Resilient Bayview Neighborfest Block Party

In 2018, Resilient Bayview (RBV) hosted its second Neighborfest. This event, funded by the Department of Public Health, featured local bands and the Navy’s 32nd Street Brass Band, a 30 vendor health and resilience resource fair, Big Shaker Earthquake Simulator, inflatable slide, Play Streets’ Kids’ Zone, a free lunch, CPR training sessions, and health screenings. [...]

Beautifying Boarded-Up Lower Haight Businesses

Without a clear timeline of when sheltering-in-place orders would lift, many businesses throughout the City boarded up their storefronts. Lower Haight businesses wanted to use the blank plywood walls to convey messages of hope and beautify their storefronts as their normal business operations temporarily closed. While the Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association provided some [...]

Drive-By Birthday Gatherings Spring Up in the Bay Area

The young, and the young at heart, all deserve to know their friends and family love them on their birthday. When Zoom isn’t enough, Bay Area residents have organized mini-parades to wish their loved ones a happy day, coordinated well-wisher visits and decorated their front porches and doors to create a festive vibe on the [...]

North Beach Light

Icicle lights over the Peter Macchiarini Steps are a new art installation intended to both attract visitors to these steps at night, and increase safety for local residents traversing Broadway Ave. in North Beach. Installed by Top of Broadway Community Benefit District and North Beach Business Association, lighting has been a priority for these organizations [...]

KD Charity Foundation’s Hayes Valley Basketball Court

The Hayes Valley Basketball Court received a colorful facelift in 2019 with the help of former Warriors star Kevin Durant’s Charity Foundation’s  “Build it and They Will Ball Initiative.” Durant’s foundation supports fun basketball court resurfacings throughout the world, granting the Hayes Valley Basket Court $99,500 to fund street artist Apexer’s art, resurfacing, and new [...]

Auto 280 Repair Shop’s Amos Goldbaum Mural

A neighborhood staple along Ocean Avenue, Gary Ng’s Auto 280 has been in business for over 25 years. To spruce up the auto shop’s facade, the Ocean Avenue Association worked with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development to get an installation commissioned by muralist Amos Goldbaum through the SF Shines program. “Ocean Avenue North [...]

Thai New Year Block Party in the Tenderloin

The first Thai New Year Block Party in the Tenderloin featured traditional Thai food, performances, neighborhood games and more, and came to life through the efforts of local businesses, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District and Sunday Streets.  Sunday Streets’ mission to create temporary open space and recreational opportunities aligned with the neighborhood’s desire to host [...]

Boedekker Park “Everyone Deserves a Home” Mural

“Everyone Deserves a Home,” a mural on the Windsor Hotel’s facade facing Boeddeker Park, was created through months of community outreach and collaboration to create a design truly reflective of the neighborhood. Partially funded by the Community Challenge Grants program, the coalition of Delivering Innovation Through Supportive Housing, Friends of Boeddeker, muralists 1AM and Tenderloin [...]

Sites Unseen Alley Outdoor Art Gallery

Site Unseen was a public art initiative, sponsored by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, that brought art and programming to alleys in downtown San Francisco. Sites Unseen partnered with established and emerging cultural institutions flanking Annie, Clementina, Jessie East, Lapu Lapu, Minna, Natoma, and Shipley streets, to bring dynamic installations, performances and interactive exhibits [...]

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