The band "EagleWolfSnake" performing on the Fulton Street stage at September's 3rd Thursday Block Party.
Civic Center CBD partnered with multiple City agencies and private sector partners, such as Another Planet Entertainment and Off the Grid Markets, to
make Civic Center Commons the place to be on the 3rd Thursdays of July, August, September and October.
The CBD helped facilitate the four
3rd Thursday Block Parties
, which brought thousands of people to Civic Center. Born from the UN Plaza Night Markets started by Public Works and the Market Street Association, these much larger events now encompass all three Civic Center Commons plazas, with
multiple City agencies working together to lend resources, talent, and expertise to make these events work on a logistical level. Staff from Recreation and Parks, Public Works, Real Estate, Planning and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development were instrumental in the success of these events; as were our clean and safe crews from the CBD, SFPD, OCEIA and Hunters Point Family. And a very special shout out to senior staff at the Mayor's Office for their support and guidance.
From kids to seniors, all ages were represented; attendees enjoyed free live music, food trucks, the Bi-Rite ice cream pop-up, multiple cocktail bars, and engaging activities from community organizations like 826 Valencia and free roller skating with the Church of 8 Wheels. District member Another Planet Entertainment curated the outstanding musical entertainment on the Fulton Street stage and donated significant equipment and labor to support the event (Not to mention some extra beer cups!).
Board and staff at the CBD raised over $300,000 in public and private funds to support these
free community events.
Public supporters included:
Grants for the Arts, the
Office of Economic and Workforce Development and
Private sponsors included:
AECOM, Another Planet Entertainment, CMG Landscape Architects, Civic Center CBD, Dolby Laboratories, Eric Rodenbeck and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Discretionary Grant, LendLease, Market Street Association, San Francisco Magazine, Streetplus, Tishman Speyer, Trinity Properties and the Trust for Public Land.
If you're interested to get in on the action for 2018,