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OMG, OMG, It’s “Summer Fun Day” at the Presidio Trust’s Crissy Field This Saturday! Noon to 5:00 PM, July 30th, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Oh man, after those AM clouds drift away this Saturday, it’s going to be a dreaded sunny day at Crissy Field for you and the fam at Summer Fun Day 2011!

Check it:

“On July 30, Outdoor Nation, The Presidio Trust and the National Park Service will co-host a Summer Fun Day celebration at Crissy Field’s Historic Airfield. The public is invited to participate in an incredible range of outdoor recreation—from rock climbing, to camping competitions to orienteering—that are available close to home. This event is free and is expected to attract thousands of Bay Area residents. More information can be found at”

Summer Fun Day San Francisco:

Presented by: The North Face, REI Foundation and The Conservation Fund
Co-Host: National Park Service and Crissy Field
When: Saturday, July 30 | 12:00noon-5:00pm
Location: Crissy Field’s Historic Airfield
Address: Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Calling all Bay Area Residents!
Don’t miss a day of free family fun on Outdoor Nation’s ultimate, outdoor adventure playground!

Highlights of Summer Fun Day San Francisco:

REI Family Camping Fun
Hula Hooping and other Retro Games hosted by Merrell
Prizes, including CamelBak Water Bottles
Music, hiking and more!

All the deets, below.

Is Crissy Field really still growing? If so, the Continental Drift Theory is proven once again:

See you there!

Outdoor Nation Summer Youth Summits Culminate in San Francisco

Youth-led Movement for the Outdoors Plans Agenda—with more than $100,000 in Dedicated Funding for Youth Project Ideas—to Expand Access, Activity, and Appreciation

San Francisco, California – Outdoor Nation, the youth-led movement championing the outdoors, is coming to San Francisco, the fifth and final stop on the series of 2011 Youth Summits. For many reasons—access, cultural relevance, education, time, budget cuts—America’s youth is losing touch with the outdoors. Outdoor Nation is empowering the Millennial generation to address the issues head-on and develop their own solutions to connecting youth with the outdoors.

The three-day Summit, co-hosted by The Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, begins on July 29 at 12:00pm at the Presidio’s Fort Scott. A diverse group of more than 200 youth leaders aged 16 to 28 is expected in San Francisco, the Northwest Regional Summit. Delegates were chosen from online applications as well as nominations from Outdoor Nation partners.

Delegates will discuss regional outdoor issues and brainstorm project ideas to remove barriers to participation in the outdoors. Youth participants will vote for the top ideas in each region. The Outdoor Foundation will invest more than $10,000 in projects—a total of $100,000 for all the projects that result from the summits—with support from the National Park Service’s Rivers and Trails and Conservation Assistance National Programs.

Delegates will also address the deep budget cuts and unprecedented closures facing America’s State Parks, Outdoor Nation’s national partner and its top cause for 2011.

Ever more deets, after the jump


Steady Rain in the Forecast for the First Sunday Streets Tenderloin – October 24th From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, “Rain or Shine”

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

[UPDATE: The Tricycle Music Fest West, you know, for kids, is starting later and heading indoors – the new time is just after noon and the new place is downstairs at our Main Library in Civic Center (across the street from the Burger King at 8th and Market). It’ll go ’til 3:30 PM today.}

The forecast for tomorrow’s Sunday Streets Civic Center, Tendeloin is nicht gut right now (not showers, not light rain, it’s simply regular “rain” ) but that’s not going to change anything ’cause they’re saying this joint will go off “rain or shine.”


It’d be nice if San Francisco had a backup plan, you know, a Plan B, for the precipitation that everybody knows is probably coming, but oh well. (It’d be nice if San Francisco were a place where planning events weren’t so involved and weren’t so expensive, but oh well, again.)

Stay dry. Here’s the sked:

October 24 – Civic Center, Tenderloin

Programs subject to change

Civic Center Plaza (Carleton B Goodlett Place, across from City Hall)
Main Sunday Streets Activity Hub

• Sunday Streets Info Booth and Volunteer Check In
• Sunday Streets Sponsor booths
• Community information tables
• Sunday Streets merchandise for sale- sponsored by Walk SF
• Free basic bike maintenance by REI, Lombardi Sports and Bike Kitchen
• Free bike rentals by Bike & Roll and Blazing Saddles
• Free test rides on PUBLIC Bikes
• STAR 101 FM Radio music broadcast and free samples of healthy snacks
• Science demonstrations by Climate Change Education

Civic Center North Lawn; (Carleton B Goodlett near McAllister)
• StreetSmARTS Mobile Free Wall Project presented by Department of Public Works and SF Arts Commission: Open to artists of all ages and abilities, materials provided
• 11 and 12:30 PM: demonstrations and intro classes by Capoera Brasil SF
• Live music by: Two Zmooth, YMCA Youth band

Pet Programs (Civic Center South Lawn; Carleton B Goodlett near Grove)
Presented by Happy Hounds Massage
• Pawsitive Tails dog training
• Northern Family Dog Rescue
• Hearing Dog Program

Bike programs (Grove between Larkin and Carleton B Goodlett)
Presented by the SF Bicycle Coalition and Presidio YMCA Bike Program
• Freedom from Training Wheels presented by the SF Bicycle Coalition
• Kid’s Bike Safety Rodeo presented by Presidio YMCA Bike Program
• How to load a bike on the bus, by MTA Sustainable Streets Program
• Free basic bike maintenance by REI, Lombardi Sports and Bike Kitchen (Civic Center)
• Free bike rentals by Bike & Roll and Blazing Saddles (Civic Center)

Tricycle Music Fest West (Main Library steps, Larkin near Grove)
Presented by the San Francisco Public Library & Friends of the Public Library
• 11:00 The Devil-Ettes and Pip Squeak A Go Go
• 11:30 Frances England
• 12:30 The Time Outs
• 1:30 The Sippy Cups
• Bookmobile (Northeast corner of Grove and Larkin)

Children’s Activities (Civic Center south playground, near Grove and Larkin)
Presented by Shih Yu- Lang YMCA
• Kid’s Games, Hula Hoops,
• Playworks
• Girl Scouts
• Head Start
• It’s Yoga Kids!
• Activities for teens and tweens with La Casa de Las Madres

Fulton Skate area (Fulton between Larkin and Hyde)
Skating Presented by the Calif. Outdoor Rollersports Assoc.
• 10 – 2:30: Free roller rink, skating lessons & skates
• 12:30 & 2:30: Slumdog Millionaire skate dance
• 12:45 & 2:45: Thriller skate dance
• RollerSoccer mini exhibition games presented by RollerSoccer International Federation
• Skateboard information with Downtown Streets Skate Shop

Grove Street & UN Plaza (Grove between Larkin, Hyde and Market)
• Eco games, info, composting demos by Department of the Environment (Grove near Larkin)
• Farmer’s Market (Market near 8th Street and Hyde)

O’Farrell Street (Polk to Jones)
Music, Activities and Family Entertainment
• Chalk drawing, kid’s activities and live music presented by the Great American Music Hall (O’Farrell /Polk)
• Chair massage, presented by California Pacific Medical Center (mini park O’Farrell / Larkin)
• Free bike safety gear and info, photo contest, presented by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Association (O’Farrell between Leavenworth and Jones)
• Hyde Street Band (631 O’Farrell near Leavenworth)

Boeddeker Park (Jones and Eddy)
Presented by Friends of Boeddeker Park
• Tai Chi with Chris Sequeira 11 am to Noon
• Live Jazz Band with Melvin and the Mellotones at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
• Games for kids all day in the park

Ellis Street (Polk to Leavenworth)
Sponsored by SF Recreation & Parks
• Tenderloin Recreation Center (570 Ellis near Larkin)
• Tenderloin National Forrest (Cohen Alley, off Ellis near Leavenworth)
• Tribute to the Black Hawk Jazz Club – music and performances presented by SF Recovery Theatre

A Sky Blue Pink Midwestern Sky Greets the Harvest Moon Above San Francisco

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Does this look like San Francisco? It must, because that’s what it is, or at least this is how SoMA looked last night when the Harvest Moon* started rising in the sky around sunset.

Can you spot the full moon? And what’s behind Door 17? Click to expand:

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That’s from a fish-eye lens. Here’s the same moon a little later with a zoom lens.

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Has it been 40 years since Whitey first set foot on the silv’ry orb?

Use the new Google Moon to keep track of the High Rollers who’ve made it up there.

*Or Fruit Moon, if you want to play it safe