1st Sundays Block Party 2019

The 2019 season is over! Thank you to all the attendees, community organizations and sponsors that made it possible! Please check back later to learn about 2020 dates.

Original post: The final 2019 1st Sundays Block Party event series is on Fulton Street at Larkin: Sunday, October 6, from 11am to 3pm.

This FREE family-friendly event features games and activities for all ages – don’t miss the petting zoo, recreational activities, selection of street food offerings curated by Off the Grid, music with San Francisco KMVQ 99.7 NOW, a craft market with one-of-a-kind goods created by over 20 local SF Etsy artisans and DIY pumpkin decorating. And come out to the official launch celebration for SF COUNTS, and learn how you, your family and our city can get counted in the 2020 Census!

For the October 6th Block Party event we’re excited to offer:

  • Mobile animal petting zoo with Little Explorers;
  • Pop-Up volleyball, badminton and handball stations, sporting merchandise and more recreational activities with Decathlon;
  • DIY pumpkin decorating with SF Etsy;
  • LEGO-Build Station with Play-Well TEKnologies and Twitter;
  • A dance fitness class with  Alonzo King LINES Dance Center at 2pm;
  • An interactive pop-up with San Francisco Ballet – try on a tutu, learn about pointe shoes, practice your first position and join a dance class at 12pm;
  • SF COUNTS launch event at 12:30pm;
  • Screen printing demonstrations with Sanctuary Print Shop;
  • A book sale with the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library;
  • An interactive art installation where participants will explore how to become heroes in their own lives at the Village Artist Corner;
  • A coloring station featuring illustrations from local artists;
  • Free Jenga, hula hoops and more games courtesy of the Downtown Streets Team Tuk Tuk;
  • A chance to play with friends and family in a game of giant scrabble, brought to you by 826 Valencia!
  • Shop at SF Etsy craft vendors shops:
      • North and East Leather: Leather goods
      • Dirty Blonde by Allison: Handmade and upcycled clothing and accessories for women & men
      • Tixili Loop: Mexican handmade earrings
      • Etnochik: Decoupage Boxes & Chests; Keepsake decoupage pinewood boxes, chest, coasters
      • Clouds and Ladders: Hand solders brass frames, then are filled with polymer clay and assemble the components into jewelry
      • Higher Land Coffee: Organic fair-traded Specialty coffee freshly roasted in Berkeley, paired with ceramics handmade by me in Berkeley as well
      • Tickle Me Lavender: A funny, illustrated greeting card business that is sure to brighten up your day and bring a smile to your face
      • Ostri studio: Wood and leather wallets, bags and accessories
      • High Note Prints: Music-based prints that are positive and thought provoking, perfect for music lovers of funk, soul, and hip hop
      • Codacraft: Hand forge jewelry from Brass, silver, Gold filled and copper and semiprecious stones, crystals and pearls
      • Polymer Garden: Wearable art, nature inspired jewelry made with Kato polymer clay
      • aprile crochet: I make crocheted greeting cards, map envelopes and flower pins
      • OrangeKnot: Handmade wire-wrapped copper and silver semi-precious gemstone jewelry with a hippie-boho look.
      • Studio Cinnamon: Dog clothes that are simple design and high quality, all products are handmade in SF
      • OD Ceramics: OD Ceramics creates handmade goods that bring joy to your everyday routine.
      • S for Sparkle: Handmade jewelry
      • Branching Out Wood: Handmade hardwood functional home decor: coasters, lamps, tealights, vases, and small shelves
      • Rise Up Industries: Tailored clothing for women, men and children
      • Prim ‘n Proper Paws: Bow ties and bandanas for pets and matching backpack and bandanas/bow tie sets for humans and pets
      • Ilke studio: Functional ceramics that can be used in everyday life
      • Oodlebadoodle: Handmade home decor pillows and accessories
      • Swankety Swank: Unisex size inclusive Sustainable sportswear

We hope you’ll join us and spend your Sunday at the Block Party and other attractions in the area: grab local produce at the nearby Heart of the City Farmers’ Market in UN Plaza; interact with Middle Ground – a new outdoor installation from the Exploratorium on the Larkin Street steps of the San Francisco Library Main Branch; and visit Asian Art Museum’s FREE first Sundays!

Invite your friends and neighbors to the October 6th 1st Sundays Block Party via Facebook or Eventbrite.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors: