Lessons & Swing Dancing in Sausalito on the Bay

WHEN: Saturday May 19,

  • 7:30 pm – Beginner East Coast Swing/Jitterbug lesson (no experience or partner necessary)
  • 8:30 pm – Hot Rod Jukebox for three hours of nonstop rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, and rhythm ‘n blues vintage swing dancing

WHERE: Travis Marina Bar (Presidio Yacht Club), 679 Sommerville Road in Sausalito (near Cavallo Point and the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Fort Baker)

WHAT:  Swingin’ in Outer Space

  • Swing Dance Party
  • Vintage dive-bar vibe and real wooden dance floor
  •  “Swingin’ in Outer Space” is predicted to be an out-of-this-world experience!
  • Fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Travis Marina Bar offers light bites
  • $10 cover charge (cash only), for age 18 and up. Wheelchair accessible
  • Check out their Song List. For more information, visit

About Travis Marina Bar

The Travis Marina bar is on the second floor. It is a clubhouse style lodge with a varnished wood interior, comfortable seating and military and yachting decor from around the world. The full service bar features draft and bottled beer, a wide range of liquors and wines and a kitchen with standard pub fare.

About Travis Marina

The Travis Marina, located in Horseshoe Cove, was originally built to support mine-laying operations and anti-submarine warfare during World War 2. Since the end of the War, the Marina has opened up for civilian use. There are two docks in the Marina, with 80 dedicated slips. 

About the Presidio Yacht Club

The Presidio Yacht Club has a rich and distinguished history in the San Francisco Bay area. The Club’s origins belong with the establishment of Fort Baker by the US Army in 1850. Originally named the Lime Point Military Reservation (after Lime Point on the north side of the Golden Gate), the Fort operated as a satellite station of Presidio of San Francisco. Its primary missions were mine laying and hosting strategic battery sites – one of which is still accessible by hiking. Following the War, the batteries and anti-submarine operations lost their tactical value but the marina remained. Servicemen began berthing their private boats in the then empty slips. And with such a large influx of military personnel and watercraft in one of the San Francisco Bay’s most beautiful locations, it was only natural that the servicemen created a formal organization.

Thus Presidio Yacht Club was founded on May 11th, 1959. Initially, it was only open to military personnel and their dependents, but that restriction only lasted as long as the Army operations in Fort Baker. Following the end of the Cold War, the US Army closed Fort Baker in 1994 and consolidated the Fort’s operations in Dublin, CA. Travis Air Force Base (located in Fairfield, CA) then assumed management of the marina and the Presidio Yacht Club continued to operate. The Presidio Yacht Club is over fifty-five years old.

By |2018-05-16T08:44:51-08:00May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Run Across the Bay from Sausalito to SF’s Aquatic Park

This race is so fun that it sells out quickly. It’s a hail back to the day when you and your friends would all decide to enter a race together on a whim, even if not everyone was running at the time. It’s time to embrace the beauty of living on the Bay.

Across the Bay 12k & 415k returns Sunday, July 9th and registration is open right now. The 12k features a point to point journey starting in Sausalito, running across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park with non-stop scenery along the way .The 415k is a 5k which starts and finishes in San Francisco.

All runners receive a finisher’s medal and a race tech tee designed by the local artists at San Franpsycho.

Last year’s race sold out – so save your spot at the lowest price possible, -$49 for the 12k or $38 for the 5k.

Register now!

Check out the map for the 12k course.

About the Race Promoters – Represent Running

Represent Running is a series of fun-focused and locally themed running events. On the surface they are simply well branded races with a connection to area codes. Represent Running is about local people really loving where they live and what they do. It’s about being proud of your town and proud of the unique culture within it.  Represent Running events highlight those special local elements. With great respect for regional roots Represent Running partners with top local event producers, a truly local charity, local vendors and an engagement with local sponsors. They produce events for the locals, while encouraging a few outsiders to run and enjoy new locations.

Represent Running also puts on the 408k (early March) in San Jose and the 510k in the East Bay in the fall.

By |2017-03-10T13:19:44-08:00March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Whales Need a Cafeteria Too!


Tues., Jan. 31, 2017 – 7-9pm

WHERE: Blowhole_1803

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito


Dirk Rosen, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE), will explore the question Do Marine Protected Areas Support Whales? in his talk Unlocking the Mysteries of the Deep. Join MARE’s Dirk Rosen and the American Cetacean Society and unlock the mysteries of the Channel Islands’ deep waters and see spectacular new footage of California’s ocean wilderness. Dirk will highlight the remarkable success of California’s network of marine reserves in the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

California’s Channel Islands, stretch from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles. There are eight islands, five of which comprise Channel Islands National Park and the waters around them are the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


Speaker Dirk Rosen has 25+ years of deepwater engineering experience with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and manned submersibles. He was president and director of Deep Ocean Engineering before selling the company in 2000. Dirk founded MARE in 2003 as a nonprofit research organization to apply underwater technologies with science to answer marine ecosystem questions. He recently retired from the board of Save the Bay, where he served for nine years. More.

Listen to Dirk on KPIX.


  • 1230 Brickyard Cove Road #101 in Richmond
  • 510.232.1541
  • Email
By |2017-01-17T15:21:26-08:00January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Sausalito Art Festival Paints & Rocks the Shores of the Bay


Photo/Sausalito Art Festival

Wow! Don’t miss this one. The music lineup is tremendous this year from Legendary Blues Star Charlie Musselwhite to Rock Stars Edgar Winter and Todd Rundgren to the popular Tribute Band – the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. (Entire three-day lineup at end of article.)

1465924565804And the art? The art is phenomenal. Over 260 award-winning artists from around the country, selected by a rigorous jury process, will showcase reflection, innovation and beauty to over 30,000 art patrons in the waterfront village of Sausalito on the Bay on Labor Day weekend. One of the oldest, most prestigious and most anticipated open-air art events in the country—the Sausalito Art Festival has set the standard for eminence, diversity, innovation and scope of artistry for more than 60 years.

Music and art along with a cornucopia of gourmet food, beer and wine, Yoga paddle boarding and more — the art festival transforms Sausalito into a village of artistic expression and community. The amazing thing is that it takes over 1,000 volunteers to keep this festival alive and moving!

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Photo/Amy Hart

Photo/Amy Hart

Celebrating its 64th year, the Sausalito Art Festival has a year-long juried selection process that ensures that the  vitality of the festival is infused with a blend of artistic media and excellent artists – a good mix of returning and new artists.

Take a look at the 2016 exhibiting artists.

Motion 1 by Anna Choi

Motion 1 by Anna Choi

One of my favorites is Anna Choi from Oakland, whose artwork reached out to me with her dynamic use of color. She produces 2-D Media, paintings, prints and rugs.

Anna talked about her artwork. “My paintings come directly from my imagination, as inspired by nature, culture and everyday life. They are related in a spontaneous, intuitive, impromptu and frequently experimental process.

“My work begins with a single brush, single stroke, unfolds through a journey of self-discovery and culminates in a rich and energetic visual experience. Importantly, I have found true joy, passion and expression through my work. My work reflects emotional value, rich textures and cohesive composition. It means a lot to share my experience and experimentation. ”

Motion 2 by Anna Choi

Motion 2 by Anna Choi

She explained how she works with color.

“I love mixing tons of colors. All these vibrant, rich hues inspire me to create something new spontaneously, a sense of joy. It’s magical. It’s intuitive by simply observing shapes and forms. I explore and use bold colors with many layers often experimenting with different medium.” Anna Choi has exhibited at the Sausalito Art Festival for seven years and has sold quite a few pieces. She says she likes it because there is such a diverse audience and because her work makes a statement and is visually stimulating, people come to understand the process. You can find Anna Choi in Booth #200 and visit her website.



Fine art, music, food, and wine come together Labor Day weekend for one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country. The Sausalito Art Festival, America’s Premiere Waterfront Art Festival, is held annually on Labor Day Weekend. Details here.

The 64th Annual Sausalito Art Festival will be held Sept. 3-5, 2016.


  • , Sept. 3 – 10am – 7pm
  • , Sept. 4 – 10am – 7pm
  • , Sept. 5 – 10am – 5pm


  • General Admission – $25
  • Seniors (62 & over) – $20
  • Children (6-12) – $5
  • Children under 6 – FREE

Tickets are available online or onsite at the Festival. Please pay heed to the Festival Policies.

How to get there and where to park.

Gourmet Food provided by Sausalito nonprofit organizations. Support your community!

  • Greek Gyros – Sausalito Women’s Club – $10
  • Heavenly Shrimp Cocktail – St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church: – $10
  • Point Reyes Oysters (Raw or Barbequed)Sausalito Chamber of Commerce: – $3 per oyster or $15 for a half dozen
  • Pulled Pork Sliders Christ Episcopal Church:–$10 for 2 sliders
  • Tacos (Gourmet) -Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian)- Sausalito on the Waterfront Foundation: – $9 – $10
  • Turkey Legs, Gourmet Sausages & Franks The Sausalito Lions Club: – $7-$12
  • Sausalito Crab Cakes – Sausalito Nursery School: $10 – $13
  • Soft Ice Cream – Artists Teaching Art: – $5
  • Waterfront Favorite Fish & Chips Galilee Harbor:– $6 – $10




Main Stage

  • 12-1pm:  Charlie Musselwhite (blues)
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Blind Boys of Alabama (gospel)
  • 3-4:30pm:  Squirrel Nut Zippers (jazz/swing)
  • 5-6pm:  Monophonics (r&b/soul)

Artist Stage

  • 11am-12:30pm: Vardo Gypsy Jazz (flamenco/jazz)
  • 1-3pm:  Marie-Louise and The Humdingers (jazz/blues)
  • 3:30-5:30pm:  One Grass Two Grass (bluegrass)


Main Stage

  • 12-1:00pm:  Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Zepparella (All female Led Zeppelin tribute)
  • 3-4pm:  Unauthorized Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)
  • 4:30-6pm:  Stayin’ Alive – A Bee Gee’s Tribute (Bee Gee’s tribute)

Artist Stage

  • 11am-12:30pm: Romanza (classical)
  • 1-3pm:  Deborah Winters Group (jazz/standards)
  • 3:30-5:30pm:  Beyond Standard Jazz (jazz)


Main Stage

  • 12-1:15pm:  Edgar Winter (blues/rock)
  • 2-3:15pm:  Todd Rundgren (rock/pop)
  • 3:45-5pm:  The Zombies (rock)

Artist Stage

  • 11-12:30pm:  Bob Culbertson (jazz/world)
  • 1-2:30pm:  Carbe and Durand (jazz/flamenco)
  • 3-5 pm:  The Dixie Giants (Dixieland jazz)
By |2016-09-07T12:36:14-08:00August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Fireworks on the Bay

It’s an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Sausalito!

How can you not love it that they even have a parade  with floats, bands, classic cars, clowns, acrobats, dancers and more. The Parade starts at Second and Main Streets and ends at Dunphy Park for the picnic. (July 4th falls on a Monday this year.)


  • Parade!

Noon – 4pm

  • Time to picnic and party with the whole family at Dunphy Park
  • Live Music & Dancing
  • Tug of War
  • The traditional Egg Toss
  • Picnic Lunch provided by Sausalito Rotary Club and Galilee Harbor

6:30pm – 9:30pm

  • Live Music in Gabrielson Park (about a half mile from Dunphy Park)
  • Fireworks should start shortly after 9.

Logistics: Our Sausalito’s website suggests arriving at least three hours before the fireworks, recommends best viewing venues and advises about parking.

By |2016-07-03T12:42:02-08:00June 26th, 2016|0 Comments
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