Showing posts with label st james park san jose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label st james park san jose. Show all posts

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Friday Night Concert @ St. James Park tomorrow from 6-8pm

St. James Park is going to be filled with activity tomorrow night thanks to the Summer in St. James Park Concert Series. In addition to live music, there will be all sorts of games and food. It is nice to really see this park finally come alive and contribute to the Downtown culture. More details below from the FB event page.

It’s Happening! this summer in St. James Park! The City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has partnered with San Jose Jazz to bring the downtown community and jazzy tunes and chill vibes with a series of SJ Jazz Boom Box Performances and rotating free and family-friendly activities. This Friday’s activities will include: SJ Jazz Boom Box FEAT. Kenya B.

  • Zen Den Pop-Up 
  • Life-Sized Dart Board 
  • Cornhole Tournament 
  • Croquet Games 
  • Food Trucks 
  • CafĂ© Dining Area 
  • Lamzac Seating

For other It’s Happening! Summer in St. James and Plaza de Cesar Chavez activities, visit our website at, where you can find a full calendar of activities.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

St. James Park - Pirates in the Park, Chaco's Taco Festival, KARTMA, and More

I just stumbled upon the St. James Park Website and found a lot of great information in there about upcoming events and initiatives. One such event is called "Pirates in the Park." This is a treasure hunt for kids 11 and under as well as pirate-themed activities. It is happening on Saturday, August 8th between 10:00am and 1:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering and helping make the park a better place for everyone, head over here.

Next up we have an event more catered towards adults on August 15th called the Chacho's Taco Festival. There will be taco stands, tecate beer, live music, lucha libre, food trucks, a car show, and a taco-eating contest (which San Jose should dominate given we now have two stars in the "sport"). The event will run from 11am to 8pm and you can get all of the details along with a map over here.

There is a social entrepreneurship venture called KARTMA street cafe which is partially funded by the Knight Foundation and Ebay Foundation. This concept brings an eco-friendly coffee shop to St. James Park with the goal of employing the homeless and teaching them skills that can be used to land jobs in other cafes. For more info or to help raise the last $6k needed to get the cafe off the ground, head over to their Indiegogo campaign (10 days left, nearly fully funded).

The St. James Park website also have some great historical resources, including the full audio from a speech that John F. Kennedy gave while on the campaign trail there and a great video detailing the full history of the (in)famous park. There is a page on development happening around the park, future projects in the park such as the Levitt Pavilion, and a full list of special events. I highly recommend checking it out over here and hopefully together we can restore this park to once again be an asset we can all be proud of.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer in St. James Park Noontime Concert Tomorrow

San Jose Jazz, the San Jose Downtown Association, and the Saint James Park Pilot Urban Activation Team have all come together to create weekly outdoor concerts in Saint James Park. The goal is to create a communal safe space in the park and use arts as a method to inspire engagement. Two of these concerts have already happened, and the last one in September will feature Oscar Pangilinan.

The concert takes place tomorrow starting at 11:30am and is completely free. For more information, click here!


St James Park
North 2nd Street (between St James Street and St John Street), San Jose | MAP
Free Admission


Join the San Jose Downtown Association for Summer in St James Park. Come enjoy cold beverages, live music and fun activities on select days, and a rotating cast of gourmet food trucks.
Special for this outing, San Jose Jazz is programming Bay Area saxophonistOscar Pangilinan. Whether performing with his self-led modern jazz outfit The Bad Ones, or joining established Bay Area musicians like John Worley, Aaron Lington, and Kristen Strom, Oscar’s creative musical interpretations and seasoned writing skills boosts him as one of the up-and-coming musicians on the scene.
This event is generously supported by the Saint James Park Pilot Urban Activation Team.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Petition for Police to Enforce St. James Park Rules and Ordinances

A group of Downtown residents are fed up with the "quality-of-life" issues that are happening in St. James Park and have created a petition to SJPD Police Chief Larry Esquivel to actively enforce the park's rules and ordinances. It will take 2 minutes to sign the petition, but may have a lasting impact on improving the safety of this historic park. More info and link below:


Greetings all,
Daily we see what goes on in St. James Park. We are all aware of the homeless feedings, sleeping, littering, pan-handling, drinking, drug usage and dealing, violence, etc. We are also aware that the police are not actively enforcing the existing park rules and ordinances that prohibit this activity. This situation makes our park unsafe and unattractive for the family-friendly events, activities, and programs we want to see.
We want this to change. Toward this end, Jill and I have used to create a petition that will be sent to the SJPD Police Chief, Larry Esquivel, to direct his officers to actively enforce the park's rules and ordinances. 
Please join with us in signing this petition by going to: and signing up with either your Facebook or email address and then adding your name to the petition. Once you sign, please ask your friends and neighbors to also sign. 
St. James Park is both a neighborhood and city park. Its historical position within the city justifies that it should be a destination for those who live, work, and play downtown. With your help and support, we can make this happen.
Jack Sardegna

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Future of St. James Park Meeting: Wed 3/23

Francis Enriquez Penrose sent a message to the members of San Jose: Downtown Dwellers

It’s time to talk about “next steps” and other issues at St. James Park! Council member Liccardo and a PRNS representative will be present to hear comments, concerns and suggestions regarding the future of St. James Park. Please spread the word.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23 @ 7:00pm
WHERE: San Jose Athletic Club, 196 N. 3rd Street
CONTACT: Fred Buzo at 535-4931 or fred.buzo@