Berkeley Playhouse run of Avenue Q includes a kid-friendly experience

Berkeley Playhouse - Kids Program

Berkeley Playhouse is presenting the R-rated Broadway show, Avenue Q, from September 17 to October 11. The show’s theme is the transition to adulthood and the realization that the real world is different from the simplified version of life that we all learned about from children’s television programming. While the show features adult language, sexual […]

Kid Report: Taqueria La Familia

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Our Kid Reporter today is Rafi who is going into 6th grade in Berkeley. Taqueria La Familia is a restaurant in South Berkeley. This family-run restaurant makes great food. They use good tortillas, cook their meat well, and use fresh vegetables. It is a good family restaurant. They are nice, and it has a mural […]

Where do you swim in the East Bay?

Canyon Swim School offers serious lessons

  Since we’ve started this website, some of our favorite pools, lakes, lagoons, and beaches have closed, but luckily, new options have opened too. Here are ten pools to get wet in the East Bay. Where do you swim? Favorite Outdoor Pools (open seasonally) El Cerrito Pool – A shallow area with an active fountain makes […]

Berkeley Kite Festival 2015

Berkeley Kite Festival in the Berkeley Marina

The Berkeley Kite Festival, the most gigantic non-concert outdoor event I’ve ever been to, takes place in the Berkeley Marina every July. This year, the dates are Jul 25 and 26th. The largest kites, about the size of a full-sized school bus, can be seen from the top of the Berkeley Hills. The festival is […]

15 places to go on the 4th of July

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Thanks to Sarah’s Science camp for sponsoring our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families. Sarah’s Science has locations in Oakland and Berkeley and invites your child to come have a BLAST! Campers make and take home a fun science project each day, from robots to rockets, catapults to ladybug gardens. Independence Day is a Saturday […]

Ticket Alert: The Day the Crayons Quit and more!

The Day the Crayons Quit is now a musical

The Bay Area Children’s Theatre company has announced their 2015-2016 season and it looks like a lot of fun. Six productions are scheduled, kicking off with a preschool-friendly rendition of The Day the Crayons Quit open now through July at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. October brings Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and moves the shows back […]

LGBTQ Pride activities for families

Pride: The next generation of voters and policy-influencers

Thanks to Our Family Coalition for helping us to assemble these great family-friendly Pride Month festivities. June 17, 7pm A’s Pride Night at the Oakland Coliseum ballpark is the first of its kind and already a huge nearly-sold-out event! Rainbow colored wristbands with A’s logo promise to be a collectors’ item. Cheer for the home […]