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Family Activities to Do at Home

With some childhood imagination and a little bit of help from our friends at Children's Fairyland, Playworks, OMCA, and Chabot Space & Science Center, there is a lot of fun and learning to be had from home! Color Oakland Favorites Dig up your crayons, markers, and colored pencils, and let your…

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Ways to Support Jack London Businesses

The Jack London Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of their open businesses as a resource for the Jack London community to find food and drinks, as well as goods and services nearby. Here are some ways to support these local businesses! Arts PC: Wine & Design Wine & Design…

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Ways to Support Laurel Businesses

The Laurel Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing. In addition to supermarkets, grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, local businesses are serving the public through…

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Ways to Support Temescal Businesses

The Temescal Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing. Here are some ways to support these businesses so they can continue to offer thoughtfully curated and unique goods…

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Make Your Own Cocktails at Home

It seems like it’s “5 o’clock somewhere” a lot more these days! Shake up some of Oakland Afro-Latino kitchen Sobre Mesa's specialty cocktails, or mix your own Mai Tai, and be the designated mixologist of your Zoom happy hour! Sobre Mesa has bottled three of their handcrafted cocktails to be enjoyed…

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Go Live With Oakland Zoo's "Behind The Scenes"

Have you ever wondered how many teeth a giraffe has? Or why monkeys have long tails? You can now ask all your animal-related questions directly to Oakland Zoo animal keepers and staff every day, thanks to Oakland Zoo’s “Behind The Scenes Live” new video broadcast. See the exhibits in a way you…

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5 Ways to Experience Oakland from Home

During this time of social distancing and staying home, we're sharing ways you can experience Oakland from home! Continue to expand your tastebuds, try out new recipes, and embrace the culture that breathes life into our Town. Stay In, Order Out! If you want a break from eating home-cooked meals…

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Museums That Celebrate History, Art and Culture in Oakland, CA

Any time is the perfect time to explore Oakland’s museums—as richly diverse in history and heritage, arts and culture, knowledge and new frontiers as the distinctive neighborhoods that make up this dynamic East Bay city. From viewing ancient artifacts and distant planets to taking the controls of mind-bending interactive games and displays, visitors of all ages will unearth a treasure trove of experiences and enjoyment at Oakland’s world-class cultural attractions…

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