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.
There are two new aspects to the program:
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 following is a list of available Neighborfest dates. There are only three slots available each weekend and you must submit a completed Neighborfest Host Application receive a confirmation email confirming your reservation in order to move forward onto the ISCOTT Block Party Street Closure Application process. Questions? Call or email Tre Russell Allen at 415 554 7011 or Russell.Allen@sfgov.org
As of June 13th, we have reserved dates for 34 Neighborfests and have added 9 more dates due to high demand.
Available Neighborfest dates are:
August 11th- 1
August 18th- 1
August 25th- 1
Please reserve now or contact Russell.Allen@SFGov.org for more information.
Neighborfest Block Parties can be hosted Saturdays between August 4th and November 3rd and there are a limit of three (3) Neighborfest slots per Saturday.
Neighborfest application deadlines are as follows:
There are only forty two slots available this year for Neighborfests, three per weekend, be sure to submit your Neighborfest application to secure your date.
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!