The first-ever Ingleside Fest neighborhood celebration will be held in Ingleside Library’s Courtyard Garden.
The Ingleside Merchants Association, which this publication belongs as a member, is putting on the family friendly event in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with financial support from Avenue Greenlight and the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations Community Fund.
“I'm really excited for that fest to show off new neighborhood branding and for there to be a celebration of the community brought to us by merchants and community members alike,” said Miles Escobedo, IMA chair and co-owner of Ocean Ale House. “It’s just fun that everybody was able to be involved and collaborate.”
Entertainment includes music from Aptos Middle School’s orchestra and vocalists and El Guajiro. Terry Baruti will perform capoeira and martial artists from Korean Martial Arts Center do a presentation.
Food will be provided by Chase Luck Bakery and Muscle Maker Grill.
District Seven Supervisor Myrna Melgar will have a table dedicated to participatory budgeting. City College of San Francisco’s Environmental Horticulture and Floristry will host a flower craft table and the Western Neighborhoods Project will have a history table. Ingleside Gallery will bring plein air painters.
Loc Tham Real Estate’s Peter Tham, who’s providing 100 coloring kits for children, said he has long wanted “an event on Ocean Avenue that will bring together the community.”
Other participants include the OMI Cultural Participation Project, Ocean Incubators, Advocates 11, OMI Community Collaborative, African American Early Childhood Educators and San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
“I'm excited for the first event that I'm involved in on Ocean Avenue,” Pawber Shop owner Michelle Saadeh said.
Location: Ingleside Library Courtyard Garden, 1298 Ocean Ave.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
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