National Night Out Against Crime TOMORROW @ Mendell Plaza

Come on down to the Bayview’s Annual “National Night Out Against Crime” event TOMORROW NIGHT:

  • 2010 National Night Out Against Crime
  • Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Mendell Plaza (@ Third Street & Oakdale Avenue)
  • Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA

Local comedian and activist, Donald Lacy, will serve as the night’s host.

Event highlights will include performances by The Reed Fromer Trio and Mazacote Salsa band, healthy food, FREE health screenings and fun activities for youth.

The SFPD Bayview Station will be on hand throughout the evening demonstrating some of their police and crime fighting services, including their police dog unit and mobile command center. In addition, police personnel including Chief George Gascon, Commander Kitt Crenshaw, Captain Greg Suhr and Sergeant Ava Garrick will welcome everyone and address the attendees on various home, personal and community safety techniques.

Local vendors and non-profits will also be present selling their food and wares and giving out information on their services to event attendees.

If anyone you know might be interested in joining in the festivities, please forward this along to them!

This event is being presented by the Third Street Corridor Project, and sponsored by several community-based organizations and local businesses.  Please see the flier below for further details.

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BMAGIC Backpack Giveaway Coming Up On August 14th @ Bayview Opera House

The annual BMAGIC Backpack Giveaway is coming up this August 14th, from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Bayview Opera House (4705 Third Street at Newcomb Avenue).  In addition to a variety of fun activities for event attendees to enjoy, the Backpack Giveaway offers free backpacks and school supplies to neighborhood students heading into any grade between Kindergarten – 12th.   If you are a student or the parent of a student, don’t miss this opportunity! For more information, call (415) 558-2488 or visit BMAGIC’s website at www.bayviewmagic.org. See event details on the flier below.

July 27th BMA Meeting Agenda Now Available

This coming Tuesday, the BMA’s July meeting will be held at Auntie April’s on Third and McKinnon. We will be talking about a whole bunch of issues including contracting opportunities for local contractors, affordable housing on Third Street, a Third Street beautification project, and a local merchant-run energy savings program, among others.  Please see the below flier for further details.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Third Street Stakeholder’s Meeting THIS THURSDAY @ Southeast Community Center

This Thursday, July 22nd, at 10:00am in the Alex Pitcher Community Room at the Southeast Community Center (1800 Oakdale Avenue), the Third Street Stakeholder’s Committee will be convening for the first time under the new leadership of Third Street Corridor Manager James Moore to discuss all things Third Street.

The upcoming meeting will specifically address upcoming events including National Night Out Against Crime (on August 3rd) and next year’s Bayview Music Festival (sometime in May), as well as a Third Street marketing campaign that will include T-shirts and banners that will be installed along the corridor.

If you are interested in the vitality of the Bayview’s main commercial street, please join the Committee by showing up on Thursday morning!  It is a great opportunity to be involved in your community and to get your voice heard on issues affecting the neighborhood.

For more information, please contact Third Street Corridor Manager James Moore at (415) 647-3728 x411 or via email at jmoore@rencenter.org.

Affordable Senior Housing Units Now Available at 5545 Third Street

For seniors interested in locating or relocating to a one-bedroom, affordable apartment close to retail and public transit in the Bayview, Geraldine Johnson Manor at Third Street and Yosemite Avenue has some pretty attractive units at some very affordable prices.  See the flier below for more details and call (415) 822-9501 with any further questions regarding the properties.

BMA Monthly Meeting @ Auntie April’s Soul Food

Everyone mark your calendars for July 27th at 6:00pm when the BMA will be having its monthly meeting at none other than award-winning Auntie April’s Soul Food at 4618 Third Street (between McKinnon and Newcomb).  April will be catering, so bring your appetites!  Look out for the meeting agenda, which will be posted sometime next week…

Bayview-Hunters Point’s 2010 National Night Out Against Crime Coming in August!

The 2010 National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime celebration is coming to the Bayview on August 3rd, 2010, from 4pm – 8pm at the Mendell Plaza (Third Street and Oakdale Avenue).

NNO event coordinators are expecting between 500 – 1000 event attendees this year, who will enjoy live music from Mazacote and the Reed Fromer Band (among others), family-oriented games and activities, and the comedic stylings of Donald Lacy, all while celebrating safety and diversity in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

For those unfamiliar, National Night Out is a community-driven, nationwide effort to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information on the event, please contact James Moore, the new Third Street Corridor Manager and National Night Out event coordinator at (415) 647-3728 x411 or at jmoore@rencenter.org.

Keep checking the blog for updates on additional entertainment and activities coming to this year’s event!  And, if you haven’t done so already, confirm that you are attending on the event’s Facebook page.

A Mentor-Protege Mixer @ Union Bank Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00pm at Union Bank in the Bayview Plaza, the Renaissance Bayview invites you to a Mentor-Protege mixer sponsored by Lennar Urban.  This mixer is intended for local Bayview-Hunters Point contractors interested or involved the the Renaissance/Lennar mentor-protege program.  If interested in attending, please RSVP to Yamilet Gonzalez at 415-647-3728 or at yamilet@rencenter.org.

Artsfest 3 THIS SATURDAY @ 3rd & Fairfax

This Saturday, June 5th, from 12pm – 6pm on Fairfax Ave and Third Street in the Bayview, the Art 94124 Gallery is hosting its 3rd Annual “Artsfest,” a community-wide celebration of all things art, and open to the general public.  Please read below for further details and check out their website HERE for even more details on the event including additional event highlights, a schedule of activities, musician line-up, and event sponsors:

The theme of this year’s ARTSFEST is 3! For the 3RD year in a row, 3RD & Fairfax in Bayview-Hunters Point will come alive with MUSIC, ART, and FUN at the 3RD-annual ARTSFEST hosted by ART 94124 on Saturday June 5 from 12pm–5pm.
The goal of the event is 3-fold:

1 | To bring the growing circle of ART 94124 artists, supporters, and Bayview-Hunters Point community residents together to celebrate art.

2 |  To continue to promote ART 94124 as a catalyst for future art exhibits, community projects, and art-related events.

3 | To formally embark on the 3rd year of building the community through art at ART 94124 and the ART 94124 GALLERY.

The fun-filled street fair will feature a great line-up of diverse music, performances, artist booths, art-related vendors and other retailers, info tables from various community groups, art activities for children, a silkscreen demonstration, and chalk drawing, and tasty eats. In the ART 94124 GALLERY will be 3: ART 94124’s Anniversary Benefit Group Exhibit, a benefit exhibit that supports future exhibits and events at ART 94124.

Bayview-based Cyclecide will be joining us again this year—with more rides and wacky bike-inspired merriment!

Third Street Corridor Project: Slogans Needed!

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Call for Submissions: 3rd Street Slogan Contest

Sample art for final Third Street banners.

The Third Street Corridor Project is searching for a Bayview-Hunters Point community stakeholder to create a slogan for our Third Street commercial corridor. The slogan should have the effect of shining a positive light on our unique and thriving community and its main business district, as part of the ongoing Third Street corridor campaign. (A sample of how the art and slogan might be used together is shown here.) Current slogans under consideration include:

  • EAT, SHOP, WALK, LIVE
  • The Sunny Side of San Francisco
  • It’s All Happening Here
  • The Hidden Treasure of San Francisco
  • Takin’ It Back
  • Keep it Third
  • Soul of the City
  • Downtown’s Uptown
  • Experience our Flavor

The selected slogan’s creator will receive a $500 stipend for his/her submission. Rights surrounding use of the slogan will become property of the Third Street Corridor Project.

Slogan submissions should not exceed 15 words in length and should be emailed to bayviewmerchantsassociation@gmail.com by June 11th at 12:00pm. Please include your name and contact information together with the slogan.

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Finalists Selected for 3rd Street Corridor Branding Campaign

Previous work by Juan Fuentes, Malik Senefru and Sarah Stangle

The Third Street Corridor Project and Bayview Merchants’ Association are happy to announce that three artists have been selected as finalists for the 2010 3rd Street Corridor Project. One of these artists will go on to produce the full series of iconic artwork of Bayview Hunters Point that will be printed on street banners and other materials. The three local artists are Malik Seneferu, Juan Fuentes, and Sarah Stangle. (Samples of their previous work pictured here.)

During this next month these three artists will submit artwork that demonstrates their vision for the campaign, culminating in a summertime exhibition showcased somewhere in the community (location yet to be determined).

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Project Schedule

May 21: Final selection of artist. Work on final illustrations begins.

Late June: Final Slogan chosen. Final illustrations complete.

Late July: Public unveiling of art on 3rd street.

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Questions/Details?

Call Ben Kaufman, Outreach Coordinator of the Bayview Merchants’ Association, at 415-647-3728 x407 if you have any further questions.