Week in Transit: Band Festival, GGT Service Changes, Nativity Festival

Catch Some Tunes in Golden Gate Park: Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s most revered outside recreation area, and this weekend the site will be a particularly pleasant place to visit. The 10th annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Temple of Music band-shell located within the park. The free family-friendly event will feature a host of local community bands specializing in orchestral, string and symphonic arrangements. The music kicks off at 11 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. both days. Attendees can take Muni’s 5-Fulton bus line to 10th avenue, which is just a short walk from the bandshell site.

Golden Gate Transit Implementing Service Changes: Golden Gate Transit, which provides bus service connecting the North Bay to San Francisco, will be implementing regularly-scheduled service changes starting on Sunday. The adjustments include the elimination of two bus lines due to low ridership, and scheduling tweaks to two-dozen more lines. Most of the changes are slight adjustments to scheduling, to allow for more reliability and connectivity for passengers. The bus agency makes the changes every three months, much like SamTrans, which adjusts its service three times a year based on evolving ridership trends, traffic patterns and bus operator availability.

CaptureMenlo Park Hosts the Nativity: More than a dozen carnival rides, live music, raffles with prize winners up to $20,000 in cash, and plenty of games for the kids will be at the 36th annual Nativity Carnival in Menlo Park this weekend. The three-day event kicks off Friday and all proceeds from the festival will benefit the Menlo Park Nativity Parish. The free festival will take place at 1250 Laurel Street, which is a couple of blocks away from the Menlo Park Caltrain Station. Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedules offer plenty of options for event-goers traveling to the Nativity Carnival.

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