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Media Advisory / Onsite Coverage Request: Thursday, October 19

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Media Advisory / Onsite Coverage Request: Thursday, October 19

NOTE: San Francisco City Hall will be illuminated in “Commons” logo colors RED/YELLOW/BLUE


WHAT: The Commons on 3rd Thursdays free “Block Party” event


Public Private Partnership Brings Family-Friendly Event

Featuring Live Music on Three Stages, Roller Skating by Church of 8 Wheels, Food Trucks, Beer Gardens, 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 and Bi-Rite Creamery

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: October 19: 5pm – 9pm

WEB / SOCIAL: / #commonsthursdays

HOW MUCH:               FREE and open to the public



Civic Center Plaza Stage (programmed by People in Plazas)
Stompy Jones:  6:30-7:20pm, 7:40-8:30pm
Live DJ: 5:00-6:30pm, 7:20-7:40pm, 8:30-9:00pm
Swing Dancing All Night!
Bocce Ball, Giant Jenga, Cornhole and other games

Fulton Street Stage (programmed by Another Planet Entertainment)
DJ Funklor: 5:00-6:15pm
No Vacation: 6:15-7:15pm
Bells Atlas: 7:45-8:45pm
Church of 8 Wheels – Free Roller Skating
#StickyQuestions Asian Art Museum LIZ Installation

United Nations Plaza Stage (programmed by Noise Pop)
xxi: 5:00 – 8:00pm
Vinyl Williams: 8:00 – 9:00pm
‘Paradise Cove’ – Jimmy Buffett themed activities, art, beverages,and more!

Nearby attractions:
City Hall photo exhibit on the Ground Floor and North Light Court by artist Tabitha Soren (formerly MTV) called Fantasy Life (open til 8pm); San Francisco Main Library’s special exhibitions, Jewett Gallery, Summer of Love & Haight and Skylight Gallery, Calligraphies in Conversation (open til 8pm); San Francisco Arts Commission 155 Grove Street Window Installation featuring design by Cliff Hengst and Martin Venezky

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”.