‘Undiscovered Country’ at Sunnyside Conservatory

At the Sunnyside Conservatory, now through May 19: ‘Undiscovered Country’ performed by We Players — ‘A neo-western love story derived from Shakespeare’s hamlet.’ Adapted and Directed By Ava Roy in Collaboration with Nick Medina with Hunter Scott MacNair, Chris Steele, and Ava Roy Read more here. From the We Players website: 

Cowboy outlaws Jack and Horace rob stagecoaches by day and recite Shakespeare by night. Jack is obsessed with cracking Hamlet’s nutshell, and Horace will play any part to satisfy his eccentric leader. But Jack finds a new Shakespearean confidant in Aurelia, a rich widow with Jack’s passion for the Bard. As the three lonely westerners sink into an unlikely love triangle, Jack sees a Ghost. Is it real? Or is it Jack’s madness that tempts him into the Undiscovered Country?

Buy tickets: http://www.weplayers.org/undiscovered-country-2019

From http://WePlayers.org

From an SF Examiner review: Continue reading “‘Undiscovered Country’ at Sunnyside Conservatory”


Congratulations to the Detroit Steps Project!

Breaking news: The Participatory Budgeting proposal entitled ‘Preparing Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for Landscaping and Art’ secured 678 votes during the recent voting period, and will receive the full $25,000 funding. This group effort on the part of local residents has been generating a lot of excitement. More about the project here.

Preparing Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for Landscaping and Art
This project will fund needed preparations for Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps for landscaping and artwork, including the evaluation and repair of the concrete stairway structures on which art will be later affixed and the evaluation and preparation of terracing on the slope for landscaping. These necessary steps will ensure a successful outcome for the next phases of the art and beautification project, which aims to bring visibility to the area, spur small business development, and benefit the entire Monterey Corridor. We envision the Detroit Steps becoming an appealing and inspirational site for walkers and commuters as well as local residents.


A gathering of supporters during one of the Detroit Steps Projects events. Photo: Flora Clerque Photography.

Laguna Honda Mural Ribbon-Cutting event Saturday

The Laguna Honda Mural is a Participatory Budgeting project that over 1600 District 7 residents voted to fund.  It is now complete and you are invited to the official unveiling and tour on Saturday April 20th.  Please join Supervisor Norman Yee, the muralists, and community members to celebrate this beautiful mural–the longest in San Francisco!

  • 12:30 to 1pm– Reception held at the Art Room in Laguna Honda Hospital (1st FL)( New building) 375 Laguna Honda Blvd.
  • 1:00pm to 1:30pm– Ceremonial Mural Blessing by Jorge Guillermo Perez Molina and Ribbon Cutting with Supervisor Norman Yee.
  • 1:30pm to 2pm – Mural Tour with the Muralists.

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The Circular Ribbon Garden

By Pat Moore

In 2011, after three years of intense work by a roster of some 35+ volunteers, Circular Avenue was changed from an unofficial dump into a beautiful SF Park: the Circular Avenue Ribbon Garden, so-named because it consists of the 6′ of land between the curb and the 280 Freeway fence, running the 3/4 mile stretch from Monterey Blvd. to Havelock, near CCSF. It’s cleaner now, but needs regular attention. And we have plans for the future!

The 2011 opening ceremony for the Circular Ribbon Garden, with Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Scott Wiener in attendance, along with local residents who helped make it happen, including Pat Moore, Ming Louie, Bob Abra, and many others.

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Who ya gonna call? SF311 at your service

See something that shouldn’t be there or needs fixing? SF311 it!

SF311 offers a quick one-stop way to get the City to pay attention to all sorts of problems on streets and parks, such as: Dumped furniture, boxes or bags of garbage, toxic liquids, dead animals, downed trees, dangerous powerlines, graffiti’d signs, blocked sidewalks, broken pavement, abandoned cars, broken streetlights, overflowing trashcans, public park issues  — anything unwanted, broken, or unsafe in the public realm.

There are several options for using SF311:



May 11: Free Family Wealth Forum

From the office of the San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu:

On May 11, 2019, Assessor Carmen Chu is bringing back by popular demand her Office’s community event to help San Francisco families build their financial futures, the Family Wealth Forum.

Often when speaking with community members, Assessor Chu receives questions about estate planning and passing on a family’s most valuable asset, their home. In response, she created the Family Wealth Forum as a one-stop shop to answer those questions, offering multilingual workshops and one-on-one counseling with experts.

We invite you to join us for this free community event on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue.

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New Sunnyside senior exercise program to launch on May 1st

Sunnyside Community Connectors

Free senior program beginning on Wed May 1, 2019. Meet Your Neighbors, Exercise, and Have Fun!

Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am. Starting May 1st.

Sunnyside location: St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street (Hearst)

  • 9:30-10:30am: Always Active Senior Exercise Class — Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility & Balance
  • 10:30-11:30am: Stay for coffee, snacks, and classes. Meet your neighbors.

Aging and Thriving Together Exercise and stay fit while building a network of supportive neighbors and friends. This free program is funded by the City through Supervisor Yee’s office in partnership with Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Continue reading “New Sunnyside senior exercise program to launch on May 1st”