On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold his last-Thursday-of-the-month office hours” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blue Danube Café, 1333 Park St. He will be available to answer questions and share comments on city issues. He will also be at the Farmer’s Market the following Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Call him at 747-4726 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s something for everyone to do this New Year’s Eve in the Island City. Here’s just a brief listing of options to celebrate the coming of the year 2016.
“Noon Year’s Eve” Party: A New Year’s celebration for children ages 3 to 8 and their parents. Registration required. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7705)
The Fourth of July Parade in 2016 will be the 40th anniversary of the annual event, and organizers want to celebrate by involving kids in the festivities. Students who live or attend school in Alameda are eligible to participate in a youth art and poetry contest to celebrate America’s independence with the theme, “America: Let Freedom Ring.”
The Alameda County Public Works Agency will be performing emergency repairs to the High Street Bridge on Friday, Dec. 18. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. There will also be some limitations to marine traffic. The U.S. Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly “Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners.”
Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists around the bridge closure. When travelling through the detour areas, motorists are advised to exercise caution and adhere to all traffic regulations.