Enjoy the First Sunday Streets in the Excelsior, the Last One of the Year

The Excelsior Arts and Music Festival. Photo: ##http://www.excelsiorfestival.org/##excelsiorfestival.org##

This weekend is your last chance in 2012 to enjoy Sunday Streets, with a new route in the Excelsior along outer Mission Street and Seneca Avenue. The event will be held in conjunction with the Excelsior Arts and Music Festival, where Mission meets Ocean and Persia Avenues — a confluence of car-free streets for walking, bicycling, music and community gathering.

It’ll also be the first time Sunday Streets comes to the city’s southern central neighborhoods. If you’re coming by transit, the event will be right next to Balboa Park BART.

Note: I’ll be on break for the next two weeks. In the meantime, our always-dependable Robert Prinz will keep you updated with the daily headlines, and we’ll have some great guest posts from other writers. See you back here in November, Streetsblog readers.

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