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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Arts, Entertainment & Events

  1. Hammer Theatre Advisory Committee Meeting

    May 12, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ San Jose City Hall, Wing Room 119

District 8

  1. City Wide Youth Track Meet Sponsored by San José Police Amateur Athletic Foundation

    May 9, 7:00 AM @ Mt. Pleasant High School Track & Field

    The Police Amateur Athletic Foundation (PAAF) City Wide Youth Track & Field Meet is held each year in San José. Hundreds of children compete with hopes of qualifying for the State and National Meets. Each child is able to participate free of charge because of PAAF’s sponsorship. PAAF is proud to be the sole sponsor of this great event. Deadline to register online is May 6, 2015.

  2. Freedom Summit 2015

    May 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Levi's Stadium

    Freedom Summit, America's largest community-based anti-human trafficking event is happening on May 9th at the Levi's Stadium-the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The event will feature prominent local and national trafficking experts, survivor advocates, and Congressional delegates, along with athletes and musicians.
    While human trafficking is a 24/7, 365 day problem, the Bay Area hosting Super Bowl 2016 is the call to action needed for everyone to get in the game to say this won't happen here...

  3. Jewish American Heritage Month Flag Raising and Proclamation Ceremony

    May 12, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ City Hall Rotunda

    Join us as we celebrate the history of Jewish contributions to American culture and the Jewish American heritage that has helped shape our San José community!

  4. National River Clean Up Day

    May 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Volunteers are needed to help clean Santa Clara County waterways. Please join the effort to keep our creeks and lakes clean, healthy and beautiful.

  5. SJFestivALL

    May 16, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Children's Discovery Meadow

    The City of San Jose's Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services and San Jose Public Library are hosting a FREE summer festival. SJFestivALL is a fun event for everyone to learn about the amazing programs being offered throughout the summer at San Jose community centers and libraries. Enjoy cultural performances, live entertainment, face painting, jumpers for the kids, community resources, prize giveaways, food trucks, art and crafts, and much more!

  6. District 8 Community Budget Meeting

    May 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Evergreen Community Center

    Every year, the City Council approves a budget that determines what level of service the City will provide to the public. Budget decisions can affect all of the services the City provides, hearing input from residents is very important. The City holds a budget meeting in every council district in order to help residents learn about the budget and provide feedback. Please join Vice Mayor Herrera for the annual District 8 Community Budget Meeting.

  7. 7th Annual Senior Health Fair & Walk

    May 30, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Eastridge Mall

    Vice Mayor Rose Herrera, Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco and Councilmember Tam Nguyen invite you to the 7th Annual Senior Health Fair & Walk at Eastridge Mall.

  8. Jewish American Cultural Celebration

    May 31, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Hall Plaza

    Jewish Heritage Cultural Celebration in the Plaza at San Jose City Hall. Bring the kids, and your friends and neighbors of all backgrounds--all are welcome to celebrate San Jose's Jewish Culture. Admission is free.

    Celebrating May as Jewish American Heritage Month highlighting the multicultural and energetic community. Live music by Lior Ben-Hur Band--creative Reggae musical interpretations of Jewish texts and ideals.

    Food will be available for purchase from local Food Trucks

    Sponsored by Vice Mayor Rose Herrera and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

Economic Development

  1. Aerotek-Flextronics -Employer Recruitment at Employment Connection

    May 6, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ 1879 Senter Rd., Door #10

    Open Recruitment by Aerotek Corporation

  2. Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

    May 6, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bascom Community Center

    You are a busy entrepreneur. We can help you see beyond the day to day. Gain the fundamentals, tools and strategies you need to get in growth mode.

  3. Allied Barton -Employer Recruitment at Employment Connection

    May 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ 1879 Senter Rd., Door #10

    Open Recruitment by Allied Barton Corporation

  4. Drop-In Business Counseling

    May 12, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ MLK Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  5. Drop-In Business Counseling

    May 13, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Almaden Branch Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  6. Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

    May 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bascom Community Center

    You are a busy entrepreneur. We can help you see beyond the day to day. Gain the fundamentals, tools and strategies you need to get in growth mode.

  7. Lowe's -Employer Recruitment at Employment Connection

    May 21, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ 1879 Senter Rd., Door #10

    Open Recruitment by Lowe's

  8. Drop-In Business Counseling

    May 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ MLK Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  9. Drop-In Business Counseling

    May 27, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Almaden Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

Environmental Events

  1. Water/Wastewater Career Exploration Fair

    May 6, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ City Hall Rotunda

    Join the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, and our team of talented wastewater professionals and industry leaders whom are passionate about serving the community and the environment. Together, we will embark on more than 100 capital improvement projects, totaling nearly $2 Billion over the next 30 years — one of the largest public works efforts in the history of the south bay. View the Flyer

  2. Environmentally Friendly Permeable Hardscapes

    May 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Guadalupe Gardens Courtyard Corner of W. Taylor St. and Walnut Ave. in San Jose, CA (Free parking on Seymour and Walnut streets).

    This workshop will focus on teaching participants how to install a recycled crushed brick product as a substitute for decomposed granite in a garden pathway. Participants will get hands-on experience laying and compacting base rock, mixing organic binders with the pathway aggregate material, and layering the mixture for proper water percolation, grading, and erosion control. Information on other permeable hardscape options and installation considerations will also be available and discussed in the context of California's water conservation and water quality goals. This workshop is held outside! Please come prepared against the elements. Light refreshments will be provided. Register by sending your first and last name, address or city of residence, and email or phone number to Amber Schat.

  3. National River Cleanup Day - Volunteer and Help Clean up Your Neighborhood Creek!

    May 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Creek cleanup site locations are available on www.cleanacreek.org.

    Please join the effort to keep our creeks and lakes clean, healthy and beautiful. Wear long pants, long sleeves and a hat. Use plenty of sunscreen. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Thank you for caring about our creeks!

  4. Composting Basics Workshop

    May 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Emma Prusch Park, Meeting Hall

    Turn your grass, leaves and kitchen scraps into a wonderful soil amendment. Green waste and worm composting will be covered.





    Workshops are brought to you by the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County and the City of San José. Funded by the cities and the County of Santa Clara.

  5. Composting Basics Workshop (in Spanish)

    May 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Sacred Heart Community Service

    Turn your grass, leaves and kitchen scraps into a wonderful soil amendment. Green waste and worm composting will be covered.





    Workshops are brought to you by the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County and the City of San José. Funded by the cities and the County of Santa Clara.

Holiday Closures

  1. Memorial Day

    May 25, All Day

    San José City Hall and other City offices will close for the holiday and reopen on Tuesday, May 26. The Police and Fire Departments, along with other critical City services, will remain unaffected by the closure.

Library

  1. Computer Assistance

    May 6, 4:00 PM @ East San José Carnegie Branch Library

    People who are interested in help navigating the Internet or learning how to set up an email account are welcome to attend our Computer Assistance session where a tech savvy staff member can help them out.

  2. Gira de Libro: Library Bicycle Tour

    May 9, 9:00 AM @ Dr. Roberto Cruz - Alum Rock Branch Library

    The tour is a guided community and staff bicycle ride that will visit five of San Jose’s twenty-three branch libraries. The Gira de Libro will start and finish at the Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library. It will visit the following branch libraries: Evergreen, Hillview, Educational Park, and Berryessa. The ride stops at each library to regroup; the total distance is 32km (20 miles). For safety purposes, registration is required.

  3. Friends of the Bascom Branch Library Book Sale

    May 9, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bascom Branch Library

    Come browse the Friends of the Bascom Branch Library’s Book Sale. Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. All proceeds support programs at the Bascom Branch Library.

  4. Computer Assistance

    May 13, 4:00 PM @ East San José Carnegie Branch Library

    People who are interested in help navigating the Internet or learning how to set up an email account are welcome to attend our Computer Assistance session where a tech savvy staff member can help them out.

  5. SJ FestivALL

    May 16, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Discovery Meadow (located behind the Children's Discovery Museum)

    The City of San Jose's Parks and Recreation and San Jose Public Library is teaming up to present a FREE one-day outdoor festival for everyone to enjoy - SJFestivALL! Learn about the amazing summer programs being offered at San Jose community centers and libraries. Enjoy cultural performances, live entertainment, face painting, jumpers for the kids, community resources, prize giveaways, food trucks, art and crafts, plus, so much more.

  6. San José Open Chess Tournament

    May 17, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 2nd Floor, Room 255

    Free open chess tournament for all ages. Test your skills in this free open chess competion for all age levels. Medals for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Tournament will be Swiss League Format and every player has to play 4 games irrespective of the result of the game. Winners will be decided by who has the highest number of points after 4 games.

  7. Do You Know What WHAT?! The Library Game Show at San Pedro Square Market

    May 20, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ San Pedro Square Market

    From the secret archives of the San Jose Public library comes the most sensational game show you have ever seen.

  8. Friends of the Vineland Branch Library Book Sale (Mini Lobby Sale)

    May 26, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Vineland Branch Library

    Come browse the Friends of the Vineland Branch Library’s Book Sale. Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. All proceeds support programs at Vineland Branch Library.

  9. Friends of the Alum Rock Branch Library Meeting

    May 26, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    Please join us for this meeting of the Friends of The Alum Rock Branch Library. Meet other local residents who volunteer their time at the library. The group supports and supplements library programs through book sales.

  10. SIREN's Mobile Legal Clinic

    May 28, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

    SIREN will have an attorney and a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) certified representative to give free legal consultation to people with immigration issues/concerns. We can help you read documents, check for eligibility for immigration benefits, and explain the immigration process and how to navigate it. Drop ins are always welcome. It’s first come, first serve.

Main Calendar

  1. District 5 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mayfair Community Center Chavez Hall

  2. Gira de Libro: Library Bicycle Tour

    May 9, 9:00 AM @ Dr. Roberto Cruz - Alum Rock Branch Library

    The tour is a guided community and staff bicycle ride that will visit five of San Jose’s twenty-three branch libraries. The Gira de Libro will start and finish at the Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library. It will visit the following branch libraries: Evergreen, Hillview, Educational Park, and Berryessa. The ride stops at each library to regroup; the total distance is 32km (20 miles). For safety purposes, registration is required.

  3. Community Meeting on Outdoor Vending from Private and Public Property

    May 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San José City Hall, Wing Room 118-120

    Sponsored by the City Manager's Office, a community meeting on outdoor vending from private and public property will be held 10:00 a.m. - noon Saturday, May 9, 2015 at San José City Hall, Wing Committee Rooms 118 - 120.

  4. District 9 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Pearl Avenue Library Community Room

  5. District 3 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Roosevelt Community Center Room 1

  6. National River Cleanup Day - Volunteer and Help Clean up Your Neighborhood Creek!

    May 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Creek cleanup site locations are available on www.cleanacreek.org.

    Please join the effort to keep our creeks and lakes clean, healthy and beautiful. Wear long pants, long sleeves and a hat. Use plenty of sunscreen. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Thank you for caring about our creeks!

  7. SJ FestivALL

    May 16, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Discovery Meadow (located behind the Children's Discovery Museum)

    The City of San Jose's Parks and Recreation and San Jose Public Library is teaming up to present a FREE one-day outdoor festival for everyone to enjoy - SJFestivALL! Learn about the amazing summer programs being offered at San Jose community centers and libraries. Enjoy cultural performances, live entertainment, face painting, jumpers for the kids, community resources, prize giveaways, food trucks, art and crafts, plus, so much more.

  8. District 2 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Southside Senior & Community Center Multipurpose Room

  9. District 8 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Evergreen Community Center Multipurpose Room

  10. District 6 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Del Mar High School Cafeteria

  11. San José Building Permits & Home Safety Open House

    May 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall Rotunda
    200 E. Santa Clara Street
    San José, CA 95113

    In conjunction with national Building Safety Month, the San José Department of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement invites you to learn more about the permitting process and how permits work to keep your home safe at the San José Building Permits & Home Safety Open House.

    Our experts will provide presentations on when permits are needed, what they cost, and how a typical kitchen or bathroom remodeling project is handled. You can talk to electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspectors at our various booths.

    From earthquake safety information to safeguarding your home with proper permits and inspections, we’ll celebrate National Building Safety Month together.

  12. District 7 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Tully Library Community Room

  13. District 1 - 2015 - 2016 Community Budget Meeting

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Harker School: Blackford Campus School Theatre

Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Parks and Recreation Commission

    May 6, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Jose City Hall

    The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on the City's system of parks, playgrounds, recreation centers and facilities, and recreation programs, including community sports, plays, celebrations and other recreation activities.

Planning

  1. PDC14-045 Communtiy Meeting

    May 20, 7:00 PM @ Sherman Oaks Elementary School, Multi-Use Room