Join BORP’s Adventures & Outings Program for a virtual audio-described tour of the De Young’s exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.
At the time of Kahlo’s death in 1954, a treasure trove of the artist’s personal items—including jewelry, clothing, and prosthetics—were locked away. Fifty years later, these belongings were unsealed and are on view for the first time on the West Coast at the de Young Museum.
Discover what these objects reveal about their iconic owner by joining docent Karen Libby who will explore Frida’s life through the personal objects and artwork in the exhibition.
The tour takes place on March 8th, 10:30am to 12pm.
Call Lori at 510-843-4398 for more information (please call after 10am).
Space is limited.
Caption: Frida Kahlo Portrait. Image: Nickolas Muray, “Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán,” 1939. Color carbon print, 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (27.3 x 40 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of George and Marie Hecksher in honor of the tenth anniversary of the new de Young museum. 2018.68.1. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives
Birding is the ideal Covid-friendly activity. You can do it from home; you can be indoors or outdoors; it’s free, and, best of all, it’s FUN!
BORP is excited to announce the launch of our accessible birding program. It will include: birding seminars; guided hikes; and we’ll have some birding equipment for loan. Contact Bonnie at email@example.com for more information.
On Zoom: Sit Fit – Mondays getting you down? Join our new online instructor and former paralympic athlete, Nathan Perkins, EdD, ACSM-CIFT, for a 30-minute workout that will help you ease into the week.
Sit Fit is a combination of stretches, strength and cardio exercises all done in a seated position with or without weights. Great for all levels of fitness. Starts Monday, March 15 at 4pm on Zoom.
Outside: The Fitness Lab – Ready to take your fitness outside? Join Instructor Brent Kobs, PT, DPT, CSCS for The Fitness Lab. This high intensity class is designed to help people of all disabilities and ability levels develop their movement capacity through experimentation.
Classes held at BORP Cycling Center, Wednesdays 4pm-5pm. Class size limited. Strict Covid safety precautions observed.
Both classes are funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and designed for people with spinal cord injuries, but open to all. For more information, contact Cynthia@borp.org. Check out instructor bios here.
Finally, there’s some good news on the virus front! The decline in cases and hospitalizations, along with the steady increase in vaccinations, is giving us real hope of returning to our full menu of sports and recreation programming. My hope is that we’ll be back into the gym sometime this summer. But as we have all learned, nothing about this virus is predictable. Still, all of us at BORP can’t help being excited at the prospect of returning to play!
We’re also excited about several activities that we’re adding to our spring schedule. Our new kayaking program at Aquatic Park will be launched in April. We’re adding several new outdoor and online fitness classes, and BORP’s new birding program is already up and running.
So, even though we’ll have to live with the restrictions of the pandemic for some time longer, BORP still has a lot to offer. We hope you’ll join us!
2021 marks 45 years since BORP’s founding! On June 9th, 2021, we will celebrate this incredible milestone with our 45th Anniversary Event--to be held online. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
We’re also pleased to announce that we will be holding the 2021 Revolution Ride, Roll & Stroll in Santa Rosa on Saturday September 18! We’re planning a live event as well as virtual options. Save the date; we can’t wait to see you there!!
More details on both events coming soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.