I cannot wait. The Annual Italian Heritage Parade will hit the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 11, starting from 12pm, in the historical Italian district of North Beach. Last year, on October 12, almost 90 floats took part in one the largest Italian Heritage parades ever recorded. This year we will see the greatest participation ever....

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in the heart of North Beach will host the main event of Cabaret Comico 2015 on Friday, November 13 with original songs and Broadway comedy tunes performed by 16 of the Bay Area's funniest singers and songwriters.   And for the first time since its 2013 inaugural event, Cabaret Comico welcomes visitors...

For the average visitor or newcomer to San Francisco, the city's distinct neighborhoods are readily associated with the ethnic or cultural group whose imprint is most visible in the local landscape.   The rainbow flags of the Castro point to the gay (and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) community. The Haight's tie-dye murals proclaim hipp...

by Geri Koeppel   Canessa Gallery, located at 708 Montgomery St. in Jackson Square, isn't only a place to admire art: it's arguably a work of art in and of itself.   Though it's a stop on the North Beach First Fridays art walk and well-known to the Telegraph Hill Dwellers, which hosts art and cultural events in the space, the gallery...

June 13, 2015, Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (daily for 2 times)Washington Square Park - 600 Columbus Avenue -  San Francisco, California 94133. San Francisco's oldest street fair, the 61st Annual North Beach Festival, will return to the City's own "Little Italy" on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 from 10am to 6pm. The histo...

by Catherine Accardi   You can become a part of San Francisco's North Beach history and help create its future! Read on to find out how.   Although San Francisco had parks prior to the 1906 earthquake and fire, for the most part they were for sitting or strolling and not for recreational activities. In 1910, two open air swimming...

by Richard Gonzales   Lawrence Ferlinghetti lives in a modest second-story walk-up in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Hanging on his walls are his doctorate from the Sorbonne, an unframed Paul Gaugin print and posters of celebrated poetry readings dating back to the days when he personified a hip, literate and rebellious San Franci...

A big black SUV drove up on Green Street in North Beach the other afternoon and stopped in front of Sotto Mare,, a noted Italian restaurant. The car windows rolled down and two people inside peered out with expectant smiles on their faces, as if they were about to discover something. Gigi Fiorucci looked up from his table in front of the restauran...

Taking a passeggiata along Columbus street in San Francisco can turn into a unique opportunity: in fact, in the way it keeps the authentic charm from its origins, North Beach is not a neighborhood as the others.   This is mainly due to the architecture of houses and restaurants populating the area since the late 1800s. Both residential and b...

There's a family that runs its history through the decades serving the town of San Francisco: before Joseph, then his daughter Angela, now her son Joseph. There's a project called Porziuncola Nuova that connected San Francisco to Saint Francis' town, Assisi. There's a square in front of a church in the North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy, tha...