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

Two Green Sanctuaries in Hayes Valley

Green space is prized in Hayes Valley. Popular Patricia’s Green is just that, green. You love to be around green growing plants: potted plants at home, a window garden, on the steps, or a little space that is shaded or … Read More

Octavia Historic Commemoration Project

The Octavia Historic Commemoration Project is seeking artists and designers to submit proposals for a permanent installation to capture the spirit of that achievement. Initial proposals due Friday April 30th, 2021 @ 5:00pm. It’s been nearly 20 years since the … Read More

Vaccine Scams- Raising Community Awareness

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become more widely available for eligible San Franciscans, scams relating to the vaccine continue to emerge. It is important that all San Franciscans, especially those most vulnerable to these malicious attempts, understand how to … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

The SF Government’s Community Partners Group and Community Branch-COVID Command Center have put together this COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit, a suite of documents created to keep you and your community up-to-date on the latest information surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution. … Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

“The Negro also had to recognize that one hundred years after emancipation he lived on a lonely island of economic insecurity in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Negroes are still at the bottom of the economic … Read More