We had a wonderful celebration of the opening of the Hidden Garden Steps on Saturday. If you weren't able to join us but plan to visit the Steps and you contributed enough to have your name or words on a tile, check this out --
There is now a handy guide to tile dedications posted on the Hidden Garden Steps website. The guide includes both a list of which riser holds each personally-dedicated tile, and a map to show you the location of each flight of risers on the steps: http://hiddengardensteps.org/Tile_placement_a.html
Choose option "b" and look for the listing for the Indian Paintbrush element.
As donors, volunteers, and supporters of the project, you've helped get us here along every step of the way - so we want to thank you again for all of it. We look forward to seeing you on the Steps soon!
YOU'RE INVITED to a grand opening celebration of the Hidden Garden Steps mosaic on Saturday, December 7 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Hope you can join us and see the Indian Paintbrush tribute to firefighters in the mosaic!
We'll have a block party (closed to traffic) on 16th Avenue between Judah and Kirkham in San Francisco's Inner Sunset:
12:00-2:00 pm Bring a dish or drinks and share a potluck meal
1:00-1:30 pm Ribbon cutting ceremony and bubble blowing (BYOBubbles)
1:30-2:30 pm A fire engine from Station 22 visits (Climb on it!)
2:00-3:00 pm Musical program and sing-along
- Cookies and drinks at the upper Steps, 16th Avenue at Lawton
- An electric car shuttle between lower and upper Steps sites for those who can’t climb, courtesy of the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association
- 2 pm Hoop-la at the Steps flash mob (BYOHula hoop)
And other surprises!
MUNI's westbound N Judah streetcar stops at 16th Avenue; walk one block uphill.
I hope you can join us. Find more info at www.hiddengardensteps.org
Save the date! Dec. 7 celebration of Hidden Garden Steps
It's finally happening. The Hidden Garden Steps are being installed, and our Indian Paintbrush flower paying tribute to firefighters was one of the first elements to go up. (It's the group of red flowers on the right in the photo, though the work isn't done. The orange treading will be covered by other tiles, and the rest of the mosaic is still being installed.) I hope you can join us for a grand opening celebration on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 7. More details will come as we work them out, but please hold the date. Words can't describe how beautiful it's looking already. Thanks again for all your support.
We’re holding one last free public workshop in which you can help the artists set tile pieces in stair risers for the Hidden Garden Steps mosaic. No experience needed! If you’re in the Bay Area, join us Saturday, July 20 any time between 1 pm and 4 pm at the church community hall at 5th Ave. and Irving St. in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset. All ages are welcome! More info: http://www.hiddengardensteps.org/Workshop_July_...
Here’s a slideshow of our first tile workshop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16nySVuwlY4
And a short video from our second tile workshop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Mpr5BHmYA
If our final fundraising efforts continue at their current pace, we will stop taking requests for wording on tiles as of July 31, 2013. So, if you’ve been considering donating to get your name or words on a tile in this beautiful stairway mosaic but you haven’t yet done so, act soon! Here’s where to go: http://www.hiddengardensteps.org/
Thanks for all your support so far,
WE DID IT! Thanks to all of you who contributed, we will have a tribute to firefighters on the Hidden Garden Steps. Specific thanks go to our final batch of contributors: Caitlin Harrington, Jim and Pat Griffin, Connie Wgarangad, Eleanor Drey, Judy Goddess, Sandra and Burt Meyer, Elizabeth McLoughlin, cnevel, Veraikon, awamom, and our good friend Anonymous.
Please take a moment to complete this 3-question survey to help us decide which wording to use on the tiles that will thank our firefighters:
I’ll soon be e-mailing contributors who have claimed a Perk to discuss delivery of your prize.
You all are wonderful!
for the Hidden Garden Steps Committee