Sunday Streets is coming to Bayview and Dogpatch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, April 9, and it’s a short jaunt via bicycle or from the Embarcadero station on the Muni down Third Street to access it.
Three miles of the Third Street corridor will be shut to vehicles so you can enjoy the neighborhood and its businesses at a leisurely pace on foot. If you haven’t been to Dogpatch, it has numerous charming shops and cafes.
This Sunday Streets is one of the closest to the Gateway this year because for some reason, the Embarcadero has been scratched from the list. We heard last year that Fisherman’s Wharf businesses always take a big hit during the Sunday Streets event because cars have so much difficulty accessing the area when the Embarcadero is closed down, and they’ve complained about it to the organizers.
Here are all of the details from the official press release.
Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch April 9th
3+ Miles of Car-Free Streets Brings Together Southeast Communities
Sunday Streets brings one of the longest stretches of car-free fun in San Francisco on Sunday, April 9th to the Third Street corridor from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Bayview and Dogpatch event marks the second Sunday Streets of 2017. Last month, the season kickoff in the Mission attracted nearly 50,000 participants to come out and get physical while connecting with their community. With a record number of exhibitors and a buzz in the neighborhood, Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch is hitting its stride.
“Sunday Streets is a very special day for the whole community,” says April Spears , Bayview native and owner of the popular 3rd Street eatery Auntie April’s. “We make new connections with local merchants and customers and get to celebrate the community that has made this neighborhood what it is – we can’t wait!” Auntie April’s is not the only establishment getting ready for Sunday Streets – over 50 local businesses have signed on to Sunday Streets’ shop local campaign that Livable City is presenting in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s Invest in Neighborhoods program. Businesses of all sizes from the neighborhood are getting into the community spirit too, for example Mark Dwight, founder/owner of Rickshaw Bagworks’ and president of the San Francisco Small Business Commission will open up his storefront at 22nd and Indiana Street to makers from the neighborhood to sell their goods alongside Rickshaw’s staple bags and accessories.
The day will begin with an opening procession starting at Quesada and 3rd Street. Procession goers will gather at Quesada Street – one of San Francisco’s most beautiful community garden projects – to make signs and enjoy music. This month’s procession theme is #BlackBrilliance, which will celebrate the current successes and legacy of Bayview/Hunter’s Point black community to the southeast. The procession will be lead by various community groups – all are welcome to attend the family friendly procession.
This year, the Bayview and Dogpatch community have collaborated with Sunday Streets to fill 5 activity hubs with free programming including music, health and wellness information, kids activities, live art installations, bubbles and who knows what else! For all those transit lovers – the T-Third line makes a great event shuttle, servicing the entire route and running every 12 minutes. As the event page says “For the price of a single bus ticket, get 1.5 hours of unlimited hub to hub service on your friendly neighborhood Muni Metro line.”
EVENT DETAILS & HIGHLIGHTS
#BlackBrilliance Opening Procession at Quesada and Third Street
Prep begins at 11:00; Procession leaves at 11:30
1) T STOP – 23rd Street
Dogpatch Expo at 3rd and 22nd Street
2) T STOP – Marin Street
Home Improvement Expo at Center Hardware – 3003 3rd Street
CargOasis @ 3rd and Cargo Way
City Grazing will be bringing 4 baby goes for a guaranteed good time. Plus live music by the California Bluegrass Association, Bay restoration and open space projects with EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, San Francisco Parks Alliance, a pop-up Art Gallery with SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and more.
3) T STOP – Hudson/Innes
(North) Sam Jordan’s Block Party @ 3rd Street and Galvez
Outdoor seating, live music, and community. Don’t miss this legacy business on your your way!
– All Good Pizza Party w/Brian Belknap, the one man band from New Orleans, playing live blues music all day.
– Music at Rebel Gallery, The Market
4) T STOP – Oakdale/Palou
Oakdale Hub @ 3rd Street and Oakdale
Bayview YMCA Healthy Kids Day joins forces with Sunday Streets Health & Fitness zone to create a full block of healthy eating, active living festivities for the whole family. Jumpy houses, pop-up skate & BMX park, blood pressure screenings and more! Right across the street, the newly renovated Bayview Opera House will be offering music on their outdoor stage.
5) T STOP – Carroll
Arts & Culture Hub @ 3rd Street and Bancroft
To cap off this fabulous car-free extravaganza, It’s Your District will be helping us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love with a full block of live music, art installations, history exhibits and more!
FOR A FULL LIST OF ACTIVITIES, VISIT
Sunday Streets 2017 Season Schedule
All Sunday Streets events are open and free to the public. Events are from 11:00am – 4:00pm.
· Sunday Streets Bayview/Dogpatch – April 9th, 2017
· Sunday Streets Tenderloin – April 30th, 2017
· Sunday Streets Sunset/Golden Gate Park – June 11th, 2017
· Sunday Streets Mission – July 16th, 2017
· Sunday Streets Tenderloin – August 20th, 2017
· Sunday Streets Western Addition – September 10th, 2017
· Sunday Streets Excelsior – October 1st, 2017
For more information about the events, visit www.SundayStreetsSF.com.
For exhibitor and sponsorship information, visit www.SundayStreetsSF.com/get-involved/exhibitors.
For volunteer information, visit www.SundayStreetsSF.com/get-involved/volunteers.
Essential Program Support:
Sunday Streets is a program of Livable City. Livable City is a dynamic urban, land use, policy non-profit working to create a San Francisco of great streets and complete neighborhoods. Livable City promotes a San Francisco where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best choices for most trips, where public spaces are beautiful, well-designed, and well-maintained, and where housing is more plentiful and affordable. The Sunday Streets program relies entirely on support from a diverse group of private sponsors, individual donations, and the City of San Francisco.
City & County of San Francisco:
Sunday Streets is a program of the non-profit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from the Department of Public Works, Recreation & Parks Department, SF Police Department, SF County Transportation Authority,
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and his offices and the SF Board of Supervisors.
About Sunday Streets & Livable City
Sunday Streets is a program of the non-profit Livable City. Livable City is dedicated to increasing affordable housing, improving transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies, and supporting grassroots initiatives to make San Francisco a safer, healthier, and more accessible city. For more information on Livable City, visit: http://www.livablecity.org. For more information about Sunday Streets, including the Sunday Streets event activity guide, visit: www.SundayStreetsSF.com. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to www.sfgov.org/311.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Capital One, Sutter Health CPMC, SF Public Utilities Commission, Provident Credit Union, American Express, Golden State Warriors, Bottleshake Inc, Forest City, Clif Bar, FivePoint, Darling Ingredients.
Non-profit & Small Business Sponsors:
Huckleberry Youth Services, Wu Lee Children’s Services, Farm Fresh to You, Imperfect Produce, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, VehicleSF.