Aug 23 2016

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2016

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2016

Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per car fee, and Muir Woods is allowing free entry and free parking.

Free National Parks Day

Participating California National Parks:

  • Cabrillo
  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lassen Volcanic
  • Lava Beds
  • Muir Woods
  • Pinnacles
  • San Francisco Maritime
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon
  • Whiskeytown
  • Yosemite

Feel like a roadtrip? Oregon‘s got Crater Lake National Park and the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. In Nevada, you can marvel at Death Valley National Park and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Check out all the fee-free national parks in the nation.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24: National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page.

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Aug 09 2016

Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours 2016

Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours 2016

August 12 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from July through October 2016 on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir . Boarding will be at the foot of Broadway in Jack London Square, at the dock between Lungomare and Scott’s Restaurants. The tours will last approximately 90-minutes.

Registration will open on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. (PDT) and will remain open until filled. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Each registrant may only reserve up to four tickets.

Current Tour Schedule:

Friday, August 12 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 14 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

[*Changes in schedule may occur, please visit website for latest information]

To sign up, please register below:




Date: August 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94607 United States + Google Map

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Jul 26 2016

John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons


John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons - Berkeley Repertory Theatre

John Leguizamo’s up close and personal solo shows about growing up in Queens and climbing to the top of the Hollywood ladder have earned him scores of fans and accolades—and Emmy and Obie Awards. In Latin History for Morons, the outrageous, multifaceted performer attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country. From a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the Revolutionary and Civil War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style. History was never so mind-blowing…or hysterical!

Multiple shows Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, August 14th at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, CA. (510) 647-2949.

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Jul 12 2016

Jack’s Night Market

Jacks Night Market - Jack London Square

Friday, July 15  |  6:00pm – 10:00pm

Throughout Jack London Square

Enjoy a captivating evening of merriment and verve—with an eclectic mix of local makers, music, tasty eats, eccentric fun and an exciting array of quirky entertainment and surprises! From local crafts to street performers, this free vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. New this year is the Pro Arts Alley featuring visual and interactive arts, the Truck Stop – a collection of trucks selling jewelry to accessories as well as games and entertainment. Beer and wine sales benefit Pro Arts – an Oakland based nonprofit arts organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

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Jun 23 2016

Flights and Lights Wine Tasting Cruise

Friday, June 24 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
USS Potomac

Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting cruise on board the USS Potomac featuring Lake County wineries. Sip wine and nibble on fruit and cheese while enjoying the lights of the City. All proceeds benefit educational programs.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 510.627.1215.

Flights and Lights Wine Tasting Cruise June 2016


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