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Oaklavia “Love Our Neighborhood Day” Car-Free Block Party | East Bay

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Pablo & Ashby | San Pablo Ave. and Ashby St, Berkeley, CA

Event Details

Golden Gate/Southwest Berkeley neighborhood invites you to participate in the open streets event, Love Our Neighborhood Day.

This block party will give people a chance to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way. San Pablo Avenue will be closed to traffic and car-free from Ashby to Stanford, about a mile-long stretch, so that people can walk, bike, skate, dance, and play in the open street. The route line-up promises to bring 50+ different interactive activities to participants.

Between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, auto traffic and street parking will not be allowed on the event route.

Love Our Neighborhood Day
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 11 am to 4 pm
San Pablo Ave, Ashby to Stanford, Oakland

Activities and Key Partners (North to South on San Pablo)

Dozens of local organizations, performers, artists, and others from throughout the region will join us on event day, including:

  • Citizen Five Music Stage: Happening at Folger and San Pablo just south of Ashby, local artists from the neighborhood are featured: DJ Hercules Records, Make Jazz, Lil’ Elephant, Genius 13 yr. Old solo act, and Supa Knova & Nebi.

  • MILO Foundation will host pet adoptions.

  • Mysterious Creatures Art Collective & Gallery will be hosting a live art mural production on their building, demos and interactive events, including a stage of local artists: Dea M., Diana Gameros + Brother, Michael Ruffo, Heather Normandale, & Dashboard Buddhas,

  • Homegrown Acoustic Stage: featuring Guatam and Dennis D., is a relaxing zone of kids games, great food, and acoustic music to relax in the shade.

  • The Grease Diner will be hosting DIY silkscreening

  • Oakland Fitness, Clif Bar and others will be hosting a Games area for all ages

  • Berkeley Maynard Academy and Yu Ming School will be collaborating on student projects for the event, hosting events reaching out to the local community

  • Riveropolis will return for its second year at Love Our Neighborhood Day – Riveropolis is sculpture and furniture featuring elevated waterways and fantastical landscapes, bringing the magic of running water to schools, museums and public places

  • Rock the Bike Center Stage will return with their pedal-powered music stage, smoothies and a stellar line-up:

    • 11 a.m. Zumba w/ Angie
    • 11:40 Ecstatic Dance w/ DJ

    • 12:40 Justin Ancheta Single Release “Dark Winter Night” w/ Del Corazon

    • 12:50 Morgan Nilsen & Gadge Crew

    • 2:00 Downs Choir

    • 3:00 Bicicletas Por La Paz

  • Grand Opening of the Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center: with live activities of basketball, zumba, and a 1:30 pm celebration and announcements.

  • Destiny Arts will produce an all-day stage, including performances by their youth dance groups, DJ entertainment, dance classes, and more

  • KALA Art Institute will be hosting several artists in their Print Public program, creating art on the street during the event

  • Namaste Pizza Stage at 61st and San Pablo will host Local Hip Hop and artist from Hip Hop for Change, with including local folk artists all day long. There will be a pizza give-away and crazy photo’s with your favorite pizza’s. Stop by to see and hear, and eat!

  • Athletic Playground will host all day events of acroyoga and monkey games for all ages by Stanford & San Pablo

  • Capoeira and Karate demonstrations by Studio Naga, the Capoeira Foundation,Capoeira Mandinga and more.

Street Closures

San Pablo Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Ashby Ave to Stanford. All side streets will be detoured around the event, but will be open to traffic up to San Pablo. For residents or businesses who need access into and out of the neighborhood on event day, side streets can be used to access main arteries surrounding the event (Ashby, Hollis, Stanford, Market/Sacramento) and get into and out of the area. Street closures will start at 9am, and streets will reopen by 6pm.

Public Transit

The AC Transit 72 Line buses will be routed via Ashby and Stanford to Sacramento/Market. All 72 Line stops on the Event Route will be posted with directions to nearby alternatives. Transit re-routing will start before 9am and resume normal operation after 6pm (when the roads are open).

Volunteers Needed

Please go to this form to get involved hosting an activity, or volunteering to make Love Our Neighborhood Day a fun and engaging family experience: http://oaklavia.org/love-our-neighborhood-day-2016

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: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Block Party, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families
Address: San Pablo Ave. and Ashby St, Berkeley, CA