The HVNA is having our monthly meeting this Thursday, May 23 from 7pm-8:30pm at the HV Playground Clubhouse (Hayes and Buchanan Streets). Topics include cultural events, LGBT Pride, Juneteenth, and committee updates. Hear presentations on:
- New Conservatory Theater - Ed Decker, Executive Director. Ed will speak about the the New Conservatory Theater’s current season and the state of LGBT theater. We welcome New Conservatory Theater as one of the long established art organizations that is new to HVNA’s expanded boundaries.
- African American Art and Culture Complex - Kimberly Hayes, Executive Director. We’ve welcomed her at the AAACC and in the Hayes Valley Voice. Now we are happy to host the new executive director of the AAACC on our home turf. Come hear what Kimberly has planned for this excellent arts organization.
- Afro-Futurism: Envisioning the Year 2070 and Beyond, Kheven LaGrone, curator. In a new exhibition at the San Francisco Main Library, artists respond to the question of what the future of the African American consciousness will be. Preview this work with some of the invited participating artists Tomye, Durrell Owens, Safety First ©, Nyame Brown, and James M. Kennedy.
We are proud to present the 3rd Annual Ham & Eggs Fire Brunch this Sat. (5/18) noon at the Biergarten. Meet your neighbors, enjoy great food, and celebrate a neighborhood resilience that even an earthquake couldn’t shake. Proceeds will go to the HVNA.
Plus, the HVNA’s Larry Cronander will lead a walking tour at 10:00am, which will begin and end at the Biergarten (in time for the Brunch). The theme is the effects of the H&E Fire on HV and its social consequences and will include the new Market Street Masonry Historic District.
Do you live near Buchanan and Page Streets? Want to expand our local sidewalk gardens? Join Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) this Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm for a meeting about sidewalk garden installation in the neighborhood. The meeting will take place at 406-408 Buchanan Street.
The HVNA Public Safety Committee is having their next meeting this Monday, May 6 at 7pm in the Korean American Center (745 Buchanan). The topic of discussion will be how the residents can help the Police Department when situations like the Boston Bombings happen in San Francisco. What should people do and what should they not do? With parades along Market Street and with the Bay to Breakers running right thru the heart of Hayes Valley this is an important discussion. Captain Greg McEachern will provide literature and will lead the discussion of what residents can do to help.
Join the Hayes Valley Farm on Sunday May 5th for their final event. It’s a free family event that will feature music, face painting, worm and composting workshops, and much more. It runs from 11am to 3pm at the Fell Street entrance. To learn more email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hayes Valley Farm has transformed our neighborhood and City, creating a generation of urban farmers. Come celebrate this amazing success!
The HVNA is having our monthly meeting this Thursday (4/25) 7pm at the Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse (Hayes and Buchanan Streets). The agenda includes:
1. Bay to Breakers – Angel Fang, This is the 101st year of this San francisco Tradition. While noted as a fun run, it is actually a USA Track and Field certified 12K run. Craigslist is the new sponsor.
2. Hayes Valley Farmers’ Market – James Cochran, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association – PCFMA, HVNA, and the Hayes Valley Merchants Association bring this farmers’ market to you on Octavia between Hayes and Ivy Streets.
3. Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco – Peter Cohen and Tommi Avicolli Mecca, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be taking up the issue of tenants-in-common (TIC) to condo conversions in May. Hear what the HRCSF has to say about this.
4. 450 Hayes Street. - Mark MacDonald from DM Development (co-developer with DDG) and Glenn Rescalvo, Handel Architects, They will present their work for a residential building at 450 Hayes St., one of the most prominent of the freeway parcels that were created after the demolition of the central freeway.
5. Hayes Valley Fire Brunch – HVNA Board, The third annual Hayes Valley Fire Brunch is on again. It commemorates the fire that started in Hayes Valley after the 1906 earthquake.
The Hayes The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association is holding our monthly community meeting this Thursday (3/28), from 7:00PM – 8:30PM at the Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse (Corner of Hayes and Buchanan Streets).
Meeting topics include:
- Introducing new Parks and Greening Committee
- Ham and Eggs Breakfast/Fundraiser
- Earth Day
We hope to see you there!
The Northern Station February newsletter describes recent trends in neighborhood crime. There has been a 11% YTD decrease in violent crime and 32% YTD increase in property crime. Captain Greg McEachern has promised to have officers patrolling high target areas and address these thefts.
Captain McEachern offers 5 tips to reduce the likelihood that your vehicle will be broken into:
- Don’t leave valuable items in your car.
- Covering items with a blanket or other item doesn’t deter theft.
- Do not leave keys to your residence in the car.
- Lock your car!
- Please report any suspicious activity.
The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association is holding our monthly community meeting this Thursday (2/28), from 7:00PM – 8:30PM at the Hayes Valley Playground Clubhouse (Corner of Hayes and Buchanan Streets).
Our HVNA has a history of active involvement in many fields — come learn more and get involved!
This month we will hold our yearly Board elections. Plus, we will hear presentations from our committees, including:
- Transportation and Planning – Jason Henderson
- Public Safety – Bob Barnwell
- Business Relations – Larry Cronander
- Arts, Culture and Entertainment – Bill Bulkley
- Parks / Agriculture / Greening – Jay Rosenburg
- Communications – Murrey Nelson
The African American Shakespeare Company proudly presents Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the African American Arts and Culture Complex (762 Fulton St). Performances are scheduled for:
- Sat Feb 9, 8pm
- Sun Feb 10, 3pm
- Sat Feb 16, 8pm
- Sun Feb 17, 3pm
Learn more and purchase tickets here.