Love Our Neighborhood Day is an Open Streets in Oakland and Berkeley, also known as Oaklavia Without Borders. The third annual event will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 11 am to 4 pm. The route will span San Pablo Avenue between Ashby Avenue and Stanford Avenue.
Come out and play with us!
How We Came to Love Our Neighborhood
The Golden Gate is a neighborhood of visible challenges and hidden gems. Even if you live or work here, you probably don’t know all the wonderful resources and creativity percolating in the neighborhood.
That’s why, in 2014, a group of Oakland and Emeryville neighbors got together to do something the powers that be said couldn’t be done: close part of San Pablo Avenue to traffic and open the heart of the Golden Gate neighborhood to people on foot, bicycle, skateboards and more. In 2015, Oakland and Berkeley joined forces with a revamped route and an event that brought joy from Ashby to Stanford.
On June 4, 2016, Love Our Neighborhood Day will return with activities, music, martial arts classes, dance, church choirs, and art in the streets – everything that makes the Golden Gate great. Everyone from tykes on tricycles to seniors on scooters can roam freely on safe streets.
Love Our Neighborhood Day is powered by residents and businesses who are committed to this community-building event. Without neighborhood support, Love Our Neighborhood Day would be just a great idea rather than the phenomenal festival it has become. Whether you can show up on June 4th to help close the street safely or you want to join the core committee, your input and insights will make this Love Our Neighborhood Day the best yet!
Help make this year's Love Our Neighborhood Day bigger and better by attending, volunteering at, or contributing these fundraisers:
Friday, March 11, 6:30-11pm
Karaoke Sip & Sing at OVO Tavern and Eatery, 5319 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland.
Friday, March 25, 6:30-9pm Kala Art Institute, 1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. Stay tuned for details.
From Royal Road to Open Street
One of the oldest East Bay roads, SPA was once known as the Camino de la Contra Costa (Road of the Opposite Shore) in the Spanish colonial era. Legally a camino real (a royal road owned by the Spanish crown) SPA ran from the Encinal (Oakland) landings of the Rancho San Antonio land grant (San Leandro to Albany) to the Carquinez Strait and served as the main thoroughfare for the area’s scattered ranches.
RIveropolis, the hugely popular interactive waterworks, will once again runs its course right on San Pablo. Last year hundreds of kids and adults got their hands wet playing and learning about how rivers behave. But Golden Gate artist and inventor, Gregory Gavin, needs help setting up and running his complex installation at LOND. Contact us to volunteer for Riveropolis.