Don’t Miss the Year’s Final Sunday Streets in the Mission

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The 2011 slate of Sunday Streets wraps up this weekend in the Mission District, bringing car-free space back to the ever-popular Valencia and 24th Street route. This spring, an estimated 25,000 people came out for the year’s first installment of Sunday Streets in the Mission.

The event marks the end of a highly successful season for Sunday Streets as organizers continue to develop it into a permanent institution and expand it into new areas.

“Sunday Streets represents one of the more significant and tangible ways that San Francisco is rethinking and transforming how we think of and use our public rights-of-way – using them for people to enjoy on bike and on foot, not just to pass through in a car,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin. “Since the program began in 2008, Sunday Streets has evolved and improved with each event and grown each season to reach more neighborhoods across the city.”

The event will feature a host of activities. Here’s the list from the SFMTA:

  • “Food Day”-themed programming to highlight the first annual Food Day celebration, with information about local, sustainable, healthy food at numerous program activity areas
  • Live music and activities starting at Friends School on Valencia at 14th streets to Brava Theater on 24th and York streets, including local bands Rin Tin Tiger, Dogpatch, Amalgamtion, Organsm and Con Brio
  • Free bike rentals by Bike & Roll, Tune ups from Sports Basement’s Lube Fairies and the SF Bicycle Coalition’s popular “Freedom from Training Wheels” course (Valencia and 15th streets)
  • Programs for pets presented by Happy Hounds Massage (Valencia and 19th streets)
  • Yoga by Laughing Lotus (Valencia Street near 16th Street)
  • ABADA Capoera performing from 2 to 3 p.m. (Valencia and 21st streets)
  • Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School presents Kermes Festival at the newly merged school campus (Valencia and 23rdstreets)
  • SF Public Library’s Tricycle Music Festival (24th and Bartlett streets)
  • Mission Culture Center, SF Carnival, Maikazi Diako Tiako Drummers perform (24th Street BART Plaza)
  • Black Rock Roller Disco and Roller Soccer International roller soccer demos (24th and Treat streets)
  • Kid’s activities by Mission Girls, Head Start and Mission YMCA, free youth health and dental screenings by UCSF and hip-hop dance lessons by B-Boys Dance Crew (24th and Harrison streets)
  • Rock the Bike’s pedal-powered stage and live music (24th and Florida streets)
  • BRAVA and the Community Music Center present a full day of performances and music inside and in front of the Brava Theater (24th and York streets)

See you out there!

  • I’m famous! That’s me left of center, with the long-sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans!

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