This weekend is packed with cool events, which is very convenient as it looks like the summery weather is going to hold until of course it doesn’t… These are some of our favorite events, but you can check out the Tender Calendar for a full listing of Tenderloin/Civic Center related happenings. Have a great weekend!
- 10am-12pm: The Friends of Macaulay Park, that little children’s park at the corner of O’Farrell and Larkin (middle of the Naked Hood), partner with San Francisco Recreation and Parks and Neighborhood Parks Council to clean up the park every other month. They scrub down the equipment with soap and water, sweep up debris on the playground, weed and rake leaves in the planter areas and prune the trees. Their volunteers are families, friends and neighbors of the children who use the playground and they’re always looking for more help since as you know parks are scarce in this neighborhood–especially clean parks for children.
- 12-5pm: like every month on the 15th, artist Michael Swaine will be sewing for the people at the Tenderloin National Forest (Cohen Alley, Ellis at Leavenworth). Get there early if you have needs and remember that leather is usually a problem, even if it has large holes
- 1-9pm: UN Plaza Intervention, as part of the Reclaim Market Street! public art series. The Plaza will be transformed into a dynamic and interactive play space for children, parents and friends. As the sun sets, film screenings of A Trip Down Market Street (1906) and its 2005 remake by Melinda Stone and Liz Keim will be shown to educate citizens about Market Street’s rich history. Film archivist Rick Prelinger will also provide films from his collection that depict life on Market Street. And Off the Grid will provide some food trucks. Not provided: a general plan to revitalize Market Street that doesn’t revolve around art.
Saturday AND Sunday