Concerts in the Park 2024

Enjoy this free live music series in the playground every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon throughout the summer. Hear sweet harmonies and laid back tunes as you watch over your tots at play. Little ones will like the family-friendly music and be captivated by the performers, but do not expect to hear “Wheels on the Bus” or other children’s tunes. These performers are here to enhance your day not to distract from play.

June 1-  Alex Wise
June 15 –  Adrian West Trio
June 29 –  Newman
July 13 –  Mike Rufo
July 27 –  Matt Jaffe
August 10 –  B Street Express
August 24 –  The Leafs
September 7 –  Isa and Isidor

Coming Events

September 21
Upper Noe Block Party 2024
– join in the fun. Local schools, organizations, volunteer groups, businesses can reserve a table now. This admission-free party features live music, dance, demonstrations, food, children’s activities and activities for all ages.


Past Events

Upper Noe Block Party 2022 – Sept 24
Over 400 neighbors gather with local schools, organizations, volunteer groups, businesses and more for an admission-free party featuring live music by Lunarville, dance, demonstrations, food, children’s activities and activities for all ages. This was a fun-filled day that strengthened community connections.
Thank you to everyone for showing up and being the life of the party. A special thanks to those who staffed a table at the event and or provided the support necessary to make it happen. See photos

Upper Noe Block Party 2019 –  Sept 28

was great fun and a resounding success. Hundreds of neighbors came together with Upper Noe merchants, schools, associations, city agencies and esteemed public officials for an afternoon of fun activities, music and treats. See photos

Accepting the NEN Award for Upper Noe – Dave Emanuel, Sam Shakur, Supervisor D8 Rafael Mandelman, Olga Milan-Howells, Chris Faust, Cheryl Woltjen

Ten Together – Upper Noe Block Party (Sept 15, 2018)
Winner of the 11th Annual Neighborhood Empowerment Network Award for Extraordinary Neighborhood Block Party, the best in San Francisco for 2018. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

We have hosted Movie Nights, an Ice Cream ‘n Swing Dance, History Day, Halloween Carnival, an Easter Egg Hunt, the Concert in the Park music series, fund raisers for schools, and so much more.


In 2013, we hosted a huge community party, dubbed Cinco de Noe, to celebrate the five year anniversary of the re-opening of the Rec Center.

We are grateful to all of our local merchants who have contributed so generously to support these events and Upper Noe Rec Center.

All events are  hosted by Friends of Upper Noe Recreation Center and SF Recreation and Parks Department. Events must be free and open to the public. Contribution are possible through raffles and donations.

Movie Night in the Parks
September 2016 – The Lego Movie
September 2018 – Paddington 2

In partnership with CPMC2020. These were shown outdoors with families gathering on the lawn picnic-style.