Posts in Neighbors
Every first Friday is 4 Corner Friday! Go out & meet some neighbors!

Each first Friday of the month is “Four Corner Friday!” Community groups and neighbors are encouraged to go out; mix, mingle, and meet some new people. Find us stationed in front of the TLCBD Office (512 Ellis St) and look for balloons throughout the neighborhood.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a monthly Tenderloin arts listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.

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Winter-themed ice rink, park coming to San Francisco's Civic Center [ABC7]

A winter-themed park will bring seasonal cheer to San Francisco at the end of November. ABC7 News spoke with the owner of Bietak Productions, who confirmed the Winter Park will open at Civic Center November 30 and will feature a 6,000-square-foot ice rink and a lighted forest. The park will be open from noon to 10 p.m. through January 6. Read more and watch the video clip here.

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Tenderloin kids treated to San Francisco Giants game by Lefty O'Doul's owner [ABC7]

Students from a school in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood went to a Giants game Wednesday thanks to the owner of Lefty O'Doul's restaurant. You might say Nick Bovis has adopted the inner city school after a story that touched his heart. Read more and watch the video clip here.

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How Indian Americans Came to Run Half of All U.S. Motels [National Geographic]

As a new immigrant to the United States in the early 1970s, Jayantibhai Patel slept very little. By day he held down a job at a bank in San Francisco. By night he toiled in the city’s run-down Tenderloin district at the Vincent Hotel, a property he had acquired not long after moving to the country. By the 1980s he and his two sons were running several motels and hotels in California, and now, four years after Patel’s death, his granddaughters are taking the family business forward. Read more about the South Asian American experience in National Geographic’s full article.

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Photos: La Cocina’s Municipal Marketplace Bread Breaking Ceremony

Today was the ‘bread breaking’ ceremony for La Cocina’s Municipal Marketplace, marking the beginning of construction of the country's first all-women-led food hall. The marketplace is expected to open in Spring 2019 at 101 Hyde Street in Tenderloin, where the post office once stood.

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Photos: Tenderloin Tree Planting Day!

On September 11, we planted trees in the Tenderloin! Big thanks to Mayor London Breed, State Senator Scott Wiener, San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, FriendsSentaorof the Urban Forest, and the many Tenderloin volunteers and community partners!

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Photo Documentary Project ‘Tender Souls’ Exhibition at the SF Public Library

Curators and photographers Brenton Gieser and Felix Uribe will present and discuss their exhibition Tender Souls, a project uncovering the humanity and complexities of the TenderloinTender Souls will be on view September 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019, at the Main Library, Skylight Gallery.

Opening Program, Sunday, September 16, 1pm.

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Golden Gate Theatre reveals gorgeous new interiors

The Golden Gate Theatre—Mid-Market’s enduring playhouse turned movie house turned playhouse again—celebrates its 96th year. But thanks to a 13-month renovation, which will conclude next week, it doesn’t look a day over, say, 35. Read the full article on SF Curbed.

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New art lending library loans works to Tenderloin neighbors for free [Tenderloin]

A new free art lending library will be available to Tenderloin residents, courtesy of local theater CounterPulse. Launching September 4, the Tenderloin Art Lending Library (TALL) is a queer-artist-run project that will lend artwork to neighbors free of charge for up to one month, according to Rick Darnell, CounterPulse’s community arts manager. Read the full article on Hoodline.

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This Film Set in the Tenderloin Took Four Years to Make [SF Weekly]

With an exhibit called "The Shoots," the Tenderloin Museum acknowledges the effort to create Sephora Woldu’s Life Is Fare. Catch the film screening on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Tenderloin Museum and in November at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Read the full article on the SF Weekly.

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Safer Inside: Whether you call it a Safe Injection Site or an Overdose Prevention Site, the goal is to save lives

This week (August 28 – 31, 2018)  Safer Inside's demonstration site was in full swing with tours to the press and public. The goal? Show what a full-scale, operational demonstration model of an overdose prevention site would look like.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a monthly Tenderloin arts listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.

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It's Back-to-School time for Safe Passage

As students are heading back to school and our safety orientation sessions begin, the Safe Passage crew is growing and so are their schedules. This year Safe Passage will be celebrating 10 years! Stay tuned for our celebration in November. Also check out Safe Passage on ABC7 this Friday at 4pm.

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Love Our City, SF Giant Sweep Community Clean Up Day 9/8

Join your neighbors on Saturday, September 8, 9am-noon, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The ask is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Grab a broom and dustpan, sweep the sidewalk in front of your home or business and pick up litter in your neighborhood.

The meeting location for the Tenderloin neighborhood is Sgt. Macaulay Park (@ O’Farrell & Larkin Street). Join us, we’ll see you there! 

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Breed, Pelosi unveil newly renovated public housing in Tenderloin [SF Examiner]

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed today in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood to unveil 89 newly renovated affordable housing units. Named after late House Democratic Leader Sala Burton, the public housing building is for elderly and disabled residents. Read the full article on the SF Examiner.

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