Weekend Happenings: Veterans Day Parade, Holiday Ice Skating and Changes on Ocean Ave.
Holiday Service Schedule and Parking Enforcement Alert:
Friday is Veterans Day, and Muni will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
Also on Friday, seven-day street sweeping restrictions and parking meters (including those meters on Port of San Francisco property) will be enforced. Residential permit zones, Monday through Friday street sweeping, and commuter tow-away zones will not be enforced. For complete details, visit the holiday enforcement schedule webpage.
Ocean Avenue 29 and 49 Service Changes Alert:
Beginning this Friday, eastbound Ocean Avenue between Geneva and San Jose avenues will be closed for one month due to the Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements project. The partial street closure will result in the temporary relocation of three 29 Sunset and 49 Van Ness/Mission stops.
For complete details on stop changes and traffic detours, please visit the project’s service alert page.
Skaters at the Union Square Holiday Ice Rink on December 7, 2014. Photo: William Welch/Flickr
Holiday Ice Rink
Daily, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
One of the city’s best holiday attractions is back! Head down to Union Square, put on a pair of ice skates, and step out onto the Holiday Ice Rink. Whether you’re a seasoned ice skater or not; looking for some family fun or out on a romantic date night, this open air wonderland will be the backdrop for some memorable moments. This year the rink will host a Silent Night Skate party, Tots on Ice, Flashback Fridays, and more. Be sure to check the rink’s press release for specific days and times.
Skaters of all ages can take either of these Muni service routes: Powell Cable Car Line, 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 8 Bayshore, 30 Stockton, 38 Geary, and 45 Union/Stockton.
Muni service note: No service will be affected.
Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, 11 a.m.
The Embarcadero and North Point Street
In 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I came to an end as the Allies' armistice with Germany went into effect. Since 1938, November 11 has been a national holiday, first to commemorate the armistice and, since 1954, to honor and recognize all veterans for their bravery and service to the nation.
This year’s Veterans Day parade will stage on North Point and Powell streets. From North Point, the parade will travel north along The Embarcadero, turn west on Jefferson Street and disband at Jefferson and Hyde streets.
Parade watchers and participants can take the F Market, 8 Bayshore, 19 Polk, 39 Coit, 47 Van Ness, Powell Hyde and Powell Mason Cable Car lines.
Muni service note: During the parade service on the F Market, 8 Bayshore, 39 Coit, and 47 Van Ness will be affected.
Temporary J Church and K Ingleside Service Changes Reminder:
Due to Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvement construction work, there are now temporary stop changes in effect for the J Church and K Ingleside lines at Balboa Park Station. These stop changes will be in place through the end of the year. For details, please read our September 1 blog post.
“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.