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Cancelled: Volunteer with Bridgemen: “On Your Knees!” at National AIDS Memorial Grove

**San Francisco AIDS Foundation is deeply committed to preserving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) in San Francisco. Following current guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) as of 3/12/20, this event has been canceled this week. Please check back next week for updates.**

First conceived in 1988, the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a dedicated space where those touched by AIDS can gather to heal, hope and remember. Its mission is to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of all those who have died from AIDS are not forgotten, and that their story is known by future generations.

Join the Bridgemen for a day of community service as we once again work alongside the Grove’s staff to beautify this beloved area. This is our second of 2 work days for 2019, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this project! Duties may include: clearing weeds and debris, mulching and hauling topsoil, planting new trees and shrubs, and other related activities.

A breakfast of coffee, juice, bagels and fruit will be provided prior to the event. Afterwards, a sandwich buffet luncheon will be provided that we can enjoy together in this beautiful setting.

Gloves and tools will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and sun protection. Jeans and long-sleeve shirts are suggested as poison oak and blackberry bushes are prevalent. All volunteers will be required to complete a Workday Release Form, available on-site on the service day.

Please also wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Cancelled: Urban Hike: Golden Gate Bridge

**San Francisco AIDS Foundation is deeply committed to preserving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) in San Francisco. Following current guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) as of 3/10/20, this event has been canceled this week. Please check back next week for updates.**

The Bridgemen and 50-Plus groups are taking another urban hike in San Francisco!

Our next urban hike will be across the iconic and world-famous Golden Gate Bridge and back.

We’ll meet at the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center on the San Francisco side at 11:30 AM. This event will be B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch), so please arrive with your food and beverage, ready to go. From there we’ll walk across the bridge to the Marin side. Once across, we will walk down under the bridge over to a large grassy area at Fort Baker, where we will enjoy our picnic lunch together (we’ll bring some picnic blankets to sit on). After lunch, we’ll make our way back across.

Though at approximately 5.5 miles this hike is a little longer than others we’ve done, it’s mostly flat. The Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center is accessible by Muni bus line #28.

Things to bring:

  • Food and drink for yourself. Remember to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated!
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Jacket and/or layers if it’s chilly.
  • Blanket to sit on (I can bring 3 lightweight picnic blankets from Strut; I just need help carrying them all).

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Cancelled: Volunteer with Bridgemen: Slide into Glide

**San Francisco AIDS Foundation is deeply committed to preserving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) in San Francisco. Following current guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) as of 3/9/20, this event has been canceled this week. Please check back next week for updates.**

Founded in 1920, Glide Memorial Church is the heart and soul of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Glide began their Daily Free Meals Program in 1969, and they now serve over 2,000 meals a day. Glide’s program is the only one in San Francisco that provides 3 nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year, to those in need.

The Bridgemen are honored once again to help serve meals in their Daily Free Meals Program. We will meet in front of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation at 1035 Market Street and will walk as a group up to Glide. Primary duties will include preparing and serving food trays, bussing trays and dish washing. Hairnets, gloves and aprons will be provided.

Please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


AIDS/LifeCycle

Since the coronavirus emergency started, The Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation have been monitoring the guidance of public health officials in order to determine what would be the best course of action to keep our Riders, Roadies and community as safe and healthy as possible. 

Given the recent guidance that limits public gatherings for an indeterminate amount of time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the AIDS/LifeCycle 2020 event. Find out more at aidslifecycle.org. 

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7 day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, co-produced by and benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The event raises awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and funds services such as HIV testing, prevention, care, and much more. Join as a Rider, a Roadie or a Virtual Cyclist.

 


Santa Skivvies Run

Drop trou and join us for a festive 1-mile fun run through the streets of the Castro in December. Participants raise funds to support our work and show off their favorite holiday skivvies during the run and afterparty.


Tribute Celebration

Join us for an inspiring, entertaining and fun evening honoring the achievement of leaders in the fight to end AIDS. Enjoy fabulous gourmet food stations, premium spirits, and outstanding entertainment surrounded by breathtaking views as we support the future of San Francisco AIDS Foundation.


Urban Hike: Pine Lake in Stern Grove

The Bridgemen and 50-Plus groups are taking another urban hike in San Francisco! This time it will be to Pine Lake (fka Laguna Puerca or Pig Lake) in Stern Grove, a 33-acre park in southwest San Francisco

We’ll meet at West Portal Muni Station at 11:30 AM. This event will be B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch), so please arrive with your food and beverage, ready to go. From there we’ll walk down West Portal Ave and Sloat Blvd to Stern Grove. The lake is located at the western tip of Stern Grove. The total distance there and back is about 3 miles.

Things to bring:

  • Food and drink for yourself. Remember to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated!
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Jacket and/or layers if it’s chilly.
  • Blanket to sit on (I can bring 3 lightweight picnic blankets from Strut; I just need help carrying them all).

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Bridgemen/50-Plus Monthly Meetup: Art & Burritos

Interested in learning more about the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network and/or the Bridgemen? Please join us for our Monthly Meetup! In observance of Black History Month, we’ll first meet at the Museum of the African Diaspora (685 Mission St @ 3rd St) at 4 PM and take in the exhibitions. Check out what’s on display at the museum website: https://www.moadsf.org/

Afterwards, we’ll walk about a block (1/4 mile) over to Chipotle Mexican Grill (121 4th St, in the Metreon complex) at 6 PM to enjoy dinner together. If you take meds with your evening meal, please plan accordingly. To save time at the restaurant, we will have an abbreviated version of the menu and will take your order at the museum. As always, any alcoholic beverages are at your own expense (at Happy Hour prices).

PLEASE NOTE:
1) The event is listed on the Meetup pages for both groups. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP WITH BOTH BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS.
2) Both the museum and the restaurant are wheelchair-accessible. The block between them is flat.
3) The museum is accessible by Muni bus lines #8, #30, #45, #81X and #91 on 3rd St, and by multiple bus lines and all Metro lines on Market St.

If you have questions about this event, please contact either:

Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.

-OR-

50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo by email at daraujo@sfaf.org or by work phone at 415-487-3132.


Oakland LGBTQ Community Center Sexual Health Drop-In Clinic

Join the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center for screenings and yreatment for HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Hepatiitis C, PrEP, and PEP Access.


Generations – Black LGBT History Experiences

Join us for a celebration of Black LGBT history experiences.

What’s Happening:

  • Free Sexual Health Screenings
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Entertainment
  • Art Gallery
  • Food
  • Music

For more info, contact Tony Bradford tbradford@sfaf.org

Co-sponsors:

  • San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Positive Resource Center
  • SHANTI Project
  • San Francisco Community Health Center
  • San Francisco Human Rights Commission
  • PrideNet
  • Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
  • APEB
  • Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

Ujima 2020

Ujima 2020: Shattering Stigma Through Black Intergenerational Dialogue

Join a discussion and panel about the Black experience, HIV and stigma through an intergenerational lens.

Free Food and Refreshments
Free HIV and STI Screenings

For more info contact Vincent Fuqua
vincent.fuqua@sfdph.org
628-206-7644

This event is sponsored by San Francisco Department of Public Health – Black/African American Health Initiative | San Francisco Department of Public Health – Community Health Equity & Promotion | San Francisco Human Rights Commission | Shanti | San Francisco AIDS Foundation – Black Brothers Esteem.


Volunteer with Bridgemen: Lending a Hand: Project Open Hand

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day, they prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain their clients as they battle serious illness, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. They serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish the community.

Bridgemen/50-Plus are pleased to be helping Project Open Hand once again in their efforts and will be assisting in their Grocery Center, working in their warehouse. Grocery Center tasks may include sorting, bagging, culling food items, stocking the Grocery Center shelves, shopping for clients, or assisting in the kitchen during special projects.

NOTE:
We will begin our shift with lunch, served onsite, compliments of Project Open Hand.

DRESS CODE:
All volunteers must dress appropriately in closed-toe shoes, shirts with sleeves (no tank tops) and full-length pants (no shorts/skirts/kilts/etc.). Hats are welcome for those who prefer not to wear hairnets. Unfortunately, if a member does not follow the dress code, the organization will not permit him to volunteer that day. Also, please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


End the Epidemics Contingent at the Women’s March

Join the End the Epidemics Coalition at the Women’s March to bring awareness to our campaign to end the HIV, HCV & STD epidemics that disproportionately impact women. Our elected officials must do more to help the communities most impacted by the HIV, HCV & STD epidemics – especially women!

Our contingent will meet up at Grove Street, between Larkin and Polk.

Join us for our poster making party before the march!


Black Brothers Esteem 23rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Join Black Brothers Esteem for our Annual Kwanzaa Celebration and Awards Dinner. This event seeks to enrich connectedness to African cultural identity through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. 

 

KINARA                                       AWARDS                                       LIVE                               CATERED

LIGHTING                                     DINNER                            PERFORMANCES                      FOOD


El Grupo Dedication

El Grupo of San Francisco AIDS Foundation as well as other community-based organizations will honor Latinx communities affected by HIV and AIDS. This year will honor El/La Para TransLatinas for their work and dedication to translatinas.


Volunteer: World AIDS Day – Light in the Grove

DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.

Please join us for Light in the Grove, the National AIDS Memorial Grove’s annual fundraising gala and World AIDS Day National Observance. This iconic event offers a nighttime journey through the darkness and into light, reflecting upon loss and inspiring hope. It’s a night you won’t forget!

A sell-out every year, Light in the Grove brings together more than 600 people on the eve of World AIDS Day, and for one enchanting evening, the Grove is artistically illuminated to honor the sense of loss and to celebrate the spirit of hope. Guests experience an intimate candlelight reflection at the Circle of Friends, and wander reflectively through the spectacularly-illuminated Redwood Grove to a warmly-lit tent where the gala awaits.

The Bridgemen have been tasked with ushering and other event support roles. Our shift will start with a complimentary meal at 4 PM, after which we’ll work from 5-8 PM. From then we’re free to enjoy the remainder of the event, which goes until about 9 PM.

NOTE: This is a semi-formal event; white shirts and black trousers are requested. Also, it may be quite chilly, so please dress accordingly in layers.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Volunteer: Serving Love at OpenHouse Fall Feast

DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.

Founded in San Francisco in 1998, Openhouse assists San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ seniors overcome the unique challenges of aging by providing housing, direct services and community programs. Openhouse works to reduce isolation and to empower LGBTQ seniors to improve their health, well-being and economic security.

Every year, Openhouse hosts Fall Feast, their annual Thanksgiving celebration dinner for their senior clients. The Bridgemen are honored once again to be assisting with this wonderful event, one of our favorites of the year! This year’s event will take place in the lovely Green Room at the San Francisco War Memorial. Guests will dine in 2 separate seatings, and the Bridgemen will assist with serving food and drink throughout the event.

Please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Descovy para PrEP, un Foro Comunitario

Aprende mas sobre Descovy para PrEP.
Hay un medicamento nuevo disponible para PrEP: Descovy. Descubre la eficacia, el costo, como se
compara a Truvada, y más durante un foro comunitario.

Para Personas Cuir y Trans de Color
Jueves, 7 de noviembre, 17:00 a 20:00
Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco
Presentación en inglés

Para los miembros de la comunidad que hablan español
Miércoles, 13 de noviembre, 18:00 a 20:00
Latino Wellness Center, 1663 Mission Street, San Francisco
En colaboración con el Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Presentación en español

Para toda la comunidad
Lunes, 18 de noviembre, 18:30 a 20:30, en
Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco
Presentación en inglés

Want to know more about Descovy for PrEP?
We now have a new medication for PrEP: Descovy. Find out how effective it is, how much it costs, how it’s similar to and different than Truvada, and more at an upcoming community forum.

For Queer & Trans People of Color
Thursday, November 7, 5 pm – 8 pm
Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco

For Spanish-speaking community members
Wednesday, November 13, 6 pm – 8 pm
Latino Wellness Center, 1663 Mission Street, San Francisco
In collaboration with Instituto Familiar de la Raza

For all community members
Monday, November 18, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Strut, 470 Castro Street, San Francisco


Bridgemen/50-Plus Monthly Meetup at Civic Center

Interested in learning more about the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network and/or the Bridgemen? Please join us for our Monthly Meetup! We’ll first meet at 5:30 PM at Gyro King (25 Grove St) for a tasty Turkish dinner, conversation and friendship. The dinner is on us! If you have dietary restrictions please let us know.

Afterwards we’ll walk about half a mile to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak St), where we have the choice of 2 free concerts: a cello recital by student Xinyue Chen or a collaborative piano department recital, both of which start at 7:30 PM in different auditoriums.

PLEASE NOTE:
1) The event is listed on the Meetup pages for both groups. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP WITH BOTH BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS.
2) Both the restaurant and the Conservatory are wheelchair-accessible.
3) The restaurant is located at 25 Grove St (between Larkin and Hyde Sts) and is about half a block from the Civic Center BART/Muni station and all the buses that serve mid-Market St.

If you have questions about this event, please contact either:
Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.

-OR-

50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo by email at daraujo@sfaf.org or by work phone at 415-487-3132.


Get Out Thursday: Lunch + Mission Dolores Tour

For the Get Out Thursday event for November, we will start with lunch at a cozy café. Afterwards, we’ll take a tour of historic Misión San Francisco de Asís (aka Mission Dolores), all compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus!

NOTE:
This event is limited to 20 members from each group.

OUR ITINERARY:
— We will first meet at Maxfield’s House of Caffeine (398 Dolores St at 17th St) for a tasty lunch, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. The restaurant is easily accessible via Muni metro line J and bus line #22 on 16th St.

— After lunch, we’ll walk 1 flat block to Mission Dolores and take a tour. Bridgemen/50-Plus will cover the price of admission.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.

-OR-

50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo here on Meetup, by email at daraujo@sfaf.org or by work phone at 415-487-3132.


Urban Hike: Forest Hill/Golden Gate Heights Park Hop

The Bridgemen and 50-Plus groups are taking another urban hike in San Francisco! This time we’ll take a walking tour of 4 small parks in the Forest Hill and Golden Gate Heights neighborhoods. If there’s sufficient interest, we could also walk a couple more blocks to see the lovely tiled Moraga Steps.

We’ll meet at Forest Hill Muni Station at 11 AM. This event will be B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch), so please arrive with your food and beverage, ready to go. From there we’ll walk west towards Hawk Hill Park and then head north to Golden Gate Heights Park, Rocky Outcrop Park and finally to Grandview Park, with its stunning, sweeping views of Golden Gate Park below. According the Google Maps, the total distance there and back is about 3 miles with a total elevation gain of about 550 feet. We’ll try to have our lunch at Grandview Park, but if it’s too windy, we can backtrack to one of the other parks that has less wind exposure.

Things to bring:

  • Food and drink for yourself. Remember to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated!
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Jacket and/or layers if it’s chilly.
  • Blanket to sit on (I can bring 3 lightweight picnic blankets from Strut; I just need help carrying them all).

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Salsa Sunday with the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network at El Rio

Join the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network for an afternoon of live music, salsa dancing and snacks at El Rio’s Salsa Sunday.

About this Event

Join the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network for an afternoon of live music, salsa dancing and snacks at El Rio’s Salsa Sunday, the longest running live salsa dance party in San Francisco.

All levels of salsa dancing experience welcome!

Beginners are encouraged to join the free class at 3:15pm.

The live music may be loud. Please bring ear plugs if you may be bothered by loud music.

Schedule:

3:15pm – Free salsa class with Gonzalo

4 – 8pm – Salsa band Danilo y Orquesta Universal! performs

Please arrive by 6pm for a free snack and non-alcoholic drink ticket.

Entry fees are paid for those who RSVP only!

RSVP by October 25 at 4pm.

Questions? Email or call Dusty at daraujo@sfaf.org or 415-487-3132.


Volunteer with Bridgemen: “On Your Knees!” at National AIDS Memorial Grove

First conceived in 1988, the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a dedicated space where those touched by AIDS can gather to heal, hope and remember. Its mission is to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of all those who have died from AIDS are not forgotten, and that their story is known by future generations.

Join the Bridgemen for a day of community service as we once again work alongside the Grove’s staff to beautify this beloved area. This is our second of 2 work days for 2019, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this project! Duties may include: clearing weeds and debris, mulching and hauling topsoil, planting new trees and shrubs, and other related activities.

A breakfast of coffee, juice, bagels and fruit will be provided prior to the event. Afterwards, a sandwich buffet luncheon will be provided that we can enjoy together in this beautiful setting.

Gloves and tools will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and sun protection. Jeans and long-sleeve shirts are suggested as poison oak and blackberry bushes are prevalent. All volunteers will be required to complete a Workday Release Form, available on-site on the service day.

Please also wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.


Volunteer with Bridgemen: Light Up the Night Gala

Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1900, Holy Family Day Home’s goal is to provide affordable, high-quality, early-childhood education and family support services in a stable and nurturing environment, thereby providing the children of working families the skills and hope for lifelong development.

The Bridgemen are honored to partner with Holy Family Day Home for the first time and provide support for their upcoming annual fundraising gala, Light Up the Night, to be held in the magnificent Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco!

Our duties will include:
• Assisting with event set-up
• Managing coat check
• Greeting and ushering guests
• Checking in guests
• Selling raffle tickets

DRESS CODE: The event is cocktail attire for guests. Volunteers are asked to dress similarly (no jeans, T-shirts, etc.). All volunteers are advised to wear comfortable shoes (no sneakers please).

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray on Meetup, by email at aray@sfaf.org or by cell phone at 415-533-9733.