Along with our festive Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting on December 5, 5pm-7pm, which includes snow flurries, festive foods and drinks, a toy giveaway from the SFPD for 400 kids, and a wonderful lineup of holiday programming led by Artistic Director Nick A. Olivero -- there are an assortment of other wonderful cheerful activities happening in, and adjacent to, Civic Center Commons this holiday season. Here are few highlights: (more…)

  UPDATE: The Bi-Rite Cafe is now open! Original post: The new Bi-Rite Cafe kiosk in Civic Center Plaza is hosting its Grand Opening on October 23! Normal hours will commence the following day:┬áMonday through Friday, 7am-5pm, and┬áSaturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. The menu will feature a selection of sandwiches, salads and, of course, soft serve! (more…)

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UPDATE October 2018: The Civic Center Plaza Bi-Rite Cafe is now open! Original post: 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) announced that Helen Diller Family Foundation expanded its $10 million donation (made in 2015 to fund the design and construction of two new vibrant, state-of-the-art playgrounds), with an additional $1 million street cafe, and idea prompted…