In this Newsletter Event Mayor’s Announcement Don’t Leave it on the Sidewalk! Celebration Arbor Day & Volunteer 161st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival


Celebrate Irish culture within our community during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Schools, youth organizations, labor unions, cultural groups, San Francisco Police and Fire Departments as well as political leaders will partake in the annual celebration.

Date: Saturday, March 17 (10:00-5:00 PM) Location: Civic Center Plaza Parade begins at 11:30 AM Community Outreach: Join the Conversation


Sunday Streets: Mission Community Meeting


Interested in more frequent Sunday Streets events in the Mission? Take part in development and anaylsis of potential events by attending the Sunday Streets Mission Community Meeting. Date: March 19, Monday (6:30 pm) Location: Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street (x York) MTA Town Hall Budget Meetings

SFMTA will hold town hall meetings where motorists, Muni patrons and the general public are encouraged to provide their feedback in the potential increasing fares, reducing transit services, and/or extending parking meter hours later into the evening and Sundays due to budget deficit.

Date: Wednesday, March 21 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Location: Waldorf High School 470 West Portal Avenue, Herbst Hall Budget Town Halls

Join Mayor Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors and City Department heads at our annual Budget Town Halls. Get educated about the budget process and let your city leaders know what your priorities are as we balance the city’s first two-year budget.

Districts 5 & 6 with Supervisors Christina Olague & Jane Kim Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) Location: Tenderloin Community School, 627 Turk Street

Districts 8 & 9 with Supervisors Scott Wiener & David Campos Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) Location: Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd Street

Districts 2 & 3 with Supervisors Mark Farrell & David Chiu Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) Location: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street

Districts 4 & 7 with Supervisors Carmen Chu & Sean Elsbernd Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 (10 – 11:30 a.m.) Location: San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road

Districts 1 & 5 with Supervisors Eric Mar & Christina Olague Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (6 – 7:30 p.m.) Location: County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park

District 10 & 11 with Supervisors Malia Cohen & John Avalos Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 (10 – 11:30 a.m.) Location: City Arts and Technology High School, 325 La Grande Avenue


Join Mayor Lee for Citywide Community Coffees

Residents are invited to call 311, where they can leave their name, contact information, and brief details about the issue they would like to discuss with the Mayor. Participants in the community coffee with Mayor Lee will be notified of their appointment the Thursday prior to the meeting.


Saturday, April 21, 2012 – District 6

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – District 1

Saturday, June 9, 2012 – District 8 & 9

Saturday, July 14, 2012 – District 10

Saturday, September 15, 2012 – Districts 4 & 7

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – District 5

Events Green Connections Project


Re-envision our open spaces, waterfronts, city streets and paths as green connectors with the Green Connections Project. GCP will host meetings to develop our City’s green spaces.

Date: Wednesday, MARCH 21 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Tenderloin Community Benefit District Office 134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, MARCH 28 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Potrero Hill Recreation Center 801 Arkansas Street, San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, APRIL 4 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Visitacion Valley Public Library, Community Room 201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, APRIL 11 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Chinatown Public Library, Community Room 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco

Date: WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 (3:00 to 6:00 PM) Location: Joseph Lee Recreation Center 1395 Mendell Street, San Francisco South Sunset Mosaic March Tile Party


Art in Every Classroom is a nonprofit educational foundation that seeks to bring curriculum-based art classes and high-quality art materials to San Francisco schools. Art in Every Classroom will be hosting their second Tile Party, where people of all ages are invited to come paint tiles for the Mosaic Tile Project.

Date: Sunday March 25 Location: South Sunset Playground 40th Ave and Vicente San Francisco, CA 94199

Moscone Recreation Center Community Spring Fling Party


Join us for a morning filled with egg hunts, cookie decorating, egg dyeing, carnival games, sack races, bouncy castle, arts&crafts and fun for the whole family! For more information call (415) 292-2045. Donations will be happily accepted for SF Parks Alliance Gear Up Fund!

Date: Saturday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm Location: Moscone Center 747 Howard Street San Francisco, CA. 94103

Teen Programs at SF Public Library

Learn something new and have fun with your peers for free! Learn about construction and engineering with Teen Tech Week, join in a chess tournament, get involved in sidewalk chalk art, and much more! Click on the link above for a schedule of events, and check out the facebook page at

Date: March 2012 Location: Public Libraries throughout the City Sunday Streets


Sunday Streets is a series of free events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world. A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours. Come join the fun!


Date and Location:

· April 15: Great Highway/Golden Gate park- new route through the park · May 6: Mission · June 3: Mission · July 1: Mission · July 22: Bayview · August 5: Mission · August 26 Chinatown · September 9: Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square · October 21: Outer Mission/Excelsior Alice in recreation Land Spring Eggstravaganza


Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day off egg hunts, carnival rides, jumpy houses, arts & crafts, entertainment and a rib cook-off between Rec and Park, SF Police and SF Fire Departments. $8 per person for an all-access pass.

Date: Saturday, April 7 11am to 3 pm

Location: Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park Volunteer Opportunities Alemany Farm On-going Volunteer Project



Alemany Farm combines growing fruits and vegetables in an urban setting with native plant restoration. If you’re interested in learning about urban gardening than Alemany Farm is the project for you!

Date: March 19, 26

Location: St. Mary’s Urban Youth Farm National Rebuilding Day

Join Rebuilding Together San Francisco! Over 27,000 people have volunteered on a Rebuilding Day project since 1989. Click on the link above for more information and application forms.


Follow @RTSanFran on Twitter for constant updates!

Date : Saturday, April 28 Location: Locations City-wide FREE Neighborhood Emergency Response Training


The goal of this program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self-sufficient in a major disaster situation! Through this program, individuals will learn how to help themselves and their loved ones to prepare and better respond to natural disasters.


Visit or call (415) 970-2024 for more information on registration

Click here to see training schedules on April & May

Date and Location: NERT


Mission Date: Tuesday, March 20 & 27 6:30PM-9:30PM Location: Valencia Gardens Community Room 390 Valencia at 15th Street

Ingleside-Oceanview-Lakeside Date: Thursday, March 15 & 22 6:00PM-9:00PM Location: Aptos Middle School

Bayview Date: Saturday 24 & 21 8:30AM-5:30PM Location: SF Jewish Community Center

Laurel/Presidio/Lower Pacific Heights Date: Thursday, March 29 8:30AM-4:30PM Location: SF Jewish Community Center Mayor’s Announcements Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce Series To Engage Residents In City Budget

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a number of Community Engagement events to get the public more involved in the budget process and educate residents about the Mayor’s budget principles as he builds a balanced two-year budget.

“We need to hear directly from our residents about the issues that matter most to them,” said Mayor Lee. “My goal is to stimulate the local economy, create good jobs, and encourage innovative efficiencies within City departments and programs, and I am eager to share these principles with the public and hear directly from them.”



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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services is a very diverse workplace, as exemplified by the three interns featured today – Samar, Lea and Ariadne.


Samar Aburahma is a Communications student and as an Arab-American has helped organize the Arab-American Heritage Month Celebrations at City Hall in October for the last three years. She is an avid tweeter – follow her @HellaSamar!


Lea Tissot is a recent graduate of Art History from France. She has come to San Francisco for a 9 month English language program and is enjoying her time here.


Ariadne Remoundakis is a Greek-American who has recently moved back to the Bay Area after attending University in London, studying International Relations. She enjoys writing and can usually be found updating this newsletter!

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