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Free and Cheap Activities Scheduled This Month

We’ve got a ton of free and cheap activities for your family this month. Some of the best things in life are FREE, right? Now go do them with your kids in the East Bay already. Put your wallet away. Clicking the red title will take you right to our calendar entry with lots more info.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Storytime for Babies & Toddlers


Location: Kensington Library – 61 Arlington Ave Kensington
Fun stories, songs, action rhymes, shaky eggs, and more! Great for increasing early literacy skills, making friends, and just having a great time! Older siblings…
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: Free

Little Ones Storytime


Location: Hayward Public Library – 888 C St. Hayward
Bring your little ones to the Downtown library for story time with Ms. Kellye!  Read books, sing songs, and enjoy being together in the beautiful…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Music & Movement Storytime


Location: Main Library | Alameda Free Library – 1550 Oak St. Alameda
Music and Movement, a new program, is a 30 minute interactive family program with Mr. John. Early literacy skills are enhanced through songs, movement to…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: FREE

Story Time @ Crab Cove


Location: Crab Cove Visitor Center – 1231 McKay Ave Alameda
Come meet story characters like the Lorax, hermit crabs, and “Swimmy the Fish,” then meet a real animal, do a craft or scavenger hunt! No…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

MOCHA Art Workshop @ Berkeley Central Branch


Location: Central Library | Berkeley Public Library – 2090 Kittredge Berkeley
Join for weekly drop-in art sessions with the Museum of Children's Art! Excited to host these sessions every Friday, 3:30-5pm (unless closed). Located on the…
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

MOCHA Art Workshop in the Library: West Oakland Branch


Location: West Oakland Branch | Oakland Public Library – 1801 Adeline St Oakland
Join artists from the Museum of Children's Art MOCHA as they lead art workshops for children. Each week the artist will present art related to a…
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Family Fun Night at the Brewery


Location: Line 51 Brewery & Tap Room – 303 Castro St Oakland,
Families are invite to gather at Line 51 Brewery every Wednesday & Friday for a kid-friendly activity. Activities change weekly and may include Play-Doh, Legos/Duplos,…
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Oakland First Fridays: Family-friendly Street Party


Location: Telegraph Ave & W Grand Ave – Telegraph Ave & W Grand Ave Oakland
From 5 pm to 9 pm, there'll be food, music, community, and art along Telegraph St between West Grand and 27th Streets. February's theme is…
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend, food and shopping costs

Free Telescope Viewings


Location: Chabot Space & Science Center – 10000 Skyline Blvd Oakland
Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through…
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: Free

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Valentine Kids Workshop (RSVP)


Location: Home Depot Emeryville – 3838 Hollis Avenue Emeryville
Visit Home Depot on the first Saturday of the month for a fun kids' workshop. In February it is a Valentine's Vase that looks like…
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free but please RSVP

Video Game Class: Topics in Game Development (K-8)


Location: The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) – 921 Washington St Oakland
This class is a 1.5 hour lesson that teaches students how to critically assess effective video game techniques. Video game techniques can provide inspiration across…
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Free

Chinese New Year Storytime (Mandarin/English)


Location: Central Library | Berkeley Public Library – 2090 Kittredge Berkeley
Join for a special bilingual (Mandarin/English) storytime to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit!  Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and their families are all welcome. This special…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Family Storytime @ Downtown Berkeley Farmer's Market


Location: Downtown Berkeley Farmers Markets – Center and Milvia St Berkeley
Join BPL librarians for fun stories and songs outdoors at the Downtown Berkeley Farmer's Market! Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and their families are all welcome. The…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: FREE

Outdoor Family Storytime


Location: Rockridge Branch | Oakland Public Library – 5366 College Avenue Oakland
Family Story Time at Rockridge Branch Library, every Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am Children of all ages are welcome; content geared toward ages 1 to…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Toddler Storytime


Location: Main Library | Alameda Free Library – 1550 Oak St. Alameda
Toddler Storytime is a 20-30 minute program that uses stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement to help young children ages 1-3 years old develop word and…
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Build Block-Cities at GoldenBug


Location: Goldenbug – 5520 College Avenue Oakland
Visit GoldenBug, an adorable shop for children's shoes and clothing in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood, to play! There will be special, enhanced blocks on hand to…
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free

Drop-In Art Making at BAMPFA


Location: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) – 2155 Center Street Berkeley
The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking. To help you get started,…
Time:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 for general admission, FREE for kids 18 & under, parent accompanying child 13 & under, and UC Berkeley students

Lunar New Year Parade


Location: Laurel District – 4222 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a Lunar New Year Lion Dance Procession in Oakland's Laurel District. The Laurel District Lion Dance Parade and…
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity


Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center – 388 9th St (Suite 290) Oakland
Join on February 4th for our Lunar New Year x Black History Month community celebration to strengthen, heal, and empower AAPI and Black & African-American…
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

MOCHA Art Workshop @ Berkeley West Branch


Location: West Branch | Berkeley Public Library – 1125 University Avenue Berkeley
Join for weekly drop-in creative art play with the Museum of Children's Art. Every Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (unless closed) @West Branch. For…
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

Saturday Storytime


Location: Barnes & Noble, Walnut Creek – 1192 Locust St Unit D400-500 Walnut Creek
Join a weekly storytime in Barnes & Noble children's section.
Time:
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Free

Storytelling and Drumming Festival


Location: Mastick Senior Center – 1155 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda
All ages welcome to join the fun at the Storytelling and Drumming Festival. Discover the power of the spoken word. Delight to the sights &…
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: Free

Sheep Meet & Greet


Location: Tilden Little Farm – 600 Canon Dr Berkeley
Ever wonder what a sheep’s wool feels like? Learn about Tilden Little Farm's sheep and make your own mini sheep from their wool to take…
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Chinese New Year Parade


Location: San Francisco Chinatown – Grant Ave & Clay St San Francisco
See the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco. It's one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade…
Time:
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Free Telescope Viewings


Location: Chabot Space & Science Center – 10000 Skyline Blvd Oakland
Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through…
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: Free

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Montclair Village Farmers' Market


Location: Montclair Village – Mountain and Medau Place Oakland
Shop fresh produce, bakery goods, flowers and more at Montclair Village's weekly Farmers' Market. Located on La Salle Avenue at Moraga Avenue. CLOSED on Christmas &…
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free entry

Tot Splash Open Swim


Location: Richmond Swim Center – 4300 Cutting Blvd Richmond
Shallow area play time especially for parents or caregivers and their tots who are 6 & under. An older sibling is welcome if closely supervised.…
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $4-$8.75 Cash or check per swimmer; $2-$2.50 per non-swimmer

Community Bike Ride: Black Joy on Wheels


Location: West Oakland BART Station – 1451 7th Street Oakland
Join a free community bike ride to celebrate Black Joy and Black History Month. Meet at 11 am. Ride begins at 1 pm. Light refreshments…
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Drop-In Art Making at BAMPFA


Location: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) – 2155 Center Street Berkeley
The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking. To help you get started,…
Time:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 for general admission, FREE for kids 18 & under, parent accompanying child 13 & under, and UC Berkeley students

Lunar New Year


Location: Pacific Commons – 43484 Boscell Road Fremont
Join a Lunar New Year Celebration with entertainment, including Taiko Drummers, Face Painters, Balloon Twisters, Kids Crafts, Lion Dancer. ⠀ Located in The Block. ⠀
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

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