India Basin Fall Fest at India Basin Shoreline Park on October 15
Join the India Basin Waterfront Park project and community partners for India Basin Fall Festival on Sunday, October 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at India Basin Shoreline Park (Hunters Point Boulevard and Hawes Street). This community event will feature free kayaking, a car show, pumpkin patch, free desserts, and more.
It will also feature a special concert organized by Hip Hop for Change (HH4C), celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Illuminate will be curating the music stage for this event. In addition to performances, it will feature a number of workshops including hip-hop fashion, breakdancing, airbrush artwork and more. This will be the kickoff for the Hip Hop in the Park Initiative, a program supported by a grant from the San Francisco Foundation, in partnership with the California Arts Council. This initiative will organize a number of workshops and activations at India Basin Shoreline Park beginning in January 2024.
The event will also open the Community Innovation Lab, an expansion of the park's Tech Hub, which has offered free Wi-Fi access, laptop and tablet lending and technical support, and a variety of community services to BVHP residents since 2021.
"The Lab" will offer a range of services including free rentals of sports and activity equipment; space for community organizations to host their programming, workshops, networking events, and more; as well as free Wi-Fi access, laptop and tablet lending, technical support, and community services. The Hip Hop in the Park Initiative will be hosted out of this facility.
This event and programming is outlined in the project's Equitable Development Plan, which ensures that the waterfront park will benefit current Bayview-Hunters Point (BVHP) residents while preserving the culture and identity of the historic neighborhood. It provides a blueprint for delivering a park designed by and for the community while improving economic opportunity and environmental health for its residents. For more information, click here!