Crossing the Finish Line: Weekend Opening of the New MOMA and Bay To Breakers
To say this weekend will be a big weekend is a bit of an understatement. The SFMOMA re-opens on Saturday in a bigger and better facility, making it one of the premiere museums in the country, Then on Sunday runners of all levels will zip across the city in one of San Francisco’s more iconic events.
Race day is almost here! The 2016 Zappos.com Bay to Breakers is this Sunday. Register in person at Pier 35 on Friday or Saturday at the official race Expo. Don’t forget to purchase an all-day Muni pass at the Expo to make getting around on race day easy!
SFMOMA Grand Opening
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The big reveal of the new SFMOMA is here! After three years of construction and closed doors, this Saturday is the Grand Opening, and Muni will take you directly to all the festivities! The SFMOMA is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and neighborhood institutions are celebrating the day by opening to the public free of charge.
At the ribbon cutting, enjoy musicians, street entertainers, and chalk artists as well as performers from SFJAZZ, the SF Conservatory Collective, the Chinese American International School and Circus Center. Guests will also hear from Neal Benezra, SFMOMA Helen and Charles Schwab Director, along with museum and civic leaders.
The ribbon cutting and opening day events are free to the public; however, the 5,000 free tickets are gone. Museum entry on Opening Day is sold out. You can still purchase tickets for May 15 through Labor Day at sfmoma.org.
If you’re looking to experience the excitement the 8 Bayshore, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 30 Stockton, 45 Union/Stockton and Muni Metro subway to Montgomery Station will take you to all the fanfare.
Make your trip a little easier by paying for your fare ahead of time with MuniMobile.
Muni service note: Due to increased foot traffic and an increase in ridership, service routes in the downtown area may see minor delays.
Bay To Breakers
Sunday, 8 a.m.
Howard and Main streets to Ocean Beach
Calling all competitive runners and costumed revelers - Bay To Breakers is back! The annual tradition that is both a serious running competition and a colorful social gathering will kick off at Howard and Main streets and then cut across the city for the big finish at Ocean Beach. Whether you are in it to win it or simply interested in having a good time, Muni will take you to the start, finish and points in between.
For complete details on express service and service re-routes, please visit our Bay to Breakers alert page
Pre-event service will be available via the:
- 5R Fulton Rapid Bus (6 to 7:30 a.m.) will depart from Fulton Street and 47th Avenue, making stops at all rapid stops between 47th Avenue and Beale and Mission streets.
- NX N Express Bus (6 to 7:30 a.m.) will depart from Judah and La Playa streets, making local stops to 19th Avenue, then travel express to 1st and Market and Battery streets.
- Muni Metro service (4:45 to 6 a.m.) will run from West Portal to Embarcadero Station, making stops at Forest Hill, Castro, Church and Van Ness stations, then express to Embarcadero Station. Trains will stop at all stations starting at 6am.
- N Judah Line (4:45 to 6 a.m.) will provide service from Judah and 19th Avenue to Van Ness Station, then express to Embarcadero Station
Post-event service will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. via the:
- 5R Fulton Rapid Bus will depart from Fulton Street at 47th Avenue and will operate to Sansome and Sutter streets (Montgomery BART station).
- 5R Fulton Rapid Bus will depart from Fulton Street and 47th Avenue and will operate on regular limited stops with last stop at Beale and Mission streets.
- 5 Fulton Bus will depart from Fulton Street and 43rd Avenue and will operate on regular inbound route with last stop at Beale and Mission streets.
- NX N Express Bus will provide express service on the south side of Golden Gate Park from Judah and La Playa streets, will operate on regular stops until 19th Avenue and express to Sansome and Sutter streets.
The SFMTA will be selling a Muni special fare sticker ($4.50) on Friday and Saturday at the Fort Mason Center, which will allow customers unlimited access to all SFMTA regular and express route service (except Cable Cars) on Sunday until 5 pm.
In addition to the special fare sticker, customers can also purchase regular transit fare in advance through MuniMobile.
Muni service note: during the race the following routes and lines will be affected: F Market, N Judah, 2 Clement, 5 Fulton, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 18 46th Avenue, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 25 Treasure Island, 27 Bryant, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 30 Stockton, 31 Balboa, 33 Ashbury/18th Street, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, 43 Masonic, 44 O’Shaughnessy, 45 Union/Stockton, 47 Van Ness and 49 Mission/Van Ness.
“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Wednesdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.