Suggested Identity & Language Groups near California
SF Free Walking Tours (English and Spanish)
San Francisco, CA
Welcome city lovers! This group's purpose is to gather travelers and city enthusiasts that want to learn more about San Francisco to join our free walking tour (in English and Spanish language) that goes through Union Square, Chinatown, and FiDi. We talk about the history of San Francisco, walk through the small alleyways in Chinatown, taste fresh-of-the-oven fortune cookies from the Fortune Cookie Factory, and discover hidden gardens in FiDi.
Anyone that wants to learn more about San Francisco, meet travelers, and have fun should join this group and our tour!
Bienvenidos amantes de la ciudad! El propósito de este grupo es reunir a viajeros y entusiastas de la ciudad que quieran aprender más sobre San Francisco para unirse a nuestro recorrido a pie gratuito (en inglés y español) que pasa por Union Square, Chinatown y FiDi. Hablamos sobre la historia de San Francisco, caminamos por los pequeños callejones de Chinatown, degustamos galletas de la fortuna recién horneadas de Fortune Cookie Factory y descubrimos jardines escondidos en FiDi.
¡Cualquiera que quiera aprender más sobre San Francisco, conocer viajeros y divertirse debe unirse a este grupo y a nuestro recorrido!
Spanish conversation club 🏆 San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
We are a group of native Spanish speakers who love sharing and teach our native language. We have more than 18 years of experience and pedagogical training as teachers and tutors.
Let's get together to improve your Spanish conversation and grammar skills by socializing and exchanging experiences while you learn. Every time we meet, we will talk about different topics, correct mistakes , practice and improve the languages. Members are admitted at any level.
In every lesson there’s a native certificated language teacher who prepares and guides the lesson. Each session lasts 1 hour and a half. The classes are divided into three levels (basic, intermediate, advanced) and take place every week in different schedules.
Here you have a video how our lessons are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s2RC-wReUo
We also offer private lessons which is the best and fastest way to achieve your specific goals, we adjust to your schedule (morning, evenings, weekends), you decide time and days that you would like to take them.
Nos vemos pronto
Santa Cruz Day Hiking LGBTQ+ Friendly
Santa Cruz, CA
To get a group of friends who want to regularly hike together at least once a week if not more. There seems to be plenty of groups in the East Bay or San Jose area, but none around Santa Cruz.
This group is for anyone who wants to do day hikes around Santa Cruz County.
Also hopefully we will make a nice friends circle of people in Santa Cruz County.
Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, CA
This Meet-up group was previously know as Gay Asian Men (GAM) and Admirers.
Same group - different name.
Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay is a group where gay Asian men and their admirers meet up to socialize in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are part of the International Friendship Alliance (IFA), made up of Asians and Friends and like-minded groups around the world.
Singles and couples are both welcome.
Members are also encouraged to join our Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay Facebook group.
Members should live in, or frequently visit, the San Francisco Bay Area.
Note - To join this group, please provide a clear face profile photo and your real name (at least your full first name - not just an initial). For safety reasons, we need to recognize you when you show up in person when the group meets at our members' private homes. Thank you for your understanding. For after all, we all want to meet real people.
The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network for Gay, Bi & Trans Men
San Francisco, CA
We are a diverse and multicultural social & wellness support network for Men who have sex with Men, Gay/Bisexual/Trans men (FTM), HIV-negative and HIV-positive, 50 years and older in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This group is focused on:
• Developing a plan for health and wellness
• Building friendship and social connection
• Personal 'share and support' groups
• Contributing to our community with volunteer projects that 'make a difference'
• Helping our brothers who need a helping hand
We meet weekly in San Francisco. Participation in this Meetup is subject to the 50-Plus Meetup Guidelines posted in the Files section of this Meetup : http://www.meetup.com/50-Plus-Network-Gay-Bi-Trans-Men-over-50-in-San-Francisco/files.
The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network is a program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Visit our website at http://www.50sfnetwork.org
Visit our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/50plusnetwork .
Email us for more information, to register or to RSVP for events at 50PlusNetwork@sfaf.org.
Sacramento Lesbian Professionals Social Group
SLPSG is geared towards female identified and AFAB people in the LBTQ community. This is an inclusive group.
We host a variety of social events including mixers, dinners, bookclub, and other fun times!
We hope that this allows for human connections, and professional networking.
A profile picture and answers to the questions are required for membership approval
Fence Sitters Lounge (SF/E Bay Bi/Pansexual People)
San Francisco, CA
This is a social group for bi/pan sexual folks. It’s a lovely place with wonderful people. We have fun and we don’t gatekeep.
Trans folks and all genders emphatically welcome. This is a trans inclusive and antiracist space.
We are in the process of transitioning back to face to face in person meetups. It's very exciting!
This is a super warm group of people who are welcoming to new folks.
Our Monday night happy hours are lovely, and an easy way to ease into meeting folks in the group.
If you don't have a photograph of yourself as your icon, please drop Bex a line with an introduction so she knows you're a real person. We've had problems with trolls in the past.
Do you feel like this group might be for you? Then it probably is. We don't do gatekeeping in this group but we do have a CoC
You are queer enough to be here. You belong.
SF Lesbians 50+ Getting Together
San Francisco, CA
This group is for women interested in joining open-minded lesbians in a variety of cultural and social activities in San Francisco and the Bay Area. While primarily designed for lesbians over fifty, it is open to all queer women. Our goal is to provide a fun, easy-going, embracing climate to meet and socialize with other women. We are looking forward to shared good times and thoughtful conversations.
Events may include theater, kayaking, movies, dances, dining, dog walks, art making, lectures, protest marches, bike rides, picnics, and anything else of interest to the community.
Disclaimer: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests will hold no one liable in case of injury or mishap.
LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50
What do YOU Love to do? This is a MEMBER DRIVEN Meetup...our events/activities come from YOU and ALL are welcome to post/host well organized outings.
We are a community of Lesbians over 50 (sorry, no exceptions) who live anywhere in the Bay Area (east, south, north, SF) who want more options to do FUN, interesting, artistic, athletic, intellectual, culinary, outdoor, indoor activities. The goal is to post a wide variety of interests/locations around the Bay.
***RECENT/CLEAR PHOTO OF YOU/YOUR FACE REQUIRED (without sunglasses, mask, or hat shade) to help identify you at events and avoid voyeurs. If you have a security issue, write us.
***ALL PROFILE APPLICATION QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED.
***CHANGE YOUR RSVP IF YOU CAN'T MAKE AN EVENT. If you NO SHOW consistently, you will be removed from the group.
***HAVE YOUR SETTINGS TURNED ON TO RECEIVE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS AND MESSAGES FROM ORGANIZERS AND EVENT HOSTS. Otherwise, events and important event comments tend to be missed.
***DURING PANDEMIC, IF NOT VACCINATED, MUST WEAR A MASK
**DISCLAIMER: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers, not professional guides. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests agree to hold no one liable in the event of injury or mishap. Hiking, other outdoor activities, and travel to/from events are not risk-free. You are solely responsible for your preparedness and well-being.
Stanford Russian American Dialogue Meetup
We are a group of Russian language enthusiasts. We meet for language exchange and conversational practice. All levels of Russian from beginner to native speaker are welcome to join in our events. We hope to be a resource as well as a community centered around sharing Russian language and culture in Stanford area.
Despite the significant and legitimate disagreements complicating US-Russian relations, there are areas of clear US-Russian mutual interest that could help improve relations. A sustained and broad-based dialogue on constructive common-interest cooperation between the United States and Russia may help to strengthen commitment to, and vest both sides in, a more stable and constructive bilateral relationship. While our governments may not always agree, pursuing cooperation in areas of clear interest alignment benefits both our two countries and brings greater stability to the global community. Добро пожаловать! Welcome!
Our website page link: http://vendrovmedia.com/
Our Facebook group link: Russian-American Relations | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/608005619252170)
Our Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/VendrovConsulting
Linkedin profile link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/svendrov/
【SF】Japanese - English language exchange at Online
San Francisco, CA
Hello, my name is Ryu😊 I am Japanese🇯🇵 I can speak a little English
My favorite food is Udon. (Japanese noodle)
This group aims to create online opportunities for "language exchange" in which "Japanese learners who can speak English" and "English learners who can speak Japanese" practice and teach each other's learning languages.
We are also considering holding it at the same time as Japan and other countries.
I don’t know if it’s correct ( because I can speak only a little English ) but I think that talking with someone is the best way to learn a language. In addition, I believe that we can discover new wisdom and values through the opportunity to talk with people from different cultures.
Nowadays, it is not easy for us to go abroad.
But online, wherever we are, we can create opportunities for "language exchange" with each other.
I am happy that various exchanges will be born from here to all over the world.
I also want to create an opportunity where "global friends become more normal".
Let’s join and have fun👍.
Silicon Valley Polyglots and Language Lovers
Palo Alto, CA
This group is for all who love to speak or learn foreign languages. There is a similar meetup group in San Diego which I was active in, which has been around since 2015 and often draws 30-40 attendees in their events, and I'm hoping to get a similar group going here.
Events will include coffee, lunch/dinner or other gatherings where we can do language exchanges or just chat about anything we like. We'll try to post suggested topics ahead of events, so that you can look up words and sentence structures ahead of time and use them during the meet-up in your target languages. But you're free to talk about anything you like, in English if you want (though the use of other languages is encouraged.)
Check out the message board for various topics such as language learning resources!
Santa Cruz Lesbian Meetup
Santa Cruz, CA
Calling all Santa Cruz County Lesbians! I have been living in Santa Cruz since January 2002 and know you are out there! Let's create a place for Lesbians to get to know one another around ALL activities. Whether we want to meet up for any sort of "get-to-know-you" activities and support one another through life. Anyone can organize a Meet Up through this group. Where are you? Join me!
Palo Alto, CA
Bienvenue au village Gaulois!
Dans une ambiance détendue notre communauté propose aux amoureux de la culture française de se rencontrer autour d'activités variées, telles que bars, dîners, randonnées, brunchs, pique-niques, barbecues, et visites culturelles.
Notre groupe est fait pour vous si vous voulez discuter en français et faire de nouvelles rencontres!
La plupart des événements ont lieu en soirée ou le week-end, dans le sud de la Baie.
Rejoignez également notre page Facebook pour être tenu au courant de nos événements.
Notre communauté compte des Gaulois des quatre coins du monde: francais, mexicains, americains, taiwanais, russes, suisses, chinois, et bien d'autres pays!
Notre communauté est ouverte a tous les francophones. Nous avons simplement 2 regles: parler en francais (pas d'anglais a nos evenements) et respecter les autres.
Pierre, Stéphanie, Philip
Dykes in the 'Burbs: South Bay Lesbian Meetup
Santa Clara, CA
A group for lesbians/dykes/queer/trans folks seeking local friends and adventures in the South Bay (Santa Clara County/San Jose) area. Hoping to host regular walks and hikes around the south bay, game nights, museum outings, kayaking, escape rooms, local events and other fun. Some activities may range in cost.
If you are interested in serving as a co-organizer in sponsoring and hosting local events, message us!
Please note: Keep it friendly and polite on here. Love and respect to all!
Peninsula Italian Language Meetup
San Mateo, CA
Ciao Tutti! Come join other Italian language lovers every Sunday online with Zoom. All levels are welcome; beginners through advanced and native speakers. All you need is your great attitude and enthusiasm to meet new people, learn and speak Italian. We look forward to seeing you there! Ci vediamo presto!
We are a "donation based" group, all donations go to cover the Meetup and Zoom costs to maintain the group. Any donations are welcome through the following Venmo or PayPal links:
•Venmo address: @Barbara-ODell-4
• PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=LBYQJ548TG69C
The Turtles - Backpacking for Women
This group is for women only and this includes CIS, Trans and non-binary Women. Turtles are about slowing down and enjoying the sights along the way. Our trips will generally be easy to moderate and usually under 8 miles per day.
All levels of experience welcome. The basics of backpacking require that you carry your own sources of food and shelter with you into (and out of) the wilderness. If you are new to backpacking, our group is a great place to ask for advice on gear and find out what other women like to have in their packs.
You should also familiarize yourself with the 7 LEAVE NO TRACE principles (https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/) and follow them. Your trip host and the group organizers are happy to answer any questions you may have!
Finally, if you are interested in leading a trip, please message Chris, Sylvia, or talk to a trip host when you’re out on the trail together. We are excited to grow and nurture this amazing community of women backpackers.
SF German Stammtisch
San Francisco, CA
Amiable group who enjoy speaking German and good company! This group is open to anyone who would like to further their German language exposure. Varying levels of proficiency exist among the members so do not be intimidated. We also have native German Speakers from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries. Hope to see you all soon at the next meetup. We are a very friendly group and welcome anyone with an interest in the German language :)
Please include a profile photo that shows your face, so that people can recognize you at meetups.
Event organizers are needed. If you would like to host an event please write the organizer to discuss it.
Want to listen to news in German? The Deutsche Welle livestream is available on https://www.youtube.com/c/dwnews
This is a conversation group and may not be used for marketing or promotional purposes. Unhosted in-person meetups will not be approved either. <br>
Two or more no-shows within a twelve month period will be grounds for a one year ban from the group. For events with limited seating, one no-show will result in removal, as noted in the event announcement. The locales which have hosted us in the past are beginning to re-open. Every no-show impacts their bottom line.
San Francisco Spanish-Language MeetUp
San Francisco, CA
We are a group of Spanish speakers, from native speakers to beginners alike, who get together to chat en español. We are a member-driven group with members pitching in to organize, greet new members and socialize. Our regular events are:
Mid-Week MEGA MEETUP: Every third Wednesday of the month you can expect a regular meetup at Crystal Jade (unless otherwise stated in the event calendar) in downtown SF. This meetup is larger and may have a waiting list at times. These meetups are lively with lots of people meeting and chatting in Spanish while sipping drinks and having some appetizers.
LA HORA FELIZ: This is a popular bi-monthly meetup usually on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at Baobab Cafe in the Mission. People come to celebrate the end of the work week and mingle in Spanish in an upbeat, fun, atmosphere. Members often hang around until late. Feeling hungry after all the chatting, propose a dinner plan with your fellow hablantes!
Mid-Week Spanish Meetup: Come join this group for a mid-week lunch where you can practice your Spanish. Meeting once month, this sub-group is a fun way to practice Spanish during your lunch hour.
We also host other events at non-regular intervals. If you are a member you will be notified of these special events:
Hiking en español, East Bay Spanish Happy Hour, Spanish Book Clubs, Concerts, Sporting Events, Saturday Café en español.
Spanish Language Workouts: These workshops are designed with the learner in mind interested in improving their speaking. Each workshop is lead by a professional teacher who guides attendees in discussing fun and diverse topics in Spanish. Ideal for mid beginner to intermediate levels. Native speakers always welcome for free! First workshop free for Meetup members (later workshops at a discount for members). You can find these events on the calendar (from time to time) and here: http://abclanguagesf.com/spanish-workouts
GROUP MINGLING: Please be open to members entering the meeting. This means if you are already mingling and see a new member, please greet him or her and invite them into your chatting circle. If you are the person arriving, remember that most everyone else, like you, also arrived alone. If it is your first time coming, I highly recommend arriving on time and getting to know people in a smaller setting. If you arrive later it may appear more intimidating, but trust me super easy if you just walk up to anyone, you will see how friendly our members are.
WHAT SPANISH LEVEL TO EXPECT: Native speakers of Spanish are common in the group as well as intermediate to advanced speakers. Beginners are also welcome and people are super friendly in helping out by speaking slowly and being patient. If you are total beginner, consider taking a class through ABC Languages: https://www.abclanguagesf.com/spanish.html
WHAT ATMOSPHERE TO EXPECT: Lively, social, fun!
PREFER A DIFFERENT STYLE OF MEETUP, location or meeting time? Just let the organizers know and we can make you an Event Organizer and you may put on meetups where and when you like.
HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ's http://www.meetup.com/Spanish-Language-Meetup/about/
SpanFran: French/Spanish Language Exchange
San Francisco, CA
Practicing is the best way to learn a language. Join us for free, weekly language exchanges. All levels welcome.
Events will be held over Zoom and in-person. Please check the event page to verify.
We will either focus on French or Spanish. Please check the event page to verify which language we are speaking. You'll have conversations with native speakers and other language learners. It's a social event where you can meet new people and discover other cultures.
If the connection fails, please rejoin and I'll readmit you. We also accept tips to cover a few hundred dollars in annual expenses that the group incurs for Zoom and Meetup.
Come to practice English, French, and/or Spanish. It's not necessary to speak all three languages or be interested in learning all three. The host will give you name tags to write your name and which language(s) you speak and want to practice.