From San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
June 9, 2011
Come check out the Bayview Music Festival, the Health and Wellness Fair and explore new additions to the route: Dogpatch and lower Potrero Hill
San Francisco—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that this Sunday, June 12 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Francisco’s Sunday Streets will return to the Bayview District. The Bayview has been a part of the Sunday Streets since the founding events in 2008. This year, the route includes the historic Dogpatch district and Lower Potrero Hill. As always, this event will feature a full roster of activities, live music, cultural performances and special events.
“I am pleased to see Sunday Streets reaching into more neighborhoods and connecting more communities with each other and the rest of the city,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “The Bayview and Lower Potrero Hill event offers a great opportunity for Bay Area residents and visitors to enjoy the many hidden treasures along this Sunday’s three-mile route.”
“We at the SFMTA are delighted and honored to serve as the City’s lead agency for Sunday Streets,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., SFMTA Executive Director/CEO. “This program plays an important role in promoting sustainable transportation, revitalizing neighborhoods and connecting diverse communities across San Francisco.”
For the second year in a row, The Third Street Corridor Project, the Bayview Merchant Association and the Renaissance Entrepreneur Center will host the Bayview Music Festival in conjunction with Sunday Streets. This festival, which will feature live music, arts and local merchant exhibits and two cook-off contests, will take place on Galvez Avenue off 3rd Street near the Bayview Plaza.
“We’re excited about collaborating with Sunday Streets for the second consecutive year,” said James Moore, Bayview Music Festival organizer. “We had a fantastic time joining our Bayview Music Festival in conjunction with Sunday Streets to bring together a community wide celebration to the Bayview Community. Everybody is already talking about how this year is going to be bigger and better than last year.”
The Bayview Opera House and Ruth Williams Memorial Theater, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in March, will host the fourth annual Family Health and Wellness Fair as part of Sunday Streets. Free health resources include children’s dental screening and fluoride varnish treatments, thanks to the USCF School of Dentistry. California Pacific Medical Center will offer free chair massage, and UCSF will provide information for family health and dental resources. San Francisco Fire Station 49 will bring out their fire truck and join a wealth of other health programs offered throughout the day.
Mendell Plaza will host the popular Free Wall interactive mural project, coordinated by the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Arts Commission. The B-Boy Connection will offer break dance demonstrations and lessons, partnering with Classic Pedal vintage bike expo.
San Francisco’s spectacular bay coast is the focus of activities presented at 3rd and 24th streets near Warm Water Cove. Activities include environmental displays and special activities for kids. Rebuild Portrero will lead arts and craft programs, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will feature the popular Freedom from Training Wheels program.
Joining Sunday Streets for the first time, members of the Dogpatch community will feature several activities throughout this historic neighborhood, including a full slate of activities in Esprit Park, as well as arts and crafts, a photo booth and live music at Rickshaw Bagworks on 22nd and Indiana streets.
At Esprit Park, David Miles brings out the mobile Funky Town Roller Disco, complete with sound systems and free skates. UCSF Police will offer crime prevention and safety tips as well as an opportunity for kids to have their pictures taken with McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog. Activities include aikido, yoga and other fitness activities for all ages hosted by the San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks.
Potrero Hill, at the northwest end of the route, joins Sunday Streets with pet photography provided by Pets in Focus and live music provided by both Bottom of the Hill (at Texas and 17th streets) and Thee Parkside ( at 17th and Wisconsin streets).
Sunday Streets June 12 Program Highlights:
- Family Health and Wellness Fair, presented by the Bayview Opera House and UCSF
- Interactive mural and break dancing lessons in Mendell Plaza
- Free bike rentals (Blazing Saddles), tune-ups (Sports Basement), Electric bikes (the New Wheel)
- Warm Water Cove activity area: Freedom from Training Wheels, environmental and kids’ activities
- Bayview Music Festival: arts, food, live music with headliner Juan Escovito
- Funky Town Roller Disco (20th and Indiana streets), with free skates and lessons
- Rec and Park led activities, safety tips, McGruff the Crime Dog, Esprit Park (at 18th and Minnesota streets)
- Live music all along the route: Thee Parkside, Bottom of the Hill, Esprit Park, Rickshaw Bagworks, Warm Water Cove, Bayview Music Festival and Opera House indoor and outdoor stages
Sunday Streets is made possible thanks to Mayor Lee and the City of San Francisco and Livable City, the non-profit fiscal sponsor of Sunday Streets responsible for the day-to-day management of the program.
City agencies, including the San Francisco Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Recreation and Parks Department, and the Department of Public Health have provided additional city support. Sunday Streets non-profit partners include the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition that manages Sunday Streets’ volunteer program, the Bay Area Chapter of American Red Cross that provides medical support and City CarShare that provides free use of their fleet of cars. Clear Channel and The San Francisco Examiner have provided media sponsorship.
Major funding for Sunday Streets is provided by Sunday Streets Lead Sponsor Bank of America, supporting sponsors AT&T, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Shape Up SF (a program of the departments of Public Health and Children Youth and Families), California Pacific Medical Center, and PG&E.
Sunday Streets 2011 Season Schedule:
- July 10: Great Highway and Golden Gate Park #2
- August 14: Civic Center and the Tenderloin
- September 11: Western Addition, North Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore
- October 23: Mission #2
- TBD: Chinatown and North Beach
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.