UCSF 150th Anniversary Block Party 8

Celebrate 150 years of UC San Francisco’s rich history and vibrant community at the 8th annual Block Party at Gene Friend Way Plaza. Free to the entire UCSF community, this event will be buzzing with live entertainment, a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to Café 24/Público and:

• Farmers’ Market

• Chalk Art Contest (11 am-12:30 pm)

• Photo Booth

• Prize Wheel & Giveaways

• Live Music & Entertainment

• Jugglers & Stilt Walkers

• Zumba

• Free Chair Massage

• Wells Fargo Stagecoach

• Souvenir UCSF 150th anniversary items

• 45+ Vendors

The first 3,000 attendees, (beginning at 12:00 pm), will receive a special giveaway and a $5 150th-celebratory Bear Hug coupon towards food at the event. Beginning at 11:30 am, the first 300 farmers’ market shoppers will receive a commemorative re-usable shopping bag.

New to the block party this year is an authentic Wells Fargo Stagecoach, which will be parked on the plaza for all to see. Attendees will be able to take a seat in the stagecoach to experience a bit of the old West and pose for photos with friends. A popular attraction at UCSF’s 125th anniversary celebration, the Wells Fargo Stagecoach has a direct connection to UCSF history. Pioneering physician Hugh Toland, who founded the medical college, used stagecoaches to carry his advice and medicines to his patients in the California hills. It was one of the first mail order businesses on the West Coast! Check out more colorful UCSF history on the 150th anniversary website. http://ucsf150.ucsf.edu/

Mark your calendar, tell your friends, and plan on being at the party of the year!

For more information, please visit: bit.ly/BlockParty8

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Gene Friend Way Plaza

Event Type

Special Event


Local Community, Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


Mission Bay




FREE to the UCSF Community

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