Sep/11/2011 Sunday Streets 2011: Western Addition Route

Posted by Richard • September 11th, 2011

Sunday Streets season kicked off last weekend and runs through October 23. These events, which are sponsored by the City of San Francisco, create a large, temporary, public space by closing off a portion of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a Sunday.

Sunday Streets 2011 Season Schedule (subject to change):

  • March 20: kick off event along the Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Bay;
  • April 10: Great Highway and Golden Gate Park;
  • May 8: Mission route, including the popular route along 24th and Valencia Streets;
  • June 12: Bayview route, 3rd Street from Mission Bay, Dogpatch to the Bayview Opera House;
  • July 10: Great Highway route #2;
  • August 14: Civic Center/Tenderloin route;
  • September 11: Western Addition route, including North of Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore and Japantown neighborhoods;
  • October 23: Mission route #2

What’s New in 2011:

Event Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This change is in response to the chorus of requests for the event to go later each day.  The later schedule allows participants to attend their regular Sunday morning activities or linger over breakfast and still have time to enjoy a full day of Sunday Streets.

Emphasis on local programming and spontaneous activities: We are looking to community leaders, merchant associations and neighborhood groups to play a larger role in creating activities along each route. Sunday Streets will still offer free bike rentals (one hour, credit card and ID required) and repairs, bike education, outdoor roller rink, kids and pet programs and have areas set aside for specific activities and community outreach. The rest of Sunday Streets programs will be community-driven and produced events and activities.  Go to to find a downloadable version of Sunday Streets 2011 Program Guidelines.

Zero waste: Large banners with maps and program areas will replace printed schedules, and we are asking our program partners to minimize hand outs and engage participants through interactive activities instead.

Improvements to established routes: We are working to improve routes, focusing on using merchant corridors and routes that connect to new neighborhoods.

  • Bayview: Connect via Lower Portrero Hill and Mission.
  • Mission:  24th Valencia Streets (dropping Harrison and adding another commercial street).
  • Western Addition: Includes North of Panhandle, Alamo Square, Fillmore neighborhoods.
  • Civic Center/Tenderloin: New route in Tenderloin/Civic Center area that creates a connected route through the area.

For more information, please visit


Aug/2/2011 Summer Learning – National Night Out

Posted by Richard • August 2nd, 2011

9th Annual Western Addition National Night Out

Performance from Trash Mash-Up!

The goals of this event include increasing crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening police-community partnerships, and sending a message that there are many positive activities in the community. The Night Out is sponsored by Community Partners United, Supervisor Mirkarimi, the Mayor’s Office, Hayes Valley Playground, Northern Police Station, African American Art and Culture Complex and Mo’ Magic.

Jul/29/2011 Summer Learning – Youth Art Show

Posted by Richard • July 29th, 2011

Youth Art Show
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: TBA


Jul/29/2011 Summer Learning – Youth Showcase

Posted by Richard • July 29th, 2011

Youth Showcase
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: TBA

Jul/26/2011 Summer Learning – Field Day

Posted by Richard • July 26th, 2011

Field Day
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Jul/22/2011 Summer Learning – Black & White Ball

Posted by Richard • July 22nd, 2011

Black & White Ball
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Westbay Community Center, 1290 Fillmore Street

Jul/19/2011 Summer Learning – Yerba Buena Skating & Bowling Center

Posted by Richard • July 19th, 2011

July 19
12 noon – 3:00 pm
Yerba Buena Skating & Bowling Center
750 Folsom Street, SF 94107

Jul/13/2011 Summer Learning – Chinatown

Posted by Richard • July 13th, 2011

12 noon – 2:00 pm
Location: Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Avenue

Jul/12/2011 Summer Learning – Chinatown

Posted by Richard • July 12th, 2011

12 noon – 2:00 pm
Location: Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Avenue

Jul/11/2011 Summer Learning – Chinatown

Posted by Richard • July 11th, 2011

12 noon – 2:00 pm
Location: Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Avenue