The holidays are right around the corner and with more friends and family visiting this time of year we think it’s a great time to remind residents about how to keep noise at a neighborly level throughout the year.
We know that everyone loves to celebrate with friends and family, and we want you to have fun! But it’s also important to be mindful of your neighbors, especially during the late night and early morning hours.
Here are a few reminders about Arterra rules pertaining to reducing noise:
- Keep the volume of all noise at a reasonable level at all times and reduce noise significantly after 10 P.M. and before 8:00 A.M.
- If you are having a gathering, turn the music way down at 10P.M. and ask your guests to reduce voice levels and avoid shouting.
- Close windows and doors when possible to contain noise in your residence.
- Cover 65% of all hard surface floors with padded area rugs to reduce noise transfer to surrounding units, especially in high traffic areas such as living rooms, hallways, and kitchens.
- Avoid using noisy appliances at night.
By following these simple rules, we can all help to create a more peaceful and enjoyable environment for everyone.
If you have never attended the Flowers Piano event at Golden Gate Park’s Arboreturm / Botantical Gardens, I highly recommend it.
From September 8-12, twelve pianos will be placed inside the gardens of the Arboretum.
While there will be scheduled times at each piano for performances, the pianos are available on a first-come first-serve basis for anyone to play.
Go with friends, pack a lunch, and stroll thru the gardens.
For details on Flowers Piano: https://www.sfbg.org/flowerpiano
To avoid traffic and parking issues, take the N Judah Metro line to 9th Avenue/Irving, then walk one block to the Park.
The Arboretum has TWO entrances — one near the 9th Avenue entrance to the park; the other closer to the Japanese Tea Garden / DeYoung. CLICK HERE for a map.
The Port of San Francisco is served by several community advisory groups that are appointed by the Port Executive Director to provide input and exchange among advisory group members, Port staff, and the general public in meetings that are open to the public. These interactive discussions inform staff assessments, presentations and recommendations to the Port Commission. Currently, there are five Port advisory groups that focus on localized or content areas. The committees focusing on areas most adjacent to Arterra are the Embarcadero Safe Navigation Center, Northern, and Southern Advisory Committees.
Advisory groups typically will meet bi-monthly and are open to the public and noticed by email. Attending advisory committee meetings is a great way to stay informed about your community. To join the email list CLICK HERE or visit the SF Port Website at sfport.com.
If you have visited the second-floor gallery recently, you have probably noticed that Arterra has officially returned to its artful roots and is again hosting the work of a talented local artist. In past years Arterra has hosted numerous artists on the second-floor gallery, a tradition that allows residents to connect with some of the amazing talent among our SF community, and to also enjoy an elevated experience on the way to the fitness center and eco-suite amenities.
About the Artist
Master Painter Ben Huang is an accomplished artist who paints Chinese paintings with his fingers. Ben is a father, retired farmer & cook with many talents and a kind heart. Ben started painting murals when he was 19. He began painting with his fingers when drops of paint fell on a canvas. His paintings depict auspicious vignettes of Chinese landscapes, birds, fish, pigs, flowers and the elements of nature. Follow on Instagram and see Ben paint LIVE: @benhuangart
The Social & Art Committee did a fantastic job coordinating and hosting the Art Reception on July 20th. Spearheaded by committee member Lisa Ma, the installation and reception featured a live demonstration of the artist’s finger-painting technique, delicious local cuisine & wine, and fun raffle prizes. Please join in extending our sincere gratitude to the dedicated individuals on the Social & Art Committee: Aparadh Abhijit, Evelyn Borges, Don Cecil, Matt Larsen, Lisa Ma, and Carla Sarett.