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May

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  • Oakland School for the Arts Performs On Broadway!

    Oakland School for the Arts Performs On Broadway!

    Tuesday, May 31  |  6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Foot of Broadway
    Come to Jack London Square every Tuesday in May to listen to the wide variety of music coming out of Oakland School for the Arts!! From string ensembles to jazz combos, OSA offers a wide spectrum of styles providing students age 10-17 performance opportunities across The Bay Area as well as comprehensive study in music history, theory and performance practice.

    Oakland School for the Arts is an accredited public charter school founded by Governor Jerry Brown in 2002. The school offers an immersive arts education for students in 6th -12th grade in a college preparatory setting, providing unique opportunities for learning, innovation, expression and personal growth. We are comprised of ten schools, or emphases: Literary Arts, Theatre, Vocal, Instrumental, Visual, Circus, Production Design, Dance, Figure Skating, and Digital Media.

    Tuesday May 31 STRING ENSEMBLE

    Visit: Facebook Event Page or call 510.645.9292



June

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  • Dancing Under the Stars | Four-Step Hustle

    Dancing Under the Stars | Four-Step Hustle

    Friday, June 3  |  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 at 8:30 PM, Jack London Square will host a ½ hour dance lesson (including the Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing) followed by a mixed music dance party from 9 PM – 10 PM.. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you, in part, by Professional Dance Instructor Bradley Montoya.

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • Friday | June 3 (Four-Step Hustle)
    • Friday | June 10 (Salsa)
    • Friday | June 17 (West Coast Swing)
    • Friday | June 24 (Line Dance)
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Saturday, June 4  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    This fabulous event showcases local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Patchwork Oakland draws on the East Bay's strong artistic community and commitment to support local commerce. Vendors are selected through a jury process and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more!

    Visit: www.patchworkshow.com

  • Blues Cruise with Ronnie Stewart and the Bay Area Blues Society

    Blues Cruise with Ronnie Stewart and the Bay Area Blues Society

    Sunday, June 5  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac

    Enjoy blues on the water with a 2-hour cruise and wonderful live music - a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Beer, wine and nibbles available for purchase. Tickets are $55 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for children.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    Sunday, June 5  |  9:00am - 2:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Every Sunday, the new CUESA's Jack London Farmers Market will fill the waterfront with a crew of farmers and sellers offering fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, flowers and more. Free cooking demos, culinary educations classes and other events will also take place. CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is the new operator of Jack London Square's Farmers Market.

    Visit: www.cuesa.org | 415.291.3276

  • 2016 Annual Student Art Show

    2016 Annual Student Art Show

    June 5th - June 18th | Weekdays 12pm-5pm | Weekends 12pm-3pm

    54 Washington Street

    The Renaissance International School Presents: Inspiration at their 2016 Annual Student Art Show.  The Renaissance International School's Art Program extends beyond the walls of the studio. Since 2013 our students have had the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public. The Visual Art program it is an essential component of TRIS's curriculum. Art is a language of its own that transcends borders and links one part of humanity to another. It is an expression of identity and a crucial element to understand the heart of a people. Education at TRIS is trilingual, and we explore culture as well as language. Students from 2 to 14 years old have been discovering their strength, passion, voices and creative spirits through a variety of media. It is amazing what complexity and creativity our students can produce. We invite you to explore their inspirations.

    Visit: www.TheRenaissanceSchool.org 


  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "Jurassic World"

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

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • June 23rd: The Devil Wears Prada
    • July 7th: Ghostbusters
    • July 21st: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    • August 4th: East Side Sushi
    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, June 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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Jack's Night Market

    Jack's Night Market

    Friday, June 17  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square

    Enjoy a captivating evening of merriment and verve—with an eclectic mix of local makers, music, tasty eats, eccentric fun and an exciting array of quirky entertainment and surprises! From local crafts to street performers, this free vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. New this year is the Pro Arts Alley featuring visual and interactive arts, the Truck Stop – a collection of trucks selling jewelry to accessories as well as games and entertainment. Beer and wine sales benefit Pro Arts – an Oakland based nonprofit arts organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

    Vendor Application
    Food Vendor Application

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Father's Day Cruise

    Father's Day Cruise

    Sunday, June 19  |  12:00pm - 3:00pm

    USS Potomac
    This salute to dads on board the USS Potomac includes a hearty box lunch, selected wines, coffee and tea, and a 3-hour bay cruise.

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

  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    June 19th | 7:00 pm

    California Canoe & Kayak

    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary and experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure sunset adventure. 

    Visit: www.calkayak.com


  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "The Devil Wears Prada"

    Thursday June 23rd | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • July 7th: Ghostbusters
    • July 21st: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    • August 4th: East Side Sushi
    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

    Friday, June 24  |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting cruise on board the USS Potomac featuring Lake County wineries. Sip wine and nibble on fruit and cheese while enjoying the lights of the City. All proceeds benefit educational programs.

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


July

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  • Dancing Under the Stars | Cha Cha

    Dancing Under the Stars | Cha Cha

    Friday, July 1  |  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 at 8:30 PM, Jack London Square will host a ½ hour dance lesson (including the Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing) followed by a mixed music dance party from 9 PM – 10 PM.. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you, in part, by Professional Dance Instructor Bradley Montoya.

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • Friday | July 1 (Cha Cha)
    • Friday | July 8 (East Coast Swing – Single Time)
    • Friday | July 15 (Salsa)
    • Friday | July 22 (Bachata)
    • Friday | July 29 (Night Club 2 Step)

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • July 4th Festival of Family Fun

    July 4th Festival of Family Fun

    Monday, July 4  |  11:00am - 4:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Celebrate Independence Day at the Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun. This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. Enjoy playtime at Riveropolis, watch stilt walkers perform and experience creative puppetry. Free to attend, the July 4th Festival of Family Fun will also feature tasty treats, music and much more!

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292 (Sorry no fireworks!)

  • Independence Day Cruise

    Independence Day Cruise

    Monday, July 4  |  7:30pm - 10:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Celebrate with a fireworks cruise on board the USS Potomac, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Floating White House. Cruise into San Francisco Bay for a front row, water view of the festivities. Enjoy fireworks, sweets, sips and nibbles to celebrate!

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

  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "Ghostbusters"

    Thursday July 7th | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • July 21st: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    • August 4th: East Side Sushi
    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, July 9  |  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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with the Gary Mendoza Band

    Pickin' on the Potomac with the Gary Mendoza Band

    Sunday, July 10  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac

    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the President's Saloon, dockside on board the USS Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles for sale. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Jack's Night Market

    Jack's Night Market

    Friday, July 15  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square

    Enjoy a captivating evening of merriment and verve—with an eclectic mix of local makers, music, tasty eats, eccentric fun and an exciting array of quirky entertainment and surprises! From local crafts to street performers, this free vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. New this year is the Pro Arts Alley featuring visual and interactive arts, the Truck Stop – a collection of trucks selling jewelry to accessories as well as games and entertainment. Beer and wine sales benefit Pro Arts – an Oakland based nonprofit arts organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

    Vendor Application
    Food Vendor Application

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    July 19th | 7:00 pm

    California Canoe & Kayak

    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary and experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure sunset adventure.

    Visit: www.calkayak.com


  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

    Thursday July 21st | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • August 4th: East Side Sushi
    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

    Friday, July 22  |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting cruise on board the USS Potomac featuring Lake County wineries. Sip wine and nibble on fruit and cheese while enjoying the lights of the City. All proceeds benefit educational programs.

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

  • PedalFest

    PedalFest

    Saturday, July 23  |  11:00am - 7:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Pedalfest rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area's premier bicycle festival. In partnership with Bike East Bay, this annual event will pack the waterfront with more than 20,000 biking enthusiasts enjoying bicycle-themed entertainment, food and exhibits. Free to attend, Pedalfest-goers will enjoy cycling daredevils performing in a 30-foot Whiskeydrome; eye-popping two-wheeled stunts by pro riders; pedal-powered food; and a dazzling collection of new, vintage and handmade bikes from all over the Bay Area. In collaboration with the Bike East Bay and Bay Area Bikes, this amazing family festival celebrates all-things bicycles! Live music, bike demos, stunts, pedal powered stage, rides, art and food.

    Visit: www.pedalafestjacklondon.com | 510.645.9292

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Blue & Lonesome

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Blue & Lonesome

    Friday, July 29  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac

    Date: Friday, July 29
    Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location: USS Potomac

    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the President's Saloon, dockside on board the USS Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles for sale. 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

  • Oakland Triathlon

    Oakland Triathlon

    Saturday, July 30  |  10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday, July 31  |  7:00am - 11:00am

    Throughout Jack London Square
    The Oakland Triathlon Festival is the largest west coast urban triathlon and is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The race showcases the beautiful City of Oakland and generates fundraising for Oakland sports programs as well as the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The Oakland Triathlon Festival features Sprint and Olympic distances for new and experienced athletes. The event will begin in the Oakland Estuary and finish in Jack London Square.

    Visit: www.oaklandtri.com 


August

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  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "East Side Sushi"

    Thursday August 4th | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Dancing Under the Stars | East Coast Swing

    Dancing Under the Stars | East Coast Swing

    Friday, August 5  |  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 at 8:30 PM, Jack London Square will host a ½ hour dance lesson (including the Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing) followed by a mixed music dance party from 9 PM – 10 PM.. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you, in part, by Professional Dance Instructor Bradley Montoya.

    Dates: 

    • Friday | August 5 (East Coast Swing – Single Time)
    • Friday | August 12 (Merengue)
    • Friday | August 19 (Line Dance)
    • Friday | August 26 (Salsa)

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Blues Cruise with The Hucklebucks

    Blues Cruise with The Hucklebucks

    Sunday, August 7  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy blues on the water with a 2-hour cruise and wonderful live music - a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Beer, wine and nibbles available for purchase. Tickets are $55 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for children.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Bill Evans

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Bill Evans

    Friday, August 12  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the President's Saloon, dockside on board the USS Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles for sale. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, August 13  |  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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "The Pursuit of Happyness"

    Thursday August 18th | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor."

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Sing – Along Cinema |

    Sing – Along Cinema | "Glee 3D"

    Thursday August 25th | Festivities Around 7:30 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 8:30 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Cinemagoers are invited to show up in costume dressed as their favorite character and sing-along to their favorite songs. Join the fun and a little bit of madness at this starry night sing-along.

    Upcoming Movies:

    September 16th: Mary Poppins
    October 7th: The Sound of Music

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

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

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting cruise on board the USS Potomac featuring Lake County wineries. Sip wine and nibble on fruit and cheese while enjoying the lights of the City. All proceeds benefit educational programs.

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

  • East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    Saturday, August 27  |  10:00am - 3:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    The East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will partner with Jack London Square to find forever homes for furry friends. On this special day, the waterfront will welcome friendly dogs, adorable kittens, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, birds and reptiles from several East Bay pet adoption agencies. Potential pet owners are invited to meet these shelter animals seeking new homes from more than 50 pet adoption agencies.

    Visit: www.eastbayspca.org