La Borinquena’s Birthday Fiesta | Oakland
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
La Borinquena Mex-icatessen, Oakland’s longest continuously family-owned and operated retail Mexican food store, is celebrating 66 years of business. La Borinquena invites the public to a huge birthday fiesta from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2010. The fiesta honors the legacy started in 1944 by family matriarch and business founder Mama Rosa Lopez. La Borinquena’s fiesta coincides with the Oaklavia street festival which will transform downtown Oakland, through temporary traffic closures, into a recreation zone with car-free city streets. By enjoying these two events revelers will celebrate the spirit of comunidad y familia.
Since opening its doors in 1944, La Borinquena Mex-icatessen and its family owners have witnessed great changes with the constant being the shop’s wonderful customers, friendly staff and supportive neighbors. The fiesta will encourage everyone to come together to eat, drink, dance and enjoy each others company.
At 11:45 a.m., there will be a special Proclamation presentation by Oakland Councilmember Nancy Nadel’s office and live music by The Bomba y Plena Workshop from Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Community tables will add an informative element to the festivities. Learn more about the Oakland Grown movement supporting independent businesses & artists. Meet the founders of 10,000 Steps Oakland who are developing the walking tour: “Walking the Invisible City.” Shop with Oakland jewelry artist Gabrielle Lessard of Mangosteen. Listen to an artist talk by Oakland-based Joaquin Alejandro Newman of Forrealism whose work is currently on display in the restaurant. Sports fans can greet Raiderettes
Tags: Anniversary, community, Entertainment, Fair, Festival, fiesta, Food, Mexican, music, party, social, tamale
Categories: East Bay, Eating & Drinking