“Sunday Streets SF” transforms the City’s busy streets into car-free community spaces.
When’s the last time you spent a weekend in Chinatown? The famous hub for San Francisco’s AAPI community is an essential stop on any trip around the City, but you might have missed its awesome “Walkway Weekends” programming, which has been happening since Covid precautions were lifted in April. The program is put on by Sunday Streets SF, a nonprofit organization meant to bring free outdoor events to San Francisco ever year.
Walkway Weekends in Chinatown consists of a car-free Grant Avenue, between California to Washington Streets. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm, you can stroll through San Francisco’s historic Chinatown for some shopping, a refreshing cup of boba, delicious dumplings, and much more. This is how you can really experience the Asian and Pacific Islander community at its best.
Make sure to set aside a weekend in June to enjoy Chinatown without having to dodge cars or cross busy streets. The relaxing, fun environment created by Walkway Weekends is due to end soon, as their programming lasts only through June.
“Sunday Streets is all about celebrating the connections that make our communities and our city strong, and these connections are more important than ever as we move forward with our recovery from this pandemic,” said Mayor London Breed back in April, when Walkway Weekends began its 2021 reopening. “Although we need to take care to do things safely by staying outdoors, keeping things small, and staying masked, this is an exciting part of our reopening for all of our residents and families.”
If you’re looking for other ways to support the AAPI community in San Francisco, consider donating or getting involved with these 20 local community organizations.
Featured Image: @sundaystreets via Instagram