Project Partners

A special thanks to the San Francisco Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department for enabling the 3rd Thursday event series.
San Francisco Department of Public Works
San Francisco Recreation and Park

Community partners



AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world's most complex challenges.

We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.

Another Planet Entertainment

Another Planet Entertainment

Another Planet Entertainment, LLC (Another Planet) was created on July 18, 2003 when Gregg W. Perloff, President/CEO of Bill Graham Presents, left to build his own company. Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has been honored by a vote of its concert industry peers for a total of 14 nominations and 4 wins by Pollstar Magazine. In 2016, Gregg Perloff received the “Promoter of the Year Award” from Pollstar Magazine.

Another Planet is the exclusive promoter for the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, the Fox Theater in Oakland, The Independent, a 500-capacity nightclub in San Francisco, and Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheatre in Lake Tahoe. In 2010, APE was honored to be awarded the exclusive contract to operate the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a flexible capacity multi-use event and concert space that holds up to 8,500. Another Planet also successfully produces three major festivals – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008), Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007) and Life is Beautiful (beginning in 2013).

Another Planet Entertainment has produced well over 5,000 events with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Muse, Robert Plant, Phish, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Kenny Chesney, Adele, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Simon & Garfunkel.

The Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a worldrenowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures from throughout Asia spanning 6,000 years of history. Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing it to life while serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking. Open until 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays through Sept 29.

Central Market CBD

In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Community Guides and Clean Teams, the Central Market CBD promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.

The Civic Center Commons Initiative

The Civic Center Commons initiative is a strategic effort led by the City of San Francisco and community partners to transform daily experiences in these public spaces and create a unified, inclusive civic “commons”. Neighbors, community organizations and cultural institutions are working with City agencies and people who frequent these spaces to bring interactive art installations and play structures; more frequent activities and events; additional food and drink options; new stewardship approaches; and innovative workforce development partnerships.

CCC Initiative Overview

Civic Center Community Benefit District

Civic Center Community Benefit District (CCCBD) is a privately-funded, not-for-profit organization that works in tandem with City agencies to provide public safety, maintenance, marketing and special events that benefit Civic Center.


CMG is a mission-oriented urban design and landscape architecture firm working to increase social and ecological wellbeing through artful design. Founded in San Francisco, at the heart of the practice is the idea of building community. Ultimately, everything we do is predicated on connecting people with each other and with their environments. It is our ambition and passion to design and build vital and sustainable communities and enduring places. We are dedicated to public open space. We believe successful democracies require a vibrant, free, and beautiful public realm—places for people to come together and reinforce relationships and communities.



Since 1965, Dolby has been elevating entertainment. From its humble London beginnings to its long-time home in San Francisco, California, Dolby has been making media more real, more amazing and more intense. The pioneering advances Dolby has made in noise reduction, surround sound, and most recently digital 3D imaging, enhance your experience in cinema, home theater, computing, and even your games. If you’ve walked into a movie theater, listened to music, watched movie at home in the past 45 years, odds are you’re a Dolby fan – you just didn’t know it, until now.



Founded in Sydney in 1958 by Dutch immigrant and innovator Dick Dusseldorp, Lendlease was born out of a vision to create a company that could successfully combine the disciplines of financing, development and investment. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Lendlease has approximately 12,000 employees internationally. Our regional head offices are located in New York, Singapore and London. Combining our core capabilities of development, construction and investment across the property and infrastructure value chain has allowed us to offer innovative integrated solutions for our clients. Through those solutions we have secured major urban regeneration projects such as: Barangaroo South, Darling Square, Victoria Harbour and Brisbane Showgrounds in Australia; Elephant & Castle and International Quarter London in the United Kingdom; Paya Lebar Quarter and Tun Razak Exchange in Asia; and Riverline in the United States.

Noise Pop

Noise Pop

Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is one of the nation’s leading independent music promoters. Over the last 25 years Noise Pop’s namesake festival has provided exposure to some of the top emerging artists, many of which have gone on to widespread acclaim.

Noise Pop is also the year-round talent buyer for the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall, which includes Cafe du Nord, as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party. Additionally Noise Pop partners with various organizations, venues and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SFMOMA, California Sunday Magazine and Academy of Sciences.

Off the Grid

Off the Grid Markets are founded on the idea of bringing communities together through amazing shared food experiences. Started in 2010, Off the Grid currently operates over 50 weekly public markets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Off the Grid seeks to maintain a shared sense of space by collaborating with local businesses and communities to activate novel public spaces with truly unique experiences.

Office of Economic and Workforce Development

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) supports San Francisco's ongoing economic vitality by strengthening its neighborhoods, businesses, commercial corridors and workforce.

San Francisco People in Plazas

People in Plazas

What began as a forum for street performers who were paid by passing the hat has become a program that provides wide exposure and more than 500 paid “gigs” annually for local musicians. The series has grown to producing 120 + free performances at lunchtime in public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. The program reaches an audience of more than 30,000 annually. In addition, we have produced community gatherings including movie nights, poetry readings, artisan fairs and other events that encourage community use of public spaces. Its mission is to encourage visitors, residents and workers to use our outdoor public spaces. We strive to make these spaces "everyone's neighborhood". We do this by producing free events in public spaces that are often underused. The “People in Plazas” series is supported by the Mayor’s Office, Art Commission, SFPD the SF Entertainment Commission and a grant from the Hotel Tax Fund /Grants for the Arts.


Streetplus is revolutionizing the improvement district industry by making Districts cleaner, safer, and friendlier. Our priority is to hire the best ambassadors who have a passion for downtown and understand the importance of making positive impacts daily.

Tenderloin Community Benefit District

Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD) exists to facilitate the transformation of the Tenderloin into a cleaner, safer, more vibrant neighborhood.

Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. In San Francisco, the firm has completed various signature developments, including LUMINA and The Infinity, two condominium projects adjacent to San Francisco’s waterfront; and Foundry Square III, 222 Second Street, and 555 Mission, three office buildings in the central business district. To meet its commitment to adding affordable housing in San Francisco, Tishman Speyer has developed 434 affordable homes throughout the city—the most of any market-rate developer.


Strictly San Francisco, Trinity was founded in 1949 with a singular purpose—to become The City’s premier apartment provider. Nearly seven decades later, Trinity stands “best-in-class” with apartments that offer the best locations, prices and amenities.

Media partners

San Francisco Magazine

SF Magazine

Catering to the interests, sensibilities and 24/7 lifestyle of the city’s most affluent and influential readers, San Francisco magazine delivers the absolute best the city has to offer. Going behind the velvet rope and giving readers exclusive access to the people, products, services and destinations that are defining the San Francisco's luxury lifestyle right now. From fashion, watches and jewelry, to shopping, art, fine dining, technology, real estate and the social scene, San Francisco covers it all.

Key Sponsors

The Trust For Public Land
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
City & County of San Francisco
Civic Center Community Benefit District
Market Street Association
Key Funders
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