This Day In History: A Metroblogger’s Suggestion for Your Sunday


Sometimes we remember particularly good days in great detail. June 11 is one such day for me and since, over the course of Metroblogging San Francisco, people have covered all the things that happened to have made June 11 a great day for me, I’d like to recap them for you, in case you’ve awakened this Sunday morning to find a sunnier, warmer day than I think it might end up being – or you need something to brighten whatever kind of day it turns out to be.

For the last few weekends, I’ve revived an old tradition of ditching my weekend runs (okay, the ditching the weekend runs part is a long-standing tradition, you got me) in favor of strolling through the park, coffee and Arizmendi treat in hand, to catch some free music by the Conservatory of Flowers.

Sometime in the near future, I’ll stop listening to the heavenly strains long enough to formally interview these guys, but for now, let me just recommend (again) that you wander down to the pedestrian tunnel in front of the Conservatory (off JFK, Dr.) and keep your ears peeled for the sounds of sax and bass taking full advantage of the tunnel’s acoustics. I’ve seen them there playing any time between 11:30 and 1:00pm or so. June 11 a year ago was a Saturday and on that day, there was a much fuller ensemble – but I haven’t been on Saturday in awhile. One instrument or 20 instruments sound equally amazing when enjoyed in our lush, green park – especially when you have time to sit and just take in the sights and sounds. If the weather is good and you grab that Arizmendi treat you’ll have yourself a full 5-senses experience.

After enjoying that and perhaps catching some more park goodness, do whatever productive things you have to do before Monday, then slip over to North Beach for dinner and then a drink at what Anna so rightfully calls one of SF’s best bars, 15 Romolo.

Even if you blew your dinner and a drink budget last night, catch the music in the park today and ready yourself for the week ahead.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 5:04 am

    Music has such incredible power over the human condition, it’s one of those things that roots my faith in a higher authority, for there is hardly an explanation for its effect upon people. Today, I’m sure, as Tiff and I are married in DC, the music that I helped our church choose will play merry havoc with my emotions.

    Enjoy your coffee and walk today, Christina, and most of all, the music :)

  2. SEAN (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 9:43 am

    I ditched my weekend run this weekend as well. (Ssshh!) First time in months. But I love running past the conservatory, the musicians, and then the Sunday swing dance group on the bridge before the de Young. Then straight to the ocean. In fact, I love everything about Golden Gate Park. We are truly blessed to have such a stunningly tranqil space in an urban setting that’s so easily accessible. My running friends in less scenic parts of the country love to envious bitch about my gorgeous running route.

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