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Sunday Streets: 50th Block Party

SF’s huge official free block party turns 50, taking over Valencia Street
By - posted 8/23/2014 No Comment

Sunday Streets (March – October 2014) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yoga classes, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for an afternoon.

>> Funcheap is proud to be a sponsor and an official partner of Sunday Streets.

What happens at Sunday Streets?
Every month is a completely different party, but throughout the 2014 season you can expect activities like treasure hunts, dance performances, hula hooping, dodgeball games, yoga classes, bubble parties, and tons more fun stuff in the city streets, all for free.

2014 Sunday Streets Schedule

  • August 24: Mission – 50th Block Party
  • September 14: Western Addition
  • September 28: Excelsior
  • October 19: Season finale in the Mission

Mission District Sunday Streets | August 24, 2014

Roving entertainment:

  • Bubblegirl

McCoppin Hub Plaza:

  • Pat Wilder Blues Band and Hiwatters Surf Band: 12 to 3 pm

Valencia between Duboce and 14th:

  • LocalGrow: Interactive Gardening
  • Live music by Some Good Music
  • Info Booths including: Sierra Club, Mutual Responsibility, La Casa de las Madres, Rebuilding Together San Francisco, San Jose Earthquakes: kid’s soccer, Annunciacion Cathedral
  • Dholrhythm-The Rhythm of Punjab, Kriyaa Dance Academy, Rhythms of Punjab: 12 to 1:30 pm

Valencia between 14th and 15th:

  • Skunkfunk Valencia
  • Sports Authority
  • GAIN Fitness: Group Fitness
  • Dahon Bikes: Free bike repair
  • SF Department of Public Works
  • Mosso
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • SF Flex Academy
  • Uea and Cyw
  • Potrero Chiropractors and Acupuncture
  • FREE bike rentals by Parkwide

Valencia Between 15th and 16th:

  • Sunday Streets Information booth and Volunteer Check-in
  • Purusha Yoga: kid’s class at 12 pm; adult class at 1 pm
  • Music by The Voice of the Octagon
  • Community Groups including: California Dragon Boat Association, EF, Kelsey Crowe, YWU
  • Radio Valencia at Stage Werx
  • Roxie Theater: Astroboy: Kids under 12 years old FREE
  • SF Cycling Club
  • Batala San Francisco

Valencia Between 16th and 17th:

  • Laughing Lotus Yoga
  • Live music by Rusty Stringfield at Harrington’s
  • Cornerstone Church: free water

Valencia and Sycamore:

  • Elbo Room: Dub Mission DJs

Valencia and 18th:

  • REI: Climbing wall, Campsite sweepstakes and photo booth
  • Pet Programs: Happy Hounds Massage, City DogShare, Northern California Family Dog Rescue, Wildebeest
  • American Conservatory Theater (ACT) participatory games, music, art, and poetry
  • The Chapel: Live music
  • Mission Bicycle:
  • BBoy Connection
  • AcroSports

Valencia Between 19th and 20th:

  • Open bluegrass jam hosted by the Beauty Operators String Band
  • The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign
  • Out Of The Booth

Valencia between 20th and 21st:

  • San Francisco Scottish Dancers
  • RISE Yoga for Youth
  • Live music by Curious Quail
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Total Care Plus: free massages
  • Integral Yoga Institute: Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga classes at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm; Yoga for Cyclists at 12 pm

Valencia between 21st and 22nd:

  • SF Bike Coalition: Freedom From Training Wheels
  • ABADÁ Capoeira S.F. from 2 – 3 pm
  • The Beatronics
  • Vida
  • Live music by Nwanml
  • Senior block: Community Living Campaign, On Lok Lifeways, Self Help for the Elderly

Valencia Between 22nd and 23rd:

  • Radio Habana Cuban Rumba
  • CCSF
  • Blue Diamonds BellyDance
  • Mission Community Market

Valencia Between 23rd and 24th:

  • Sunday Streets Information booth and Volunteer Check-in
  • Walk San Francisco
  • Sponsor area, including: City CarShare, SF MOMA, Rec and Park, BAAQMD, SFWATER, SF Bay Guardian, Shape Up, Revolution Foods: Meal kits, SF Planning Dept
  • Sutter Health CPMC: draw, chalk & color—we got the art covered; jump rope, hopscotch & mini golf
  • KISQ- 981 KISS FM
  • Umpqua: free Spin art and pedal-powered smoothies
  • Navy Blue Rock Band (23rd)
  • Maikaze Daiko (24th) from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
  • Rin Tin Tiger (24th) at 12:30 pm

Valencia between 24th and 25th:

  • Swing Dancing
  • Climate Change Booth
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Natural Resources: Nursing/Feeding Area, Henna Tattoos for Pregnant Bellies and Children from 11 to 1 pm; Live Music by Son Jarocho band TARIMBA at 1 pm
  • Puddle Jumpers Workshop
  • SFF Soccer Cubs
  • K12
  • Mariposa Kids: Arts and Crafts
  • Street Photo Booth

Valencia between 25th and 26th:

  • EHS Pilates
  • 29th Street Swingtet

18th between Guerrero and Valencia:

  • Bi Rite: fruit samples
  • Eventbrite
  • Women’s Building

18th between Valencia and Mission:

  • Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts: Live performances
  • Latino/a Nursing Students Association: Free hypertension screening
  • Junior League
  • Community Boards

18th between Mission and S. Van Ness:

  • Seth Lael
  • BFF.fm Live broadcast

18th Street betweeen S. Van Ness and Shotwell:

  • Symbolic Dance & Fitness
  • Belly Dancing
  • ODC Dance
  • Free Bike Repair by Sports Basement