Grand reopening of the Hayes Valley Playground

Come celebrate the renovation of Hayes Valley Playground!

When: Saturday, June 11, 10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Hayes Valley Playground, Hayes St. and Buchannan St., San Francisco
What: Music, drink, and fun for all!
RSVP by June 3 to or (415) 800-5269

The Hayes Valley Playground renovation is a partnership of The Trust for Public Land and the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, with generous support from the City and County of San Francisco and

Banana Republic | Levi Strauss Foundation | McKesson
Pacific Gas and Electric Company | Wells Fargo

(Above are images of the community helping with the mosaic tile installation that Laurel True designed at the Hayes Valley Playground .To view Laurel’s work go to:

Fire Breakfast Fundraiser

The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association would like to thank all the neighbors and friends that came out to support the organization and enjoy the company of community members.

We would like to especially thank Suppenküche for making the entire event happen. It was a great preview of their future biergarten space.

The event was also made possible by the generous support of:
The San Francisco Fire Department
The Mayor’s Office of Redevelopment
The Proxy Project
Envelope A+D
Avedano’s Meats
Sightglass Coffee
La Boulange de Hayes
Frjtz on Hayes
Soul Food Farm
Salle Piano
The San Francisco Jazz High School All Stars

Summer Internship/Green job training for teens

90-Hour Internship Program

BEETS is a green job training program for 15-19 year olds, primarily living in the Western Addition of San Francisco. The program provides structured internships and occupational training, for young people with barriers to employment, through a variety of workshops, field trips, and hands-on experiences.

Attend workshops on Resume Building, Interviewing, Cover Letter Writing, and Finding a Job. Gain hands-on experience working in community gardens and parks. Assist with CommunityGrows garden and cooking classes for elementary-aged youth, and more!

15-19 year-olds
Priority given to those living in the Western Addition

Training and hands-on experience in the field of green jobs. Build your resume, attend workshops and field trips. Earn $8/hour.

June 14 – August 11
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
One Saturday/month
Additional days, as scheduled

Application Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2011, at 5:00 pm

To request an application, please contact:
Lisa Drogin
BEETS Program Coordinator (preferred)

Asian Heritage Street Celebration


May 21 (11am – 6pm) Larkin St. from Grove to Ellis, San Francisco

Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander cultures! There will be a Healthy Living Pavilion with free Hepatitis B screenings, an Arts and Crafts Alley, and more! Receive free general admission to the Asian Art Museum as well. FREE.

Contact: Angela Pang at (415) 373-4002 or via email at


Koshland Park and Garden Workday next Saturday

On Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Koshland Park and Garden (located at the corner of Page Street and Buchanan Street), there will be a workday in the park and garden. CommunityGrows staff and volunteers will be working from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, picking up trash, mulching and making the park and garden shine. All are welcome. Please join CommunityGrows. Please wear layered, comfortable work-clothes and closed-toed shoes. Juice and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own bottled water. CommunityGrows looks forward to spending some time with you to make this park beautiful for our youth programs!