This Sunday, September 11th, the citywide traveling block party known as Sunday Streets hits the Western Addition, offering a plethora of activities for both neighborhood residents and visitors from around the city.
The event, which is put on by nonprofit Livable City and made possible by city and community partnerships with a host of sponsors (including Hoodline), is free and open to the public. It will clear stretches of Fillmore, Fulton, and Baker streets to make way for a car-free, all-ages bonanza from 11am to 4pm. Here's a map and brief overview of some of the happenings you and yours can look forward to. (You can also view the full guide by clicking here.)
Bring a bike, your family, a dog--pretty much anyone that wants to start the day with a bang--to the opening procession, which begins at the corner of Fillmore and Geary streets at 11am.
Health and Fitness Track
SF Rec and Parks will be bringing their mobile climbing wall and pop-up skatepark to Fillmore and Geary, with the goal of encouraging kids to "get outside and play" and promote the idea that exercise should be a lifelong habit.
Education and Professional Development Fair
On Fillmore between Eddy and Turk, City College of San Francisco will be offering adult enrollment information. A book giveaway will be held, along with opportunities to speak with many different educational organizations, including the SF Waldorf High School, Babson College (who's sponsoring the event), Experience Corps Bay Area, and Golden Gate Pedicab.
Civic Engagement Portal
Learn more about local politics and find out ways to get more involved at the final activity center of the event, located on Baker Street between Hayes and Grove. Representatives for State Senate candidates Jane Kim and Scott Weiner and District 5 Supervisor candidates London Breed and Dean Preston will be there, along with the North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Urban Forest, and more. Voter registration information will also be available.
In addition to the activity centers, there will also be lots of food, music, and general civic camaraderie afoot, so if you're in town this weekend, step outside and take a look.
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