When and Where

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

Doors open at 5 PM Ritual begins at 6 PM.
Come early to view the altars, hear pre-ritual music and listen to the Names of the Beloved Dead.


Via public transit

Personalized directions are available from 511.org

The best way to get to YBCA is by public transit. And transit riders get discounted admission to our galleries!

Bus: Most downtown bus lines have stops on Market, Mission or 4th Streets within three blocks’ walking distance from YBCA. Suggested routes:
  • From the western neighborhoods, take the 5, 31, or 38 lines to Market and 3rd Streets, one block from YBCA.
  • From the South of Market (SOMA) area, take the 8, 14, 30 or 45 line to 3rd and Mission Streets.
  • From the southern neighborhoods (Visitacion Valley to Mission Bay), take the Metro T line to Montgomery station, about two blocks from YBCA.
  • From the northern neighborhoods (Marina to Chinatown), take the 30 or 45 inbound and stop at 5th and Market Streets, about three blocks from YBCA.

Metro (subway): All Metro lines (J, K, L, M, N, and T) are available from either the Powell or Montgomery Stations, about two blocks from YBCA along Market Street.

Cable Cars and Street Cars: The famous Cable Cars on the Powell/Hyde and Powell/Mason lines’ turnaround at Hallidie Plaza (Market and Powell Streets) are about three blocks from YBCA. The F-line historic street cars stop at 3rd and Market Streets, one block from YBCA.


There is no on-site parking at YBCA or within Yerba Buena Gardens, but there are close-by solutions.

Street parking:
Most available curbside parking is metered or restricted by residential permit. Many metered spots are marked by yellow commercial zoning, meaning private vehicles may not legally park before 6 PM. Other metered spots have strictly-enforced time limits, some which will subject your vehicle to towing. If you do choose to park on the street, please observe the posted restrictions, including temporarily-placed ones to be sure you do not get cited or have your vehicle removed. For your safety, we also suggest you do not leave any items of any value where they are visible from your car windows.

Find metered parking availability: SFPark

There are two large municipal parking garages within a block of YBCA: the Fifth & Mission/Yerba Buena Garage and the Moscone Center Garage.

There are many other privately-operated parking lots and garages at a wide variety of rates and hours.

Private parking locators:

Note: inclusion of parking locator services is for information purposes only does not in any way represent an endorsement by YBCA.

  • 2016 Intention

    In the Presence of our Beloved Dead, we dance, create community and wield Love to effect change.

  • Admission

    This ritual is Bay Area Reclaiming’s largest fundraiser for the year, and supports many of our other activities, courses, ritual, and resources.

    Tickets must be purchased from the YBCA Box Office –Visit the TICKETS page on this site for details.

    Donor - Suggested Donation $120.00*

    Supporter – Suggested Donation $60.00*

    Regular Admission – $25.00*

    Special Needs – $18.00*

    Youth (12-17) – $18.00*

    Senior (65+) – $18.00*

    Children under 12 years old are welcomed at no charge with a paid admission

    In keeping with our Principles of Unity, sponsorship for those with a lack of funds is encouraged.


  • When and where

    The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Mission Street in San Francisco.

    Doors open at 5 PM. Ritual starts Promptly at 5:30 PM We encourage you to arrive between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM so you can view the altars, hear the prelude music, and listen as the names of the Beloved Dead are read aloud.

    The Ritual begins promptly at 5:30 PM

  • Photography on this site

    Clicking on photographs will bring up a larger version. Please do not use the images you find on this site without permission. We are grateful to the amazing photographers who have allowed us to use their work here, please visit them online at:

    Richard Man, ImageCraft

    Michael Rauner Photography

    Michael Starkman Photography