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SoMa Sunday Streets will feature leather hub, kids zone

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First new route in five years

Photo by Eric Fischer

Stretching all the way from 10th Street in SoMa to Second Street in the East Cut, August 19th’s Sunday Streets promises to be one of the largest and most colorful ones, ever.

Sunday Streets, now in its 10th year, blocks off a stretch of pavement to vehicular traffic for a few hours on Sundays during the spring and summer months, which allows people to walk, play, eat, dance, and mingle while enjoying free games and activities. The end-of-week neighborhood parties happen in areas like Bayview, Dogpatch, the Tenderloin, the Sunset, and Western Addition.

This year they’ve added SoMa to the list—the first new route in five years.

Here are main hubs happening August 19:

  • Pettsville and community fitness stage (Second Street and Essex): Check out the puppies and older doggos looking for homes. Oh, and you can also workout, should the mood strike.
  • Kids discovery zone (Third and Fourth Streets): Live music, sketch table by 111 Minna, educational fun, and more.
  • Arts and culture hub (Sixth and Seventh Streets): Presented by the SoMa Pilipinas Cultural District and Undiscovered SF, here you will find music, dancing, and a pop-up food and goods marketplace.
  • Leather hub (9th and 10th Streets): SoMa’s rich leather and S&M history will be on display via sexual health resources, demonstrations, and more from Folsom’s leather and LGBTQ communities.

Be on the lookout for architectural gems like Stanley Saitowitz’s Yerba Buena Lofts and the PG&E Embarcadero substation.

Also, if you would like to volunteer, Sunday Streets needs your help. All volunteers who finish an event-day shift at the event will receive a free commemorative Sunday Streets SoMa t-shirt. Sign-up here.

If you can’t make it, you could always head to this Sunday’s neighborhood party inside the new Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Park.