Brewtruc & Mo’ Magic Charity Beer Garden This Saturday

Feeling thirsty?  Enjoy great beer?  Want to support a great neighborhood program?

This Saturday Mo’ Magic and brewtruc are hosting a charity beer garden at 160 Church Street (parking lot of the former Blockbuster) from 1PM-6PM.  The event raises money for the Transitional Age Youth program, based in the Western Addition, which empowers community youth through environmental stewardship.

You can purchase tickets here.  A $20 ticket gets you ten 4-oz pours from a variety of craft beers.  There will also be music and food trucks throughout the day.

HVNA Community Meeting: Thur. (5/24) at 7pm

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Please join us this Thursday, from 7pm-8:30PM, for the HVNA’s monthly community meeting at the Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse.  This is located on 699 Hayes Street (at Buchanan).

The agenda includes the following items:

  1. SF American Institute of Architects 2012 award to the HVNA
  2. The Future of Proxy, Douglas Burnham (Envelope AD)
  3. Supervisorial Redistricting – final results

We hope to see you all there!

Raisin in the Sun at African American Arts Complex


The African American Art and Culture Complex, located at 762 Fulton, is currently hosting Lorraine Hansberry’s classic production of A Raisin in the Sun through May 27.  The African-American Shakespeare Company, which is performing the play, offers the following background:

Set on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, A RAISIN IN THE SUN follows the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of a black family. Determined to live a better life, they believe that they can succeed, and retain their dignity, in the harsh and changing world around them if they stick together and resolve to no longer defer their dreams.

Tickets are still available, via Brown Paper Tickets, for the dates listed below:

May 19th at 8 p.m.
May 20th at 3 p.m.
May 26th at 8 p.m.
May 27th at 3 p.m.

The Blog and the Hayes Valley Voice Needs Help

Friends, neighbors, community members:

The Hayes Valley Voice, brought to you by the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, is in need of some help!

Ways to help:

1. Deliver the Voice. If you are interested in walking through the neighborhood and dropping off Voices (or the bi-monthly flyer) at people’s doorsteps for a few blocks of the neighborhood. Please email us at

2. Layout the Voice. The file is already set up in Adobe InDesign by a generous graphic designer. You will work with the Editor of the newsletter every other month to layout the Voice. On the off months, you will only need to update the rear business member list that goes on the back of the flyer, with the help of the membership chair. Please email us at

3. Edit the Voice Our editor is moving across the bay (not by choice but by circumstance). We will need someone to take on the role of editor. If you are interested, please email us at

4. Contribute to the Blog or be a blog manager. We need people to contribute pieces to the blog and someone to be in charge of updating the blog. Please email us at

5. Website management. The website is being redesigned. Please email us at if you can help with the website by maintaining it.

6. Any other areas of interest in the Hayes Valley Neighbhorhood Association should be directed to We can add you to the email mailing list.