The Hall is excited to be at the heart of many active neighborhoods including Mid-Market, the Tenderloin, and SOMA. This location gives us the opportunity to exist as an inclusive gathering space for our neighbors; a place where we will break bread, come together to foster constructive dialogue, and enjoy shared experiences with each other.
It is our privilege to work in partnership with local organizations that represent the different communities in the area, hosting events and activities that are free and inclusive, ranging from community conversations to cooking demonstrations to youth activities to art shows.
We also host one non-profit fundraiser a month, bringing in community and corporate partners to help foster relationships among all our neighbors. If you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upcoming Community Events:
FREE Live Music every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30!
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER February 5.
We are proud to support Bay Leaf Kitchen, whose mission is to teach children and families how to create, cook, and share sustainable, healthy food and to foster a connection between our community and our farmers. A percentage of the money from drinks purchased will go directly to Bay Leaf Kitchen, so the more you eat and drink the more programming we can provide for Bay Area kids who want to learn about cooking and agriculture!
What's new in the neighborhood?
Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, at the Golden Gate Theater, just a half a block away from the Hall. Bring in your ticket stub for happy hour pricing at the bar - anytime! More info here!
Local Retail and Craft Fair
The Hall invited in 6 local retailers and artists to showcase their work for a holiday fair during happy hour. We worked with the Tenderloin Economic Development Project to identify retailers, and welcomed in artists from Root Division and Hospitality House Community Arts Program who sold greeting cards (pictured below).
Youth from the Crossroads
The Hall, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and Zendesk, welcomed 15 youth from the afterschool program the Crossroads, which is located on 6th street, two blocks from the Hall. With generous sponsorship from Silicon Valley Bank, the youth were able to enjoy complimentary meals and meet our vendors, then enjoyed card and board games with volunteers from Zendesk and the Hall employees.
Homeless POV project
The Hall hosted a fundraiser and celebration for the Homeless POV project, an initiative to give voice to those who are typically ignored in our society. We heard from founder Kevin Adler, as well as subjects of Adler’s films, including artist and marathon runner Ronnie Goodman. Over 100 guests saw videos, heard from homeless individuals, and celebrated the work of the Homeless POV project.
Neighborhood Postcard Project
Local artist Hunter Franks chose the Hall as a site for an installation of his renowned Neighborhood Postcard Project. He set up a mailbox and postcards (pictured below) and invited anyone to write a story. Franks then collected the postcards and will be mailing them to residents throughout the city. His goal is to change the conversation and perception of Central Market through personal positive stories. We were excited to be able to read the postcards and stories too!
Evening with Neighborland and Civic Makers: A Dialogue on Development
In partnership with Neighborhland and Civic Makers, the Hall kicked off its community events with an evening of conversation talking about Development in the Mid-Market neighborhood. Over 60 neighbors attended, and had the chance to write on Neighborland’s iconic “What would you like to see” wall, inviting suggestions for improvements for the Neighborhood. We heard from Lawrence Grodeska of Civic Makers, Dan Parham of Neighborland, Ilana Lipsett, culture curator and community manager of the Hall, and Ross Stackhouse of Tidewater Capital. All suggestions that were written on the Neighborland wall were sent to the City Administrator as part of a larger community engagement effort around Mid-Market development.