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NOVEMBER 2019

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INSIDE! SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 3 NEWSEST MY POINT CREDIT UNION NORTH PARK LIVE 5 ART 7 SHOPPING 8 LIVING NORTH PARK  10 THE ART OF ENTERTAINING 13 NORTH PARK THURSDAY MARKET 14 MUSIC 17 HISTORY 18 SAVE THE DATE: TOYLAND PARADE 18 PARKING + GETTING TO NORTH PARK 21 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK 24 ANNUAL EVENTS 27 NORTH PARK MAP 28 FOLLOW US  29

COVER ARTIST: NAME IMAGE CREDIT: (RIGHT) ERIC SCIRE ARTWORK CREDIT: KYRA PALMER


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VERBATIM BOOKS


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Saturday, November 30 All Day Celebrate North Park’s local shops on Saturday, November 30th with our annual Small Business Saturday event! We love to encourage shopping locally in North Park, so we are rewarding you with some fabulous prizes when you come out to shop in North Park on 11/30 from 11am to 5pm on Ray Street (Purchases must be made the day of and at a North Park business). ExploreNorthPark.com Verbatim-Books.com

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MY POINT CREDIT UNION NORTH PARK LIVE! Join our holiday celebration at the My Point Credit Union North Park LIVE on Saturday, November 30th from 12-4pm! We will have a full afternoon of live music from local musicians throughout the neighborhood, as well as live art installation and giveaways for the community! No better way to Shop Local in preparation for the upcoming holidays, while exploring the streets of North Park with loved ones. We look forward to getting into the holiday spirit with everyone at the My Point Credit Union North Park LIVE!

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ARTIST: KRYA “SLOWLY BUT SURELY SHE BLOOMS”


ART “Having the opportunity to create a public piece of art for the community of North Park was so exciting. I wanted to create a mural that played with portraiture and organic forms with a hint of abstraction/ collage elements. Lately I have been using a vibrant color palette, which I believe brings joy, and energy to the space in which it resides. I wanted my work to evoke curiosity, but also bring aesthetic pleasure.� Read the full Q&A at explorenorthpark.com/ qa-with-artist-kyrapalmer Location: 3120 University Ave. @kyraaart

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SHOPPING With everything from old school vintage finds, to fashionable designer goods, North Park offers a fantastic shopping experience. Shopping for the holidays will be a breeze, with curated home decor and gifts found at Home & Hound and Pigment, or local homemade unique gifts from local artisans at Simply Local. Vintage lovers have plenty of store to sift through, including The Girl Can’t Help It!, Hunt & Gather, and the brand new vintage boutique Mila Collective! Enjoy all the best deals for your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday in North Park! For every purchase you make on Saturday, November 30th you will be rewarded with a prize from North Park Main Street and American Express! @ExploreNorthPark


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LIVING NORTH PARK THE STORY OF STEVE & PATRICIA One of the great things about being a part of such a vibrant neighborhood is business owners become incredibly involved in the community, even living in North Park throughout the years. Steve and Patricia Billings are a true testament to this, having operated local bar U-31 for 11 years and recently opening the brand new brewpub The Original 40 Brewing Company. Living down the street, Steve and Patricia have the unbeatable luxury of a 5 minute commute to work!

FOR MORE ON THEIR STORY, VISIT BIT.LY/OG40-WESTCOASTER ORIGINAL 40 BREWING


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THE ART OF ENTERTAINING WITH HOME & HOUND This season, elevate your spread to wow-worthy status with entertaining essentials like stylish serving boards, well designed decanters & glassware, block-print table linens, and teak & brass serving utensils - all found in store at Home + Hound.

@HomeAndHoundSD HomeAndHound.com

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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, all set to a DJ or 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


MUSIC Creativity is incredibly important and valued in North Park, and we love putting that on display with our local musicians and artists. The inaugural My Point Credit Union North Park LIVE will showcase over 50 musicians in San Diego, all throughout the streets of North Park. Take in all of the creativity that these artists put into their music on Saturday, November 30th! ExploreNorthPark.com @ExploreNorthPark

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HISTORY During the 1950s, more than 100,000 people flocked to North Park every year to watch the Toyland Parade. Many floats featured children playing accordions, like this group passing what is now Tamarindo Restaurant in the historic Newman-I.O.O.F. Building at University Avenue and Kansas Street. The San Diego Zoo often participated in the Toyland Parade. In 1958, the zoo provided a camel and costumed handlers to the delight of the crowd.

SAVE THE DATE: DECEMBER 8TH TOYLAND PARADE A tradition unlike any other, the Toyland Parade will be celebrating its 56th year in North Park. Join us, December 8th 2019, to unwrap some holiday joy as the community comes together to put on a magical display of festive cheer! FOR UP-TODATE INFORMATION VISIT EXPLORENORTHPARK.COM


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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! BIRD The hot new way to get around town, pick up a Bird Scooter simply by downloading the app! An easy way to get through the neighborhood and it’s extremely fun!

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11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK Original 40 Brewing Company San Diego Beer Week at a glance: November 4: Industry Appreciation Night: It starts at 5PM-10PM. Industry employees get 40% off beers! November 5: Wear an Original 40 shirt & get a discount! November 6: Keep The Pint Night! November 7: Beer Dinner w/ Chef Luke Johnson. Four-course dinner with beer pairings starting at 6 PM. November 8: Battle of the Guilds Churchill’s Pub and Grille November 9: Brunch from 10am-2pm. SDBW North Park Brew Pub Crawl @Original40Beer Original40Brewing.com


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ANNUAL EVENTS

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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.

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Celebrate North Park’s local shops on Saturday, November 30th with our annual Small Business Saturday event! We love to encourage shopping locally in North Park, so we are rewarding you with some fabulous PRIZES when you come out to shop in North Park on 11/30 from 11am to 5pm on Ray Street (Purchases must be made the day of and at a North Park business).

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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 8, 2019 | 11AM

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Spend the day 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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