This week – Excelsior Sunday Streets!

Excelsior Sunday Streets, October 16, 2016, 11am to 4pm

Download Excelsior Sunday Streets route map

Route & Map

Sunday Streets  in the Excelsior will take place on Sunday October 16, 11am to 4pm on Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. As in years past, Sunday Streets will coincide with the Excelsior Arts and Music Festival at the Persia Triangle.

Download the route map or view it on google maps.

Activities and more

Each year we collaborate with the Excelsior Festival to bring a day of fun to the community that is enticing for locals and neighborhood visitors alike. We’ll update this webpage closer to the event with specific information about programming and activities planned along the route. Come back to download the activity guide listing all of the fun things happening at Sunday Streets. For more information about the Excelsior Festival, visit excelsiorfestival.org.

 

Attend a Community Meeting

Sunday Streets staff will host community meetings prior to the event. These are great opportunities to share your ideas on what you would like to see at Sunday Streets, want to learn more about getting involved, or have questions about how the event may impact you.

Click here to see the Community Planning Meeting schedule for your neighborhood or email programs@livablecity.org for more information.

How to participate

Volunteer

Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of dozens of volunteers. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to sign up for any of these opportunities:

For more information about volunteering or to sign up for a volunteer shift, visit our volunteer page or email Joelle at volunteer@livablecity.org.

Host an Activity! All activities that take place at Sunday Streets are offered at no cost to participants, and are led by community organizations, local merchant or neighborhood groups, individuals and Sunday Streets partners who graciously donate their time to make each event so special.

The deadline to register host an activity at the Excelsior Sunday Streets is Friday, September 30, 2016. For more information about hosting an activity and to register, visit the activity partner page on this website or email programs@livablecity.org. For information on participating in the Excelsior Festival, visit excelsiorfestival.org.

Getting there

We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Excelsior Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • 8x, 43, 54, 88 on Geneva
  • 44 on Silver (north of the route)
  • J, K, M rail lines on San Jose (approximately ½ mile west of the route)

Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event. The following MUNI line will be re-routed from the normal route during Sunday Streets but still provide access near to the route:

  • 14 re-routed from Mission St to Alemany
  • 29 re-routed from Mission St (between Geneva and Persia),  exact reroute TBD
  • 49 re-routed from Mission St (between Ocean and Theresa), exact reroute TBD
  • 52 re-routed from Mission St (between Excelsior and Brazil), exact reroute TBD

BART: Take BART to the Balboa Park or Glen Park BART stations. The Balboa Park station is just a few short blocks from the southern end of the Sunday Streets route and the Glen Park station is just a few blocks from the northern end of the route. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.

BIKE: Get in the spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! Go to:  www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board.

By Car: Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am and no stopping or parking is allowed on the streets after that (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee). There are no large parking lots or garages near the route. Sunday Streets strongly encourages participants to bike, walk or take transit to the event.

Detours and Parking Changes

Parking Changes & Towing Information:

The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. The route includes Mission St between Geneva and Theresa/Avalon. No stopping or parking is allowed on this street between 8am and 4pm (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

Detours & Local Access

The street will begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

Suggested detours:

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross the Sunday Streets route via Ocean/Persia Ave
  • East/westbound traffic should use Ocean/Persia Ave to cross the route, or Geneva or Silver Aves to go around it.
  • North/southbound traffic should use Alemany Blvd or London St.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home, place of business, or place of worship during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.

Embarcadero Sunday Streets is around the corner!

Embarcadero Sunday Streets, November 13, 2016, 11am to 4pm

Download Embarcadero Sunday Streets route map

Route & Map

This year, Sunday Streets on the Embarcadero will be the season finale, 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 13.  It is one of the longer Sunday Streets routes, opening over two miles of streets along the waterfront for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Sunday Streets Embarcadero route includes the northbound lanes of Embarcadero from Sansome St to King St and King St to 3rd St. The route runs between Pier 27 and Willie Mays Plaza, at ATT Park.

Download the route map or view it on google maps.

Activities and more

The waterfront has many great destinations to explore during Sunday Streets. From Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, to The Exploratorium, to Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park, you are sure to find something that excites you. We’ll update this webpage closer to the event with specific information about programming and activities planned along the route. Come back to download the activity guide listing all of the fun things happening at Sunday Streets.

Attend a Community Meeting

Sunday Streets staff will host community meetings prior to the event. These are great opportunities to share your ideas on what you would like to see at Sunday Streets, want to learn more about getting involved, or have questions about how the event may impact you.

Click here to see the Community Planning Meeting schedule for your neighborhood or email programs@livablecity.org for more information.

How to participate

Volunteer

Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of dozens of volunteers. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to sign up for any of these opportunities:

For more information about volunteering visit the volunteer page on this website or email volunteer@livablecity.org.

Host an Activity! All activities that take place at Sunday Streets are offered at no cost to participants, and are led by community organizations, local merchant or neighborhood groups, individuals and Sunday Streets partners who graciously donate their time to make each event so special.

The deadline to register host an activity at the Embarcadero Sunday Streets is Friday, October 28, 2016. For more information about hosting an activity and to register, visit the activity partner page on this website or email programs@livablecity.org.

Getting there

The Embarcadero Sunday Streets is one of the most accessible events in the city. We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.

Ferry/Water Taxi:
Golden Gate Ferry (click here for information)
Tideline Water Taxi (click here for information)

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Embarcadero is well served by many downtown and crosstown MUNI routes, including the following:

  • F Market streetcar
  • Muni Metro to Embarcadero (Lines J, K, L, M, N, T)
  • 10 Townsend
  • 19 Polk
  • 30 Stockton
  • 45 Union-Stockton
  • 47 Van Ness
  • 49 Van Ness-Mission.

BART: Take BART to the Embarcadero station. The Embarcadero station is just a few short blocks from the middle of the Sunday Streets route at Harry Bridges Plaza and the Ferry Building. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.

CALTRAIN: Coming from the South Bay? Take Caltrain to the station at 4th and King. The Sunday Streets route is just one block away at 3rd and King Streets. Get the schedule at http://www.caltrain.com/ and information about bikes on Caltrain at www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Bicycles.html.

BIKE: Get in the spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! Go to:  www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board.

By Car:  Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee). Check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:

Detours and Parking Changes

The Sunday Streets Embarcadero route includes the northbound lanes of Embarcadero from Sansome St to King St and King St to 3rd St.

Parking Changes & Towing Information:

The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. No stopping/parking is allowed on the route between 8am and 4pm (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

Detours & Local Access: 

Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

  • Northbound traffic should use alternative routes (such as Sansome St, Van Ness Ave, Polk St, or Franklin St) to access the Marina and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Southbound lanes of the Embarcadero will remain open to vehicle traffic.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.

Donate and Receive a Bay Area Bike Share Membership!

Donate to Sunday Streets! Not only will you make a big difference in the program with a tax-deductible donation of at least $50, but you’ll receive a Bay Area Bike Share annual membership ($88 value), with unlimited trips! Click here for more details on Bike Share. Donate today — memberships are limited to the first 100 donors.

A Bittersweet Farewell from Liza Pratt

After more than four years with the Sunday Streets program, Program Director Liza Pratt returned to her home state of North Carolina to be closer to family and help grow fantastic organizations in the Charlotte area. Katy Birnbaum has capably assumed the Program Director role, and Event Coordinator Jeff Jelsma will handle event logistics and activity partner relationships. 

Liza has had her hands in nearly every aspect of Sunday Streets evolution, from beginning as a volunteer coordinator, to handling logistics, to overseeing the entire program. We recently sat down with Liza to chat about her experiences with Sunday Streets and our amazing community – you!

Sunday Streets: Tell us a little about your experiences with the Sunday Streets program.

Liza Pratt: After I attended Sunday Streets for the first time, I started volunteering because I thought it was so amazing and wanted to be a part of the magic. I’ve been fortunate to grow into different roles with the program as new opportunities became available.

SS: How has Sunday Streets changed during your time with the program?

LP: On the surface it may not look like much has changed, in terms of activities and schedule of events, but behind the scenes I think the program has grown and strengthened a lot. For one thing, the number of staff has doubled, so there’s more capacity to do more meaningful community engagement, strengthen partnerships, recruit activity partners, and support volunteers. Sunday Streets is well-poised to step it up to the next level!

SS: What is your favorite memory from Sunday Streets?

LP: Too many to choose from. I did love talking to people attending Sunday Streets for the first time. So many would say, “Oh, this is amazing. Is this every week?”

SS: You helped grow Sunday Streets’ volunteer program into a 400+ person team, now lead by Joelle Burila. Are there any volunteers or volunteer moments that stand out for you?

LP: Again, so many. I won’t list them all because there’s not enough space. I have met many amazing people through Sunday Streets over the years. It’s been a privilege to work with and learn from so many fantastic people. That said, the team from my first year in 2012 will always hold a special place in my heart, especially those who are still volunteering four years later.

SS: What is your vision for the future of Sunday Streets?

LP: To be able to say “yes!” when those people discovering Sunday Streets for the first time ask “is this every week?” There’s such demand for it. I’d love to see Sunday Streets even more just a way of life in San Francisco. It’s there for you every week. It’s how you get around town, it’s where you go to exercise, play, meet people. It’s Sunday in San Francisco.

SS: Is there anything else you’d like to share?

LP: Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of my time with Sunday Streets, and thanks to everyone keeping it going! If you want to help grow the program, there are so many ways to get involved or donate. I can’t wait to come back and visit.

Liza's Farewell Toast

Liza (center) shares one last drink with a few of the hundreds of volunteers who make up the Sunday Streets team.

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Sunday Streets Events Coordinator/Manager

Livable City is hiring an Events Coordinator/Manager (DOE). This position will report directly to the Sunday Streets Director and have general responsibility for the logistics and activity planning of each Sunday Streets event. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. See below or click here for the full job description and how to apply.

 

Position Overview

Livable City is hiring an Events Coordinator/Manager (DOE). This position will report directly to the Sunday Streets Director and have general responsibility for the planning and implementation of each Sunday Streets event. In particular, the Events Manager coordinates event logistics and programming to ensure successful events. The Events Manager works closely with the Volunteer Manager and Sunday Streets Director to coordinate volunteers and part-time staff.

This position is approximately 40 hours/week Monday-Friday with some evening and weekend work required. Attendance at all Sunday Streets events is mandatory. This position is full-time exempt. The salary range is $44,000-50,000 DOE.

Responsibilities Include

Event Programs and Activities Management

  • Build and maintain relationships with program partners in various neighborhoods to recruit and develop healthy activities for Sunday Streets programming.
  • Manage program partner registration and confirmation process, and prepare site maps detailing programming locations for each event.

Event Logistics

  • Work with Sunday Streets Director to plan each season of Sunday Streets.
  • Plan and coordinate event staffing, equipment needs, local access needs, signposting, and other logistics for each event with city Sunday Streets Logistics Committee.
  • Coordinate and communicate with staff from partnering city agencies; lead and prepare agendas for monthly Logistics Committee meetings.
  • Secure permits for all events and programming (ISCOTT, Entertainment Commission, Parks and Rec, Port, DPH, FD).

Event and Program Management

  • Coordinate and monitor event timelines and ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Hire, train, and manage part-time event staff.
  • Work with Volunteer Manager and Sunday Streets Director to coordinate event-day and event prep staffing and volunteer needs.

Other

  • Support Sunday Streets Director with neighborhood outreach, community organizing and other activities as time allows.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Passion for creating a more livable city for the entire San Francisco community and the goals and vision of the Sunday Streets program.
  • Detail-orientated with strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including volunteers, staff, partners, and members of the public.
  • Minimum of one year experience working in a non-profit or organizing street festivals, farmers markets, or other special events.
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Apps
  • Capable of physically demanding work, ability to stand for 4 hours, ride a bicycle, lift 25 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Bilingual strongly preferred (especially Spanish or Cantonese)

Helpful:

  • Experience submitting permits, planning public events.
  • Community organizing experience, preferably in San Francisco.
  • Valid CA Drivers’ License

Equal Opportunity Employment

Livable City is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Livable City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position to hr@livablecity.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.

New Volunteer Opportunity: Data Entry and Office Support

We’re looking for a volunteer to work in the office 5-10 hours per month on data entry and office tasks. Support Sunday Streets’ work and gain valuable Salesforce experience.

Data Entry Volunteer Job Description.pdf

Role and Responsibilities: The Office Assistant/Data Entry Volunteer supports Sunday Streets Directors by tracking current and prospective volunteers, supporters, community and program partners in Salesforce, assist with printing and organizing community outreach letters, and other data entry tasks as requested.

Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours per week, or 5-10 hours per month during office hours (M-F, 9am – 5pm). Schedule dependent on volunteer’s availability.

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Google Drive
  • Ability to learn new skills and trouble shoot issues.
  • Previous experience and basic knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM strongly preferred.
  • Commit to three months (flexible) of volunteering

Interested?

Email volunteer@livablecity.org including why you’d like to work with Sunday Streets, any relevant experience, qualifications, and your availability.

This is an unpaid part-time volunteer position with an expectation of 5-10 hours per month.

Volunteer at Sunday Streets to Win a Rickshaw Bagworks Messenger Bag

Volunteer and Enter For Your Chance To Win this Raffle

Sunday Streets will be raffling off a Rickshaw Bagworks Messenger Bag for a lucky Volunteer from Bayview & Dogpatch Sunday Streets event. It’s the perfect sized bag to walk or bike with on a daily basis. Be sure to sign up for a shift and the chance to win this stunning stitched bag! All volunteers will also receive a free lunch and a cool Sunday Streets Volunteer T-shirt. You can sign up for a shift here: www.sundaystreetssf.com/volunteer-050116.

The winner will be announced after the Bayview & Dogpatch Sunday Streets!
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Join the SundayStreets Crew!

Now hiring for 2016 Sunday Streets Event Staff

We are currently seeking four amazing individuals to help staff Sunday Streets events in 2016. Event Staff will assist with site set-up and breakdown of the Sunday Streets route and information booths at all eight events. During event hours, they will support Sunday Street Staff and lead volunteers staffing the event, conducting outreach, selling merchandise, and collecting data.

To learn more about the Sunday Streets Event Staff position click here.

To apply send resume, letter of interest, and two references to HR@livablecity.org with ‘Sunday Streets Event Staff‘ in the subject line. Please indicate where you saw the job posting.

Application deadline: February 26

 

Volunteer Highlights of 2015

Thank you Sunday Streets Volunteers!

Thank you to our 2015 Volunteers for making it another spectacular year! We cannot say this enough! Sunday Streets would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. They are the backbone of this program and we’re grateful for all who have been a part of our special family since 2008.

We’d like to share some highlights of the year. This year we’ve created over 15 miles of car-free streets for recreation and community activities. That’s equivalent to 264 football fields!


Highlights of 2015 Volunteer program:

  • 400+ Volunteers
  • 2300+ hours completed by Volunteers
  • 15 Volunteer Groups
    • SF YouthWorks
    • CIS Club
    • Piedmont High School Key Club
    • Lowell Volunteer Club
    • Xi Psi Phi Iota Chapter
    • Jumpstart
    • Junior League
    • One Kings Lane
    • One Brick
    • Golden Gate Circle K
    • Alpha Phi Omega
    • LLS Light the Night
    • Alpha Gamma Sigma
    • Hermanas Unidas
    • SF ServiceWorks


2015 Lunch Providers:

  • Crossroads Cafe
  • La Laguna Taqueria
  • El Toro Taqueria
  • Cheese Gone Wild/Slider Shack (Off the Grid)
  • Turtle Tower SF
  • Henry’s Hunan
  • Tsing Tao Restaurant
  • El Rancho Grande

2015 Coffee/Pastry Provider:

  • Bi-Rite Market
  • Four Barrel Coffee
  • Java Beach Café
  • Philz Coffee
  • Hong Kong Bakery
  • Starbucks

Thank you for your amazing hard work and for making San Francisco a more Livable City. It’s been an amazing year! We look forward to seeing you next season.

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2015 Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets and filled out our surveys over the season. We’ll be adding to the winners lists as we get confirmation from folks – check back for updates. [Read more…]

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