Gray Brechin to Speak at the Redwoods

12/16/2013 - 3 pm

Our indomitable founder, Gray Brechin, will be at The Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley on December 16th at 3 pm.  Gray will be speaking on the New Deal and its Legacy, as well as the Living New Deal Project… read more

Time: 3:00 pm PST - 5:00 pm PST
Date: Mon. Dec 16th, 2013 - Mon. Dec 16th, 2013
Location: The Redwoods, Mill Valley
Event cost: Free

75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act

11/15/2013 - 9 am

An all-day celebration and discussion at the US Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. recognizing this key piece of New Deal legislation – one of many that helped create the American Middle Class of the postwar years, now greatly diminished by… read more

Time: 9:00 am PST - 6:00 pm PST
Date: Fri. Nov 15th, 2013 - Fri. Nov 15th, 2013
Location: US Dept of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave.
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Event cost: free

Talk on Victor Arnautoff: Art and Politics on Three Continents

11/14/2013 - 7 pm

Professor Robert Cherny will discuss his forthcoming book, Victor Arnautoff, 1896-1979: Art and Politics on Three Continents, at the UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar on Thursday, November 14.  Cherny will trace Arnautoff’s incredible career, from an officer in the… read more

Time: 7:00 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
Date: Thu. Nov 14th, 2013 - Thu. Nov 14th, 2013
Location: 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley CA
Coordinator: RSVP to Myra Armstrong
Coordinator Email: [email protected]

Save the Berkeley Post Office fundraiser

10/20/2013 - 3 pm

The stalwart folks fighting to save the Berkeley P.O. and its New Deal murals from sale to private owners are holding a fundraiser to support legal action against the US Postal Service.  Living New Deal founder Gray Brechin is appearing alongside… read more

Time: 3:00 pm PST - 5:00 pm PST
Date: Sun. Oct 20th, 2013
Location: Private home in Berkeley
Coordinator: National Post Office Collaborate
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Coordinator phone: 510-486-8010

Living New Deal Fundraiser

10/13/2013 - 5 pm

The Living New Deal held our first  fundraising event and party on Sunday, October 13th, 5-7 pm, at the San Francisco home of LND board member, Jan Roosevelt Katten. The event was hosted by prestigious group of LND supporters that… read more

Time: 5:00 pm PST - 7:00 pm PST
Date: Sun. Oct 13th, 2013 - Sun. Oct 13th, 2013
Location: San Francisco
Coordinator: Susan Ives
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Additional info: (by invitation only)

Toward A Civilization Worthy of the Name: The Living New Deal Reveals FDR’s America

10/9/2013 - 3 pm

Our founder, Gray Brechin, assisted by John Elrick, Shaina Potts and Alex Tarr, presented an overview of the Living New Deal project on the Berkeley campus, October 9th, at 3:40 pm.   Gray’s summary of the talk:   Now based… read more

Time: 3:40 pm PST - 5:00 pm PST
Date: Wed. Oct 9th, 2013 - Wed. Oct 9th, 2013
Location: 575 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley
Coordinator: Deborah Gray
Coordinator phone: 510-642-3903
Event cost: Free

Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong


The Walt Disney Family Museum is presenting the exhibition Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong. The exhibition focuses on the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong—a celebrated painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood… read more

Date: Thu. Aug 15th, 2013 - Mon. Feb 3rd, 2014
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Event cost: Free

Coit Tower 80th Birthday Party & Art Show

10/8/2013 - 6 pm

On October 8th, 6-9 pm, San Franciscans will once again gather to celebrate Coit Tower’s 80th Birthday, with a Birthday Party & Art Show at the Live Worms Gallery on Grant Avenue in North Beach. The event will feature rarely-seen… read more

Time: 6:00 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
Date: Tue. Oct 8th, 2013
Location: 1345 Gant Ave, San Francisco
Coordinator: Harvey Smith
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Event cost: Free

How the New Deal Created a Lasting Architectural Legacy

10/24/2013 - 7 pm

Harvey Smith, President of the National New Deal Preservation Society, will be speaking to the Art Deco Society of Sacramento CA on the New Deal architectural legacy and its relevance to Art Deco of the 1930s.

Time: 7:00 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
Date: Thu. Oct 24th, 2013 - Tue. Sep 24th, 2013
Location: East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd
Coordinator: Sacramento Art Deco Society
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Coordinator phone: 916-732-2000

The New Deal Nexus in Berkeley – Walking Tour


Harvey Smith of the Living New Deal led a large contingent, undeterred by an unseasonable rain storm on Sept. 21st.  The walking tour of New Deal sites was sponsored by the Berkeley Historical Society.9

Date: Sat. Sep 21st, 2013 - Sat. Sep 21st, 2013
Location: Downtown Berkeley, CA
Coordinator: Harvey Smith
Coordinator Email: [email protected]