Grillin’ in the ‘Mo

 Annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off

                                            Saturday, June 11th                          


What:  Fillmore Slim and Big Cat Tolefree will headline this year’s Grillin’ in the ‘Mo at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 11th.  Tia Carroll will open this free blues concert and local talent will also be showcased. The annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off 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, a big appetite, a blanket and prepare yourself for a day of community connectedness.   Grab some food, make tie-dyed t-shirts or make gigantic bubbles and enjoy some down home blues.  Soulful hits will be spinning all day by DJ, Mr. “C”.  Join our seniors with some line dancing, while the kids enjoy youth activities in our kid’s zone, i.e. face painting, cotton candy, jumpers, & bubbles. Grillin in the ‘Mo is our Summer Fest Kick-Off, a day to spend with family & community.

When:  Saturday, June 11, 2016; 12:00 Noon to 5 p.m. 

Where:  Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary @ Steiner 

Cost:  Free 

Who: Fillmore’s Summer Fest Kick-Off, Grillin in the ‘Mo is produced by The Village Project, in collaboration with the Bayview YMCA, Western Addition Family Resource Center, Bi-Rite Markets, The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco Rec & Park, Hamilton Recreation Center, MoMagic, The Bayview Newspaper, The Fillmore Center Apartments, Cathedral Hill Plaza, Nia Soul, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Booker T. Washington Community Center and SOMARTS.  This project is partially funded by the Dept. of Public Health.  A special thanks to President London Breed, District 5 Supervisor, State Assemblyman, David Chiu, San Francisco Travel & Whole Foods for your continued support in helping us to build a stronger Fillmore!  At this year’s celebration, we will honor the SF Fire Department for 150 years of service to the City of San Francisco.

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 produces family events, including last year’s 10th 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.  “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.  

NOTE: The Village Project will sponsor its 10th all day Summer Enrichment Camp, starting June 6th.  The camp is free, and is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street.  For more information or to donate, visit  The camp will run from June 6th – July 29th for youth 5 to 17 years old.

About the Bayview Y 

The YMCA has long been at the forefront of providing quality, free or low-cost programming for youth and families. Their programs are run by caring, experienced staff with a focus on youth development principles: safety, relationship building, skill building, community involvement, and meaningful youth participation.  The Bayview Hunters Point Y has been the co-sponsor for the San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration, A Senior Moment & Grillin’ in the Mo’.

About WAFRC 

The goals and objectives of the Western Addition Family Resource Center (WAFRC) are to provide services that empower families and build community. We provide services to many families involved with the Department of Human Services and aim to strengthen families’ capacities for healthy development and self-sufficiency. The

WAFRC has established a strong community presence which has translated into a multitude of families receiving services.

We need volunteers on the day of the event and donations. Please contact Adrian @ 415-424-2980 or visit our web site:




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