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JANUARY 2020

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INSIDE! RESOLVE TO GET FIT 5 HEALTHY EATING RESOLUTIONS 6 CHINESE NEW YEAR 9 REDECORATE FOR 2020! 10 HISTORY 13 COOKING AT HOME 14 NORTH PARK THURSDAY MARKET 16 VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND-UP 18 FEATURED ARTIST 21 FOOTBALL! 23 WHERE TO WATCH! 23 PARKING + GETTING TO NORTH PARK 25 FIND WHAT’S INSIDE! 32 FOLLOW US  33 COMING NEXT MONTH: 2020 NORTH PARK MURAL MAP! IMAGE CREDIT: (RIGHT) ERIC SCIRE ARTWORK CREDIT: LAUREN YS TITLE: SEAWALLS LOCATED AT 2977 UPAS ST.


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PHOTO: PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART


RESOLVE TO GET FITPARADE MAP RESOLVE TO GET FIT Make 2020 the year you reach your fitness goals! There are plenty of places in North Park that make working out FUN, including yoga at Pilgrimage of the Heart and Core Power, boxing classes at BoxFit, pilates at Club Pilates and full body 45 min. workout sessions at F45 Fitness in North Park! Looking for one-on-one personal training sessions? Check out Sly King Fitness! You can also take in the scenery of our beautiful neighborhood for FREE, while also getting in some cardio and go for a run through Bird Park!

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HEALTHY EATING RESOLUTIONS Treat yourself in the new year with nights out enjoying local North Park restaurants! Enjoy healthy options from Aburi Sushi, Soi 30th, Northside Shack (brand new!), and dessert at Yog-art! If one of your resolutions is to eat less meat (or even go vegan), try Sipz or Ranchos Cocina for a wide variety of vegan dishes. Give your dogs the best food and treats there are with plenty of options to choose from at Dexter’s Deli. Organic and healthy options available, your pups will be thanking you!


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PHOTO: BOTTLECRAFT


CHINESE NEW YEAR Before going out to Chinese New Year celebrations on January 25th, stop by North Park for pre-celebration food, drinks or gifts! Pick up gifts for family members at Simply Local, shop for a couple beverages at Bottlecraft or grab take out at any of our amazing restaurants in the neighborhood. Visit Shank & Bone during the Lunar New Year Weekend on Sunday, January 26th and enjoy live lion dancers and traditional Chinese New Year dishes.

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REDECORATE FOR 2020! Make a bigger resolution in the new year to upgrade your home! Whether it be redecorating inside, or landscaping outside, there are great options in North Park for home renovations! Visit North Park Nursery and Mooch Exterior to get an expert’s opinion on how to transform your home in 2020! Looking for a quick home refresh? Head to Pigment, Sage Sisters, or Home + Hound for all your indoor decor and houseplant needs!


PHOTO CREDIT: MILA COLLECTIVE

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PHOTO CREDIT: WEST COAST TAVERN


HISTORY THE NORTH PARK WATER TOWER Iconic. Historic. Big. Really big. Built in 1924 from stateof-the-art riveted steel plates, it stands over 140 feet high from the base of its 12 steel girder legs to the top of its cone roof. It can be seen from the California Tower in Balboa Park and Cowles Mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park. Claimed to be the “largest elevated tank in the world� when constructed, it held more than one million gallons of water, assuring a growing mid-city of plentiful supply at suitable pressure for neighborhood uses, including fire protection. Read the full article explorenorthpark.com/news/ the-north-park-water-tower

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COOKING AT HOME A great new hobby to start in the new year is cooking at home (and a great way to save money!) Barons Market is your go-to spot in North Park for grocery shopping when trying new recipes. Shop local with at the weekly North Park Thursday Market from 3-7:30pm to pick up locally grown produce while you’re creating a new dish. Check out Hipcooks on 30th Street to learn some new cooking skills for the new year!


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NORTH PARK THURSDAY MARKET Every Thursday on North Park Way (behind the North Park Theatre & 30th St.) from 3-7:30pm you’ll find our California Certified Farmers Market filled with local farmers, prepared foods & local artisans, and live music! Do you live local and want to receive weekly coupons & offers from the market? Text NPMARKET to 474747 to join our weekly offers! @ShopNorthParkMarket @ExploreNorthPark


VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND-UP

NORTH PARK IS YOUR GO-TO PLACE TO ENJOY THE DAY OF LOVE, WITH HIGH-END RESTAURANTS FOR A SPECIAL DATE NIGHT, TO A CELEBRATORY NIGHT OUT WITH YO OUR LOCAL BREWERIES AND DISTILLERY TASTING ROOMS.

FOODIES

Dunedin Encontro Waypoint Public Soi 30th Thai Aburi Sushi Original 40 Brewing

COC LOVE

BEER LOVERS Mike Hess Brewing North Park Beer Co. Bottlecraft

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619 Spirits Seven Grand

Smoking Goat Alexander’s One Door North Siamo Napoli

MUSIC LOVERS The Observatory Bar Pink The Office Bar

ROMANTICS

ELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER, YOUR BEST FRIENDS, OR EVEN BY YOURSELF (NOTHING BETTER THAN TAKE OUT!) HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS ON PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO THIS VALENTINE’S DAY IN NORTH PARK!

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FEATURED ARTIST

DON MASSE To emphasize the contrast/ dichotomy of the North Park community Don combined figurative charcoal/chalk architectural drawings with digitally rendered pixelated skies. He wanted to play off the traditions present in the community with the changes that 21st century digital technology is bringing to society. The contrast between the handling of foreground and background in each creates a visually striking composition that he envisioned having a strong impact on people on the streets as they go about their day. Don Masse works at a visual arts magnet school and maintains an active blog and instagram about that work www.shinebritezamorano.com @shinebritezamorano

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PHOTO: TRUE NORTH TAVERN


FOOTBALL! Start preparing for the NFL Playoffs! Host viewing parties at home leading up to the Super Bowl, with appetizers and meals to make for your guests! The North Park Thursday Market has great options for hummus & dips, including California Olive Oil, Baba Foods and South Bay Salsas. Shop for a full platter or get on the grill and make some hamburgers with groceries from Barons Market throughout January!

WHERE TO WATCH! >>> True North Tavern California Tap Room U-31 Redwing Working Class West Coast Tavern 619 Spirits Original 40 Brewing End Zone Sports Bar & Grill 23


PARKING + GETTING TO NORTH PARK PARKING The North Park Garage on 29th St. offers 386 spaces ready for use 24/7. At just $1/hour during the day and $5 after 6pm, it’s one of the best values in the area. From the rooftop you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the mid-city and on a clear day, even a glimpse of the city skyline. WALKING North Park is an easily walkable neighborhood, with the main action residing at the University Ave. and 30th St. cross street. Head north or south for only a mile to reach all of the exciting businesses we have to offer! DRIVING There’s no hassle parking at the 29th St. parking garage, which is only $1 per hour during the day, with plenty of additional street parking. If you’re heading over a short way from the Lafayette, an Uber/Lyft is a less than 5 min. drive!

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ANNUAL EVENTS

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON (WE PROMISE!) THURSDAY MARKET // EVERY THURSDAY

TASTE OF NORTH PARK

www.northparkfarmersmarket.com

www.tasteofnorthpark.com

The Thursday Market is open every Thursday from 3PM to 7:30PM on North Park Way, rain or shine! The Market features roughly 45+ independent vendors presenting fresh, locally grown, seasonal, and organic produce and flowers, as well as handmade arts and crafts, and tempting selections of gourmet food.

Stay tuned for all the bites a of North Park! Stay in the kn restaraunts, breweries, and l October 2020 Taste of Nort www.explorenorthpark.com

SDCCU FESTIVAL OF ARTS // MAY 8-9, 2020

www.northparkfestivalofarts.com

Start your Friday night with the SDCCU Fesitval of Arts Kickoff Night and then spend your Saturday with family and friends exploring the historic and hip North Park neighborhood on University Avenue between 30th and 32nd Street. This free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes unique art, vendor booths, live graffiti art demonstrations, fabulous food, craft beer, and exciting live music performances spread across several stages.

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NORTH PARK LIVE // NOVEMBER 2020

www.explorenorthpark.com

The second annual North Park Live is happening November 28th, from 12-4pm throughout the North Park community! Come out to support local business while enjoying live music, live street art, and community prize giveaways! Get into the holiday shopping spirit with local small business deals throughout North Park! See the full lineup of musicians and artists online at explorenorthpark.com.

TOYLAND PARADE // DECEMBER 6, 2020 www.toylandparade.com

Unwrap some magic during the holiday season and partake in festive fun at the annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival. North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade. December 6, 2020 | 11AM

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FIND WHATS INSIDE!

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Pilgrimage of the Heart | 4081 30th St

Dunedin | 3501 30th St Encontro | 3001 University Ave #3001 Waypoint Public | 3794 30th St Soi 30th | 3442 30th St Aburi Sushi | 3396 30th St Original 40 | 3117 University Ave Mike Hess Brewing | 3812 Grim Ave North Park Beer Company | 3038 University Ave Bottlecraft | 3007 University Ave 619 Spirits | 3015 Lincoln Ave Seven Grand | 3054 University Ave The Smoking Goat | 3408 30th St Alexander’s | 3391 30th St One Door North | 3422 30th St Siamo Napoli | 3959 30th St The Observatory | 2891 University Ave Bar Pink | 3829 30th St The Office Bar | 3936 30th St

Core Power | 3918 30th St Ste 110 Box Fit | 4101 30th St Suite B Club Pilates | 3959 30th St #101 F45 Training | 3800 30th St Sly King Fitness | 2935 Lincoln Ave Bird Park | Pershing Dr & Upas St

PAGE 6 Aburi Sushi | 3396 30th St Soi 30th | 3442 30th St Northside Shack | Coming Soon Yog-Art | 3026 University Ave Sipz | 3914 30th St Rancho Cocina | 3910 30th St Dexter’s Deli | 3773 30th St

PAGE 10 Simply Local | 3013 University Ave Bottlecraft North Park | 3007 University Ave Shank & Bone | 2930 University Ave

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North Park Nursery | 2335 University Ave Mooch Exterior | 2331 University Ave Pigment | 3801 30th St Sage Sisters | 3060 University Ave Home + Hound | 3768 30th St

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Baron’s Market | 3231 University Ave Hipcooks | 4048 30th St

PAGE 21 Don Masse North Park Artwork | 3829 29th St

PAGE 23 True North Tavern | 3815 30th St California Tap Room | 3812 Ray St U-31 | 3112 University Ave Redwing Bar & Grill | 4012 30th St Working Class | 4095 30th St West Coast Tavern | 2895 University Ave 619 Spirits | 3015 Lincoln Ave Original 40 Brewing | 3117 University Ave End Zone Sports Bar & Grill | 2859 University Ave


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EXPLORE NORTH PARK explorenorthpark.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Angela Landsberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR Anna Gamboa PHOTOGRAPHERS Julie Pinto Eric Scire WRITER Carli Bazinett DESIGNERS Stephanie Kocsik Stephanie Norbeck

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Explore North Park Mini Mag January 2020  

Everything to do, see, and enjoy in 2020 in North Park! From New Year's Resolutions to Valentine's dinner plans to a bit of history everythi...

Explore North Park Mini Mag January 2020  

Everything to do, see, and enjoy in 2020 in North Park! From New Year's Resolutions to Valentine's dinner plans to a bit of history everythi...

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