Spring Fest Fundraiser at Recess Collective

Our first annual fundraiser is shaping up to be an awesome afternoon of family fun.

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1-5pm.

Tickets include an afternoon with live music, face painting, play, food & drink and a raffle.

Proceeds will go toward offering subsidized memberships to families in need, enhancing the playspace with additional interactive exhibits, and bringing in local artists and musicians.

  • The Schedule!
    - Local musician, Charity Kahn, will play from 3:30-415.
    - Miss Nicki will be doing face painting 2-4:30pm
    - Pumpspotting will be on site with their 40 foot RV featuring breastfeeding amenities
    - The Playspace will be open for free play,
    - Art activities and sensory play available throughout the afternoon.

  • Raffle!
    Enter for your chance to win prizes from local businesses & restaurants, such as Messy Art Lab, Gift Certificate to Monkei Miles, Tunnel Records prize pack, a weekend in Sea Ranch.

  • Food and drink will also be available from our neighborhood local businesses!

Grab your tickets while they’re still available, $15


Tickets are limited.
Purchase yours here:


Can’t make it, but would like to support the cause?

Charity is an incredible musician, member of the Recess Collective, and human being. She’ll be playing her positive, uplifting originals starting at 3:30.

Charity is an incredible musician, member of the Recess Collective, and human being. She’ll be playing her positive, uplifting originals starting at 3:30.

At the event, join pumpspotting  to get  #onboardforbreastfeeding ! follow the  #breastexpress , a 40-foot RV nursing & pumping suite! learn more at .

At the event, join pumpspotting to get #onboardforbreastfeeding! follow the #breastexpress, a 40-foot RV nursing & pumping suite! learn more at

Family Yoga - Healthy From the Start | Member Benefit

Twice weekly, join us for playspace yoga —Mondays 11-1130 and Thursdays at 430pm— a wonderful, playful activity filled with both creative partner and individual poses.  Inspiration comes from animals to create an interactive introduction to yoga for your 1 to 4 year olds and their loving parents/family members. This time of being present without expectations is a sweet gift and a huge bonding opportunity for families.    

A child's job in this song-and play-filled activity is to explore and learn through observation, modeling and repetition. Grown-ups are there to connect, model mindfulness and have fun.  

While not nearly as serene as your typical yoga class, parent and child yoga at Recess introduces the same mental and physical benefits as other yoga activities: peace of mind, relaxation, and increased bodily strength and flexibility.

Like all of our playspace activities, Family yoga is a great way to break away from feeling over-scheduled, stressed-out, and just plain busy.


Free for Members!  

Nonmembers may join by booking a playspace pass.

Celebrating 10 years of business - play, community and wellness

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Thanks to the wonderful families in the Potrero Hill neighborhood (and beyond!), Recess Urban Recreation is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year! Join us in celebrating 10 years of community, play, and education at our facility. The party happens Saturday, May 19th from 9am-12pm.

The event will include snacks and drinks, live music entertainment (including Charity of the JAMband and Glenda Bates), face painting, crafts, a photobooth, and even mini massages. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all and thank the community for all the support of our small business these last 10 years. 

Suggested Donation: $10/person. You can preregister online or pay at the door!   All funds go to help build the newly formed Recess Collective.  

Thank you to our event sponsor, Help a Mother Out, and to Backspace for their in kind donation.

Refreshments include:
- Bare Snacks
- Pizza from Goat Hill Pizza
- Sandwiches from Hazel's Kitchen
- The Plant Cafe Organic will be sampling their vegan banana bread and signature fresh juices.
- refreshments sponsored by STEMful San Francisco

Raffle prices include:
- Almanac San Francisco Taproom gift certificate
- BookTree gift certificate
- Provender Coffee gift card
- Radiant Workspaces day passes


Family Dance (babywearing) Class & Family Happy Hour!

Groovaroo Babywearing & Family Dance Class

Hosted by Recess & SF Mama Koala

Rooted in soul line dancing, this low impact dance class is fun, engaging, and focused on community building! Connect you, your baby, family, and friends together!

2 Trial Classes at Recess coming up - Friday 2/9 at 2:30pm & Saturday 2/10 at 10:30am


Infants must be worn forward facing in. Toddlers can be back carried.

Perfect for: pregnant women, new parents, grandparents, siblings (please use your best judgment based on sibling e.g. age whether an additional adult is needed).

SF trial pricing:  $14 member family /$18 nonmember family (regular price $18 members/$24 non members). Pricing is for the whole family! partners and siblings encouraged to attend!

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water and a baby carrier: Stretchy wrap (Moby Mei Tei) or soft structured carrier (Ergo, Tula). No Ring Slings please.

About Anthea Yugawa, Instructor:  I am passionate about dancing and enjoy music from various genres. I was inspired to become a certified GroovaRooTM  teacher after having my daughter in June 2015. This is a perfect way to blend my enthusiasm for dancing while connecting with my daughter and other parents and families. I am CPR certified and have my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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Friday, 2/9 2:30 pm

  • 2:30-3:20.  Family Dance Class

  • 3-6pm.  Churn Urban Creamery will have a pop-up shop featuring homemade ice cream (yum!). 

  • 3-6pm.  Stay after class for a Family Happy Hour in the playspace!

More about Churn Urban Creamery


Churn Urban Creamery is a pop up ice cream company based in San Francisco. We focus on farm fresh ice cream flavors, even growing some of the ingredients in our own backyard urban farm. We scoop up an eggless dairy ice cream as well as vegan options, all made from scratch and pasteurized in house. We are a husband and wife duo, and are planning our first storefront in the Portola Neighborhood.

More about SFMamaKoala


SFMamaKoala is a family how-to guide to fun in San Francisco

Saturday, 2/10 10:30 am class

Stay after class for a Family Happy Hour in the Recess playspace! Stay energized and hydrated with Bare Snacks and Purely Drinks.

  • Class 10:30-11:20

  • Bare Snacks 10am - 12pm. Bare Snacks will be on-site with samples of their coconut, banana, fuji apple, & cinnamon apple chips. 

  • Purely Drinks 10am - 1pm. Purely Drinks will have a pop-up shop to sample and vend their all-natural drinking vinegar/shrub infused with fresh fruit and organic ingredients.

More about Bare Snacks


Simplicity: less is more, in snacking and beyond

Goodness: our snacks must taste good and be good for you, and it matters that we respect the earth and others in the process

Being real: we bake what nature makes without trying to ‘fix’ imperfections, and everything you need to know is on the bag

Living life fully: it’s the little things that bring the most joy to everyday life

More about Purely Drinks


Inspired by thousand-year old tradition of vinegar making combined with a modern approach. Drinking vinegar is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years, an elixir due to its known health benefits.

Enjoy Purely with sparkling water as a refreshing alcohol-free beverage or paired with fine spirits as a crafted cocktail/mocktail.