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Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Museum SFV -Public Art Initiative - December 2nd -Holiday Art Auction and gathering - please join us

The Museum SFV and its Public Art Initiative program invites San Fernando Valley residents and guests to a special art, holiday and fundraising event at its new home on the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Please join us on Thursday, December 2nd from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm to experience it all!

It's a FREE event with FREE parking, but we would like you to come with a checkbook to purchase art and custom designed chairs from valley-based artists. Also, there will be terrific gift baskets to be raffled off and other art items for sale.

Snacks, beverages and a guest DJ will keep the event festive!

This will be your first opportunity to visit YOUR Museum of the San Fernando Valley before we officially open on December 3rd.  You will have a sneak peak at some of the outdoor exhibits and art sculptures that will turn The Museum SFV and The Rancho into a cultural destination!

Free parking will be through main Rancho entrance at 9015 Wilbur, enter through white gates and you will be directed to the southern parking areas.  ADA parking available with permit.

You may also park across the street in the southern portion of office building located at 18860 Nordhoff St. and then walk (CAREFULLY) across the street to the main Rancho entrance.

RSVP to:  

Cheri Norum or Richard Cryer  

Tel: 818-347-9665 

email: and 

It will an incredible, fun, creative and festive event -please bring a friend.

Please also consider becoming a Museum SFV member or donor.

Thank you.

Please note: 

Proof of Vaccination

Anyone entering The Museum SFV must show proof of vaccination.

The majority of the event will be held outdoors with plenty of room for social separation.

Before patrons can access the indoor portion of the business, upon the first interaction with staff, a covered location is required to check the patrons proof of full vaccination. For those patrons who appear to be 18 years of age or older, the business must cross check the proof of vaccination status with photo identification. Patrons attending large outdoor events have the option of providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entry.

One of the following options will demonstrate proof of vaccination:

    vaccination card issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental agency, such as the World Health Organization
    photocopy of a vaccination card or a photograph stored on a phone or electronic device
    personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California, or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction, or by a private company
    documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider

Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test
(Only For Medical /Religious Exemptions or Large Outdoor Events)

A printed document, email, or text message displayed on a phone from a test provider or laboratory that shows results of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Antigen COVID-19 test that was conducted within 72 hours before entry. The printed document, email, or text message must include the person’s name, type of test performed, date of the test, and negative test result.


A patron may be exempt from demonstrating proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering an indoor portion of a covered location if they are entitled to reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition, restriction, or a sincerely held religious belief. To be eligible for an exemption due to a medical condition or restriction, or a sincerely held religious belief, a patron must provide the covered location with a verbal self-attestation to qualify for the exemption.

If the covered location determines that the patron has met the exemption requirements, the patron should be directed to use an outdoor area. If an outdoor area is not available, the patron may be permitted to use an indoor area by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry and photo identification. Examples of a negative COVID-19 test result can be found in the L.A. County Visual Guidance Form for Negative COVID-19 Tests.

Additional Exemptions

    Brief use of indoor restrooms, brief pick up or drop off of food and other services, or performing necessary repairs

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

OKTOBER FESTIVAL Sunday, October 10th - Free Community Event; 12-6 pm; FREE; Northridge at The Rancho

Please enjoy and support the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce as it hosts this year:

What will be happening at the October Festival?

Outdoor Food and Brew Festival 

Date:         Sunday, October 10, 2021

Enjoy good times in the outdoors, listen to music, and a fun-filled atmosphere.Located at the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce on the grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Location: 9015 Wilbur Avenue, Northridge, 91324

(just south of Nordhoff, west side of street; enter through white main gate)

Time:       12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Enjoy this outdoor event on the 100-year-old tree-covered, historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte grounds.  Enjoy the sounds of local bands and dance to their music.  Eat some food from local restaurants.  Drink some beers from local breweries.   This festival provides entertainment and brings people together for common enjoyment!

General Parking is FREE!

VIP parking:  $20   (limited parking spaces available)

VIP parking is for one parking space with one entrance and exit only and is non-transferable. The Driver will check in at the VIP area located directly in front of the NVRCC Chamber office and will be presented a prepaid parking voucher.  

Please check-in prior to off-loading and exiting the vehicle. The vehicle must stay in assigned space throughout the duration of guest’s stay and may not be moved to an alternative location.  Exiting the parking space at any time will be considered a termination of VIP parking and may not be refunded, transferred or prorated.

VIP parking is for ONE vehicle only.  
VIP parking is NON-REFUNDABLE.  

VIP seating for 6 people:  $200   (limited tables available)

Reserve a table with 6 seats for you, your family and friends to enjoy good food, drinks, and music at the Oktober Festival.  Seating will be near the Cantina.  Your VIP seating will be for up to 6 guests.  Check in at the VIP area located directly in front of the NVRCC Chamber office and you will be presented with your table assignment. 

VIP seating is NON-REFUNDABLE.  

Front Row VIP seating for 10 people:  $400   (limited tables available)

Reserve a table with 10 seats for you, your family and friends in the front row to enjoy the good food, drinks, and music at the Oktober Festival.  Seating will be near the Cantina area.  Your VIP seating will be in the front row and for up to 10 guests.  Check in at the VIP area located directly in front of the NVRCC Chamber office and you will be presented with your table assignment.  

VIP seating is NON-REFUNDABLE.  

For more information, please contact Nancy at

Learn more about event and chamber at

Bring out family and friends and enjoy your day at this fun, community event!

Thank you.


October 23, 2021 - The 16th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar is back - Join us at USC and virtually

Please join YOUR Museum of the San Fernando Valley and other historic organizations at...

The 16th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar is back!


Date:            Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time:           10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:     Doheny Memorial Library
                     USC University Park Campus

Cost:             FREE EVENT (one of the best in the City of Los Angeles each year!)

Transit:        Take the Metro to the Expo line and stop at the USC station -                            walk right up to the library and enjoy strolling on the grounds of USC.

The 2021 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be a hybrid event that will be held both virtually and in-person. 

The day will include virtual programs with local authors, community leaders, and (of course) archivists; onsite presentations by Basement Tapes Day and Home Movie Day; and more than 40 exhibitors from all over Southern California that represent archive collections from local communities, academia, and cultural heritage organizations.

The Museum SFV plans to have a table at the event and participate in the virtual event.

This event is for all history lovers and anyone that wants to learn more about all of the terrific organizations throughout Los Angeles and southern CA that promote history and culture in the City of the Angels.

Congrats to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for opening Sept. 30, 2021

From The Museum SFV family, a hearty congratulations to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for opening in the historic museum row and on the grounds of the May Company property at northeast corner of Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Here is some overview information and a link for timed tickets:

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is a museum in Los Angeles, California constructed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is devoted to the history, science, and cultural impact of the film industry. 

With millions of artifacts and access to celebrity, this museum will become known throughout the world and will excite people who appreciate the history of film and entertainment.

Address: 6067 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Phone: (323) 930-3000
Opened: September 30, 2021
Architects: Renzo Piano, Kulapat Yantrasast
Owner: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Director: Bill Kramer (since 2019)
Public transit access: Wilshire & Fairfax (2023)
Collection size: over 13 million objects

Timed admission tickets to the Academy Museum are now on sale. Advance reservations must be made online. 

A ticket will be required to visit the Academy Museum’s exhibitions: Stories of Cinema, Hayao Miyazaki, The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, Backdrop: An Invisible Art, and The Pixar Toy Story 3D Zoetrope. The Oscars® Experience requires a special ticket, as do programs and screenings. 

The Museum offers a Academy Museum Store and Fanny’s restaurant and cafĂ©.

Reserve Tickets HERE

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sat. Sept. 18 2021 -PAI - The Museum SFV Fall Family Fun Festival - FREE 11:00am-4:00 - bring the family

The Public Art Initiative (PAI) of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to present our annual Fall Family Fun Festival.

This year it will be held on:

Date:    Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost:    FREE admission      (artwork and food will be for sale)

Location:  At The Museum SFV and PAI's new home at 18904 Nordhoff St. Northridge.

On the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte grounds (SW corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

Parking:  To be across the street at The Museum's previous home at 18860 Nordhoff St.

Please park on the south side parking lot. Volunteers will be available to direct traffic.

Visit Valley-based artist booths - buy some art and begin or expand your collection.

Event will have a food truck (12:00 - 200 pm).

Special arts and craft project for youth ($10.00 material fee) as well as another FREE arts and crafts section for children (all day). Registration on site okay too.  Limited number of participants based on time to create and dry artwork - really fun project to take home

Raffle prizes for all!

If you are an artist, contact us today for an Artist Registration packet:

Contact: The PAI or The Museum SFV at 818-347-9665

Email:    The PAI and The Museum SFV at:

Artist fees for participating and special art project may be paid in advance by clicking HERE.

Please spread the word and bring your family and friends to this fun event! 


View and purchase wonderful art at this event.

Thank you.

Richard Cryer, PAI Co-Chair

Michael Stevens, The Museum SFV