Looking for Valentine’s Day activities families can enjoy in the East Bay? We are excited to share this round-up of love- and heart-themed activities in February. Have fun! This round-up of Valentine’s Day family craft projects and outings is made possible by our events calendar which includes activities from other organizations. Some errors and changes […]
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
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 […]
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 […]
BandWorks School of Rock is a year-round program that offers group music classes to grade school-aged kids in a handful of Bay Area locations, including a grungy rehearsal space in Jack London Square. I could not be happier that we discovered BandWorks as it’s become a cornerstone of our extra-curricular activities and the shows are […]
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 […]
Wine tasting with kids can be hard if you’re in the wrong place. We’re always on the lookout for good family-friendly wine country activities that don’t blatantly scream “KID.” Enter Cornerstone Sonoma, a botanical garden/art exhibit/wine tasting experience in one. Not only is it really cool, it’s also FREE (the gardens people, not the wine). […]
Thank you to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers for sponsoring 510Families today. You guys were so excited about the recent announcement of the supercool train exhibition at the Conservatory of Flowers, we’re happy to be able to offer you a chance to win admission to the Garden Railway Exhibit and some other goodies. Enter […]
If you have any huge Star Wars nerds in your house, you’ll want to consider an afternoon of jedi training for you and your padawan. I had the extremely geeky pleasure of going to the Golden Gate Knights in San Francisco for a afternoon date with my husband. We had a great time trying out […]
Coming to Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on Sunday January 3, Disney Live! presents two performances of Three Classic Fairy Tales. Tickets are on sale now. You can also see additional performances in San Jose on January 1 or 2. In this live action performance, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy discover a magical storybook hidden in Mickey’s attic. […]
The Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s production of “The Secret Garden,” a musical based upon the 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, opened Nov. 20 at CCCT’s intimate 197-seat performance space in El Cerrito. The show is best suited to audiences aged 12 and up, as it focuses upon themes of death and mourning in depth, and runs 2-1/2 […]
Putting on a pair of not-sneakers and attending a ballet is an annual tradition for many families. If you’ve got kids who are ready for a large-scale theater experience for the holidays, here are some local performances to choose from. Alameda Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker: A Holiday Family Favorite on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, […]
Every year, The Crowden School opens their door to the community for a day filled with free hands-on music experiences for children. This is one of my favorite community events, and it’s this Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. The Crowden School is located on Rose Street and Sacramento Street in North Berkeley, so […]
Imagine a spacious, clean, preschool in which your child can explore at her own pace for hours and you have the pleasure of watching her do it.
Super Franks in Pleasanton worth a trip to 925 for families with kids age 1 to 4. It is a mega-monster-super indoor playspace with plenty of amenities for parents…