Posts Tagged ‘meadow’

Golden Gate Park Panhandle’s Longest Slackline Ever

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

This one went from the a northside tree near the bike path all the way across the Great Meadow to a southside tree near Oak Street:

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For those about to slack, we salute you.

Remarkable!

The SFPD vs. the Drug Dealers of the Alvord Lake Bridge – A Game of Cat and Mouse – Running Across Kezar Drive

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Does the SFPD drive its big Ford Crown Victorias ‘neath the first reinforced concrete bridge built in America just to chat with area drug dealers? Yes, yes it does. Officers simply drive past the world’s smallest lake (sadly just two-star rated) and then under Kezar Drive.

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And then they hang a left to do a little 2WD off-roading.

Oh, what’s this, lazy drug dealers who don’t know enough to run away? In this case yes. But in other cases, more motivated dealers hoof it up the hill and across three lanes of traffic on Kezar Drive.

On it Goes…

OMG, It’s Another New Sport in Golden Gate Park: “Footbag” Hacky Sack – Memorial Day Tourny in Peacock Meadow

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

All I know about this is from FunCheapSF – see below.

A quick scrimmage before yesterday’s big final in GGP: 

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Cf. Hooverball.

All the deets:

“Footbag is an alternative to alternative sports, combining volleyball nets with tennis-like scores, and balls like hacky sacks you play with your feet.

Monday, May 27, 2013
Final Day & Awards | 2013 Green Cup: “Footbag” Hacky Sack Tournament

2013 Green Cup Schedule | May 27, 2013
Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

  • 11am – Open Doubles 5-8 Playoff
  • Noon – Semi-Final – Open Doubles – 1 vs 4
  • 1:15 pm – Semi-Final – Open Doubles – 2 vs 3
  • 2:30 pm – Bronze Medal Match – Open Doubles
  • 3:45 pm – Championship Match – Open Doubles
  • Green Cup Presentation and Awards
  • 8 pm – Player Party (location TBD)

Upcoming 2013 Green Cup: “Footbag” Hacky Sack Tournament Events

Sri Rathayatra Festival, the One with the Huge Chariots, Goes Down in Golden Gate Park

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The 44th Annual Festival of the Chariots went down over the weekend down over in Golden Gate Park.  

As you might expect, the Richmond District Blog has all the deets with colorful photos

The Krishnas came out in force…

…from all over:

And everyone was invited to the “FREE FEAST,” of sorts:

This was the race course:

And here are all the deets:

See you next year!

Recreation & Park Department Chases Away Golden Gate Renaissance Faire

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Hoo boy, first Pfizer and now this. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has managed to chase away the 2009 Golden Gate Renaissance Faire, which was slated for Speedway Meadow this summer. The event is cancelled. Why’s that ? Read on.

No more gay weddings:

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Or girl power:

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Or cheering for your favorite:

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Or horse petting:

And forget about jousting as well.

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Says Marti, the organizer:

“It is with our deepest regret that we must announce that the Golden Gate Renaissance Faire, planned to be held August 1 & 2, 2009, in San Francisco has been canceled. Ongoing challenges with the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department introducing new restrictions, multiple date changes, and slow to confirm site usage along with continued changing requirements has forced Renaissance Productions to scrap its plans for this year’s event. After six successful years of producing an ever growing event for the community (hosting over 6,000 attendees in 2008), and having zero reported post-event site impact on the grounds, the Park and Recreation Department decided to change the operating arrangements. Due to these factors and a lack of confidence that additional restrictions would not be put into place at the last moment, there is no practical way for Renaissance Productions to bring a quality show to its audience or adequately market the event in due time.”

Here’s a hopeful note:

“We do hope to work out the issues and have an arrangement with the City of San Francisco to hold the Golden Gate Renaissance Faire in 2010.”

Let’s hope. But where will the Ren Fen go this year? Fremont, baby.

Get the deets regarding the Ardenwood Shakespeare Festival & Renaissance Faire after the jump

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The San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival Runs into a Few Permit Hassles

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Here’s how things progressed on Saturday for the permit-free Bicycle Music Festival. (It appears that San Francisco’s Park Rangers have learned how to glean info from the Internet.) Follow the action via the Twitter

9:19 AM: “We’ve just arrived at Marx Meadow to be greeted by a Park Ranger…first hurdle?”

9:53 AM: “Does anyone know Jared Blumenthal [Blumenfeld, actually - it means "field of flowers" if that helps you to remember] or Mayor Newsome [Newsom]? Please call us.”

10:06 AM: “We have to move from Marx Meadow to Ocean Beach. Call/txt your friends to let them know.”

10:51 AM: “Okay, we’ve set up at Lindley Meadow, just a couple meadows down from Marx. Come join!”

But this event was too big to just fly under the radar. So part of this crew showed up at the opening of the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Artsin Duboce park to try address the permit issue. Here’s what the ongoing conversation looked like:

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Looks like an impasse:

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Oh well. They pedaled away on contraptions like these - this is the flight deck.IMG_7877 copy

Catch the rest of the action over at Mission Mission.

Better luck next year!

Golden Gate Renaissance Faire 2008 Goes Off Without a Hitch

Monday, August 18th, 2008

2008′s Golden Gate Renaissance Faire was the place to be this past weekend in San Francisco. These shots from the jousting in 2007 show we were a little luckier with the weather last year, but there was a good turnout this go around as well.  

David Yu has a few shots here and they’re more coming in over the Flickr.

Except for the modern chain link fence and the ATM machine by the entrance, this is a pretty credible attempt to show what life was like back in the day.

Jousting practice:

A new horse this year:

See you next year.

All the meadow’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each anothers audience
Outside the gilded cage