San Francisco Village http://www.sfvillage.org http://www.sfvillage.org is a membership organization that serves seniors who wish to age in their own neighborhoods and their own homes. They include members in almost every San Francisco zip code, and are making an effort to expand more fully into the Cole Valley/Haight Ashbury neighborhood. They are hosting an event at Park Public Library on Page Street on Saturday, March 15 from 1-3 pm. Check it out if you are interested.
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I just designed this poster for http://www.ChinesePuzzles.org. Bat “蝠” is a visual pun for “good fortune” or happiness in Chinese, while “马上” translated as “above the horse back” also means “right away” or “immediately” in Chinese. So the hidden meaning of this traditional charm symbol 马上见蝠(福) is “Good fortune right away!” or “Happiness immediately!” Have a great year everyone!
Saw an old watermill recently, reminded me of Fernand Léger’s “Ballet Mécanique”. My iPhone happened to have some batteries left, so I made a “Mill Mécanique”.
I found a really cool little library while I was walking on Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. A cute wooden library on a stand with a glass door waiting for neighbors/passerby to pick up a book or two and bring back another one to share. Wouldn’t it be nice if some home owners in Cole Valley can do the same? According to the map on http://littlefreelibrary.org, only two out of these 10,000+ libraries are located in San Francisco.
Just made a few camel colored bike lane scarves for this weekend’s pop up show at the firehouse 8 on 1648 Pacific Avenue between Van ness and Polk - come on by! Also available at my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sflocal
Cole Valley Fair will be back again for its 11th year on Sunday, September 29, 2013. The well-attended fair features local art and fine crafts, lip-smacking food, live music, a display of historical Cole Valley photographs, a full block of vintage automobiles owned by neighborhood residents, events for children, and more!
Artist with unique handcrafted work can apply for a booth space before the deadline July 1, 2013. Priority will be given to Cole Valley residents, returning vendors, and promising new applicants. (Imported merchandise will not be considered). Musicians from all genres and styles are encouraged to apply for one-hour performance slots. The Cole Valley Fair is a small and intimate street fair where the right sound will attract a lot of attention.
And, yes, Cars on Cole will be back again this year. Never been to the event? Interesting neighborhood vehicles accepted — whatever that may mean. It need not be a “show queen”, or vintage, or rare. The range of vehicles in past years has been from a gaggle of Citroen 2CV’s, British, German, French, Japanese and Italian sports and touring cars, heavy 30-60’s American Iron, Model A to modern Hot Rod, bicycles to motorcycles.
Application forms for vendors, musicians, and cars are available on www.midlinestudio.com/Cole_Valley_Fair.html. Food applications will be handled separately.
Grattan Elementary School, 165 Grattan Street
$10 child, $15 adult, $40 family
Balloons! Fantastic comedy magic show by Mike Toy Magic! Buffet ballpark style dinner! Magillah Reading!
Chabad of Cole Valley,Nosson Potash, 415-598-8718, email@example.com
Sign up online and enter a raffle to win two GIANTS tickets! www.ChabadCV.org/2124499
Join a Cole Valley Community Wide Menorah Lighting at Grattan Playground on December 11th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Watch a spectacular fire show.
Enjoy delicious latkas and donuts.
Have your picture taken with Judah the Maccabee.
Fun arts and crafts for kids.
Last year, Christin from the Booksmith and several other community-minded small business owners made a list of ideas for a future Haight Street. A few of those ideas have already been put in motion: the addition of parklets, more bicycle parking, streetscaping including the addition of plants in many tree wells with help from a guerilla gardener or two. They also approached our Supervisor’s office about ideas for more permanent changes such as wider sidewalks and better pedestrian lighting (most of the street lights we have now are designed to light the road for cars). Additional ideas were for more street art and/or historic markers for important landmarks in the neighborhood (you probably know where the Grateful Dead lived, but did you know we used to have a water park, a baseball diamond, and a street car rail all here?) The good news is Supervisor Christina Olague and the Department of Planning have put together funds for the creation of a Public Realm Plan, the first step in a multi-year process to seek community input & make a plan for the future of Haight Street.
You are invited to the first Community Workshop to offer your input on what you’d like to see change (or not) about Haight Street.
What: Haight Ashbury Public Realm Plan, First Community Meeting facilitated by City Planner Alexis Smith
When: Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Where: Urban School, 1563 Page Street, San Francisco
Questions: Alexis Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org; 415-575-9131; http://haightashbury.sfplanning.org)