Sweet Ideas for Valentines Day in Alameda

Crafty Valentine at Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, AlamedaValentine’s Day is around the corner and businesses in Downtown Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District are putting together special events for you to share with that special person. Here are just a few ideas:

Crafty Valentine Making Party
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street
Thursday, Feb 7; 6:30-9:00pm 
Bring your bits, and bobs, scraps, bows and buttons! We’re having a Valentine Making Craft Party! We’ll have a Supply Sharing Table that we can all contribute scraps, bits and bobs to. Bring your own scissors, glue etc… Valentines are for everyone and anyone… your honey, your kids, your mom, your dad, your dog! Join us as we celebrate love of ALL kinds!
More info: www.juliestea.com

“Be Still My Heart” House Concert & Tasting Event
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street
Friday, Feb 8; 7:30-10:00pm
Be Still My Heart at Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden, AlamedaEnjoy an evening of sensual tastes and heart-warming sounds featuring live music by the mesmerizing Sylvia Herold and a special tasting menu hand-selected by Julie to warm your heart and stir your soul. The new season of House Concerts kicks off with a tasting event for lovers of lush ballads, artisan wine, cheese, and chocolate! $8 advance, $10 at the door (price of refreshments not included).
More info: www.facebook.com/events/279242412202826

Old Fashioned Valentines
Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave
Saturday, Feb 9; 2:00-4:00pm
Surprise your love this Valentine’s Day with a unique and thoughtful custom Valentine! Make the ultimate valentine using vintage ephemera, pop up techniques, ribbons, lace, and more. Create one masterpiece or as many smaller valentines as you wish. Space is limited so sign up now to join us for an afternoon of lovely crafting. (Supply fee: $15.)
Register at: http://oldfashionedvalentine.eventbrite.com

Valentines Shopping Soiree
The Sewing Room & Style Lounge, 2434 Webb Ave
Saturday, Feb 9; 5:00-8:00pm
Valentine Shopping Soiree at The Sewing Room & Style Lounge, AlamedaShow the one you love that you shop local! The gals at “The Sewing Room & Style Lounge” invite you to a Valentines Shopping Soiree. The designer clothing trunk show will feature vintage inspired ladies clothing, men’s vintage attire, accessories, and a body care specialist. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Shop and meet these fine folks: Vintage inspired ladies clothing by Desiree Salas; Hand crafted accessories by This is Calliope; All natural products from By Nieves; Wine tasting courtesy the Dioynsian Club; and Sewing kits and patterns from Bonjour Teaspoon.
RSVP on their Facebook page:

Valentines Trivia Night
Alameda Vintners Club, 2301 Central Ave
Thursday, Feb 14; 7:00-9:00pm 
Urbano Wine Heart, Alameda Vintners ClubValentines Day wasn’t meant to be a competition. But, hey, why not? Enjoy the evening while testing your knowledge against others. Special treats, fun prizes, and winery swag will be given away. Free to play as an individual or a couple — reserve your table by 5:00pm that night & get a free wine taste.
More info: AVC on Facebook

Valentine Date Night

A wide array of romantic and fine dining restaurants can be found in the Park Street Business District. Many will be offering special dinner menus on Valentines Day…but be sure to make your reservation today since seating at these restaurants fill up fast.

Angela’s Bistro & Bar, 2301 Central Avenue, (510) 522-5822

Angkor Grill, 1319 Park Street, (510) 522-8899

Asena Restaurant, 2508 Santa Clara Avenue, (510)521-4100

C’era Una Volta, 1332 Park Street #D, (510) 769-4828

Gold Coast Grill, 1901 Park Street, (510) 522-5388

Kamakura Restaurant, 2549 Santa Clara Avenue, (510) 521-9121

Linguini’s Pasta & Vino, 1508 Park Street, (510) 865-5101

Pappo, 2320 Central Avenue, (510) 337-9100

Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, (510) 522-1300

Spice I Am, 1353 Park Street, (510) 367-7110

Yellow Tail Japanese Bistro, 1332 Park Street #C, (510) 521-3298

Zen Restaurant, 2315 Santa Clara Avenue, (510) 521-7070

Looking for more dinner ideas for that special evening with your valentine? Browse our online restaurant guide at: www.DowntownAlameda.com/Food-Drink

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Downtown Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do year-round! Learn more about what’s happening in Downtown Alameda by visiting the “Events” page on our website.

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