Gay Pride This Weekend, Here’s A Map of the Street Closures

Celebration and Rally - Sat, June 24, 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM Sun, June 25, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Civic Center Plaza Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. MAIN STAGE Two days of inspirational speakers and performers; with Betty Who, Cazwell, Madame Gandhi, Kimberly Alvarenga, Dru Project, Maysam Sodagari, and more. Check out the line up. COMMUNITY STAGES & GATHERING SPACES Local producers bring to life 20 stages and venues throughout the Celebration that weave together the many facets of our diverse communities in a beautiful mosaic. Learn more. ...
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New Public Art for Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Can Be Viewed at the Library

The San Francisco Arts Commission announces the proposal display for a new public artwork for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The objective of this project is to activate and enliven the Polk Street and west facing Hayes Street façades of the Auditorium with a significant, museum-caliber artwork of the highest aesthetic quality for permanent display. This project is the first public art project to be funded through the auspices of the Public Art Trust with a contribution made by The Emerald Fund, the developers who are constructing two residential properties across from the Auditorium. Re...
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SPUR Panel to Talk About Civic Center Commons: Creating Inclusive Public Space

The city and many community partners are bringing new and dynamic attractions and experiences to the Civic Center Commons — Civic Center Plaza, United Nations Plaza and the space between — while better engaging and serving the low- or no-income people who rely on these spaces every day. Hear from the multi-disciplinary team that is currently working on this complex equation and learn how they’ve outlined a road map for creating a truly inclusive public space. Generously sponsored by Zendesk. Randy Carter / Hunters Point Family Amy Cohen / San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce ...
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Technicolor Zen Garden @ Asian Art Museum, February 5

Come celebrate the passage of the New Year at the Technicolor Zen Garden! Stationed outside the Asian Art Museum at the corner of Larkin + Fulton, this multi-sensory garden draws influence from scientific and cultural practices of mindfulness, meditation, and compassionate behavior. Inspired by Japanese Zen Gardens, Ugo Rondinone's Seven Magic Mountains (http://www.sevenmagicmountains.com/) and Stanford's Center for Compassion Altruism Research and Education (http://ccare.stanford.edu/), this colorful 2,000+ sq. ft. enclosure will feature five unique activities including: Vanishing drawin...
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Helen Diller Playgrounds in Civic Center to Break Ground on February 14

The Trust For Public Land, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, and the Helen Diller Family Foundation invite you to celebrate the start of construction on these innovative, creative play spaces in the heart of the city. Join them for the groundbreaking of the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds! Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:00am – 1:00pm Civic Center Plaza Larkin Street at Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102 [cherry_google_map geo_address="Civic Center Plaza Larkin Street at Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102" zoom_value="17" map_style="light-monochrome" map_...
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Large-Scale Sculptures Will Light Up Civic Center Plaza Until March

Display to Honor Chinese New Year and the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Sculptures are on view January 30 – March 10, 2017 City and cultural leaders will gather in honor of Chinese New Year and to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with a dedication and lighting ceremony for six large-scale illuminated bamboo lanterns by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau. Titled Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, the installation was organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Recreation &...
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Inauguration Weekend Activities and Protests This Weekend

Presidential Inauguration Day Activities Friday, January 20:  Numerous planned and unplanned activities will take place from 8 a.m. through the evening at Justin Herman Plaza, City Hall, Civic Center, Market Street, the downtown area and elsewhere in the City.  Customers should plan extra travel time and be prepared for service impacts if protests disrupt traffic. Walk for Life Saturday, January 21:  The annual Walk for Life West Coast will stage a rally and march on Saturday.  There will be speakers at Civic Center Plaza beginning at 10:45 a.m., an information faire at 11 a.m. and followed...
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Office of Economic and Workforce Development Releases Annual Report 2015-2016

The City and County of San Francisco recently released the Office of Economic and Workforce Development Annual Report 2015-2016. According to Todd Rufo, director of OEWD, “This report…highlights our programs, projects, and new initiatives; and offers a snapshot of who we are and what we do as an organization that touches every neighborhood in the City.” OEWD has made great strides across seven important areas and worked relentlessly to strengthen the city, improve the quality of life, and create a San Francisco for everyone. The many areas of accomplishments include an abundance of successes...
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CBD and SFMTA Roll Out Parking Specials for the Holidays

For the third year in a row, the Civic Center CBD is partnering with the SFMTA and Impark to offer the popular $5 Flat Event Rate program at Civic Center Garage for the holidays season. Since 2015, SFMTA staff have made several improvements at the Civic Center Garage: [su_list icon="icon: chevron-circle-right" icon_color="#f25d22"] the Civic Center Community Benefit District has added a guard in the elevator lobby on Tue-Sat evenings, from 6:00 to 11:00 pm to provide a safe presence for patrons; New brighter stairwell lighting; Three new elevators to all parking levels; New di...
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Outside Lands To Run Shuttles from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to GGP

Friday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Golden Gate Park Now in its ninth year, Outside Lands has quickly become one of the premier music and arts festivals in the country. A stellar roster of established and up-and-coming artists will play to an expected crowd of 200,000 people during the three days. This year’s headliners include Lionel Richie, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem. We know you’ll be eager to get to the show in the afternoon and to get home at night, so avoid waiting in line at the ticket machine or searching for loose change by purchasing your fare in advance with the MuniM...
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CBD Elects New Officers and Honors Two at Annual Meeting

The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 9:00 am, at the newly remodeled San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in War Memorial Veterans' Building. The first order of business was outgoing chair Bill Whitfield presented a brochure that was printed that highlights key CBD accomplishments in the past year. He then presented the slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year to being July 1, 2016. The slate was elected by the board and are as follows: Chair - Tim Vrabel, Emerald Fund Ist Vice Chair - Ruth Nott, San Francisco Opera 2nd V...
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Civic Center CBD is Seeking a Part-time Program Coordinator

The Civic Center CBD and partnering with the Asian Art Museum to employ a part-time Program Coordinator to assist with activation programs in Civic Center Plaza and the new Living Innovation Zome coming to the Asian Art Museum property on Fulton Street. This collaboration allows both organizations to pool limited resources and create a better combined position that will allow the coordinator to work with multiple cultural agencies, City departments and community groups. Description Two year, part-time position to begin immediately and run through summer 2018. Works closely with the Asian Art...
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