Dear Members, Merchants, and Neighbors,
During this week of tragedies across America, connecting with our community is even more important. Russian Hill Neighbors is committed to helping build a tolerant, inclusive, supportive, and safe neighborhood in our corner of San Francisco. Our hearts go out to the victims, families, and communities affected by violence.
In our effort to bring the Russian Hill community together, there are a host of wonderful events planned for July. Join our Neighborhood Improvement Committee Chair, Greg Polchow, at 9:30am this Saturday morning for a Neighborhood Sweep to beautify our streets. On the evening of July 20, Sarah Abbott, our Families with Children Committee Chair, is gathering parents for a fun Moms Night Out (Dads Welcome, Too!) at RobberBaron bar. And on July 22, Sarah is hosting our monthly Family Meet-up at Helen Wills Park from 4-6pm when families, and all residents from our community, can relax on a Friday afternoon with snacks, drinks, and conversation. Joyce Kucharvy, our Social Committee Chair, has put together a stellar evening of wine tasting at the new Waxman’s restaurant at Ghirardelli Square on July 26 at 6pm. Join us to see this beautiful new space and enjoy light appetizers! Finally, the Book Group is reading Anna Quindlen’s Miller’s Valley, about a family in a small town on the verge of big change. Please get in touch with Lynn Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Visit our Events Calendar for more upcoming activities, including a conversation on Saturday hosted by the San Francisco Public Library, a free circus performance (wow!) at JoeDiMaggio Playground also on Saturday, and the SFPD Central Station Community Meeting with Captain David Lazar on the evening of July 21.
Russian Hill Neighbors has also taken on an important, new project: we are partnering with Friends of the Urban Forest and the Russian Hill Community Association on a major tree-planting effort scheduled for the end of the year. To make this happen, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to survey street blocks within our neighborhood and identify opportunities for trees to be planted. Please contact Greg Polchow at email@example.com to join the team and learn more about the campaign here.
Our Design, Zoning, and Land Use Committee has been busy evaluating new residential projects and monitoring city legislation which may affect development in our area. See their latest update here.
Finally, we were proud to highlight the SF Homeless Project and the more than 70 media organizations who shined a spotlight on the serious issue of homelessness in San Francisco last week. Helping those affected by homelessness is something we can do right here in our community, every day, to make it stronger. To volunteer your time and make a difference, contact the North Beach Citizens organization here. They provide incredible resources, services, and pathways to success for the neediest in our community.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas on how Russian Hill Neighbors can get involved in a project or activity you enjoy. We are always looking to meet new neighbors and merchants.
I look forward to seeing you around our beautiful neighborhood!