Upcoming Community Events: Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, Alamo, El Cerrito, Martinez and Oakland


Oakland First Fridays Festival

Oakland First Fridays Logo

When: September 2nd 5:00pm-9:30pm

Where: On Telegraph Ave. from W. Grand to 27th St.

An immersive art and community experience. Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland.

Cost: Free / Donation


Oakland Art Murmur

When: September 2nd 6:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Various Oakland Art Galleries (http://oaklandartmurmur.org/venues/)

Every month – rain or shine! On the first Friday of every month, Oakland Art Murmur hosts an evening art walk featuring member galleries and mixed-use venues collectively open to the public.

Cost: Free


Go Medieval For A Day

When: Sunday September 5th 11:30 am- 7 pm

Looking for fun, fellowship, exercise, and the opportunity to hit someone with a foam sword? Join Aureus Saltus for a day of medieval themed magic and hand to hand combat! There is no fee to play, the rulebook is free to download, and extra equipment is on hand to loan anyone who wants to participate.

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Where: The Barony of Aureus Saltus meets every Sunday from 11:30 am – 7:00 pm at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez, CA 94553.

Cost: Free


Family Story Time

When: Tuesday September 6th 6:30 pm-7 pm

Where: Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Avenue, Kensington

Welcome to kids of all ages and their grownups for Family Story Time! Stories, songs, fingerplays! Stay for free play after Story Time to meet other kids and their families.

Cost: Free


Bike the East Bay!

Bike East Bay LogoWhen: Saturday September 10th – 10 am-1 pm

Offered by Bay Area Green Tours, “Into the East Bay Bike Tour: The Land and its Stewards” invites you to explore pathways of time and place on this bicycle journey through the East Bay’s least visited and most enchanted landscapes.

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Cost: $30


Berkeley Boogie

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Berkeley Boogie – A Historic Reunion Concert

When: September 10th 8:00PM

Where: Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo (at Gilman)

A benefit for the Fall 2017 of the Berkeley Historical Society

Cost: $20



 42nd Annual Solano Avenue StrollSolano Stroll Poster

When: September 11th 10:00am-6:00pm

Where: Solano Avenue

Over one mile of family fun! This family event promotes the unique traits of Solano Avenue, helping independently-owned businesses, artists, and community organizations to thrive by exposure and fundraising.

Dancers on Solano during Solano Stroll (Photo by Alan Stross of Berkeley)

Dancers on Solano during Solano Stroll (Photo by Alan Stross of Berkeley)

Cost: Free

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Oakland Creek to Bay Day

Creek To Bay Day 2016 Poster

When: September 17th

Where: Click here for times and location.

Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world. On this day, thousands of volunteers remove litter from waterways and shorelines across California, the nation, and in about 100 participating countries.


Cerrito Creek Cleanup on Coastal Cleanup Day

When: Saturday September 17th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where:  Creekside Park, El Cerrito

On Coastal Cleanup Day, join El Cerrito Green Teams and Friends of Five Creeks removing trash and invasive species along Cerrito Creek. Meet at El Cerrito’s Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave. (3499 Santa Clara on Internet maps). All ages welcome; there’s a play structure for very young children. Tools, gloves, bags, snacks, and water supplied. For more information about Coastal Cleanup Day, visit http://www.coastal.ca.gov.

Cost: Free

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Walkers 50+: Discover Albany Hill

When: September 22, 9:00am-11:00am

Explore amazing Albany Hill with Margot Cunningham, head of Friends of Albany Hill. On this walk, you will ford the creek on stepping stones and gain 300+ ft. elevation, some on harrow trails with nearby poison oak.

Where: Meet at El Cerrito’s Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave. (3499 Santa Clara on Internet maps; easy from AC Transit 72 or 25, or El Cerrito Plaza BART)

Cost: Free


Small-group walk in Tilden mapping invasives with cell phones

When: September 22, 10:am-12:00pm

Join a small group mapping invasives in beautiful Tilden Regional Park, using CalFlora’s cell-phone apps. Learn about natives and enjoy the outdoors while you help!.

Where: Email f5creeks@gmail.com with questions, or to RSVP and get meeting location and instructions.

Cost: Free


Tour the Sunset Magazine Bay Area Idea House

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When: Saturday September 24 and Sunday Sept. 25 10 am- 5 pm

Nestled in the premier hilltop neighborhood of Claremont Hills, bordering Oakland and Berkeley, the 2016 Sunset Idea House includes eye-popping views of the San Francisco Bay Area and a contemporary, artisan-designed Craftsman home. Discover casual, beautiful, and innovative design ideas as you tour the house, which is filled with the creativity and diversity of the East Bay Area.

Cost: Tickets are $25



Tour Architect Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club

When: Sunday, September 25. Drop-in tours of 45-minute duration are offered between 1 pm and 3:30 pm.

The club docents will introduce you to Miss Morgan, who was the first woman architect certified by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and will lead you through the vaulted halls and arcaded courtyards of this medieval fantasy that was built in 1930 as a women’s community clubhouse.

Where: 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, between Dana and Ellsworth.

Cost: $10 per visitor, with student discount available. For special group tours, call the Docent Coordinator at 510-540-0444 or e-maildrsarahgill@gmail.com


Berkeley Hills Realty provides this calendar of events for the community each month. If you have an upcoming event that benefits the community, showcases the lifestyle of the area, and provides opportunities for family fun, please send the information to marketing@berkhills.com.