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Oakland Central You’ve landed in the heart of our city – the energy, excitement and beauty of the area that connects Uptown, Downtown and Jack London Square.
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It’s also known as Oakland’s Broadway corridor. We call it “Oakland Central”! The Oakland Central project and this web platform are sponsored by two of Oakland’s largest Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) –Uptown/Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland. While our districts provide important services to our stakeholders there is a bigger story here, one that’s already being told by extraordinary artists,

It’s also known as Oakland’s Broadway corridor. We call it “Oakland Central”! The Oakland Central project and this web platform are sponsored by two of Oakland’s largest Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) –Uptown/Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland. While our districts provide important services to our stakeholders there is a bigger story here, one that’s already being told by extraordinary artists,

Operating as usual

Are you wondering about the artists who are showcasing their work on the @Black Joy Parade StoryWindows?  Over the next ...
06/17/2021

Are you wondering about the artists who are showcasing their work on the @Black Joy Parade StoryWindows? Over the next few weeks through the end of July, we will feature an artist or two every other day. Today, we are starting with @Patanisha Williams the founder of @Pata Ali Love Club. Patanisha's mission is to provide access to professional art and production services for individuals and small businesses while building a strong workforce. She worked with Tamerin Busia of Compose Fashion to created Alice in Oakland.

Art piece credits:
Alice in Oakland is a production of Compose Fashion, Tamerin Busia.
Creative Director, Sir Michael Wayne. Videography, Sal Fullmore.
Photography, Patanisha Williams.
Sponsored by Pata Ali Love Club.

Also, check out her new series Urban Fairies where she shares her magical world of Creative Beings and the synchronicity that ties them all together. https://bit.ly/3vzBEzS. Featured in the video are @Piwai Official, @Fantastic Negrito, and @Marisha Ashanti.

Saturday, June 19, 2021, Black Joy Parade StoryWindows, a curated, multimedia art walk is happening.  The lineup is on f...
06/15/2021
StoryWindows - Oakland Central

Saturday, June 19, 2021, Black Joy Parade StoryWindows, a curated, multimedia art walk is happening. The lineup is on fire! Jenn Johns, PIWAI, The People's Conservatory, DJ Black Bangando, and host Lateefah Simon. Artist As First Responder, Ashara Ekundayo.
#oakcentral, #blackjoy, #storywindowsoakland, #oaklandartists, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #artists.

StoryWindows A CELEBRATION OF BLACK JOYBlack Joy StoryWindows is a curated, self-guided multi-media art exhibition installed in 30+ storefront businesses located in Downtown Oakland and highlights the artwork of more than 20 local Black artists and Black-led arts and cultural organizations and busin...

Save the Date! On June 19, 2021, we will unveil Black Joy StoryWindows, a curated, multimedia art walk in downtown Oakla...
06/10/2021

Save the Date! On June 19, 2021, we will unveil Black Joy StoryWindows, a curated, multimedia art walk in downtown Oakland, in partnership with Black Joy Parade, Artist As First Responder, curator, Ashara Ekundayo, and numerous supporters, venue partners, and businesses.

We haven't been able to keep things entirely under wraps, so you may have already seen a few familiar faces illuminating the windows of our ground-floor businesses, but be sure to join us for the official launch!

The excitement around this initiative is contagious and we are so honored to have worked on this project that celebrates the passion and craft of many of the incredible artists, photographers, and videographers in our community.

See you there!

Save the Date! On June 19, 2021, we will unveil Black Joy StoryWindows, a curated, multimedia art walk in downtown Oakland, in partnership with Black Joy Parade, Artist As First Responder, curator, Ashara Ekundayo, and numerous supporters, venue partners, and businesses.

We haven't been able to keep things entirely under wraps, so you may have already seen a few familiar faces illuminating the windows of our ground-floor businesses, but be sure to join us for the official launch!

The excitement around this initiative is contagious and we are so honored to have worked on this project that celebrates the passion and craft of many of the incredible artists, photographers, and videographers in our community.

See you there!

Happy birthday to the Purple one, Prince. Did you attend his last Oakland concert at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts? ...
06/07/2021

Happy birthday to the Purple one, Prince. Did you attend his last Oakland concert at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts? Share below if you were in the room along with your favorite Prince song.

Happy birthday to the Purple one, Prince. Did you attend his last Oakland concert at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts? Share below if you were in the room along with your favorite Prince song.

Are you missing LIVE performances?  Well, one of our favorite songstresses, Jenn Johns will be performing LIVE at The Ne...
06/01/2021
Jenn Johns LIVE! @ The New Parish - Jun 23 2021, 7:00PM

Are you missing LIVE performances? Well, one of our favorite songstresses, Jenn Johns will be performing LIVE at The New Parish on June 23, 2021. Get your tickets, because they are selling out quickly!!!

On Jun 23rd, long-time collaborators Jenn Johns, Uriah Duffy, Mike Blankenship, Ben Misterka, and Dame Drummer will come together at The New Parish in Oakland CA to record a LIVE ALBUM!!! Blending deep and bassy soul with elements of rock, psychedelic funk, world beat, and reggae to concoct a fun, i...

Looking for something to do this evening?  Stop by Agave Uptown.
05/29/2021

Looking for something to do this evening? Stop by Agave Uptown.

Today at 11am, stop by Falafel Boy Inc. They are filming their segment to air on Check, Please! Bay Area!  You may even ...
05/28/2021
A Quick Update from the Folks at Falafel Boy

Today at 11am, stop by Falafel Boy Inc. They are filming their segment to air on Check, Please! Bay Area! You may even get a chance to have a quick spotlight. Also, grab a bowl or wrap to go!!

Click here for an update from Falafel Boy!

05/20/2021

So yesterday was the teaser video of the interview with the owners of Bar Shiru. Check the full interview with Sterling James as the host.

05/20/2021
Bar Shiru Oakland Central Merchant Series w/Sterling James

Stop by Bar Shiru in downtown Oakland at 1611 Telegraph the Bay Area's first hi-fi vinyl listening bar focused on jazz. Their sound features records played in their entirety on an analog, vinyl-centric sound system in a space built with acoustics as a top priority. They even have a selection of Japanese whiskeys.

Thank you to our wonderful host Sterling James Radio!
Videography and Photography: Jordan Parks and Binh Huynh

#oaklandcentral, #oakcentral, #eatoakland, #oaklandbar, #barshiru,, #sterlingbaybaby, #supportoaklandbusiness, #smoothiesinoakland, #oakland #downtownoakland.

There is another healthy option for lunch, snacks, or dinner in Old Oakland.  Let's give a warm welcome to sweetgreen to...
05/19/2021

There is another healthy option for lunch, snacks, or dinner in Old Oakland. Let's give a warm welcome to sweetgreen to the neighborhood.

Please share your favorite salad mix-up.

#newoaklandeats, #sweetgreenoakland, #oakcentral, #oaklandeats, #downtownoaklandeats, #saladforlunch. #downtownoakland

It's Pizza Party Day!  Do you know where to grab a slice of pizza in downtown Oakland?  Try one of these spots:  @Forge ...
05/14/2021

It's Pizza Party Day! Do you know where to grab a slice of pizza in downtown Oakland? Try one of these spots: @Forge Pizza in Jack London Square, the newest pizza joint @Square Pie Guys in Old Oakland (vegan-friendly options), @Graffiti Pizza in Chinatown, @Basil Pizzeria, and @Drake's Dealership in Uptown, @Hoza Pizzeria in Uptown (vegan and gluten-free options). Which is your fave? If it's not listed feel free to add yours.

#pizzapartyday, #downtowoaklandpizza, #pizza, #oaklandeats, #supportlocalrestaurant, #oakcentral

In honor of Twilight Zone day, share your fave episode. Are you a fan of the old-school version or the new? #twilightzon...
05/11/2021

In honor of Twilight Zone day, share your fave episode.
Are you a fan of the old-school version or the new?

#twilightzoneday, #oakcentral, #oakland, #rodserling, #twilight

Happy Mother's Day and enjoy this day however you desire.  By the way, tell the kids it's grape juice 😅
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day and enjoy this day however you desire. By the way, tell the kids it's grape juice 😅

Happy Mother's Day and enjoy this day however you desire. By the way, tell the kids it's grape juice 😅

Happy No Socks Day!  The weather is warm enough to set your footsies free.
05/08/2021

Happy No Socks Day! The weather is warm enough to set your footsies free.

Happy No Socks Day! The weather is warm enough to set your footsies free.

Yeah, it's Taco Tuesday x2!  Happy Cinco de Mayo.  How do you top your taco?  Why not have a taco tasting by ordering ta...
05/06/2021

Yeah, it's Taco Tuesday x2! Happy Cinco de Mayo. How do you top your taco?

Why not have a taco tasting by ordering tacos from a few hot spots in downtown Oakland and let us know which was the best. Here are a few suggestions, @agaveuptown, @molcajeteoakland, @xolo_taqueria, or @calaveraoakland. If you have your own fave, let us know. Oh yeah and make sure to wash those tacos down with a pitcher of margaritas.

#cincodemayo, #oaklandrestaurants, #eatoakland, #downtownoakland, #supportoaklandbusinesses, #oakcentral, #oaklandcentral.

05/05/2021

We are back with our Oakland Central Merchant Series and the first up is Rush Bowls located on the corner of 17th and Webster. If you are looking for something fresh and healthy for lunch, breakfast, or a snack, then make sure Rush Bowls is at the top of your list. Try a smoothie or a smoothie bowl both are amazing!!! Sterling James. Video and photo credit Jordan Parks and Binh Huynh. To check out the complete interview - https://youtu.be/m9U4gU9JzvU
@RushbowlsOakland, @sterlingjamesradio, @jordypark, @binh4thwin
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#oaklandcentral, #oakcentral, #eatoakland, #healthyoakland, #rushbowlsoakland, #sterlingbaybaby, #supportoaklandbusiness, #smoothiesinoakland, #oakland #downtownoakland.

LOCATION CHANGE:  The Bake Love, Not Hate Bake Sale location has changed from 17th and Webster to The Athletic Club Oakl...
04/30/2021

LOCATION CHANGE: The Bake Love, Not Hate Bake Sale location has changed from 17th and Webster to The Athletic Club Oakland on Saturday, May 1, 12pm-6pm.

Bake Love Not Hate (@bakelovenothate_oakland) is an Oakland, CA-based fundraising event created expressly to support the...
04/26/2021

Bake Love Not Hate (@bakelovenothate_oakland) is an Oakland, CA-based fundraising event created expressly to support the Asian American Pacific Islander community and raise funds and awareness in light of recent hate crimes in the Bay Area and across the nation.

Online Auction, Friday, April 30 12pm to Sunday May 2, 11:59pm
Our online auction will feature products, services, gift cards, and experiences (from Levis, Vans Vault, Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Taylor Stitch, Tellason, Farmhouse Thai, and more) that you actually want, and support a cause you care so much about. Get involved no matter where you're based!

Day of Giving May 1, 2021
Partnering businesses will graciously dedicate a small portion of their proceeds to combat systemic racism.

The Bake Sale, May 1, 2021 12pm-6pm at 17th & Webster St. in downtown Oakland.
Buy mouth-watering baked goods from world-class Bay Area chefs and bakers (including Boichik Bagels, Firebrand Artisan Breads, La Farine, Sugarsweet, Two Chicks in the Mix, Annies T Cakes, and many more) as well as the community, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the charities.

100% of the proceeds from all three components will benefit AAPI Women Lead (empowering AAPI women and girls through leadership programs), Asian Prisoner Support Committee (supporting API prisoners and raising awareness about disproportionate rates of imprisonment, detainment, and deportation in our community), and Hate Is A Virus (amplifying awareness of AAPI discrimination and hate crimes while standing in solidarity with our BIPOC siblings).

Just dropping in to say Happy Earth Day!!
04/23/2021

Just dropping in to say Happy Earth Day!!

Just dropping in to say Happy Earth Day!!

Make sure you head over to 1001 Broadway to see this incredible mural by the artist Victor Ash.  Thank you to the Oaklan...
04/16/2021
With focus on hunger, tallest mural in Oakland to be completed Thursday

Make sure you head over to 1001 Broadway to see this incredible mural by the artist Victor Ash. Thank you to the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce - OAACC, Cathy D Adams, Sheryl Grant, and Audrey Decker for bringing light to the hunger crisis. The mural is dedicated to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 2 for Zero Hunger.


https://www.ktvu.com/news/with-focus-on-hunger-tallest-mural-in-oakland-to-be-completed-thursday?fbclid=IwAR1tgzleiJDDKaXsyLlfaXrxaMfk7BZmTp0bCmut88SSA2lDVZJizN-lCjo

The tallest mural in Oakland will be completed Thursday to bring attention to hunger, which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated all over the world.

04/01/2021
Top Chef Premieres April 1st!

Make sure you tune in this evening to Bravo and check out one of our fave chefs Chef Nelson German of Sobre Mesa Oakland and alaMar Kitchen & Bar competing on Season 18 of Top Chef!!

Let's go Chef!!!!!

The timing is perfect, the sun is out and Alameda County has moved to the Orange Tier!!!  Yeah!!!To find out the capacit...
03/31/2021

The timing is perfect, the sun is out and Alameda County has moved to the Orange Tier!!! Yeah!!!

To find out the capacity levels and what is open, visit the Alameda County website for details. https://covid-19.acgov.org/covid19-assets/docs/press/press-release-2021.03.30.pdf.

Please note, the safety guidelines are still in effect with regards to wearing your mask and maintain social distance.

Be sure to support the local restaurants and bars as they reopen for business!

The timing is perfect, the sun is out and Alameda County has moved to the Orange Tier!!! Yeah!!!

To find out the capacity levels and what is open, visit the Alameda County website for details. https://covid-19.acgov.org/covid19-assets/docs/press/press-release-2021.03.30.pdf.

Please note, the safety guidelines are still in effect with regards to wearing your mask and maintain social distance.

Be sure to support the local restaurants and bars as they reopen for business!

Today was National Goof Off Day!  Where would you go to goof off in downtown Oakland? Do something a little out of the o...
03/23/2021

Today was National Goof Off Day! Where would you go to goof off in downtown Oakland?

Do something a little out of the ordinary like try a new cocktail at Sobre Mesa Oakland, order take out from Kingston 11 Cuisine by 7:30pm this evening, and then watch Cool Runnings for a little comedy.

Today was National Goof Off Day! Where would you go to goof off in downtown Oakland?

Do something a little out of the ordinary like try a new cocktail at Sobre Mesa Oakland, order take out from Kingston 11 Cuisine by 7:30pm this evening, and then watch Cool Runnings for a little comedy.

#Repost @sobremesaoak with @get_repost・・・Live music by Brazilian Funk Band @ndlband on Thursday evening from 7-10pm!  Bo...
03/22/2021

#Repost @sobremesaoak with @get_repost
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Live music by Brazilian Funk Band @ndlband on Thursday evening from 7-10pm! Book your @resy or just stop in! We have tables set aside for walkins every night!

Follow @sobremesaoak to find out who is on the roster to perform weekly.
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#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #downtownoakland, #oakland, #oaklandperformers, #oaklandarts, #oaklandmusic, #sobremesa

#Repost @sobremesaoak with @get_repost
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Live music by Brazilian Funk Band @ndlband on Thursday evening from 7-10pm! Book your @resy or just stop in! We have tables set aside for walkins every night!

Follow @sobremesaoak to find out who is on the roster to perform weekly.
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#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #downtownoakland, #oakland, #oaklandperformers, #oaklandarts, #oaklandmusic, #sobremesa

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Luka's Taproom & Lounge is offering $5 beers all day along with a St. Paddy's Day menu.
03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Luka's Taproom & Lounge is offering $5 beers all day along with a St. Paddy's Day menu.

03/15/2021

We are giving a BIG congrats to Fantastic Negrito for another Grammy win yesterday!!

In honor of Black History Month, @The Cook and Her Farmer is hosting Saturday Brunch with a curated Jazz playlist, Febru...
02/25/2021

In honor of Black History Month, @The Cook and Her Farmer is hosting Saturday Brunch with a curated Jazz playlist, February 27. What's on the menu you ask? Check it out.
Shrimp & Grits/Buckwheat Waffles
Catfish Po'Boys/Oysters
Wanda's Pepper Chowchow
Mimosas, wine, and batch cocktails from Miss Ollie's

Enjoy brunch in the garden or order to-go.

#eatinoakland, #oaklandrestaurant, #downtownoakland, #supportlocaloakland, #oaklandcentral,

In honor of Black History Month, @The Cook and Her Farmer is hosting Saturday Brunch with a curated Jazz playlist, February 27. What's on the menu you ask? Check it out.
Shrimp & Grits/Buckwheat Waffles
Catfish Po'Boys/Oysters
Wanda's Pepper Chowchow
Mimosas, wine, and batch cocktails from Miss Ollie's

Enjoy brunch in the garden or order to-go.

#eatinoakland, #oaklandrestaurant, #downtownoakland, #supportlocaloakland, #oaklandcentral,

OMG! We are hella excited for Nelson German representing Oakland aka The Town on Top Chef season 18 starting April 1, 20...
02/10/2021

OMG! We are hella excited for Nelson German representing Oakland aka The Town on Top Chef season 18 starting April 1, 2021!! Let's show our Town support and send Nelson those winning vibes.

Have you been to either alaMar Kitchen & Bar or Sobre Mesa Oakland? If so, what would you recommend to a friend coming to visit?

oaklandchef, #oaklandrestaurant, #oaklandbusiness, #downtownoakland, #supportoaklandlocal, #oakland, #chefcompetition, #topchefcontestant

How can we make the Bay Area a better place? Share your priorities for the future with @MTCBATA — you could win a $50 gi...
01/27/2021

How can we make the Bay Area a better place? Share your priorities for the future with @MTCBATA — you could win a $50 gift card. Text "Plan" to (415) 639 5040 #PlanBayArea2050

How can we make the Bay Area a better place? Share your priorities for the future with @MTCBATA — you could win a $50 gift card. Text "Plan" to (415) 639 5040 #PlanBayArea2050

Congratulations Vice President Kamala Harris for making history!
01/22/2021

Congratulations Vice President Kamala Harris for making history!

Congratulations Vice President Kamala Harris for making history!

It was a blast working with Daniel and Shirin owners of @barshiruoakland for the Oakland Merchant Interview Series.  Tha...
01/19/2021

It was a blast working with Daniel and Shirin owners of @barshiruoakland for the Oakland Merchant Interview Series. Thank you @portworkspaces for letting us hang out for the day. @sterlingjamesradio, @jordyparks, @binh4thewin
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It was a blast working with Daniel and Shirin owners of @barshiruoakland for the Oakland Merchant Interview Series. Thank you @portworkspaces for letting us hang out for the day. @sterlingjamesradio, @jordyparks, @binh4thewin
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#oaklandcentral, #oakcentral, #oaklandbars, #oaklandmerchants, #supportoaklandbars, #spendstayloveoakland, #supportoaklamdbusinesses

We would like to wish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a happy birthday! Please remember what we do does affect someone whethe...
01/19/2021

We would like to wish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a happy birthday! Please remember what we do does affect someone whether directly or indirectly. Let's stay mindful!!
#MLKday, #martinlutherkingbirthday
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We would like to wish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a happy birthday! Please remember what we do does affect someone whether directly or indirectly. Let's stay mindful!!
#MLKday, #martinlutherkingbirthday
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