Fort Mason Center, a nonprofit organization, partnered with the GGNRA and opened in 1977. Numerous events of significance have occurred at the Center. The Dalai Lama visited soon after the Center opened. Sam Shepard and Michael McClure began their careers at the Magic Theatre. Danny Glover, Boz Scaggs, Marcel Marceau and Spalding Gray appeared at the Cowell Theater. The Zen Center opened Greens Restaurant, the first gourmet vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco. Fort Mason Center became a hub of activity for nonprofit resident/partners and thousands of organizations which use the Center every year. (from

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