Introducing independent school EBI: A bilingual education opportunity for East Bay kids

EBI, private bilingual school - Oakland

Known locally as EBI, private school Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is our sponsor today. Offering a Spanish bilingual education with an international spirit to Pre-K through 8th graders, EBI is located at two East Bay campuses. Pre-K through first grade are in Rockridge, while second through 8th grade are in Emeryville. The language teaching model and the International Baccalaureate […]

25 things to do with kids in Rockridge

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We’re so happy to share this guide for parents of fun things to do in the family-friendly Oakland neighborhoods of Rockridge and Temescal sponsored by Grubb & Co. Realty. If after browsing this list, you need more guidance in Rockridge, contact GRUBB Co. or realtor Hope Broderick. BART. Take the BART anywhere!  One of our […]

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 […]

Oakland Art & Soul festival 2015

Art + Soul Festival in Oakland

Easily accessed by BART, the Oakland Art & Soul Festival will take over downtown Oakland with live music, food, artist’s booths and a kid zone for two days, August 1 and 2. Free attended bike parking and ferry access are also rounding out the transit options. Children under 12 are free while adult admission costs […]

Plank offers family-friendly entertainment during non-peak hours

Plank: Bowling Alley in Jack London Square

Plank, a bowling-alley-meets-gastropub-meets-entertainment-center in Jack London Square, is home to a state-of-the-art arcade with a hipster Oakland vibe. Reclaimed wood and modern fixtures, along with a woodfire pizza oven that’s visible from the waiting area make it inviting, while an outdoor bocce ball court set in the upscale marina that is now Jack London Square […]

Ticket Alert: Circus at Oakland’s Oracle Arena

Circus Extreme at the Oakland Arena

From August 13 through 17, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents a new show,  Circus XTREME, at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Tickets are on sale now. This traditional circus includes high-wire acrobats, human cannonballs, elephants, Bengal tigers, poodles, and more than 100 highly-trained athletes and circus artists. Keep in mind that it costs $35 to […]

What to expect at Pedalfest 2015

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Pedalfest at Jack London Square — Oakland’s free celebration of bikes, family, fun, and food — is back on July 25th from 11am to 7pm. In collaboration with Bike East Bay, enjoy dare devil stunts, pedal-powered food, a cycle-powered music, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and an amazing collection of bicycles from vintage and hand-built […]

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 […]