Dolores Park Works is partnering with Sister Connie of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, John Morris of Dolores Heights Safe, members of Friends of Dolores Park Playground and members of The Dyke MarchCrew to show our commitment to keeping Dolores Park a safe, clean and fun space for all.
Meet us at the Dolores Liberty Bell, 19th Street and Dolores, 9:30 am. We will be giving the grass and sidewalks extra sweeping and raking. We have gloves and tools. At noon, lunch by Bi-Rite Market, Delfina and Namu Gaji.
Since the Dyke March’s first year in 1998, much has changed. Both the Dyke March and the younger Trans March have grown and the park department and the Mission Dolores neighborhood has struggled to remain welcoming. In acknowledgment of this growth, both organizers have made significant changes. The Trans March is calling for a drug and alcohol free event and The Dyke march has moved the stage out of the park and will begin their march an hour early.
Friday, 6/22, 3:30 to 6:00, the Trans March. This is the 9th year the transgender community has held their own celebration and march at Dolores Park. This year, organizers are calling for “a march for all ages, family friendly and sober.” Trans March organizer posted on their Facebook page,
Partying isn’t for everyone. It’s great when you’re at that time in your life, but for those who aren’t there yet, for those who are totally over it, for those who can’t be around it anymore, and for a whole bunch of others, it can be a little uncomfortable.
Saturday, The Dyke March, 6/23, noon to 5 pm the lesbian community celebrates with a party in the park and caps the day with a rally at 5 pm on Dolores and 18th Street. This is the 20th year for the Dyke March! There will be DJs in Dolores during the day and the march will kick off at 6PM.
Pink Saturday, The Castro’s contribution to Pride weekend, has also changed with the times. Last year the beer venders were nixed, this year the main stage will be replaced with food trucks.