Sunday Streets Celebrates Western Addition Cottage Industries And Brings Car-Free Community Space to the Fillmore

September 11, 2019

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San Francisco – On September 22, over a mile of streets on Fillmore, Fulton and Baker open up for the community to play, shop local and explore from 11 am to 4 pm at Sunday Streets Western Addition.  Besides open space, the event will feature a market square showcasing Western Addition cottage industries and the Dr. George W Davis Senior Center’s famous BBQ – usually only available once a year at the Black Cuisine Festival at their center in the Bayview.

Besides a mile of car-free streets showcasing all the corridor has to offer, Sunday Streets will fill lower Fillmore Street with three live music stages, family-friendly free activities, and health screenings. Head to the Family Discovery Zone for a Play Streets pop-up, Mobile Rec and Park’s climbing wall and a giant Lego build with the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF). At the Livability Pavilion on Fillmore, a wide variety of City agencies will create a one-stop-shop for residents to get connected to health and government resources.

At the Turk and Fillmore Mini Park, El Bethel AME Church will conduct outdoor service for Sunday worship. Free bike and scooter rentals provide an opportunity to roll down the mile-long route, which extends to Alamo Square. Project Experts from the SFMTA – a primary sponsor of Sunday Streets – will be on hand on to answer questions about safety improvements in the area.  

Neighborhood residents and visitors can enjoy direct access to transit planners and ambassadors dedicated to sustainable streets.

“This upcoming Sunday Streets provides a great opportunity for families, neighbors and visitors to explore the Fillmore, support the diversity of local merchants, and enjoy the festivities,” said Joaquín Torres, Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. “OEWD is proud to partner with Livable City to bring people together in celebration of the rich history and vibrant culture of the Western Addition. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy

Sunday Streets offers a variety of ways to engage with, support and discover local businesses and services. Go on a scavenger hunt with the Common Cents Passport and get stamped at nearby businesses and Sunday Streets Information Booths to qualify to win prizes. Pick up a copy of the Explore Local Guide, a reusable map of the neighborhood’s open spaces, resources and shops. Sunday Streets volunteers will enjoy lunch provided by local businesses like Folklores Coffee Traders.

Don’t miss one of your last chances this season to see city streets transformed into car-free space for all at Sunday Streets Western Addition.

Sunday Streets 2019 Season Schedule

March 10 – Mission 1

March 31 – Excelsior 1

April 14 – Tenderloin 1

May 5 – Bayview/Dogpatch

June 9 – Sunset/GGP

July 14 – Mission 2                                                                                   

August 18 – SoMa

September 8 – Tenderloin 2

September 22 – Western Addition

October 20 – Excelsior 2

The Sunday Streets 2019 season is made possible by the following season sponsors: Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), Mission Housing Development Corporation, San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFPUC), Genentech, Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Sutter/CPMC, Baywheels, iHeartMedia, Skip, Sutter/CPMC, iHeart Media, Jump Bikes, SPIN, and Xfinity/Comcast and Supporting Sponsors Kaiser Permanente

About Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from the Department of Public Works, Recreation & Parks Department, SF Police Department, SF County Transportation Authority, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and her offices and the SF Board of Supervisors.

About Livable City

Livable City is dedicated to increasing affordable housing, improving transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies, and supporting grassroots initiatives to make San Francisco a safer, healthier, and more accessible city.

For more information on Livable City, visit: http://www.livablecity.org.

For more information about Sunday Streets, including the Sunday Streets event activity guide, visit: www.SundayStreetsSF.com. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 511 or go to www.sfmta.com