Go Warriors! Free Live Simulcast at Alameda Theatre

The Warriors 2017 playoff games are once again being shown on the big screen! Tickets are $6 and proceeds go to the Warriors Community Foundation. Visit the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex website for an updated schedule… www.alamedatheatres.com

Check out this film clip from previous years: http://bit.ly/warriors-watch-parties

Alameda Theatre & Cineplex has been selected as one of three Golden State Warriors “Watch Party” locations for viewing the NBA Finals LIVE. The theatre is teaming up with the Warriors to offer FREE admission to view the games on the theatre movie screen beginning Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm.

Fans will also have a chance to win special giveaways such as Warriors merchandise, Warriors t-shirts, and Theatre movie tickets… to name a few.

Warriors NBA Playoffs at Alameda Theatre

Alameda Cinema Grill will be offering bar and menu specials such as “3-Point Punch Cocktail” and “Steph Curry Noodle Bowl.”  Fans can also celebrate at Cinema Grill Bistro & Bar after the game and continue to enjoy game day discounts and win Warriors merchandise. A percentage of the sales from the special menu will be donated to the Warriors Community Foundation.

Alameda Cinema Grill specialsDowntown Tip: The first 50 Cinema Grill pre-game guests will receive a surprise Warrior’s gift awaiting their arrival! (Alameda Cinema Grill opens at 5:00pm.)

The Theatre Snack Bar will be selling movie snacks as well as Cinema Grill wine, beer and pizza. In-Seat Service will be available to those who request “reserve” seating. Perhaps a Warrior’s Girl will deliver your order!

So go enjoy the NBA Finals in style… recliner seat; 50′ Hi-def cinema presentation; In-Seat Service for snacks, beer, and wine; Warrior freebies; and FREE Admission!

Alameda Theatre & CineplexLook for more Golden State Warrior games to be shown on the big screen… Warrior games will be presented on the big screen until the last Warriors game — hopefully the Championship Game.

For ticket information, visit the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex website at www.alamedatheatres.com

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Join the Easter Bunny on an Easter Egg Hunt in Downtown Alameda

Grab a basket (and the kids) and come out to enjoy the search for prizes and treats in Downtown Alameda!

Downtown Alameda Easter Egg HuntShops and restaurants in the Historic Park Street Business District invite families to join in on a special Downtown Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. All ages are welcome… some businesses will even have special treats for parents.

The event is free, but bring your own basket.

Follow the Bunny Trail…

Start the egg-hunt by searching for colorful “Bunny Banners” posted in the windows of participating businesses. Find a Bunny in the window and that’s your clue there is a special treat waiting inside.

With more than 20 local businesses participating, kids will have an opportunity to gather a basketful of treats.

Meet the Easter Bunny on Park Street…

A visit with the Easter Bunny will make this family egg-hunt even more special. For a memorable holiday photo opportunity, plan to make a stop at Daisy’s (1347 Park Street) where the kids can meet the Easter Bunny in person.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with other merchants on events that bring families to Park Street. It’s especially fun to see the huge smiles as youngsters go door-to-door looking for treats,” says Barbara Mooney, this year’s event organizer.

To find the special treats, hop on down to Downtown Alameda on April 4 and look for Bunny Banners in the windows of these participating businesses:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Where to Pick Out a Special Valentine in Downtown Alameda

This week’s happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar

South Shore Florists, AlamedaValentine Flowers

There’s no excuse for going home empty-handed on Valentine’s Day. There are a number of florists that can be found in the Downtown Alameda’s Park Street Business District. To personally pick out a beautiful arrangement of flowers, stop by one of these lovely flower shops (or, shall we dare say, order online)…

Central Florist, 2404 Central Ave, 510-864-0809

Dandelion Flowers & Gifts, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 510-388-2215

Pixies & Peony, 2305 Santa Clara Ave, 510-523-1463

South Shore Florist, 1311 Park Street, 510-523-6655

Bonne Vie Beer Wine & Fine Cigars,  AlamedaRed, Red Wine

No matter what he or she may tell you, Valentine’s Day is a big deal and he/she wants you to make a big fuss! The wine shops in Downtown Alameda have made it easier for you by stocking up on a number of luscious (and affordable) red wines that are great for a romantic evening with your sweetie….

Bonne Vie Beer Wine & Fine Cigars, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 510-521-6227

CRAFT Beer & Wine, 2526A Santa Clara Ave, 510-769-9463

Farmstead Cheeses & Wine, 1650 Park Street (inside Marketplace), 510-864-9463

Sweet Treats

Goods, Alameda on Santa ClaraChocolates may be the norm for Valentine’s Day but there are also many unique treats to be found in Downtown Alameda. Visit your favorite bakery and/or shop to purchase gifts of Raspberry Truffle ice cream, artisan cakes, divine cookies, and specialty peanut butter. (Yes, we really are suggesting peanut butter for Valentines Day… Have you tried Coffee & Chocolate PB? Chipotle PB? Better yet, have you tried dipping a piece of dark chocolate into some Pumpkin Pie PB? The producers of the locally made Carver’s Peanut Butter invite you to try a few samplings at GOODS on Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.)

Divine De-Lites, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 614-961-2312
*Grand Opening on Friday, Feb 13

Feel Good Bakery, 1650 Park Street (inside Marketplace), 510-864-2733

Goods, 2537 Santa Clara Ave, 510-749-1055

Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street; 510-522-4960

Tigers Blood Social Club and Tattoos, AlamedaSomething Completely Different

There’s no need to purchase a “store-bought” card when Pippa & Co has a collection of handmade, Valentine-themed gifts and cards. Then for something sexy and fun, you may want to check out the selection of lingerie at Aphrodite’s Closet (all at 15% off until Feb. 14). But for an entirely different Valentine’s Day gift, take your significant other to pick out an artistic rose or heart tattoo at Tiger’s Blood Social Club during their “Valentines Day Tattoo Massacre.”

Aphrodite’s Closet, 1419 Park Street (inside Park Street Plaza), 510-521-3313

Pippa & Co., 2544 Santa Clara Avenue; 510-263-9487

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Shop Local Saturday #ShopAlameda – November 29

Shop Local Saturday Shop Smalll AlamedaMake local businesses a part of your holiday tradition and let our merchants help you find your holiday gifts, jewelry, clothing, toys, wine, and much more!

We invite you to join us for Shop Local Saturday on November 29 (the day after Black Friday) when businesses throughout Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District will be offering special discounts, contests, and other fun activities.

Downtown Alameda offers an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. By shopping or dining at a small business in Alameda, you’re not only showing your support for local businesses but you’re also investing in our island community and preserving Alameda’s unique charm.

Enjoy these “Shop Local Saturday #ShopAlameda” business specials, treats, and happenings in Downtown Alameda on November 29:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Downtown Alameda Businesses Hosts Adopt-A-Classroom Fundraiser on November 5

Shop For Alameda Adopt A ClassroomsLocal businesses are terrific supporters of the Alameda community. There are many ways that the businesses give back to the community throughout the year, from donating food and gifts for local fundraisers to sponsoring sports teams.

Merchants in the Park Street Business District are especially proud to assist in the educational enrichment of Alameda students. On Wednesday, November 5, a number of businesses are joining together to donate a portion of their sales to Alameda Education Foundation’s Adopt A Classroom program. The goal is to collectively raise $2,000 – enough to adopt four of Alameda’s most underfunded classrooms.

AEF President Bill Sonneman promises that 100% of the Adopt A Classroom donations will be given to the person who knows best what is needed for his/her students — the teacher.

“Teachers have told us how they like being able to choose what the money is used for based on student needs. We especially appreciate ‘open’ or undirected donations that we can give to teachers most in need who may not have the same access to resources as teachers at more affluent schools.” says Bill Sonneman.

Teachers spend an average of $513 annually on supplies and materials for their classrooms, so Adopt A Classroom donations are enormously helpful. But Adopt A Classroom does more than just purchase supplies and materials, it makes a profound impact.

AEF Adopt A ClassroomLast year, Downtown Alameda merchants raised $1,500 to help purchase new library books for Maya Lin Elementary and robotic supplies for an after-school class at Wood Middle School. In addition, donations provided an opportunity for students of Island High to discover and reflect on our American history at the Oakland Museum of California.

This year, participating businesses are donating 5-15% of each purchase made during the day to the Adopt A Classroom program.

So get a jump on your holiday gift-buying and help support our local youth… Plan to eat, drink, and shop to support Alameda classrooms on Wednesday, November 5!   Read the rest of this entry »

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“Sunday Fund Day” This Week in Downtown Alameda

Sunday Fund Day Alameda for Angela's BistroAs reported in the media earlier this month, a fellow Park Street Business Association member lost his business in the arson fires just before it had a chance to get off the ground. Saboor Zafari, the owner of Angela’s Restaurant, has been a generous supporter of Alameda non-profit organizations as well as the community at large for many years. Now he needs our help!

Sunday Fund Day is a fundraiser to help re-establish Angela’s Restaurant and bring the community together. It takes place in Alameda’s historic downtown district on Sunday, October 26.

Saboor Zafari was close to opening the new Angela’s Restaurant when the business was destroyed by a devastating arsonist fire. “My partner and I went through a similar situation two years ago and I was astounded at the damage that a fire could do. I know from experience that the road to recovery is a long one. Because of the uncertainties that lie ahead for Angela’s, this event is intended to help Saboor and his family cover any immediate costs while the waiting game gets off to a start,” remarked event organizer Melanie Hartman of American Oak.

(Editors Note: American Oak was forced to temporarily close a couple of years ago as a result of an arson fire before the holiday season. With the help of supporters from the community, the restaurant was able to re-open after a year and many of the staff were able to return to their jobs.)

A number of restaurants and lounges found in Downtown Alameda’s Historic Park Street District will each be offering special menu items on Sunday, October 26, of which the proceeds will help Saboor replace all that was lost in the fire.

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2014 Classic Car Show in Downtown Alameda Revs Up Park Street

Park Street Classic Car Show, Alameda 2014Get ready to start those engines!

The 21st Annual Park Street Classic Car Show takes place on Saturday, October 11. More than 400 classic vehicles of every description will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district from 10:00am to 4:00pm – antique roadsters, vintage coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and so much more.

Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the ’50s and the ’60s, but there will also be plenty of muscle cars from the ’70s and a number of rare beauties from the ’30s and ’40s.

Park Street Classic Car Show has a lot to offer! This free event is fun for the whole family and is not to be missed. Entertainment and prizes will be available and DJs will be spinning oldies from the ’50s and the ’60s. A national representative of the Mustang Club of America even declared Park Street’s annual Classic Car Show to be “the best that he has ever seen.”

Park Street Classic Car Show AlamedaAlongside the Classic Car Show, Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park Street) will be hosting a Classic Bike Show — show off your low rider cruiser, vintage road bike, or any other bike you deem a classic.

In addition, many of the Downtown Alameda shops and restaurants will be open for business. Spectators are invited to explore the unique collection of stores and enjoy the tasty fare of the fabulous eateries. You can even test your gaming skills at Subpar Miniature Golf and High Scores Arcade Museum, catch a movie at the historic restored Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, or enjoy a live Rockabilly show reminiscent of the 50’s at Capone’s SpeakeasyRead the rest of this entry »

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Power Box Art + Customer Appreciation Day in Downtown Alameda

Power Box Art in Alameda

Power Box designed by 6-year-old Lars Petersen III

Come celebrate and meet the artists and sponsors who are making our city an even greater place to live! Power Box Art is Alameda’s newest public art. Kick off the unveiling with food, drink, and music at Rhythmix Cultural Center (2513 Blanding Ave) on Friday, September 12, 6:00-9:00pm.

6pm-9pm: Power Box Art Show gallery opening in K Gallery featuring work by the same artists who have wrapped their visions around Alameda’s utility transformers. This event will also include a slide show of all the art submissions.

7pm-8pm: A formal reception in the theater to acknowledge the power box artists, sponsors, and participants who made it all happen.

Congratulations to the selected artists! Emily Bonnes, Delena Britnell, Nancy Crookston, Flavia Krasilchik, Clare Rickard, Chris Rummel, Stephen Seche, Jessica Warren, and Wesley Warren. 6-year-old Lars Petersen III was selected in the student category. All artists are Alameda residents.

Take a self-guided tour! Want to view the Power Box Art in person? Maps of all 10 Power Box Art locations will be available at the kick-off celebration. Maps will also be available at many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda on Customer Appreciation Day.

More information: www.alamedamp.com/working-with-amp/power-box-art

Power Box Art is a partnership between AMP, PSBA, and Rhythmix Cultural Works.  Read the rest of this entry »

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