Taste of Temescal 2018 Culinary Crawl

Tuesday, April 24th | 6 – 9pm
23 Temescal Restaurants | Telegraph, 40th to 52nd
Back for the ninth time, the 2018 Taste of Temescal is moving to the Spring! On Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00- 8:30pm, scintillate your palates with this culinary crawl (like farm-to-table trick or treat), one of Temescal’s most delectable annual events! 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!

Kasper’s Pedestrian Plaza Design Feedback Meetings

Tuesday, April 3 | 8:30 – 9:30am
Hawk & Pony | 4210 Telegraph Ave. | Open to all
Wednesday, April 18 | 6:30 – 8pm
Faith Presbyterian Church | 430 49th St. | Open to all
Please join the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) and Groundworks Office for a presentation of of the TTBID’s proposal to create a pedestrian plaza at Kasper’s, including the existing sidewalk, Shattuck Ave from 45th to 46th, and the 46th St slip lane (Telegraph to Shattuck). Groundworks will present the various concepts and themes for the plaza, listen to your comments, receive feedback and answer questions. As part of the community, from businesses, property owners, and residents, your opinion matters! We want this plaza to be a vibrant and welcoming community gathering spot.


New Operations Manager for the Temescal BID

 Starting in January 2018, Joey Harrison is the new Operations Manager for the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District Cleaning Ambassadors. Joey comes to the Temescal District after two years as a Team Lead for the Ambassador team in Downtown Berkeley.
Joey works full-time as the in-district Block by Block Operations Manager for the Temescal BID’s maintenance services. Joey brings his management and on-the-ground cleaning and hospitality experience with the Downtown Berkeley Block by Block contract to provide responsive, dedicated, and high quality of service to the Temescal BID maintenance contract. As a working Operations Manager, Joey manages a two-person clean team, works on-the-ground to augment the cleaning services provided by the normal team, and takes the lead for specialized services and projects, including spot power washing and planter watering.


SF Beer Week events in Temescal

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 18
Participating Temescal restaurants, breweries and taprooms
Come celebrate SF Beer Week in Temescal! SF Beer Week is a collection of curated events, spanning multiple days, that celebrate craft beer and the craft beer community. With Hog’s Apothecary, Roses’ Taproom, Temescal Brewing, Lanesplitter Pizza and many other beer-centric businesses in the Temescal BID, SF Beer Week will be packed with dozens of events in Temescal.


Repave Telegraph!

For over 10 years, the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) has been trying to get the City of Oakland to repave Telegraph Ave. between 45th and 51st Streets.  The City itself has ranked this street as one of the worst streets in the city (ranked as Poor/Failing at <30, when 100 is the top score).  Now this stretch of Telegraph Ave is barely passable, with pedestrians and bicyclists hurt frequently, and causing costly repairs to vehicles. The hazardous state of the road is a threat to the safety of the Oakland community.


Oakland Restaurant Week 2018

Thursday, January 11 – Sunday, January 21
Participating Temescal restaurants
Prix Fixe menus for $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50
Bay Area foodies are marking their calendars for Oakland Restaurant Week 2018! From January 11-21, 2018, participating Oakland restaurants will celebrate the most diverse restaurant week in the region. Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of 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 2018 on social media by following #ORW18.


New BID-Sponsored Public Art in Temescal

Artist Lori Anne Fischer, supported by funding from Councilmember Dan Kalb’s office, the Temescal Business Improvement District, and the Brignole Family, has installed a gorgeous mural entitled “RISE” along the East side of Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th St. The RISE mural depicts a woman and tree with the message of “RISE” in the background, creating a positive, beautiful design that is bold and dynamic in scope making it possible to be enjoyed by pedestrians and by those driving by.


Temescal Holiday Fair: Creators & Critters

Sunday, December 3 | 11am – 5pm | 49th St at Telegraph & Temescal Alleys | FREE

The holiday season is fast approaching and the Temescal Telegraph BID is organizing a Temescal Holiday Fair: Creators & Critters for Bay Area shoppers to find beautiful unique gifts while supporting Temescal’s independent artists. For the first time ever the Temescal Holiday Fair will feature a FREE petting zoo and FREE photos with the animals! We’ll have an alpaca, goats, pigs, bunnies, ducks, and more! Bring the whole family or your group of friends for that perfect holiday card or profile pic with the adorable barnyard animals!


Temescal Plaid Friday Weekend

Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26 |
28 participating Temescal businesses | FREE
LOVE Temescal? Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.
Celebrate Plaid Friday Weekend holiday kickoff in Temescal! To encourage you to shop local & independent in Temescal, the Temescal BID is sponsoring a Plaid Friday Weekend Passport. Discover offerings, specials, free food and discounts from 25+ participating businesses as you stroll, shop, and indulge throughout the ‘hood. At each location get your passport stamped. If you get all the stamps, you’ll win a prize like a gift certificate to your favorite independent store.


Temescal Trick or Treat

Tuesday, October 31 | 4 – 6pm
Telegraph Ave, 51st St to 40th St | FREE
Kids of all ages and parents, come and stroll Telegraph Ave and collect treats from local merchants at the 12th Annual Temescal Trick or Treat. Start at Ruby’s Garden costume contest, trick or treat down the Avenue following the balloons, come dance your socks off at Flying Mod’s family dance party, and enter the apple bobbing contest at Ancient Ways!