The new Sunnyside senior exercise program began on May 1st, and is now going strong. Funds were secured by District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee and his office, and yesterday he visited a class. The program took a while to find a home, but now that it has, it is sure to flourish for a long time to come! Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street. All seniors welcome.
Here are the winning proposals in this year’s D7 Participatory Budget. Four of the twenty-six awardee projects impact Sunnyside directly, plus an item for Unity Plaza nearby:
- Landscaping and Art for Sunnyside’s Detroit Steps [read more]
- Havelock Street Bridge Beautification and Safety
- Green Gathering Space at Sunnyside Elementary School
- Disaster Relief Supplies for Neighborhood Resilience in Sunnyside
- Decorative Lights at Unity Plaza
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.
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.
Sunnyside Community Connectors
Free senior program began on Wed May 1, 2019. Meet Your Neighbors, Exercise, and Have Fun! Now meeting every Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am.
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 has launched”
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.
Be a Sunnyside booster! Take two minutes to cast your vote for five excellent local projects. Vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote Voting closes on April 14.
Be sure to check off the Sunnyside-based projects: Continue reading “Two days left to vote! Participatory Budgeting 2019”
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.
District 7 Participatory Budgeting is now open. Cast your vote here: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/en/district/7/vote
(Not sure you are D7? View map of District 7 here.) Continue reading “Your vote counts: 2019 Participatory Budgeting now open”