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April

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  • Moonlight Paddle with California Canoe & Kayak

    Moonlight Paddle with California Canoe & Kayak

    Saturday, April 4th

    California Canoe & Kayak
    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary with California Canoe & Kayak. Everyone is invited to experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure adventure that starts at sunset. For more information, visit www.calkayak.com

  • Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show

    Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show

    Thursday, April 9  |  10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday, April 10  |  10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday, April 11  |  10:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday, April 12  |  10:00am - 5:00pm

    The 2015 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show cruises into Jack London Square with all things sailing for the only all-sailboat show on the West Coast. Sailboats of every size and budget will fill the grounds of Jack London Square, both in and out of the water, including sleek racers, family cruisers and luxury yachts. This four-day event will feature hundreds of the latest boats, gear, accessories, over one hundred free seminars, interactive activities for young aspiring sailors and more. From newbies to serious sailors, Strictly Sail Pacific is the place for people to immerse themselves in the sailing lifestyle, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, learn new techniques and skills and view the latest marine gear. For more information, visit: www.strictlysailpacific.com or call 401.289.2540

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, April 11  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month. For additional information on Jack of All Trades, visit www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com.

  • Pickin on the Potomac with Shepherd Canyon Band

    Pickin on the Potomac with Shepherd Canyon Band

    Friday, April 17  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Have a stomping good time with fantastic Bluegrass music. Concerts are in the intimate setting of the Presidents Saloon, dockside on board the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Tours available starting at 6:30 PM. Beer, wine and nibbles available. $25 per person all proceeds go to support our Educational Programs for East Bay children. For information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.usspotomac.org or 510.627.1215

  • Drag Me To Bingo

    Drag Me To Bingo

    Thursday, April 23  |  7:00pm - 9:30pm

    In the 55 Harrison Building, Please use the entrance across from Bocanova.

    Join The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. ® for the first-ever Drag Me to Bingo series on the Oakland waterfront! This evening will feature fabulous bingo fun, sassy diva entertainers, theatrical drag performances and games galore! From shimmering baubles to sparkling tiaras, a dazzling mix of bingo prizes will be up for grabs including delectable dinners, divine wine tastings and more. Members of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. ® will call numbers throughout the night with fun entertainment in between bingo games.

    Lungomare light eats and beer from Bison Organic Beer, Drake's Brewing and Pyramid Alehouse will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 and includes five bingo cards ($1 for each additional bingo card). All proceeds benefit the charities of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. ® Drag Me to Bingo will take place in the 55 Harrison building, please use the entrance across from Bocanova. Enjoy an early dinner at one of Jack London Square's restaurants and show your same day receipt to receive three additional bingo cards free.

    $10 ADMISSION
    Includes 5 game cards (Each additional bingo card - $1). Proceeds to benefit the charities of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc®. Buy tickets at the door or buy in advance on EventBrite.

    All of the tickets on EventBrite for Drag Me to Bingo have been sold. We will sell about 140 tickets at the doors on Thursday, April 23. As you know, the last two events were sold out, but IF we can find a way to open up more tickets, we will let you know.

    SUR"PRIZES"
    Sensational prizes — from shimmering baubles and sparkling tiaras to delectable dinners and divine wine tastings.

    FAB FOOD + DRINK
    Lungomare light eats and beer available for purchase. Make reservations at your favorite Jack London Square restaurants and bring your same day receipt from any Jack London London Square restaurant to receive 3 additional bingo cards.


  • Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival

    Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival

    Saturday, April 25  |  11:00am - 6:00pm

    Foot of Broadway
    Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios and teachers to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults, dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance. In addition to performances, this event will feature workshops, master classes, lecture demonstrations and more. For more information, visit: www.dance-a-vision.weebly.com

  • Opening Day on the Bay

    Opening Day on the Bay

    Sunday, April 26  |  9:30am - 2:00pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Enjoy the Opening of Yachting Season on San Francisco Bay aboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Meet some notorious characters from SF Bay history. Lunch included. For information and to purchase tickets, visit:www.usspotomac.org or 510.627.1215


May

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  • Pickin’ on the Potomac with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

    Pickin’ on the Potomac with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

    Friday, May 1  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Have a stomping good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the Presidents Saloon, dockside onboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children. For more information, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Jack London Square's Car-topia

    Jack London Square's Car-topia

    Saturday, May 2  |  10:00am - 3:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack London Square rolls dozens of classic, exotic, old school, new school and muscle cars and trucks onto the Oakland waterfront, for a Car-topia auto extravaganza. From car buffs to casual enthusiasts, the waterfront will transform into an auto mecca showcasing rare and beautiful vehicles, along with a DJ spinning music and special awards. Make a day of it and enjoy this collection of four-wheeled treasures, along with delicious eats from the restaurants at Jack London Square.

  • Moonlight Paddle with California Canoe & Kayak

    Moonlight Paddle with California Canoe & Kayak

    California Canoe & Kayak
    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary with California Canoe & Kayak. Everyone is invited to experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure adventure that starts at sunset. For more information, visit www.calkayak.com.

  • Workout Wednesdays with CrossFit East Bay

    Workout Wednesdays with CrossFit East Bay

    Wednesday, May 6  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, May 13  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, May 20  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, May 27  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Ferry Lawn
    Join CrossFit East Bay for a complimentary hour of outdoor fitness training on the Oakland waterfront. These introductory sessions will introduce interested participants to the Constantly Varied Functional Fitness program. All experience levels are welcome and workouts will be both challenging and accessible to all. www.crossfiteastbay.com | 510.910.2919

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, May 9  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack of All Trades is a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. The Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Visitors can bike, ferry or drive to Jack London Square. For additional information on Jack of All Trades, visit www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com.

  • Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Sunday, May 10  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    55 Harrison Street
    On Mother's Day, Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival will feature more than 140 local artists, crafters and designers showcasing a variety of handmade goods including clothing, art, paper goods, accessories, house-wares and more. Free to attend, it's the perfect place to meet up after Mother's Day brunch for an afternoon of shopping, music and free DIY crafting stations, as well as enjoy a selection of artisan food vendors, food trucks and the weekly Jack London Square Farmers Market. For more information, visit www.patchworkshow.com.

  • Mother's Day Cruise

    Mother's Day Cruise

    Sunday, May 10  |  11:30am - 2:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Treat Mom to a lovely brunch and champagne cruise on the San Francisco Bay. This special Mother's Day Cruise includes a delicious brunch buffet, as well as a hosted champagne and wine bar. For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Bike to Work Day

    Bike to Work Day

    Thursday, May 14  |  7:00am - 9:15am

    Ferry Landing
    Commuters are encouraged to bike to work on this special day that promotes bicycling as an alternative to driving to work. Complimentary goodies will be available at the Jack London Square Energizer Station for commuters using their bike on the Oakland Ferry. For more information, visit www.bikeeastbay.org.

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Blue and Lonesome

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Blue and Lonesome

    Friday, May 15  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the Presidents Saloon, dockside onboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children. For more information, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Saturday, May 23  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Hop onboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac for an intimate viewing of the San Francisco Bay Area's three important bridges – the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and San Rafael Bridge. This fully narrated cruise will include details on the history, construction and tall tales over a delicious included lunch. For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Norcal Session Beer Festival

    Norcal Session Beer Festival

    Saturday, May 23  |  1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Foot of Broadway
    Join more than 30 local craft brewers as they show off their skills with a variety of session beers. These refreshing and delicious brews are full of flavor but lighter on the alcohol. Also enjoy food from local vendors, live music and beer education brought to you by local brewers. Norcal Session Fest is produced by San Leandro based Drake's Brewing with all proceeds benefiting the bicycle advocacy work of Bike East Bay. Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. For more information and tickets, visit BikeEastBay.org/SessionFest.

  • 9th Annual Oakland Indie Awards

    9th Annual Oakland Indie Awards

    Friday, May 29  |  3:00pm - 10:00pm

    55 Harrison Street

    The 9th Annual Indie Awards is a celebration of local Oakland businesses and artists who positively impact the community. An economic development initiative of Beneficial State Foundation and Bank, the Indies encourage people to recognize the social, economic, and environmental impacts of supporting locally-owned businesses and local artists. For more information and tickets, visit www.oaklandindieawards.com.


  • Aeolian Day

    Aeolian Day

    Sunday, May 31  |  11:00am - 4:00pm

    Ferry Lawn
    Thingamajigs invites everyone to come, create and experience the sound of wind on Aeolian Day, a free community festival where artists, musicians, children and sound makers collaborate to celebrate the sound of wind. Don't miss this special exhibition of sound producing instruments, installations and sculptures – all played by the wind.

    For more information, visit http://thingamajigs.org/aeolianday/index.html.


June

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    Tuesday, June 2nd

    California Canoe & Kayak
    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary with California Canoe & Kayak. Everyone is invited to experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure adventure that starts at sunset. For more information, visit www.calkayak.com.

  • Workout Wednesdays with CrossFit East Bay

    Workout Wednesdays with CrossFit East Bay

    Wednesday, June 3  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, June 10  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, June 17  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, June 24  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Ferry Lawn
    Join CrossFit East Bay for a complimentary hour of outdoor fitness training, on the Oakland waterfront. These introductory sessions will introduce interested participants to the Constantly Varied Functional Fitness program. All levels are welcome and workouts will be both challenging and accessible to all. www.crossfiteastbay.com | 510.910.2919

  • Dancing Under the Stars

    Dancing Under the Stars

    Friday, June 5  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, June 12  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, June 19  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, June 26  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm

    Foot of Broadway

    From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars! Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. Each Friday night, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the Cha Cha, Salsa, West Coast Swing and Swing Time Swing. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you, in part, by Professional Dance Instructors Vanessa Montoya of VM Dance and Bradley Montoya. Lessons begin at 8:30 PM, followed by a dance party, at 9 PM to try out all the new moves. www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio at Jack London Square

    Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio at Jack London Square

    Saturday, June 6  |  11:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday, June 7  |  11:00am - 6:00pm

    55 Harrison Street
    More than 85 artists will showcase artwork for sale during the Pro-Arts Open Studios including painting, photography, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, glass work and more. Free admission. For more information, visit www.markethallartists.com.

  • Waterfront Flicks

    Waterfront Flicks

    Thursday June 11 | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)
    Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of the annual Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square's waterfront restaurants, or pick-up a quick bite from one of the casual eateries to enjoy during the screening. Moviegoers should arrive early with blankets in-hand for pre-film festivities including small eats, trivia and giveaways. www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, June 13  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack of All Trades is a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. The Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Visitors can bike, ferry or drive to Jack London Square. For additional information on Jack of All Trades, visit www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com.

  • Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio at Jack London Square

    Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio at Jack London Square

    Saturday, June 13  |  11:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday, June 14  |  11:00am - 6:00pm

    55 Harrison Street

    More than 85 artists will showcase artwork for sale during the Pro-Arts Open Studios including painting, photography, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, glass work and more. Free admission.

    For more information, visit www.markethallartists.com.


  • Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Thursday, June 18  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Hop onboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac for an intimate viewing of the San Francisco Bay Area's three important bridges – the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and San Rafael Bridge. This fully narrated cruise will include details on the history, construction and tall tales over a delicious included lunch. For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Jack's Night Market

    Jack's Night Market

    Friday, June 19  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack London Square invites locals and visitors to spend the third Friday of the summer months on the waterfront for a captivating evening of merriment and verve, at Jack's Night Market. This special evening lights up the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. From local crafts and designers to area fruit purveyors and street performers, this vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. Night market-goers will enjoy a diverse array of music and quirky street performers, as well as tasty treats, street food, beer and wine. All beer and wine sales from Jack's Night Market benefit the Sustainable Business Alliance and Oakland Grown.

    www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Butterfly Walk/Run + Flutter

    Butterfly Walk/Run + Flutter

    Saturday, June 20  |  8:00am - 2:00pm

    Ferry Lawn
    The Butterfly Walk/Run + Flutter is an annual event held in memory of the children that have been lost and in honor of the children fighting their fight. The event raises money for children's hospice and palliative care programs in the San Francisco area.

    For more information, visit: www.childrenshospiceofamerica.com or 714.683.2792

  • HUSHfest: Jack London Square

    HUSHfest: Jack London Square

    Saturday, June 20  |  1:00pm - 7:30pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    HUSHconcerts presents HUSHfest: Jack London a cutting-edge concert experience. Unlike most concerts, HUSHfest is a "silent disco" a concert where participants of all ages listen to the performers using custom 3-channel wireless headphones. Walking past you will hear little but laughing and singing, or quiet side conversations. With the ability to switch channels on the headphones, attendees choose from up to three performers playing simultaneously. Our lineup for August 15 will include some of the Bay Area's most well known Djs playing an eclectic mix of funk, soul, r&b, rock, electronic music, and of course, disco.

    Tickets (Headphone Rental Fee: $15-20), the full lineup and other information will be available at www.hushconcerts.com.

  • Father's Day Cruise

    Father's Day Cruise

    Sunday, June 21  |  12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Take Dad or Granddad out on the San Francisco Bay for a cruise aboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Guests will be treated to a hearty boxed lunch, as well as a hosted wine bar while enjoying a fully narrated journey to historic locations, bridges, islands and more.

    For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "Maleficent"

    Thursday June 25 | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)
    Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of the annual Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square's waterfront restaurants, or pick-up a quick bite from one of the casual eateries to enjoy during the screening. Moviegoers should arrive early with blankets in-hand for pre-film festivities including small eats, trivia and giveaways

    www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Flights and Lights Wine Tasting Cruise

    Flights and Lights Wine Tasting Cruise

    Friday, June 26  |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Enjoy sunset cruise along San Francisco's skyline with East Bay Vintners, who will offer tastings of their fantastic wines. Fruit and cheese will also be available. For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.