From Sunday Streets SF,
San Francisco— Livable City, the San Francisco-based sustainable transportation advocacy organization co-presenting Sunday Streets with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is pleased to announce the third Sunday Streets event of the 2014 season, returning to the Mission Bay, Dogpatch, and Bayview neighborhoods on May 4, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Bayview has been a part of Sunday Streets since the program started in 2008, and has included the historic Dogpatch neighborhood since 2011.
With nearly four miles of car-free space, this is one of Sunday Streets longest routes and a great opportunity to explore San Francisco neighborhoods by bike. Sunday Streets in the Bayview/Dogpatch route connects AT&T Park, Dogpatch, and Bayview neighborhoods via Terry Francois Blvd, Mariposa St, Indiana St, and 3rd Street. For the first time, Sunday Streets uses the southbound lanes of 3rd Street between 22nd Street and Quesada Ave.
As always, this event will feature a full roster of activities, live music, cultural performances, and special events all along the route.
Stern Grove Festival kicks off their ‘Grove on the Road’ mobile festival to bring the Stern Grove Festival experience to San Francisco neighborhoods, located in China Basin at the northern end of Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch route. Activities include live music and performances by local artists, interactive arts education programs that add to Sunday Streets festive, community and family-friendly atmosphere. Grove on the Road performers include The Family Crest, ODC Dance troupe, Instrument ‘petting zoo’ with Magik*Magik Orchestra, and visual arts programs by Trash Mash-up.
Hunters Point Shipyard Artists are hosting Spring Open Studios adjacent to Sunday Streets route, featuring participating artists from 7 buildings, a Pop Up Market, live jazz, a youth art show, and a hands-on art zone for kids. To get to the Shipyard from Sunday Streets by bike, check out this map. For directions, visit their website (Please use Cargo Way or Evans Ave to cross 3rd St when driving to/from Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios).
May is national Bike Month, and Sunday Streets will highlight bike-friendly programs and services to encourage emerging, novice, and would-be cyclists ready to roll in preparation for the 20th annual ‘Bike to Work Day’ on May 8. Bike-themed programs include Freedom from Training Wheels and a Family Bike Parade led by the SF Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), free bike rentals by Parkwide Bicycle Rentals, electric bike test rides by The New Wheel (3rd Street/Cargo Way), bike decorating with SCRAP, and the grand opening of Velobrews Café & Cycling Community Center (3rd St between McKinnon and Quesada).
Special programs for older participants will be centered at the southern hub of Sunday Streets route on 3rd Street at Quesada. Senior advocacy and service providers will be on hand to provide information and offer physical activities for seniors, participating groups include On Lok Lifeways, Self Help for the Elderly, NAMI SF, and Bayview Hunter’s Point Multipurpose Senior Services.
Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch Program Highlights:
• Stern Grove Festival’s ‘Grove on the Road’, performances by The Family Crest and ODC Dance, an instrument petting zoo with Magik*Magik Orchestra, Trash Mash-Up visual arts -China Basin (Terry Francois/Mission Bay Blvd.)
• Live music, Yoga, visual arts, community information booths- Espirit Park, Dogpatch (Indiana/19th Streets)
• Free admission to Museum of Craft & Design: trunk show, raffle, and kid’s crafts in the MakeArt Lab (3rd Street near 22nd)
• Free bike rentals by Parkwide, SFBC’s Freedom from Training Wheels and Family Bike Parade, live music and dance – Bike activity area (Cargo Way/3rd)
• Free dental screenings for youth by UCSF School of Dentistry (3rd St./Newcomb)
• Kid’s activities, all ages Zumba led by Bayview YMCA, crafts, grandparents guides, community garden mural by Jumpstart, and Aquarium by the Bay’s mobile ‘touch pool’ (3rd St./Newcomb)
• Velobrews Cafe & Cycling Community Center Grand Opening- coffee tasting, gold sprints bike races (4634 3rd St./McKinnon)
• Quesada Garden and Senior Activity Block - healthy activities and information for seniors (3rd St./Quesada).
Sunday Streets is presented by the SFMTA and Livable City, the program’s non-profit partner responsible for the day-to-day operations. Other major City agency support comes from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up Coalition, Department of Public Works, Recreation & Parks Department, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and his offices. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and SF Environment all provide leadership and resources to sustain this popular family friendly program.
Major funding for Sunday Streets is provided by: Bay Area Air Quality Management District, CH2MHILL, Darling, International, Home Depot, Forest City, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Lennar Urban, MJM Management, Presidio Trust, Parks Conservancy, Recology, Shape Up, SF MOMA and Zendesk.
A range of non-profit partners and corporate sponsors provide essential support for Sunday Streets, including: the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the YMCA, California Outdoor Rollersports Association (CORA). Free bike rentals and repairs are provided by Parkwide Bicycle Rentals, sports retailers Mikes Bikes, REI, and Sports Basement provide free bike tune-ups at every Sunday Streets. City CarShare provide free memberships and use of their vehicles for Sunday Streets staff. Major media Sponsors provided by Clear Channel Radio, The San Francisco Examiner, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, BART, and the popular Johnny Funcheap blog.
Sunday Streets 2014 Season Schedule
May 4: Bayview/Dogpatch
June 8: Great Highway/Golden Gate Park
July 13: Richmond
August 24: Mission #1
September 14: Western Addition
September 28: Excelsior
October 19: Mission #2
For more information about Sunday Streets go to www.SundayStreetsSF.com. To volunteer, go to www.SundayStreetsSF/volunteer.com. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to www.sfgov.org/311.