If you're one of our wonderful supporters who earned a tile with wording in the Hidden Garden Steps mosaic's tribute to firefighters, please check your tile before March 31, 2014. That's the deadline to let us know of any misspellings (not counting punctuation) so that we can fix them. Our all-volunteer-led project is managed by wonderful humans who are, well, human, so it's possible that a misspelling may have snuck in here or there. I've checked the tiles myself and believe they all are accurate, but if you see a problem, let us know by March 31.
If you live outside the Bay Area and can't visit the tiles in person, check them online.Here's the link -- it's the red Indian Paintbrush flowers that you see on the right: http://www.hiddengardensteps.org/Flight_B.html
To zoom in on a tile, click a photo of an individual tile riser (below the larger image of all the steps) and enlarge the view on your computer. Use the scroll bar on the bottom to navigate to the left or the right.Every day I see dozens of people from all over the world visiting our beautiful steps. Thanks again for helping to make this happen.
I hope by now you've had a chance to visit the tribute to firefighters in the Hidden Garden Steps mosaic. If not, you can see it on the HGS website, and even zoom in on individually sponsored tiles. Here's the link -- it's the red Indian Paintbrush flowers that you see on the right: http://www.hiddengardensteps.org/Flight_B.html
To zoom in on a tile, click on one of the tile risers and enlarge the view on your computer. Use the scroll bar on the bottom to navigate to the left or the right.
Thanks again for your support. Lots and lots of visitors have expressed how grateful they are for this beautiful addition to our community. We feel the same way.
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.