Life can be pretty lively at the Fulton 555 condos. Between browsing the produce at the on-site organic grocery store to chilling on the roof deck, there are plenty of options for entertaining yourself without leaving home. And if you’re lucky enough to be a resident of these luxury homes in Hayes Valley, you probably already know about the great local shops and restaurants just steps away from your front door. But there are some events so special, they only happen once a year, and that makes fall one of the best times to live in one of these well-located San Francisco condos for sale.
1st Sundays Block Party | Civic Center Commons
With Beaux-Arts design and a deep history, it’s no wonder that the San Francisco Civic Center is a National Historic Landmark. Well, on November 4, you’ll get a chance to live it up on the Civic Center Commons, thanks to the 1st Sundays Block Party that takes place here every month. Mingle with your neighbors as you enjoy local art and “brunch-focused” cuisine from around the city. Get into some friendly competition and play a giant game of Scrabble, browse books on sale from the Friends of the SF Public Library, or view public art. Even kids can get in on the action and play at the Lego station. Another bonus is that the nearby Asian Art Museum also has free first Sundays.
2018 PROXY Fall Film Festival | 432 Octavia Street
Cinephiles in Hayes Valley are rejoicing. The PROXY Film Festival, which runs through November 2nd, is back again to offer you not only some of the most cutting-edge films but the opportunity to gather with your neighbors and nosh on some of the area’s tastiest treats. Settle on your picnic blanket and sip a frosty local Fort Point Beer sans guilt since Fort Point is donating all proceeds to PROXY. And what goes better with a movie than a mouthwatering cheese slice of San Fran favorite Del Popolo pizza or crusty, perfectly cooked empanadas from El Sur, stuffed with savory ingredients like Swiss chard and ranch-raised beef? This year, the festival will end with a group of short movies celebrating “the art of the midnight/cult film” on October 26th and a cutting, hilarious, and critically lauded saga (about a Bay area telemarketer) called Sorry to Bother You on November 2nd.
Or you could make like Ferris Bueller and shirk your responsibilities and head to Peak Design Studio every last Friday evening of the month for a classic 80s movie. Don’t forget to BYOB for the Peak Design Event.
SFJazz Center | 201 Franklin Street
Is there anything better than a well-timed riff of a saxophone in the middle of a jazz tune? Well, yes, there’s the chance to experience this jazz magic whenever you want after a walk of fewer than 10 minutes from your home at Fulton 555. From classes to performances, SFJazz’s schedule is full of exciting offerings for the fall. Their calendar is packed with variety, too, which means you can bop your head and snap your fingers to old favorites by “one of the top jazz pianists in the world,” Kenny Barron, or be blown away by a genre you didn’t know you loved during a listening party with Laurie Anderson.
San Francisco’s famous hills are the perfect grade for skiing, but, thankfully for us, it doesn’t snow here. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the icy splendor of a much chillier holiday season. For nine magical weeks, Embarcadero Plaza turns into a winter wonderland, replete with ice skating and holiday lights. The rink officially opens on November 5th, but for a fully festive experience, stop by the plaza on November 16th to witness a holiday fair featuring a free ice-skating show, fireworks, and the impressive lighting of the center’s office towers. Afterward, you can enjoy a night on the town (without frostbite) in the gorgeous temperate weather of San Francisco.