Tens of thousands enjoy car-free Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets: Fun for all. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Sunday Streets brought out tens of thousands of people over the weekend. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Tens of thousands of people took advantage of a car-free Shattuck Avenue on Sunday at the fourth annual Sunday Streets Berkeley. Cars were banned on the 2-mile stretch from Haste Street to Rose Street, and it was filled instead with musicians, face painters, bubble makers, civic organizations, food booths, yoga classes and more. Berkeleyside contributing photographers Nancy Rubin, Ted Friedman and William Newton visited and shot these photos, which give a taste of the day.

The event was put together by the Downtown Berkeley Association, the North Shattuck Association, Livable Berkeley and East Bay Open Streets.

Lots of activities for all to enjoy at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Lots of activities for all to enjoy at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Lots of activities for all to enjoy at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Lots of activities for all to enjoy at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Sunday Streets by Nancy Rubin
Sunday Streets: Fun for all. Photo: Nancy Rubin
A young unicyclist at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
A young unicyclist at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Sunday Streets: Fun for all ages. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Sunday Streets: Fun for all ages. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Out together at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Out together at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Rolling together at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Rolling together at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Enjoying the day at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Enjoying the day at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Kids got musical at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Kids got musical at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Families came out for Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Families came out for Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Out for a stroll at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Out for a stroll at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The bubble man at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The bubble man at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The bubble man at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The bubble man at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The bubble man: Always a crowd pleaser. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The bubble man: Always a crowd pleaser. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Skateboarding: More fun with two, at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Skateboarding: More fun with two, at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Out to play at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Out to play with the pups at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Human chess at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Life-sized chess pieces were a hit at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Lots of activities for all to enjoy at Sunday Streets. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Sunday Streets: A beautiful way to explore Berkeley. Photo: Nancy Rubin
What's a stroll without face painting? by Ted Friedman
What’s a stroll without face painting? Photo: Ted Friedman
Photo by William Newton
Young musicians took their turn playing a range of instruments. Photo: William Newton
Photo by William Newton
Musicians entertained the crowds on Shattuck Avenue. Photo: William Newton
Photo by William Newton
The fourth annual Sunday Streets: A great day for costumes. Photo: William Newton

Related:
Photos: Berkeley revels in 3rd annual Sunday Streets (10.13.14)
New festival turns Center Street into ‘fun central’ (05.23.14)
Photos: Berkeley revels in car-free buzz of Sunday Streets (10.14.13)
Sunday Streets returns to Berkeley for 2nd year on Oct. 13 (10.10.13)
Council supports Sunday Streets, looks to find funds (01.25.13)
Berkeley happily abandons sidewalks for Sunday Streets (10.15.12)
Shattuck Avenue goes car-free for 17 blocks on Sunday (10.11.12)
Can car-free ‘Sunday Streets’ come to Berkeley? (05.11.12)

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