San Francisco, CA — Sunday Streets Bayview to kick off the 2023 Season and the nonprofit program’s 15th anniversary on Sunday, May 21, 2023. From 12 PM to 5 PM, celebrate Bayview roots with free recreational activities hosted by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and Street Soccer USA, STEM learning experiences by Mission Science Workshop and Exploratorium, a live music stage sponsored by Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, and catch health and wellness resources like free flu vaccines and COVID boosters from SF Department of Public Health and free dental checkups by UCSF. The new community block party route will be on Galvez Avenue, between Phelps and Mendell Street, Mendell Street between Hudson and Fairfax Avenue, and Youngblood-Coleman Playground.
“We are excited to have Sunday Streets kick off in the Bayview to connect our communities with music, fun, and resources,” said District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton. “I hope to see our residents out on Sunday to enjoy our streets and support our local community.” Sunday Streets SF empowers local communities to transform miles of streets into car-free community spaces filled with cultural programming, free health and community resources, local vendors, and recreational opportunities for all ages. Sunday Streets SF has served over 100,000 residents across the City annually as one of North America’s premier open street programs.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the City and County of San Francisco, Sunday Streets SF presenting agency partners, provide ongoing citywide logistic and programming support. “We are so pleased to provide residents with safe and car-fee celebrations on our streets,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumlin. “We hope to continue to bring Bayview and many more neighborhoods together to enjoy family, community, and a place of pride and joy for the next 15 years of Sunday Streets.”
“The Bayview is enjoying a renaissance of outdoor fun and environmental justice through community driven programs like Sunday Streets and the India Basin Waterfront Park,” said San Francisco Recreation and Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg. “This vibrant neighborhood is an incredible place for recreation and connection for people of all ages, and a perfect location to kick off the Sunday Streets season.”
“We are fortunate to live in a city where communities value health, and Sunday Streets reminds us of how important it is to come together, recreate, and enjoy our neighborhoods,” said San Francisco Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip. “Keeping yourself and others safe is critical to the health of all of our neighborhoods, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health is proud to provide COVID-19 and flu vaccines at Sunday Streets events. Remember, people 65 years and older may now get a second dose of the bivalent booster if it has been at least four months since their first dose.” Prior registration is not required to receive vaccines at the events.
“We’re excited to launch the 2023 season in Bayview, a neighborhood that has always demonstrated the power of community connection and resilience,” said Darin Ow-Wing, Executive Director of Livable City, home of the Sunday Streets program since its inception in 2008. “Sunday Streets ” is a people-powered initiative that thrives with community collaboration and has been our way for the last 14 years. Sunday Streets is committed to building a regenerative economy and defining collective health through joy, healing, and sustainable living.”
The 2023 season features three community block parties, two signature mile-plus routes, and the Third Annual Citywide Phoenix Day, including Bayview on May 21st, Tenderloin on June 4th, Mission Valencia on July 30th, Western Addition on September 24th, Excelsior and the 3rd Annual Phoenix Day on October 15th.
Sunday Streets Bayview is made possible by the generous support of the following event sponsors: Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, Bayview Senior Services, Bayview Opera House and Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, UCSF, Prologis, CEMEX, FACES SF, San Francisco Public Library, Us4Us, and Ruth Jordan of Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill.
The Sunday Streets SF 2023 season is made possible by the generous support of the following season sponsors: San Francisco Department of Public Health Community Health & Equity Promotion (CHEP), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and Spare the Air, SF Human Rights Commission, SF Public Works, SF Recreation and Parks, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Unit, SF Public Utilities Commission, Lyft and Bay Wheels, Kaiser Permanente, Wu Yee Children’s Services, Xfinity, and iHeartMedia.
WHAT: Experience joy in the streets with Sunday Streets’ season kick-off and free activities for all ages, including dental check-ups, vaccines, resource and food giveaways, and local food and retail vendors
WHERE: San Francisco Bayview, on Galvez Avenue, between Phelps and Mendell Street, Mendell Street between Hudson and Fairfax Avenue, and Youngblood-Coleman Playground
WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 12 PM to 5 PM
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
INFO: For more event details, including routes and day-of activity guides, season information, and how to get involved, visit SundayStreetsSF.com.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be limited parking throughout the neighborhood during Sunday Streets. Public transportation, biking, and walking are encouraged. Sunday Streets is a smoke-free event. Masks are encouraged in crowded outdoor spaces, and hand sanitizers are available throughout the event.
Livable City and the Sunday Streets program respectfully acknowledge that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula and still residing and stewarding the land today. As guests, we recognize
that we benefit from living and working in their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our
respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders, and relatives of the Ramaytush Community
and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.
About Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Department of Public Health Community Health & Equity Promotion (CHEP), and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from SF Public Works, Recreation & Parks, the Police Department, County Transportation Authority, Mayor London Breed and her offices, and the SF Board of Supervisors. For more information about Sunday Streets, visit SundayStreetsSF.com and follow @sundaystreets on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Livable City
Livable City is dedicated to increasing affordable housing, improving policies on transportation, land use, open space, and the environment, and supporting grassroots organizations to make San Francisco safer, healthier, and more accessible. For more information about Livable City, visit LivableCity.org and follow @livablecity on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Into The Streets
Into The Streets is a cultural production studio specializing in outdoor civic and cultural events, community engagement campaigns, and capacity building for social impact organizations. For more information about Into The Streets services and upcoming events, visit IntoTheStreetsSF.com and follow @IntoTheStreetsSF on Instagram and Facebook.