PARK(ing) Day

From SPUR:

SPUR event Noon – 2 p.m.

First celebrated in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day has since become a global phenomenon. The annual event celebrates public space and street life by temporarily transforming metered parking spots into public spaces. This year, stop by the Urban Center between noon and 2 p.m. to enjoy a recipe from one of La Cocina’s cooks and experience El Puesto, an ongoing, traveling food installation by artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari. The project was unveiled in Buenos Aires in 2010 and continues with support from the University of San Francisco. Stop by for this unique culinary and community-building experience.

We will be serving chicken mole while supplies last, so come early!

Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar. http://rebargroup.org

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day Tomorrow by Reclaiming the Curb

|
Dozens of installations are planned all over the Bay Area tomorrow to mark PARK(ing) Day, the annual worldwide event to reclaim metered curbside parking spaces normally used by cars and transform them into temporary “PARKS” for people.  Last year, from Iran to Venezuela to South Korea, people in more than 180 cities across the globe […]

PARK(ing) Day 2015

|
Photo via SPUR From Park(ing) Day: Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
This week there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in shaping the future of your community, clean and green it up now, and take a look back at SF’s architectural tradition. Best of all, the workweek winds down with a Livable Streets tradition — PARK(ing) Day! Here are the highlights. Monday: Public Meeting for […]

SPUR Special Event: Parklet Permit Info Session

|
“Wish PARK(ing) Day lasted longer than one day?  Learn how to get your very own “parklet,” the City’s innovative experiment to create more public space by temporarily transforming parking spots into mini-parks. Join Andres Power from the Planning Department and Kit Hodge of the Great Streets Project to get information and ask questions about a […]

This Week: Emervyille Bike and Ped, BART Board Candidates, Brooklyn Basin

|
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Emeryville Bike Ped Advisory Subcommittee Meeting: Bay Trail freeway ramp crossing. Regular every-other-month meeting of the Emeryville Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Subcommittee, which reviews city bikeway/development plans and advises staff on funding/planning proposals. The agenda for this meeting includes a discussion about improving the Bay […]