The NOW! festival is all about community. I will be hosting an evening where we gather and hear from a few speakers who are experienced community organizers. We'll also have time to engage the speakers and connect with one another. We will gather at the Tea Oasis which is inside The Center SF at 548 Fillmore street between oak and fell. The event will also double as a resource share so bring your extra Seeds, Kombucha mothers, Books, ETC!!
The event will be Wednesday November 19 7-10 pm. Guests can feel free to remain in the space, and connect with eachother until midnight.
The flow of the evening will be:
7:15-7:30 A talk on why tea is a mechanism for building community, by Tea Oasis founder Travis Sigley
7:40-8:40 A talk on Social Permaculture by environmental educator, permaculture designer and community organizer Pandora Thomas, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A discussion.
9:00-10:00 A talk on Community Resilience from NOW! founder Wigg Party President and community organizer Morgan Fitzgibbons, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A discussion.
10:10-12:00 Resource/idea sharing open forum: Guests can mingle around the space. Connect with one another over tea, and share ideas and resources.
We are hoping for $5-$15 donations from non-Tea Oasis Members!
Swing by Haight St (b/w Masonic and Stanyan) on November 5 to check out Haight Street Commons' event during the NOW Festival! Local communities on Haight Street will be showing their love for our community and city by giving away things--tea, hugs, music, advice--whatever it may be that helps bring a smile peoples' faces and love to their hearts.
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November 8, 2016, a day that is sure to be one of the most monumental in history, brings about a rollercoaster of emotions.
Come join Lauren Loiselle in a community building yoga experience, where the goal is to cultivate calmness and ease. We will focus on sharing positive vibes, opening the heart, and compassion for self and others.
"Peace cannot be kept by force; It can only be achieved by understanding." -Albert Einstein
The season of NOW is upon us! The Spring 2016 iteration of the NOW SF Festival l is April 16-22. We will once again be attempting to co-create the best possible version of our community for one extraordinary week.
Join the NOW! SF team for a house party and idea workshop at Hotel Zorba. We'll have drinks (the fun kind), snacks (the yummy kind) and the second best collection of 7" records you've ever seen!
This event will be part party, part NOW brainstorming, part memorial to our former headquarters the Sunshine Castle. Come get in No Ordinary mindset and let the creativity flow!
Currently accepting collaborators and participants, more information and hype to follow. Be sure to check out nowsf.org to see whats going on and contribute ideas!
The NOW! festival is happening this fall from October 28th - November 3rd. We want to kick off the NOW! season with a fun gathering at our unofficial headquarters Cyprian's.
Join us for some crafts, games, music and community. We can even help you brainstorm your very own contribution to the NOW! festival.
It's like a mini NOW! festival all in one evening!
Wow. What an amazing week! Definitely our best NOW! festival ever.
Huge thanks to everyone who made it happen - from the organizing team who put in months of work to anyone who hosted an event or donated headsets or clothes or designed fliers and posters to anyone who took some time out of their ordinary week to come participate in something extraordinary.
We'll be back again in the fall. We hope you'll join us. In the meantime, take a stroll through our amazing week here:
It's been a long time coming! Mystic Tea is making its return to Tea Oasis SF. This time around, we've a professional tarot reader coming through! Inbal Meron will be coming to host a talk about tarot reading and how it works, then will be giving tarot readings throughout the evening for a donation of some of your cash money!
Also, Tea Oasis has a few house tarot decks, so feel free to grab one and practice giving and receiving readings with friends! If tarot and/or mysticism is a point of your interest and practice, come on down and weave the web of ritual and magic with us!
Come sit in the dragon’s den, at a teahouse between the worlds: The Tea Oasis, 548 Fillmore Street.
$10 (or free for Tea Oasis members) gets you all the tea you can drink from a smorgasbord of Puerhs and Potions, Teas and Roots and Flowers, Stems and Leaves from the healing gardens of Plant Whispers served in a communal, ceremonial yet fluid and relaxed style. The pinnacle of the night will be from 8-11, however your donation allows you to drink tea from 2pm to Midnight. This is a no-alcohol and no-technology space.
Please bring any potion or herbs you would like to share. You are invited to bring your tarot cards or other means of magical interaction and playfulness. Magical raiment is celebrated.
To learn more about Tea Oasis or to become a member, visit: