JACK LONDON SQUARE BRINGS
SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES
TO THE OAKLAND WATERFRONT
Jack London Square announced Summer Block Parties, a new summer series on the Oakland waterfront featuring themed dishes from local vendors and favorite eateries, local beers from top breweries, live music and artisan vendors. From fresh oysters and mac and cheese to street tacos and barbeque, each party will feature your standard block party elements coupled with a unique food theme. The block parties are open to the public and free to attend, with beer and food available for purchase. The block party series kicks off on Saturday, May 27 and runs through Saturday, September 16.
Saturday, May 27 12 – 6 p.m.
Come enjoy brats, dogs and wursts (and beer)! Sausage-inspired dishes will be available from area restaurants and visiting food vendors.
Food vendors: Barrels lemonade & sausages, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, The GrilledCheezGuy, Bliss Pops, Chop Bar, brotzeit local and Lungomare
Brewers: Laughing Monk Brewing, Bison, Uncommon, Pyramid, Cleophus Quealy and Firestone Walker
Saturday, June 24 12 – 6 p.m.
Hard shell, soft shell, corn, flour, taste one of each of the world’s greatest finger food.
Tuesday, July 4 12 – 6 p.m.
Celebrating the art of grilling outside from days gone by -burgers, dogs, chicken. It’s sure to get nostalgic… and patriotic!
Grilled Cheese & Mac and Cheese & Steaks and Cheese & Beer Festival:
Saturday, August 19 12 – 6 p.m.
With all these cheese styles, it’s like you’re going to four festivals all in one! There will be cheese, cheese, and more cheese….oh and beer too!
Oyster Oyster Block Party
Saturday, September 16 12 – 6 p.m.
Shuck’em, suck’em, and slurp’em down. Several different styles of oyster dishes will be prepared, along with a raw bar!
“We’re thrilled to produce these special community events at Jack London Square this summer. Each of these block parties will fill the Square with delicious themed eats, tasty beer, awesome music and eclectic vendors,” says Aaron Cohen, founder of Eat Boston, who produce and host these events with Jack London Square. “It’s the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful waterfront here at Jack London Square, while celebrating all that Oakland has to offer with festive treats in hand.”
Each block party will have their own event page on Facebook, which will continue to be updated leading up to the respective date. Visit these event pages for more details on the specific block party, including the local food and beer vendors. These events will be available on Jack London Square’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jacklondonsquare