First Friday gatherings start this Friday

Hello neighbor! We’re the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association. We build community among residents, advocate for them within our city government, and support creating a beautiful and more vibrant neighborhood.

We deliver a lot of paper newsletters about what’s happening here, but sometimes events in our neighborhood and city meetings which affect you are scheduled without enough time to include them on paper. So, we’re starting an email newsletter — and you’re reading it now!

You’ll get an update like this one every so often with upcoming events and neighborhood news. We included folks who shared their email address with us recently for membership or Christmas trees. If you’d rather not hear from us, please unsubscribe and we won’t contact you again.

In this newsletter we have several upcoming events to share — including our neighbor’s event to bring our community together every First Friday this spring. This first one is this Friday and we hope to see you there.

We love this neighborhood. Let’s build a stronger community together.

—Reid Burke, Board Member
[email protected]

Meet your neighbors at First Friday gatherings this spring

You are invited to join your neighbors for monthly outdoor neighborhood gatherings at Gregory & Heidi Wolcott’s home.

Starting this Friday, March 4 on every First Friday in spring

The first gathering is this Friday, March 4, but there will be gatherings on the first Fridays in March, April, and May as well:

  • Friday, March 4
  • Friday, April 1
  • Friday, May 6

When & where

When: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Wolcott’s Home, address shared on Nextdoor or email us

Connect with your neighbors

Stop by, get connected with old friends, and meet new neighbors. Everyone is welcome: Vaccinated individuals or unvaccinated individuals with a mask. Bring your own beverages and some food to share.

This gathering is not hosted by the Neighborhood Association — but we are glad to support it and we look forward to seeing you there!

Bring your family for Spring Cheer on April 9

We are hosting a new Spring Cheer event at our neighborhood park to bring families together this spring.

The first 50 children will receive an Easter bucket and get to hop around for treats. Enjoy our park, get to know your neighbors, and learn how you can keep your neighborhood clean in partnership with BeautifySJ.

  • Saturday, April 9
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Rosemary Gardens Park

Spring Yard Sale on May 21

Our twice annual community yard sale is happening on May 21. We support neighborhood yard sales with advertising and signs. Details will be posted online at and in future newsletters.

More upcoming events

We are hosting two more events in the first half of 2022 with dates to be announced:

  • Chalk Art Week
  • Scavenger Hunt

We are also planning for what an annual member meeting would look like later in the year. Look for more information about these events online at and in future newsletters.

Neighborhood updates

  • Rosemary Gardens has changed districts at both the city and county level. We are now in San Jose District 6 represented by Dev Davis and Santa Clara District 2 represented by Cindy Chavez.

Share with us

Have an event you’d like to share with your neighbors? A story about Rosemary Gardens to share? Or feedback about this newsletter? Send feedback to us by emailing [email protected].