Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday Streets Route: East End Will Be Jazzed & Hopping

San Francisco's new SFMTA commissioner, Cheryl Brinkman, at Sunday Streets
Photo by Rich and Cheryl on Flickr

For three years Susan King has coordinated the increasingly popular Sunday Streets for other neighborhoods. She organized the routes through the Bayview and the Mission, along the Embarcadero and the Great Highway. But this Sunday she brings the street celebration closer to her District 5 home. "This time we'll be in the virtual heart, the center of the city," she said during a recent community meeting. "Our other routes have been mostly along the periphery." King added that she was excited to see such diverse programming for the upcoming event.

Monday's BIKE NOPA post highlighted street-rocking activities planned for the North Panhandle, the western end of Sunday Street's route (see map). Today east of Divisadero with the Fillmore, Japantown, and points nearby get the buzz.

Golden Gate Avenue, Divisadero to Laguna
  • Live Music with SF Creative Arts Charter School parklett (near Pierce) with music by the Monkeybutts
  • Hula Hoops, kids' games at Hayward Playground with Buchanan YMCA
  • Teens and Tweens get their own stuff, hosted by La Casa de Las Madres
Fillmore Street, Golden Gate to Post
  • Rock the Bike pedal-powered stage and live music at Fillmore Mini Park near Turk)
  • Church of St. John Coltrane celebrates 41st Anniversary near Eddy
  • So many promotions, music and arts by Fillmore merchants
  • Artists of all ages: paint away on the Free Wall sponsored by DPW and SF Arts Commission (all graffiti is good here on a 10 x 40 foot wall)
Kimbell Athletic Field Grand Opening Celebration at O'Farrell and Steiner
sponsored by City Fields and SF Recreation & Parks
  • Tiny tot agility course
  • Free batting cages
  • Trash Mash-up Parade
  • Community BBQ and picnic
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • live music with Bobby Webb
Japantown Peace Palace, Post at Buchanan
  • Bike Rentals from Blazing Saddles (free 1st hour, requires drivers license & credit card)
  • West Coast Lion Dance Troupe
  • Hawaiian Dance performances
  • Yoga and Meditation with Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
East end, West end: This is a Sunday Streets not to be missed. Look for a complete program in Wednesday's San Francisco Examiner, on signs posted along the route, and from handouts from Sunday Streets volunteers.

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