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  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Off Campus

Join alumni and friends for a walking tour of the city.

Mission, Murals and More   

Join Sharon Traeger ’73, San Francisco tour guide, on a guided walk through the Mission district. After our walk, we'll enjoy lunch (optional) at an Indian restaurant nearby.

RSVP for the walk and/or lunch by emailing the alumni office with the names of people attending the walk, and the count of who will be joining us for lunch so that we may provide a final count to the restaurant staff.

All ages are invited, and strollers are welcome, so bring your family or a friend!

Walking tour

We’ll begin our walk at 10 a.m. in front of the murals at Bartlett and 22nd Streets (see map below). From there, we will walk toward the south Mission and Balmy Alley. Along the way, we’ll learn about the history of the Mission, early and recent murals, the artists, and Precita Eyes, the center for teaching mural-making to the community.

Our walk will be on level streets and cover nearly three miles. We plan on taking the bus mid-tour to save time and energy. (Fare for that Bryant Street bus #27 is $2.25 per person; $1 for seniors.) Among our destinations: Balmy Alley, the Women’s Building, and St. Peters Church.


After the walk, we will enjoy a group lunch near the Mission, at Alhamra, with opportunities for fellowship and networking with other Calvin alumni there. Alhamra is a family-friendly, reasonably-priced Indian restaurant with vegetarian options. Please RSVP to the email address above.


Please note: We will end our walk about 1 mile from the beginning (parking garage), but near BART and the bus lines.

Sharon recommends parking on streets near Bartlett and 22nd (free street parking, if available), or at the Mission Bartlett Garage (3255 21st St.).


Home to many immigrant groups over the years, the San Francisco Mission is a vibrant, activist, outspoken community, still evolving today. Since the 1970’s, artists have been transforming the streets of the Mission with colorful murals. These works of art provide opportunities for the community to showcase their identity and points of view in a public setting. The murals are continually evolving, replaced with new messages (political, environmental, memorial, and community) and new causes.

All times local.


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  • Bartlett and 22nd Streets
  • San Francisco, CA
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