The 2017 Neighborfest was a huge success! Read about it here.
Living in one of San Francisco’s neighborhoods is a source of great pride for residents and there was no better way to celebrate the pride that brings your neighbors together than to have a block party!
The 2017 Neighborfest Program offered Host Committees an end-to-end experience that empowered them to pull off the best block party their neighbors have ever attended. From providing a customized toolkit offering step-by-step instructions, a free, no-hassle permitting process and a bin of disaster supplies for your block – this year’s Neighborfest program was the ultimate resource for building stronger, more connected communities.
Nextdoor, the nation’s largest social media platform for neighborhoods, has published an article on 2017’s Neighborfest. Co-authored by Professor Daniel P. Aldrich, world-renowned expert on community disaster resilience, and NEN Director Daniel Homsey, it outlines the powerful impact the program has on the short and long term resilience of a community.
Mayor Ed Lee announced Neighborfest at the Sept. 12th, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting as part of the City’s strategy to prepare our communities for times of stress.
Neighborfest Block Parties will be hosted between August 1st and November 1st.
Eligible Hosts are active members of the following networks:
SF SAFE’s Neighborhood Watch Network
Public Works’ Adopt a Street Program
SFPUC’s Adopt a Drain Program
SF Fire Department’s NERT Program
SF Police Department’s ALERT Program
What does a Host Committee receive?
1. The Neighborfest Host Toolkit that provides step-by-step instructions on how to organize your Host Committee and the forms and check list you need to pull off a great event.
2. No permitting costs – if you participate in the application process in a timely manner, you’ll have the fees normally charged for street closure paid on your behalf.
3. A “Big Red Bin” of disaster supplies for your block to use during times of stress.
4. Streamlined access to tools, resources and advice on how to run a great event.
5. The support from the Neighborfest Team who will attend your event and share information on how to make your neighborhood safer and better informed about essential programs and resources.
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!