|Introduction || How to get there || Latin Food & Drink || Where to eat || Top Eateries || Music & Nightlife || Shopping || History || Areas of the Mission || Present & Future || Kids & Families || Tours || Valencia St. || 24th Street || Latin Arts || Mission South of -Cesar Chavez || Arts & Theatre || Film & Video || Murals || Festivals || Non-Profit || Nearby Neighborhoods|
The birthplace of the Bay area was at a now vanished
lagoon named after the Lady of Sorrows, Dolores, in 1776. You can find one of
historical plaques marking this
spot less than half a block from the intersection of 16th & Valencia. Today,
magazines across the country talk about this locale as the West Coast's "most
happening." You will find all manner of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops catering to
one of the most diverse and eclectic communities anywhere. (As well as Jesus
being rediscovered by Generation
X at the Cornerstone)
Wikipedia's guide to the Mission District includes Geography, Climate, History, Culture, Transportation, Highlights of the Mission & External Links.
How to get there
SFMission.com Transit Guide
Latin Food & Drink
Cinco de Mayo FOOD
Mexican Panaderia Recipes by sfgate.com
"These two hooligans have really burrowed through all the beans, to unearth some of the most accurate and palatable information on burritos published." Get it here now
SFgate.com's Bay Area's Best 100 Restaurants
The Mission continues to hold strong, with 6 restaurants listed in the top 100, and many others in the near vicinity.
A-B|| C-G || H-M || N-Z 1) LA TAQUERIA 2) FOREIGN CINEMA 3) DELFINA 4) LUNA PARK 5) LIMON 6) ZUNI CAFE
"The Valencia corridor is to dining what off-Broadway is to New York theater. Along this six-block strip are some of the most personal and moderately priced restaurants in the city" Michael Bauer, Chronicle Food Editor
Music & Nightlife
Salsa and other Live Music
21st & Mission
16th & Valencia
Shopping & Other Mission Business
The Mission District,
and particularly Valencia street, teems with vintage furniture shops,
thrift stores, and Mexican folk art shops.
Parks & Recreation
Dolores park was established in 1905 and is located at Church/Dolores & 18th/20th Streets. It can be reached by Muni Line 33 or J Muni Metro. Problems aside, Dolores Park has been the neighborhood mecca of cultural, political and sports activities since the 1960s. It has hosted political rallies, festivals, Aztec ceremonial dances, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and San Francisco Mime Troupe performances. More at sfneighborhoodparks.org
of the Muwkema Ohlone by the Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Council
Francisco de Asis,
(the sixth of 21 built on the Mission Trail) features a museum, graveyard, gift shop and a beautiful
Basilica with the customary alcove dedicated to Latin America's great patron saint, the
Lady of Guadeloupe. It is the oldest building in San Francisco. You'll also find over a dozen nearby churches whose founders likely
sensed the special energy in this area. The Gay
Jewish synagogue opened across the street in 1998.
Old Mission District History includes drawings and photographs from the 19th century.
In search of Adolph Sutro
by Annalee Newitz at sfbg.com
Twenties (Part 2 of 7 of the Chronicle's
Present & Future of the Mission
"The Mission is still changing. Now," says Kate Connell, the Mission librarian, the new immigrants are "recent college graduates."
Inside the Mission District by National Geographic
Love speaking Spanish in the Mission by sfgate's Fernando Quintero
Google News Updates for "Mission District"
|Kids & Families:|
Former Mission District resident Whoopie Goldberg scored her biggest screen success based on a story set in the Mission District. Sister Act was filmed in the neighborhood surrounding St. Paul's Parish at Church & 28th. Sister Act II repeated the always refreshing story of redemption through the arts of song, dance and story.
As California schools continue to languish at the bottom of the nation for school arts funding, successful Mission programs continue to show that great things are possible by feeding the right side of the brain. The Mission's Carnaval Group Loco Bloco is the best example we have of Youth Arts Education .
The public presentation of youth arts gives programs accountability and credibility. Parades must be recognized and supported as more than party themes. Carnaval San Francisco, despite desire and demonstrated success, has no children & youth program which doesn't consider dropping out each year for lack of resources.
Mexican Bus Mural Tours: Hop on "El Volado," the Mexican Bus, for a fun 3-hour tour of murals. Since 1992.
Precita Eyes mural walks are always guided. Conveniently meets near the 24th Street BART station. Group bike tour are available by appointment.
St. Francis Fountain
Casa Sanchez on 24th traded burritos for tattoos
If needed, park at at the 24th & San Bruno Parking Garage near SF General Hospital.
At one time the big
three for Latin Arts in the Mission also included the Mexican Museum, now located at
a magnificent structure at Yerba Buena Gardens. They all share long histories
of fostering creative talent and asking important questions.
Mission || Events
South of Cesar Chavez
& Theatre District
Mission Arts DATABASE by
Artists' Television Access || OtherCinema.com
Intersection for the Arts
SF Mime Troupe
theCastro.com Theater || The Castro
"no part of the city nurtures its artists more than the Mission District. In fact, the entire neighborhood is like one big outdoor museum that's open all the time."
Mission's Oldest Murals by sfbg.com
PrecitaEyes.org || murals 1
|| murals 2 ||
is Masturbation Month by the Mission's goodvibes.com
The Nonprofit FAQ
Noe Valley by sfgate
|Introduction || How to get there || Latin Food & Drink || Where to eat || Top Eateries || Music & Nightlife || Other Business || History || The Mission District || Present & Future || Kids & Families || Tours || Valencia St. || 24th Street || Latin Arts || Mission South of -Cesar Chavez || Arts & Theatre || Film & Video || Audio Valley || Murals || Festivals || Non-Profit || Nearby Neighborhoods|
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