Dr. Maya Angelou Statue Coming to San Francisco Main Library

In 2018 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the Women’s Recognition Public Art Fund – an ordinance requiring 30% of all public art in the City to represent women – with the goal of 50%. At the time of passing the ordinance, of the 87 statues in San Francisco only three depicted non-fictional women. As part of this effort to expand the presence of influential women through permanent art pieces, the first statue approved for the steps for the San Francisco Main Library will depict poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou.

The beautiful renderings of the three finalists’ works — chosen as finalists by a Public Art Selection Panel to create site-specific proposals for this artwork opportunity: Jules Arthur, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, and Lava Thomas — are on display at the Main Library and the San Francisco Arts Commission website. Check out the works, and provide comment before July 31.

Rendering from artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
Rendering from artist Lava Thomas

New Summer Soccer Fields Now at Civic Center

Featuring two modular turf fields, the new spot to play soccer is Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Branch of the San Francisco Pubic Library! Presented by San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department with Street Soccer USA, and additional programming with America Scores, the fields will be up through summer, and include a schedule inclusive for all. Continue reading “New Summer Soccer Fields Now at Civic Center”

Cheer on the Teams at SF Rec & Park’s Women’s World Cup Final Party in Civic Center

Prior to the kick-off the 1st Sundays Block Party 2019 series on Fulton Street at Larkin Street — catch the Women’s World Cup Final in Civic Center Plaza at 8am. Hosted by SF Rec & Park, join other fans to cheer on the teams and watch the game live on the big screen.

Following the game, continue the celebration of soccer at the 1st Sundays Block Party — play a game with Soccer USA and make a free DIY sport pennant, hosted by Feed the Fish Co. and SF Etsy. Also stay and check out the other great elements of the 1st Sundays Block Party: food trucks, games, shopping and more!

Learn more about the 1st Sundays Block Party series here.