Upcoming Events

    • October 13, 2016
    • December 14, 2017
    • 14 sessions
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center
    • 25

    Members are encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings held on the second Thursday of every month starting at 7:00 pm at the Center (unless otherwise noted). No meeting will be held in June, 2017

    A team dinner will be served at 6:30pm so that we may start the meeting at 7pm. Please rsvp to president@idesst.org if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough food for the team dinner.

    You can join the meeting remotely on your computer by clicking on this link: Join meeting: idesst-monthly

    REGULAR AND ANNUAL MEETING Section 4.02 Regular meetings shall be held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m., unless such day falls on a legal holiday, in which event the regular meeting for that month shall be held at the same hour and place on the next available day. 

    The last meeting of each calendar year shall be known as the annual meeting. At such annual meetings, Directors and officers shall be elected, reports of the affairs of the Corporation shall be considered, and other business may be transacted which are within the powers of the members.

    • February 03, 2017
    • December 01, 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center



    When: This event is usually held the First Friday of every month from 6:00-9:30 pm. Please note that NO events are held in January or July or in September due to the Labor Day holiday.

    Who: IDESST members and their guests 

    What: We’d like to invite you to a fun, potluck and a few hours of camaraderie, refreshing beverages, and delectable nibbles.

    Beverages will be available at the bar for all members at our new, and quite reasonable member prices.


    • June 04, 2017
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

    For the past 128 years – dating back to 1886, even before Sausalito was incorporated – Sausalito’s Portuguese-American community has held an annual Festa do Espírito Santo, or Festival of the Holy Spirit, on Pentecost Sunday. The Festival honors both the Holy Spirit and the memory of Portugal’s Queen Isabel, who was known for her generosity and devotion to the poor.


    The day includes a parade, complete with Queens from the Sausalito Portuguese Hall and sister halls in the Bay Area, a special Mass, a traditional lunch of “Sopas e Carne,” and dancing.


    Festa Schedule

    All of these activities are open to the public and we hope you will join us. There is no need to make reservations – simply show up on June 4th.


    10:45 am — Parade assembly in front of IDESST Hall 

    11:00 am — Parade departs for march to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church (180 Harrison Ave.) 

    11:00 am — First Sopas lunch seating at the IDESST Hall — seating open to general public on a first-come basis 

    11:30 am — Mass at Star of the Sea Church 12:30 pm After mass, parade procession departs Star of the Sea Church to return to the IDESST Hall. The procession pauses briefly at Plaza Viña del Mar Fountain on Bridgeway for the playing of national anthems of the United States and Portugal. 

    1:25 pm — Ceremony in front of the IDESST Hall for the release of the white dove, representing the Holy Spirit, and the playing of the Festa hymn, “Alva Pomba” (“White Dove”) 

    1:35 pm — Second lunch seating at the IDESST Hall. 

    The Queens and parade participants will be given identifying wristbands and receive preferential seating. Those without wristbands will be seated on a space-available basis, after all parade participants are accommodated. Additional seatings will be arranged following the second seating. 

    2:30 pm — Lusitania Band of the North Bay performs 


    • July 04, 2017
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

    The IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center will be proudly represented again in this year's City of Sausalito's July 4th parade. Members are invited to join our Queens, Officers and Directors in the parade this Independence Day.

    Check here again for updates.


    • August 13, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

    Join us for our traditional beef BBQ from the Island of Madeira. Face painting, games for Children and other amusements.

    Tickets required. Check back for details.




    • December 03, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

    A family favorite returns. Festa de Natal (Christmas Party) will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, starting at 4:00pm. All Sausalito Hall members and guests are invited to this wonderful, fun-filled family event, including children's activities and festivities. Perhaps Pai Natal will make an appearance.  

    Tickets required.


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IDESST SAUSALITO 
PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Main: 415.331.5925
Rentals: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353

General Email: info@idesst.org
Rental Email:
 rental@idesst.org


Queen Isabel

Photo | © Diane Dias

The Story of
Queen Isabel

In the late 13th century during a severe famine throughout Portugal, a compassionate Queen Isabel was determined to help her starving subjects. Legend has it that during her efforts she was confronted by the very harsh King Diniz while crossing the royal courtyard with crown jewels (in some versions of the story it was bread) hidden in her apron.

The King asked the Queen what she was carrying in her apron, and she responded “roses” although it was mid-winter and none were blooming. But when her apron was opened for the king’s inspection, the jewels had been miraculously converted to roses. The miracle allowed the Queen to continue to sell her jewelry to feed the starving Portuguese population.

IDESST SAUSALITO 
PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Main: 415.331.5925
Rentals: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353

General Email: info@idesst.org
Rental Email:
 rental@idesst.org


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