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Public Private Partnership Brings Family-Friendly Inclusive Event

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WHAT: The Commons on 3rd Thursdays

Public Private Partnership Brings Family-Friendly Inclusive Event

Featuring Food, Fun and Festivities to Plazas Around

San Francisco’s Tenderloin & Central Market

WHO: SF Mayor’s Office of Office of Economic & Workforce Development and Civic Center CBD Coordinate Series

Entertainment provided by:

Another Planet Entertainment, Asian Art Museum,

Noise Pop, Off the Grid, SF Recreation & Parks & People in Plazas

WHERE: Three linked public spaces

  • UN Plaza
  • Fulton Street between the Library & the Asian Art Museum
  • Civic Center Plaza

WHEN: July 20: 4pm – 8pm

WEB / SOCIAL: / #commonsthursdays

HOW MUCH:               FREE and open to the public

ENTERTAINMENT: Another Planet Entertainment:

  • DJ Funklor: 4pm – 5:15pm
  • Rojai: 5:15pm-6pm
  • Sal’s Greenhouse: 6:30pm-8pm

Noise Pop:

  • SF Rock Project: 4pm – 4:30pm
  • SFJazz High School Ensemble: 5pm – 5:40pm
  • Xiomara: 6:10pm – 6:50pm

People In Plazas:

  • DJ Walt Digs: 4pm – 5pm; 5:50pm – 6:10pm; 7pm – 8pm
  • Sandor y Su Mecanica: 5pm – 5:50pm; 6:10pm – 7pm

WHY: The “Commons on 3rd Thursdays” series of events grew out of the Civic Center Commons Initiative: a strategy to significantly improve the day-to-day safety, comfort and experience of the three public spaces between Market Street and City Hall. The goal: transform the area’s public spaces into a unique gathering place that works for everyone, every day, especially for families and children who live and work in the Tenderloin and Central Market areas.

“With the ‘Commons on 3rd Thursdays’ series, San Francisco is working with our community groups and private partners to enliven public spaces within the Civic Center neighborhood,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “These spaces play a critical role in our civic life and provide areas where San Franciscan families can come together to connect and unite around our shared values. With new housing opportunities attracting more families to this neighborhood, it is important that we foster a unified gathering place at the Civic Center.”

Three more “Commons on 3rd Thursday” events are on the calendar: August 17, September 21 and October 19 with plans already under discussion for a Holiday period series.