Taste of North Park 2014 : Craft Cocktails!

North Park, San Diego, CA – The search is on for the Ultimate North Park Cocktail! Taste of North Park is excited to announce the first ever Craft Cocktail Competition in conjunction with this year’s festivities. A friendly competition amongst our craft cocktail connoisseurs, your favorite North Park watering holes will design a unique version of the “Official North Park Cocktail” (to be determined). Submissions will be judged by the community as well as a panel of experts.

Join us on October 3th at the kickoff Movie Night and Beer Garden, where the local mixologists will showcase their creations. These specialty cocktails will be available for purchase at their respective bars September 12 – October 11 for public consideration. Be sure to vote for your favorite on Facebook to decide who poured it best! The winning libation will be announced to at the start of Taste on Saturday October 11th. A donation will be made to the winning vendor’s charity of choice.

The Taste of North Park offers participants an opportunity to sample from popular restaurants like Tacos Perla and Ritual Tavern while also taking in the eclectic boutiques like Aloha Sunday and Pigment where craft brewers will be serving up 4oz samples of crafted beer. For one afternoon this delightful event gives foodie fanatics and beer enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to find that new dinner spot or favorite new brunch hangout. In between courses stop into participating galleries and boutiques to complement your palate with rich brews from local breweries. Visit www.tastenorthpark.com for more information.

UT San Diego “Art & Commerce Collide In North Park”

From the article by James Chute, found here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/25/north-park-artists/

[...] By any measure, North Park’s revitalization has been a huge success, with the community’s core business district, extending outward from University Avenue and 30th Street, transforming itself into what Forbes Magazine recently called one of America’s “hippest hipster neighborhoods.”

But one of the key elements that gives North Park its cachet is its artists, who started taking advantage of the neighborhood’s affordable spaces in the ’90s. And they’ve contributed considerably more than cachet — whether it’s Lynn Susholtz’s Art Produce Gallery, which transformed itself into something resembling a community center as much as an art gallery, or David White’s Agitprop Space, which regularly hosted innovative, community-based projects, including “There Goes the Neighborhood.” [...]

Read the full article at the link to UT San Diego above.

Friends of the North Park Branch Library Are Now Recruiting!

What Do Friends Do?

  • Volunteer when your schedule permits
  • Volunteer weekly or monthly
  • Take a leadership role and join the Board
  • Work with the Book Sale Team
  • Strengthen the voice of North Park
  • residents simply by being a Friend.

How Much Is a Membership?

  • Annual membership fees start as low as $5 or $10.
  • No one will pressure you to donate money.
  • Friends can donate additional time or money, it’s your choice!

How do I get started?