About Neighborfest

Sign-ups for 2016 Neighborfest is now closed.


There is no better way to celebrate community than to host a good old fashion Block Party. That’s why the Neighborhood Empowerment Network is proud to run the Neighborfest Block Party program again for the second year.

By signing up for the program you’ll get the following:

  • The $167.00 fee that the SFMTA charges for a block party will be paid for on your behalf
  • A toolkit that gives you a step by step approach on how to organize your community to produce the best block party ever!
  • The NEN team will come out the day of the event and run a fun workshop with attendees called “Map Your Resilientville” that helps lay the foundation for your community to create a local disaster plan
  • The chance to have representatives from SFFD’s NERT, SFPD ALERT, SF SAFE’s Neighborhood Watch come to your event and raise awareness of their programs
  • The chance to celebrate what’s great about their community!
  • To learn more about this program, download your application and review the toolkit

Neighborfest Program Supporters:

Mayor’s Office of
Neighborhood Services


San Francisco
City Administrator’s Office

CCSF Seal & City Admin

SF Department of
Emergency Management


Red Cross

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How to Participate

To participate you must meet the following requirements:

  • Follow the step by step process outlined in the toolkit for building your team, assigning roles and implementing your block party plan. Click here to download a copy of the toolkit, or see the “Documents” section below
  • Host your Block Part during the months of September or October 2016
  • Allow representatives from agencies such as the SF Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, SAFE and The Department of Emergency Management to table at your event and help raise awareness in your community about these important programs
  • Attend a Neighborfest Host Training Workshop
  • Submit completed Neighborfest Application Form by Friday, June 24th. Click here to download a copy of the application, or see the “Downloadable Documents” section below
  • Submit a completed SFMTA Block Party Applications Form by Friday, June 24th. Click here to download a copy of the application, or see the “Downloadable Documents” section below

Please fax completed applications to the Neighborhood Empowerment Network at (415) 554-4849 and call 554 7114 to let us know you’ve sent a fax) or email them to Daniel Homsey at daniel.homsey@sfgov.org.

For questions regarding this program, please contact SAFE Program Manager – Irina Chatsova at (415) 553-1982 or NEN Director Daniel Homsey at (415) 554-7114

Please see the “Downloadable Documents” section below for all necessary forms.

Downloadable Documents

All applications must be submitted to the NEN – not the SFMTA – also the application at the end of the toolkit is outdated – please use the document below.

Neighborfest Host Toolkit

2016 Neighborfest Application

SFMTA Block Party Application