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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.

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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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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.

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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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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!

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Alamo Square Meeting, Monday, June 19, 2017

Alamo Square General Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017
7 p.m. at 1660 McAllister St. (near Divisadero)

Join us for our next Alamo Square General Meeting. Hope to see you there!
On the agenda:

– Return of the Alamo Square Flea Market this Fall! We are not yet accepting vendor applications. Stay tuned!
– Rec and Park representatives will provide an update on pending improvements to Alamo Square and a timeline for implementation
– Falcon Lady Coffee Club will present an proposal for a coffee cart at Alamo Square (she was there at the re-opening ceremony)
– Ford GoBike will provide information on proposed locations in the neighborhood

Visit our website to get involved and learn more about Alamo Square, the history, the neighborhood, the park, and our neighborhood association.

www.alamosquare.org

Not a member yet? Join today!
Memberships start at $15 for the year.

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Help us put the finishing touches on Alamo Square

After a very long year, Alamo Square Park is once again open to the public!

As you will discover, there are many improvements: new lawns, new paths, a new restroom near the playground, and some new trees, shrubs and flowers.  But there is much that remains unfinished!

Our next “park greening” will be on Saturday, June 10, between 9 AM and Noon. 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.  In the past we have planted new shrubs, weeded, pruned, spread mulch and collected trash.

The park gardeners will provide tools and guidance.  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 June 2) if you can join us on June 10.  Email park@alamosq.org to tell us you’re coming!  That will help insure that we have sufficient tools, coffee and edibles.

Our Park Greening Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562797480419823/

Park Greening Poster Contest Winner! Join us on June 10

Congratulations to John Farnsworth for sending in the winning poster for our Park Greening at Alamo Square!  He has previously contributed artwork for the Alamo Square Flea Market.  You can view more of his artwork on his website: http://www.farnsworthart.com/

Hope you can join us for our first park volunteer day for 2017!  Coffee provided, see you at 9 AM!  Please let us know you’re coming by emailing park@alamosq.org so we can prepare the activities for the day!

 

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Park Greening Poster Contest

Deadline:  Saturday, May 6, 2017

Submit your design for our Park Greening Days by Saturday, May 6 to be considered.  We will select finalists to vote on!

Guidelines:

  • 8.5″x 11″ standard paper size — please include a white border since we will be running copies at a local print shop (we cannot print to the edge of the paper!)
  • Include:  Park Greening Saturday, 9AM-Noon, meet by the tennis court at 9AM, hosted by the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, www.alamosquare.org
  • First Date:  Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Email your entry to:  alamosquare@gmail.com Subject Line: Poster Contest 2017
  • See below for a sample: