Walk around Lake Merritt and dinner at the OMCA Food Trucks

  • May 3, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's do an after-work walk around this beautiful lake. The walk is about 3 miles and we'll end it at the Oakland Museum of California food trucks. We will go at a relaxed pace.  Bring water and wear sunscreen/hat; most of the walk is in the sun.

The plan: meet at 6 in front of the Lake Chalet Restaurant, about 10 min walk from Lake Merritt Bart.  Get to OMCA about 7:15. Eat, drink and be merry.


Our starting point at Lake Chalet is 5 blocks from Lake Merritt Bart.  The end point at OMCA is 1 block from Bart. Street parking also available. If you're driving, give yourself 5 extra min to find parking.

The trucks take cards. OMCA runs a beer/wine bar that I believe is cash only.  Here are more details from Off the Grid event FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/613820045299254/

Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA!
Location: Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak Street in Oakland)
Time: 5pm-9pm
Parking: Onsite underground parking is available
Public Transportation: Oakland Museum of California is located one block away from the Lake Merritt BART station

This Friday's Vendors:
An the Go
Ebbett's Good To Go
Five Ten Burger
Go Streatery
Hapa SF
KoJa Kitchen
Pacific Puffs
The Creme Brulee Cart

• Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden featuring Linden Street Lager, Trumer Pils, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and wines from Raymond Vineyards, Rock Wall Wines, Acacia Vineyards, Louis Martini, and MacMurray Ranch.
• Hot cocoa bar featuring specialty liqueurs
• DJ spinning from 5-6:30pm
• Dance class from 6:30-7pm
• Band playing from 7-9pm
• Family-friendly drop-in workshop from 5 -8pm @ the Koi Pond Level
• Makers and Tasters Series from 6-8 pm
• OMCA Store pop-up in the Koi Pond area
• Extended hours in the galleries and special exhibitions.

I don't plan to visit the museum, but you are welcome to do so.  It's a wonderful place and the $6 Friday night tickets are a steal. Galleries are open until 9pm.  http://www.museumca.org/friday-nights-omca

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  • Allen

    Cool people and good food.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Anne

    Is it too late to RSVP?

    May 3, 2013

    • Alina

      It's not too late, Anne. Glad you can join us :)

      May 3, 2013

    • Anne

      So sorry to have missed you. Traffic from the Peninsula was terrible, I'll look forward to catching you at a future meet up.

      May 3, 2013

  • Johanne

    I'll join for the food trucks - ill be coming off from work - and won't make it in time for the walk

    1 · May 2, 2013

    • Alina

      Johanne, just FYI - my number is posted under the event location. Call/text if you don't see us at the trucks.

      May 3, 2013

  • Andy U

    Looks like I'm going to be delayed at work, so better cancel now - Have fun

    May 3, 2013

  • Samantha

    Sorry to back out. Not feeling so great today.

    May 3, 2013

  • Jeni

    Sounds like fun but no can do tonight :-(

    May 3, 2013

  • Alina

    Hi all. Thanks for signing up for the walk tonight. Hope to see you all there, but please update your RSVP if you can no longer make it. Thank you!

    May 3, 2013

  • Anna M

    Headed to a movie at the SF Film Festival ;-(

    May 1, 2013

  • Nicki

    Wheeee, it's also First Friday Art Murmur this Friday in beautiful uptown Oakland, so be prepared for a lotta buzz all over town..it will be extra-lively with the warm weather!

    May 1, 2013

    • Alina

      This OMCA event happens every Friday and I noticed that First Friday tends to be more quiet here b/c everyone's in Uptown. We'll see... The warm weather will probably bring lots of people out at both locations.

      May 1, 2013

  • Franny

    Oops, my finger hit the wrong button on my phone. Can't go this time, but what a wonderful idea! I've been running around the lake for (dare I say) 21 years and the redevelopment and landscaping is beautiful! Food trucks?! Enjoy and see you next time!

    May 1, 2013

  • Jeanne S.

    I have plans but if they fall through, I am there!!!

    May 1, 2013

  • maryellen

    great idea for an event!

    May 1, 2013

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