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National Night Out at the Richmond District Police Station, August 5

A SFPD officer introduces a police K9 to some kids (2012)

Next Tuesday night, the Richmond District station is inviting the neighborhood to stop by as part of National Night Out. The nationwide event is designed to develop partnerships between the police and fire departments, and the community.

The free event will be held at the SFPD station at 461 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, from 5pm until 8pm.

There will be plenty of fun for all ages including a talking police car, a SFFD fire truck, a Golden Gate Park Police horse and K-9 patrol dog, a bouncy house and officers cooking up burgers on the grill. Hamburgers and drinks are free (until they run out!).

The one and only McGruff the crime dog has also been there the last couple of years.

This is a great chance to meet your neighborhood police officers and firemen, and enjoy some family fun. No RSVP is needed – just come by the station house between 5 and 8pm.

Sarah B.

SFPD police horses at National Night Out, 2012.

A tiny tot checks out a SFPD motorcyle at National Night Out, 2012.

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Jog in the Fog 5k is back on September 14. Sign up today!

We’re thrilled to bring back the Richmond District Jog in the Fog 5k family fun run for its second year on Sunday, September 14.

This event is ALL about the Richmond District. The course runs through the Richmond District, local businesses are sponsoring it, and proceeds from the race benefit a neighborhood charity, the Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC).

The course begins in Mt. Lake Park and finishes out at Lands End, showing off our beautiful parks and coastal scenery along the way. Both runners and walkers are welcome!

Registration for adults (13 & over) is $35, and that includes a race bib and t-shirt featuring the race logo designed by neighborhood artist Andy George.

Kids 12 & under can participate for FREE – just bring them along on race day and we’ll give them a free, souvenir race number (no advance registration required). Check out photos from last year’s inaugural race.

This is a great chance to come out and enjoy a fun run through our beautiful neighborhood with your fellow neighbors and support the RDNC, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost resources, support, and activities to children, teens, adults and seniors in the neighborhood.

Get all the details on the race and register at joginthefog.com, or start your registration below. We can’t wait to see you out there!

Sarah B.


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Sunday Streets comes to Arguello Boulevard – this weekend!

This Sunday is the second annual Richmond District Sunday Streets. From 11am until 4pm on Sunday, Arguello Boulevard from Fulton to Lake Street will be closed to car traffic. This is your chance to roam the streets with total abandon!

Along the Sunday Streets route, you’ll find tons of fun vendors and activities. Last year’s inaugural Sunday Streets was full of interesting stuff including a sighting of llamas, several live bands along the route, dance demonstrations and games for kids. It’s a great chance to come out and meet your neighbors and enjoy the streets without worrying about cars.

Also going on will be the usual Sunday Farmer’s Market on Clement from Arguello to 4th Avenue (9am – 2pm).

You can download the full list of Sunday Streets activities here or watch the video of last year’s event to see what’s in store.

Want to keep your kids or family taskmaster busy during the event? Get them started with Sunday Streets bingo, where participants visit stations along the route and share their activities on social media for a chance to win prizes. Download the bingo board here

And if you want to continue onto some good eating, jump on the free shuttle at Arguello and Lake Street to the Off the Grid Picnic in the Presidio, which also runs from 11am until 4pm.

Note that pets are welcome along the Sunday Streets route but not in the Farmer’s Market area.

The Sunday Streets route will be closed to traffic from 11am until 4pm but also to any parking along the route. Cars that are parked along the Arguello route (both sides of the street) will be towed if not moved prior to 7am on Sunday morning.

If you have questions about the event or need to arrange vehicle access during the event times, contact Liza@livablecity.org or (415) 344-0489 x2.

If you have to drive to Sunday Streets (or want to invite friends from other neighborhoods to come visit!), Roosevelt Middle School will provide parking for $5 per car. They will have their schoolyard available for parking from 8:30am – 3:30pm; enter on Palm Avenue between Euclid and Geary. Note: They open their lot every Sunday for parking during the Farmer’s Market.
Sorry – we’ve been informed that the Roosevelt School lot is under construction and will not be available for parking.

Enjoy your streets this Sunday!

Sarah B.

5:02 am | Posted under Events | 13 comments

Happy 4th of July! Here’s hoping we don’t have fogworks

We hope everyone has a most excellent long weekend AND that @karlthefog stays away at least until 10pm tomorrow night :)

If you’re looking for ideas on where to watch the fireworks show, which are shot off in sync from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39, check out the guide on CurbedSF.

Here in the hood, we’re fans of walking up and over to Crissy Field to catch the who, or standing at Inspiration Point in the Presidio to see them (though some of them get cut off by the hills). Where do you like to watch from?

The show should start just shortly before 9:30pm. And if we do get fogged in, you can always watch the spectacular video above of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary fireworks show.


Sarah B.

12:28 pm | Posted under Events | 3 comments

Laugh your a** off at the YMCA Comedy for a Cause event, June 26

The Richmond District YMCA is back with their annual Comedy for a Cause fundraiser this Thursday night, where local comedians come out to donate their time (and make you laugh). The event takes place at Neck of the Woods at 406 Clement Street from 7pm until 10pm.

This year’s comic lineup includes:

Sammy Obeid (as seen on the Conan O’Brien show)
Ronn Vigh
Matt Morales (as seen on the Late Late Show)
Lydia Popovich
Trevor Hill (atheist comedy)

Check out videos of each comedian below. Tickets to the fundraiser are $20 and are available online. Proceeds from the event benefit community programs of the Richmond District YMCA through their Annual Giving Campaign.

Sarah B.

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Urban Family Farm Day at the Richmond Library, Saturday June 21

This Saturday from 12noon until 4pm, the Richmond District Branch Library will host an Urban Family Farm Day, featuring animal shows, raffles, and gardening activities.

Stop by the library to learn more about creating your own urban farm, including bee keeping and gardening tips.

Tracy the Animal Show Guy will also give a show at 2:30pm, presumably featuring farm animals like goats, chickens etc. Judging from his video, he looks like he puts on a fun show.

Saturday’s event schedule is:

12:00 – 1:00 Irish jigs and reels with Celtic Sands Trio
1:00 – 2:00 Plant exchange and raffle sign-up
2:00 – 3:00 Bee keeping presentation with Paul Koski
2:30 – 3:30 Animal show & petting with “Tracy, the Animal Guy”
3:30 – 4:00 Raffle and much more!

Admission is free! The Richmond District Branch Library is located at 351 9th Avenue.

Sarah B.

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SF Free Folk Festival at Presidio Middle School this weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival returns to Presidio Middle School for its 38th year of music and dance workshops, concerts, dance parties, crafts, vendors, formal and informal music-making, and fun activities for all ages.

This year’s schedule includes workshops like “Flash Mob Choir“, “East Coast Swing“, “Israel Dances Old and New“, “Songs of Simon and Garfunkel” and “African Dance and Drumming“. Needless to say, something for everyone.

Both days are packed with live music performances across five stages from artists like The Rowan Brothers, Windy Hill, Wronglers (once fronted by Warren Hellman), The Littlest Birds, Stringquake and many more.

The festival is very family friendly, and features a lineup of family-focused programming like a Children’s Music Network Song Swap, Kids’ Open Mic, and Songwriting for Kids and Wacky Adults.

Admission is free and the festival runs from 12noon to 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday. On-site parking is available in the Presidio Middle School (450 30th Avenue) lot for $8.

Sarah B.

5:01 am | Posted under Events, Kids, Live Music | 1 comment

Frolick on the open roads at Sunday Streets on the Great Highway, June 8

This Sunday, the first of two Sunday Streets comes to the Richmond District. This Sunday, streets in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway from Fulton all the way down to Sloat will be closed to cars – and open to frolicking.

This is a great chance to hop on your bikes, strap on your rollerskates, or just stroll through Golden Gate Park and along Ocean Beach with complete freedom. Vendors and activities will be set up along the route, including live music, exercise classes, bike lessons and tune-ups, yoga and more. See the list below for complete details.

Want to make a game out of it? Download the Sunday Streets bingo card and play along for a chance to win prizes.

Sunday Streets runs from 11am until 4pm. And be sure to save the date for our next one on July 13 which takes place in the inner Richmond along Clement and Arguello Streets.

Sarah B.

9:41 am | Posted under Events, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach | 2 comments