West Alameda Business Association
1509 1/2 Webster Street, Suite B, Alameda, CA 94501, California 94501

(510) 523-5955

Santa Meet & Greet and 2nd Friday Holiday ArtWalk
12/9/2016 9:00:00 PM UTC - 12/10/2016 5:00:00 AM UTC
Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501, California, 94501
Celebrate the holidays on Webster Street, Friday December 9th!
This year the West Alameda Business Association will be joining the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Webster to present a Santa meet & greet at the Financial Benefits Credit Union from 1-5pm to be followed by a special edition of 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Webster and a Holiday Night Market from 5-9pm at the Hawthorn Suites, we hear Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance at the Holiday Night Market!
The ArtWalk will take place from Central to Pacific on Webster.  There will be upwards of 25 craft artists placed in front of “art hosts” businesses, Hair Tech, West End Crepe, Wescafe’, The Shamrock, Cookie Bar, The Fireside Lounge, a “Pop- Up” gallery at Calafia Taqueria and Gallery 1553.
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, carolers, kids games, hot cocoa & cider, face painting by Alana Dill, a photo area and more craft artisans will be bringing holiday cheer at the Hawthorn Suites Hotel.
Local Craft Artisans include:  Art by Sachiko, Nu Spirit Designs,
t-SHop Studio, Crate Big Ideas, Pens of Whimsey, Manino Leather, Karri Jose, Pallavi Lal, Arleen Andrea, Rose Kyocera, Designs by Mo, Dani Robison, &Entertainment Studios, T-Hiro Designs, Shane Shelton, Little Planets Jewelry and many more!!!  Gallery artists showing at art host locations include many local artists including students from Alameda Academy, Island, Encinal and Alameda High Schools.
A super fun addition to this event is an ArtWalk stamp card raffle.  You can pick up your stamp card at any of the Art Host locations. Once you have stamps from ALL hosts and crafters on the evening of the event, you turn in your card at the WABA booth located at the pacific lot to receive your raffle ticket. Raffle prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, massage certificates, items from participating crafters, target cards and more!
Island Jam
The Alameda Chamber of Commerce has come to the rescue of Dads everywhere with The Island JAM, a new Father’s Day tradition of excitement and adventure. The carnival atmosphere complete with rides, cotton candy, activities for kids and the Food Truck Pavilion promises to make this event the best Father’s Day Weekend Dad could ever imagine. Forget neck ties for Father’s Day! Give Dad what he really wants…Fun for the Whole Family. Carnival Rides, Kid’s Zone, Fine Art, Food and Beverage Vendors Award-winning bands playing on the Island JAM’s Main Stage near Central Avenue Artists, craftspeople, non-profit organizations and commercial vendors More information at alamedajam.com The Alameda Chamber of Commerce 2017 Island Jam Saturday, June 17th 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18th 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
June Second Friday ArtWalk on Webster
Check out what's new on Webster in Alameda June 9th! You're sure to find unique + one of a kind gifts for Dad! Easy parking and fun for all ages, the artWalk features local crafters, artisans, live music and food + drink specials at the local restaurants and pubs. https://www.facebook.com/westendartwalk https://www.facebook.com/events/425913351116555?ref=110
Wonder Woman Day at Alameda Sports Cards and Comics
Come celebrate Wonder Woman with us !! Get your Wonder Woman on !! Come take a photo with Crown and Gautlets !! Activities thur from 11 am to 3 pm. Free Wonder Woman Comics, Coloring contest !! Win a Wonder Woman mini vinyl figure !! Make a Wonder Woman Button for $1.00 ( processes will go to charity on button) along with a sale !! Alameda Sports Cards and Comics 1515 Webster St, Alameda, California 94501 https://www.facebook.com/pg/Alameda-Sports-Cards-and-Comics-223668800984537/events/
Evening with the Museum’s Exhibition Staff - USS Hornet
Special Thursday evening Event Join us for a special after-hours sip and chat with the Museum’s Exhibition staff including the Curator, Exhibition Designer, Registrar and Research Technician. The team will chat about all the challenges and magic that happens when creating an exhibition. There will also be an opportunity for special guided tours of some of the exhibits to hear about how they were developed and how the team met unique challenges of building displays aboard a historic WWII warship. Don’t miss this opportunity to have one-on-one time with the Museum’s creative exhibit team! This evening will also feature a rare chance to enter our Mobile Quarantine Facility used during Apollo 14. Wine and light appetizers will be available to enjoy! Tickets: FREE for Museum Members, $10 for non-members, available on Eventbrite (We ask that all attendees make reservations through Eventbrite so that we can have a more accurate headcount!) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-with-the-museums-exhibition-staff-tickets-34517232973
Mastick Open House and Health and Fitness Fair
Mastick Senior Center’s annual Open House and Resource Fair, which includes the 24th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day, features blood pressure and diabetes testing, prescription medication disposal, AC Transit/BART/Clipper Cards for 65+, light refreshments, senior-focused vendors and resources; and visits with a personal trainer, physical therapist, podiatrist, audiologist, counselors. Courtyard at Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. Free. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Alameda Budget Challenge
While Alameda has a one-time budget surplus, like other California cities, we will experience long-term budget shortfalls. The Choices we make today will affect us for years to come. Next month, a two-year budget will be presented to Alameda's City Council for review and adoption. The City brought in higher than expected revenues last year, generating a $5 million budget surplus. However, because this increase was a spike, those revenue levels are not projected to continue, and the City faces an ongoing budget shortfall beginning in 2018. The Alameda Budget Challenge presents examples of the policy choices our City leaders will decide on, and allows them to hear from the public as we undertake this year's budget planning process. Alameda prides itself on being a safe, well-maintained community with responsive City services. Our City is also committed to strong fiscal stewardship and ensuring our budget and financial policies reflect the community's priorities. How will you balance the City's budget while protecting the quality of life for our residents? Be sure to go to: https://alameda.budgetchallenge.org/
For Foodies, Gourmands, and Food Lovers - Gourmet Dinner at Cafe Jolie
One night only! Gourmet French 6 Course Dinner by Chef Stephane Garnier at Café Jolie Homemade brioche penny royal farm goat cheese tomato chutney and green baby sprouts Spring green veloute with crème fraiche Green apple sorbet with calvados Provencale Cornish hen with asparagus ad potatoes fondants, thyme jus Crispy gem lettuce with mustard and honey vinaigrette, tarragon and blue cheese Strawberries almond tart, with raspberry, and balsamic coulis This is a special night that foodies, gourmands, and other food lovers will not want to miss. First seating at 5:30 pm and Second seating at 7:30 pm 6 Course Prix Fixe Dinner $55 Enjoy with Wine Pairing $75 Be sure to RSVP at 510-523-4500 or stop in at Cafe Jolie.
Memorial Day Open House at Crab Cove Visitor Center
Crab Cove Visitor Center's annual Memorial Day Open House is where you can meet a turtle and snake, make a nature craft, take a self-guided history walk, feed fish, and more fun for the family all day long. Then join us for: 10am-12pm: Minus Tide Discovery Walk, wear mud boot or old shoes for exploring 2-3pm: Memorial Day Memories 3-3:30pm: Fish Feeding program. No registration; drop-in. For information, call (510) 544-3187. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29.  Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave, Alameda. Free. 510-544-3187, www.ebparks.org.
Neptune's is now open! Article in SF Weekly.
"The citizenry of Alameda have cause to celebrate.  With the opening of Neptune’s, the island now has a place for brunch that rivals those in any other East Bay town or city. To paraphrase Roxy Music, brunch is the drug and they totally scored. It’s been open less than a month, and word has already spread. On a recent Saturday morning, the classic American restaurant filled to capacity shortly after 9 a.m. Small groups of hungry customers waited in the shade under what used to be a Fosters Freeze awning. Inside, the ocean-blue walls and nautical kitsch - including three polished brass diver’s helmets - have erased all traces of the ice cream palace that once was. It’s disappeared into the past as if someone’s balanced food pyramid had finally broken a sugary, high-calorie curse."   Neptune’s, 630 Central Ave., Alameda, 510-263-9438 or neptunesalameda.com Open Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am to 2:30 pm; CLOSED MONDAYS   See the rest of the article here: "At Neptune’s, Alameda gets a Poseidon Adventure, with Waffles."
Aromatherapy Make & Take Event at Feathered Outlaw
This Friday! Tailor your own roll-on aromatherapy blend to soothe what ails you. Be it anxiety, insomnia, the need for an uplift, headache, road rage; there's an oil for that! Join us for our 2nd intimate DIY workshop with The Herbal Gypsy herself: Melissa Rivers. Space is limited to 12 people; please RSVP soon to reserve your seat! $25/presale or $30/door (if room is available). Purchase tickets at Feathered Outlaw at 1506 Webster, Alameda.
Art Stenholm Retrospective “That Conceptual Life” at Pacific Pinball
Free Museum Admission from 5pm-9pm Multi-media artists Pons Maar (Hollywood irritant and performance artist) and Ilene Segalove (Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, MOMA, MOCA, LACMA etc…) present photographic collage narratives that question the daily residue of melancholic and sentimental reflection in “That Conceptual Life” Art Stenholm Retrospective: This unique and under appreciated artists work will be showcased with a sampling of games, history and a large-scale mural depicting his 1964 game “North Star”. Curated by Michael Schiess and Chris Rummell. Shows run through Sept 3rd.