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.


    • April 29, 2017
    • The Pines Mansion, Sausalito

    Join us for an elegant FADO NIGHT at the Pines Mansion in Sausalito. A joint event of Youth Sailing Foundation, Sausalito Sister City, Cascais and IDESST.

    Proceeds benefit the Youth Sailing Exchange with Clube Naval in Cascais, Portugal.

     An Evening of Portuguese Fado featuring Fadistas Sandra Pinheiro Pacheco and David Silveira Garica returning from last year's Fado as well as Portuguese Petiscos and Wines. Fado is the national song of Portugal. The fado is intimately intertwined with Portuguese food, wine, and culture. Fado expresses and conveys - in the international language of music - the emotions of love, joy, sadness, pain, passion loss, and hope. To truly understand Portuguese culture one needs to experience "Uma Noite do Fado" (A Night of Fado). 

    The fado is traditionally performed in the fado clubs of the ancient Alfama and Barrio Alto districts of Lisboa (Lisbon) in small wine cellars, which venues provide excellent sound dynamics for the acoustically-performed art form. We are extremely fortunate to be able to present and recreate this "Clube do Fado" ambience in Sausalito, in the wine cellar of the beautiful The Pines mansion, originally built in 1888, and painstakingly remodeled and restored to its former glory. This venue will truly recreate a transportive experience of being in a Clube do Fado in the Alfama or Barrio Alto districts of Lisboa, in our very own Sausalito. 

    It is an evening you will never forget. Tickets for Fado at The Pines III will be limited to 124 reserved seats. Tickets are priced at $100, $85, and $75. See the seating chart for the available seats in each section. Seat selection is only available on desk top computers, seat selection is not available on mobile devices

    Seats are Limited. Reserved seating for 124. No standing room! Order now. It is an experience you will never forget. April 29, 2017 The Pines, 33 Miller Ave Sausalito, CA. Last two Fado nights have been sell-outs! Get your tickets now before they sell out: More Information and tickets.


    Photos courtesy of Gary Ferber Photography

    • 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.


    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. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.


    • 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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