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The Inside Scoop: New Bi-Rite Cafe coming to Civic Center Plaza

As a result of yet another major gift, the Civic Center Commons will soon offer a street cafe to serve as a central gathering space for Commons visitors. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Civic Center Community Benefit District (CCCBD)…

The next 3rd Thursday Commons Block Party is coming up  on July 19th! Join us in Civic Center Plaza from 5:00pm-9:00pm for a free nighttime event featuring food, drinks, music and games under the lights of City Hall. And, the July 19th Block Party will include a special dedication for…



“The Commons” is Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library. The Civic Center Commons Initiative is a collaborative effort to breathe new life into these central civic spaces, changing how people engage with the place and with each other.

Led by the City of San Francisco in partnership with neighbors, community organizations, and cultural institutions, the initiative is transforming the Commons so that everyone can feel welcome and experience the best of San Francisco every day.


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