A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say "How to Build a Boat"
- Stephen Wright

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
- William A. Ward

"Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters."
- Howard Bloomfield

"...the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land."
- Jimmy Buffett

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Give him a fishing lesson and he'll sit in a boat drinking beer every weekend.
- Alex Blackwell

"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."
- Warren Buffett

"When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea."
-Whoopi Goldberg

The 63rd Annual North Beach Festival 2017

Saturday & Sunday, June 17 and 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM ~ FREE North Beach District, San Francisco, CA
The 63rd Annual North Beach Festival 2017

The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco’s Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue.

The 2017 event will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kids’ chalk art area and the blessing of the animals.

PIER 39 Wine Pour 2017

Friday May 19, 2017
4pm- 8pm
Round up your friends and head to The PIER for an evening of wine, music and fun at the PIER 39 Spring Wine Pour on Friday, May 19! Stroll The PIER and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, exclusive discounts, and live music and entertainment from 4-8pm. Attendees will receive wine tastings, discounts at participating businesses, and a commemorative wine glass, plus a special offer from Lyft. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Aquarium of the Bay’s free conservation education programs for Bay Area children.

Special discount tickets for tenants and guest dockers can be purchased here.

All ages welcome, but you must be 21 years of age or older to purchase tickets and/or participate. Valid proof of age required. Day-of ticket sales end at 7:30pm. Pouring ends at 7:45pm. Wine tastings and discounts are only available to Spring Wine Pour participants at participating businesses. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers. Event, event activities, participating wineries and discounts are subject to change without notice. Event is rain or shine. No refunds. *Additional restrictions apply.

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