Temescal Events, Shopping, Arts and Dining

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Repair Telegraph Open House Community Meeting

Tuesday, August 21 | 6 - 8pm | Faith Presbyterian Church | 430 49th St. | Open to all

You are invited to OakDOT's Open House to see the first draft concepts for the Redesign of Telegraph Ave! Please attend this meeting to view the concepts and and let the City know what you think! If you are unavailable to make it to the open house, but still want to provide input, OakDOT will have viewable concepts & a survey at this link after August 21st.

Paint the Town Rainbow

Sunday, August 26 | 9am - 6:30pm | In front of White Horse Bar | 6551 Telegraph Ave. | All Ages

The Temescal BID and Oakland Pride are partnering with White Horse Bar, the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian bar in the United States, on a pre-pride celebration on August 26th to install temporary rainbow crosswalks at 66th and Telegraph. Volunteers needed! Plus a happy hour fundraiser afterwards to benefit Oakland Pride.

Temescal Street Flicks

Every Thursday in September, 7:30pm

Save the Date for Temescal Street Flicks, now located on 49th St by Temescal Alley (between Telegraph & Clarke)! We've got some amazing films for this year and Dona Tomas providing some delicious to-go treats just for the event series.

Repairing Telegraph Community Open House

Department of Transportation Open House Community Meeting
Tuesday, August 21 | 6 – 8pm | Faith Presbyterian Church | 430 49th St. | Open to All
Earlier this year in April, we announced that our campaign to get the City of Oakland to recognize the paving that needed to be on Telegraph had been successful. With over 600 signatures of the petition, the mass numbers of calls and emails and the overall support of sharing our campaign, the City of Oakland decided it was time to take action. Over the past two months, the City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) has been collecting input on community and business priorities for the street and evaluating strategies to improve safety, equity and vibrancy along the corridor.
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2018 40th Street Block Party

On July 14th, The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District hosted its annual 40th Street Block Party which included great live music curated by Broken Guitars Oakland, local food, craft beer and wine, and unique artisan vendors. This year, we managed to have TWO music stages, plus FREE facepainting, kids activities and more!
There was great live music by Prima DonaDestroy BoysAnistaziSame GirlsDead SoundArrica Rose, Three o’clock Rock and Leila Sweetleaf. There were also special guests and DJs on our second stage: Paranoid Trooper, DJ Inti, Kevin Preston, La Chica Elastica aka Rubberband Girl, and DJ Crimson. Exclusive food offerings included Homeroom Mac’n’cheese,  Kenny’s Heart and Soul food truck, Momolicious food truck, beer by The Hog’s Apothecary, wine by Oakland Yard, SubRosa Coffee drinks and more!
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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.