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, […]
We are excited to present this year’s Father’s Day Guide sponsored by Shuddle. Find out how to schedule a free test drive with Shuddle below! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, and there are as many fun ways to spend a day with Dad as there are dads. Here are a few ideas for East Bay 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 […]
If you like to get your tools out and invent in a crafty, constructy, tinkery kind of way then you should head south for the 2015 Maker Faire. There are several excellent exhibits for curious kids (but to be completely honest, I usually wish I left them at home so I could enjoy my own playtime). […]
Oakland’s Warehouse District has officially transformed into a beautiful sophisticated bustling waterfront with great restaurants, wineries and coffee roasters. Move over San Francisco Embarcadero! Jack London Square (AKA JLS) has become a great place to bring the kids any day of the week for fun and sight-seeing. Where to play for play dates and date nights Jack […]
Friday April 24 – Sunday May 3, 2015 is Bay Area Dance Week, featuring dance classes, rehearsals, performances and more are planned for the annual 10-day celebration all around the Bay Area. Specifically family-friendly offerings are few and far between, so I encourage you dance lovers to see all East Bay activities on their website […]
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is a pretty great destination. It’s on my top five for outings with visiting grandparents. It’s got modern art, history, and interactivity. Local dad and blogger Sean Nowicki, who writes about seeing art with kids on his blog Art Dad SF, put together this scavenger hunt for parents to […]
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 […]
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Three delightful musicals are coming to town and here’s enough warning to buy tickets for your family. Bay Area Children’s Theatre presents Fancy Nancy at Freight & Salvage Nancy loves glitter and big words and everything embellished. Nancy and her dance class friends will soon perform Deep Sea Dance, their first recital (fancy for show)! She […]
Materials on hand will encourage children to explore colors, textures and a variety of media in a safe, fun and messy environment.
Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to the Bay Area. It is a live action arena show of superheroes intended for all ages (best suited for ages 4 to 99) kinda like a theatrical ice show without the ice. I thank them for sponsoring this post today. What can we expect? Expect a family-friendly arena show with […]
I’ve lived across the street from The Crowden School for more than a decade, so the sight of grade school-aged children hustling up the sidewalk, carrying the telltale black cases of classical instruments, is a familiar one to me. From my living room window, I see these students playing soccer and running around during recess […]
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, […]
Hey movie lovers, the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2015 (BAICFF) takes place this month in Oakland, and we are giving away two sets of tickets. (Scroll down to enter.) (Kids participating in a BAICFF stop-motion animation workshop) Saturday, January 24 (10 am – 7:30 pm) Sunday, January 25 (10 am – 7 pm) Build zoetropes […]