SPUR Walking Tour: Tour of SF windmills

"Don’t miss this treat to explore the Golden Gate Park windmills! The windmills were built in 1902 and 1905 to pump water for the irrigation of the Park. But electric pumps were eventually installed for efficiency, the windmills stopped their twirling and the salty sea wind got the better of these beauties. A recent campaign to save the windmills raised money for their resurrection. Our tour guide, Mark de Jong of Bloemendal Construction is the San Franciscan-Dutchman charged with this prodigious restoration project."


This Week in Livable Streets Events

The MTA Board’s decision last Friday to cut Muni service by 10 percent was just the beginning of a months-long saga over Muni’s budget. On Tuesday, get a glimpse of what’s to come at the MTA Board meeting, followed by a Muni Summit on Saturday that will bring together dozens of groups hoping to save […]

Ride with the Dutch on Queen’s Day 2011

From the Consulate General of the Netherlands: Union Square Turns Orange for Queen’s Day April 30, 2011 On April 30th each year, the Dutch gather to celebrate the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands. Why not celebrate this year by dressing up in orange and riding a bike through the city of San Francisco? Come along on one […]

SFBC: Queen’s Day Bike Ride – Market to Mill

From sfbike.org: Celebrate a great Dutch holiday by wearing orange and joining this free group bike ride from downtown to the west end of Golden Gate Park where a big Queen’s Day party will be underway all day long. Bring your own bike, arrive early for some coffee and stroopwafels, and be ready for a lovely […]