Sunday Streets Rise Together Recap: Memorial Day Weekend

What an incredible weekend, San Francisco! As part of Sunday Streets Rise Together season, Livable City has been busy helping communities hold space for their most beloved cultural touchstones. From Carnaval to AAPI Heritage Month and more, Memorial Day weekend was the busiest weekend of the year for us so far. Check out some of the highlights below and help our communities rejoice by donating to Livable City in support of Sunday Streets Rise Together season today.

Carnaval Resource Fair & Celebration

We started our Carnaval partnership in 2017 by hosting free bike valet for the festival and the fun and friendship hasn’t stopped! This year, we supported their paired down Carnaval Health Fair & Celebration with Livable City’s community equipment program that provided canopies, tables and chairs for exhibitors and sponsored several music and dance performances.

It was an honor to join the opening ceremony on Saturday as the whole Carnaval and Mission family marked the transition from founder and champion Roberto Hernandez to new Executive Director Rodrigo Duran. Bravo to you both for carrying this beautiful tradition and continuing to create joy in our communities – Existence is Resistance!

Larkin St AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

Larkin Street Outdoor Dining presented by Tenderloin Merchants Association is a great spot to grab lunch any Thursday through Sunday from 12-5pm, but this Saturday, it was filled with an incredible line-up of pan-Asian performances and offerings.

More fun events are coming to Larkin Street in June – sign-up here to exhibit with TMA and Sunday Streets!

Chinatown Walkway Weekends AAPI Heritage Month Closing Weekend

Chinatown has been celebrating AAPI Heritage Month every weekend in May during Walkway Weekends from 12-5pm on Grant Avenue and the final weekend was no different!

Everyone loves LionDanceMe!

QTAPI Week Closing Celebration

San Francisco recognized its (and possibly the country’s) first QTAPI Week this year — marking the last week of AAPI Heritage month before Pride month begins to uplift the unique contributions of queer and transgender Asian Pacific Islanders. Livable City helped with the in-real-life closing celebration that took place in the Castro on Saturday in conjunction with the 18th Street Shared Spaces site.

Big Black Brunch SoMa Block Party

Big Black Brunch and Trademark Copyright and Bar hit the streets again this weekend on Folsom to bring a laidback Memorial Day Block Party to SoMa. Follow them for upcoming street happenings!

Thank You, Sunday Streets Rise Together Sponsors!

Sunday Streets Rise Together season is presented in partnership with SFMTA, SFDPH – CHEP, and the City and County of San Francisco and is made possible through the generous contributions of our season sponsors.