SkyBridge on Stevenson is a community-led effort to revitalize the 500 block of Stevenson Street (between 6th & 7th streets in SOMA Pilipinas) into a vibrant hub of arts, commerce, and activity. This is a multi-year project that involves murals, pop-up events, and new custom lighting and streetscaping installations, all just over half a mile from NEMA San Francisco.
The recent Thursday evening kickoff event for Skybridge on Stevenson featured live local music from The Hogan Brothers and performances by Dog + Pony, directed by Alma Esperanza Cunningham and Joe Landini, along with cuisine from neighborhood restaurants Montesacro & the GrilledCheezGuy.
See what’s coming up on the calendar with SkyBridge on Stevenson:
Skybridge on Stevenson: Week 2 on Thursday, September 24, from 5:30- 8:30pm for live local music from Kevin Wong and performances by The Bellwether Dance Project, Nol Simonse, and Marika Brussel along with cuisine from neighborhood restaurants Montesacro & the GrilledCheezGuy.
Skybridge on Stevenson: Week 3 on Thursday, October 1, from 5:30- 8:30pm.
Skybridge on Stevenson: Week 4 on Thursday, October 8, from 5:30- 8:30pm.
Skybridge on Stevenson is brought to our neighborhood by MMCBD, SFMTA, OEWD, Zendesk and the San Francisco Parks Alliance.
Experience the connectivity of past, present, and future in the South of Market!
Skybridge History (taken from the website):
The 500 block of Stevenson Street is punctuated by the iconic SkyBridge — an architectural landmark in the South of Market. Originally part of Weinstein’s Department Store, the bridge connected its main building on Market Street to a second building located on Stevenson Street, shuttling merchandise between the two. Because the buildings were built at different times, the floors did not line up precisely, resulting in the SkyBridge’s quirky, angled shape.
Soma After WW2: The neighborhood blossomed in the 1950s as African-American, Latino, and Filipino people moved south of Market and established thriving communities rich in cultural life. In 2016, the San Francisco recognized the area in SoMa bordered by 2nd, 11th, Brannan, and Market as SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District. In 2017, the Transgender District was established, with its borders running south on 6th Street and intersecting with the Stevenson Street SkyBridge.
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