San Jose's City Hall by Flickr user HarshLight.
Knight Foundation supports a variety of events as part of our ongoing efforts to spark new ideas for cities and support civic innovators working to advance talent, opportunity and engagement in San Jose, Calif.
In April, we welcomed the news that two Knight grantees received national recognition; Cinequest, a 13-day digital film festival, was named “Best Film Festival” by USA Today and The Tech Museum of Innovation won the National Medal for Museum and Library Science.
Looking forward, join us for Knight-supported events and opportunities in May.
- May 1-3: California Walks and Jane’s Walks International presents Jane’s Walk 2015, a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by iconic writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs.
- May 3: Greenbelt Alliance presents Duck, Duck, Sea Lion!, a hike through Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge.
- May 8: Deadline for submissions to the K880 Emerging City Champions, a Knight-sponsored fellowship providing young, emerging and diverse leaders with the opportunity to make immediate and lasting impacts in their communities
- May 9: The Tabard Theatre Company at Theatre on San Pedro Square presents San Jose’s premiere jazz ensemble “Nineteen,” featuring jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson.
- May 12: The Tech Museum of Innovation presents “Creative Collisions: Ballet+Wearables+You,” in partnership with Ballet San Jose, for an event that considers how wearable technology can be infused into performance. Plus, you can learn about wearables from local companies.
- May 13: The San Jose Downtown Association presents the first annual SoFA Design Crawl, a design tour of the firms, galleries and public spaces in the SoFa neighborhood.
- May 26: “Meet Knight” breakfast and office hours with me from 9-10 a.m. Come hear about our strategy, share your ideas and receive feedback. Limited seats available. RSVP to Mark Haney at [email protected].
- May 29: Silicon Valley Talent Partnership launches San Jose Small Business IGNITE 2.0, a collaboration of business mentors helping small business thrive at Business Owner Space's Fourth Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
I look forward to working together in support of an even better San Jose.
Daniel Harris is the San Jose program director for Knight Foundation.