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Media Advisory / Onsite Coverage Request: Thursday, August 17

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Media Advisory / Onsite Coverage Request: Thursday, August 17

NOTE: San Francisco City Hall will be illuminated in “Commons” logo colors


WHAT: The Commons on 3rd Thursdays

Public Private Partnership Brings Family-Friendly Event

Featuring Live Music on Three Stages, Food Trucks, and Activities for All Ages to 

San Francisco’s Central Public Plazas between City Hall and Market Street

WHO: Entertainment by: Another Planet Entertainment, Noise Pop & People in Plazas

Food and Drink by: Off the Grid

Coordination by: SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development and Civic Center Community Benefit District

WHERE: Three linked public spaces: UN Plaza, Fulton street between the Library and the Asian Art Museum, and Civic Center Plaza

WHEN: August 17: 5pm – 9pm

WEB / SOCIAL: / #commonsthursdays

HOW MUCH:               FREE and open to the public

ENTERTAINMENT: Another Planet Entertainment (Fulton Street)

  • DJ Ry Pieri: 5pm – 6:15pm
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
  • Field Medic: 7:30pm – 9pm

Noise Pop: (United Nations Plaza)

  • Music to Read By – Sound Installation by Christopher Willits

People In Plazas (Civic Center Plaza)

  • DJ Funklor: 5pm 6:30pm; 7:20pm – 7:40pm; 8:30pm – 9pm
  • The Caribbean Allstars: 6:30pm – 7:20pm; 7:40pm – 8:30pm

Other Activities (throughout)

  • Giant Jennga and Scrabble; Bocce Ball
  • Adobe Books Pop-up Bookstore and SFPL Book Sale
  • Art installations, including Exploratorium sound installations

WHY: The “Commons on 3rd Thursdays” series of events grew out of the Civic Center Commons initiative, a strategic effort led by the City of San Francisco and community partners to transform daily experiences in these public spaces and create a unified, inclusive civic “commons”. 

“When our residents can share some great food with a friend or dance along with a neighbor, they are coming together to create a stronger, closer community,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “These vibrant events reflect our commitment to make the Civic Center Commons safe, welcoming places for our families, visitors and workers.” 

Two more “Commons on 3rd Thursday” events are on the calendar: September 21 and October 19