Around here, we tend to improve with age. . . On Monday, November 13th, our Safe Passage Senior program partnered with San Francisco Senior Center for a health and fitness walk in the neighborhood. Stay tuned for more updates from our walking groups. Want to partner or attend, contact us.
Officer Elia Lewin-Tankel is our honorary Neighborhood Hero of the Month for November. On Monday, he was transferred Santa Clara Valley Medical Center brain injury unit to continue his recovery. Officers lined an overpass to salute him as he commuted south. A benefit with drinks, silent auction, and music is planned for November 29th and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
SF Rec and Park hosts a community meeting tonight (11/16) from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Park Clubhouse to share concept designs ahead of moving forward with the Turk Hyde Improvement Project. Click here for tonight's flyer. Gentle Movement Class returns 11/20. Continuing Thursdays after Thanksgiving, Faithful Fools Street Ministry brings the Listening Post. They want to hear from you!
Beyond Chron looks at the Tenderloin's long surging theater arts scene. But it's about more than what's on stage. At a recent meet and greet held at PianoFight, representatives from several Tenderloin theater and arts organizations along with residents had a chance to talk with and listen to new station Captain Carl Fabbri about their experience in the neighborhood.
SF Chronicle's Caile Millner visits the Tenderloin Museum for their current exhibit, Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94, showcasing the incredible work of the former Pulitzer nominated neighborhood newspaper. Millner writes, "In many ways, that paper’s work is as relevant to San Francisco now as it was when it was being printed."
SF Weekly's Peter Lawrence Kane has a joyous meal, and drinks, at Gibson, the new fire-focused restaurant from acclaimed chef Robin Song. Gibson is located inside the Hotel Bijou at 111 Mason (at Eddy).
In the month of October, Clean Team responded to 109 hotline calls. You can call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online. A special recognition to resident and Tenderloin tour guide Pam Coates for alerting our attention to Mona Caron's Windows into the Tenderloin last month. Thanks, Pam!
Goodwill CEO William Rogers tells the Chronicle, “I believe we need to be closer to both the people we serve and the organizations we partner with. . .For Goodwill, it’s coming home. It’s coming back to where we belong.” The new location will be at 750 Post, just a couple blocks north of the TLCBD boundaries.
SF Examiner brings word of a GoFundMe, which has garnered some 40k of a 60k goal as of posting time. Funds raised will support Officer Elia's wife, a Mission High School teacher, whose paid time off is running short.
As part of the Turk Hyde Mini Park Pilot, our friends from The Healing WELL SF will be bringing their expertise in calming, meditative practice and healing to the park for three consecutive Mondays in November.
From senior centers and food pantries, to parks and street corners, ambassadors from Walk San Francisco and Tenderloin Safe Passage gathered over 200 responses from the project area in the Tenderloin and Lower Nob Hill communities.
The Tenderloin Museum's latest exhibit, Voice of the Central City: The Tenderloin Times, 1977-94, opens on November 2nd, and focuses on the Pulitzer prize-nominated, four-language Tenderloin paper published out of Hospitality House during the aforementioned years.
The Tenderloin Community Benefit District would like to welcome new Tenderloin Station Captain Carl Fabbri. Captain Fabbri has been spotted numerous times this week making rounds meeting community members. The station will not hold its regular monthly Captain’s meeting in October, but will resume at its regularly scheduled last Tuesday of the month in November.
Over the years, Skywatchers performances have evolved from regular meetings in community rooms with artist facilitators and artist residents, lending a vehicle of artistic expression to daily experience. With a recent NEA grant, Bluethenthal and the entire Skywatchers ensemble hope to take their advocacy to another level.
Words from an artist activator: "What’s different here is that you’re bringing calm inside of an environment that is not always calm. When you have calm you are able to reflect rather than react. Everything that’s happening in the street is about reaction,"
Next Wednesday October 25th, 10am-12pm presents an opportunity to connect with station officers in a no frills environment during "Coffee with a Cop". The event will be held at record store and cafe RS94109 at 835 Larkin (at O'Farrell). SFPD has confirmed the event is on Wednesday Oct 25, flyer incorrectly states Thursday.
Welcome to a new regular column, Neighborhood Heroes. Every month we’ll share the story of a community member or members including residents, businesses, organizations, and property owners who’ve taken it upon themselves to do something to better their slice of the neighborhood. This month: Turk Street Neighbors
TLCBD Clean Team is proud to pitch in to take care of these once utilitarian neighborhood resources turned artworks. If you see graffiti on them [yep it happens], call the Clean Team Hotline [415-385-5490] and we’ll work to remove it.
La Voz Latina invites the community to line Sgt Macqualay Park with alters for Dia De Los Muertos. Individuals and orgainzations are invited to create altares with the hopes of lining the entire perimeter of the park.
Free family-friendly fun during the final in a series of events dubbed, #CommonsThursdays. Also, a civic engagement opportunity to learn about the redesign of Civic Center and UN Plaza under the Civic Center Public Realm Plan.
According to the mesmerized review, during the show,Signs, the crowd of 70 or so was held rapt by Gerard’s series of mind-reading experiments, dramatic vignettes and yes, card tricks — all held together by a Millennial-friendly rapid-fire charm offensive.
SF Eater calls Gibson, the new fire-focused restaurant at Hotel Bijou, a glam art deco throwback. Chef Robin Song, formerly of Hog & Rocks and Central Kitchen, is before the hearth at the bar and lounge restaurant.
In addition to this month's stats, we spotlight a product we're using to help prevent spread of hepatitis A which is currently affecting communities in southern California. Taking this proactive preventative measure is not only for the protection of our community but also our dedicated staff.
During the September 7th event held at the Hamilton on O’Farrell Street, we actively engaged the community in Quality of Life issues affecting the neighborhood. Five staff members facilitated working groups comprised of approximately ten audience members each. Here's a report back on some of the ideas, themes, and action steps that emerged.
By far the splashiest fundraiser of the year is back for its 25th edition. The #PoolToss is held at the historically rocking Phoenix Hotel with local leaders taking the plunge into the pool to raise funds in support of TNDC's Tenderloin After-School Program (#TASPkids) which impacts the lives of 240 youth every year.