Updates may be posted on sfbahai.org


Anytime - SELF-GUIDED TOURS of landmarks visited by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Volunteers will be stationed at selected sites on Saturday 10am-12noon. Please be aware that some of the buildings are no longer standing. Map and details available on sfbahai.org and at the San Francisco Bahá’í Center, open 9am-6pm.

10:30am in Colma (south of SF) – CYPRESS LAWN CEMETERY. Group visit to the gravesites of Robert Turner, Phoebe Hearst, Helen Goodall, Ella Goodall Cooper, and others. Meet in front of the cemetery’s main gate, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma. The walk begins promptly at 10:30. Sponsored by Bahá’ís of Pacifica, www.pacificabahai.org [Bay Area Rapid Transit/BART to Colma; SamTrans bus #391 to Cypress Lawn (South)]

12 – 2pm in Golden Gate Park (in SF) - PICNIC at Lloyd Lake where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá walked. An opportunity to bring your own lunch and enjoy the company of the friends at this special location. [MUNI Bus #5 along Fulton St. to 22nd Ave.]

5:00pm in Oakland (east of SF) – FOLLOW ME A Walk in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Footsteps. Informal 3-mile walk around Lake Merritt in Oakland, where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá walked while staying with the Goodall family. Sponsored by the Bahá’ís of Oakland and San Leandro. www.Bahá’íFaithOakland.org Meet near the public library, 550 El Embarcadero & Lakeshore Ave. Hint: Catch up by walking clockwise if you arrive late. [Parking lots and meters. Public transit - http://tripplanner.transit.511.org]

8:00pm in Richmond (northeast of SF) – LUMINOUS JOURNEY, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America, 1912, a documentary produced by Anne and Tim Perry, who will introduce the film. Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave. A-1, Richmond. Doors open at 7:30. Sponsored by the Bahá’ís of Berkeley. Due to limited seating RSVP to michelle@igc.org [Public transit - http://tripplanner.transit.511.org]


10:30 – 11:30am - DEVOTIONS at San Francisco Bahá’í Center Auditorium.

11:30am - BOOKSTORE at the San Francisco Bahá’í Center opens following devotions.

2 – 4pm ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ, PILLAR OF PEACE - Commemoration of the Visit of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to
California, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave, opposite City Hall. Tickets must be shown. Lobby opens at 1:00. Auditorium opens at 1:30. [BART, bus or streetcar to Civic Center. Parking garages - http://www.sfmta.com/cms/pgar/13469.html]

6:30 pm – LUMINOUS JOURNEY: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America, 1912, a documentary film produced by Anne and Tim Perry who will host the screening. “Celebrate a journey destined to change the consciousness of a nation and the world.” San Francisco Bahá’í Center Auditorium. Doors open at 6pm.

Dear friends, the San Francisco Bahá’ís are honored to offer hospitality to visitors. Please understand that the Bahá’í Center has limited capacity. Center is located at 170 Valencia Street, 1.5 blocks south of Market St. and just north of Duboce Ave. On enclosed map the center is opposite “Black Heart Tatoo” shown at bottom left. Limited metered street parking. Parking lots on Valencia and 14th St. $10 flat fee. [F-line streetcar on Market St. to Gough St., or BART to 16th/Mission, or any MUNI subway to Van Ness.]

San Francisco Bahá’í Center
170 Valencia Street
(415) 431-9990