July 7 – Hike in Golden Gate Park to Hear Open-air Piano Concerts

Saturday, July 7, we will hike from the Great Highway three miles through Golden Gate Park and into the Botanical Garden to enjoy live piano music. After eating lunch and listening to our heart’s content, we’ll return to our cars by another route.

Called Flower Piano, this event will transform San Francisco Botanical Garden into the city’s own alfresco concert hall, and everyone is invited to play and listen. Visitors will find twelve pianos tucked among the many flower-filled gardens and are encouraged to play what they like, from chopsticks to Tchaikovsky. On weekends professional pianists and a whole host of other musicians will perform throughout the garden as well.

We’ll leave from the UU Fellowship (2124 Brewster at Lowell) in Redwood City at 9am, Saturday, July 7. Arrive early to arrange carpools. If you want to meet us at the park, our hike starts from the Ocean Beach parking lot on the west side of the Great Highway northwest of the Murphy Windmill. We should arrive there around 9:45am.

Bring lunch and water and money for entry to the botanical garden:

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Ages 12 – 17 and over-65: $6.00
  • Age 5-11: $2.00