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Lake Merritt’s Free BBQ Day: “BBQ While Being Black” | Oakland

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Lake Merritt Bandstand | 582 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

Event Details

In reaction to an incident in April where the police were called on people BBQing, organizers have set up a “BBQWB” event -aka. BBQ While Being Black” – A free event to gather at Lake Merritt’s bandstand on Sunday and celebrate community with free food being donated by tons of local businesses.

We need real numbers Oakland!
This free event “BBQ While being Black or #BBQWB” is a direct response to the woman who called the police ?‍♀️ on the brothas bbqing! And to bring awareness of conscious racial bias!
Show Up and Show Out!, who’s really coming yah’ll? TOWNUP! What are you bringing!? LOVE!
Bring your (Smokey Joe) grill, foldout chair and blankets, most importantly bring your BEAUTIFUL BLACK SELVES!
Let’s show em how we use to roll at Da Lake on Sunday’s!
Let’s be respectful of Lake Merritt rules and have hella fun!
Let’s meet @ the Bandstand!
This events (Free food) has been donated by some and supported by others, wonderful businesses in Oakland and the SF Bay Area:
Grocery Outlet, Lungomare, Chop Bar, Calavera, Coolwater, Phat Matt’s BBQ, LBQ’S BBQ, FreddyFranksBarbq, Montperi Catering & Events, Shannon Moe Cooks, OSP BY ALL NATURALS, Gstacks, La Dolce Vita Bakery & Cafe, V12fit, Can’a, Coco’s Cocktails, Roux & Vine, Chef Mimi Inc., ALL Goods & Services, AlDroMedia, Jumpin’ Gymsters LLC., Warren Financial Group, Oakhella, Mark Anthony Jones, Samara Southern Creations, Tylon Sizemore and KBLX!
#oaklandlove #Townbizness #EPEC #Eatwellplayoften #IamOakland#BlackMagic #LakeMerrit #BBQWB #PUTSOMERESPECTONIT

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Outdoors, Political Activism
Address: 582 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA