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3nd Annual CREOLE UNITED FESTIVAL

Dunphy Park, Sausalito, Ca. Oct. 17, 2015

Photos courtesy of Dorothy Brown, Kerry Darensbourg, Ellen Gailing, Julia Scott-Jackson

SHUTTLES & FERRIES

Sausalito is minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, only 40 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and is

serviced by regular ferryboat and bus service.

San Francisco International Airport

Oakland International Airport

San Jose International Airport

Sausalito is served by the following transportation. Please contact them directly to find out more information when planning to travel in

Sausalito or the neighboring communities.

Belaire Taxi
(415) 388-1234
Operates taxi service in and around the area
– Accepts Visa/MC
– Airport flat rates

North Bay Cooperative Taxi
(415) 258-2800
Operates taxi service in and around the area
– Accepts Visa/MC, AMEX and Discover
– Wheelchair Accessible taxis available by appointment

Golden Gate Bus Transit
(415) 455-2000
Operates bus system in and around the area

Golden Gate Ferry Service
(415) 455-2000
Operates ferry service between San Francisco / Ferry Building and Sausalito

Blue and Gold Fleet
(415) 773-1188
Operates ferry service between San Francisco / Fisherman’s Wharf and Sausalito

Marin Airporter
(415) 461-4222
Operates Shuttle Bus service to and from San Francisco International Airport and Marin County, including a stop at the Sausalito Spencer

Avenue Exit off of Hwy 101

Marin Door-To-Door
(415) 457-2717
Operates door-to-door shuttle service between Sausalito and the San Francisco International Airport, the Oakland Airport, and the

Amtrak Emeryville train station

Marin Shuttle
(415) 970-2434
Operates door-to-door shuttle service between Sausalito and the San Francisco International Airport, the Oakland Airport, and the

Amtrak Emeryville train station

To help keep traffic congestion low for the festival, organizers encourage the use of public transit, bicycles and car pools

 

 

Driving directions to Sausalito

Parking information

FROM SAN JOSE

1. Head northwest on N Market St toward W Julian St

2. Turn left onto W Julian St

3. Turn right to merge onto CA-87 N

4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-101

     N/San Francisco and merge onto Hwy 101 N/U.S.101 N

5. Take the Interstate 380 W exit toward

     San Bruno/Interstate 280

6. Merge onto I-380 W

7. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 280

     N/San Francisco and merge onto I-280 N

8. Keep left to continue on CA-1 N/Junipero Serra Blvd,

     follow signs for California 1 N/19th Avenue/

    Golden Gate Bridge

9. Slight left onto 19th Ave

10. Continue onto Crossover Dr

11. Continue onto Park Presidio Bypass Blvd

12. Continue onto Park Presidio Blvd

13. Continue onto Veterans Blvd

14. Take the ramp onto Hwy 101 N/U.S.101 N

15. Exit onto Rodeo Ave

16. Continue onto Woodward Ave

17. Turn left onto Spring St

18. Take the 2nd right onto Bridgeway

Destination: Dunphy Park Sausalito, CA 94965

Driving directions to Sausalito

FROM OAKLAND

1. Head southwest on Broadway toward 14th St 

2. Turn right onto 14th St 

3. Turn right onto Castro St 

4. Slight left onto the CA-24 ramp to Walnut Creek/

     San Francisco/Hayward    

5. Merge onto I-980 E    

6. Take the exit toward San Francisco 

7. Merge onto I-580 W  

8. Merge onto I-580 W/I-80 E  

9. Keep right to continue on I-580 W, follow signs for

     San Rafael/Point Richmond  

10. Merge onto I-580 W Partial toll road

11. Take the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

         exit toward U.S. 101 S  

12. Merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd 

13. Merge onto Hwy 101 S/U.S.101 S via the ramp on

        the left to San Francisco  

14. Take the exit toward Marin City/Sausalito/445A 

15. Turn left onto Donahue St  

16. Continue onto N Bridge Blvd  

17. Turn right onto Bridgeway    

Destination: Dunphy Park Sausalito, CA 94965

1. Head northeast on Market St toward S Van Ness Ave

2. Take the 2nd right onto 11th St

3. Take the 1st right onto Mission St

4. Take the 1st right onto S Van Ness Ave

5. Turn left onto Lombard St 

6. Continue onto Hwy 101/US101/Richardson Ave

     Continue to follow Hwy 101/US101

7. Exit onto Rodeo Ave

8. Continue onto Woodward Ave

9. Turn left onto Spring St

10. Take the 2nd right onto Bridgeway

Destination: Dunphy Park Sausalito, CA 94965

 

1. Head south on 9th St toward J St  

2. Turn right onto Capitol Mall    

3. Continue onto Tower Bridge Gateway 

4. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-80 BUS W

5. Merge onto I-80 W  

6. Exit onto CA-37 W toward Novato/San Rafael 

7. Take the US-101 S ramp to

     San Rafael/San Francisco    

8. Turn right onto Hwy 101 S/U.S.101 S 

9. Take the exit toward Marin City/Sausalito/445A 

10. Turn left onto Donahue St

11. Continue onto N Bridge Blvd  

12. Turn right onto Bridgeway

Sausalito is known for its many beautiful views and scenic hillside locations. But because of the limited parking availability, Sausalito does have an aggressive enforcement program in both the residential and business districts.

ZYDECO For Kids

GRAMMY Nominated Andre Thierry, a gifted composer and accordion virtuoso is collaborating with Performing Stars of Marin, creating a musical project for youth in Marin County. The program combines traditional and newly composed music, exploring the Creole culture and Zydeco, the music of Southwest Louisiana. A relatively new genre of world music, having come about as a style of its own in only the mid 1900s.

“Zydeco for Kids” offers fun interactive ways to share a mix of African, Native American  Blues, French dance melodies and elements of

Afro-Caribbean music.  The instruments introduced are the vest

scrub boards, drums and accordion, all popular Zydeco instruments.

The project was introduced in March 2012 at Performing Stars in
Marin City, California. The artist used this theme to structure this collaboration composing work that the children can process.

All have responded to a variety of works and to other aspects of

social transformation.  The project provides cross curricular and experiential learning opportunities, leading to performing with the artist at large-scale events.

“Zydeco for Kids with Andre Thierry” and Performing Stars have cultivated a strong bond that has taken root in Marin County. The musical project is sprouting success. The artist and organization are in their third year together dedicated to music. The group will continue to connect with new generations engaging the creative process of composing, performing new works and developing a “ladder of leadership.” Future participants have the opportunity to be mentored by the youth that began with the original project.

Founded in 1990 to give diverse, often marginalized, low-income children in Marin the opportunity to “reach for the stars” by participating in arts, Performing Stars of Marin has become one of the leading youth arts programs in the County. Performing Stars serves approximately 100 young people per year, from all over Marin, with most from the low-income areas of Marin City and San Rafael’s Canal District.

Performing Stars believes that every child wants the chance to be a star and that given positive reinforcement and recognition for achievement, he or she will “act out” and “star” in positive, rather than negative roles. Performing Stars is a social service organization that uses arts and cultural enrichment programs to promote positive life and leadership skills for all of life’s many “performances.”

The mission of Performing Stars is to build pride, character, discipline, and self-esteem in the hearts and lives of low-income, primarily multicultural, children. We achieve our mission through connecting youth and their families with arts, recreation, and other cultural enrichment programs that develop good work habits and positive social skills, enhance analytical thinking, improve communication skills, and increase professional readiness. Further, by exposing youth to county-wide experience beyond young people’s cultural comfort zone, Performing Stars promotes important personal growth and transformation.

Thank you to all, for your support! 2015 Sponsors

 2015 Community Partners:

ADA information

Creole United Festival is accessible to all guests with disabilities and there will be disabled parking spaces.

CONCESSION STANDS

Creole United Festival features concession stands  that are accessible for patrons with disabilities. If assistance is required at any of the food service areas, please contact the nearest festival staff.

FIRST AID

First Aid services provided onsite at venue. Please refer to the festival map for location.

PARKING/DIRECTIONS

Please be advised that security and/or law enforcement can verify that each vehicle’s ADA PLACARD or LICENSE PLATE corresponds with current DMV registration along with matching ID of the ADA patron inside the vehicle at the time of arrival.

RESTROOMS

All public restrooms are accessible portable toilets. Please refer to the festival map for locations.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Animals are not allowed onto the festival site. Exception are made for patrons with Service Animals. Patrons requiring further Service Animal assistance need to contact our ADA Coordinator at: ada@creoleunitedfestival.com.

WHEELCHAIR & COMPANION SEATING

Please refer to the festival map for location. please contact ADA coordinator at: ada@creoleunitedfestival.com.
Access is limited.

QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS

We ask that you contact us with your questions and/or suggestions at: ada@creoleunitedfestival.com.​​​​​​​​​​

2015 Festival FAQs

The Festival has no admission fee. Suggested $5 donations (or more if you are able) per person at the entrance are appreciated. All donations help support the Performing Stars of Marin, “Zydeco For Kids” music project.

WHAT TO BRING

Items allowed in this venue include:

Lawn chairs – seats must not be higher than 9″ off the ground.  disposable or digital cameras, small bags or backpacks, small umbrellas (tote size), seat cushions.

You are allowed to bring in food for personal consumption as long as it fits in a one gallon, ziploc bag, plastic grocery bag or a small(six-pack sized) collapsible soft-sided cooler. No hard coolers of any kind are allowed. Event staff may require the patron to show the bag and it’s contents when entering the venue, and all items allowed in are at the staff member’s discretion.

A patron can bring in one factory sealed water bottle, or other non-alcoholic beverage (up to one liter in size). Blanket or sleeping bag for the lawn.

Prohibited Items: 

Glass, cans or alcohol. Weapons of any kind. Cameras & video equipment. Large ice chests- over 12″ diameter or hard-sided. Radios & TVs. Barbecues or hibachis. Footballs, softballs, Frisbees, etc. Skates or skateboards. No tailgating.

NO PETS, PLEASE

Pets are not allowed at the event. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home. Animals- exception being seeing-eye dogs.

WATERFRONT RESERVE TABLES FOR PURCHASE

A great opportunity to showcase your business or just enjoy with family and friends. For more information on how to reserve your waterfront table now please contact: info@creoleunitedfestival.com.

ZERO WASTE EFFORT

The Creole United Festival will partner with Conservation Corp North Bay and the City of Sausalito to promote and encourage Zero Waste. Free-standing eco stations will be positioned throughout the festival for collecting compost, recycling and landfield waste. Additionally, there will be eco stations in strategic locations for festival staff, vendors and sponsors.

Organizers are also encouraging the use of public transit, bicycles and car pools to cut down carbon emissions and vehicular traffic.

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

PLEASE NOTE: These items are subject to change depending on the event.

QUESTIONS:

Contact us with your questions at: info@creoleunitedfestival.com