KQED – Huckleberry Celebrates 50 Years Caring for Bay Area Youth

May 2, 2017  •  KQED

Huckleberry Youth Programs, the nation’s first shelter for runaways, opened its doors in 1967 as young people from across the country arrived in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. Huckleberry’s Haight-Ashbury residence became a home and support system for some of the new arrivals, who had fled their families and risked arrest for remaining on the streets. Fifty years later, Huckleberry has served more than 180,000 at-risk youth in San Francisco and Marin. We discuss the organization’s past and present work caring for Bay Area youth and families. Learn More →

May 13, 2017 is Flowers In Your Hair Day in San Francisco 

May 1, 2017  •  San Francisco Travel

Saturday, May 13, 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of the song “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).”  This mellow tune became the anthem of the Summer of Love in 1967 and continues to invite the world to come and meet “some gentle people with flowers in their hair.” The song and what it stands for will be celebrated throughout the city of San Francisco on May 13, 2017 as Flowers In Your Hair Day. Learn More →

Telegraph Avenue festival will celebrate Summer of Love anniversary

April 28, 2017  •  East Bay Times

BERKELEY — Telegraph Avenue was at the center of Bay Area events that changed the country 50 years ago. One of those events, the Summer of Love, will be celebrated on April 29, when four blocks of the iconic avenue, from Bancroft Way to Dwight Way, will be closed to cars and open to art, music, political action and a far-out 1960s vibe. Learn More →