South San Francisco, CA April 27, 2016
April showers bring…. Yep! Streets Alive! Parks Alive! and the return of our Farmer’s Market -all happening on Saturday May 7th at Orange Memorial Park from 9am-1pm (market until 2pm)
This FREE Annual Community event is brought to us by our Park & Recreation Department and will bring a host of fun family activities including a Taiko Japanese drumming performance and cooking demonstration sponsored by the Asian Alliance, an art dedication celebration, free drop-in yoga and Zumba classes, outdoor pickleball, bocce and badminton games, free recreation swim, fun family art activities, community resource tables, kid-fit activities, and a bike-safety demonstration. The Fire Department, Police, and Library will also be on hand to provide information and activities for those in attendance.
Streets Alive! Parks Alive is a San Mateo County Program – please see below for additional information on planned events in other Cities.
While the Streets Alive Parks Alive is only a one day celebration that you must attend, our Farmer’s Market will continue every Saturday through October 29th, from 9am-2pm and will include demonstrations from Chef Mario. The market accepts WIC-FMNP coupons for families and seniors and CalFresh-EBT. For seasonal recipes and more information from the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association CLICK HERE Make this the day of the week to connect with neighbors and enjoy speciality and fresh foods!
The Farmer’s Market will also return to South City Kaiser on Tuesdays from 10-2, more info CLICK HERE.
SAN MATEO COUNTY WIDE STREETS ALIVE! PARKS ALIVE! 2016
SUNDAY, MAY 1ST
Cañada Road: Bicycle Sunday between Highway 92 and Filoli Entrance @ 9:00-3:00
Belmont: Farmer’s Market & Dance Activities at the Belmont CalTrain Station @ 9:00-1:00
San Mateo: Tennis Lessons, Family Bike Ride, Bike Repair/Maintenance, Healthy Food, Soccer at Shoreview Park @ 10:00-12:00
San Mateo: San Mateo County Library Imagination Playground, Bookmobile & Soccer Clinic at Coyote Point Park @ 10:00-2:00
Burlingame: Farmer’s Market, Live Music, Activities for Kids, Interactive Demos on Park Avenue at Howard Avenue @ 9:00-1:00
SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
Brisbane: Take a Hike San Mateo County at San Bruno Mountain State & County Park @ 9:00-11:00
Colma: Family Field Day with Soccer, Kick Ball, Field Games and Barbecue at T.R. Pollicita Field @ 12:00-4:00
South San Francisco: Taiko Demonstration, Tai Chi, Recreational Swim, Farmer’s Market & Bocce Ball at Orange Memorial Park @ 9:00-1:00
Menlo Park: Kite Day at Bedwell Bayfront Park @ Noon-3:00
SATURDAY, MAY 14TH
Foster City: Polynesian Festival at Leo Ryan Park
Streets Alive! Parks Alive! is an annual event started by Supervisor Carole Groom in April 2010, inspired by the first Active San Mateo County Conference, “Creating and Using Active Public Spaces.” In his keynote presentation, Gil Penalosa challenged San Mateo County to participate in the 2010 National Institutes of Health Campaign, “1000 Cities, 1000 Lives,” which encouraged cities to close streets to cars and open streets to people. Since then, numerous cities have participated annually, providing free opportunities for the community to participate in health-promoting activities and celebrate their public spaces.
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