Rain didn’t dampen the spirit of the annual Park Street Spring Festival held this past weekend featuring merchants, entertainers and artists. Among the festivities were food booths, hourly musical performances, an enlarged play area for children and various offerings from Park Street store owners who welcomed not just Alameda residents but many visitors from other cities. Above, Alameda resident Brittney Williams takes a ride on the giant swing in the kids’ area on Alameda Avenue.
Are you an artist? Are you creative? If the answer to either of those questions is “no” then you may be a “Bad Artist.”
This Saturday, May 14, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the Alameda Free Library will host a Bad Art program for adults at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The library will supply feathers, glitter, rhinestones and recycled materials to help bring out anyone’s long-dormant inner artist. Artistic abilities and skills are not necessary, but a willingness to try and a sense of humor is requested.
A special concert with the theme of “saving our children through the musical arts” has been scheduled at College of Alameda for Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. “The Gospel Explosion Concert” will be held in the student lounge at College of Alameda.
The event will feature Lena Byrd-Miles from Oakland who has received critical acclaim for her soul-stirring and inspirational performances.
Monday, July 4, will mark the 40th year that the Alameda community has celebrated the birth of the nation with a R.A.C.E. and Fourth of July parade. Television news channel KRON 4 will cover the parade for the first time this year.
New to the celebration this year is the fact that South Shore Center and Area A at Alameda Point are sponsoring late afternoon music and entertainment. Two seperate events to enjoy following the parade will take place at the shopping center and Alameda Point at Seaplane Lagoon.