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San Antonio to hold third Better Block

On December 8th, from 10AM to 3PM, the city of San Antonio will hold their third Better Block project at the historic Plaza de Armas. Head out to experience a revitalized street complete with live music, pop-up vendors, food, dance and more.

Fun! – 10AM Running/Walking Tour of Downtown Historic Sites (Starting from The Vistana) – 10AM – 1PM Live music by Sarah Centeno and band (Spanish Governor’s Palace, Side Courtyard) – 11AM-11:45AM Lululemon sponsored Yoga Class by Kristal Cuevas (Inside The Vistana) – 1PM-2PM Tango Class by Rincon del Tango (Inside the Vistana) – 1PM – 3PM Live music Josh Klaus (Governor’s Palace) Food! – 10 AM to 3 PM Partridge in a  Pie Tree serving Breakfast and Delizia Empanadas (Spanish Governor’s Palace, Side Courtyard) – 10 AM to 1 PM Say-She-Ate food truck with bistro tables (Corner of Laredo and Commerce) – 10 AM to 3 PM Pop–up Coffee Shop and Bakery, by Revolucion Coffee and Bistro Bakery, with bistro tables outside. (northern side of W. Commerce across from Continental Bldg, same side of street as Penner’s) The Arts! – Pop-up display windows by Brandon of (Building located at corner of West Commerce and Flores) – Art & Jewelry Retail and Artists at work with a live painting event by Joshua Perez (who will raffle off painting at the end) (Along the Continental Hotel Building – San Antonio Metro Health Department Building)

Shop! – Holiday Market (Plaza de Armas Parking lot) – Great Retail at Penner’s and Marti’s, Dollar General, and Goodwill

Bring the Pets! – Blessing of the Animals at noon and pick up your Yelp! Doggy Bandana (Market Square) – Lucy’s Doggy daycare and Spa will be providing free nail trims, and coupons (Plaza de Armas parking lot)

Getting Around! – Bike Valet and BCycle (Plaza de Armas parking lot) – Wider sidewalks and On-street parking (North Side, Across from Continental Building) – Parked VIA Primo Bus (W. Commerce, West of Flores)

Let your voice be heard! – Project for Public Spaces Survey (Plaza de Armas and corner of W. Commerce and Santa Rosa) – San Antonio River Authority and Kell-Munoz discussion on the San Pedro Creek Restoration Project (At San Pedro Creek) – Yelp! Will have a table handing out bags and allowing you to vote for favorite vendor. (Plaza de Armas Parking lot)

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are a few main shifts. For set up or break down,  please meet Andrew Howard of Team Better Block in front of the store called Penner’s at 311 West Commerce Street San Antonio 78205 at 6 am, 7 am or 2:30 pm.. He will direct you where you need to go and what you will be doing. Please be sure to wear close toed shoes and bring a pair of gloves. If you need to reach someone on the day of Better Block please call Andrew Howard at  (214) 235-7886or Colleen Swain at  (210) 287-5865We still need at least 2 more volunteers to assist Andrew at 6 am We also need two more volunteers during the event itself to assist with the Project for Public Spaces (between 10 am and 3 pm).

For further questions on shift opportunities, please email Teal Thompson with your preferred time at: And for those 2 more early risers who would be willing to help Andrew at 6 am, please email Teal as well.

Early Morning Volunteer Shift: 6 am to 10 am(We need at least 3 volunteers willing to help Andrew from 6 to 7 am and would love to have you on through 10 am if you’re available)

Morning Volunteer Shift: 7 am to 10 am (we may cut you a little earlier, but let’s say 10 am end time for now)

Afternoon Volunteer Shift: 2:30  to 4:30 pm


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