Nominations Open for NEN Awards

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has invited us to submit nominations for the Neighborhood Empowerment Network’s annual NEN Awards, which will be handed out for the 12th time at a gala ceremony in City Hall’s rotunda later this Winter.  Awards will be presented in categories like “Most Empowering City Employee”, “Outstanding Park Volunteer Group”, “Most Inspiring Public Works Volunteer”, “Best Merchant Association/Community Benefit District”. “Extraordinary Neighborhood Block Party” and several others.
Because of our involvement with and commitment to our neighborhood, they hope we will get the word out, and nominate leaders in our area who deserve recognition. Full information and the nomination form can be found at  The nominations deadline is November 29, 2019.

Folsom Street Events seeks new Executive Director.

Folsom Street Events wants us to know that they are currently searching for a new Executive Director.

As you may have heard, the Executive Director of FSE, Patrick Finger, recently resigned from his position. (For more info, click here.)

If you know anyone who may be interested in joining the Folsom Street Events team, please encourage them to review the job posting on They are looking for an experienced, people-oriented leader who values collaboration with others through a highly organized approach. Applications will be accepted through November 4.

The Executive Director of Folsom Street Events is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the volunteer nonprofit organization, ensuring that it operates efficiently and effectively in service to mission, vision, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. These areas of oversight include management and administration, fundraising and finance, events management and program development, Board of Directors support, and additional operational duties.

Please feel free to share the job posting on or Facebook post with anyone who may be interested in applying. Please contact Jennifer Schuster with any questions you may have.

Other Cultural Districts’ News

In solidarity with our fellow Cultural Districts, we are pleased to invite you to like, follow and attend the events of San Francisco’s other Cultural Districts:

Other CD’s Upcoming Events

Justice 4 Amilcar — Mural Dedication & Pachanga
24th & Capp Street Lot (3250 24th Street)
Sunday, November 17, 2019 — 12:00 to 4:00 pm

SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District Town Hall Meeting
SF Filipino Cultural Center, 814 Mission Street
November 20, 2019 — 530 to 7:30 pm

Bayview Makers Mashup Market

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM
1750 Armstrong Ave, San Francisco, California 94124 ·

Public Glass's photo.

SF Eagle Beer Bust for Compton’s CD
Sunday, December 8⋅3:00 – 6:00 pm
398 12th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Have info on other Cultural District events?  Please send links to and we will post them here!

SFLCD Offers Fun and Info at Folsom

The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District’s booth at the Folsom Street Fair on 9/29/2019 was a great hit, visited by hundreds of fairgoers, who received info about the Cultural District while playing games, winning swag, and reminiscing about the places in our District where they had lived, worked, and played.

SFLCD Booth at Folsom Street Fair 2019 (photo by Huggybear)

Our thanks to the volunteers who helped staff the booth, and to the many folks who signed up on our mailing list while there.  Look for an email of welcome in the coming week or so.

Pup shows where he met his handlers, with David Hyman and Tre Allen. (Photo courtesy of Tre.)

The Fair was also an opportunity for the District to show off its new (interim) logo:

Interim logo for District. This is NOT a high-resolution image, so please do not copy and use elsewhere. High-quality images will be available soon.

Board members explained that the decision was made to use this logo, along with the horizontal version of it, on an interim basis. pending the completion of a full “Marketing and Branding” plan.   Watch this Web site for updates!