Sunday Streets 2014 End of Year Survey

Help us evaluate the 2014 season and shape the future of Sunday streets in order to provide the best experience for Sunday Streets participants, neighbors, merchants, and the city! All it takes is 5 minutes and your answers to a few short questions.

Click here to complete the survey, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a messenger bag from Rickshaw Bagworks and Sunday Streets T-shirts. Survey closes Friday October 31.

As always, you can send us comments, questions, and feedback directly at SundayStreets@LivableCity.org.

Volunteer Movie Night 11/12/14

Although we’ve just had last Sunday Streets of the year, there is still be plenty of work to do before the season starts again next year. We’ll keep the monthly volunteer movie nights going through the off-season. Keep your Sunday Streets chops sharp and join us for the November volunteer movie night.

What: We’ll enjoy a fun flick and good company, while preparing envelopes and letters for our year end appeal!
Where: Livable City Offices, 433 Natoma St
When: Wednesday November 12, 6 pm to 8 pm

RSVP below, so we’ll be sure to have enough popcorn!

Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Lindeen – jack of all trades

 Anne began volunteering in 2012; over the last three years, you may have seen her at the information booth or helping out at an intersection. Whatever the need, Anne is always quick to step up and lend a helping hand. Below, she explains why….
                  
Anne says…
I started volunteering to learn about various San Francisco neighborhoods and to enjoy the outdoors. This is my third year volunteering and I really enjoy working with the fantastic volunteers – both Sunday Streets volunteers and merchants in the neighborhoods.

I do not have a favorite route because I enjoy all of them. Each neighborhood has its own personality and they show of their public pride.The impression I get from the communities is the residents enjoy having Sunday Streets coming to them.

I would like to tell everyone to get out and enjoy the fun and activities Sunday Streets offers. There are activities for all ages. Also to get out and meet your neighbors, see the smiles on everyone’s faces. To meet others who have the same interests as you. I cannot begin to count how many times participants said “Thank you” or “Thank you for doing this” This makes me feel really good and want to continue doing this.

So next time you see Anne, or any volunteer at Sunday Streets, keep saying thank you! And to find out for yourself all the joy and fun of volunteering, sign up to volunteer today!

http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/volunteer-spotlight-anna-yin/

Help Arizmendi Valencia build their parklet!

Wouldn’t you love more parklets available in San Francisco? Well there’s great news! Arizmendi Valencia, in the heart of the Mission, is working towards building a parklet right in front of the bakery this fall! It’s been more than a year in works and is finally becoming a reality! But they need our help…

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In order to create this wonderful parklet for all, Arizmendi needs our community support and help to reach their goal! Just imagine enjoying your freshly brewed coffee and muffin, sitting outside and soaking in the sun right on Valencia! Please support and donate now to this wonderful diverse cooperative. CLICK HERE and donate today to create this beautiful parklet!

Volunteer at Sunday Streets in the Mission October 19!

Visit http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/mission-101914/ for more information about the event.

Win a Folding Dahon Bike!

Sunday Streets has teamed up with Dahon, the largest manufacturer of folding bicycles to give away two Dahon folding bikes: the Mu P8 and the Mariner D7!

Tickets are $10 for one entry, $20 for two, or $25 for three entries.

You can pick up your raffle tickets online, at our information booths at our remaining Sunday Streets, or at our office. Winners will be announced on December 1, 2014.

The Mariner D7 is  a frequent winner of folding bike shootouts and is one of Dahon’s most popular bicycles. It’s a high quality, lightweight bike. Its portability makes the Mariner ideal for trips that include a stretch by bus or train – perfect for multi-modal urban transport.

Win A Bike!

Volunteer Movie Night: Ghostbusters!

Join us for the monthly volunteer movie night. We’ll enjoy a fun flick and good company, while preparing signs and other materials for the final Sunday Streets on October 19. To get in the halloween spirit, we’ll enjoy screen the classic Ghostbusters!

What: Join us to watch a movie while doing some simple volunteer tasks, enjoying refreshments, and good company!
Where: Livable City Offices, 433 Natoma St
When: Wednesday October 8, 6 pm to 8 pm

RSVP below, so we’ll be sure to have enough popcorn!

Volunteer Spotlight: Anna Yin

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Anna Yin just started volunteering this year but has already made a huge impact with Sunday Streets. Along with volunteering at the Great Highway, Richmond, Mission, and Western Addition events she has also been helping us get ready for events at our monthly volunteer movie nights. Here’s what she has to say about her volunteer experiences!

What motivated you to volunteer at Sunday Streets?

Last year I had a blast attending the Bayview/Dogpatch Sunday Streets, which was in my neighborhood. People at the information booth told me about the great opportunities to volunteer for a good cause. I completely agree and this is what motivated me. Along with my experience volunteering at the info booth, I have helped with outreach and attended a volunteer movie night to prepare material for Sunday Streets events. I have also signed up for mystery shift that allows me to sub in positions that need most help.

What do you enjoy most at Sunday Streets?

I enjoy working with other volunteers, team captains and the organizers. I also have a great time socializing with people who attend the event.  I have fun before and after my shift. It’s very rewarding experience for me.

What is your favorite Sunday Streets event location and why?

My favorite Sunday Streets event is the one close to my neighborhood, Bayview/Dogpatch Sunday Streets. I like seeing my neighbors and friends enjoying the community event. There are many young and old people who live in my neighborhood, along with pets. When Sunday Streets blocks car access, it’s perfect for people to ride their bikes, roller skate and it’s a very pet friendly event. It’s a great way for people and community businesses to connect with one another.

Come join the fun! Check out all of the upcoming Sunday Streets volunteer opportunities at sundaystreetssf.com/volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Rigel Apolinar, Information Booth Rock Star!

Rigel (and Tayla) and Anne at Richmond Sunday Streets, 2013

Rigel (and Tayla) and Anne at Richmond Sunday Streets, 2013


Rigel has been volunteering since at least 2012. Although she’s held a variety of volunteer shifts during and before events, she’s most commonly seen at the Volunteer and Information booth, answering questions about Sunday Streets and encouraging people to sign up for the Sunday Streets newsletter and, of course, volunteer! Here’s what she has to say about volunteering with Sunday Streets:

My first experience as a Sunday Streets volunteer was a bit overwhelming, but fun. I was an intersection monitor. I didn’t realize how much work went into, but at the same time I had a blast meeting and greeting people that attended.

I think Sunday Streets has done a lot of positive outreach to each of the participating neighborhoods. I think people are finally getting to see what each neighborhood has to offer. It’s like bringing a neighborly piece of the suburbs into this city.

Some of my favorite moments at Sunday Streets are watching the bright smiles and laughter coming from people of all ages. Whether they are listening to a live band to riding a bike down a car free street it’s infectious and never gets old. Knowing that you can make that happen is never ending satisfaction for me.

Anything else? I think people don’t realize we are a almost 100% volunteer based event. I think if we put that out there more it would help bring in more volunteers.

You heard her, Sunday Streets wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time, energy and enthusiasm each year to making Sunday Streets fun and safe for everyone. Join the team: SundayStreetsSF.com/Volunteer!

Volunteer Movie Night September 4 – you pick the movie!

Vote for the movie of your choice:

Join us for the monthly volunteer movie night. We’ll enjoy a fun flick and good company, while preparing signs and other materials for the upcoming Sunday Streets in September. Have a movie suggestion? Email volunteer@livablecity.org.

What: Join us to watch a movie while doing some simple volunteer tasks, enjoying refreshments, and good company!
Where: Livable City Offices, 433 Natoma St
When: Thursday September 4, 6 pm to 8 pm
RSVP below, so we’ll be sure to have enough popcorn!