Give Peace a Chance Picnic

Join the Young Adult Project in their annual City Community Picnic. This year’s theme is Give Peace a Chance.

Thursday, July 6th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center
1730 Oregon

  • Live entertainment
  • Music
  • Face painting
  • Games
  • Food
  • Information booths
  • Hip Hop Radio Station KMEL 106.1 FM
  • more!

Come join us for a fun filled day of peace: in our lives, in or communities, in our world.

This is a free event.

For more information, call the Young Adult Project at 510-981-6770

Berkeley Marina 4th of July celebration

It’s a day full of fun starting at noon on the 4,th, of July. The south shore of the Berkeley Marina at the bottom of University Ave. is filled with great stuff to do all day. Decorate your bike, trike, stroller, or even your head with recyclables at Madame Ovary’s booth. Adventure Playground, always a favorite, is open 11am-8pm. Get your face painted or wear a balloon hat. Try the giant slide or splash in the water at the beach!

Plenty of fun stuff for adults, too! No need to cook – lots of international food booths.
Live entertainment from noon until 9PM includes Emeryville Taiko, Troupe Tangiers belly dancers, Guru Garage jazz band, Adrianne Serna folk band, The Back Pages 60s rock & roll, Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente – Latin jazz, Dana Smith & his performing dog Lacy, Jeremy Shafer fire juggler, Tribal Drums, and Andean music by Kollasuyo.

There’s art & craft booths, massages, free sailboat & dragonboat rides from 1-4pm, and much more including the grand fireworks off the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30pm.

And don’t forget that University Avenue is closed west of 6th Street, starting at 5:00 pm.

City of Berkeley 4th of July page

Summer Solstice Gathering, Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park

Summer Solstice Gathering
Wednesday, June 21st
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Interim Solar Calendar
Cesar Chavez Park
Berkeley Marina

  • Bring your questions about the workings of sun, earth and moon
  • Experience a magnificent sunset
  • Your horizon birthday point
  • The metaphorical meanings of the four directions
  • How is the Summer and geographical South associated with Cesar Chavez & “Si Se Puede”? (particularly important in this time of immigrant civil right struggles)

We have a new center gnomon that allows many mid-day shadow activities.

Workshop led by Tory Brady, Exploratorium Teacher Institute

Dress warmly – the weather is part of the experience.

More information at

Hidden Gems of Berkeley Bicycle Tour

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Starts at Halcyon Commons, next to Prince Street, one block west of Telegraph. Hidden Gems of Berkeley is a ride that will explore a side of Berkeley most people never notice. This is a family-oriented ride that will feature a treasure-trove of unusual natural and domestic public and private sites throughout Berkeley. Riders will see hidden gardens fanciful sculpture, daylighted creeks, unique architecture, murals and historic streetcar and creek lines.

The ride will be led by John Steere and Judith Reich on this 8-10 mile route, which will be easy and without hills. This is the fourth year of the popular ride and will feature a new route and a revised “Hidden Gems” map (that will be available for sale). The ride will begin at Halcyon Commons, next to Prince Street, one block west of Telegraph. Bring lunch and water. The ride is co-sponsored by Livable Berkeley and Berkeley Partners for Parks.

For information or to join the tour after it begins, call John Steere at 510-847-0575.