Village of Neighborhoods

The D6 Night Market is a FREE public event to kickoff summer in San Diego with excitement, entertainment, and food! This free, family-friendly, fun festival will have all the elements of a successful night market including a mix of traditional and exotic food and beverage stands, vendors, and free entertainment.

The Village of Neighborhoods adds something new and wonderful to the traditional night market so we thought we should explain the idea behind the Village of Neighborhoods and why we are excited about it.  VONs vendor list is subject to change.

2017 Participants, Village of Neighborhoods

  • Clairemont Chamber of Commerce
  • Clairemont Hills Kiwanis
  • Clairemont Town Council
  • City of San Diego Parks & Rec
  • City of San Diego Public Utilities
  • House of the Philippines
  • Mira Mesa Senior Center
  • Mira Mesa Town Council
  • Rancho Family YMCA
  • RSVP
  • San Diego Executive Lions Club
  • San Diego Fire Recruiting Team
  • San Diego Police Recruiting
  • San Diego Referrals, Inc
  • San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center
  • Scripps Mesa Fireworks, Inc
  • Sorrento Valley Town Council
  • US Kids Chamber of Commerce
  • Vietnamese American Youth Alliance

Click on a question or scroll down to find out more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can contact us at Village_Coordinator@D6NightMarket.com. We’d love to help!

 

What is the Village of Neighborhoods?

The Village of Neighborhoods is a section of the D6 Night Market grounds where booth spaces are set aside for neighborhood clubs, nonprofits, places of worship, and community groups of all types from the six great neighborhoods that make up San Diego City Council District 6 (D6). The neighborhoods are Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos-Park Village, and Sorrento Valley.

The community groups participating in the Village of Neighborhoods will be organized around three main themes: opportunities for adult fellowship and volunteerism, youth activities, and places of worship.

D6 Night Market attendees can learn about opportunities for social, recreational and spiritual fellowship, and ways to volunteer, as well as information on neighborhood youth programs. It is also an opportunity for community leaders to network, meet other leaders, and share ideas.

 

Is there an admission charge or fee to visit the Village of Neighborhoods?

Admission to the Village of Neighborhoods, and to the rest of the D6 Night Market, is FREE and open to the public.

 

Who can participate in the Village of Neighborhoods?

Clubs, nonprofits, places of worship, and community groups of all types from each of the six great neighborhoods that make up San Diego City Council District 6 (D6) are welcome. The neighborhoods are Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos-Park Village, and Sorrento Valley. (If a group is not physically located in D6, but still serves and supports the residents and communities of D6, they may still be eligible to participate; send request to Village_Coordinator@D6NightMarket.com.)

Participants will be organized around three main themes: opportunities for adult fellowship and volunteerism, youth activities, and places of worship. The following are provided as examples but are not intended to be a comprehensive list.

(1) Opportunities for adult fellowship and volunteerism: Book clubs, Boy Scouts (adult leaders), Elks Lodge, Lions Club, Kiwanis, Moose Lodge, neighborhood  chamber of commerce, neighborhood planning groups, neighborhood town council, Optimist Club, quilting society, Rotary Club, senior fellowship groups, veteran’s groups, Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP)and YMCA programs for adults.

(2) Youth activities: After school programs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth athletics (baseball, football, soccer), park and recreation programs, public library events, church choir, and youth theater.

(3) Places of worship:  Churches, synagogues, temples, meeting houses, monasteries, and mosques.

The D6 Night Market is providing three free booth spaces for each neighborhood – one for each main theme. The adult groups for a specific neighborhood will all share the same booth and work together to make it helpful, interesting, fun and exciting for D6 Night Market attendees. Ditto for youth groups and places of worship. Sharing a booth makes it easier for groups to participate, especially for smaller groups, and creates opportunities for networking, sharing and building relationships.

 

Is there a cost for my group to participate in the Village of Neighborhoods?

The D6 Night Market is providing three free booth spaces for each D6 neighborhood – one for each main of three themes: opportunities for adult fellowship and volunteerism, youth activities, and places of worship.

The adult groups for a specific neighborhood will all share the same booth and work together to make it helpful, interesting, fun and exciting for D6NM attendees. Ditto for youth groups and places of worship. Sharing a booth makes it easier for groups to participate, especially for smaller groups, and creates opportunities for networking, sharing and building relationships.

Participating groups that want a separate booth in the Village of Neighborhoods may rent a booth space at the nonprofit organization rental rate of $100. This also requires a refundable cleaning deposit. Booth space rental details are in the Vendor Application (closed).

See the Village of Neighborhoods Participant Agreement (closed) and the participation details contained below for more information on how to join the Village of Neighborhoods.

 

How can my organization participate in the Village of Neighborhoods?

To participate in the Village of Neighborhoods, fill out and submit the participant agreement below:

Village of Neighborhoods Participant Agreement (closed)

After you complete the participant agreement, and if you wish to participate in the optional roving performances or youth activities, please fill out and submit one or both (as applicable) of the following forms:

Youth Activities (closed)

Roving Performances (closed)

Participation in the Village of Neighborhoods is at the sole discretion of the D6 Night Market.  Submissions will be reviewed within 5 days of receiving them. Notification of approval/disapproval will be made shortly thereafter. D6 Night Market has the right to determine if a participant is inappropriate to our audience and can terminate participation at will.

 

What is the purpose of the Village of Neighborhoods?

People are busy with work, family and school. We know from experience how difficult it can be to start something new. Yet, when we find something that sparks our interest, something fun and enjoyable, we can usually find time to do it. Finding these opportunities in San Diego can be time consuming and hit-or-miss.

Bringing this information together at D6 Night Market offers an opportunity for individuals and their families to visit the night market, leisurely stroll around, eat food and have a nice evening. While at D6 Night Market, they can stop by the Village of Neighborhoods to meet and talk with the great people in the neighborhood groups and perhaps find something that sparks their interest.

There are a wide range of life-enhancing opportunities available throughout our neighborhoods — community associations, clubs, nonprofits, places of worship, and groups of all types.

In addition, there are a wide range of youth athletic programs, youth clubs, after-school programs and weekend events to help our kids learn new things, develop their talents, find their passion and challenge themselves in a positive way. Children can make new friends outside of school, have opportunities to meet peers from different backgrounds, and help shape the way they “know the world”. These types of programs also bring youth in contact with positive adult role models and mentors.

Another reason for putting together the Village of Neighborhoods is a lesson learned from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Neighborhoods that had a pre-Katrina culture of residents participating in voluntary civic associations and an ongoing tradition of working together to solve common problems bounced back faster and better than those that did not.

This is known as community resiliency – the sustained ability of a community to function effectively and adapt successfully in the aftermath of disasters and other adverse situations.

Chipping in and joining community associations helps strengthen community resiliency by establishing trust-based networks such as friendship, neighborhood generosity, interpersonal trust and volunteering activity and civic spirit. The quality of these relationships is reinforced among families, neighborhoods, communities and organizations. This helps generate connections and close ties among people and organizations and makes stronger the higher levels of trust and social participation which is the social glue to make things happen.

 

Where is the Village of Neighborhoods?

The Village of Neighborhoods will be at D6 Night Market on Saturday May 19, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 10:00 PM at Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA  92126). From Interstate 15 exit Mira Mesa Boulevard and travel west for approximately 2.5 miles. The park is located at the intersection of Mira Mesa Blvd and New Salem St – across from Mira Mesa High School, one block east of the Mira Mesa Mall.

 

When is the Village of Neighborhoods?

The Village of Neighborhoods will be at D6 Night Market on Saturday May 19, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 10:00 PM at Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA  92126). From Interstate 15 exit Mira Mesa Boulevard and travel west for approximately 2.5 miles. The park is located at the intersection of Mira Mesa Blvd and New Salem St – across from Mira Mesa High School, one block east of the Mira Mesa Mall.

 

Who do I contact if I have a question about the Village of Neighborhoods?

Send questions about the Village of Neighborhoods, including media queries, to Village_Coordinator@D6NightMarket.com.

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