Saturday, May 15, 2010

North Panhandle Parties In The Street All Day

A bit chilly, windy May weather never keeps North Panhandle neighbors from partying together. Today the annual springtime block party hosted by the North Panhandle Neighborhood Association (NOPNA) rocked the block of Lyon Street between Hayes and Grove from mid-morning to early evening.

Several hundred neighbors and friends spent the day enjoying the kids' events and the grown-ups' bands along with a Taekwondo demonstration, face painting, and a kids' sing-a-long. Civic groups, service organizations, and commercial sponsors* highlighted their programs, and BIKE NOPA hosted an all-bicycle table with NOPA VELO and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. All through the day treats kept coming from coffee and pastries provided by Central Coffee and Tea, BBQ prepped just right by Parkside Market, paletas from Nopalito and prime Kung Fu Tacos. At mid-afternoon, Panhandle Park Stewards organizer, Dale Danley, led a Tour of Trees throughout the east-end of the Panhandle.

After a long day of partying, meeting new neighbors, and seeing old friends, let's let the photos tell the rest of the story. Thanks NOPNA for a great day!

*Sponsors and presenters included Bonnie Spindler Real Estate, Merrill Lynch, the Independent, Mollie Poe/Zephyr Realty, Madrone Lounge, nopa little ones, Parkside Market, Central Coffee, Falletti's, Ziryab, BIKE NOPA, Nopalito, Yerba Buena Accupuncture, Sunshine Cleaners, NERT, Panhandle Park Stewards, and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center.

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