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The Bikery

Walk into The Bikery after school some afternoon and you won’t believe the energy of love, warmth, generosity, and just generally whimsical good times. Plus, bikes, awesome youth programs, earn-a-bike, open shop, women/trans/genderqueer night, Spanish speakers night, classes, repairs, sales, etc. And plus, (a big plus), people of color, queer, trans, women, youth led. It’s a jewel.

Here’s their other website. And another! Or read more here. Or just go down there and get yourself a bike.


Occupy Love


Occupying the Port

Colorful Mamas of the 99%

Axis Dance Company

Axis Dance Company beautifully embodies a golden combination of innovative, moving choreography and performance with a commitment to serving the community. Dancers with and without disabilities make up their company. Their classes are for people of all abilities and are affordable for people of all income levels. No performances coming up imminently, but worth checking out next time.

Intertribal Friendship House

Since 1955, Intertribal Friendship House has been a center for urban American Indian communities in the Bay Area. They hold classes, gatherings, events and ceremonies and hold down the corner of International and 6th with a lovely old brick building, murals and a garden.

Peralta Hacienda

Peralta Hacienda was once the center of an enormous colonial rancho lorded over by one the first Spanish explorers in California and worked by indigenous and Mexican laborers. The site is now a place to learn about Oakland’s many histories and still includes an 1870 Victorian, the foundations of some earlier adobe buildings, not to mention a cool little playground, native plants tagged with informational placards explaining their utility to Ohlone people, a vegetable garden, and down the hill, a bit of creek and picnic tables.

(photo from park website)

They’re having a fundraiser Dec. 2nd to pay for their many educational and youth programs. Get your tickets today!