Classic Cars and Ghostly Fun in Downtown Alameda

Classic Car Show posterDowntown Alameda 24th Annual Classic Car Show

Don’t miss Alameda’s biggest and best car show! You’ll be amazed by the number of cars! Over 400 classic vehicles of all eras will be lined up along Park Street – antique roadsters, vintage coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. The Downtown Alameda 24th Annual Classic Car Show happens Saturday, October 14, 10:00am-4:00pm and is free to the public.

There’s something for everyone. In addition, many of the local shops and restaurants will be offering special promotions throughout the day.

Want to hear the engines rev? Plan to arrive early to watch the cars parade to their parking spots.

For more info, visit the official event page:
www.DowntownAlameda.com/Classic-Car-Show

Friday the 13th Art Walk

The Red Door - Friday the 13th3Dot Art Gallery (2309A Encinal Ave) Gaze at creepy art pieces, monsters, and the surrealistic themes that appear in works by Raul D’Mauries and several other local artists.

Studio 23 (2309 Encinal Ave) Do you dare enter the “Dark Side of The Grimm” fairytale? Studio 23 will be transformed into a pulsing powerhouse of spirits as local artists toil and trouble to bring you feasts that glow in the 4th Annual Black Light Art Show.

The Red Door On Encinal (2309 Encinal Ave) Marvel at Friday the 13th artworks by Zachary Sweet.

Julies Coffee & Tea Friday the 13thJulie’s Coffee & Tea Garden (1223 Park Street) View handmade one-of-a-kind Halloween Monster Masks and mask-inspired photography while enjoying special drink concoctions. Come dressed to KILL!

Phoenix (2315 Lincoln Ave) Get your costume on at the Halloween Costume Swap. Downtown tip: Drop off your costumes for exchange today and get a ticket for first dibs on the coolest costumes on the block.

Alameda Island Brewing Company (1716 Park Street) View artwork by Alameda artist Carolina Tapia.

Wine & Waffles (1505 Park Street) Sing along with Dmitry Panich on piano, 8:00-10:00pm.

Shops and restaurants throughout the downtown district join in the fun by creating special deals and treats for 2nd Friday patrons. This Friday, hang out with award winning tattoo artists at Tiger’s Blood Social Club and maybe even leave with a flash tattoo. Or take a break at Tomatina and enjoy a free order of their 4-piece garlic rolls as part of the 2nd Friday Art Walk.

There are also fun ways for kids to participate in the Friday the 13th Art Walk. For example, you can reserve a spot for the kiddos in an art class at Twirl where they will get to experiment with slime while creating glitter slime monsters to take home! Advance reservation required; class fee applies.

For more Friday the 13th Art Walk happenings in Downtown Alameda, visit the official event site:
www.fridayartwalk.com

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website: www.DowntownAlameda.com.

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Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show Revs Up For Family Fun

Downtown Alameda Classic Car ShowReady! Set! Go!… Downtown Alameda’s 23rd Annual Classic Car Show is just around the corner. The free one-day event takes place on Saturday, October 8 and runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show is fun for the entire family. You’ll be amazed at the number of cars on display! Over 400 classic vehicles of every description will be lined up along Park Street, all the way from Encinal Ave to Buena Vista Ave — antique roadsters, vintage coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and more. Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the ’50s and the ’60s. But you’ll also see plenty of muscle cars from the ’70s, along with beauties from the ’30s and ’40s.

While meandering through Alameda’s historic downtown district, enjoy a blast from the past as DJs spin some of the best oldies over the loudspeakers. Plus, keep your eyes and ears out for more entertainment and fun things to do along the way.

In addition to the cars and entertainment, many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda will be open for business. So plan to set aside some time to explore the unique selections of our shops (antiques, apparel, gifts, and more) and enjoy the tasty fare of our fabulous eateries (breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks).

More details are available on the official event page: www.DowntownAlameda.com/Classic-Car-Show 

Helpful Tips for Downtown Alameda’s 23rd Annual Classic Car Show  Read the rest of this entry »

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Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street

2015 Downtown Alameda Classic Car ShowGet Ready! Get set! Downtown Alameda’s 22nd Annual Classic Car Show takes place on Saturday, October 10. The free one-day event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm and is fun for everyone.

Cars of every description will line up along Park Street, from Encinal Ave to Buena Vista Ave — antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. Entertainment and prizes will be available and DJs will be spinning oldies from the ’50s and the ’60s.

Enjoy over 400 classic vehicles on display as you meander through Alameda’s historic downtown district. Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the ’50s and the ’60s. You can also expect to see plenty of muscle cars from the ’70s, along with vintage beauties from the ’30s and ’40s.

The Wounded Warrior Project will have a booth to sell raffle tickets for a drawing being held on January 1, 2016. The grand prize is a 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra. You’ll find the Wounded Warrior booth and car located in front of Capone’s Speakeasy.

Downtown Alameda’s Annual Classic Car Show is one of the best car shows in the Bay Area. A national representative of the Mustang Club of America has described the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show as “the best that he has ever seen.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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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Alameda Businesses Host Special Activities during the Classic Car Show Weekend

This Friday, October 11, is an exciting night for Alameda’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. There are quite a few special celebrations taking place throughout the district:

Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery opening, AlamedaGary Francis Fine Art Gallery (1419 Park Street) is celebrating its Grand Opening with an artist reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The inaugural exhibit titled “Transported” coincides nicely with this weekend’s Park Street Classic Car Car Show. 15 artists will be in attendance to discuss their works that celebrates our love of cars, trains, motorcycles, bikes, and other modes of transport.

Dandelion Gifts & Flowers (1419 Park Street), the new shop owned and operated by Karim, is celebrating its Grand Opening with light refreshments from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Karim’s arrangements are delightful and the flowers are locally sourced.

Redux Studios & Gallery (2315 Lincoln Ave) is celebrating its 2-year Anniversary by hosting an artist reception for renowned Oakland folk artist Leon Kennedy from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be lots of special guests like Rock Wall Wine Company, Linden Street Brewery, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Plus, live jazz, open studios, and refreshments by the SVdP Culinary Program. Mayor Gilmore will be on hand to open up the evening.

Books Inc. (1344 Park Street) is where you will find B movie impresario and former host of the cult movie cabaret “Thrillville,” Will Viharo. Will will be in the store from 7:00 to 9:00pm to celebrate the re-release of his modern, ironic detective story Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me, a cult classic that is in development as a film starring and directed by Christian Slater.

If that’s not enough to fill your Friday night, Read the rest of this entry »

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20th Annual Classic Car Show Revs Up Park Street in Alameda

Park Street Classic Car Show 2013, AlamedaStart those engines! The 20th Annual Park Street Classic Car Show takes place on Saturday, October 12, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. More than 400 classic vehicles of every description will line up along Park Street between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave – antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more.

Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the ’50s and the ’60s, but there will also be plenty of classic muscle cars from the ’70s along with beauties from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s. This is a show not to be missed. A national representative of the Mustang Club of America once declared Park Street’s annual Classic Car Show to be “the best that he has ever seen.”

Classic Car line-up on Park StreetThis free event is fun for the whole family. Entertainment and prizes will be available and DJs will be spinning oldies from the ’50s and the ’60s.

Coinciding with the Park Street 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 to the cars and entertainment, many of the businesses in the Park Street Business District will be open for business. Spectators are invited to “Shop Park Street” to explore our unique selections of stores and enjoy the tasty fare of our fabulous restaurants.

Park Street Classic Car Show line-up in AlamedaIn honor of the 20th anniversary of the Park Street Classic Car Show, limited edition pins and t-shirts will be available while supplies last. Pins are only $5 and t-shirts are only $12. You’ll find them at the PSBA information booth (located the corner of Park Street & Santa Clara Ave), Lee Auto Supply, and other locations during the event. If you miss the show or forget to purchase one of these special collector’s items, check the PSBA website for availability after the show.

The Park Street Classic Car Show is hosted by the Crankers Car Club and is sponsored in part by PSBA business members Lee Auto Supply / NAPA Auto Parts (1525 Park Street) and Alameda Collision Repair (1911 Park Street). Without their incredible dedication to the show, this annual event would never get off the ground. We congratulate them on 20 wonderful years!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Park Street Art & Wine Faire – Call For Young Artists

The Park Street Art & Wine Faire takes place later this month. To encourage kids to show off their artistic creativity, businesses in the Park Street Business District are putting together coloring contests. Here are details for two of the contests:

“Draw Your Pet” Picture Contest

Dog Bone Alley Coloring ContestAll children are invited to enter Dog Bone Alley’s annual “Draw Your Pet” Picture Contest! Draw a picture of your pet and you may win a prize!

One winner will be selected in each of the following age groups: 6 and under, 7 to 9, 10 and older. Each winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Dog Bone Alley and a $10 gift certificate to Tucker’s Ice Cream.

All entries will be displayed inside Dog Bone Alley during the Park Street Art & Wine Faire (7/27-7/28)!

Drawings should be no larger than 11″ X 14″. Please clearly write the child’s name, age and your e-mail address or phone number on the back of the picture so that the judges may notify the winning entries! (One entry per child, please. Must be under 18 years of age to enter.) Bring the picture to Dog Bone Alley (1342 Park Street) by Wednesday, July 24.

Dog Bone Alley website: www.dogbonealley.com

Christine’s Classic Car Coloring Contest  Read the rest of this entry »

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Best of Alameda 2013 – Cast Your Vote

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

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Alameda Magazine’s Annual Poll “Best of Alameda 2013”

Alameda’s most popular “Best Of” poll is off and running… this is your chance to show support for your favorite local businesses.

What’s the best new restaurant in Alameda — or should we say in the Park Street Business District? Which bar pours the best cocktails? Which store stocks the best gifts in the Park Street Business District? Where can kids get the perfect haircut? Who’s the best veterinarian around?

What do you think is the best annual event that takes place in Alameda? Is it the Park Street Spring Festival, the Park Street Art & Wine Faire, or the Park Street Classic Car Show?

You can vote for your favorite people and places in the Park Street Business District (and in the rest of Alameda) in Alameda Magazine’s annual “Best of Alameda” poll. Categories include Food & Restaurants, Drink, Lifestyle, Goods & Services, Kids, and even Pets.

The annual “Best of Alameda 2013” poll is available online at www.alamedamagazine.comThe deadline to vote is March 15.  Read the rest of this entry »

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