Posts in Neighbors
Tenderloin food hall project advances; affordable housing to come later [SF Examiner]

A Tenderloin food hall is expected to open under a six-year lease, in association with the Tenderloin Housing Clinic. The nonprofit La Cocina, which trains women of color to advance in the food industry, will open up within 7,500-square feet of 101 Hyde St. as a temporary interim use. The full Board will vote on the lease agreement next week. Read more via SF Examiner.

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Tenderloin Historic Ephemera Project Closing Reception (March 28)

Head to the Tenderloin Museum on March 28th 6-9pm to celebrate the magic that is ephemera with their closing of the Tenderloin Historic Ephemera Project. This event is your last chance to see the ephemera exhibit and the matchbook art exhibition, Close Cover Before Striking: Alexander von Wolff. Read more via the Tenderloin Museum for more details.

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From fried chicken to tiki drinks: Check out the Tenderloin's 3 newest food & beverage spots [ABC 7]

Interested in checking out the newest food and drink businesses to open in the Tenderloin? From a Chinese-inspired chicken sandwich shop to a zombie-themed tiki bar, read on for the newest spots to land in this area of San Francisco. Read more via ABC 7.

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Hungry hawk stops traffic in the Tenderloin [SF Examiner]

Did you see the hawk? A red-tailed hawk brought traffic to a halt earlier this month when it stopped to eat a pigeon in the middle of a busy street in the Tenderloin. The bird made its kill on Larkin Street near Ellis Street, drawing a handful of residents who took photos. Read more and check out the video via the SF Examiner.

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Asterisk Magazine's first issue of their SF 'Hoods' series is all about the Tenderloin. Weigh in with their survey!

This spring, Asterisk which is headquartered in the Tenderloin, and best-known for its arts and culture magazine, will be releasing their first issue of HOODS, a quarterly print publication celebrating different but equally vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco/Bay Area. The first issue will be covering the Tenderloin and you can weigh in on some of your favorite spots with their survey!

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A Day Out with the Downtown Streets Team [Bold Italic]

“You’ve probably seen the Downtown Streets Team around, with their telltale yellow vests, rubber gloves and wheeled trash cans in the graffitied alleys of the Mission and the crowded streets of the Tenderloin. The idea behind the organization: to give homeless and low-income people a job and resources to get their lives back on track.” Read more about their work on Bold Italic.

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CounterPulse launches new window displays of work by Tenderloin artists [Hoodline]

Local theater company CounterPulse has been a strong supporter of Tenderloin artists, letting neighbors borrow their work for free through an art lending library. Now, the group is expanding into exhibiting artists' work, with new displays in the windows of 350 Jones St. showcasing pieces created by people in the neighborhood. (The building itself is home to the Homeless Storage Facility, a nonprofit that provides space for houseless neighbors to store their clothes and other non-perishable items.) Read more via Hoodline here.

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Save the Date! Thai New Year & Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival, April 14

Save the date for the first annual Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival happening on April 14, in alignment with Sunday Streets. We’re excited to be a partner on this event and hope you will join us for this fun, family-oriented day; promoting Southeast Asian culture, food, music, tradition, the Tenderloin neighborhood, and the Larkin Street commercial corridor.

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'The Big Eat 2019: 100 Best Dishes in San Francisco' [7x7] includes a Handful of Tenderloin Spots

7x7’s “2019 Big Eat” article features a whopping 81 new plates, as well as 43 restaurants that have never graced the list before. Among the list was Esan Classic, Onsen, Tadu, Sing Sing Sandwiches, and Villon at the Proper Hotel. Find the full list here.

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Code Tenderloin's Five Corners Fundraiser (March 21)

The Five Corners Fundraiser is Code Tenderloin's inaugural community event that will bring together students, supporters, volunteers, and local artists for a unique and inspiring evening. Support Code Tenderloin, a workforce development nonprofit that aims to secure long-term employment for under-served populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Get your tickets and more details here.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of SF, Keystone Fundraiser & Community Event (March 25)

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco are hosting a fundraiser event called “Feed The Mind - The Pursuit of Joy and Balance." Proceeds from this event help send their amazing teens to the annual Keystone Leadership Conference. The event and fundraiser will feature interviews, interactive activities, raffles (including official Golden State Warriors gear), and much more. Get your tickets here.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, March 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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Tenderloin recognized at 11th Annual NEN Awards

On February 6, the 2019 NEN Awards took place at City Hall. This event has become the City’s official celebration of neighborhood heroes. The NEN Awards are San Francisco’s way of honoring and celebrating the work of the residents and organizations who make our city an amazing place to live.

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Del Seymour & Supervisor Matt Haney in conversation on the "Future of the Tenderloin"

On Tuesday, February 19, Del Seymour, the unofficial “Mayor of the Tenderloin,” and District 6 Supervisor, Matt Haney, will join in conversation about the future of the Tenderloin. As the Tenderloin remains the home to many of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations, and in sharp contrast to the growing wealth seen in other parts of the City, its future is critical.

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Celebrate Black History Month with Tenderloin neighbors, February 26

The Black Unity Partnership is hosting an event focused on history and healing in the Black community. Join the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) community organizing team and others as we celebrate Black History Month.

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Eileen Richardson offers path out of homelessness with Downtown Streets Team [SF Chronicle]

Eileen Richardson, founder of San Francisco Downtown Streets Team was recently featured on SF Chronicle. This program has helped many to find a way out of homelessness, and we’re proud to partner with this organization in the neighborhood. Read more via SF Chronicle.

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Tenderloin Museum presents: Typography & Neon - Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project

Join the Tenderloin Museum for an exploration of the typography used on the matchbooks featured in their new book The Match Book: Vintage Matchbooks from San Francisco’s Tenderloin and The Matchbook Map Exhibit, with typography expert Shelley Gruendler. Randall Homan and Al Barna from San Francisco Neon will discuss neon signs associated with the historic businesses represented by the matchbooks. Thursday, Feb 21, 7-9pm. More info.

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Tenderloin Museum Book Release for “The Tenderloin District of SF Through Time" with Peter Field

Join author Peter Field at the Tenderloin Museum for a public presentation at the release party for the book, “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time.” Peter Field worked as a social worker with the homeless mentally ill in the San Francisco Bay Area and was recently interviewed in a round table conversation on NPR podcast series Journey of Discovery, alongside TLCBD’s Director of Communications.

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