Now thru October – WWII Reenactors at Ft. McDowell
Volunteer WWII Reenactors in period attire share stories about Angel Island’s role in WWII, Saturdays from 11am-2:30pm, at the Chapel or Guard House (aka East Garrison Visitor Center). Take a free Ft. McDowell walking tour (when staff available). For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
September 20th & 21st – Gateway to the Pacific
A Living History event depicting Angel Island and its role in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars of 1899-1902. Featuring historic re-enactors interpreting the lives of soldiers and civilians of the time. Event historians will be on hand from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Camp Reynolds to discuss details of the war, exhibit equipment, weapons, and demonstrate original hand-crank sewing machines and other home crafts of the era. For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
September 24th – Whole Foods Market 5% Day in Support of Angel Island
Angel Island Conservancy has been selected as the featured non-profit for Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day, otherwise known as “5% Day,” where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization.
You can support the Conservancy by shopping at Whole Foods Market, Mill Valley – Miller Avenue location, from 8am – 8pm. Please be sure to share this with family, friends and co-workers. We appreciate your support and the generous support of Whole Foods Market!
September 27th – National Public Lands Day
NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2011, 170,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources. Visit the National Public Lands Day site for helpful tips and resources on how to get involved or call 202-261-6478.
October 10th thru 13th – Fleet Week
Enjoy the celebration honoring the men and women of our nation’s armed forces with the best viewing spot in the Bay Area – Angel Island! Watch the Parade of Ships, feel the roar of the Blue Angels’ jet engines as they soar over Mt. Livermore . Visit the official Fleet Week site for the calendar of events.
November 8th & 9th – “Holidays on the Home Front” at Fort McDowell
Join us at Angel Island’s Fort McDowell (aka East Garrison), from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn how the Army helped soldiers and their families celebrate the holidays while stationed on the island during World War II. Visitors will have the opportunity to make 1940s style Christmas decorations to take home, and enjoy refreshments in the East Garrison Chapel and Guard House. Visit with re-enactors portraying World War II soldiers and civilians, write a holiday letter to our brave service men and women, or get your weekend pass typed up while you are here! The event is free and will happen rain or shine. For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
December 4th – Angel Lights Countdown Benefit
Throughout the month of December, the “Angel Lights” shine from the top of Angel Island. Those lights may be “adopted” in turn providing support for the work of Angel Island Conservancy. For information call (415) 435-3972 or email.