Midline Studio will be hosting this year's Cole Valley Street Fair on Sunday, September 28th 2014. There are no details quite yet on what vendors and musicians will be coming but we are sure it will be tons of fun, so mark your calendars!
The 11th Annual Cole Valley Street Fair will be on Sunday, Sept 29th. We are very excited to celebrate our incredible neighborhood community. This year's fair is sponsored by MIDLINE Studios, Recology, Cole Hardware, UCSF, Padrecito, and others. It will showcase various local vendors and musicians.
Here's a list of some of the booths and entertainment you'll see at this year's fair:
- Urban Bazaar
- Made In The Haight
- Chabad of Cole Valley
- Friends of Sharon Art Studio
- La Boulange de Cole
- an obstacle course by MIDLINE
- Buki the Clown
- a jumpy house
- music by: The Fly Right Sisters, Great Highway, and more!
For the complete list check out MIDLINE's site.
Want to get involved with CVIA (Cole Valley Improvement Association?), come to their meeting this Saturday!
CVIA is having their annual general meeting this Saturday at Kezar, and they’ll be joined by former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos. On the agenda? The Warriors on the waterfront.
For anyone not up on Agnos’s politics, he’s anti-Warriors on the waterfront, although he does say he would like them to be in San Francisco. You can read his full response here, before he takes his show on the road.
The general meeting with be at Kezar Bar (Cole & Carl) from 1-4pm on Saturday the 24th, and there’s a $10 door charge. In addition to Agnos’s guest speech, CVIA will be electing new officers, talking Cole Valley Street Fair, and presenting some awards. There will be wine, beer, and appetizers, so Steve Schick & Co. ask for you to let them know if you plan to attend. Email CVIASF[at]aol[dot]com to RSVP.
Be there and get involved. That’s an order!
Article originally posted on uppercasing.
The Ice Cream Bar and Soda Fountain in Cole Valley has proposed a parklet!! What are your thoughts? Do you think it's a great idea, considering that The Ice Cream Bar has limited indoor seating and it would help create more business for them? Or do you think that Cole Valley is already tight on parking spaces that taking another 2 parking spaces (remember when SFMTA took a bunch on Carl Street due to N Judah Rail Replacement/Improvement Project??), that CV neighbors desperately need.
On Nextdoor, Ted Loewenberg from the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association invites you to write to DPW with your thoughts. He also invites you to CC him at tedlsf[at]sbcglobal[dot]net so he can provide feedback to the ICB.
Thanks to our fellow bloggers at Uppercasing, we have gotten the low down on next steps to reinvision the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.
In 2011, the Haight Ashbury Merchant's Association (HAMA), the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association (HAIA), the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council (HANC), and our lovely Cole Valley Improvement Association (CVIA) came together to discuss a new plan for the neighborhood. They wanted to create a more functional and enjoyable neighborhood for both people who live and work in the area, without "gentrifying or altering the character of the neighborhood." You may have seen some parklets and tons more bike racks along Haight, especially near Martin Macks and Haight Street Market. Now, fast forward last night when the neighborhood associations came together to work with Supervisor Olague to further discuss the plans to move forward on the long term project to improve the public spaces along Haight from Central to Stanyan Street.
Uppercasng spoke with a rep of HAMA that the rep stressed that, "they don't want to turn the Haight into a pedestrian mall or tourist trap. What they want to do is to make it so that 'the street reflects the vibrant community that lives and works in the neighborhood.'"
Below is a list of some of the improvements the plan will include:
Tentatively, the goal for completion for this plan is envisioned for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, aka 2017.
If you want to get involved and come to one of the community meetings, the next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 24th from 6-7:30pm at Urban School. The HAMA "urge you to 'share your ideas for how the neighborhood's streets and sidewalks function and how to make them more enjoyable, safe, and convenient for residents, workers, and visitors.'"
Blog adapted from Uppercasing's article, "More Details on the Haight Ashbury Improvement Plans."