Friday, March 11, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Fest

The 2016 Bird Park Summer Concerts are well into planning for their 14th year and the North Park Community Association (NPCA) is asking for the community's assistance in funding these popular neighborhood celebrations.  These concerts promote feelings of community in that families and neighbors come together from all areas of North Park to visit with friends, enjoy a family experience, and/or to meet new acquaintances and neighbors.  Feelings of community are promoted through this experience of being able to relax, visit and friends, engage in family experiences, and to dance or just listen to the “live” band’s music from the stage.  The concerts occur at Bird Park (corner of Upas, Pershing, and 28th Streets) with great views of Morley Field, downtown San Diego and the ocean beyond. 
We are fundraising for this summer's concerts. NPCA has been able to continue the yearly concerts because of the generous and ongoing support of our local businesses and residents. Each concert draws 800 to 1,000 attendees and provides excellent publicity to its sponsoring businesses, organizations, and residents. 
In the past, each concert cost about $3,500 to produce which covers the live bands, stages, sound system, facilities, insurance, permits, advertising, etc. We have received news of an increase in City Permit fees which will bring the costs to almost $4,000.

This is your opportunity to support the North Park Community Association, a 501c3 organization to assist with producing this concert season.  NPCA is an all-volunteer organization, so all funds raised, go to concert expenses.  We invite you to assist by donations and also personally volunteering to assist with the day of concert production.  So that we can ensure maximum exposure for your business, organization or Neighborhood Area - May 15 is the Deadline for communications about donations. If you have any questions, please contact us: or call us at 800-413-NPCA (6722).
Thank you so much for your support. We hope you will join us for a FUN and EXICITNG summer in North Park.
To make a tax deductible donation or become an NPCA Member online please visit:

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Friday, March 4, 2016

North Park to Host Festival of Arts

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