Annual Art Auction benefiting Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR)

The Annual Art Auction benefiting Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) will be held on Saturday, October 30th, and Sunday, October 31st.  The silent auction will go all weekend, culminating in an exciting live auction Sunday from 5-7 p-m.  The auction will be held during Fall Open Studios at the Hunters Point Shipyard.  Funds raised by the auction support STAR’s programs, which include an 18-month Artist in Residence Program; the “Pass It On” Program, providing free art workshops to non-profits in the surrounding Bayview-Hunters Point community; and STAR’s many other efforts.

Over 100 artworks donated by the talented shipyard artists will be auctioned off.  Come to bid on a wide range of great works at great prices, including paintings, prints, watercolors, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and wearable art. Enjoywine from Layer Cake Wines. Plus a raffle of various gifts, such as cases of wine, theatre tickets, and gift certificates. Please see the flier below for further details.

For more information, please Call the STAR Office at 415-822-0922, email the organization at info@shipyardtrust.org, visit the website at www.shipyardtrust.org, or check out the press release HERE.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Groundbreaking on October 27th

On October 27th, between 1pm – 5pm, the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will be celebrating its ground breaking with a family-oriented community festival for neighbors, employees, and students.

The event will be held on 16th Street and 3rd Street, across from the new home of the Mission Bay UCSF Medical Center.  Highlights of the event will include:

  • UCSF’s community care along with innovative medicine, and advanced technology, share UCSF history, tradition and future
  • Information about UCSF’s commitment to green design through environmental educational activities
  • Information about local community organizations
  • Community art and performance partnerships
  • Tours of the new hospital mock-up rooms
  • Walking tours of the Mission Bay campus and art installations
  • A family-friendly farmers market with cooking demos

For more information, see the flier below or contact 415.476.6400 or specialevents@ucsfmedctr.org.

 

BMA Merchant Retreat Recap

On Monday, September 27th, the Bayview Merchants’ Association had its first-ever Bayview Merchant Retreat at the South Beach Harbor building next to the AT&T Ballpark.  The meeting was attended by around 30 merchants and other BMA stakeholders.  The day was packed with information intended to benefit the businesses represented by retreat attendees.  Here is the general schedule from the day:

  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    • Opening Breakfast
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
    • Merchant Safety Training and Discussion
    • Contractor/Developer Panel Discussion
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Bayview Shop Local Campaign Presentation and Discussion
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    • BMA Visioning Exercise
  • 4:00pm – 5:00
    • Retreat Debrief

To see a more detailed event agenda, please CLICK HERE.

Throughout the day,  there were several productive discussions, speeches, and networking opportunities for BMA members who attended the event.  From a merchant safety training for storefront merchants, to a contractor panel discussion with representatives from local development firms, to an end-of-day merchant visioning exercise that solicited members’ input on new projects and activities to be undertaken by the BMA, there was something at the retreat for everyone.  Here are some photos recapping some of the retreat’s sessions:

 

BMA President Al Norman Addresses Attendees at 2010 Bayview Merchant Retreat.

 

 

Bayview Merchants and Other Stakeholders Participate in a Merchant Safety Workshop at the 2010 Bayview Merchant Retreat.

 

 

Bernal Bucks Co-founder Arno Hesse Gives Presentation to Bayview Merchant Retreat Attendees On Bernal Heights' Successful Shop Local Campaign.

 

To check out a couple of video snippets from the retreat, click HERE and HERE.

If you are curious to learn more about the retreat or the general goings on of the BMA over course of the coming year, please contact BMA Outreach Coordinator Ben Kaufman at (415) 647-3728 x6407 or via email at ben@rencenter.org.

FREE Dog Vaccine for Bayview-Hunters Point Resident Pets

Free Vaccines for Your Dog!
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday, from Sept. 25 – Oct. 30
Bayview Park, Keith St. & Bancroft Ave.

  • Free Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus vaccines for dogs over 6 weeks of age
  • Please arrive with dogs on leash or in carrier
  • Vouchers will be given for free rabies vaccines and microchip at the time of spay/neuter surgery with the San Francisco SPCA

For more information, please call (415) 554-3030 or visit SFSPCA’s website at http://www.sfspca.org.

More details from the related email:

The San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital regularly assists San Francisco residents who are experiencing medical emergencies with their pets. The diagnosis and treatment of canine parvovirus is a common urgent care case.  Parvovirus is a very serious canine disease that makes the individual animal very ill.  The virus is highly contagious (poses a canine public health concern) and is very costly to treat.  The good news is that this disease is very preventable! The DHP (Distemper Hepatitis Parvovirus) vaccine, if properly administered, immunizes the individual canine patient against parvovirus, and, in most cases, is highly effective in preventing infection.  We’ve collected and examined data, and observed that the majority of parvovirus care cases that we see are generated in the 94124 zip code (Bayview / Hunters Point). The goal of our mobile vaccine clinic is to provide accessible preventive care services for this specific canine population and their human owners.

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Free Zumba Classes Every Thursday Night @ Bayview YMCA!

Here is another great opportunity for Bayview-Hunters Point residents: Free Zumba classes EVERY Thursday night at 6pm in the Bayview YMCA’s Gymnasium at 1601 Lane Street (@ Revere).  Tell your friends and family!  See details below and on the event flier:

  • Bayview YMCA Gymnasium
  • Instructor- Gigi Hill-Hopkins
  • 1601 Lane Street, San Francisco, CA, 94124
  • EVERY Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • For more information, Contact Michael Bennett at (415) 794-9274 or at mbennett@ymcasf.org

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Bayview Friends of the Library Celebration on August 31st @ Flora Grubb

On Tuesday, August 31st at 6:00pm, in collaboration with “Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,” the beautiful (and proud BMA member) Flora Grubb Gardens will be hosting a neighborhood party to support the upcoming development of the Anna E. Waden Bayview Branch Public Library.

The party is open to the public and will play host to Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, City Librarian Luis Herrera, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patricia Gray, and will be catered by Old Skool Cafe.

For more information on the event, please contact Marian Chatfield-Taylor at (415) 626-7512 x103 or via email at marian.ctaylor@friendssfpl.org.

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.

Weekly Email Round-Up

  • The Office of Small Business discusses a possible Alcohol Mitigation Fee & automobile congestion pricing in the northeast quadrant of the city.

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.

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.