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Photo Contest - Win Tix to the Craft Beer Block!

Photo Contest – Win Tix to the Craft Beer Block!

Want to score free tickets to the North Park Festival of Arts Craft Beer Block, taking place Saturday May 17th? Just upload a photo that you think best represents one of the festival’s participating breweries and get your friends to vote! Voting will end on the night of April 23rd, and the photo with the most votes declared the winner, scoring 2 tickets to the event! To participate, simply upload your photo to Instagram using #winbeerblocktix or visit the Facebook contest page here. Good luck, and we’ll see you at the festival!

2014 Craft Beer Block Tickets On Sale!

2014 Craft Beer Block Tickets On Sale!

Come and enjoy a day in North Park at the Festival of Arts Waypoint Craft Beer Block. One ticket price gets you entrance to the event where you will enjoy 13 4oz tasters from a selection of over 30 local craft brewers. General admission begins at noon and goes until last pour at 5:45 pm. In addition to craft beer the event will offer DJ music from FM 94/9 and if that doesn’t suit your desire you can sing on the karaoke stage with Ms. Pearl. There will be lite snacks for purchase in the Craft Beer Block along with specially designed * parklets for relaxing with a beer and your friends. This event was a sell out last year so buy your tickets early. No day-of tickets will be sold. Prices will increase as the date approaches so buy yours now!! ADDED BONUS!!!! In an effort to promote responsible drinking we are partnering with ** Uber to offer all first time Über riders a free trip of up $20. You will be sent your promo code on May 16th to the email you enter when you purchase these tickets. * What’s a parklet, you ask? Check out **more

30 Block Art Night

30 Block Art Night

On March 29th, head to North Park for the 30 Block North Park Art Night! From 7pm-10pm you can stop by these participating establishments for drinks, bites, art and performances: The Fresh Yard (3773 30th St): “No Happy Endings”. Liquor Store Mike Solo Art Show. With rotating DJs, free drinks and food. Visual Art Shop (3776 30th St): “Cosmosis”. Works by Panake and Jetter Green. In store release of “Dope Cans” Kolor Blind Shoes (3780 30th St): “Grand Opening Show”. Works by Freehand Profit. Music and drinks provided. Overload Shop (3827 30th St): “Right On Time”. Works by Nicholas McPherson. Music and drinks provided. Pigment (3801 30th St): “Edison MFG Co. Trunk Show”. Limited Edition Releases. Music and drinks provided. Aloha Sunday (3039 University Ave): “Line Release Party”. Aloha Sunday Spring 2014 Collection. Music and drinks provided. Subterranean Coffee Boutique (3764 30th St): “Dirty Drums DBA Drumetrics”. Featuring MRR, Mr. IMD, RSI and Invgod. 20% off on all drink 30 Block North Park Art Night goes down every 3 months in North Park, San Diego. Various shops, cafes, restaurants and bars get together and host an art show or new release at the same night and same time.


North Park Mainstreet

North Park Mainstreet and 30th

North Park Main Street is a Business Improvement District (BID) in San Diego, California and is a joint program of the City of San Diego, the San Diego BID Council, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is primarily a volunteer based organization. The North Park BID is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the revitalization of the North Park neighborhood in San Diego. To do such, it follows the Main Street Four Point Approach TM, Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion. North Park Main Street embarks on many ambitious and worthy endeavors, all aimed at bringing new life and a lasting vitality to North Park.


Sustainable North Park Mainstreet

North Park Farmer's Market

The Sustainability Challenge:

In 2009, Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer, challenged North Park Main Street to become the state’s first Sustainable Main Street program.

Community leaders embraced this challenge and later that year convened a group of local stakeholders to develop the framework of a sustainability plan in North Park. Working in partnership with volunteer professionals at Platt/Whitelaw Architects, OBR Architecture, and Zagrodnik+Thomas Architects, NPMS drafted a
set of goals & objectives for a Sustainable North Park Main Street Program:

  • Maintain the cultural and historic
    integrity of the built and social environment;
  • Increase resource efficiency and
    conservation within the District;
  • Increase internal community
  • Provide a setting for a sustainable
    green economy.

The Implementation Plan: (Download 18 MB PDF)
A volunteer effort over eight months enabled North Park Main Street to secure a grant from the State Office of Historic Preservation to develop the Implementation Plan, which is to be used in a number of ways:

  • Using individual buildings as precise case studies, this Plan is intended to be used as a handbook for Main Street Sustainability Program Staff to educate and
    inspire building owners and business operators about how they can participate in the broader vision of a green North Park.
  • By demonstrating the discrete components of a sustainability program, the Plan can be used by North Park Main Street to generate interest in potential funders to implement the various components of the plan.
  • By illustrating the vision of coordinated public investments in the right-of-way,the Plan serves as a handbook for the public agencies and community advocacy groups who oversee and implement public works.
  • Designed with “open architecture”, the publication is intended to be a living, growing document that can be augmented with additional digital building models, completed projects, or community proposals.
  • The appendices serve both as technical manuals and as on-going records of the accomplishments of the district toward meeting its sustainability goals.