Sunday Streets San Francisco a Huge Success

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Today’s Sunday Streets was just like Critical Mass, but with more hula hoops and less vitriol. It’s already being called a “sunny success.”

Here’s how it looked towards the ballpark on the Embarcadero. On a normal Sunday, this area would be filled with cars:


The Presidio Trust brought an ersatz hiking trail to the Ferry Building area:

All aboard the double dutch bus:

The whole thing was a Thriller:

And what better way to end the morning but running the bases as if you were a Giants ballplayer. The line was long for this activity:

See you out there in two weeks on September 14th!

Activities are ongoing from 9 AM – 1 PM and occurring on both dates unless otherwise indicated. Each location will have information tables, water, first aid supplies, and restrooms. # denotes activities appropriate for young children.

Chinatown: Portsmouth Square

sponsored by Self-Help for the Elderly

Alleyway Tours (9/14) 10:30-11:30; 12-1
Chinese cultural crafts
Cultural performances 9:30-12:30
DJ and Breakdancing 11-1
# Moon Bounce jumpy house

Info and Resource Tables:
Bone marrow registry (8/31)
organ donation information (9/14)
Smoking cessation
Chinatown economic action plan

Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation will offer free & secure bike parking; $5 all day parking for cars with three or more people who arrive between 7-10am

Ferry Park
sponsored by Sports Basement and YogaForce

Adult Yoga 9:15 -10:30; 10:30-11:45;
# PoeTREE Playshop 11:30
Peace Walks 9:30
# Yoga for Kids 10:30-11:15

Justin Herman Plaza



















# Introduction to lacrosse on JHP field
# Soccer drills on JHP field
# Wheelchair activities next to Fountain
Boomercize® 9-9:25 10-10:25 11-11:25
Aerobic Bootcamp 9:30-10 10:30-11 11:30-12
Thriller Dance 12-12:20
Flashdance 12:30-1











Ferry Plaza

Sunday Streets Main Information Table
Volunteer and Media Check-In
Resource Fair
First Aid Booth
*Bike Rentals (includes helmet)
Let’s Be Healthy walking group (9/14) 9:.30
Trex in the City – to Fisherman’s Wharf 12:00

Ferry Building: Free Valet Bike Parking & Live Music

South Beach Park
sponsored by Impala Racing Team (8/31) and
The SOMA 2008 Block Party (9/14)

Activities for 8/31:
# Healthy activities for kids
# Hula hoop contest Every 15 minutes
# 50 yard activity dash Every 30 minutes
# Rope jumping contests Every 30 minutes
# Running drills Every 30 minutesSports physical therapy consultations
Sun salutes Every 30 minutes
# Various lawn activities

Activities for 9/14:
Activities by the SOMA 2008 Block Party at South Beach
Park/Pier 40 Having Fun and Building Community.

City Kayak – reduced packages available at

AT & T Ballpark
sponsored by the San Francisco Giants

Come in and run bases on 8/31 from 10-12. Enter at McCovey Cove

China Basin
sponsored by Cheryl Burke Dance and Rhythm and Motion/ODC

# Youth group activities located on t-ball field

Dance classes for 8/31:
Lindy in the Park 9-9:30
Tribal Belly Dance 9:30-0
Double Dutch 10-10:30
Dance Workout 10:30-11
Afro-Columbian 11-11:30
Salsa 11:30-12
East Coast Swing 12-12:30
Dance Workout 12:30-1

Dance classes for 9/14:
Flamenco 9-9:30
Chinese Classical Dance 9:30-0
Double Dutch 10-10:30
Samba 10:30-11
Dance Workout 11-11:30
Cardio Latin Dance with Cheryl Burke 11:30-12
Salsa 12-12:30
Dance Workout 12:30-1

Take a trip on Lovely Martha to Fisherman’s Wharf. Hourly rides start at 10, departing from Pier 52, SF’s only public boat launch. (9/14)

Illinois Street
sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition

First Aid Booth
Adult bike education
Bicycle repair/bike tune-ups
*Bicycle rentals (includes helmet)
# Bicycle rodeo
# Freedom from Training Wheels
Helmet fittings
Tours of Historic Pier 70 Every 30 minutes

*Bike & Roll Rental information required: Valid ID (driver’s license or passport) and credit card. Must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bike rentals are free for 1 hour; a $10 per half hour late charge applies.

Bayview Hunters Point

sponsored by the Bayview Opera House and
Joe Lee Rec Center

Bayview Opera House Activities:
Bicycle tune-up corral
Chinese food demonstration
# Double Dutch
# Sports clinics: golf, tennis
# Roller skating (9/14)

Opera House Stage:
Yoga (8/31) 10-10:30
Martial Arts (8/31)11-11:30 Swing dance lessons 11:30-1
Tai Chi and Wushu (9/14) 10-11

Info and Resource Tables:
Health screenings (Asthma 9/14 only)
Environmental display (9/14)
Violence Prevention
Learning and educational outreach
Heart healthy food demo (9/14)

Joe Lee Rec Center
Basketball, Ping Pong, Workout room
# Moon Bounce

*Bayview YMCA:
Boxing, Aerobics, Fitness Room

*Walking tours to the YMCA from Opera house




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