National Night Out 2012 East Bay

Plan your  National Night Out 2012 East Bay 

National Night Out in the East Bay


Albany’s National Night Out We have already had 30 blocks register this year–a record! If you would like to know if your block is registered, please contact Karina Tindol at, 528-5755. More at

Berkeley’s National Night Out – Let’s celebrate community, the fight against crime, safety and disaster prepardeness with members of the City of Berkeley Police and Fire Departments as well as City of Berkeley staff on Tuesday, August 7.

To complete the registration, all groups must submit a block permit with the City of Berkeley for street closures Read More

El Cerrito and Kensington National Night Out El Cerrito’s Night Out provides a unique opportunity for El Cerrito residents to connect with the Police Department and each other to learn about safety and crime prevention. El Cerrito’s Night Out program has won a national award for the past seven years (2004-2010). Last year, El Cerrito had 31 block parties with an estimated 1,200 participants, while Kensington had 17 or 18 hosts. Both communities hope to see an increase this year.

Oakland’s National Night Out Organize Your Block Party! Oakland’s guide to what you need to know about National Night Out in Oakland.

Richmond and Pinole National Night Out The evening opens with a community kickoff in the parking lot of the Target Store at 4500 Macdonald Ave., where there will be food, entertainment, information booths, speakers and activities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
From 6 to 8:30 p.m. a caravan of police, fire, elected officials and civic leaders will travel to individual block parties at neighborhoods around the city.
An end party hosted by Richmond Main Street Initiative starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Community Green Space at Harbour Way and Macdonald Avenue.
Read More about Richmond and Pinole’s National Night Out

Visit the  National Night Out Website for a toolkit of handy templates for posters, sign up sheets, invitation and activity sheets.


4th of July in the East Bay

4th of July 2012 Celebrations Around the East Bay

Here are a list of some fun things to do around the East Bay for July 4th .

4th of July in Alameda
Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade – 2nd longest parade in the nation starts at Lincoln Ave. and Park St., Alameda, CA. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Race starts at 9:45am, parade starts at 10am and Jumpin’ & Jivin’ Jubilee begins at 12pm.

4th of  July in Albany  
Memorial Park July 4th celebrations. Pancake Breakfast, Diaper Derby, Beard & Mustache Content, Pet Show and lots of Family Games.
Schedule of Events

 4th of July in El Cerrito 
Celebrate Independence Day at this admission-free family-friendly event full of fun, food and entertainment.  El Cerrito hosts the 14th Annual worldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music.There is a family festival with live entertainment, a children’s fun area with carnival games, jump houses and rides, arts & crafts vendors
El Cerrito’s July 4th Entertainment schedule.

4th of July in Berkeley *Fireworks
At the Berkeley Marina, try the giant slide or splash at the beach! Lots of international food booths. Live entertainment. Art & craft booths, massages, sailboat & dragon boat rides, free valet bicycle parking, and grand fireworks off the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30pm
July4th  at the Berkeley Marina

4th of July in Richmond 
Start things off a day earlyThe Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, will host its annual celebration for the whole family featuring live music by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, food, raffles and fireworks on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July in Oakland
Jack London Square is hosting a fun daytime event for families with a petting zoo, art activities for the kids, jump houses and bike and kayak rentals.

4th of July in Piedmont
Join us in a Piedmont tradition of celebrating the 4th of July. The Parade “Stars and Stripes Forever” begins at 11:00 am on July 4th at Highland Avenue and Park Way, ending at Piedmont Park where we will continue the celebration through the afternoon, starring Big Bang Beat

4th of July in Pleasant Hill *Fireworks
Fireworks at 9pm. Firecracker 5K Fun Run at 8am, Parade at 9:30am, Fun at at the park at 10:30am plus entertainment and games.

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Albany Preschool Spring Fair

Families and children are invited to meet the Spring Bunny and enjoy the annual egg hunt. Bunny arrives at 10 am on an Albany fire truck to kick off the festivities. Take a photo with the bunny. Enjoy games and prizes, crafts, food, bake sale, and live music.

Rain or Shine the Spring Fair will go on! In case of rain, the alternative location will be Ocean View Elementary’s Multi-Purpose Room at 1000 Jackson Street off of Buchanan.
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