Free music series in Alameda: Summer Beats

Alameda summer concert series

Alameda is hosting a summer concert series and everyone’s invited. Summer Beats is a series of free live outdoor concerts, presented by Alameda’s South Shore Centre, in our very own East Bay beach town!  Bands will be playing from 5-7 pm on select Saturday nights. Bring your family and enjoy local wine, gorgeous sunsets, free beach balls, a professional face painter, […]

Brentwood farms fruit picking, tips for families

Cherry harvest in Brentwood

Monday, I drove four boys out to Brentwood to go fruit-picking. I was vague in my promises — berries, cherries, apricots, or whatever they have. You like blackberries? Olallieberries? Maybe them too! — and thank goodness because everything was closed. Boohoo. I met Tino at Bacchini’s Fruit Tree, a family operated Picked and U-Pick fruit stand in […]

99 Days of Summer for Bay Area Kids {2015}

99days of summer in the Bay Area by 510 Families

Never run out of family fun ideas with our 99 destinations for summer fun! We have selected one outing for each day between Memorial Day through the end of August. Whether you like to add them to your calendar right now (go on, we fact-checked*), bookmark this page for inspiration, or print it out and stick it on your […]

Love Our Neighborhood Day (2015)

#EastBayOpenStreets #LoveOurHood

Another terrific East Bay Open Streets event is coming to the {510}. North Oakland/Golden Gate and Southwest Berkeley will be rolling out the welcome mat for a big crowd on Saturday, May 30th from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 2nd Annual Love Our Neighborhood Day is shaping up to be an amazing day in […]

Kids to Parks Day is May 16

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May 16, 2015 is National Kids to Parks Day. I’m not usually much for National Fill-in-the-Blank Days, though my kids love this calendar that tells them what cultural phenomena are celebrated each day of the year. But getting kids to parks is something I can get behind. (July 4 is National Caesar Salad Day, in case […]

Berkeley Family Bike Fest & Family Cycling Rodeo

Get your kid riding

My favorite kid-friendly bike event is happening this weekend at Malcolm X school in Berkeley, and everyone’s invited. Parents can trade in too-small bikes for just right bikes at the swap. There will be bike decorating stations, screen print tees for sale (with Sticky Art Lab), and bike-powered entertainment of all kinds! Because the playground is […]

See you at Cal Day?

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There really is something for everyone as UC Berkeley, AKA Cal, opens its doors to the families of the East Bay for Cal Day. My husband and fourth grader have their eyes on auditing another physics class while my second grader and toddler want to run around the grounds making slime and looking for doggies and birdies […]

Kids Bowl Free at Albany Bowl this summer

Kids Bowl Free

The Kids Bowl Free program is nationwide, and our local independent bowling alley in Albany participates. Simply go to the website KidsBowlFree.com/albany to register your child. Every week, free bowling passes will arrive in email. From April 15 through August 31, your child can bowl twice per day, every day, all summer as long as he […]