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Day Tour to Alcatraz with YCSF + viewing of @Large by Ai Weiwei - SOLD OUT

Join YCSF on an excursion to one of San Francisco's iconic landmarks - "The Rock" and visit Ai Weiwei's exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz.

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Meeting Place: Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33 on the Embarcadero in SF

Meeting Time: 11 am, depart for Alcatraz at 11:30am

Come Join Us for a Guided Tour of Alcatraz!

When is the last time that you’ve visited Alcatraz?

Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud helped to establish the island's notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.

Many people, though, are unaware of the wealth of other stories to be learned on the island. Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, marine wildlife, and thousands of roosting and nesting sea birds. Civil War-era buildings dotting the island give insight into the 19th century when the island served as both a harbor defense fort and a military prison. You can also see visible reminders of the American Indian Occupation that started in 1969 after the prison closed, highlighting an important milestone in the American Indian rights movement.

Furthemore, use this opportunity to visit Ai Weiwei's exhibition "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" which ends on April 26, 2015. For more information, see HERE. 

Come experience the beauty, history, art and infamy of Alcatraz on the San Francisco Bay. You'll be astounded by what you learn and see.


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