Local residents, organizations, businesses and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department recently teamed up to create a performing arts space in Krusi Park. The space is open to the public to express themselves. Many volunteers contributed to the effort including professionals who donated their services. To learn more about the motivation behind the stage’s creation and the team that poured their hearts into it, see Cindy Miner-Kapelke’s commentary in the editorial section.
In August 2015, we lost two generous Alamedans; and now in August 2017, Alameda has shown how it gives back and remembers by creating a beautiful public space at Krusi Park that is open to all.
Two years ago, Rachel Shahinian, 50, and her daughter, Annika Zinsley, 10, were killed by a driver going the wrong direction on State Highway 120. The Krusi Park Stage & Gathering Space behind Otis Elementary School, where Annika attended school, celebrates the inspiration to live generously that is their legacy — offering a space for performance, gatherings and time outdoors.
The annual music festival for Otis Elementary School will be live-streamed this Saturday, Feb. 28. The Owlpalooza is a product of the Otis PTA and features bands: Maddy’s Fiddle Madness, Paisley Rose, The Up and Down, Ukemamas, The Saloons and the Jitters. The event is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. with live streaming available at www.concertwindow.com/79293-owlapalooza.