July News

Summer means Independence Day and fireworks and where better to view them, than at Farley’s Safe and Sane Firework Show on 18th Street! Come join us for what we hope to be the biggest show ever thanks to generous neighborhood contributions. Please donate at the cafe to support this community event!

Summer also means a new menu at Farley’s East with Matcha officially now on the drinks menu. In the kitchen we’ve added back the Torta, Fiesta Salad, and have a few new items: Nutella Toast, BLTA, Korean Chicken Salad, and fruit biscuit in the mornings.

Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Claire Smith

Claire grew up in the UK. She studied painting and printmaking at Falmouth University, graduating in 1991 with a BA Honors degree in Fine Arts. Since then she has lived in southern Norway for a large part of her life, where she worked as an artist and art teacher. Claire has exhibited her work in various locations — in the UK, Norway and USA. She currently resides in Oakland, California.

Claire works primarily with acrylics on canvas, taking inspiration from her direct surroundings. Currently her work is based on her new urban environment, in the Bay Area. Excited by the interplay of architecture, light and shadows. Finding beauty in the spaces between buildings.

“I feel drawn to spaces which initially look empty, but as you look deeper more colours and tones reveal themselves. The quiet moments in the busy city.” 

Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: Teachers of Oakland

Teachers of Oakland uses storytelling to amplify teachers, unearth empathy, and inspire action in our community.

At Teachers of Oakland, we believe…
…that the narrative around teachers must shift, and the culture around public education must evolve to one based in empathy and gratitude. We imagine a world in which teachers are respected, valued, and supported in ways that help them sustainably teach students and grow in their own careers. We imagine a community in which we operate from a baseline of compassion – toward teachers and toward each other. Teachers of Oakland is on a mission toward this societal shift, and the first step is getting proximate. You may not all be able to come to the teacher, but we can bring teachers to you. We have to connect with them on a human level, and we must show them our gratitude in meaningful ways.

Ultimately, the goal is to shift unjust educational systems and policies to meaningfully support teachers while shifting the culture and context in which we all operate in society. At Teachers of Oakland, we believe the road to this systems change starts with a human connection.

We amplify district and charter school Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, and we invite the community to nominate teachers who should be amplified. And we do it all with compassion and humility around our teachers.

Farley’s East Featured Roaster: Wild Goose Coffee Roasters

Our story began in 2008 with a love for people, community, and a great cup of coffee. From the early days of serving French-Pressed coffee at the local farmer’s market, we’ve been committed to using our craft to give back—every pound of coffee sold provides 10 pounds of food to local food banks.Whether you are a seasoned barista or just starting your journey into specialty coffee, we have a coffee for everyone. Using our vintage Probat roaster, we highlight the sweet and smooth characteristics of each coffee while maintaining their complex flavor profiles.  We roast the old-fashioned way: In small batches, nothing automated, each bag filled by hand.

Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Tom Murray

I moved to Potrero Hill in 1980 from the outer Richmond District, and continually had an interest in the surrounding neighborhoods. I’ve always been fascinated with industrial type photos and was enamored with the spirit of what I affectionately dubbed, “The Industrial Wasteland”. The variety of building types, colors, shapes, and textures called out to me as a frozen moment in time through my lens. My adventures in these neighborhoods have been a real source of intrigue and I hope to continue to follow the process as the buildings and neighborhoods grow and change with new life and vitality.

Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Jeanne Storck

Jeanne Storck is a writer, content strategist and collector of vintage found photos. She’s had two previous shows at Farley’s drawn from her collection. This show will be a display of photo booth photos. These fascinating mini images capture their subject’s personality as they strike a pose in the privacy of the booth — laughing, somber, sullen, sweet — all the different moods reveal themselves.

Farley’s Events

Farley’s SF

Thursday, July 4: The Farley’s Safe and Sane Fireworks Show at 8:30ish! This annual tradition is a Potrero Hill community favorite not to be missed!

Sunday, July 7: Live music by Night Argent an alternative rock band from Pasco, WA and Richlove a southern pop band from Nashville, TN, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 10: Art opening for local artist Tom Murray, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Thursday, July 11: Live music by Ocean Shore Railroad, performing originals and select covers from the 1960’s to the present, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Friday, July 12: Stand up comedy with MC Sergio Novoa, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 17: Live music by Karaj Lost Coast (acoustic folkin’ rock): karaj is a California bay area songwriter with a taste for spare arrangements and insightful lyrics, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Thursday, July 18: Live music by James Everett, an R&B, Jazz and pop singer and performer, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Saturday, July 20: Live music by Marc Maynon and CD Onofrio, performing folk music, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 24: Live music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Farley’s SF is looking for nonprofits and artists to display in the window boxes. If you’re interested, please email darby@farleyscoffee.com.

Farley’s East is looking for nonprofits and artists to display in the window boxes and the walls. If you’re interested, please email bianca@farleyscoffee.com.