Science and Career Festival, Sidewalk Sale on Ocean Avenue This Sunday

Science and career festival, sidewalk sales and more will happen on Ocean Avenue this Sunday. File photographs

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Aside from the Assemblymember Phil Ting’s annual Bike Safety Fair and Balboa Reservoir park open house this Saturday, Sunday has the two firsts: the OMI STEM Frenzy Science & Career Festival and Sunday Streets Phoenix Day Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale.

OMI STEM Frenzy Science & Career Festival

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Beep’s Burgers, the OMI STEM Frenzy Science & Career Festival will offer a venue for children, families, educators and the community to explore STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities through hands-on activities and demonstrations by STEM-based organizations, raffles, prizes, and more.

The event is organized by the Delia Fitzpatrick of Our Kids First and hosted by the San Francisco African American Early Childhood Educators with support from the Dreamkeeper Initiative, the San Francisco Department of Youth, Children and Families and the Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside Community Collaborative.

The festival is free and open to the public. All COVID-19 precautions will be observed. 

Date: Sunday, Oct. 17

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Ocean and Lee avenues

Admission: Free 

Sunday Streets Phoenix Day Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale

The Ingleside Merchants Association will be partnering with Livable City and the City and County of San Francisco for the first ever Phoenix Day to have an Ocean Avenue Sidewalk Sale.

Celebrate the resilience of our small businesses and their shared spaces. The Plant Lady SF, Ocean Paws, Jamaica Africa Yay Area and other merchants will have tables out.

Phoenix Day is a day of events across the city and part of the city’s reopening strategy. “Phoenix Day will empower residents in every corner of San Francisco to partake in Sunday Streets’ vision of sharing the joy of streets as car-free spaces for health, healing, community and celebration by featuring,” according to an announcement.

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Date: Sunday, Oct. 17

Time: 12 to 5 p.m.

Location: Ocean Avenue

Ingleside Gallery Group Show #3

Ingleside Gallery, the pop-up art gallery curated by award-winning artist Shrey Purohit, will display the works of emerging artists at its third group show.

Dates: Friday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 17

Time: 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Location: Ingleside Gallery at Ocean Incubators, 1507 Ocean Ave.

Lovely Lit Night

Lit Night, the monthly literary open mic event, will delve into the theme of love: “What have you done for love? Love is a great motivator for family, romance, professional pursuits, and self-destruction. We are both blinded by and beholden to the ones we love. Share you fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about the power of love.” Neighborhood artist Neil Ballard will host.

Date: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Ocean Ale House, 1314 Ocean Ave.

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