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Sunday Streets Pop-Up: SoMa

Postponed to October 4th, 2020

Sunday Streets Family —
The start for Sunday Streets SoMa Pop-Up has been moved to October 4th, 2020.
We made this decision in the face of the heartbreaking reality that the unprecedented wildfires, caused by climate change and unsustainable land use and management practices, will likely cause the air quality to be very unhealthy well into the month.

While we successfully opened Folsom Street for a few hours last weekend, the rapidly changing air quality and heat proved to be unhealthy for staff and a risk to attendees. Given the physical demands to our staff to set-up and breakdown for the Sunday Streets Pop-Up in SoMa, we will schedule to begin again October 4th on hopes the fires will be contained by then.

We (still) miss you and hope that we can be in community next month. Until then, please be well and listen to your body and check-in with those around you. These are strange times and heat stroke or smoke poisoning might feel or look different than what you expect. You can visit for more info on how to take care during times of stress.

— Katy Birnbaum & Livable City Team
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Listos California

Livable City has partnered with Listos California to promote disaster preparedness, COVID-19 testing and provide masks to District 10 residents.
If you are a District 10 resident, participate by filling out this form and receive a COVID-19 Preparedness Kit including a designer mask from Belle Noire Accessories#CuteAndCovered!

Do the #2020Census

The #2020Census is still happening—and traditionally undercounted communities in San Francisco need your answers. Help everyone get the representation they need and deserve. Don’t worry, it’s easy! The 2020 Census asks 9 questions, takes 10 minutes and helps local schools, hospitals, roads, and social services get their fair share of federal funding. Do your part:

Virtual Happenings

🎉#FridayFeature: Tune in to our weekly What's Open SF Friday Feature at Noon PDT, and participate by commenting with your favorite small business for a chance to win a $25 gift card (sponsored by Sonic). A great way to find new favorite spots and support local small businesses.
Find @WhatsOpenSF on: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

💜Healthy LivingJoin us on Saturdays at 11 AM for Healthy Living, our virtual wellness sessions on Saturdays. Open to all levels and it does not require any equipment, except making time to take care of yourself! Let’s take care of ourselves, and stay healthy. (Available in English, and Spanish)

🎙#ThursdayThoughts Mark your calendars for our weekly series #ThursdayThoughts: a lunchtime chat with local guests every week at 12 PM PDT on FB-Live. Join the conversation!

Street Openings

* Sessions will be cancelled if air quality reaches or exceeds Orange or an AQI above 101. Check for the status of a specific date.

📍 PlayStreets Tenderloin Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! See you at the 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) from 10-4pm. Masks and social distancing requirements will be in place.
In the news:  SF Chronicle | SF Examiner

📍 San Francisco Chinatown Walkway Weekends 11AM – 5PM  San Francisco Chinatown's iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway every weekend from July through September. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. Chinatown is open for business! 
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