Grilling in the Mo’
Annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off
Saturday, June 22nd
What: Grilling in the Mo’ is a free blues concert and family BBQ celebrating the start of summer events in the Fillmore District and summer enrichment programs for Western Addition youth. Bring your family and a blanket and prepare yourself for a day of community connectedness. Grab some free food, and enjoy the blues with performances by Bobbie “Spider” Webb and Adrian Costa & Blues Persuasion Bands, along with performances from The Village Kids Chorus, a showcase of neighborhood talent, line dancing, face painting, a kid’s zone and activities for all.
When: Saturday, June 22, 2013. 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary @ Steiner
Who: “Grilling in the ‘Mo” is sponsored by The Village Project, in collaboration with the Bayview YMCA, Western Addition Family Resource Center, Bi-Rite Markets, San Francisco Rec & Park, Hamilton Recreation Center and Mo’ Magic (Kids Zone).
Adrian Williams is Executive Director and founder of the Village Project, a service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment programs for youth and their families in the Western Addition. The Village Project organizes family events, including last year’s 7th annual Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec. 26 – Jan 1), “A Senior Moment – A Senior Prom for the 50+ and most recently, Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/ Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore held on February 11th. “In keeping with our mission of strengthening families and community, we will continue to partner and produce these quality events, which serve to connect the neighborhoods and families of San Francisco”, stated Ms. Williams.
Why: The Annual “Summer Fest Kick-Off jump starts a series of free summer concerts and festivals to be held in the historical Fillmore Jazz District, i.e., The San Francisco Black Film Festival (June 13 -16), Annual Juneteenth Celebration (June 15th), The Fillmore Jazz Festival (July 6-7), Salsa on the Fillmore (July 12th -13th) and the Fillmore’s annual Reggae Festival in September. More importantly, it has become an integral part of The Village Project’s summer enrichment camp, which provides a safe haven for youth to learn, grow and enjoy fun activities during the summer months.
The Village Project will sponsor its 8th all day Summer Enrichment Camp, starting June 10th
. The camp is free, and is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street. For more information or to donate, visit www.thevillageprojectsf.org
. The camp will run from June 10th
– August 2nd
for youth 6 to 14 years old.