<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:05:46 -0700 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:05:46 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sonoma Wine Country Weekend]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:03:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012918761_1200x675_515368515827.jpg Sonoma Wine Country Weekend]]> <![CDATA[63rd Annual Sausalito Art Festival]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:31:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/Sausalito_2014_aHart_14393_IMG_7829.jpg

The Sausalito Art Festival is once again getting ready to mount one of the best festivals of the year. Fine art, great music, gourmet food and premium wines will be part of what makes this annual event along the spectacular Sausalito Waterfront the premier art festival in the U.S. attracting art aficionados and collectors from around the world.

This year's festival celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the San Francisco Sound with Jefferson Starship, Quicksilver, an instrumental Grateful Dead tribute, Jazz is Dead, and more. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, the Music of ABBA, Fab Four and Wonder Bread 5 will be performing over the weekend, guaranteed to keep everyone moving.

The Festival showcases 260 artists in all medium, premium California wines, delicious food, a beer garden and a children's entertainment area. The opening night GALA: Studio 63 Boogie the Night Away takes place Friday, September 4th and benefits the Foundation's year-round educational program, Artists Teaching Art.

When: September 5-7, 2015

Where: The Sausalito Waterfront

For more infomation and tickets, click here.

<![CDATA[Sonoma Wine Country Weekend]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:04:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/SonomaWineWeekendResize.jpg

Enjoy yourself this Labor Day weekend at the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County's leading fundraising event and host to one of the top three charitable wine auctions. During the weekend, Sonoma County throws open the doors to America's leading wine and food destination, providing an unforgettable, insider experience for all who attend.

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend brings together the wine industry and guests with the shared goal of raising funds to support youth and children for future success, safeguarding our environment and improving the health and welfare of our local communities.

In 2014, over $3 million was raised for local charities and to-date, over $16 million has been invested in Sonoma County's future through more than 125 local organizations.

When: September 4-6, 2015

Where: Sonoma County

How: To learn more and for tickets, click here.

<![CDATA[JCCCNC's Annual Tabemasho 2015]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:54:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/272*120/AE5.jpg

JCCCNC is proud to announce their annual matsuri, Tabemasho on September 19, 2015. Come dressed in your best yukata or happi coat and revel in the last festival of the season with tastings from popular San Francisco restaurants and delicious home-cooked treats from local community chefs. There will also be an online, silent and live auction with hundreds of unique items and experiences.

Tabemasho is JCCCNC's largest fundarising event of the year, helping to support the primary mission of preserving Japanese cultural and historical traditions, heritage and values. By preserving the community, its history and cultures traditions, JCCCNC strives to create a sense of place where new leaders can grow and develop, inspired by the generations that came before.

For more information, click here

When: September 19, 2015


               San Francisco's Japantown

Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

<![CDATA[The San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Marathon]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_0593.jpg

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is returning to San Jose for the 10th year. This year, the marathon will feature a 5K, 10K, and half marathon for runners. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock 'n' Roll running events than any other running series in the United States. Beginning in 1989, the Rock 'n' Roll marathon series features bands along every course celebrating each participant. Runners of the marathon have raised more than $310 million for participating charities. 

The San Jose course will encompass a route in the heart of downtown. This is a scenic course with a "Beer at the Finish Line" Festival. With registration for the race, you also get a Brooks Technical Participant tee, an exclusive finisher medal, a gear bag, and admission to the two-day health and fitness expo.

For more information, click here

When: September 26-27, 2015

Where: Downtown San Jose

Time: 7:30 AM 

<![CDATA[CFRI's 40th Anniversary Gala]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:16:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/2014-02-09_660170.jpeg

Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. is celebrating four decades of cystic fibrosis research discoveries while raising funs to find a cure at their premier gala event, A Magical Evening at Carolands. CFRI was founded in 1975 and has funded cutting-edge cystic fibrosis research that has helped advance treament options to those living with this degenerative life-threatening disease. The organization's reach begins in the Bay Area and extends across the nation and globe, providing information, resources and hope.

NBC Bay Area's very own Raj Mathai will be the emcee for the event. Held at the historic and exclusive Carolands chateau in Hillsborough, there are few settings in california as breathtaking. Dr. Dennis Nelson of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will be honored as the 2015 "CF Champion," while Beach Blanket Babylon sesation Tammy Nelson will be sharing her talents for guests in attendace. There will also be a live auction that is sure to excite the crowd. Funds from the gala will go to CFRI's research and education programs. 

For more information, click here

When: September 25, 2015

Where: Carolands chateau


Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

<![CDATA[Picture the Possibilities by Cinequest]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:30:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012872323_1200x675_512878659566.jpg Beijing student Tingxuan Wang and Picture the Possibilities Manager Marcela Villegas Castanon talk about the Chinese-Silicon Valley session and how it empowers global youth with the tools, confidence and inspiration to form and create their dreams from art to science - regardless of their situation and challenges.]]> <![CDATA[SJSU Special Collections Digitization Project]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:25:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012872321_1200x675_512875587727.jpg Associate Librarian Rebecca Kohn talks about the Flaherty Collection and Willard Collection at the San Jose State University Library which holds various Japanese internment documents which will be digitized into a CSU database.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:05:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012872284_1200x675_512866371735.jpg Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa highlights some upcoming events in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley Pride Moves Forward From Forty]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:22:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/330*120/logo_notag.jpg

This will be an LGBT event like no other, come celebrate the diversity of the pride community as they ring in its 40th anniversary on Sunday, August 30, 2015. 

Silicon Valley Pride is Taking It To The Streets of Downtown San Jose in this day filled with fun and vibrant festivities including live performances by international recording artist Steve Grand and top Billboard Artist Jeanie Tracy. Visit the family friendly garden with local vendors, non-stop entertainment, food, and fun! The festival begins at 12:00pm and will take place on Almaden Boulevard between West San Fernando and Park Avenue. 

In honor of this monumental moment, Silicon Valley Pride will be bringing back the parade which will be running along Market Street from St. John Street to Park Avenue.  The Pride Parade will be starting at 10:00am and ends at the main entrance of the festival. Entry is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

For more information, click here

When: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Where: Almaden Boulevard and West San Fernando and Park Avenue.

Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm

<![CDATA[Japantown San Jose Celebrates 125 Years]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:59:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/SJ+Japantown+125+Years.jpeg

A historic year for the city, San Jose’s very own Japantown celebrates 125 years. In honor of this special landmark in San Jose’s history, Japantown hosts two concerts, on August 15th and September 12th, 2015. Both concerts honor two individuals who stepped forward to help the Asian community during critical times in history John Heinlen, a German born immigrant, came to the aid of the Chinese community and built a new Chinatown after the second Chinatown in San Jose was burned to the ground by arson. JB Peckam saw to it that Asian families were guaranteed the property that they worked so hard to purchase fighting the Oriental Exclusion Acts and also personally taking care of the properties during WWII Internment of anyone of Japanese Heritage.

On September 12th at the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, enjoy music from the Wesley Jazz Band and a performance from the Wesley Ukelele Band together with hula dancing from Halau Na Wai Ola. Wear your favorite aloha shirt or dress and be prepared for some to do some hula dancing! Ceremonial presentations will also take place during this event, as it is the last concert in the series.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

When: September 12, 2015

Where: Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

                San Jose

Time: 7:00 PM

<![CDATA[The Sausalito Art Festival]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:33:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Sausalito+2015-2.jpg

The 63rd Annual Sausalito Art Festival returns to the Bay Area on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7, 2015. See fine art, music, food and wine come together along the scenic Sausalito Waterfront for one of the premier art festivals in the country. The Sausalito Art Festival is one of the oldest, most prestigious open-air art events that attracts art aficionados and collectors from around the world, while continuing to set a standard for quality, variety, innovation and sheer scope of art on display as well as a celebrated entertainment line-up and special exhibits.

The Sausalito Art Festival is a 3-day event. On September 5th and 6th, enjoy the exhibits, vendor booths, food, and music between 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. On Monday, September 7th, the festival will still open at 10:00 AM but will end at 5:00 PM. Tickets begin at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $5 for juniors, and children under 6 years old are free. Bring your friends and family down for a weekend to remember!

For more information, click here

When: September 5-7, 2015

Where: Marinship Park

Time: September 5 & 6, 2015 – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; September 7, 2015 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

<![CDATA[Heart 2 Heart Holds Job and Educational Fair]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:08:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/Chicago-Job-Fair-080715.jpg

On Saturday August 29th  from 10am to 1pm, the Heart 2 Heart Program offers a job and educational fair for local teens and young adults located at 1730 Oregon Street, Berkeley. Free resume-building and interview skills session with more than 20 area employers! This event is open to community members and will offer the following:

  • Entry level and advanced position

  • Interviews and onsite hiring!

  • Academic institutions will offer enrollment opportunities.

  • Vocational programs will provide information about training opportunities. 

  • FREE drop-in resume-building and interview skill building session!

  • FREE health and blood pressure screenings for event participants!

  • Social service and health programs will provide services and resources.

For more information, click here

When: Saturday, August  29th

Where: Young Adult Project, 1730 Oregon Street, Berkeley

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Photo Credit: Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Im]]>
<![CDATA[Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial Arts]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:50:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012767114_1200x675_507898435992.jpg Eskabo Daan of San Francisco puts on a demonstration of Filipino martial arts including Sinawali, empty hand vs stick, as well as disarms.]]> <![CDATA[Illustrator Albert Nguyen]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:33:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APA+Seg+1+Wizard.jpg Albert Nguyen will be featured at Wizard World Comic Con San Jose September 4-6. He discusses how he mixes pop culture with history and how he does it in various ways from books, poster art and video games.]]> <![CDATA[Allen Song of the Los Gatos Developer Shop]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:35:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APA+Seg+2+Allen+Song.jpg Art Director Allen Song discusses what it is like to develop video games for a living. Song is also one of the first "Growing Up Asian in America" contestants, winning first-place when he was in the 7th grade.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:15:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012767034_1200x675_507829827573.jpg Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa highlights some upcoming events happening in the Asian & Pacific Islander communities.]]> <![CDATA[Chi Am Circle Celebrates its 50th Anniversary]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:05:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012615406_1200x675_502545987607.jpg Chi Am Circle Celebrates its 50th Anniversary]]> <![CDATA[Humane Society Silicon Valley]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:05:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012615397_1200x675_502546499776.jpg Humane Society Silicon Valley is one of the participants of NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters, August 15.]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:05:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012615392_1200x675_502548547768.jpg Peninsula Humane Society is one of the participants of NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters, August 15.]]> <![CDATA[Clear the Shelters Events & Cantabella Children's Chorus]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:55:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012615312_1200x675_502540867934.jpg Clear the Shelters Events & Cantabella Children's Chorus]]> <![CDATA[Two Fatal Officer-Involved Shootings in San Jose in Six Hours]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:29:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012643083_1200x675_501420611697.jpg San Jose police officers were involved in two officer-involved shootings in about six hours – both of which were deadly. Damian Trujillo reports.]]> <![CDATA[Award-Winning Documentary, "Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm"]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:32:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/511400711_640.jpg

EcoSangha and Friends of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin invite you to watch their screening of the award-winning documentary, "Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm." On August 8, the film will be playing at the Betsuin Annex at 4:00 PM.

The film focuses on famed organic farmer, acclaimed writer and slow food advocate, David “Mas” Masumoto as he and his daughter, Nikiko, attempt a transition to a viable future for the farm.  The documentary, which garnered many awards at various film festivals, is a moving and insightful look at the farm that grew the peach brought to fame in his first book, “Epitaph for a Peach.”

The showing of "Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm," is a benefit for the temple's Generations Campaign. There will be assorted rice bowls and other food offerings for sale after the showing, so that families can enjoy movie and dinner together.

For more information, click here

When: August 8, 2015

Where: San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex

Time: 4:00 PM

<![CDATA[US Coast Guard in Alameda Seizes 12,000 Pounds of Cocaine Valued at $181 Million, Largest Bust of Its Kind in History]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:57:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012592595_1200x675_499806275522.jpg The U.S. Coast Guard in Northern California seized 12,000 pounds – or six tons – of cocaine valued at $181 million from a semi-submersible vessel in the Pacific Ocean 200 miles south of Mexico, the largest bust of its kind in Coast Guard history. Bob Redell reports.]]> <![CDATA[The Fremont Festival of the Arts 2015]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:15:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012567037_1200x675_498633283996.jpg A recap of the Fremont Festival of the Arts 2015]]> <![CDATA[The National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association on Asian Pacific America]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:15:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012563482_1200x675_498391619615.jpg Deputy District Attorneys Paul Jhin and Charles Huang talk about how domestic violence affects the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Bay Area.]]> <![CDATA[Narika on Asian Pacific America]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:10:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012563473_1200x675_498391619627.jpg Shailaja Dixit, director of programs and Sabita Rajsekar, client services coordinator at Narika talks about Narika's mission of overcoming the cycles of domestic violence and expoitation.]]> <![CDATA[Lemonade Alley on Asian Pacific America]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:05:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012563478_1200x675_498388035706.jpg Steve Sue, the founder and 'Chief Lemon Head' of Lemonade Alley talks about Lemonade Alley's mission of making business fun by empowering kids with essential life skills that can be applied for the good of all.]]> <![CDATA[Officer Tara James on Asian Pacific America]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:00:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012563471_1200x675_498388035542.jpg Officer Tara James discusses the importance of cooperating with local law enforcement when dealing with domestic violence.]]> <![CDATA[Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:02:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012515941_1200x675_495692867841.jpg Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> <![CDATA[SF Giant Race 2015]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:55:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012503558_1200x675_494732355705.jpg SF Giant Race 2015]]> <![CDATA[NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters 2015]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:28:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Bob+and+Bleu.JPG

NBC Bay Area is proud to announce their nationwide adoption effort, Clear the Shelters 2015. On Saturday, August 15, 2015, shelters across the country are teaming up with their local NBC stations to empty the shelters and get every adoptable animal into loving homes. In your community, NBC Bay Area has partnered with 39 shelters across all nine Bay Area counties to find homes for every adoptable animal in shelter and rescue care.

With the goal of getting every animal adopted, adoption fees will be waived or reduced depending on shelter location from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the day of Clear the Shelters.

Click HERE to find your local participating shelter!

For more information about Clear the Shelters, click here

When: August 15, 2015

Where: Throughout the Bay Area

Time: 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM 

<![CDATA[Berkeley Humane's Bark (& Meow) Around the Block]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:59:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/photo_collage-0002.png

NBC Bay Area joins Berkeley Humane for a grand pet adoption event, Bark (& Meow) Around the Block! A street fair and adopt-a-thon, you'll enjoy live music, great food, beer and wine from local restaurants,  breweries and winers, fun and games like a raffle with local prizes, and vendors with great pet products, all while in search of the perfect dog or cat to welcome into your home. 

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 15, 2015, there will be over 20 different local partner rescue organizations on site with over 100 adoptable animals. The goal is to get every animal adopted and into a loving home. Adoption fees will be reduced. Well-behaved dogs and fearless cats on a leash are welcome.

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block is a part of NBC's national adoption effort, Clear the Shelters 2015. 

For more information, click here

When: August 15, 2015

Where: Ninth And Carleton Street


Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

<![CDATA[Angeline Kiang on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:05:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012470357_1200x675_492988483698.jpg Cellist Angeline Kiang of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music performs on Asian Pacific America.]]> <![CDATA[QFusion Labs on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:55:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012470330_1200x675_492984387962.jpg Jason and Marvin Gouw talk about Cubit, a device which makes basic programming accessible to everyone.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:45:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012470343_1200x675_492977219952.jpg Asian Pacific America highlights upcoming events going on in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Bay Area.]]> <![CDATA[Akira Tana on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:56:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APA+072315+Seg+1+Akira+-+00050011.jpg Akira Tana talks about his efforts to help communities still recovering from the devastating tsunami in Japan.]]> <![CDATA[Some Say Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Has Thrown Party into Disarray]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:20:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012452712_1200x675_491904067503.jpg Political analyst Larry Gerston discusses Republican candidate Donald's Trump recent statements that some say has thrown the party into disarray, including his statements on undocumented immigrants.]]> <![CDATA[The Berkeley Kite Festival]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:11:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/kite+festival2526.jpg

The Berkeley Kite Festival is celebrating 30 years of family and fun this weekend, August 25-26, 2015. With activities for the whole family to enjoy, the Berkeley Kite Festival has grown a reputation as one of the premier free family festivals on the West Coast.

Enjoy free kite making, a candy drop, free kite lessons, a giant kite creature expo, a rokkaku competition, great food and music. Also see the Kite Team of Japan or fly a kite with a team of your own. In the Kid's Zone, there will be bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, art and crafts, and face painting.

For more information, click here

When: August 25-26, 2015

Where: Berkeley Marina

<![CDATA[The 6th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/53f26d2e68276.jpg

Polo players, polo ponies, stunt riders, horse drawn carriages, and military dignitaries will all be a part of a polo benefit for injured American soldiers living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 6th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit. Returning to the Bay Area on August 30, 2015, the benefit is sponsored by the Commandery of St. Francis, Order of St. John, and Knights Hospitaller. The event will be hosted by the Wine Country Polo Club and is designed to generate support for three veteran's rehabilitation programs: Pathway Home, Community Action North Bay, and the veterans program at BAADS, the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors.

The opening ceremony will include posting of the Colors by a mounted Color Guard, the National Anthem and a salute to the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. The afternoon features two polo games played by some of the San Francisco Bay Area's highest rated polo players and polo ponies. Other highlights include the traditional Chandon Divot Stomp, a Ladies' Hat Competition, a silent auction, wine tasting and more. World War II veterans will be guests of honor at this benefit. Last year, the 5th Annual Wounded Veteran Polo Benefit saw over 350 spectators and raised over $50,000. Help make this year's benefit an even bigger success.

For more information, click here

When: August 30, 2015

Where: Wine Country Polo Club

              Santa Rosa

Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

<![CDATA[The 2015 Giant Race of San Francisco]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:59:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/SF+GIANT+RACE+2015+STARTING+LINE.JPG

Show your championship spirit at this year's Giant Race in San Francisco. Run a half marathon, 10K, 5K, Kid's Race or Family Relay with your friends and family to close out your summer with a bang. Begining at AT&T Park, each race distant will begin in waves to cater to the growth of the Giant Race in recent years. The half marathon and 10K race will begin at 7:00 AM and the 5K wil begin at 10:50 AM on August 23, 2015. This year, the Kid's Race and Family Relay will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2015, during the expo hours, around Noon. 

Every runner will go home with a Giant Race Runner Bobblehead, a fan favorite tradition of the race. This year's bobblehead is Giant's right fielder Hunter Pence. Along with the run, there is also Runner's Night, a running-themed Giants game against the Chicago Cubs. At Runner's Night, all ticket holders will receive a special Giants/Project Open Hand barbeque apron.

Online registration closes August 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM. 

For more information, click here

When: August 22-23, 2015

Where: AT&T Park

Time: 7:00 AM 

<![CDATA[Smithsonian Institution: An Asian Pacific American Story]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:05:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*141/A2B4+Chinese+Miners+2-3.fw.png

Take a journey into the history of Asian Americans at the Smithsonian Institution's An Asian Pacific American Story exhibition, hosted at the Museums of Sonoma County. Open now through August 30, 2015, An Asian Pacific American Story celebrates the Asian Pacific History across a multitude of incredibly diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped over the course of our nation's history.

The exhibition charts the beginnings of Asians in America, from the idea of Asia first motivating Christopher Columbus' trans-Atlantic voyage of discovery in 1492 to the arrival of Asian laborers all along the Gulf Coast and Eastern American seaboard throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, the exhibitino tells the rich and complex stories of early Asian immigrants finding homes and participating in key moments in American history.

For more information, click here

When: Now through August 30, 2015

Where: Museums of Sonoma County



<![CDATA[The Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/movetofremont20.jpg

The Fremont Festival of the arts is celebrating 32 years of fun in the sun. The weekend long event is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River. With something for everyone in the family to enjoy, the Fremont Festival of the Arts is the perfect way to make lasting summer memories.

The festival will feature over 100 arts and crafts booths, with over 600 artisans who are the heart and soul of the festival. No matter what kind of art you are looking for, whether it is a statement piece for your home, an intricately designed piece of jewelry, a distinctive article of clothing, or that perfect gift for the holidays, you are sure to find it at among the art booths that stretch over four miles of the festival.

There will be gourmet food, wine, beer, and margaritas, a Kid City, a Business Alley, and wonderful free music. Don't miss out on one of this summer's best events!

For more information, click here.

When: August 1 - 2, 2015

Where: Downtown Fremont

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

<![CDATA[The Nihonmachi Fair 2015]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:29:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Nihonmachi+Street+Fair+2015.jpg

Bring your friends and family out to enjoy the 42nd Nihonmachi Fair, reutrning to San Francisco on August 1st and 2nd, 2015. Considered the original "melting pot" of street fairs, the Nihonmachi Fair of San Francisco brings together many aspects of Asian Pacific heritage and San Francisco's cultural life expressed through music, art, performance, tradition, food, and community outreach and service.

There will be many different kinds of booths where you can try a variety of delicious Asian Pacific foods, marvel at unique and eye-catching art, and learn from many non-profits about how you can make a difference in the community. Hear live performances of hip-hop, jazz, salsa and rock and roll, while also experiencing Taiko.

For more information, click here

When: August 1-2, 2015

Where: Japantown

              San Francisco

Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

<![CDATA[Family History and Reunion Day]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:50:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/Interrogation+table+recreation+on+AI.jpg

Join the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation at its Family History and Reunion Day Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Angel Island State Park.

Learn from fellow researchers about how to find Pacific Coast Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Russian and Jewish immigration roots, get free advice from genealogists and explore the former U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island.


Angel Island State Park


Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. (recommended - 9:45 a.m. ferry from San Francisco and 10 a.m. ferry from Tiburon)

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/323*120/249033_062215_NSD_SuccessStories_Header2.gif

Men's Wearhouse is proud to announce their 8th annual National Suit Drive now through July 31, 2015. Held simultaneously in Canada and North America at over 900 Men's Wearhouse locations, this international effort turns your unwanted business clothes into a fresh start for millions of disadvantaged men who are trying to re-enter the work force. 

The goal for 2015 is to collect 250,000 clothing items during the campaign. If Men's Wearhouse reaches their target, they will have donated 1 million clothing items to local charities since the campaign began seven years ago. The National Suit Drive collects men's and women's suits. shirts, jacket, ties, belts and shoes and distributes them to charities who mentor, coach and re-outfit those who are re-entering the workforce so they can make a great first impression. 

To donate today or for more information, please click here

When: June 22-July31, 2015

Where: Your local Men's Wearhouse location

Time: Store hours

<![CDATA[Men’s WearHouse National Suit Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:23:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/Men%27s+Wearhouse+Suit+Drive.png

Join Men’s Wearhouse for their 8th annual National Suit Drive by donating unwanted business attire to store locations across the USA and Canada throughout the month of July. This is North America’s largest collection of men’s gently used professional clothing held at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations.

This is a great opportunity for people to transform their unwanted business attire into a fresh start for millions of American’s looking to renter the workforce. The National Suit Drive collects men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes and distributes them to approximately 180 local charities who mentor, coach and dress those looking to reenter the workforce, so they make a great first impression.

The goal for 2015 is to collect 250,000 clothing items during the campaign. If we reach this goal, we will hit 1 million clothing items donated to local charities since this campaign began 7 years ago!  To accomplish this, we need your help.

For more information click here

When: July

Where: USA and Canada

<![CDATA[The Family Giving Tree's Back-to-School Drive]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:05:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/263*120/image_gen_charities.jpeg

For families living under the poverty line with just enough funds for the basic necessities of food and shelter, there is often not enough money for parents to provide their children with essential school supplies that will help their children find success in school. Challenges for in-need children begin early. Even by third grade, children living below the poverty line are, on average, two years behind their peers in reading and math.

You can make a difference! The Family Giving Tree hopes to raise $455,000 to provide backpackes, STEM kit supplies, and calculators for students in need. You can donate today. Help the future of our Bay Area community reach their maximum potential and have the success in education that they deserve.

To donate, please click here

<![CDATA["The Illuminated Palace," A New After-Dark Projected Light Installation at the California Historical Society]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:44:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/231*120/Projection+Mockup.jpg

A new and exciting one-of-a-kind art exhibit begins today: The Illuminated Palace. The Illuminated Palace is an after-dark projected light installation by projected light artist Kevin Cain. Cain brings his new work to the windows of the California Historical Society on Mission Street in San Francisco. He combines lensless camera techniques from the dawn of photography with contemporary digital views to capture architect Bernard Maybeck’s vision of the Palace of Fine Arts as a fleeting ruin.

The Illuminated Palace runs from Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, August 16, 2015 and is the latest installation in Engineers of Illumination by Optic Flare, a projected light series honoring the stunning achievements of the 1915 World’s Fair. Engineers of Illumination is the work of six light-based artists bringing to life the innovations of the 1915 World’s Fair with modern technology.

For more information, click here

When: July 2-August 16, 2015

Where: California Historical Society

Time: Please see Gallery Hours of Operations for specific days between July 2-August 16, 2015

<![CDATA[Sports Day for Charity]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:43:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wipeout070215.jpg

Wipeout Cancer invites you to join them for a fun and active day at its 3rd annual Sports Day for Charity event to raise funds and awareness for cancer support. Sports Day for Charity is Wipeout Cancer’s primary fundraising activity benefitting Cancer CAREpoint, including activities such as volleyball, cycling and obstacle courses.

The volleyball format is a grass reverse co-ed 4’s tournament split into 4 divisions: Junior Girls, Friendship, Silver, and Gold. The cycling event is a road ride from SJSU through the scenic South Bay. Medium and long ride options are available. The obstacle course is for the kids (ages 4-12). It’s an opportunity for them to test their fitness and coordination abilities, and “play Wipeout”!All participants will receive lunch and a participant t-shirt.

Net proceeds from this event will benefit Cancer CAREpoint and Sports Day for Kids.

Registration is now open! Deadline is July 6 to guarantee t-shirt size. Register here.

Where: Spartan Stadium, East Field 

                San Jose, CA

When: July 25, 2015

Time: 7:30 AM-9:00 AM, exact start times by sport will be confirmed prior to the event