Playland at 43rd Avenue: Upcoming Events
Playland is a collaborative, all-inclusive, multi-use Sunset community park project on 43rd near Judah. A place to play, connect, create and just be.
Saturday, June 8, 11am - 12:15
FREE DOG TALK: Lost Dog prevention & July 4th Safety tips
Lisa Dossey, Playland neighbor and owner of Pups at their Peak, share strategies to help prevent lost dogs, what to do if you find a lost dog, emergency recalls, and safety tips for dogs in days and weeks leading up to, and day of, July 4th.
Community Yoga at Playland
Sundays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00am
Join the community for some outdoor yoga at Playland at 43rd Avenue. All classes are FREE and DROP IN. Donations for the teacher are encouraged.
Gentle Yoga at Playland
Tuesdays June 4, 18, 25, 1-2pm
Join our weekly Gentle Yoga class every Tuesday at 1 pm. The class begins seated in chairs and progresses towards standing poses using the chairs for support as needed. Great for folks with limited mobility or physical challenges. Works as a gentle stretch and movement session too. All classes are FREE and DROP IN. NOTE: NO CLASS ON JUNE 11.
SFMTA Updates: 20th Avenue Neighborway Project & Fare Increases
The 20th Avenue Neighborway Project is being voted on by the SFMTA Board on Tuesday, June 4th. This project will bring much-needed safety improvements for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers on 20th Avenue, including roundabouts, daylighting, bulb-outs, and a designated bike lane. You can
In response to concerns from Irving Street merchants about the loss of 5 parking spaces near the 20th & Irving Intersection, I've confirmed with SFMTA that we will move forward with relocating the two designated car share parking spots on 20th St. to open up two additional spots to the public. We've also requested adjustments to the street cleaning schedule for Irving St. to accommodate additional overnight parking for residents.
You can view the illustrated plan for the project here, and reach out to the SFMTA Board ahead of the vote here.
In addition, Muni fares will be increasing starting July 1st. You can learn more here.
Outside Lands Jobs Fair
Outside Lands is hiring! Come to their Job Fair from 4-6pm on Wednesday, June 5th at 461 6th Avenue.
Join Parkside merchants and neighbors for their regular May meeting with Supervisor Gordon Mar, and featuring SFPD and SFMTA updates.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:00 p.m. @ Taraval Police Station 2345-24th Avenue.
Events at Parkside Branch Library
Citywide - Summer Stride 2019 – June 1 through August 18
Summer Stride is the Library’s annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. Program begins June 1 through August 18 bringing more than 1000 free events to deepen reading enjoyment, spark STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, and active experiences in nature.
For more information, please go to: sfpl.org/summerstride/
Parkside Branch Library Special Programs for June 2019
Programs for children and families:
7 JUNE, FRIDAY 2019, 3:30-5:00 PM
LEGO Free Play - Race Car Design Challenge
Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you'll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more.
11 JUNE, TUESDAY 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM
National Parks in your Neighborhood
The more you look, the more you see! Learn about local animals and plants you can find in your neighborhood and national parks. Join us for a ranger-led interactive experience with stories, songs and show-and-tell. For school age audiences and up.
15 JUNE, SATURDAY 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM
Show Me Your Self: Felt Portraits - Art on the Go with The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Create your own portrait using uniquely patterned felt pieces, arranged and rearranged to represent the many sides of yourself. This program is inspired by the work of artist Tschabalala Self and the exhibition Show Me As I Want to Be Seen, which presents artwork that explores the fluid, ever-changing, and complex nature of identity. For children ages 5 and up.
Limited space; Registration starts Saturday, 6/1. Visit the library or call 415-355-5770 for more information.
20 JUNE, THURSDAY 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM
Marble Machine Tinkering
Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design, built with everyday materials and your imagination. For kids who already like to build with LEGOs, or anyone with curiosity, this program will let their inner artist and engineer come out.
22 JUNE, SATURDAY 2019, 3:30-4:30 PM
Alphabet Rockers Rise Shine #Woke
Speak up and sing out for racial justice at hip-hop concerts led by Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers. Ages 5-10 and their families.
Programs for Teens:
14 JUNE, FRIDAY 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
Summer Teen Book Trailers
Find out what’s new, what’s coming out, and something to read. Watch the latest teen book trailers, author interviews, and more. We’ll have snacks. For ages 12-18.
28 JUNE, FRIDAY 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
Life Skills - Sewing Basics – Teen Program
Before moving away from home or setting off for college, learn a life skill. Want to learn how to thread a needle, sew a button, or hem your pants? Bring what you need to repair, we’ll provide the materials. For ages 10-17.
Program for Adults:
18 JUNE, TUESDAY 2019, 7:00-8:00 PM
Button Machine Night
Use recycled magazines and comics to make unique buttons. You can also draw your own picture or bring one in. Pin them to your bag, jacket, shirt, etc. Buttons are 1 ½ inch in diameter.
Sunday Streets is a series of free, fun open street events empowering local communities to transform car-congested streets into car-free community spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations to connect and neighbors to meet. The longest route of the year is coming to the Outer Sunset and Golden Gate Park on June 9th, from 11am to 4pm! Learn more
The Warriors and Chase Center will be facilitating a Chase Center Career Readiness and Customer Service Training at the Bayview YMCA on Saturday, June 15 in partnership with YCD, Chase and LeadersUp. This event is geared towards preparing individuals for the Chase Center public job fairs on June 22 and June 24, and will include aspects such as resume building, mock interviews and other elements to ensure candidates are competitive and are adequately prepared for the hiring process. Register and find more info here!
Stern Grove Festival, a San Francisco summer tradition, is back on Sundays at 2:00 pm starting June 16 through August 18, 2019 at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.
Every Sunday 10,000 people will gather to enjoy world-class live music in a breathtaking setting. And all for free! Celebrating its 82nd season, Stern Grove Festival is the Bay Area’s original outdoor music festival where the sounds of rock, hip-hop, jazz, folk, classical, funk, and blues all define the experience. With programming as eclectic and diverse as the city it calls home, Stern Grove Festival presents a wide range of musical performances. A distinctive aspect of the Festival’s programming is to introduce local up-and-coming artists and emerging talents from around the globe to a broad audience. Learn more.
SFPD Taraval Station Community Meeting
Tue., June 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Taraval Station Community Room, 2345 24th Ave
Celebrate the Summer Solstice and the music of 1969
Join the 3rd annual outtasight, flower-powered night under the stars as we kick off summer with the Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam. Spread out a blanket for an amazing night of free, live music and psychedelic visuals in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers on Wednesday, June 19. Register and find more information here.
Get rid of unwanted junk, pick up free compost for your garden, and volunteer to clean & green our neighborhood! Kicking off at Abraham Lincoln High School (2162 24th Ave.) from 8:30am to 1pm on June 22nd. Sign up here!
June Residency at Far Out Gallery
Photographer DeWitt Cheng will be the first FOG resident while
Anne and Peter explore Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London.
Pedestrianism: Walkabout Photos is extended through July 1. Limited editions of prints will be available.
FOG will not be open regular days and hours. Please contact DeWitt Cheng directly by phone (415-412-8499) or by email if you would like to make an appointment.
Applications are now open for the 2019 season of Play Streets SF, a program empowering San Francisco residents to throw their own series of play-focused block parties and transform their street into an accessible, car-free open space for children, seniors and neighbors to connect. Residents citywide can now get information and apply for their own Play Streets here!
The call for artists to apply for Muni Art 2020 is open! This will be the fifth year that the contest will feature the work of local artists and poets on Muni buses throughout San Francisco. The five winning artists will have their newly created work presented along with five poems selected by the Poetry Society of America displayed on 100 Muni buses that will be transformed into rolling art galleries beginning in January 2020.
The theme this year is “Hidden Gems in San Francisco”, and in addition to each artist having 20 Muni buses to use as a canvas, each artist will be awarded $1,000 at a press conference held on the steps of City Hall in January. The artists have until Friday, June 29th at 6 pm to submit their proposals. Apply here!
D4ward: Sunset Rises to Action
There's a new group forming in the Sunset District for folks who'd like to stay informed and get involved in local politics and issues affecting our district and city.
The goal of D4ward is to advocate for:
• Welcoming a diverse population of all age groups, racial groups, and orientations
• Working with the community to develop a thoughtful planning process for growth
• Providing tenant protection, preserving existing affordable housing, and providing new affordable housing in appropriate locations
• Developing accessible human services, such as quality health care and support for the homeless population
• Protecting the environment by preserving existing outdoor space, expanding public open space, and protecting habitat for wildlife and plants
• Working for safe streets and safe, efficient and affordable transit
• Supporting and retaining our local businesses
• Nurturing local arts and community culture
• Promoting quality, accessible education for all residents
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