Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 2012 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Downtown Doors program a $25,000 grant. Zero1 and MACLA also received funding.
  • Lots of great events are happening downtown this summer:
    • Starlight Cinemas
    • Dine Downtown
    • Family Day at the San Jose Museum of Art
  • Starting May 15th, the Downtwown PBID is bringing 2 off-duty police officers to patrol down time 4 hours a days, 4-5 times per week. The main goal is to reduce "quality-of-life" crimes, respond to calls from business/property owners, and work with Growndwerx to assist Downtown patrons.
  • 1stACT has developed a Small Wonders Innovation Fund for projects to activate Downtown streets such as new events, exhibits, interactive projectsions, art projects, and live performances.
  • The SJDA and San Jose Jazz are joining forces to expand the 32nd annual Blues Festival on July 14th at St. James Park.
  • The Friday Farmer's Market is back for it's 20th Season!  It is located along San Pedro Square. (There is also a new Saturday Market, you have 2 to choose from!)
  • Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill is now open and features authentic Jerk Chicken.
To read the full newsletter, click here!

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