Social: Library Day at the New Farm

Saturday, 7/6/2024
11:00 - 4:00
The New Farm/Bay Natives Nursery

10 Cargo Way
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States

The New Farm will be buzzing with live music, art and crafts, book giveaways, and of course, goats and chickens. Plus, the Bookmobile will be there!

“It’s a farm. It’s a chicken grazing field. It’s an environmental education center. And it might just be the coolest new music venue in all of San Francisco.” --SF Gate on The New Farm  


Music Performance: Featuring Bay Beats Artists

Laura Benitez and the Heartache: 12 p.m.

Camellia Boutros: 1 p.m.

Jose Najera and the Bernal Beat:  2 p.m.


Art and Craft: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Screen printing with Calixto Robles and Ali Blum: Create mixed media screen print on paper and/or cloth patches, create prints of animals and food found on farms including cows, chickens, sheep, cats, vegetables and fruit. 

Indigo Dyeing with Margaret Seelie Studio: Make something old feel new again in our community dye bath. Artist Margaret Seelie will show you how to make cool designs and dye with the indigo plant. You’ll bring your own small used item to dye like a bandanna, tee, or pillowcase.  Only cotton, linen, silk, or wool are compatible with natural dyeing—no synthetics, like polyester. One item per person so everyone can dye. After you dye your item, you will rinse it at home using the instructions on

Button Making: Make your own wearable button using one of our Summer Stride designs by our featured artist Sendy Santamaria, or create your own design. 


Walking Tours: 

Heron's Head Park self-guided walking tour on this stroller-friendly trail, you will get to view and identify birds and other city wildlife. 


This program kicks off the San Francisco Public Library's month-long Everybody's Climate program series.


The New Farm is an ecology center, creative space and community gathering place.  

Andrew Pollack, founder of The New Farm, is the president of the Green City Project, an environmental education nonprofit.  


The New Farm - Website | The New Farm - Instagram | The New Farm - Twitter  | The New Farm - Facebook  

Find out how to adopt a greener lifestyle and discover the outdoors with SFPL and its partners.

Events featuring theater, music, art and dance.

Summer Stride is the Library's annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. Read and learn with the Library all summer long.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

Notice: This event may be filmed or photographed. By participating in this event, you consent to have your likeness used for the Library’s archival purposes and promotional materials. If you do not want to be photographed, please inform a staff person or the photographer. A sticker will be provided to help identify you so that we can avoid capturing your image.

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