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Second Sunday Concert Benefit Series – proceeds benefit Nature in the City!

The San Francisco Swedenborgian Church has chosen Nature in the City to be a beneficiary of its Second Sundays Concert Series along with two other non-profits, The Young Women’s Choral Project and Canine Companions for Independence

The Church (photo above) designed and decorated by a distinguished group of Northern California artists including architects Bernard Maybeck and Arthur Brown and painter William Keith.

World-renowned musicians and local talent feature in the series, from February to October. Hear jazz, classical, pop, and more in a unique, nature-inspired arts & crafts candle-lit, fireside sanctuary, a National Historic Landmark. First concert February 10.

2107 Lyon Street (at Washington Street) San Francisco, CA 94115

6pm-6:45pm: Coffee & Cake reception, meet the non-profits and perhaps win a free Nature in the City Map (a $10 value).

7pm: Concert 

Concert Event Calendar


May 5, 2019
Tom Rigney and John Burr

Sparkling Folk/Jazz pianist Burr joins famed Cajun fiddler and Bammie-winner Rigney for a jazz/folk fusion evening that is original, eclectic, passionate, and filled with musical and emotional intensity.

Note: Date is 1st Sunday


June 9, 2019
Shay and Michael Black

Irish brothers from the renowned Black Family sing ballads from the Irish, Scottish and English traditions, old Dublin street songs, music hall songs, rollicking reels & joyful jigs, interspersed with stories, jokes and humorous childhood anecdotes.

Tickets available soon.


July 14, 2019
Farallon Quintet

The only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet.

Tickets available soon.


August 18, 2019
Mike Marshall and
Caterina Lichtenberg

Two of the greatest living mandolinists together perform a wonderfully eclectic collection that ranges from J.S. Bach to Brazilian choro and Venezuelan dance forms plus some of Mike’s original compositions.

Note: 3rd Sunday

Tickets available soon.


September 8, 2019
Zephyrus Woodwinds

Five long-time friends who are veterans of symphonies, opera, chamber and regional orchestras, revel in sharing their favorites from a variety of classical, operatic, and world folk sources.

Tickets available soon.


October 13, 2019

The women of Curium trio radiate dynamism and presence, performing the music of female composers along with traditional piano trio repertoire. on piano, violin, and viola.

Tickets available soon.


Contact: Andrew Dodd, Concert Program Manager

Reflect on natural history with us at San Francisco History Days.


San Francisco History Days Calendar 


March 2-3, 2019

Nature in the City is an exhibitor at San Francisco History Days on both Saturday and Sunday, 3/3.

Sat March 2, 11:45 am: Amber Hasselbring will present on “San Francisco’s Nature and Conservation Victories”

The Old Mint becomes a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 75 exhibitors at the San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, reenactors, and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site. Past history weekends at the Old Mint have brought together dozens of organizations to celebrate and tell the City’s unique history, and have attracted several thousand participants.

Location: 88 5th St, San Francisco CA 94103
The main entrance is on Fifth Street, and involves a steep staircase. The accessible entrance is on Mint Plaza, on the northwest side of the building.

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.