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Seeking Nominees for 2018 ASNA Board of Directors

It’s time once again to seek out new board members for the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association!

If you are interested in joining our board, please complete this short survey by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Our Nomination Committee will review responses and form a slate for the 2018 ASNA Board of Directors.

Survey Link:

https://goo.gl/forms/GfhDorQ14XlaMGUw1

Thank you!

 

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Park Greening November 4, 2017

Back by popular demand! One more Park Greening day for 2017!

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9AM-12PM.  Meet by the tennis court.

Join us for a fun day of volunteering at Alamo Square.  Just a few hours of your time can make a big difference, and there is nothing like the feeling of giving back to your community.

 

Let us know if you can make it by emailing park@alamosq.org.

The Little Chihuahua Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Proceeds will benefit Alamo Square’s Mural Restoration Project and more!

The Little Chihuahua, a unique taqueria focusing on sustainability and good, wholesome Mexican food, will be ringing in the 10th anniversary of its first location on Divisadero on October 24th, 2017. Husband and wife owners, Andrew Johnstone and Camila Fernandez, decided to commend the occasion by donating 100% of its net sales from that day—yes that means all sales, before expenses—to the following local non-profits:

“Camila and I decided that the best way to celebrate,” said Andrew, “was give back to the neighborhood that has supported us so warmly throughout these ten years. Instead of doing a party we felt it would be better to give back to the community directly.” Johnstone and The Little Chihuahua team has seen the neighborhood transform dramatically over the past ten years and wants the benefits to reach the whole neighborhood, not just a select portion of it.

“We will be donating to the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association to support the restoration of the mosaic mural at Ida B. Wells High School,” said Camila (read more about this effort here).

The charitable event will be at The Little Chihuahua’s Divisadero location only, at 292 Divisadero Street, open 11 am to 11 pm. 100% of the net sales will be donated after the end of business on #TacoTuesday, October 24th 2017.
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Help Us Restore the Ida B Wells Mural

Community Volunteers needed to help restore Ida B Wells mosaic mural

Another great opportunity to get involved in the neighborhood!

The heavy rains earlier this year took a toll on the mosaic mural on the retaining wall of Ida B. Wells school.  We have retained artist Delaine Hackney to help us restore the mural.

Work will involve chiseling off existing loose tiles from the wall, chiseling off old paint and mortar from the backs of some of the individual old tiles, cleaning the wall, applying a concrete sealant product onto the wall, processing and sorting old and new tiles, nipping/ shaping tiles, re-adhering tiles to the wall, grouting, and cleaning up.

Work shifts will run from 3-6:00 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will go until sometime in mid-to-late- November. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change, depending on availability of workers and how long it will take to complete the restoration.

Contact Delaine Hackney for more information, or to sign up as a volunteer.

Delaine@DelaineMosaic.com
415-517-1507 (text or call)

Thank you!

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Alamo Square Meeting Monday September 18, 2017

7PM Meeting Starts
1660 McAllister Street near Divisadero

We had another successful Alamo Square Flea Market on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of many Alamo Square board members and volunteers!  Join us on Monday to learn how to get involved in next year’s Flea Market and other neighborhood volunteer opportunities.
AGENDA
– LimeBike is a new dockless bikeshare platform that is currently undergoing a permitting process with SFMTA.  Come and learn about this new program.
– Flea Market Recap and 2018 Planning
– ASNA 2018 Board of Directors / Nomination Committee
Are you interested in joining the Alamo Square Board of Directors in 2018?  Come and hear about all the ways you can get involved.
We are now accepting 2018 Membership Dues!
Not a member yet?  Join today!
Memberships start at $15 for the year.
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Park Greening October 7, 2017

Saturday, 9 AM – 12 PM

Our last Park Volunteer Day of the year is Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Email us at park@alamosq.org to let us know you can be there, so we can plan the activities for the day.

Are you interested in leading Park Volunteer Days in 2018?  Please email alamosquare@gmail.com to let us know you want to lead.

ASNA’s​ ​Response​ ​to​ ​Patriot​ ​Prayer’s​ ​Press​ ​Conference​ ​in​ ​Alamo​ ​Square​

On Friday, August 25th 2017, The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association learned that the group known as Patriot’s Prayer has decided to abandon their planned rally at Crissy Field. In less than 24 hours, Patriot’s Prayer alternatively intends to hold a “press conference” in our iconic park to peddle their divisive rhetoric in a space that is not only used by our local community as a gathering place for diverse families and friends, but also as a welcoming spot for visitors to our great, American city from nearly every corner of the globe.

To be clear, the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association respects freedom of speech while standing in solidarity with our city, state, and federal leadership in denouncing any group that seeks to promote hateful and divisive language and behavior. Alamo Square is a densely populated, historically African American neighborhood which heightens our concerns of community safety surrounding this unplanned event which has not received any input or alignment with key community stakeholders. We are currently working with city officials and local law enforcement to ensure that our park, our neighborhood, and–most importantly–our neighbors are safe from the threat of a potential reaction similar to the events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA.

Patriot’s Prayer and groups who promote hatred and division have neither our support nor our approval to hold their “press conference” or any such gathering in the park whose beauty and accessibility we work tirelessly to preserve and maintain.

As a neighborhood unwavering in our support of women, communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and the immigrant community, we wish to make clear that Patriot’s Prayer and groups supporting similar missions, are not welcome in our city or our community. Our neighborhood represents the colorful social fabric for which San Francisco is well known.

The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association stands with the community of Charlottesville, VA and all communities that value peace, love, equality, and inclusion.

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Saturday August 5, 2017 Park Greening

Come to our next volunteer event, which will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017, between 9 AM and Noon.

As usual, we’ll meet near one of the tennis court entrances and move in small groups to designated sites in the park.  Someone will be stationed near the tennis court to direct late arrivals.  The park gardeners will provide tools and guidance.  Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that protects your arms and legs.

Email park@alamosq.org to tell us you’re coming so we can plan the activities for the day and so we have sufficient tools, coffee and edibles.

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Flea Market 2017 – Vendors now being accepted

Save the date for the 2017 Flea Market:  Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11am-4pm!

Spots available:

Fulton between Pierce and Scott ($75)

Scott between Fulton and Hayes ($125)
Hayes between Scott and Pierce ($40)

9/1 Update: If you’re interested in being a vendor, please APPLY for a vendor spot by Friday, September 8.  We will review all applications and if you are approved, you will receive a confirmation email with next steps for payment.  Once all booths are sold, ASNA will send out final booth spaces.

To apply for a spot, please review the registration process and requirements on our Flea Market page.

Thank you!

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Park Greening Saturday July 22, 2017

Our next Park Greening at Alamo Square will be on Saturday, July 22, between 9 AM and Noon.

As usual, we’ll meet near one of the tennis court entrances and move in small groups to designated sites in the park. Someone will be stationed near the tennis court to direct late arrivals. What we actually do will depend upon what the park gardeners require. But mulching and planting shrubs are likely to be the main activity.

The park gardeners will provide tools and guidance. But you should wear sturdy shoes and clothing that protects your arms and legs. If you have your own gardening gloves you might find them more comfortable than the ones that the gardeners have available.

Please let us know in advance (by July 20) if you can join us on the 22nd. Email <park@alamosq.org> to tell us you’re coming! That will help insure that we have sufficient tools, coffee and edibles.

RSVP on our Facebook event page!