Puppies rejoice! A new park is coming to Downtown San Jose: Notre Dame Park on the corner of Almaden Blvd and Carlyle St (just a short walk from the San Pedro Square Market) is the result of a community-lead effort to transform a formerly empty parking lot into a neighborhood park.
This Sunday, June 26, from 4-8pm, the organization will be holding its first Downtown Bark and Mingle Community Party, with benefits going to continued restoration of the new spot and the upkeep of Andy's Pet Shop, which is right next door. Expect music, food trucks, art projects, and (most importantly) a petting zoo.
Never heard of Notre Dame Park? That's okay, because it's new! But you should visit their website here, where you'll learn about the beautifully-restored, retro 7up sign and the awesome dog-friendly red fire hydrant.
Just in time for summer, Luna-approved San Josean Cellista is ready to boldly take you back to the days of zines with her new publication JUXine. It's a free little publication with a local angle and a variety of ideas that describes itself as "Another idealistic artistic endeavor brought to you by Cellista." Find it in San Jose coffee shops, music stops, and mom & pops - or check it out online and print a copy at home here.
The 9th Annual SubZero Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday nights in Downtown San Jose. Presented by South First Fridays, the monthly art walk that you should always bring your dog to, SubZero is one of SJ's coolest annual events. Describing itself as "a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek," it celebrates a lot of the things that make this town awesome - like our tight-knit arts community, our cultural diversity, our innovative tech creatives, and our underground musical magicians. This event is something to plan your weekend around!