Monday, July 25, 2022

Dine Downtown is happening now!

Dine Downtown is back with an assortment of specials to encourage people to try out Downtown San Jose's many fine establishments. This time around you have everything from a Cold Brew and Stan's Donut pairing for $5 at Academic Coffee to a $40 prix fixe menu at Petiscos. There are also many new names on the list like Serious Dumplings, Secco, Mama Kin, Desi Express, The FAB, and San Pedro Social.

To see all of the great specials, head over here!


Participating Restaurants:

• Academic Coffee
• Desi Express
• Devine Cheese & Wine
• District
• The FAB (Food & Beverage)
• The Farmers Union
• Fuze
• Habana Cuba
• Il Fornaio
• Mama Kin
• Mezcal

• Nomikai Social Food + Drinkery
• Nox Cookie Bar
• Orchestria Palm Court
• Pastelaria
• Petiscos
• San Pedro Social
• Scott's Seafood
• Secco
• Serious Dumpling
• Voltaire Coffee Roasters
• Voyager Craft Coffee




Monday, July 18, 2022

City Dance San Jose

CityDance is back for the summer! Head over to the Circle of Palms in Downtown San Jose from 6-9pm every third Thursday for free live music and dance lessons. This week on July 21st the genre is Bollywood. The August 18th session feature Cumbia. On September 15 K-Pop will wrap up the series.

Each session includes an hour of instructor-led dance lessons followed by live music and dancing until sunset on warm summer nights.

Better yet, admission to the San Jose Museum of Art will be free on these nights and Cafecito by Mezcal at the San Jose Museum of Art will be open in case you dance up an appetite. I would also recommend walking into the Hilton Signia next door (formerly the Fairmont) to see the new aesthetic. There is an excellent bar and Peruvian/Japanese tapas at the Signia to continue the night after dancing.




Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Music in the Park - Downtown San Jose - July 15th

The '80s are back on Friday, July 15th with A Flock of Seagulls and ABC's 40th Anniversary Tour. The show takes place from 5pm-10pm at Plaza de Cesar Chavez as part of the Music in the Park series.

Tickets start at $25. VIP tickets cost $75 and include an exclusive VIP beer & wine bar, a lounge area, VIP seating, and skipping the line to enter to event. If you just want to listen to the music, there is also the $0 option of walking around Downtown San Jose close to Plaza de Cesar Chavez.




Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy 4th! Here's where to watch fireworks

Below is the list of places in Silicon Valley hosting a fireworks show tonight. The earliest show is at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View at 8pm and the latest ones are at Great America and Morgan Hill at 9:45pm. Stay safe everyone!


San Jose

Discovery Meadow (180 Woz Way), 9:30pm

Almaden Lake Regional Park (6099 Winfield Boulevard), 9:15pm


Mountain View

Shoreline Amphitheater (One Amphitheatre Parkway), 8pm


Milpitas

Milpitas Sports Center (1325 E. Calaveras Boulevard), 9pm


Cupertino

Creekside Park (10455 Miller Avenue), 9:30pm


Gilroy

Gilroy High School (750 W. 10th Street), 9:30pm


Morgan Hill

Outdoor Sports Complex (16500 Condit Road), 9:45pm


Santa Clara

Great America (4701 Great America Parkway), 9:45pm








Monday, June 20, 2022

Latest San Jose BART Updates

VTA released a new conceptional video of the new BART station planned for Diridon. The teal accents are a nice nod to the San Jose Sharks. Below the Diridon video is an older one showing the plan for the Downtown San Jose Station, which is just a half-dozen blocks or so away from Diridon.

Hat tip to MrAronymous from the San Jose Development Forum.






Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 2022 Downtown Dimension Highlights

The June 2022 Downtown Dimension is now available for download.
 
This month's newsletter highlights:  
  • Housing mix planned for SoFA
  • Event season heats up
  • Chloe Shipp named SJDA Deputy Director
  • Marketing committee gets real
  • Groundwerx Employee of the Month is Safety Ambassador Stephen Crozier
  • SP Social is a hit
  • Natural Do opens on South First

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Downtown San Jose BART - SJDA Public Meeting on June 10th

If you would like to find out more about the BART subway system that will run from Berryessa to Downtown San Jose, the SJDA is hosting a public meeting at the Tabard Theater this Friday at 8:15am. 

Topics include the tunneling methods, timeline, partnerships, construction mitigation, the designs of the two Downtown Stations, transit-oriented development, and the process for community engagement.

You can watch online or attend in person (registration and proof of vaccination needed) over here.



Friday, June 3, 2022

SubZERO 2022 - June 3rd & 4th

Downtown San Jose's largest arts festival returns this weekend from 5pm until 11pm on both Friday and Saturday. SubZERO is described as a "DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek."

All of the galleries open on South FIRST FRIDAYS will be open along with a multitude of street vendors (listed below), food trucks, a beer garden, and 10 musical performances on the main stage.

The event is free and open to people of all ages. It's an excellent way to get out and see the best of what the San Jose art scene has to offer!

For more information head over here.


Artists & Vendors

Participating Artists / Indie Creatives at the 13th Annual SubZERO Festival on June 3rd & 4th, 2022

1Culture
Antoñio Alcala
Bay Maples
BOLO Vintage
Bungalow Glow Candle Co.
Eric Calvillo
Arely Cardenas
Houyee Chow & Youth in Technology Incubator
Classic Loot Truck
Content Magazine + genArts
Crossroads Trading
Current Tattooing
the doomed generation
Faerie Goatmother
For the Love by Jordan Melvin
Force129 + Betty Proper
Francisco Franco
Cynthia Gonzalez + Jackelin Solorio
Francisco Graciano
Heiko Greb
Matty Heimgartner
Hand in Hand Henna
Haptic Synapses + Distortion Corporation
Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery
Maureen Holcomb
Institute of Contemporary Art SJ
Jodi408
Summer Jones
The Local Creative Show by StageOne
Julianne McKAY
Frankie McFly
Rayos Magos
Joe Mandrick
David Mejia
Jasmin Mostafa
Anthony Palomo + Joseph Greeley
Gianfranco Palozzi + Sylvia De La Garza + Carlos Pérez + Sean Free Alcala
Jean-Luc Pedanou
Persephone Dance (performance)
Poetry Center San Jose
Purl Bailey aka Marilyn Roaf
Shayla Putnum
Akeem Raheem
Francine Ramirez + Marcel Toorians
Francisco Ramirez
Jhovany Rodriguez
Rene Schilling Sears
Geoffrey Smith II (official festival photographer)
Steamy Tech
Suha Suha Hand Made
Space Palette by Tim Thompson
Alisha Toni Design
Lily Tran
Tribal Baroque (performance)
Works San Jose

BEER GARDEN sponsored by local & regional breweries w/  great music provided by Flipside Crew from 5-11 pm featuring: Dougie, Jswizza, No Way Jose & Notorious P.I.G. 
Located at Parque De Los Pobladores (South First St. and William Street)

BEER GARDEN closes at 11:00pm / last pour 10:30 pm

FOOD TRUCKS:

3 Bros. Kitchen
3 Hermanos Mexican Grill
De La Tierra Vegan Food
El Bombero 408
Fresh Catch Hawaiian Poke
Road Dogs
Scratch Cookery