PARK(ing) Day 2013
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An annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, Rebar’s PARK(ing) Day is coming back to the city on Friday, September 20, 2013.
These city-wide pop-up mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just resting places by passerbys, and is a lovely way to create your own little sanctuary in the midst of San Francisco’s busy city streets.
List of confirmed 2013 events:
- SPUR Park(ing) Day
Last year was a miniature golf course patterned after Golden Gate Park, what will they dream up for 2013? | 654 Mission St., SF | 10am
- Braiding Bandits Parking Day
Join Morphic for their 3rd annual Parklet in honor of San Francisco’s Park(ing) Day. They’ll have tons of fun creating Indian Summer themed styles, from headband braids to fishtails, crown braids, braided halos and more. Bring a scarf or headband to complete your boho braided look, or choose from some of theirs. | Mission btwn Annie and Montgomery | 10am to 2:30pm
- Freespace Dream Bar
A parking space with where people discuss their dreams with a “dream bar-tender” | Noon to 4pm | 1131 Mission St.
- Park(ing) Day with Free Yoga & Games
Greenhouse Cafe hosts a day of music, games yoga and art in a parking space in West Portal | 9a-6p | 329 West Portal Ave.
- Park-a-licious – Interstice Park(ing) Day 2013
Interstic Architects will inflate inhabitable bubbles at 741 Valencia Street for Parking Day. Join us for a Tacolicious treat in the Ultimate Public Bubble
- Urban Gardening Parklet
Want to grow herbs and veggies on your balcony, terrace, or windowsill? Zurich startup VEG and the City shows you how, all in a temporary parklet in front of swissnex. 1pm to 7pm | 730 Montgomery Street
- SF Environment Fair Themed Parklet
Join SF Environment and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to celebrate in front of City Hall. We will be hosting County (Transportation) Fair-themed parklet, featuring a bean bag toss, prize wheel, and more | In front of City Hall on Polk just south of McAllister | 9a-3p
- Oakland | Walk Oakland Bike Oakland Park(ing) Day Bike Ride
Come visit a selection of Oakland’s day-long mini parks on Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Downtown/Uptown/Jack London Square areas. Come ask questions of architects and designers, view art and eBooks, see plans for a Webster Street Greenway, hear music and stories. Meet at the parklet at PGA Design at 444 17th Street for a 12:00 pm departure. Arrive at 1 pm at Tay Ho Restaurant at 344 12th Street. | Map
- Los Altos | Mini-Park in downtown
Grass, tables, chairs, chalk- and magnet- art walls, bike parking, and a free public bike fix-it station. | 6a-10p | 367 State St., outside Peets.
- San Jose | Park(ing) Day Greenbelt Alliance Street Fair
Greenbelt Alliance, along with about 30 of their friends, will be hosting pop-up parks in downtown San Jose from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m | Downtown San Jose, mostly along E. San Fernando St. and S. 4th St. near SJSU
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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