SUNDAY STREETS BERKELEY 2017
CANCELLED DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY
Sunday Streets Berkeley Canceled for this Sunday Oct 15
Including Pet Parade, Salsa Sunday, Vine Street Block Party
The organizing committee for Sunday Streets Berkeley announced today that it has decided to officially cancel Sunday Streets Berkeley on October 15 due to the risk posed by exposure to poor air quality from the tragic and devastating fires in the North Bay. Also, canceled are the Pet Parade, Salsa Sunday, and the Vine Street Block Party, which are companion events to Sunday Streets Berkeley.
“Sunday Streets Berkeley is a diverse celebration of our community, and we could not in good conscience ask members of our community, especially children, seniors, and other sensitive individuals to risk their health and safety,” said Heather Hensley of the North Shattuck Association.
The Sunday Streets organizing committee, made up of the North Shattuck Association, Downtown Berkeley Association, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, and Livable Berkeley, expresses their regret with the cancellation for all our partners, and our sympathy for the victims of the North Bay wildfires.
“Our hearts go out to all to our fellow Bay Area community members in the North Bay who are experiencing this tragedy,” said John Caner of the Downtown Berkeley Association. The Sunday Streets organizing committee encouraged everyone who can to donate to the relief effort, and recommended donors consider giving to Go Fund Me’s donation site at www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirerelief or donating to their favorite charity.