Community Alert: Free Blues Concert, Bar B-Q & Bubbles


Grillin’ in the Mo’, June 2, 2018



Grillin’ in the ‘Mo

Annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off

What:  Tia Carroll and Soul Mechanix will headline this year’s Grillin’ in the ‘Mo at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 2nd. The C-Notes, an all youth band will open this free blues concert. The annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off is a free blues concert and family BBQ celebrating the start of summer events in the Fillmore District and summer enrichment programs for Western Addition youth.   Bring your family, a big appetite, a blanket and prepare yourself for a day of community connectedness.   Grab some food, make tie-dyed t-shirts or make gigantic bubbles and enjoy some down home blues. Soulful hits will be spinning all day by DJ, Mr. “C”. Kids will enjoy youth activities in our kid’s zone, i.e. face painting, cotton candy, jumpers, & bubbles. Grillin in the ‘Mo is our Summer Fest Kick-Off, a day to spend with family & community.

When:  Saturday, June 2, 2018; 12:00 Noon to 5 p.m.

Where:  Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary @ Steiner

Cost: Free

Who: Fillmore’s Summer Fest Kick-Off, Grillin in the ‘Mo is produced by The Village Project, in collaboration with the Bayview YMCA, Western Addition Family Resource Center, Bi-Rite Markets, The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco Rec & Park, Hamilton Recreation Center, MoMagic, The Bayview Newspaper, The Fillmore Center Apartments, Nia Soul, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, The Western Addition Wellness Coalition, SF Police Dept., Nia Soul Catering, and The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. This project is partially funded by the Dept. of Public Health, DCYF and The San Francisco Foundation. A special thanks to President London Breed, District 5 Supervisor, CBS, Channel 5, Dwayne Jones, & Whole Foods for your continued support in helping us to build a stronger Fillmore!

Adrian Williams is Executive Director and founder of the Village Project, a service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment programs for youth and their families in the Western Addition. The Village Project produces family events, including last year’s 12th annual Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec. 26 – Jan 1), “A Senior Moment – A Senior Prom for the 50+ and most recently, Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/ Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore. “In keeping with our mission of strengthening families and community, we will continue to partner and produce these quality events, which serve to connect the neighborhoods and families of San Francisco”, stated Ms. Williams, who is a recent Jefferson Award Recipient.

NOTE: The Village Project will sponsor its 11th all day Summer Enrichment Camp, starting June11th. The camp is free, and is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street. For more information or to donate, visit The camp will run from June 11th – August 3rdfor youth 5 to 17 years old.

We need volunteers on the day of the event and donations. Please contact Adrian @ 415-424-2980 or visit our web site:

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions: Free Every Tuesdays

7:00 pm; St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyon


With regular mindfulness meditation practice, there are well-documented benefits to mental and physical health and spiritual well-being, including relief from symptoms of stress and a greater capacity be compassionate. When making time to practice in a safe and quiet place, being still, and turning attention inward, the mind can more easily become aware of present moment experience. This is where habitual patterns of thinking and behavior can be noticed, presenting an opportunity for change in ways that may improve one’s health and promote peace for oneself and for the world. The meditation will be led by Mary Costello who practices meditation with the Insight and Zen communities in San Francisco. She has a graduate degree in Integrative Health and professional training in both Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and in mindfulness facilitation. There are free, weekly, 30-minute meditation sessions. Each will begin with a 10-minute guided meditation, followed by a 20-minute silent meditation.


June 11 – August 3, 2018;  St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyon


The Village Project, 2097 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115