Soda Studio Launching This Thursday in The East Cut

The East Cut Community Benefit District and the San Francisco Planning Department are pleased to announce the opening of our South Downtown Design + Activation (Soda) pop-up outreach space located within the district and plan area.

Helping Transform Vacant Retail Space Into Community Space

Empty storefronts with “For Lease” signs are a sight all too common in neighborhoods across San Francisco, from the Mission to the Marina. As many neighborhoods struggle with how to activate these lifeless spaces, The East Cut Community Benefit District (CBD) is taking a novel approach to transforming retail in the neighborhood.

Third Fridays | Home/Sick Art Opening

Third Fridays’ transforms vacant retail space into valuable free community space. Each month, The East Cut Community Benefit District transforms inactive, vacant space into free space for local art, culture and community.

Let’s Make 2018 Safe For Everyone In The District

Although The East Cut’s ambassadors and community patrol work 24 hours per day to keep the District safe and comfortable, please keep in mind 8 key safety tips we’ve gathered from the San Francisco Police Department and The East Cut Team.

East Cut Art Fair Debuts January 12th

A boutique pop-up art fair featuring four Bay Area galleries: Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, George Lawson Gallery, Seager Gray Gallery and Slate Contemporary. Debuting January 12th – 14th.

The East Cut Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday Collection “On a Faux Bear Rug” Chocolate Gift Box Socola Chocolatier The chocolate gift box includes Hazelnut Praline, Pumpkin Burnt Caramel, Pecan Toffee, and Champagne flavors. Socola truffles are made with local ingredients, including Straus Creamery butter and cream. Perfect For: A co-worker or Boss 535 Folsom Street Click here 3-Month Coffee Delivery Subscription Philz… Read more »

The East Cut District Featured In Local News Blog The Frisc

The Frisc – a San Francisco-based news blog helmed by Alex Lash – national editor of Xconomy and Anthony Lazarus – former journalist at MarketWatchand The Wall Street Journal profiled The East Cut along with the organization’s Third Fridays art + cultural series. “The East Cut is looking to establish its own sense of place with Third Fridaysevents, showcasing an arts collective at a large space… Read more »

Tiny Atlas Quarterly Climate Benefit Show

On Thursday, December 14th, Tiny Atlas Quarterly and The East Cut Community District will be hosting a benefit show and silent auction to support non-profits that fight and respond to the effects of climate change. The show will feature a curated selection of images from the Tiny Atlas Community, with 100% of your proceeds going to… Read more »

Noize Floor: An Evening Of Improvisational Music And Video Performance

The East Cut Community Benefit District invites you to an improvisational music show and opening reception for The East Cut’s new pop-up community space at 155 Main Street. For one night, we will transform a vacant space in San Francisco into a safe and creative space for Bay Area artists and musicians. Join us Saturday,… Read more »

Meeting Summary – South Downtown Design + Activation: Workshop #2

The San Francisco Planning Department, together with The East Cut Community Benefit District hosted a Halloween-themed public meeting and workshop on October 30, 2017 from 6:00 pm-8:00pm to share project updates and gather public input on the design and activation of the streets, sidewalks, and open spaces of the South Downtown project area. Approximately 100… Read more »

Meet Donna – Manager of The East Cut’s Downtown Streets Team

Meet Donna, manager of #theeastcut’s Downtown Streets Team. Downtown Streets Team is an innovative non-profit providing pathways to success for homeless individuals through the dignity of employment. Working alongside our East Cut team on beautification projects, DST Team Members are able to develop soft skills for job readiness, as well as assistance with resume building, receive… Read more »

Third Fridays Return November 17th, RSVP Now

Join us as we transform a vacant retail storefront on Folsom Street into a community space to raise money for Santa Rosa and Northern California residents displaced by fires. The East Cut Community Benefit District in collaboration with Adam Swig Events is proud to present Third Fridays | Art Benefit & Goats | Warehouse Extravaganza… Read more »

The East Cut Community Happy Hour

Please join The East Cut Community Benefit District and neighborhood residents for a community Happy Hour Monday November 13th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Red Dog Restaurant. Mingle with your fellow neighborhood residents and meet The East Cut CBD staff while enjoying food + wine at extended Happy Hours prices. You’ll also have the opportunity to… Read more »

South Downtown Design & Activation: Workshop 2

In full Halloween spirit, the San Francisco Planning Department, together with The East Cut Benefit District, invites you to the second plubic workshop to further develop a design and activation plan for the streets, sidewalks and open spaces of the City’s south downtown area. This workshop will provide key project updates in the neighborhood, a… Read more »

The East Cut Third Fridays Kicks Off October 20th

Please join The East Cut Community Benefit District, Bay Area artists, and DJs in launching our pop-up arts and culture series, ‘Third Fridays.’ Taking place on October 20th and curated by local art collective Beyond Beyond, ‘Third Fridays’ will promote the San Francisco and Bay Area art scene with participants keeping 100% of the proceeds… Read more »

Park(ing) Day Celebration in The East Cut

The East Cut CBD set up a temporary parklet in front on Socola Chocolatier on Folsom Street, between 1st and 2nd Street in celebration of Park(ing) Day on September 15th. Started in 2015 by a San Francisco based design firm, Park(ing) Day has grown to an international one-day event to reclaim space otherwise occupied by cars. Our parklet consisted… Read more »

Beale Street Bonanza Block Party

On September 10th, The East Cut Community Benefit District hosted a community block party, the Beale Street Bonanza. Over 300 community members enjoyed brunch bites and cocktails while mingling with fellow neighbors in the new mid-block park adjacent to The Infinity and 375 Beale. A local performance music school, the San Francisco Rock Project entertained the… Read more »

Thank You To All That Attended Our Design + Activation Workshop

Over 120 neighbors and community partners joined representatives from SF Planning, SFMTA, SF Public Works, OCII, and SF Recreation and Parks at the kickoff meeting of the South Downtown Design + Activation Plan— co-led by The East Cut Community Benefit District and SF Planning. Attendees shared their ideas for improving streets and sidewalks to make… Read more »

Beale Street Bonanza Arrives September 10th

The East Cut Community Benefit District hosts the first ever Beale Street Bonanza on Sunday, September 10th in the new midblock park adjacent to 375 Beale (between LUMINA and the Bay Area Metro Center). The Bonanza will celebrate the neighborhood’s collection of public open spaces with an interactive walking workshop kicking off at 9:30am followed… Read more »