Saturday, June 2, 2007

Announcing Our Fabulous Lineup!

Without any further ado, here's our final entertainment lineup for tomorrow's big event!

10 am - Musician Jim
10:15 - Jonathan Bayer
10:55 - Charity Kahn, Jam!Jam!Jam!
11:35 - Orange Sherbet
12:15 - Back 40 Bluegrass Band

10:15 - Red Hill Books lapsit reading
11:15 - Bernal Yoga sponsors Julie Russell, yoga for children
12:30 - Ellen Klages, local author

2!2!2! Jumpy houses, one for little ones and one for bigger kids
Grow-a-Garden table, sponsored by Flowercraft
Body Art table, sponsored by Heartfelt
Crafts table, sponsored by Precita Eyes
Face Painting table, sponsored by Plum Organics and Heather Forbes
Giant Bubbles
Beanbag Toss with art by David House
Silly faces photo stand with art by David House
Balloon Art by Stephen Hollis
SFPD Squad Car
SFFD Fire Truck
Child safety ID kits by the Masons
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
Friends of the Public Library

Potluck! With compostable flatware and plated sponsored by Chloe's Closet
Donation Barrels for the SF Food Bank

We can't wait to see you there! Remember, admission is $5 for the family, jumpy rides are $2, bring a dish to share and some food to donate, and something to drin k. No glass or booze -- this is a family-safe event! Any questions or are you dying to volunteer? email us at bhppchildrensday(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Your kid oughta be in pictures!

Today, we'd like to highlight a few sponsors who are helping out in creative ways, centered around food.

Our face-painting booth will be sponsored and staffed by Plum Organics, a mom-created company that sells frozen organic baby food (red lentil veggie, anyone?). They'll be painting little fruits and veggies (and perhaps a tiger or two), and local photographer extraordinaire Heather Forbes will be on hand to document the spectacle. This is an amazing opportunity to have a portrait by a noted photographer, so we hope you'll stop by the face-painting table for a closer look.

Speaking of food, one of our favorite merchants on Cortland Street, Chloe's Closet, will be supporting our potluck by providing compostable GMO-free corn based utensils and biodegradable plates! We'll collect compost on site as a way of ensuring that our gathering has a minimal environmental impact. We're also minimizing waste by not selling drinks and recycling drink containers. Please remember to bring drinks in plastic or metal bottles (no glass), and remember that alcohol is not welcome at this event, no matter how badly you need that Bloody Mary 'cause your kid was teething all night long.

In case your urban baby wonders where food comes from, the amazing staff at Flowercraft on Bayshore are donating seeds and planting supplies for a grow-a-seed table. It's a mess-free way to experience the textures, colors, and wonder of gardening.

As you can see, we've gathered together a group of fabulous businesses to help this event happen. Please keep them in mind the next time you're buying baby food, or kid's books/clothes, or garden supplies, or professional photography services.

Check this space often to find out about the neighbors and businesses working together to make Children's Day a success.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Join us for BHP Children's Day!

Welcome to the BHP Children's Day blog!

A group of neighborhood parents has been busy pulling together a great series of performers and volunteers for our celebration.

First, mark your calendars:
- Sunday, June 3
- 10 am until 2 pm
- at the Rec Center behind the library

Next, plan on bringing the following:
- $5 for the whole family. Profits are being donated to the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, to benefit their youth programs.
- $2 per jumpy ride
- a nonperishable food item for the SF Food Bank
- a potluck item, according to your last name. A-F brings salads, G-L brings mains, M-S brings sides, and T-Z brings desserts.
- nonalcoholic drinks, no glass containers

And finally, get ready to enjoy an amazing slate of performers and activities, including:
o Charity Kahn, JAMBand leader
o Orange Sherbet, local musicians
o Jonathan Bayer, local children's educator and musician
o Jim the Musician
o Back 40 blue grass band
o Face painting and tattoos sponsored by Heartfelt
o Toddler yoga class by Bernal Yoga
o Make-a-Garden table sponsored by Flowercraft
o Ellen Klages, local author
o A fire truck, police cruiser and child safety ID kits
o Jumpy houses (that's right, plural!)
and more TBA ...

If you can volunteer, please email bhpchildrensday(at)gmail(dot)com -- we definitely need assistance before, during, and after the event!

Many thanks to for the event poster design!