March 19, 2019


East Coast Reunion: Blues in Brooklyn

Saturday, March 30, 2019

6-8 pm

One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY

Living in New York, visiting New York, or reside close by? You and your guest are invited to join Mark Salkind, Cathleen Sheehan and Riley Maddox for a reception at One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. This is Mark's final alumni reunion before he retires as head of school in June, so please come by to say hello - and goodbye! RSVP here - we can't wait to see you!


Earth, Wind & Urban

Annual Auction Benefitting Urban's Financial Aid Program 

Friday, March 22, 2019

6:30-11 pm

Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, SF

Put on your boogie shoes and join Friday for the Earth, Wind & Urban Auction at Bimbo's! The lineup includes cocktails, dinner and dancing to 70s hits with the Mustache Harbor - Yacht Rock Explosion band, a special performance by Urban's Bebop Combo and the live auction. This is our only financial aid fundraising event of the year. Get your tickets!


Can't make the event? Then the online auction is just the ticket! You can bid on items such as gift certificates to Nopa and Sports Basement, amazing wines, and getaways to Sun Valley and Sonoma. And shop our Urban Kitchen for homemade cookies, cakes and home brew! There's something at every price point. The online auction runs until March 26.

The 2017-18 Annual Report is now online!

We are so grateful to all our alumni who supported the school last year, whether through financial giving, volunteering or attending an Urban event. More than
500 alums came back to Urban last year for a reunion, event, program or just to visit.


Thank you for being part of our Urban community!

All-Community Event Honoring Mark Salkind

Sunday, May 5, 2019

1 - 4 pm
All alums are invited to join us to celebrate Mark Salkind's retirement after 32 years as Urban's Head of School. Watch your email for more information, and *Mark* your calendar!


Sophomore > Junior Class Days

We are pausing our Sophomore Class Days and visits to alum places of business this year, but will bring back the program in Spring 2020 as Junior Class Days! If you have questions or would like to sign up as a host next year, please email us.  


Earth, Wind and Urban Auction

Friday, March 22

6:30-11 pm

Bimbo's 365 Club

Get your tickets here

East Coast Reunion

Saturday, March 30

6-8 pm

Brooklyn, NY

One Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

RSVP here

All-Community Celebration Honoring Mark Salkind

Sunday, May 5 

1-4 pm

Urban School

Please join us as we honor Mark Salkind and his incredible 32 years as Head of School at Urban.




Urban Film Festival

Friday, April 5

6 pm

Page Campus Gumption Theater

One Acts Festival

May 22-25 

Wednesday: 4:30 pm

Thursday-Saturday: 7 pm

Page Campus Gumption Theater

Circus Class Performance 

Tuesday, June 4

Performances at 11:45 am-12:30 pm, 4-5 pm, and 7-8 pm

Page Campus Gumption Theater

Class of 2019 Graduation 

Friday, June 7

11 am

Stern Grove Park, San Francisco


Urban Alumni In the News 

Former Urban science teacher Allan Ridley and his wife Helen will be honored at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens annual Garden Feast on Wednesday, May 22, for their lifelong service to and support of youth in the community, as well as their longtime commitment to the Gardens. Get your tickets here to the luncheon, featuring a keynote from Project Drawdown founder and alum parent Paul Hawken.

Photo by Susan Merrell

Eve Ekman ('90) traveled to Davos, Switzerland, for the recent World Economic Forum. As Director of Training for UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, Eve shared how world leaders can find happiness, commit to a purpose, and make peace with stress. Read the piece here

Musician Logan Ledger ('08) will go on tour in May following the recent release of two singles. Produced by T Bone Burnett, these songs are described by the label as "a darkly toned take on country music." The singles precede an as-yet untitled album to be released next year. Listen on Spotify.


For questions about BluesNotes or other alumni communications please email us.


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