/25 & 11/26.

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Introduction to DSLR Video and Editing 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Conference Room Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Sadie Mellerio 17-Sep 12-Nov

Learn the basic essentials of DSLR video production and editing with Adobe Premiere CC, the industry standard software. We will cover filming, video settings, lighting, editing in Adobe Premiere, lens choice, mic placement, adding audio, and more. There is access in-class to computers with Adobe Premiere, and some audio equipment. Participants are required to have a DSLR camera with video capabilities and a portable hard drive. Purchasing a memory card made for video, a tripod, and your own copy of Premiere is recommended.

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Textiles – Adult Knitting 102 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 17-Sep 12-Nov

Are you ready to take your knitting to the next level? Are you a scarf and blanket expert now, and ready for a new challenge? Intermediate knitting is the class for you, think of this as Knitting 102. The projects in this session will build on what you already know, and introduce you to new techniques such as fair isle (stranded color work), intarsia (picture knitting), lace knitting, tailoring and much more! Patterns and instruction brought to you by a San Francisco based knitwear designer!! The unique projects designed specifically for this class will help you build and practice skills gradually. Master new techniques and create your own wearable art! *Materials will be available for demonstration, but students will need to supplement these with their own yarn and needles. *This is an intermediate class for those students who have knit before, for new knitters we encourage you to enroll in Knitting 101.

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Introduction to DSLR Video and Editing 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Conference Room Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Sadie Mellerio 17-Sep 12-Nov

Learn the basic essentials of DSLR video production and editing with Adobe Premiere CC, the industry standard software. We will cover filming, video settings, lighting, editing in Adobe Premiere, lens choice, mic placement, adding audio, and more. There is access in-class to computers with Adobe Premiere, and some audio equipment. Participants are required to have a DSLR camera with video capabilities and a portable hard drive. Purchasing a memory card made for video, a tripod, and your own copy of Premiere is recommended.

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Textiles – Adult Introduction to Sewing 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Lauren Hartman 17-Sep 12-Nov

This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to polish their sewing skills!

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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 10:00 am 11:00 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 18-Sep 13-Nov

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 10:00 am 11:00 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 18-Sep 13-Nov

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

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Dance – Adult Chinese Folk Dance 11:00 am 1:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 4-Sep 11-Dec

Learn the fundamentals for Chinese folk dance including native dances and international folk dances. Lessons will focus on learning basic steps while improving balance and strength. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. No class 11/27.

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Dance – Adult Chinese Folk Dance 11:00 am 1:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Adult 18+ Dance & Theater TBA TBA 4-Sep 11-Dec

Learn the fundamentals for Chinese folk dance including native dances and international folk dances. Lessons will focus on learning basic steps while improving balance and strength. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. No class 11/27.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 11:00 am 12:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 18-Sep 13-Nov

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 11:00 am 12:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 18-Sep 13-Nov

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

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Textiles – Youth Kids Knit & Crochet! 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Youth, Tweens & Teens Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 18-Sep 13-Nov

From patterns to needlepoint, learn various sewing techniques and participate in artistic projects.

Finally! A knitting and crochet class specially for kids. Students will learn techniques like knitting, finger knitting and crochet to increase dexterity, concentration and creativity. Your hands + yarn = infinite possibilities. All materials are provided.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Junior Dance Company 5:00 pm 6:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 11-Sep 20-Nov

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

** REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION**

The Dance and Theater Wing of The Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the newest addition to Harvey Milk Center for the Arts: the HMCA Junior Dance Company! This talented group of young modern dancers is selected BY AUDITION ONLY and will meet weekly for Company Technique Class and Rehearsal. The emphasis of the company is to learn choreography based in Dunham Technique, a modern/jazz style of dance that blends African and Caribbean movement. A final performance will take place the last week of class. Good attendance and participation required. All rehearsals and auditions will be barefoot with appropriate dance attire.

Audition date: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 5:30-7pm at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, 50 Scott Street. For more information please call Clove Galilee at: 415-624-7921.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens HMCA Junior Dance Company 5:00 pm 6:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 11-Sep 20-Nov

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

** REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR ONLY. STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AFTER AN AUDITION**

The Dance and Theater Wing of The Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the newest addition to Harvey Milk Center for the Arts: the HMCA Junior Dance Company! This talented group of young modern dancers is selected BY AUDITION ONLY and will meet weekly for Company Technique Class and Rehearsal. The emphasis of the company is to learn choreography based in Dunham Technique, a modern/jazz style of dance that blends African and Caribbean movement. A final performance will take place the last week of class. Good attendance and participation required. All rehearsals and auditions will be barefoot with appropriate dance attire.

Audition date: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 5:30-7pm at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, 50 Scott Street. For more information please call Clove Galilee at: 415-624-7921.

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Electronic Music Lab: Advanced Ableton and Studio Techniques 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Conference Room Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Michael Buchanan 18-Sep 13-Nov

This class is designed for those who already have experience with the basics of Ableton or electronic music production. We will be using Ableton Live Suite 9 software, and integrating it with controllers and external hardware synthesizers, effects and drum machines. The goal of the class is to gain hands-on experience using a variety of tools, and make tracks with your own vision and creativity. The class is perfect for those who have already taken our Ableton 101; as it will advance the foundations established there into the next level of music composition.

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Textiles – Adult Beginning Crochet 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Amy Keefer 18-Sep 13-Nov

One hook and a length of yarn has infinite possibilities. This class will teach you basic stitches and techniques through skill based patterns. Projects are custom designed for this session. Learn to make cozy and colorful hats, scarves, shawls, slippers and blanket, stitch by stitch. Crochet fashion is a San Francisco staple.

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Textiles – Adult Introduction to Sewing 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Lauren Hartman 18-Sep 13-Nov

This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to polish their sewing skills!

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Digital Arts & New Media – Adult Electronic Music Lab: Advanced Ableton and Studio Techniques 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Conference Room Adult 18+ Digital & Visual Arts Michael Buchanan 18-Sep 13-Nov

This class is designed for those who already have experience with the basics of Ableton or electronic music production. We will be using Ableton Live Suite 9 software, and integrating it with controllers and external hardware synthesizers, effects and drum machines. The goal of the class is to gain hands-on experience using a variety of tools, and make tracks with your own vision and creativity. The class is perfect for those who have already taken our Ableton 101; as it will advance the foundations established there into the next level of music composition.

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Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Tot Space Roly-Polys: Tumbling Tots - Ages 1 - 3 10:00 am 11:30 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation Tierra Jones 19-Sep 14-Nov

Fun and exciting classes guaranteed to encourage your tot to move, groove and learn. Adult participation is required.

Kids will enjoy a play space filled with music, balls, manipulatives, hula-hoops, tunnels, scooters, trikes and big wheels. Part open playtime, part structured tumbling class, this program gives toddlers an opportunity to engage in developing motor skills with the use of different apparatus, free play and exploration.

No class 10/24.

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Art – Adult CAT Ceramics 10:00 am 12:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Erik Russell; Lois Marshall 19-Sep 14-Nov

Learn new skills and create exciting projects through a variety of programs that provide instruction in various art forms.

Express Yourself! Make creations with clay in this fun, introductory class. This class was designed for members of the CAT program who are adults with developmental disabilities but all are welcome to join in this class! No experience necessary. This class is a collaboration between the SFRPD, the SFUSD & the CAT (Community Access Training) program. No class 10/24.

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Tot Space Roly-Polys: Tumbling Tots - Ages 1 - 3 10:00 am 11:30 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation Tierra Jones 19-Sep 14-Nov

Fun and exciting classes guaranteed to encourage your tot to move, groove and learn. Adult participation is required.

Kids will enjoy a play space filled with music, balls, manipulatives, hula-hoops, tunnels, scooters, trikes and big wheels. Part open playtime, part structured tumbling class, this program gives toddlers an opportunity to engage in developing motor skills with the use of different apparatus, free play and exploration.

No class 10/24.

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After School – McKinley ASEP Claymation 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens After School Programs John Madden 19-Sep 14-Nov

No class 10/24.

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After School – McKinley ASEP Digital Sound Arts 1 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Youth, Tweens & Teens After School Programs TBA TBA 19-Sep 14-Nov

No class 10/24.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 19-Sep 14-Nov

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class 10/24.

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After School – McKinley ASEP Digital Sound Arts 1 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Community Room Youth, Tweens & Teens After School Programs TBA TBA 19-Sep 14-Nov

No class 10/24.

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After School – McKinley ASEP Claymation 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Youth, Tweens & Teens After School Programs John Madden 19-Sep 14-Nov

No class 10/24.

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Dance – Busy Bees for Tots 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Tot 5 & Under Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 19-Sep 14-Nov

This dance class is designed to develop children’s motor skills, body awareness, verbal/social abilities, and basic understanding of rhythm and dance. Students are taught movements such as turning, hopping, rolling, galloping, and skipping. Additionally, students will begin learning basic ballet, modern jazz, and Afro-Haitian dance movements and placement. Students will learn while playing games, using their imagination, interacting with their peers, and participating in group circle/sharing time. This class is designed to develop the student’s strength and flexibility overall as well as dance skills. Attendance on first day of class is mandatory. Class is barefoot. Appropriate dance attire. No loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio.

No class 10/24.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Monkey Motion-- Dance Basics 1 4:30 pm 5:25 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 19-Sep 7-Nov

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

In this class children will be taught beginning ballet, jazz, modern, and Afro-Haitian movement. The emphasis of this class is learning the Dunham Technique — a modern / jazz style of dance that is a blend of African and Caribbean movement. This class will also focus on developing the students strength and flexibility. Students will learn about different dance and music styles of the Americas, such as Salsa, Afro-Haitian, Reggae, Funk, and Hip-hop. This class is perfect for first time students that are new to dance, as well as students that are more experienced dancers. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Barefoot class. Appropriate dance attire- no baggy or loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio. No class 10/24.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 15-Oct 7-Feb

YPTMTC’s intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for young adults 13-19. Participants will receive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills, and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. To audition, please prepare a minimum of 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music for the accompanist (provided), a monologue less than 2 minutes long, and be prepared to dance. bring a headshot and resume if available. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, please email director@yptmtc.org, or call 415-554-9523.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Monkey Motion-- Dance Basics 1 4:30 pm 5:25 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Dance Studio Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Aimee Ellis 19-Sep 7-Nov

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

In this class children will be taught beginning ballet, jazz, modern, and Afro-Haitian movement. The emphasis of this class is learning the Dunham Technique — a modern / jazz style of dance that is a blend of African and Caribbean movement. This class will also focus on developing the students strength and flexibility. Students will learn about different dance and music styles of the Americas, such as Salsa, Afro-Haitian, Reggae, Funk, and Hip-hop. This class is perfect for first time students that are new to dance, as well as students that are more experienced dancers. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Barefoot class. Appropriate dance attire- no baggy or loose clothing. Parents may watch from outside dance studio. No class 10/24.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 15-Oct 7-Feb

YPTMTC’s intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for young adults 13-19. Participants will receive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills, and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. To audition, please prepare a minimum of 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music for the accompanist (provided), a monologue less than 2 minutes long, and be prepared to dance. bring a headshot and resume if available. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, please email director@yptmtc.org, or call 415-554-9523.

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Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Textiles – Sewing Together Sewing Together Ages 4 - 7 10:30 am 11:30 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 18-Oct 15-Nov

Explore color, texture, pattern and basic sewing skills together with your young one. Children and parent will work together to complete a project each week. Both kids and adults will enjoy this hands-on class. Using basic sewing stitches and kid-safe sewing tools, children will be introduced to the fun and creative world of textiles. All materials are provided. Adult participation required. This class has been split into two mini sessions with new projects each session. Classes can be taken independently or sequentially.

No class 10/25.

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Textiles – Sewing Together Sewing Together Ages 4 - 7 10:30 am 11:30 am Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 18-Oct 15-Nov

Explore color, texture, pattern and basic sewing skills together with your young one. Children and parent will work together to complete a project each week. Both kids and adults will enjoy this hands-on class. Using basic sewing stitches and kid-safe sewing tools, children will be introduced to the fun and creative world of textiles. All materials are provided. Adult participation required. This class has been split into two mini sessions with new projects each session. Classes can be taken independently or sequentially.

No class 10/25.

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Textiles – Sewing Together Sewing Together Ages 4 - 7 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 18-Oct 15-Nov

Explore color, texture, pattern and basic sewing skills together with your young one. Children and parent will work together to complete a project each week. Both kids and adults will enjoy this hands-on class. Using basic sewing stitches and kid-safe sewing tools, children will be introduced to the fun and creative world of textiles. All materials are provided. Adult participation required. This class has been split into two mini sessions with new projects each session. Classes can be taken independently or sequentially.

No class 10/25.

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Textiles – Sewing Together Sewing Together Ages 4 - 7 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Costume Work Area Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 18-Oct 15-Nov

Explore color, texture, pattern and basic sewing skills together with your young one. Children and parent will work together to complete a project each week. Both kids and adults will enjoy this hands-on class. Using basic sewing stitches and kid-safe sewing tools, children will be introduced to the fun and creative world of textiles. All materials are provided. Adult participation required. This class has been split into two mini sessions with new projects each session. Classes can be taken independently or sequentially.

No class 10/25.

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Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 15-Oct 7-Feb

YPTMTC’s intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for young adults 13-19. Participants will receive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills, and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. To audition, please prepare a minimum of 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music for the accompanist (provided), a monologue less than 2 minutes long, and be prepared to dance. bring a headshot and resume if available. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, please email director@yptmtc.org, or call 415-554-9523.

Sign Up!
Young People’s Teen Musical Theater Company 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Harvey Milk Arts Center Ballroom Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Nicola Bosco-Alvarez 15-Oct 7-Feb

YPTMTC’s intensive pre-professional musical theatre program for young adults 13-19. Participants will receive training in vocal, drama, dance, performance skills, and theatre tech. Enrollment is by audition only. To audition, please prepare a minimum of 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music for the accompanist (provided), a monologue less than 2 minutes long, and be prepared to dance. bring a headshot and resume if available. Previous experience is recommended, but not required. For more information, please email director@yptmtc.org, or call 415-554-9523.

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

About the Facility: Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts has a brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs with public darkrooms for traditional black & white process printing still in existence in the United States. The building also features multiple Exhibition Galleries and Scott Street Labyrinth.

Harvey Milk is located next to Duboce Park which features baby swings, play structures for kids and a sand play area. There is also a basketball court. The large grass field is a mecca for local dogs.

Renting the Facility: The Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, is available for rental through our permits and reservations office. You can contact them by calling 415-831-6800.

Directions: The recreation center is located at 50 Scott St between Lloyd St & Waller St.

Bus Routes:  Muni Metro N Judah to Duboce Park. You can also take J-Church or 22-Fillmore to Church and Duboce Streets and walk two blocks west on Duboce.

 

For More Information:

Email: brando.rogers@sfgov.org

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