Sunday Streets (also called "Open Streets") closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may use the space for other physical and social activities. The streets become parks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and dance and play. Everyone from businesses and community organizations to musicians and artists use the space creatively, engaging the public and providing spontaneity and discovery. It sounds simple, yet it really is very different and exciting.
People get out and connect with their community and urban environment in a transformative way. This temporary public space inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day - and beyond. As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in North America. Check out StreetFilms.org for more about Open Streets around
Celebrando Comunidad en la Placita
12pm - 4pm at Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park
The CÃ©sar ChÃ¡vez Commemoration is a citywide effort to honor CÃ©sar ChÃ¡vez and Dolores Huerta by emphasizing Service!
Live entertainment, dancing, children's games and activities, crafts vendors and food booths and a salsa tasting competition! For more information, table registration, and salsa tasting competition entry forms visit our website
11am to 4pm, Shattuck Avenue from Vine to Channing Way and Civic Center Park
Riccardo Muti, conductor. $40-$175. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org
3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States