Current Harding Theater facade on Divisadero – image via CurbedSF
You know you’ve always wanted to see the inside of the famous and gothic “Russian Embassy” building on the corner of Alamo Square. Well here’s your chance! Come out for “Party Hard(ING)” at the Westerfeld Mansion on the evening of July 1st to participate in a fun community fundraiser + party to support the restoration of the long-neglected Harding Theater on Divisadero.
“Neighbors Developing Divisadero” is excited to get going on a commmunity-minded restoration and reclamation of the long vacant space. Not only will the Harding Theater retain it’s faux-Moorish glory (instead of being converted into yet more tasteless beige condos), it will also hopefully function as a community “hive” – featuring performance spaces, incubator rentals, street-facing retail spaces, and an outdoor garden/patio.
If you want to be involved in this project, you are part of the community so make your voice heard and let us know what YOU want to see happen with the space! NDDIVIS is recruiting like-minded “YIMBY"s to join the project – instead of just saying "no” to anything – say “yes” to the sort of projects you want and need in your community instead of letting developers make all the decisions for you!
Check out the details of the party and RSVP, or just show up! I’ll be there in my 1920s finery, selling tokens and ringleading the festivities. New neighbors San Franpsycho will be live silkscreening custom tees and there will be music, food, and drinks.