What’s New for 2019
Living in one of San Francisco’s neighborhoods is a source of great pride for residents and there is no better way to celebrate that pride than bringing your neighbors together and having a block party! Now in its 5th year, the Neighborfest Program is 100% committed to supporting the Hosts, and their Host Committee Team, with guidelines, resources and expertise to produce the world’s greatest block party via a process that is fun, thorough and rich in benefits and impacts for all who participate.
As we enter the 2019 Neighborfest Season, The NEN is excited to announce its new partnership with the nonprofit Livable City. Building on its success in managing street activations across San Francisco. i.e. Sunday Streets and Play Streets, Livable City offer Neighborfest hosts with the highest levels of expertise and resources needed to produce an incredible block party.
More Resources For 2019 Neighborfest Hosts!
How to Apply for Your Neighborfest
Complete the Neighborfest Application and upload your signed Host Agreement via the new Neighborfest Online Application Portal (Please note – the Neighborfest Online Application Portal requires a Gmail account. See below for alternative submission methods.*)
Complete any additional steps outlined in your Neighborfest Application Confirmation Email.
Receive your permit and have fun in the streets with your neighbors!
*Don’t have a Gmail account? Download and print the Neighborfest Application & Host Agreement PDF here . Once complete, return a signed copy via email to Neighborfest@livablecity.org (preferred) or by mail to:
℅ Livable City
301 8th Street, Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborfest Application Status Cheat Sheet
Application Moved to Permitting: If your application has been Moved To Permitting, it means you’ve been approved for the Neighborfest Program, however we are waiting for your official street permits that can only be approved by ISCOTT.
In the meantime, Livable City will provide you with a basic sitemap that outlines the pre-approved emergency access lanes and programming areas for your block.
Use this map to plan the detailed layout and run of show for your day in the streets and resubmit to Livable City no less than 1-week prior to your Neighborfest. Questions during the planning process? Drop us a line or give us a call!
Application & Permit Approved: It’s a go! Your Neighborfest has received an official street closure permit from SFMTA based on the plans you submitted to Livable City. Please print the permit to have on hand during your event.
Application Pending: If your application is pending, that means there is an issue with your application and you will need to work with Livable City to successfully process your application.
Application Denied: If your application is denied, it is because your event falls outside of the guidelines set forth in the 2019 Neighborfest Host Agreement.
24th – 4 available spots
25th – 4 available spots
31st – 4 available spots
1st – 4 available spots
2nd – 4 available spots
7th – 3 available spots
8th – 3 available spots
14th – 2 available spots
15th – 2 available spots
21st – 4 available spots
22nd – 2 available spots
28th – 2 available spots
29th – 4 available spots
October 5th – 2 available spots
6th – 3 available spots
12th – 1 available spots
13th – 4 available spots
20th – 2 available spots
26th – 4 available spots
27th – 4 available spots
Nov 2nd – 4 available spots
3rd – 4 available spots
9th – 4 available spots
10th – 4 available spots
16th – 4 available spots
17th – 4 available spots
The toolkit is designed to create a road map for a successful Neighborfest event. It will help identify your goals and objectives while providing a framework of roles and responsibilities. It offers forms, checklists, and a promotional flier to help you plan and execute your event!
Click the orange download icon below to download the brand new 2019 Neighborfest Host Toolkit!