Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Families will have a blast on Friday, December 9 when College Avenue merchants will be open from 5 to 8 p.m., announces Oakland’s Rockridge Neighborhood Association. Top jazz musicians of the Bay Area will be playing live as customers stroll through the boutiques, stores, restaurants and art galleries. Look for refreshments as you visit many of our merchants.
Holidays are always the time for giving, so give the family a great time. Shopping locally is not only fun but also benefits the local community in general. For each dollar spent in the Rockridge Business District, 60 cents of that dollar stays within the community.
The Holiday Jazz and Wine Stroll follows a successful event that took place over Thanksgiving weekend, on Saturday, November 25, as The RDA sponsored its third annual “Rockridge in the Snow.”
“The snow, which covered several parking spaces at the Rockridge Bart Station, brought out many neighborhood families and friends,” says Chris Jackson of the Rockridge Business District. “Kids made snow balls and chased each other about whooping and hollering. When they weren’t in the snow they were having their faces painted, riding a real live pony, or telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas. It was a great success!”
For more information on both events, please call Chris Jackson at (510) 604-3125 or visit the Rockridge District Association’s website at http://www.rockridgedistrict.com.
About Rockridge Neighborhood
The Rockridge District Association, a Business Improvement District (BID), is dedicated to enhancing Rockridge through public works as well as promotional and beautification initiatives to make a strong, vibrant, diverse business center. Rockridge, Oakland’s leading shopping district in retail sales, is located along pedestrian-friendly College Avenue. Lined with trees, inviting storefronts, cafes and restaurants, the district combines urban sophistication with a relaxed paced. Rockridge boasts a concentration of eclectic, independently owned retail stores, restaurants and art galleries in the East Bay, which makes it a desirable destination for visitors and neighbors alike.
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