Ignite your creative spark with some messy art projects at Sticky Art Lab in Berkeley…
We’ve put together this guide to East Bay summer camps, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. Don’t freak out yet, there’s still lots of time to register for most of them. In fact, many of our favorites weren’t quite ready with their 2016 offerings, so we’ll be updating this guide all spring. You can use Activity Hero […]
February 1 – Stop by Super Bowl City in San Francisco during hometown week before all the tourists arrive. Or just eat the commemorative sundae at Fentons. Make sure to BART there! February 2 – Play at Middle Harbor. You can ride bikes, see boats and trains, fly kites, run around shoreline and have picnic on […]
If you’re thinking you’d like to give your child the opportunity to play baseball, but don’t know how to get started, keep reading. We’ll walk you through the things East Bay parents need to know, step by step. (See what I did there?) Play ball Learning to throw and catch requires practice. The first step […]
The BLAST Festival at Ashby Stage (or blastival) runs February 6 to March 6, 2016 with some new family-friendly shows. Across the street from Ashby BART is the theater that most frequently runs cool indie adult plays by the Shotgun players. If you drive down either MLK or Ashby, you will have noticed their ever-changing […]
On my recent group tour for prospective parents of King Middle School in Berkeley, a hot topic on the minds of the parents of soon-to-be sixth graders was cell phones. Do middle schoolers need phones? Will they start obsessing about Instagram likes if they have phones? Zoning out during conversations because they are looking at […]
What if superheroes were people of color? Are they? What if they aged, like mortals? These are some of the questions raised by the art at the Bedford Gallery show My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action, a mixed media show in downtown Walnut Creek whose opening reception I took my family to this weekend.
Thanks to Berkeley’s Fourth Street for sponsoring this guide to Lunar New Year for Bay Area families. As the Year of the Monkey 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. They are […]
If you’re staying in and around Truckee with kids, Tahoe Donner is an affordable resort that’s great for beginners. I hadn’t been on a snowboard or skis in 12 years when my family went a few weeks ago, and, consequently, my children had never even been to a ski resort when we arrived. What we […]
Hey movie lovers, the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2016 (BAICFF) takes place this month in Oakland, and the programming is more than just screen-time. (Kids participating in a BAICFF stop-motion animation workshop) Saturday, January 30 (10 am – 7:30 pm) Sunday, January 31 (10 am – 7 pm) Watch short films for all ages; decorate […]
Prospect Sierra, a K-8 independent school in El Cerrito enrolls 470 students on two campuses. We appreciate their sponsorship of 510families.com today. My friend Sunny has been a Prospect Sierra parent for more than seven years now, but I still remember when she was making the kindergarten decision. It was a big deal because she […]
January 1 – Swim to the New Year – King Pool in Berkeley welcomes your splashing on New Year’s Day. January 2 – Chabot Space and Science Center offers FREE admission this Saturday to B of A cardholders January 3 – First Sunday of the Month? Oakland Museum of California is FREE January 4 – […]
4 places to find the right outfit for little dancers.
Kid-centered New Year’s parties that don’t blur into the next morning.
My husband and I recently visited Berkeley’s Victory Point Café, the Bay Area’s first board game cafe, and had a great time. We had lunch, nibbled on snacks, and checked out a few new-to-us board games. Since our first lunch date, I’ve returned for special one-on-one time with each of my kids, ranging in age from […]