We would love to see your faces this month. Please join us for our modified Halloween Party, outdoors under the heat lamps at Piazza Pellegrini's (see info below), and bid like you have an unlimited line of credit on our fantastic, exceptional, unique auction items. (You can now preview all of the amazing items in the auction.)
We'll be chilling in front of our office on Friday, October 1st from 5-7 for the North Beach Business Association's First Friday. Sid Hollister's beautiful art is now hung in our office—come take a look. There will be some sippies & nibbles on hand.
Come keep us company on Sunday, October 10th for the Italian Parade. It starts at Aquatic Park at 10:30 and ends by our office around noon. We'll be camped out front waiting for the parade to hit our corner. Nothing like a parade to make you feel like a kid again!
And listen along to our new podcast, "Not Born Yesterday," hosted by member Lynn Winter Gross, and Miriam Goodman. Hear experts talk about how to deal with challenges and opportunities facing older Americans, and give tips and advice on staying active and involved as we age. Full story below.
As usual, our newsletter is chock-full of updates and events. Please read from top to bottom and share with a friend!
See you Around The Village!
To improve comfort and safety, we've made some important changes to our Mask-arade Ball:
This is now an outdoor, covered event, complete with space heaters. Piazza Pellegrini has created a wonderful, warm, spacious setting for us.
We'll start the party at 5pm and wrap up at 8pm. Remember, you could win a sweet prize for best decorated mask!
Please remember your mask and proof of vaccination, and bring a little $ for raffle tickets and adult beverages.
The Auction Begins Oct. 1 and ends on Oct. 31, but you can preview now!
The NEXT Village Auction committee has gone above and beyond to make this our best online auction ever!
Here's your chance to take home any number of the fabulous items we've conjured up for our online auction—all donated in the spirit of Halloween and supporting this vibrant community we all are a part of.
Below is a sneak peek at some of the treats that you'll find in our auction. You can also scan the QR code with your phone and go straight to the auction site to preview, or you can click the button below to see all of the goods!
While topics like true crime and fun science facts are well represented in the current podcast landscape, there are few podcasts out today geared towards seniors. Local media professionals, Miriam Goodman and NEXT member, Lynn Winter Gross are looking to change that with their new podcast “Not Born Yesterday.” In their words:
“Not Born Yesterday” will focus on the challenges and joys our members and friends experience related to aging. It's about playing, working, loving, laughing and enjoying the possibilities and opportunities in our later years. Our podcast will bring you the wisdom and voices of experts in the field of aging and offer tips on how to feel your best, use your lifetime skills and experience, and make the coming months and years as fulfilling as possible."
“Not Born Yesterday” will cover some hard-hitting subjects—as Goodman and Winter Gross are quick to point out, aging is not necessarily a “fun” subject. But the topics are important nevertheless, and Goodman and Winter Gross are ready to address them head on.
Give it a listen on any podcast app, like Apple, Spotify, or click below to listen. New episodes every Friday!
Congratulations, Miriam and Lynn!
PS: If you are seeing this prior to Tuesday, September 28th at 11am, please join us for our Tech Teach In class where we will be discussing Podcasts. Learn about why you want to listen to them, and how you can access them. There's so many great shows out there!
Stop by the NEXT Village Office and say Hello! 704 Filbert Street @ Columbus. Check out Sid Hollister's Art!
Wednesday, October 6 | 7PM
Swing Dancing at American Bites
Join Lynn & Kathy and other NEXT Villagers and friends for Free Form Swing Dancing on the outdoor wooden deck of American Bites (478 Green Street / formerly the Old Spaghetti Factory). The dancing is free. Restaurant serves food, plus wine and full bar.
Come see the Fleet enter the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge as visiting ships arrive as part of SF Fleet Week. After the watching the largest Parade of Ships on the West Coast, you can explore the Humanitarian Assistance Village, an open-air interactive exhibition of the military’s disaster relief equipment (used to help after major disasters, like earthquakes) on Marina Green. You can also stick around for the Air Show, headlined by The U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Come keep the board of directors company on Sunday, October 10th for the Italian Parade. It starts at the Aquatic Park at 10:30 and ends by our office around noon. We'll be camped out front waiting for the parade to hit our corner. The parade features Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations and businesses. Click here to find out more about the 153rd Italian Heritage Festival and Parade!
Thursday, October 14 | 5-6:15 PM
Treasure Island: Past, Present and the Vision for the Future
Treasure Island & Yerba Buena Island sit in the heart of the SF Bay between San Francisco and Oakland. The islands are now undergoing a radical, $6 billion redevelopment including homes, hotels, retailers, mixed-use space and over 300 acres of public parks and open spaces representing the largest development of new open space in SF since Golden Gate Park was developed in 1871. Join the Stanford Women's Club of SF & NEXT Village to learn about the island's history, future, and unique challenges from V. Fei Tsen, President of the Treasure Island Development Authority, and Lauren Stahl, Senior Associate at CMG Landscape Architecture.
Join us for an Murder Mystery Game (played online via Zoom)! This is a participatory event ... everyone will be assigned a character & we encourage you to act the part as we play the game, clues are divulged, we all ask questions, and we try to figure out whodunit. Our setting will be 1928, and the birth of the talking picture has turned Hollywood on its ear. Famed silent movie star Sly Mandrake has turned up dead on the set of his latest picture THE SINGING SHEIK. Who could have bumped off this heartthrob of the silver screen? Help us solve the case and find the murderer!
Whether you are interested in researching your family’s history or not, everyone has stories, family mementos, and photographs in their home that have been passed down from generation to generation. This talk will provide an awareness of what you can do to assure your family treasures and stories are there for future generations.
Jane Knowles Lindsey, Past President of the California Genealogical Society, has been researching her family history since 1982. She had led trips to genealogical libraries and taught classes and helped members of her society find their “roots.” Jane has been doing genealogical research for clients for over 20 years.
Have you read Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City”? The television miniseries was filmed at Macondray Lane, a hidden garden path filled with a variety of shrubs and trees that has the feel of a private garden. Nearby Green Street has a block of homes from various architectural styles, including a Julia Morgan designed home, a Victorian, an Italianate style home, and the famous Feusier Octagon House, which is now on the market for Sale! Today's walk leader Ethel Chang will share some tidbits of info she's discovered about the neighborhood and buildings. We welcome you to share any memories, stories or history.
Whether you're feeling overwhelmed by your "stuff," want to simplify your life, or are just feeling like it's time to organize your space better, we invite you to join Senior Move Manager Claudia Kraehe to learn about downsizing, rightsizing and other tips to help simplify your life and make you feel more in control of your possessions and living space.
San Francisco Landmarks, UNCENSORED with Catherine Accardi
San Francisco is one of the most recognized and beloved cities in the US, with over 400 designated landmarks. However, this will not be the traditional story of SF's city, state, and national landmarks. There are many hidden tales behind some of the landmarks, including fascinating urban legends and intriguing secrets, all waiting to be told.
The City's landmarks aren't always what they seem. Behind some of the grand and elegant exteriors are also some very interesting, surprising, scandalous and quirky stories. These are not your grandmother's landmarks! These are Landmarks Uncensored!
Author and Speaker: Crossing Bayou Teche, A Memoir
Crossing Bayou Teche tells the story of a 17-year-old girl from a small town in South Louisiana who meets a stranger serendipitously, the first Jewish person and Northerner she had ever met. 4 years later she elopes to marry him in New York. She journeys into a new world of intellectuals, artists, and idealists, confronting ideas very different from her own.
The author, now living on Russian Hill in San Francisco, also chronicles the turbulent historic events and dramatic shifts in customs, values and lifestyles occurring in the US over time, facing each new challenge while holding onto the best parts of her growing up years in Acadiana, a very unique part of the United States.
Farewell Rachel, and welcome Annie Gallo, your new Volunteer Coordinator!
I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to be a part of the NEXT Village community this past year. However, I am moving on to a new adventure this month working toward my goal of running my own business some day. I appreciate all of the kindness and support I’ve received from members, volunteers, and NEXT Village staff during this challenging year. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all.
Take care! Rachel
Hi, I’m Annie! I’m so excited to work towards intergenerational aid and community among all of the wonderful people at NEXT, and I look forward to getting to know everyone.
A little about me: I’m a Bay Native, recent Psychology graduate, and an avid hiker and backpacker - I just checked the Grand Canyon off my bucket list!
Horatio has been volunteering with NEXT Village for several years. He belongs to the San Francisco Evening Rotary, and their signature event is volunteering with NEXT Village twice a year during daylight savings time for "One Hard Thing".
Horatio said, "I’m always amazed by the gratitude we receive when we do something simple like changing a lightbulb, or flipping a mattress. We’ve also done innovative things like renewing a chopping board, and more recently, installing a grab bar.
I grew up in the North Beach area, above Napoli Market on Stockton Street. As a native San Franciscan, it is fascinating to talk to NEXT members, many of whom are also native San Franciscans, about their experiences with the City. In the future, I hope to capture some of the amazing stories from NEXT members. I enjoy photography, videography, drone photography, and photo booths. Glad to be of service!"
California to collect LGBTQ violent death data under bill signed by Gov. Newsom
California will become the first state in the country to collect violent death data within its LGBTQ community due to legislation Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday. Follow this link from the Bay Area Reporter to Read More » about this and seven other LGBTQ-related bills he signed this legislative session.
There's a new, sustainable Grocery in North Beach! Welcome, Replenish Grocers
NEXT will be organizing a field trip to Replenish soon. Watch your inbox for details. At Replenish Grocers our mission is to help others in reducing their waste by offering bulk refills, reusable products that replace single-use disposable products as well as products that are sustainably packaged that will not contribute to the landfills. We offer a welcoming and educational experience with excellent customer service.Bring your own container or purchase one of theirs and fill them with all sorts of goodies and products. Check them out at: https://replenishgrocers.com/. 968 Columbus Ave @ Chestnut : (415) 800-7527