Grillin’ In The Mo’

Grillin’ in the ‘MoAnnual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off

Saturday, June 2, 2018

What:  Join the Village Project for this year’s Grillin’ in the ‘Mo at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 2nd.  Tia Carroll, Soul Mechanix and the youth group The C Notes will be showcased. 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”.  Join our seniors with some line dancing, while the kids 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 Western Addition Wellness Coalition, SF Police Dept., Western Addition Senior Center, and The Boys and Girls Club.  This project is partially funded by the Dept. of Public Health.  A special thanks to President London Breed, District 5 Supervisor,  Dwayne Jones, and Monty Catering.

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 10th 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 10th all day Summer Enrichment Camp, starting June 11th. 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 3rd for 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: