Doxa Opening Celebration for Embarcadero Plazas! – Tuesday, July 23rd, 6-8pm
You are invited to the opening celebration of two “parklet” public access spaces on the Embarcadero, commissioned by the Port of San Francisco and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission during the 34th Americas Cup events this summer. Situated at Piers 9-15 and Pier 24 1/2, the temporary public spaces are pilot projects that explore new ways to provide waterfront public access. Designed and produced by San Francisco’s Rebar and Design Studio and the Exploratorium’s Outdoor Studio, the people-friendly spaces feature greenery, customizable seating, bold colors, and special places for watching people and the Bay. These tiny laboratories reveal the social life of the new waterfront and provide ideas for rethinking what’s possible along the edge of San Francisco Bay.
The opening event will take place from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, July 23rd, at Pier 9-15 and is free and open to all members of the public. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Exploratorium’s cafe carts, which will be stationed nearby. Acoustic entertainment will be provided by Trio Zincalo, which plays “Gypsy Jazz and World Cafe” music. Brief official remarks start at 7 PM, and include a welcome from representatives of the Port of San Francisco, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. The project’s designers from Rebar and the Exporatorium will share the creative ideas behind the spaces. For those wishing to visit Pier 24-1/2 as well, a group will depart at 7:30 on foot and bicycle.