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2019 Taste of Temescal

Our 10th Annual Taste of Temescal Culinary Crawl was a huge success, selling out all 500 tickets for the very first time! $20,000 was raised and we could not have done it without your support. Hundreds of Bay Area locals came out to enjoy some delicious food from over 20 different participating Temescal restaurants.
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Valentine’s Day 2019 Events

Valentine’s Day is always a loving and special time of the year! It is a great opportunity to show someone that they are appreciated, and it also a chance to treat yourself and express a little self-love. Whether you are looking for a little pick-me-up for yourself or are planning out a special night for someone close to you, there are plenty of events here in Temescal which are sure to please.

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Taste of Temescal 2019 Culinary Crawl

Tuesday, March 19th | 6 – 8:30pm
25+ Temescal Restaurants | Telegraph, 40th to 52nd
 
Back for the tenth time, the 2019 Taste of Temescal is back for the Spring time! On Tuesday, March 19th, 6:00- 8:30pm, scintillate your palates with this culinary crawl around one of Temescal’s most delectable annual events! Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes (including gift certificates to your favorite local eatery), along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 52nd Streets, Temescal Alley, and Claremont Ave. This is a green event too!

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San Francisco Beer Week 2019

Bay Area lovers of beer had their calendars marked for for San Francisco Beer Week 2019! From February 1-10, 2019, participating Oakland breweries and taprooms celebrated the most diverse beer week in the region. San Francisco Beer Week featured events which helped merchants engage with beer enthusiasts and new customers. Participating businesses offered special food and beer pairings, along with tours, beer releases and activites. Follow Oakland Restaurant Week 2019 on social media by following #SFBW19. We are thankful to have some delicious businesses here in the district who participating in this year’s San Francisco Beer Week.

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Oakland Restaurant Week 2019

Bay Area foodies have been marking their calendars for Oakland Restaurant Week 2019! From January 11-21, 2019, participating Oakland restaurants will be celebrating the most diverse restaurant week in the region. Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of amazing dining deals. Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 price points. Follow Oakland Restaurant Week 2019 on social media by following #ORW19. We are thankful to have some delicious restaurants here in the district participating in this year’s Oakland Restaurant Week.

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Temescal Holiday Fair

The Temescal Telegraph BID was delighted to organize their second Temescal Holiday Fair: Creators & Critters. Bay Area shoppers were able to find beautiful and unique gifts while supporting Temescal’s independent artists. Once again, the Temescal Holiday Fair featured a FREE petting zoo and FREE photos with the animals! There was an alpaca, goats, pigs, bunnies, ducks, and more! Families and friends got together for that perfect holiday card and profile pic with the adorable barnyard animals!

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BID Decorates Four More Utility Boxes

The painting of four additional utility boxes of Temescal flora, fauna and Ohlone culture, by artist Eduardo Valdez, was completed last month and is now visible for the public. This adds to the original 15 utility boxes which were also designed by Eduardo.

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Temescal Trick or Treat

Kids of all ages and parents, come and stroll Telegraph Ave and collect treats from local merchants. Start at Ruby’s Garden Kidwear & Gift costume contest, trick and treat your way down to Flying Studios for their family dance party, make a mask over at The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse and enter the apple bobbing contest at Ancient Ways!

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Repave & Redesign of Telegraph – Coming soon in Summer 2019

In December 2018, the Repair Telegraph Ave. finalized design proposed by OakDOT staff was approved by Oakland City Council, ensuring the repaving of Telegraph Ave. in 2019! The approved redesign of Telegraph Ave. between 42nd and 52nd St (aka Repair Telegraph) includes a road diet, parking protected bike lanes AND a pedestrian plaza on Shattuck Ave. between 45th and 46th St.

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Temescal Street Flicks 2018

Temescal Street Flicks 2018 was an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening in September in the heart of of Temescal near Temescal Alley. Sponsored by the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement DistrictTemescal Street Flicks focused on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films. The weekly outdoor films drew local Oakland residents and attendees from all over the Bay Area. Local independent-ish, family-friendly films about Oakland, and for Oaklanders!

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