Bike Friendly Berkeley’s Celebration of Cycling in Berkeley

You’re all invited!

WHEN: Today, Thurs., 6/28, 6-8:30 p.m.

WHAT: Good food, scrumptious chocolate vegan cake from Whole Foods, music, and updates on what’s happening with bicycling in Berkeley.

WHERE: The JazzSchool, 2087 Addison St., btw. Shattuck and Milvia (downstairs). Free attended bicycle parking at the Bikestation, south end of the concourse level of the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

This is a chance to update your membership in BFBC–or just make a contribution. No one will be turned away.

Centennial of Berkeley’s Parks Celebration-Take Part in Planning the Celebration

Activists and affiliates of BPFP are requested to participate in the Centennial of Berkeley’s Parks Celebration (August 25 to October 7) by including their paths, creek, community garden, and/or park in this to be defined calendar of events. BPFP and the City of Berkeley are co-sponsoring a month plus of grassroots’ generated activities, talks, picnics, art happenings, volunteer events, and more in Berkeley’s public outdoor places! We hope you will contribute to celebrating these places and their relationship to our lives and community!

The Centennial will kick-off with a city-wide fair to honor 100 years of our first City Park— San Pablo Park, which will be hosted by the San Pablo Park Neighborhood Council.

We invite other groups and individuals to plan and schedule their own events to be part of a Celebrating Berkeley’s Park Centennial and coordinate their activities with us. BPFP will create a calendar and promote the activities widely. To take part, please contact John Steere at jsteere@igc.org or 849-1969.

Open House at James Kenny Recreation Center

Open House
Lights on Afterschool

City of Berkeley Parks Recreation and Waterfront
James Kenny Recreation Center

Thursday, October 12, 2006
3:00 7:00 p.m.
1720 8th Street, Berkeley
(510) 981-6650

Please join us to:

  • Enjoy refreshments
  • Meet recreation staff
  • Learn about programs for children with special needs
  • Hear about new adult evening classes ~ Cooking, Ceramics, Capoiera
  • Tour the facility ~ weight room, kitchen, gym, art room, community room, outdoor courts, playgrounds, and more
  • See the After School Program in action (3:00 6:00 p.m.)

We create communities through people, parks and programs

Berkeley BPFP update: late September 2006

Greetings BPFP Members and Friends,

September has been good to Berkeley Partners for Parks, our member groups have enjoyed a flurry of grant awards:

Both Young Artists Workspace and The Ohlone Greenway Project won Berkeley Civic Arts Grants.

The University of California Chancellor’s Community Partnership has awarded grants to:

  • Berkeley Pathwanderers Association
  • Friends of Schoolhouse Creek Common
  • The Commuity Orchard Project
  • Aquatic Park/EGRET
  • Friends of 5Creeks
  • Halcyon Commons

The Alameda Countywide Clean Water Project has made an award for Strawberry Canyon Creek.

The Strong Foundation has made an award to Berkeley Pathwanderers Association.

Congratulations to all grant recipients!


HALCYON COMMONS REJUVENATION PROJECT
DESIGN CHARETTE OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8, 2:30-5:00PM

Planning for features funded by the UC Chancellor’s Community Partnership Grant to Halcyon Neighborhood Association (fiscal sponsor: Berkeley Partners for Parks), including Animal Cutout Entry Arbor at north end of park, redesign/replanting of south end of Park and Halcyon Bird Sculpture.
*If you would like to participate in planning or facilitating the Design Charette, or wish to cover the Rejuvenation Project as a class project, please contact Nancy Carleton ncg.2 AT mindspring DOT com ahead of time. Students welcome!


Also, we want to invite all of you to attend our Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Halcyon Commons Park (note date change)

HALCYON COMMONS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
BLOCK PARTY & CELEBRATION IN THE PARK!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1-4pm
MUSIC*FOOD*BRIEF PROGRAM*FUN FOR KIDS


Nancy Carleton expresses, ” thanks to all of you for your help and support.”

Want to find our more about Berkeley Partners for Parks? Visit our website at www.bpfp.org

Are you part of BPFP member group who wants to add to content, BPFP’s calendar, or have bpfp.org “host” your web page? Please contact Lee at webweaver AT bpfp DOT org

The 22nd Annual Shoreline Cleanup

All groups and individuals should meet at the Berkeley staging area located behind the Seabreeze Market at the corner of University and Frontage Rd. Here, everyone needs to sign waivers, we give you trash /recycle bags, pencils, tally cards and a map of the areas we need to clean. THERE ARE SEVEN BERKELEY SITES, visit http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/marina/marinaexp/cleanup.htm for complete details. Most are within walking distance of this area. Here is a map. For children under 18yrs, there is a waiver for their parents/legal guardians to sign, that they can bring to the clean-up.

Clean-up ends at 12:00- At this point, you turn in your tally cards at the main staging area and show us your most unusual items for judging. Each person will get a ticket to be part of our raffle. It usually starts by 12:30. Great Items are donated by local merchants.- If you would like to donate please let us know.

SPECIAL AGAIN THIS YEAR!
There will be a FREE drop off for volunteers of Electronic and Computer parts at the main site at University and Frontage Rd in the Dirt area behind Seabreeze Market- last year over 100 people came and donated 12 tons of e-waste!

The focus of the clean-ups are where the runoff from East Bay streets and creeks flows into the Bay covering the shorelines with litter. Most of the litter we pick up comes from inland, not the ocean. The new Bay trail runs along Frontage Rd. from Ashby Ave-to University, the site of the Berkeley Beach, connects the East Shore State Park. Some of the areas are part of the Eastshore State Park, which extends along the shoreline between Emeryville and Richmond. The clean-up provides a wonderful excuse to connect the cities, to make a difference and to explore the unique shoreline areas. We encouraged neighbors to do community service to clean up the Aquatic Park.