West Alameda Business Association

The first-ever Animate Dance Festival took place this past weekend at Alameda Point. The West End proudly played host to the free event that presented more than 150 dancers performing in 10 different styles. Presented by the West End Arts and Entertainment District, the event received funding from the City of Alameda Public Art Fund. 

For more scenes from the festival, see www.mauriceramirez.pixieset.com/g/animatedancefestival.

 

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) invites everyone in Alameda to Halloween on Webster Street!

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 7 p.m., families are invited to trick-or-treat at participating merchants on Webster Street. Keep an eye out for the sign in their front window and balloons in front of the business.

 

The annual “Bike for the Parks” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event starts and ends at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. and offers a 25-mile ride around the Island City, with a shorter eight-mile ride for younger children and their parents. The ride offers a “team challenge” with groups of six riders or more judged on spirit, appearance and teamwork. 

As I’ve mentioned before, many of the trees on Webster Street were infested with aphids. I would like to say “thank you” to Jesse in the Public Works Department for taking care of the issue. The aphids may be gone, but the mess they left on our sidewalks is evident. The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) will be spot power washing, tree by tree, until the sidewalks are clean again. 

There are two great events coming up this month on the West End.

Events on the West End in August include two offerings from the Webster Street boutique known as Feathered Outlaw. 

Alameda’s first-ever West End Night Market brought live bands, art vendors and great food and drinks to Webster Street July 16. 

 

The members and staff of the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) are very fortunate to be surrounded by talented and passionate directors, volunteers and consultants. Thanks to their extensive efforts, in the next several months many changes will be coming to WABA’s communications. A complete refresh of WABA’s online presence at www.westalamedabusiness.com will take effect this month — a very exciting time for West Alameda! Any suggestions are always welcome.

The crowds were out in full force last weekend for the West End’s annual Island Jam street festival. Thousands enjoyed the live music, food, drink and festivities at the event.

Above,the crowd dances at one of three stages that featured local bands. A showcase of talent took place at the community stage at Webster Street and Haight Avenue.

 

Thank you to Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri and his incredible team for immediately addressing the concerns of recent crime on Webster Street. Working with Chief Rolleri the West Alameda Business Association has created a West End Community Safety Forum scheduled for Thrusday, May 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. upstairs in Otaez Restaurant, 1619 Webster St.  

The Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) annual fundraiser, The Farm to Table Luncheon, has been set for Saturday, May 19. APC invites Alamedans to come eat, celebrate and advocate for a great cause at the APC Farm. Supporting the less fortunate gives extra meaning to the words strength, home and kindness.

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