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POSTPONED EVENT: Lake Merritt Walk & OMCA Block Party

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  • Join up with Sol Mamas for an afternoon stroll around Lake Merritt and continue on to OMCA for some food truck goodness, music, dance and family-friendly fun!

    Do the walk, do the street party or do both... Bring friends and family!

    The Walk:

    LOCATION CHANGE: Meet at the Lake overlook area off of Lake Merritt Blvd. The area by the pedestrian bridge, the bathrooms, Lakeside apts., etc. (across from the Kaiser Convention Center and OMCA).  PLEASE CHECK THE MAP FOR EXACT COORDINATES.

    Friday Nights @ OMCA:

    Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture! Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, hands-on activities for kids, and extended OMCA Store hours. Bring the whole family to OMCA for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine!

    What to expect on April 25:

    - Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden

    -Extended hours in the galleries and special exhibitions

    -Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here

    -April Resident DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater from 5 to 6:30 pm

    -Dance lessons, and live bands in the 10th Street Amphitheater

    -Family-friendly drop-in activity: “The Game of Gold” from 5 to 8 pm

    -Story time with Oakland Public Library, on the last Friday of every month from 6 to 6:30 pm

    -Makers & Tasters Series ranging from beer brewing to book signings, on the Final Friday of the month featuring demonstrations from Whole Foods Market, from 6 to 8 pm

    -Talk, Play, and Sip, an in-Gallery program featuring mixed drinks and DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, talking about funk and soul sampling in the exhibition Vinyl from 7 to 8:30 pm

    -A Snack Size Docent Tour, a fifteen-minute mini-tour led by a talented OMCA Docent to introduce you one of the Galleries—you won't know which until the tour begins!—meeting at the ticketing desk on Level 2 at 7:30 pm

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  • Moon

    Hey Sol Mamas - I changed the meetup location for the lake walk tomorrow. We will meet in the shoreline park area across from OMCA and the Kaiser Convention Center off of Lake Merritt Blvd. Please see the map for exact location.

    April 24, 2014

    • Moon

      I just updated the photo above. Meet in that area! (photo is pre-renovation)

      April 24, 2014

  • Burt Vera C.

    I'll be there for the Friday Nights @OMCA portion! Looking forward to it.

    April 18, 2014

  • Nelly M.

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I live nearby and have never been to off the grid/omca so I'm excited!

    1 · April 12, 2014

    • Moon

      Yay! It'll be a good time... I've been once - ate a stupid amount and had a blast with the outdoor salsa lesson/live band.

      April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought I would be in town for this, but moving the visit back to May.

    April 11, 2014


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