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The winning sand sculpture from Rooftop Elementary School
The 2014 LEAP Sandcastle Contest took place on Ocean Beach last Saturday. The contest pairs elementary school classes with professional contractors, engineers and architects to design a sandcastle that gets built on the day of the event.
The theme this year was “Food, Glorious Food” and after touring the sand sculptures, it was clear what’s on the mind of hungry kids – pizza, hamburgers, candy and ice cream. Not to mention sculptures of a few porky pigs meeting their demise.
Rooftop Elementary School took top honors this year for their Candyland sand sculpture. We also liked the “Food Map of San Francisco” by Skyline Elementary of Daly City which showcased the known foods of different city neighborhoods such as pizza for North Beach, a taco for the Mission, and sushi for Japantown.
Congratulations to all the schools and businesses that participated – it was another great year!
The model created for Rooftop’s Candyland sculpture
A “hot dog” along with ketchup and mustard dispensers
Some hungry hippos
The 2013 best in show gold sculpture by The Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila
This Saturday, October 11, LEAP will host their annual sandcastle contest at Ocean Beach. Every year, professional architects, contractors and designers collaborate with teams of middle school students for the contest to raise money for LEAP’s art education programs. Last year the event raised $250,000.
This year’s theme is “Food, Glorious Food”. Before the event, teams meet with students in the classroom to develop ideas based on a set theme. Plans are finalized, clay models are shaped, team structure and schedules are defined, and tasks are assigned, all in preparation for the big day. On the morning of the event, the teams and students arrive and await the whistle that signals the start of the contest. As soon as it sounds, four hours of intensive building begin.
The contest begins at 10:30am, and the public is encouraged to come out and view the final sandcastle creations around 2:30pm, when judging begins and the beach is covered with sculptures. View photos from 2013
Good luck to all the participating teams! We can’t wait to see what you create this year.
The sculpture and winning signage from George Peabody Elementary School
Shhhh! What happens when hundreds of people gather to hear DJ music in a public space – but all of them are wearing wireless headphones to hear the music instead of listening to loudspeakers?
It’s called HUSHfest, and it’s put on by Silent Frisco, “a crew of San Francisco sonic missionaries dedicated to turning impossible situations into musical magic. We specialize in enabling performances in public spaces where “noise” has previously made such performances impractical or illegal. By using our custom “Silent Frisco” wireless headphones, the music can play while neighbors enjoy peace and quiet.”
You pay $20 to rent a pair of wireless headphones at the event, which includes access to 2 channels, each broadcasting one of the two live performers/DJs at a given time.
Don your headphones to tune in and enjoy the music, or take them off and enjoy the beach around you and your neighbors.
On Sunday, September 28 beginning at 11am, Silent Frisco will host several DJs at Ocean Beach for HUSHFest: Rob Garza, Psychemagik, Fort Knox Five, Thunderball, NON STOP BHANGRA, Hard French DJ’s, El Papachango, Motion Potion, DJ Mancub, Matt Haze.
Rock on (silently!),