Monday, August 24, 2009

Radio Regatta

The 4th Annual Radio Regatta at the Lake Merritt Boathouse was a great party!
The preparations for the event started with a keg delivery via gondola from Lake Chalet (which is now up and running).

This was one of eleven kegs that we drank. Thanks to Linden Street Brewery and Pacific Coast Brewing Company for their generous donations.
Over 1,000 folks showed up throughout the day to enjoy the free gondola rides and half-priced boat rentals.

There were eight amazing DJs spinning in the Boathouse and 4 Square of the East Bay got game-time goin on the patio.

Youth Spirit Artworks, Town Park, Cycles of Change, and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp were there to represent the 2009 Oakland Innovators award winners. Cycles of Change blended up some delicious smoothies with a pedal-powered bike blender.

The crew (and captains) of Oaklandish also had fun on the lake.

Stay tuned for more Oaklandish events coming up.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Innovators Exhibit in Jack London Square

Oaklandish and the 2009 Oakland Innovators and Art-in-Action award winners put up an exhibit in the windows of some donated space in Jack London Square.

The display shows the amazing work that the organizations and artists who received this year's grants are doing, and the Oaklandish display describes the grant program.

There should be lots of folks in Jack London Square next weekend (8/28-8/30) for the "Eat Real" food festival, so they can check out the display then.

Oaklandish is Ready to Broadcast

We got our transmitter fixed up so we can do our microbroadcast
at the Radio Regatta!

The music that DJ's are gonna spin at the the Lake Merritt Boathouse will be broadcast across the waters of the lake so folks can tune in while they enjoy the free gondola rides and half-priced boat rentals. Bring your own radio so you can listen all afternoon (8/23, from 1:00-7:00).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Laurel Street Fair

Oaklandish was representing at the Laurel Street Fair. We got to enjoy the tunes of Rumbache (an Oaklandish favorite who played at the first Salsa by the Lake this year). This fan of Oaklandish, sporting our new "Keep Baseball in Oakland" t-shirt had fun Salsa dancing with Rumbache.

Scraper Bikes also showed up for the Laurel Street Fair.

Check out this video of the latest Scraper Bike Ride "Bikes for Life."

The Scraper Bikes, along with other 2009 Oakland Innovators award winners,
will be at
the Radio Regatta, coming up 8/23 at the Lake Merritt Boathouse from 1:00-
7:00pm. Don't
miss it!

Best of the East Bay

The Oaklandish Crew had a great time at the "Best of the East Bay" party put on by the East Bay Express at the Oakland Museum last Friday. We enjoyed the music, the thousands of people, and our live screen-printing booth.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oaklandish at Lakefest

Hundreds of people showed up to Lakefest last weekend. There were kids' activities, performers, and many vendors, including Oaklandish.

One of the performers was local artist Kev Choice Ensemble, an Oaklandish favorite.

Oaklandish will be at the Best of the East Bay on Friday, August 7th, from 5:00-12:00. This party will be at the Oakland Museum and is free to all ages. We will be at the Laurel Street Fair on Saturday from 1:00-6:00.