Black History Month Kickoff CelebrationWhen: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Where: San Francisco City HallAdmission: FREE
Please join Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society for the 2011 Black History Month Kickoff Celebration.
The event will begin at noon on Thursday, February 3, 2011.
Refreshments will be served from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the North Light Court.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or by registering onhttp://sfbhm.eventbrite.com/
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This event is free and open to the public.
Find more Black History month events throughout the month of February here
Rotunda Dance Series: Leung's White Crane Chinese Lion Dancing
When: Friday, February 4, 2011, Noon (12:00p.m.)
Where: San Francisco City Hall
This free public performance is part of the City Hall Rotunda Dance Series, a partnership between Dancers' Group and World Arts West with San Francisco's Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall. Leung's White Crane Chinese Lion Dancing is a long-time San Francisco cultural tradition, most noted for their larger-than-life performances in the annual San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade. Join us for this dynamic lunchtime dance performance amidst the grandeur of San Francisco's City Hall
A Sensory Feast Opening ReceptionWhen: February 4, 2011, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.Where:SOMArts Cultural Center934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is pleased to present an immersive exhibition exploring the multisensory nature of food. The show features 10 emerging artists whose work tackles multifarious ideas and experiences of food. An inextricable part of every Asian culture, food encompasses many layers of meanings, traditions and interpretations. The artists selected for this show investigate the nature of food through not only visual dimensions, but through smell, touch, taste, and audition.
See an expansive periodic table charting the artist Arthur Huang's food consumption. Touch wearable food sculptures by Amy M. Ho. Try on her durian costume and pose in a pop-up photo booth. Smellcurry wallpaper and a sugar and spice-covered table by Sita K. Bhaumik in collaboration with indie perfumer Yosh Han. Hear the underappreciated sounds of food, including rotting tofu and marinating adobo, in a sound installation by Brandon Bigelow. Enter the "working" office of the National Bitter Melon Council to get recruited to the underground bitter melon movement. Taste a variety of Asian cuisine hot off local food trucks and carts all at the opening on February 4, 2011 from 6:00p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Read more information here
Recreation and Park Department Budget Community Meetings
The Recreation and Park Department is hosting two upcoming community meetings this week to share with the public the initial budget outlook for FY 2011-12 and begin the dialogue about how the Department is looking to meet the challenge of reducing their General Fund support by an estimated $6.8 million. Below is a list of the last two upcoming meetings that are open to the public:
Richmond District:When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m.-7:30p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue
Admission: FREEBayview District:When: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Joe Lee Rec, 1395 Mendell Street (Third and Oakdale Streets)
Public Meeting and Workshop: Cesar Chavez East Community Design PlanWhen: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m.-8:30p.m.
Where: Buena Vista Elementary School, 2641 25th Street - in the Auditorium
Admission: FREE and open to the public
The Cesar Chavez East Community Design Plan will develop a community-supported vision and design for street that is safe, comfortable and accessible to all. As an important connector, Cesar Chavez brings together the Mission, Potrero, Bernal Heights, Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods and is also a vital link to the Blue Greenway and the Bay.
This project will re-think Cesar Chavez as a truly multimodal corridor that can accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, cars, and trucks and that can offer recreational, ecological and cultural opportunities for people who live and work in the area.
San Francisco Anti-Graffiti ProgramWhen: TBAWhere: TBAAdmission: FREE
The San Francisco Department of Public Works' anti-graffiti program empowers individuals, neighborhood groups, corporations, and/or merchant groups to take ownership of a heavily-tagged four-block area in their neighborhood and remove graffiti from public property -- utility poles, mailboxes, trash receptacles and other street furniture. In return, DPW provides training and tools. The first training of 2011 was a huge success! For more information about the anti-graffiti watch program or to sign up for the next training read more here.
Report Graffiti:Call 311, when you see graffiti on public or private property. Orreport graffiti online.Call 911, when you see graffiti vandalism in action.
If you witness someone tagging on MUNI, notify the MUNI bus driver immediately and call 911.
2011 Neighborhood Emergency Response Training (NERT)When: January and February 2011
Where: City-wideAdmission: FREE
The NERT program provides San Francisco residents the tools to be better prepared in a time of an unexpected emergency. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will better prepare them to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour NERT training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each.
NERT classes are free to the public and all interested parties may attend at any location. Enrollment is limited, to enroll call 415- 970-2024 or sign up here
Training schedule here
DPW's Community Clean Team 2011Chinese New Year Event
When: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Where: District 2, Galileo High School and District 3, North Ping YuenAdmission: FREE
Mark your calendars and join MONS at the kick off Community Clean Team event for 2011!
Community Clean Team Calendar
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