Temescal Events, Shopping, Arts and Dining

Vibrant • Eclectic

Repaving Telegraph Ave.

July 27th Update

New smooth asphalt has been on completely installed on Telegraph Ave., 36th to 51st St. The city has been reviewing, adjusting and approving the temporary cat tracking along Telegraph Ave in Temescal for the new street design. The cat tracking on Telegraph from 37th to 43rd has been approved, and this week, the contractor will install the permanent striping on that section, starting at 37th.

Virtual Temescal Experiences

July - September 2020

Although we are not able to gather in person, many of your favorite Temescal businesses are hosting virtual experiences throughout the summer! Enjoy a variety of classes and workshops including sourdough bread making, pilates, a Dungeons and Dragons Summer Camp and more!

Taste of Temescal postponed


In light of the latest guidance from Governor Newsom, we will be postponing the Taste of Temescal, likely to May 2020. We will issue refunds to all who would like one. We will be honoring all the tickets at our postponed event and so urge all who can, to keep their tickets, since the proceeds go to our local schools and nonprofits.

HEAD WEST Marketplace

August 8th is CANCELLED | 11am - 5pm | 4521 Telegraph Ave

HEAD WEST, a marketplace of makers, merchants and mavericks has postponed its Temescal inaugural Marketplace to December 12th, due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Alameda County. In December, HEAD WEST will feature 50 local brands and small businesses with new, handmade, eco-friendly, home sourced goods and found vintage in an outdoor, open-air retail Marketplace at Temescal's *new* pedestrian plaza.

Temescal Businesses & Community Invited to Participate in Oakland Pride!

Oakland Pride has made the decision to cancel its in-person events for 2020, including the 11th annual Oakland Pride Parade, and move the festival to a virtual format! 

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Virtual De-Escalation Training with Temescal Ambassadors

Participate in the upcoming training provided by the Temescal BID Operations Manager Joey Harrison on how to compassionately and respectfully interact with people experiencing homelessness and mental health issues, and general de-escalation strategies and tips.

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Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District creates, promotes and nurtures an engaging destination for Bay Area residents, workers, and visitors to experience Temescal. We do so through strengthening our thriving economic base of both longtime and new businesses, celebrating the diverse cultures of the District and its events, and enhancing Temescal Telegraph's physical environment and public safety.