San Francisco Ferry Building
by Julie Feinstein Adams
(Bravo Your City!)
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What's new at the Ferry Building? By now, locals and tourists are well aware of the Ferry Building as a culinary arts, dining, gourmet-epicurean, and shopping destination. What began in 2003 as part of a revitalization of the waterfront district (five-years-in-the-making after the Loma Prieta earthquake), is a must-do destination for foodies.
Upping the ante, visitors to the Ferry Building can now enjoy rotating health-promoting exercise classes on Wellness Wednesday, with a rotating cast of certified teachers offering yoga, Pilates, and various dance modalities, including burlesque and pole dancing. Classes take place upstairs, above and separate from the bustle of the market hall. Co-sponsored by MINDBODY SF.
Expanding on the ongoing success of the outdoor Farmers Market (which takes place outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), the Ferry Building has launched the "Fog City Flea and Family Circus" -- an indoor market on the second floor in the Grand Hall, with a thoughtfully curated cast of local makers and merchants, including antique and collectible second-hand vendors, and artists and artisans. The Family Circus is comprised of wee-kid-focused games, activities, and crafts. $10 entry fee (per adult) gains you access to both the Market and the Circus.
Hours and dates for these programs may vary seasonally. Check the Ferry Building website for the latest schedule, announcements of teachers for the Wednesday classes, and other updates.
2019 brings a face-lift to the beloved Beaux-Arts-style building. Originally completed in 1898 as a transportation hub for the ferry, and later operating as an office building for decades, as the Bay and Golden Gate bridges and cars overtook over-water travel the primary mode of transit, eventually the Embarcadero Freeway's construction in the 1950s effectively hid the elegant façade, and interest in the building waned. With the earthquake in 1989 and the ensuing demolition of the double-decker freeway, renewed ...
Length: 179 Pages (15,189 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Oct 30th, 2020