List of Events for Sidewalks are for People Day: 12/18

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We have an brilliant and exciting lineup of events for tomorrow’s Sidewalks are for People Day!

See the map of events here.

Sign up your own event here.

Picnic against Sit/Lie: Eddy and Jones Streets 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We’ll be having a picnic on the sidewalk at the corner of Eddy and Jones right at Boedekker Park and kitty-corner from the Tenderloin Police Station. If it rains, we’ll set up an awning at 468 Turk Street and do coffee and hot chocolate instead.

A Queer-In: Castro and Market, Harvey Milk Plaza 12 noon to 2-2:30

A queer-in like the old be-ins of the late 60s. Music, games, speeches, knitting, garage sale, giveaway items, cruising, talking, etc. Come and have fun and bring your favorite activity to share. Bring instruments if you play one. In the spirit of the late 60′s and early 70s we are celebrating the Castro the way it once was and could be again. Harvey Milk opposed sit/lie and so do we. Everyone invited.

KNIT-IN: Divisadero St. & Oak St. 1PM to 3 or 4ish

Come sit and knit! Or crochet! We will have yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, probably a couch, and definitely lots of friendly people! Don’t know how to knit or crochet and always wanted to learn how? Now’s your chance! We will happily teach you. Plus, we will have a crazy guest performance by the BRASS LIBERATION ORCHESTRA!!! Brought to you by the Art Night Collective, the folks who brought you Knit the Clit ( Oh yeah, and the vulva will be up on our gate, too. You heard me.

Détournement: 1647 McAllister St. 2pm to 5pm

In the tradition of the French Enlightenment salon we are hosting an event in celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant public space. To quote André Leon Tally, a salon is a place to talk about
Please respect there is no audio or video recording and no alcohol.

Sit/Lie Party: Haight and Cole Street 1pm

Kick-it on the corner and do our thing.

Can’t-vote-on-civil-rights Party: 1504 Church Street 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

You can’t vote on civil rights tea party… tea and cookies …and whatever else people want to bring.”

Community Gathering: Cole Street & Haight Street 1:00pm

Homeless and formerly homeless folks, Haight residents, folks who work in the Haight, and our friends will celebrate each other and our right to be together on the wonderful San Francisco sidewalks.

St James Sidewalk P arty: Pele/St James Infirmary Capp between 19th & 20th 11 am to 3 pm

St. James Infirmary will be serving snacks and drinks, playing music, decorating the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk, hanging out in camp chairs and providing information about our clinic services. We have a potty and love for you!”

Mercado de Cambio/Po’ Sto -Holiday Community Art Market & Knowledge XChange: Po’ Sto’ 2940 16th St. noon -7pm

Support Indigenous Artists in Poverty with your holiday Dollaz. Come to the 2nd Annual Mercado de cambio/ Po Sto – a Holiday Art Market 4 Change & Community Party with performances and people -led edukashun by Hip Hop Artists, Poets and Poverty Skolaz. Arts, crafts and books for sale by artists in poverty & performances by the Po Poets Project, welfareQUEENS, 2011 POOR Press authors and a community open-mike! Special Guest DJ Ome. On-Site Art lessons for kids and adults.

Brass Liberation Orchestra: Various Locations 12:45pm to 2:15

The Brass Liberation Orchestra will march from the Upper Haight, down Haight Street to Oak and Divisadero, and from there may march to McAllister and Divisadero. In a change from their usual performance, they will march silently and play their instruments either seated or lying down on the sidewalks!

San Francisco Drug Users’ Union: 149 Turk St. 12pm to 2pm

Join the San Francisco Drug Users’ Union at our new office in the Tenderloin for cookies and conversation!

Heath and Healing in every moment Mini Reiki Sessions: 868 Valencia noon to 3pm

Mindful Living SF Community Soul Holistic Health will be giving mini reiki sessions and holistic health~mindful living consultations. May everyone embace the new year with improved health and well being in their Community.

Tea Party Sit-in:  3109 24th st (at folsom) 2 pm

Join Kaleidoscope for a tea party sit in on the sidewalk. Chamber music is planned!

No Sit/Lie Youth Flyering Event: 1317 Haight Street at Noon

Youth from the Haight Street Referral Center will be flyering the hood. Stop by to pick up “10 Things You Can Do to Oppose the Sit/Lie Law” and flyer with folks up and down the street.


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