New Logo, Deep History

Your Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association decided recently that it’s time for a little visual refresh, and we are happy to share with you the newly adopted logo for our organization. HVNA’s new logo references our shared civic heritage with a … Read More

New Community Board!

We’re excited to announce our new Hayes Valley Community Board, at the corner of Octavia and Hayes. This board was built in partnership with The Hayes Valley Merchants Council and PROXY. We look forward to filling up this board with … Read More

Everything was bananas at the Hayes Valley Carnival

Circus performers put on impressive feats for attendees of all ages on a sunny Saturday afternoon. This article was originally published on The Bold Italic, by Aaron Levy-Wolins   I’ve been a San Franciscan long enough to know that the … Read More

Digging In The Archives

Hayes Valley has a rich and complex history. As we move our neighborhood forward, sometimes it’s helpful to look to our past. Lucky for us, our former president Gail Baugh kept an archive of Hayes Valley documents. Primarily from 1991 … Read More

Statement in support of Page Slow Street

The following letter was sent to the SFMTA board on January 13, 2022 Gwyneth Borden, Chair San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 RE: Page Slow Street … Read More

Gardening Event with Magic Zone at Hayes Valley Playground

A truly wonderful event. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers: David Holler, Professor at USF, and writing students Gail Baugh Liz and son Dawson Michael White, SF Magic Zone Nico Bremond, chair of HVNA Equity Committee  

LGBTQ History in Hayes Valley

Although the Castro emerged as a gay neighborhood in the 1960s, the support it provided to LGBTQ people often was qualified by such limitations as socioeconomic status, race, age, and gender identity. Because Hayes Valley largely escaped the forces of … Read More

Hayes Valley Carnival

Historical Essay by Reg McDonald Photo: Calisphere By 1909 a number of neighborhoods across San Francisco began holding large public events in an effort to bring the city together and remind its residents and the rest of the country that … Read More