Be local in everything you do! Lucky for you, August offers an array of made-in-Bayview originals. Gather with your neighbors for a block party or attend a community back-to-school event. Shop locally made jewelry and gifts and experience the taste of dishes you’ll only find here at the new Bayview Bistro.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Bayview Opera House
4705 Third St.
Free, but registration required
For two days in January of 1972, Aretha Franklin electrified a church in Southern California with her gospel music. The documentary “Amazing Grace,” directed by Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliott, put together film from Franklin’s performances at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts into a compelling account of this historic experience. Rolling Stone described the footage as “the closest thing to witnessing a miracle—just some cameras, a crowd and a voice touched by God … A film crew was there to catch the Queen of Soul blow the roof off the place.” Don’t miss this opportunity to see “Amazing Grace” for free. Preview the trailer here.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
NOW Hunters Point
155 Jennings St.
With summer coming to a close, it’s time to get ready for the start of school. NOW Hunters Point and BMAGIC, along with more than 60 community-based organizations, are hosting this day of games, dancing, healthy food and live entertainment for students in grades K-12 and their families. Students up to 8th grade, with a parent or guardian present, will receive a free backpack, school supplies and school uniform, and there will be drawings for free bicycles. For ways to get involved and donate, contact Moira at (415) 642-8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed.-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
4101 3rd St.
You can truly eat local at the new Bayview Bistro, a transformed urban food hub with plenty of bleachers and benches to sit on while you enjoy a meal from a local food entrepreneur. Bayview-based vendors rotate through the space, selling some of the best food the neighborhood has to offer. Soul Bowl’z and Big H BBQ already have served up finger-licking food at Bayview Bistro—check it out every Wednesday through Friday and on Aug. 31 for more local culinary mastery.
Bayview Community Market
Every Saturday through October, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All Good Pizza
1605 Jerrold Ave. at Third Street
Free, items for purchase
The harvest season is still going strong, and you can share in the local bounty at the weekly Bayview Community Market. This farmer’s market features fruits and vegetables and locally made products. Along with fresh eggplant and tomatoes, you could pick up a bag of Earl’s brittle candy or Gratta Wines’ olive oil. Make sure and check out the fun, unique jewelry from local artisans, as well. Shopping local is a great way to support the community, so grab your reusable shopping bag and check out what’s being grown and made in and around Bayview!