What: Niecey, Yolandra Rhodes & Sonny Blue Bland will headline this year’s in person “Grillin’ in the ‘Mo” at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 4th. After 2 years of COVID, The Village Project is back live with our annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off, a free blues concert and family Bar-B-Q. Join us as we celebrate the start of youth summer programs. Bring your family, a big appetite, a blanket and prepare yourself for a day of community connectedness. Grab some food, line dance, or make gigantic bubbles and enjoy some down-home blues. Soulful hits will be spinning all day by DJ, Mr. “C” to get you jamming on the dance floor. Kids will enjoy youth activities in our kid’s zone, i.e., face painting, free ice cream, cotton candy, jumpers, & bubbles. Grillin in the ‘Mo is our Summer Fest Kick-Off, a day to spend with family & community.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2022; 1:00 PM
Where: Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary @ Steiner
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 Fillmore Center Apartments, Nia Soul Catering, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, The Western Addition Wellness Coalition, SF Police Dept. and Renaissance Parents of Success. This project is partially funded by the Dept. of Public Health, Bayview YMCA, OEWD, DCYF and Grants for the Arts.
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 16th all day Summer Enrichment Camp, starting June 13th. The camp is free and is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street. For more information or to donate, visit www.thevillageprojectsf.org.The camp will run from June 13th – August 5th for youth K – 12.
We need volunteers on the day of the event and donations. Please contact Adrian @ 415-424-2980 or visit our website: www.thevillageprojectsf.org