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The Downtown San Jose Farmers' Market is back every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm on South 1st Street!
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Downtowner Online: May 12 - 18
Dear Downtown San Jose Supporters, 

Make the Downtown Farmers' Market a part of your weekly routine and bring home fresh produce, shop artisan goods and have lunch from one of the hot food stands. 

Also, SJSU is starting to allow a limited number of spectators to attend remaining 2021 spring semester home athletics events in the sports of football, softball, and baseball. Details here.

In this newsletter, you'll find:
We're all in this together. 
Downtown San Jose Farmers' Market Open Every Friday
It's officially Farmers' Market season. The Market is back in town and we’ve moved to a new location in SoFA! 
The Downtown San Jose Farmers' Market, presented by Excite Credit Union in association with Kaiser Permanente, is now located on South First Street between San Salvador and William streets. It's less than a 15-minute walk from any point downtown.

The Farmers' Market will be held every Friday from May 7 to Dec. 17 from 10 am to 2 pm. Get your weekly pick of fresh fruits and vegetables and browse artisan vendors' handcrafted goods. Check out our website for the full list of produce and artisan vendors attending the Market this week. 
If your bread has gotten a little stale, no worries. PCFMA shares how you can turn that stale bread into a tasty breakfast. Click here to see how you can whip up some delicious French toast with ingredients you have at home and fresh fruit from the Farmers' Market. 

Visit the Farmers' Market for your pick of fresh products, unique handcrafted artisan goods, and hot food from food trucks and stands. Make the Farmers' Market a part of your weekly routine this summer. 
How to get to the Market (besides walking):
  • Parking is free for the first 90 minutes in the Second & San Carlos garage. Check ParkSJ.org for parking information.
  • Ride VTA Light Rail to the Convention Center or Paseo de San Antonio station both less than 5 minutes away. Check VTA.org for nearby bus stops and schedules. Show your light rail or bus pass for $1 in carrot cash to spend at the Market.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market accepts WIC-FMNP coupons and Cal Fresh-EBT.
For more information about the Market, visit our website. To read about PCFMA's COVID-19 safety protocols, click here. We can't wait to see you at the Market for fresh food, fresh air and great vibes! 
#DTSJ Restaurants - Sneak Peek of Guildhouse
Get a sneak peek of Guildhouse, the new e-sports and social club located at 420 S. First St. If you missed their first sneak peek last week, they'll have another preview this Friday during the Farmers' Market. All the more reason to plan a short trip downtown and start the weekend early! 

Guildhouse is a restaurant, full bar, event space and home for the gaming community. Opening in June!
Arts - Call for Artists! Vaccine Vial Project
If you're an artist, ICA San José and SVCREATES invites you to submit a proposal for the Vaccine Vial Project, a large-scale installation at a local hospital, health center or community vaccination site to premiere this summer. We can all use the beauty of art to process and memorialize difficult experiences and collective grief from the pandemic. This project asks artists to reflect on the loss and emotional toll we have experienced during COVID-19 while honoring our healthcare workers. Apply by May 24. 
More locally produced virtual and in-person entertainment:
  • April 30 - May 16: Tabard Theatre's Arsenic and Old Lace: A Live Radio Play - Details
  • Thursday, May 13 | 10 am: The Business of Arts and Culture Panel - Details
  • Thursday, May 13 | 8 pm: City Lights Theater Company's The Next Stage: Storytelling with Play on Words - Details
  • May 15 - 30: The Tabard Theatre Company: The Good Times & The Rain: 50 Years in Denver - Details 
  • May 16 - June 16: Tabard Theatre Company: Dirt Rakers - Details
  • Now Open: Sign up for Tabard’s Summer Theatre camps - Details (Help them out by taking their re-opening survey here!)
  • Now streaming on-demand: Opera San Jose Performances - Details
Ongoing:
  • Lights Up podcasts (new episode every Tuesday by City Lights) - Details
  • Live From Home jazz past and live (7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays) experiences from San Jose Jazz and local artists - Details
  • Anno Domini's Black Dagger Tattoo Arts Group Exhibition (open Fridays 5 - 9 pm and Saturdays noon - 5 pm) - Details
  • San Jose Museum of Art (open Friday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm) - Details
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (free, appointments recommended) - Details
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles - Virtual Museum from Home - Details
  • KALEID Gallery (open Fridays 5 pm - 9 pm and Saturdays 12 pm - 5 pm or by appointment) - Details
  • Works San Jose Online Exhibits - Details
  • Children's Discovery Museum (open Friday - Sunday, reservations required) - Details
  • Hammer Theatre's Livestream and On Demand events - Details
Physical Activities - Heart & Soles Virtual Run
Join the Lam Research Heart & Soles Virtual Run this Saturday and Sunday to support children's health and wellness. 

Choose between the 5K or 10K run. Kids can participate in the virtual Kids' Run. You can also exercise with your furry buddy in the Doggie Dash! All registrants will receive a one-of-a-kind jersey-themed race shirt, race bib, access to the RaceJoy run tracking app and free entry to the Spring into Fitness Challenge!

All proceeds will be donated to local youth health-and-wellness programs provided by the YMCA of Silicon Valley, Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz, Santa Clara County Office of Education, and the Quakes Foundation. Register now.
Other Essentials - ROCK 'n' Learn Program for Kids 
The City of San Jose's R.O.C.K. 'n' Learn program provides children with a safe and quiet space to complete distance learning under CDC safety measures. The program also offers enrichment, healthy and fun recreation, developmental help and homework assistance. 

There's still time to join Session 11 (5/3 - 5/21) and Session 12 (5/24 - 6/11). This program runs Monday-Friday from 8 am-6 pm for grades K-8. 

Registration is open for all scholarship-eligible families. Referrals for program can also be obtained through Santa Clara County public school districts. More information.

San Jose Love Stories - Thank You, Tech Interactive
San Jose Love Stories feature acts of kindness by our community for our community.

The Tech Interactive is a world leader in the creation of immersive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education resources to develop the next generation of problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally.

Last week, more than 250 people attended the “Women in Tech: Finding Your Path,” a virtual event co-hosted by The Tech Interactive and Miss CEO. This program involved a discussion about navigating careers in tech and breakout sessions that connected 125+ teens with women STEM professionals for advice.

“Over the past year, I’ve learned how STEM intersects with so many areas I’m interested in. It has a place for all people,” said Tia Quon, Tech Student Board member and junior at Notre Dame High School. “Events like these are so important because they give students time to reflect, connect and share our perspective to create a better world.”

This annual event marks the capstone of the Girls at The Tech program, whose mission is to build a pipeline of opportunities for girls that nurture their interest, boost their skills and solidify their confidence in STEM.

Thank you to the Tech interactive for providing young women the resources and encouragement to pursue a career in STEM. Read the full story here. Also, the Tech Interactive reopens on May 29! 
Ashley's Picks
Art Boutiki continues to bring live music into your home with jazz band Mason Razavi Trio tonight and Appalachian gothic band Kaptain Bottletop this Saturday - both recorded on the Art Boutiki stage and streamed online for free. This Thursday, City Lights Theater Company’s The Next Stage presents Storytelling with Play on Words featuring Melinda Flores Anderson reading “Not a Gardener.” Next Tuesday, San Jose Museum of Art presents “Music for Abolition” directed and curated by Terri Lyne Carrington. “Music for Abolition” brings together musicians across a variety of genres to create a soundtrack of a shared struggle for abolition and is part of a SJMA’s “Visualizing Abolition” series.
Keep up with Downtown San Jose with our weekly Downtowner Online and monthly Downtown Dimension e-newsletters.  Here's the May edition.
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