We are returning to Valencia and 24th Streets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 1st, and there is so much in store! REI, a season sponsor, will be taking up the entire block, between Duboce and 14th, to bring you all kinds of REI fun! Enter to win a campsite with cool gear; test out your skills on their climbing wall with their Outdoor School instructors; disc golf games; a bike obstacle course; and FREE minor bike tune-ups. And, don’t miss the REI Adventures Photo Booth; they’ll take your photo in front of a scenic backdrop of one of the world’s iconic travel destinations, and you can post it to your Facebook page! There will also be a slew of kid’s activities, between 14th and 15th, such as soccer workshops by Project Vega, Wheel Kids is setting up a Bike Course, YBike’s Bike Rodeo, and Radio Valencia will be broadcasting live, outside of Stage Werx! For a full list of activities, please visit our website. Parking Information: As with all Sunday Streets events, the route will be towed of all cars starting at 7 a.m. All day (6:00 am to 6:00 pm) flat rate parking is available to vehicles entering between 6:00 am and 12:00 noon on event days at these garages: • $10 Mission Bartlett garage (90 Bartlett St between 21st & 22nd) • $7 San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage (2500 24th St) Vehicles entering after 12:00 noon pay the hourly rate.
On Sunday, May 6th, there was a 4-alarm fire in the apartment building on the corner of Valencia St. and Duboce Ave. The residents lost their homes and all of their belongings. Nearby neighbors and other community members worked with the Community Living Campaign to set up a collection fund for fire survivors. Volunteers will be at Casanova Lounge (527 Valencia, at 16th) from 3 to 6 p.m. to collect donations. All drinks are $1 off, and any funds collected will go directly to the displaced residents. If you cannot stop by Casanova Lounge, please follow this link to make a donation to assist those who lost their homes in the fire. Thanks in advance for anything you can give! To get current updates on organizing efforts for the displaced residents, please see the facebook page.