Free carnival tomorrow and upcoming May events

Hello neighbors!

Our friends at the Bachrodt Elementary PTA invite our community to their carnival tomorrow, April 30, with free games and an obstacle course along with flea market style merchandise and food for purchase.

Heidi and Greg are hosting the last First Friday gathering of spring next Friday, May 6. Our neighborhood yard sale is happening Saturday, May 21 and our neighborhood association’s Annual Meeting is happening Wednesday, May 25.

We had 100 neighbors attend our Spring Cheer event on April 9. Four activity stations and Easter treats made for a fun day with neighbors! Thanks to all of our neighbors for participating and volunteering at the event.

Read on for more about these upcoming events, a recap of recent First Friday and Spring Cheer events, and how you can get fast access to San Jose city services like junk removal, pothole repair, graffiti removal, and more to keep our neighborhood beautiful.

—The RGNA Board

Bachrodt Carnival this Saturday, April 30

The Bachrodt Elementary PTA invites the Rosemary Gardens community to a carnival and flea market this Saturday hosted by the PTA.

  • Free carnival games and obstacle course
  • Flea market style merchandise and food for purchase from the community
  • Snacks for sale (ice cream, water, chips, soda)
  • Folklorico dance performance by students at 10:45am
  • Saturday, April 30
  • 10am – 1pm
  • Bachrodt Elementary School
  • Family and friends welcome

Meet your neighbors at First Friday on May 6

If you missed the first or second of Rosemary Gardens’ First Friday events hosted at the home of San Pedro Street residents Heidi and Greg, there’s still time to join the fun!

Families gather around for s’mores at Heidi and Greg’s home on North San Pedro.

The final First Friday event of the season will take place on Friday, May 6 from 5-7 pm. All you have to do is show up and bring a light snack or beverage to share.

The first two gatherings were full of food, fun, and conversation and adults and children. Kids were swaying on a rope swing, playing soccer, and making new friends. Adults enjoyed getting acquainted with one another and comparing notes on what makes our neighborhood so great. One evening was capped with s’mores and marshmallows being roasted over a fire pit.

Mark your calendars and be sure to join your neighbors on May 6. See you there!

Spring Yard Sale on May 21

Our twice annual community yard sale is happening on May 21. We support neighborhood yard sales with advertising in the San Jose Mercury News and Craigslist along with community signs. We also promote it here on our email newsletter and in our most recent Spring newsletter delivered to all residents.

  • Saturday, May 21
  • 8am – 4pm

Join Our Annual Meeting on May 25

After a COVID hiatus of two years, the Board of Directors of Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association (RGNA) is pleased to invite all Rosemary Gardens residents to our Annual Meeting. 

Representatives from City Council District 6, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 2 and San Jose Police Department will give short presentations followed by question and answer periods. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to become reacquainted with existing members of the RGNA Board of Directors and be introduced to neighbors who are interested in joining the Board. Elections will take place at the meeting and all current RGNA members will be eligible to vote. Non-members who join RGNA at the meeting will be able to vote. Annual dues are $20.

  • Wednesday, May 25
  • 6:30pm
  • Bachrodt Elementary School Library
  • Light snacks and coffee served at 6pm

More upcoming events

We are hosting more events later this year, including:

  • Chalk Art Week: June 20-26
  • National Night Out: August 2
  • Fall Yard Sale: Planning for October

Look for more information about these events online at and in future newsletters.

Fun for 100 Neighbors at Spring Cheer

Spring Cheer was held at the Bachrodt playground park.

Thank you to everyone who attended our neighborhood’s Spring Cheer event on Saturday, April 9. We had over 100 neighbors turn out for this introductory event. The day was beautiful, warm and sunny, with a lot of excitement in the air.

One neighbor relayed their child was so excited about the event, they taped the “Spring Cheer” flier to their headboard.  They told their parent “I don’t know what it is, but I’m really excited about it!” RGNA loves to hear about these very smart kids! 

There were long-time and more recent neighbors all visiting in the park while their children were busy laughing, running and playing on the playground equipment. It was a perfect day to mingle and meet new neighbors. 

Four activity stations and Easter treats made for a fun day with neighbors.

It was wonderful to see a family’s eyes light up as their child received an Easter bucket to begin collecting their treats. Each child had four stations to visit. There was a catch though: each child had to hop from station to station, like a bunny, to receive their treats. Examples of treats being given out were cute whistles, chips, bottled water, chocolate eggs, sheet paint projects and snacks to fill their bucket. By the time they arrived at their last station their buckets were completely full!

Thanks to all of our neighbors for participating, volunteering at the event and helping Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association build another successful event. We hope that everyone had a wonderful time. And to all of our neighbors unable to attend this year: we will hope to see you next year!

San Jose 311 Offers Direct Access to City Services

Want to report graffiti, abandoned vehicles, or illegal dumping directly to the city for immediate action?  San Jose 311 allows residents to quickly and easily report, and get updates on the following common issues:

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Graffiti
  • Potholes
  • Streetlight Outages
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Illegal Fireworks
  • …and more!

Using the app is easy, and when you submit a city service request through San Jose 311, the request will reach the right city service team who will accept, review, and resolve your request, and let you know the outcome.

The app also allows users to schedule junk pickup, report issues with garbage collection, and search for affordable housing. Download the app today and help keep Rosemary Gardens the best neighborhood in San Jose!

Not a smartphone user? Prefer not to use an app? No problem! Visit from your computer or phone and get access to the same city services and information.

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