Building a Stronger City, From the Block Up!
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!
Learn more about the power of Neighborfest here.
The 2018 Neighborfest Program offers Host Committees tools and resources that empower them to pull off the best block party by providing:
The Neighborfest program is the ultimate resource for building stronger, more connected communities.
* Courtesy of Public Works ** Courtesy of Recology
Returning for its fourth year, the 2018 Neighborfest Program will offer this year’s hosts the biggest suite of tools and resources yet. As in years past, hosts will need to complete both the NEN Neighborfest Host Application and the SFMTA ISCOTT Block Party Street Closure application.
Thank you for your interest in the Neighborfest Program.
The 2018 Neighborfest program has filled its available dates.
Email Russell.Allen@sfgov.org to be placed on the 2019 Early Bird Neighborfest Invitation List.
Create your event plan
The Neighborfest team has created a customized toolkit that provides you with a myriad of resources that will help you accomplish the following:
o Food and Beverage
o Guest services
o At least three weeks in advance, go to this link and follow the guidelines for submitting a Fire Department Request Form.
o If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
o If you use a BBQ, locate it 20 at least feet from cars and have a fire extinguisher on hand.
o To reserve your free A-Frame Sandwich Barricades email Jimmer Cassiol at firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks in advance. It is your responsibility to pick up the A-Frames prior to your block party.
o The SF Police Department is notified by the Neighborfest Program Team about all block parties and will schedule a visit by a sector car if available. If you’d prefer that police do not attend your event, contact Russell.Allen@sfgov.org. They may come on their own initiative.
o The NEN provides you with Neighborfest door hangers, roughly 2 weeks, in advance of your block party. We deliver them to the Neighborfest host address on file. Contact Russell.Allen@SFGov.org if you need them delivered to another address or on another date.
o Once the ISCOTT Application is approved, email the ISCOTT Approval to email@example.com.
o If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Crystal Stewart.
o Assemble your team, create a plan and publicize your block party at least four weeks out
o Contact SF Fire Dept three weeks out
o Reserve A-frame sandwich barricades two weeks out
o Receive door hangers two weeks out
o Apply for Temporary Signage to clear street of cars (optional) two weeks out
o Recology will coordinate with the block party host 10 days out to drop off red disaster bins/hand crank radio
o Apply for amplified sound permit (if necessary) 10 days out
Neighborfest Team Event Requirements:
Thank you again for putting so much energy and heart into your Neighborfest block party. Feel free to contact me at Russell.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
As always, we’d like to thank our program partners:
The NEN Neighborfest Team
Hosting a Neighborfest Block Party is a lot of fun, if you have the right tools and resources. The NEN has partnered with an amazing group of agencies to provide you with the following:
* Courtesy of Public Works – Based on availability
** Courtesy of Recology
*** Based on availability
For questions regarding this program, please contact Tre Russell Allen at 415 554 7011 or email Russell.Allen@sfgov.org.
About the ISCOTT Application Process:
The first steps in getting your 2018 Neighborfest planning process up and running are:
Review the list below of available dates and select the one that works best for you and your team.
REMEMBER: Date reservations are issued on a first come first serve basis!
REMEMBER: Your ability to reserve a date is contingent to submitting a completed application and receiving an email confirmation. Questions? Contact Tre Russell Allen at 415 554 7011 or email Russell.Allen@sfgov.org.
Once you have received confirmation of your reservation – download the ISCOTT Block Party Street Closure Application and submit it ASAP.
REMEMBER: Be sure to submit a completed ISCOTT Application. Questions? Contact Nick Chapman at Nick.Chapman@sfmta.com or call him at 415 646 2414.
REMEMBER: Once you have your Neighborfest date reserved – download the Neighborfest Host Toolkit and start organizing your event. It may be weeks before your ISCOTT Application makes it through the approval process, so be pro-active and start organizing your team.
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 2017 Neighborfest Host Toolkit!