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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.

Environmental Events

  1. Composting Basics Workshop

    September 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cambrian Branch Library Community Room

    Turn your leaves, yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment. Both 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.

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Half Price Days at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    September 17, All Day @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    Save 50% on admission and get discounted parking during Half Price Days at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Enjoy a day full of rides, entertainment, animal meet-and-greets, and more for half the price. For more information, please visit

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  2. River Glen Park Renovation Community Meeting

    September 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Galarza Elementary School

    Join the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services to discuss options and gather community input for the renovation of River Glen Park. The meeting will be held at Galarza Elementary School. If you cannot attend, follow @sjparksandrec on Facebook and Twitter, and look for a survey on the park renovation that will be released shortly after the meeting. For more information, contact Rob Tidmore at 408-535-8433.

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  3. Viva CalleSJ “Parks to Roses”

    September 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Backesto Park, Japantown, Arena Green and the Rose Garden

    The City’s signature open streets event returns with a new route that includes Backesto Park, Japantown, Arena Green and the Rose Garden. For the sixth time, you’re free to bike, skate, wheel, walk, and play in the streets during Viva CalleSJ, a program proudly led by San José's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services which transforms six miles of open streets into the City’s largest urban park for the day. The event promotes social connectivity and health and wellness, while directly reducing carbon emissions. This year, you can also participate in the Run Viva CalleSJ 5K. Visit for event and 5K information.

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  4. Senior Safari at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    September 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    It’s the return of Senior Safari! Adults age 50+ are invited to take over the park and zoo — no kids allowed! — for a spectacular morning of animal encounters, activities and tours. Admission and parking are free from 9–10 a.m. For more information, visit

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  1. Proposed Planned Development Rezoning at 1661, 1663, 1665 Alum Rock Avenue Community Meeting. Project #PD18-016 & PDC18-021

    September 23, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mexican Heritage Plaza, Gallery Room

    Proposed Project File Nos. PD18-016 & PDC18-021 The purpose of this meeting is receive feedback from the public on the community amenities proposed by the developer with the project, in response to the preferences expressed by the public at the last community meeting on May 20, 2019. Planned Development Rezoning from CG General Commercial, CP Commercial Pedestrian, and R-2 Two-Family Residence Zoning Districts to a CP(PD) Zoning District to allow a new 6-story building with 123 residential units, 13,897-square feet of ground floor retail, and the removal of 6 ordinance-sized trees on a .92-gross acre site.

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  2. Proposed Community Identification Sign at Phelps Ave and Williams Road, Williams Road and Eden Ave, Payne Avenue and Phelps Avenue, & Eden Avenue and Payne Avenue Community Meeting. Project #CIS19-001

    September 26, 7:00 PM @ Action Day Primary Plus School

    File No. CIS19-001 Community Identification Sign to install four neighborhood entry markers along Eden Avenue within the public right-of-way at the following intersections: Phelps Ave and Williams Road; Williams Road and Eden Ave; Payne Avenue and Phelps Avenue; Eden Avenue and Payne Avenue.

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  1. Charcot Avenue Extension Over I-880 Project Community Meeting

    September 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Berryessa Branch Library

    The City of San José Department of Transportation is leading the effort to extend Charcot Avenue over I-880, from Paragon Drive to Oakland Road. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released on 8/27/19 for public review as part of the environmental clearance process. This meeting will be held to present the project background, provide a project update, and ask for your written comments about the draft EIR.

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