Applications Open for New Play Streets Program!

Have you heard about the new Play Streets program from PBOT? It aims to transform neighborhood streets into recurring pop-up community hubs for socializing, play and physical activity. Events might include games, cultural performances, kids demonstrations and so much more. The best part is that the city can provide up to $5000 in funding, training and access to city amenities like the mobile library truck. Learn more at PBOT Play Streets. If you and some neighbors are interested, the SNA can help! We, through our relationship with SE Uplift, can act as your non-profit fiscal sponsor and help with coordination and outreach. Please contact us ASAP at [email protected]. Applications are due January 31st, so don’t wait!

Artist Unknown: an art show + fundraiser

September 2 + 3 @ 5 – 9pm

An art show + fundraiser featuring the creations and discoveries of outsiders: those who find themselves caught living outside. Donations will go toward fixing the windows at the Sunnyside Methodist Church, as well as compensating the homeless artists for their work.

The resident Sunnyside Shower Project puts on the show at the church, under the course reflection of these broken windows like unfinished puzzles, in an effort to repair what others might have otherwise left broken.

RSVP here:

Free Movie in Sewallcrest Park, Saturday 8/27

Free Movie in Sewallcrest Park, Sat. 8/27: Raya and the Last Dragon

The Richmond Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, is presenting Raya and the Last Dragon (2021, PG) in Sewallcrest Park (SE 31st Avenue and Stephens Street) on Saturday, August 27.

This animated Disney film “travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.”

The movie starts at dusk, around 8:30 pm. Come early to put down your blanket and low-back chairs. Full Moon Stomp bluegrass band will play 7:30 – 8 pm and One With Heart kids class will perform a martial arts demonstration after the band.

The HAND neighborhood association is a co-sponsor of this event.

You’re Invited! Painting a street mural on Washington Street

You’re invited to join Sunnyside neighbors for a party and street mural painting on Saturday, August 13th!

More details can be found online here.

What: We’re painting the street at SE 42nd and Washington St. to create community, pay homage to the stream that once ran down Washington Street, and to create community!

Why: Street murals are proven to slow down cars and help prevent crime. And they are fun. So, win-win-win.

Details: We’ll have music, some might dance, everyone can help paint, and there will be light snacks.

And at the end of the day, we’ll have a beautiful street mural to enjoy : )

And if we don’t finish the painting on August 13th, we might paint on August 14th (Sunday) too.
All ages.

Where: SE 42nd & Washington Street, Portland