Ticket Alert: There’s No Business Like Shoe Business

East Bay Children's Theatre production

My son and mom and I attended the last production from this theater group, an updated Jack and the Beanstalk, and were completely entertained and impressed by the clever lyrics and script. This year’s production, There’s No Business Like Shoe Business, has been authored by the same writer-composer, Ron Lytle. I’m guessing Lytle’s new take […]

10 East Bay Parents’ Night Out (PNO) options

Playing at Habitot

Parents Night Out events are fantastic excuses for a drop-off kid party hosted by a local venue in which children eat pizza, have dessert (gasp!), watch movies, and play with other kids of a similar age until way past their bedtimes. The formula varies depending on which organization is playing host. In some cases, your […]

Westside Art Studio has classes, workshops, and camps for young artists

Young artists from Westside Studio

Thanks to Westside Art Studio for sponsoring 510Families.com this week. Jennifer Burke’s art classes in the Berkeley area are legendary in my community of parent friends. “Her art classes are unbelievable,” my extremely opinionated friend Sabrina once told me. She cited these classes as one of the East Bay’s best kept secrets. Another trusted friend, […]

Lunar New Year events are family-friendly and fun

Oakland Museum Lunar New Year Celebration is family-friendly

As the Year of the Sheep (or Ram) approaches, a handful of Lunar New Year celebrations are scheduled around the Bay Area. Here are some places to take your children to celebrate the cultures of many local families. The Incredible Peking Acrobats at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley –  January 24th and 25th This exciting kid-friendly […]

Best East Bay destinations and tips for train lovers

Trains you can ride: Train Town Train

Can we talk about trains? My little boys are all about trains. When my oldest was one, the best way to get him out of the house was to talk about the choo choos we would see: real train, BART train, train table, it didn’t matter (but there had to be trains). I could easily […]

It’s that time of year: Holiday light-peeping

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Whether you stay in the car and do a “drive-by” or get out to stroll, appreciating the hard work of those who put up holiday light displays is a fun winter tradition. Here are our picks for light-peeping this year. Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane is a must-see for East Bay families. Get a preview here […]