Sunday Streets Comes to Golden Gate

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    A golden retriever named Hercules cools off during break from playing fetch at Golden Gate Park.

    This weekend's "Sunday Streets" event in San Francisco will  showcase activities and performances in Golden Gate Park and along the Great  Highway.

    "We are excited to present this popular route along San  Francisco's coast for the second time this season," Mayor Edwin Lee said in a  statement.

    The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include the  section of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive that is normally closed on Sundays  between Stanyan Street and Crossover Drive. The street closure will extend  west along John F. Kennedy Drive to Great Highway between Sloat and Lincoln  Boulevards.

    Activities and performances are scheduled throughout the day,  including a show by Circus Bella, an open-air one-ring circus, at 12:30 p.m.  at Golden Gate Park's Lindley Meadow near 36th Avenue and Spreckles Lake. The  San Francisco Symphony will also perform at Sharon Meadow at 2 p.m., with  pre-concert activities for kids beginning at 1 p.m.

    Other activities include free skate rentals and lessons at the 6th  Avenue Skatin' Place, RollerSoccer International roller skate soccer  demonstrations, free Lindy Hop and swing dance lessons from 11 a.m. to noon,  free bicycle tune-ups and a free JAMband Family Festival at the Park Chalet  at 3 p.m.

    Those interested in learning more about today's event should visit  www.sundaystreetssf.com.

    Other Sunday Streets events planned for this year include the  Civic Center and Tenderloin on Aug. 14, the Western Addition, North  Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore areas on Sept. 11, the Mission District  along 24th and Valencia streets on Oct. 23 and Chinatown and North Beach on a  date to be announced.

    Bay City News