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Holiday Shopping at HEAD WEST Marketplace at the Ferry Building

Shop in style, taste a tart, indulge in a sundae, or try a new canned cocktail! HEAD WEST Marketplace will return to the Back Plaza at the San Francisco Ferry Building on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 11:00am to 5:00pm, just two miles from your door at NEMA San Francisco. The marketplace is an ideal spot to start your holiday shopping as they bring the best of Bay Area makers, crafters, designers, artists + vintage merchants together in one local, outdoor retail marketplace.

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Adorn Those Doors – Make a Holiday Wreath at Home

Making a stunning holiday wreath is simple, just gather the right supplies, seasonal embellishments, and a large dose of holiday spirit. Peruse these inspiration wreath ideas and your NEMA San Francisco spaces will be full of holiday cheer in no time.

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A Thanksgiving Day Feast, San Francisco Style

Whether you want to craft your entire meal from scratch in your NEMA kitchen, need some inspiration, want to pick up a pre-made meal and sides or simply want to dine out – we’ve got you covered this Thanksgiving. Scroll through these easy options and get planning!

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Mid-Market 6x6 Mall Update – IKEA is on its way

Have you heard the news? Next fall IKEA is coming to downtown San Francisco’s 6x6 mall on Market Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. According to a sfist.com article: the plan is for an urban version of an IKEA store that's about 20-percent of the size of their regular, sprawling suburban complexes.

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Orpheum Theatre Murals of Hope

Minutes from NEMA, the Orpheum Theatre has been named a San Francisco Historical Landmark. Built in 1926 as a showcase for theatre magnate Alexander Pantages, the Orpheum has featured vaudeville, silent films, motion pictures, musical comedy and other theatrical entertainment.

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Pamper in Place

Oh, how we’ve missed a day at the spa. The idea of luxurious pampering appeals to both a healthy lifestyle and gives us time to disconnect. We’re rejoicing over the recent opening of a few of our favorite self-care spots! Relax, rejuvenate, and pamper yourself with a mani, massage and style out from our now-open neighbors.

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SkyBridge on Stevenson

SkyBridge on Stevenson is a community-led effort to revitalize the 500 block of Stevenson Street (between 6th & 7th streets in SOMA Pilipinas) into a vibrant hub of arts, commerce, and activity. This is a multi-year project that involves murals, pop-up events, and new custom lighting and streetscaping installations, all just over half a mile from NEMA San Francisco.

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The Spirit of Sunday Streets Lives On

While the nonprofit Livable City has canceled all of its planned 2020 Sunday Streets events they are coming back in a more limited way — closing off two blocks of SoMa to cars, every Sunday through October 18th. Folsom Street between 6th and 8th Streets will be car-free every Sunday from 11am-4pm. The Folsom Street closure is part of the city's Shared Spaces program geared towards the economic recovery of locally owned small businesses.

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#NEMAGratefulThursdays NEMA Resident Contest

2020 has challenged us all, but there is still so much to be grateful for each and every day. We would love to dedicate a day each week to appreciate the little things about NEMA that bring you happiness and make your life better. We are launching a NEMA Resident Social Contest and you can WIN dinner on us!

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Powerful New Mural at Asian Art Museum

If you’re passing the Asian Art Museum on Hyde Street, make sure to look up to see the inaugural mural by Chanel Miller, representing healing as a three-part process: reflecting on the past, being mindful in the present, and envisioning the future.

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Local Patios We Love

Summertime in San Francisco is prime time for outdoor eating and drinking – plus, food just tastes better when enjoyed outside. Mask up, practice social distancing and enjoy your chance to slow down and unwind outdoors. Here are six spots you’ll want to pull up a chair on the patio and dine al fresco.

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The Market Plans Expansion

Our neighbor, The Market, is pressing forward with their plans to expand their popular Mid-Market venue. The news was covered in a recent sfchronicle.com article.

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Happy Birthday Beer Hall!

Happy Birthday Beer Hall! Located at 1 Polk Street @ Market Street, and only steps from NEMA San Francisco, The Beer Hall is Mid-Market’s premier craft beer bar and bottle shop. The Beer Hall will be 7 years on August 5th, 2020. In celebration, we got a behind the scenes peek with the owners Jen and Drew Hall at how they are adjusting to the changing times and perfect pairings to keep us all hoppy.

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Plug Into Some Culture!

Missing your favorite art and culture spots? Virtually visit some incredible exhibits without leaving your NEMA San Francisco home as local cultural events go digital. We’ve rounded up a few options to get your fix from the SF Opera, SFJAZZ, Asian Art Museum and local beautiful murals.

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That’s a Wrap!

As we wrap up our #NEMABetterTogether contest we would like to thank all of our NEMA residents for their pictures and videos they’ve shared featuring creative ways spent at home. We’ve enjoyed every submission and would like to share a few more winning entries.

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Five Favorite Instagram City Views

As we spend more time at our homes, it's great to live in a building with breathtaking views of the City we love to call "Home". Residents are sharing some spectacular photography of the region that doesn't disappoint.

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July 4th is a Picnic in the Park with these Recipes

Let red, white, and blue add a pop to your NEMA kitchen this year to celebrate Independence Day. Kick off the celebration with Champagne floats as you craft up a simple menu of subs, potato salad, and an easy no-bake trifle – perfect to enjoy in your favorite San Francisco picnic spot or in the comfort of home.

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Paint The Void

Paint the Void (PtV) is an initiative to match local artists with boarded up businesses to create murals as a response to the void left behind in the wake of Covid-19. Two public art organizations joining forces to create this initiative: Building 180 and Art for Civil Discourse. As of now, 2 months in, PtV has funded over 80 murals!

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Destination Outdoors

As our City slowly opens back up, it is a great time to get outside and explore a trail, ride a bike, or walk your dog. San Francisco has a variety of outdoor destinations for you to get your dose of nature. Here are a few of our favorites, but remember to maintain a safe social distance, wear a mask and be safe.

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Three chefs. One mixologist. Four new concepts.

The Hi Neighbor Incubator Series showcases four new culinary concepts developed by talented chefs and bartenders with food and cocktails available for pick-up and delivery. This new initiative gives furloughed chefs and bartenders the opportunity to launch their own virtual, online-only restaurants.

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