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July

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  • Narrated Sightseeing Cruises

    Narrated Sightseeing Cruises

    Thursday, July 2  |  10:30am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, July 11  |  10:30am - 12:30pm
    Thursday, July 16  |  10:30am - 12:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    A two hour narrated cruise which focuses on the history of San Francisco Bay. Docent led ship tours available throughout the cruise. Complimentary coffee, tea and water available. A leisurely way to take in the sights of San Francisco Bay. Information and to purchase tickets www.usspotomac.org or 510.627.1215

  • Dancing Under the Stars

    Dancing Under the Stars

    Friday, July 3  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, July 10  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, July 17  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, July 24  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, July 31  |  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

    Upcoming Dates:

    Friday, July 3 Line Dance
    Friday, July10 Salsa
    Friday, July 17 4 Step Hustle
    Friday, July 24 Bachata
    Friday, July 31 West Coast Swing
    Friday, August 7 Line Dance
    Friday, August 14 East Coast Swing Triple Time ...
    Friday, August 21 Cha Cha
    Friday, August 28 Salsa

    For more information and updates, follow our Facebook Event Page.


  • July 4th Festival of Family Fun

    July 4th Festival of Family Fun

    Saturday, 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. Free to attend, the July 4th Festival of Family Fun will also feature tasty treats, music and much more!  (Sorry no fireworks!)

  • Fourth of July Cruise

    Fourth of July Cruise

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

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Board the Presidential Yacht Potomac for an explosive evening of champagne, gourmet desserts and fabulous fireworks while cruising on San Francisco Bay, on Independence Day! For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org
    or call 510.627.1215.

  • Workout Wednesdays with CrossFit East Bay

    Workout Wednesdays with CrossFit East Bay

    Wednesday, July 8  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, July 15  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, July 22  |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, July 29  |  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

  • Waterfront Flicks | Mrs. Doubtfire

    Waterfront Flicks | Mrs. Doubtfire

    Thursday July 9 | 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.

    Upcoming Movies:

    Thursday, July 9 | Mrs. Doubtfire
    Thursday, July 23 | Night at the Museum
    Thursday, August 13 | Finding Nemo
    Thursday, August 27 | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Flights and Lights Wine Tasting cruise

    Flights and Lights Wine Tasting cruise

    Friday, July 10  |  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.

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, July 11  |  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.

  • Jack's Night Market

    Jack's Night Market

    Friday, July 17  |  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. If you are interested in an application to join our artisans at Jack's Night Market, visit: https://nnekasmarketplace.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/night_mrkt_craft_vendor_2015-1.pdf

    www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    Saturday, July 18  |  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. For more information, visit www.eastbayspca.org.

  • Waterfront Flicks | Night at the Museum

    Waterfront Flicks | Night at the Museum

    Thursday July 23 | 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.

    Upcoming Movies:

    Thursday, July 23 | Night at the Museum
    Thursday, August 13 | Finding Nemo
    Thursday, August 27 | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Islands, Shipyards & Estuary Cruise

    Islands, Shipyards & Estuary Cruise

    Saturday, July 25  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Explore the islands of San Francisco Bay and learn the history of the amazingly productive shipyards from the WW II era. This fully narrated cruise includes a gourmet box lunch. For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Pedalfest

    Pedalfest

    Saturday, July 25  |  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 and Bay Area Bikes, 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.

    www.pedalafestjacklondon.com | 510.645.9292

  • Moonlight Paddle with California Canoe & Kayak

    Moonlight Paddle with California Canoe & Kayak

    Friday, July 31st

    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

  • All aboard! Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    All aboard! Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    4:00 pm and 6:30 pm (two daily tours)

    U.S.S. Potomac, Jack London Square (Clay and Water streets)
    Take a FREE, 90-minute narrated harbor tour from the Oakland Estuary to San Francisco Bay on the historic ship, U.S.S. Potomac. Learn about the Port of Oakland, its operations and economic impact on the region. There will be two cruises every month on designated Friday afternoons from June through October 2015. To sign up, visit: www.portofoakland.com


August

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  • Urban Wine Xperience

    Urban Wine Xperience

    Saturday, August 1  |  1:00pm - 5:00pm

    55 Harrison
    The 10th Anniversary Urban Wine Experience hosted by the East Bay Vintners Alliance presents more than 50 wines from 20 members of the alliance at this exclusive tasting event. The Urban Wine Xperience will also showcase food from local restaurants, food purveyors and great music.

    For additional information, visit www.eastbayvintners.com.

  • Sing-Along Cinema | Frozen

    Sing-Along Cinema | Frozen

    Thursday August 6 | 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:

    Thursday, August 6 | Frozen
    Thursday, September 3 | Mamma Mia!
    Friday, October 9 | Hairspray

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Dancing Under the Stars

    Dancing Under the Stars

    Friday, August 7  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, August 14  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, August 21  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday, August 28  |  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

    Upcoming Dates:

    Friday, August 7 Line Dance
    Friday, August 14 East Coast Swing Triple Time ...
    Friday, August 21 Cha Cha
    Friday, August 28 Salsa

    For more information and updates, follow our Facebook Event Page.


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, August 8  |  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.

  • Waterfront Flicks | Finding Nemo

    Waterfront Flicks | Finding Nemo

    Thursday August 13 | 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.

    Upcoming Movies:

    Thursday, August 13 | Finding Nemo
    Thursday, August 27 | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Banjo Master Bill Evans

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Banjo Master Bill Evans

    Friday, August 14  |  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.

  • HUSHfest: Jack London Square

    HUSHfest: Jack London Square

    Saturday, August 15  |  1:00pm - 7:30pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Have you ever experienced a Silent Disco? On June 20th, HUSHfest: Jack London will present 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 two performers playing simultaneously. Our lineup for June 20th 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.

  • Jack's Night Market

    Jack's Night Market

    Friday, August 21  |  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.  If you are interested in an application to join our artisans at Jack's Night Market, visit:  https://nnekasmarketplace.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/night_mrkt_craft_vendor_2015-1.pdf



    www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Flights and Lights Wine Tasting Cruise

    Flights and Lights Wine Tasting Cruise

    Friday, August 21  |  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.

  • Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Saturday, August 22  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    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.

  • Waterfront Jazz

    Waterfront Jazz

    Saturday, August 22  |  3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Marina Lawn (Between Harrison & Webster)
    The Commanders, a newly-revived ensemble coming from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, brings the American musical tradition of the great big bands to Jack London Square on Saturday, August 22for a free 90 minute performance. More than 18 Airmen make up this talented group that delivers the full gamut of jazz music including traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway favorites and patriotic music. The Commanders offers an entertaining show you won't soon forget! 

  • Waterfront Flicks | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Waterfront Flicks | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Thursday August 27 | 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.

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Oakland Triathlon Festival

    Oakland Triathlon Festival

    Friday, August 28  |  11:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday, August 29  |  5:00am - 1:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    The Oakland Triathlon Festival is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The largest west coast urban triathlon will feature Sprint and Olympic distances for both new and experienced endurance athletes while showcasing the beautiful city of Oakland. For more information, visit www.oaklandtri.com.