Glide is celebrating all father figures at GLIDE this Sunday, June 16, with Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White. Their Daily Free Meals crew will have a special breakfast and lunch planned as well. All are welcome.
Hello, artists! There is an opportunity to submit proposals for Sgt. Macaulay Park! Through La Voz Latina, a program of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and in collaboration with the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, artists can submit project ideas for Sgt. Macaulay Park, which is currently being fully renovated. The application deadline is July 8, 2019.
Of the $12.3 billion budget, Mayor London Breed announced $11.9 million will go to adding seven new pit stops and 80 Big Belly garbage cans to the City in an effort to keep the streets clean. The Tenderloin community has been calling for a much-needed 24-hour pit stop. Public Works, in partnership with nonprofit Urban Alchemy, currently maintains five pit stops in the Tenderloin; one pit stop that’s opens until 8pm and the others close at 4pm, leaving many people, without a bathroom option after those hours. Read more and watch the video clip via KTVU.
San Francisco city leaders are applauding a project aimed at turning a troubled street corner into a foodie destination. La Cocina, a nonprofit that acts as an incubator for women looking to start restaurants. They're already working to transform the interior of the site with the idea of creating mini-restaurants inside. Read more and watch the video segment via Fox KTVU.
The colors of the transgender flag have been painted on the streetlight poles around the intersection of Turk (Vicki Mar Lane) and Taylor (Gene Compton's Cafeteria Way) streets with more poles to follow. This is a permanent installation organized by the Transgender Cultural District. Read more via the Bay Area Reporter.
Here’s a look at the May 2019 Clean Team stats, including 33,005 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. We encourage you to call ortext the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.
This year’s Love Our City clean up event, organized by the City, Public Works, San Francisco Travel, and the Hotel Council of San Francisco, served as an opportunity for volunteers in the hospitality and tourism industry to engage with their neighbors and give back to the City. Here are some photos from the painting, cleaning, gardening and tree planting projects that were done in the Tenderloin.
On Tuesday, June 18, celebrate freedom, resilience, resistance, restitution and remembrance of Black people in the United States, by attending this Juneteenth Celebration! The theme this year is The Voice of Liberation. It will include a talent show, food and music!
Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar, a new market day is launching in UN Plaza: every Friday, starting June 7th, from 7am to 4pm, UN Plaza will feature the best of San Francisco! Grab fresh fruits and veggies, buy gifts from local vendors, and grab lunch at delicious food stalls representing cuisine from diverse communities throughout the City. Read more here.
San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney want the city to offer free mental health care and substance abuse treatment to any city resident in need. As we’ve seen in the neighborhood, the community would greatly benefit from a more accessible mental health care system. Read more via KQED.
An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay a record $4,567,888 at an annual charity auction to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Proceeds benefit the Glide Foundation, a charity in San Francisco's Tenderloin district that serves the poor, homeless or those battling substance abuse. Read more via KFGO Radio.
Head to the Tenderloin Museum on Tuesday, June 11 , for an evening with award-winning scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker as she presents on the newest edition of her book, Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, with particular emphasis on San Francisco's rich transgender history, from the 19th century to the present.
On Thursday, May 30, Yellow Brick Road Awards took place at Boeddeker Park. This was an opportunity to recognize the hard work of our after school program partners who work every day to build a culture of safety through Safe Passage.” This year’s Yellow Brick Road Award was given to Kroc Center/Salvation Army for their outstanding work with youth in the Tenderloin. Additional awards were also given to the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. Special thanks to Tenderloin Station for co-hosting this event!
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, the First Friday Art Walk, performing arts, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this June!
Here’s a look at the April 2019 Clean Team stats, including 26,845 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. We encourage you to call ortext the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.
TLCBD’s Clean Team program is built on partnerships with two key organizations, Block by Block and Downtown Street Team. Both are essential to the neighborhood and made up with people with stories to tell. Here’s a great feature on Lewis B. the Downtown Streets team lead in the Tenderloin. Don’t be fooled by his humble demeanor, this man has been on quite a journey and is an invaluable addition to the Tenderloin…he also makes art! Read the full story via Downtown Streets Team’s website.
Love our City is teaming up with the Hospitality and Tourism Industry for this year’s Cleanup Day! Join the Hotel Council of San Francisco and San Francisco Travel as we give back to the City we love by coming together to clean up our shared public spaces! Sign up to volunteer.
Join YBCA & Healthy Corner Store Coalition for their Food Justice & Community Celebration on May 23. This will be an afternoon filled with food, games and giveaways, art making, and drumming by Sierra Madre Resident, Steve Tanksley! Artwork featured at the event is created by Bessie Carmichael Elementary students, Oasis for Girls CREATE, Food Justice Leaders and Sierra Madre residents. We’ll also be set up out front—come join the festivities!
Attend the Better Market Street informational open houses on June 1 or June 5. There will be two opportunities for the public to get a closer look at the Better Market Street proposed project design, as well as a few key topics including the first phase of the project, a design alternative for Market between Hayes and Gough street, commercial loading, and transit stops.
Eight years ago, San Francisco city leaders offered a tax break to draw companies to the Mid-Market neighborhood. That tax break expires on May 20. To mark its end, this Chronicle package looks at the evolution of the street, the impact on commercial and residential real estate, and the benefits that flowed — or didn’t — to the city and its people. Check out the three-part series via SF Chronicle.
Last month, Tenderloin nonprofit GLIDE, which was originally founded in 1929, became one of the newest members of the city's Legacy Business Registry. Nominated by District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin, GLIDE has now officially joined the ranks of the "longstanding, community-serving businesses" that have established themselves in San Francisco neighborhoods for at least three decades. Read more via Hoodline.
ABD Productions presents the Skywatchers ensemble in We Came Here to Live, the featured performance of Skywatchers’ 8th annual Festival, At the Table: Visions, May 17-19. Tickets are for performances only. Community meal (Sat) is first come first serve- Tenderloin residents strongly encouraged to attend. For tickets and additional info, click here.
Each first Friday of the month, from 3-4:30pm, the Tenderloin has a neighborhood-wide activation called “4 Corner Friday.” Join the festivities by covering a corner or simply connecting with neighbors throughout the Tenderloin. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, strengthen relationships, and to have some fun!
As developing sites throughout San Francisco has becomes increasingly expensive and time-intensive, city officials have struggled with how to activate the often vacant space on these properties. This week, the Planning Department approved extending temporary uses at these sites while developers wait for the required approvals for permanent projects. Read the full article on SF Business Times.
On Friday, May 31, San Francisco Senior Center invite you to their Beatles-themed benefit event. Join in for an evening of favorite Beatles tunes from cover band Hard Day’s Night, food, drinks, entertainment, raffle, and live auction. Contact Frank Mitchell 415-923-4485 or firstname.lastname@example.org for your Ticket To Ride!
Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, the First Friday Art Walk, performing arts, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this May!
On April 29, 2019, Supervisor Matt Haney held a rally and press conference for Clean & Healthy Streets, alongside residents, community organizations, and small businesses. The press conference also included the release of a 10-point plan for clean and healthy streets in D6. Here are the photos and links to press coverage.
Mayor London Breed invites you, your neighbors and friends to join her for an informative community conversation on Monday, May 6th at 6pm. If you are interested in attending this town hall event please RSVP in advance, as capacity is limited.