As the school year comes to an end, you may be wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained on summer days in Alameda. If you’re putting together a list of things to do this summer, we have a number of ideas from local Downtown Alameda businesses:
2015 Summer Family Movie Series
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave
(510) 769-3456, www.alamedatheatres.com
The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex starts its Summer Family Movie Series on June 16. One kid movie favorite will be shown each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am in the historic theatre. This year’s Summer Family Movie Series features How To Train Your Dragon, Rio 2, The Box Trolls, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and six other popular G-rated films.
You can purchase the whole series of 10 family movie tickets for $10 per person. Otherwise, single tickets will be available on the day of the show for $2 per person. This is not only a super fun outing for the kids but it’s also a fundraiser for local schools and youth organizations.
Art Lab and Play Gallery
Twirl, 1424 Park Street
(510) 473-0812, www.twirlalameda.com
Twirl is Alameda’s newest design lab and play gallery for kids. Younger children can take a ride on the tike track, climb through the tree house, build a fort in the construction zone, or snuggle up and read in the book nook. The studio is open for all ages with things like pottery wheels, glass painting, playdough experiments, and papercutting workshops. Different activities are available each week.
Drop-in admission for unlimited play is $12 per child. Special classes are also offered on a sign-up basis.
Drop-In Fused Glass Studio
Artistic Home Studio & Boutique, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza) Read the rest of this entry »