Saturday, July 14 | 11am - 5pm
40th Street, Webster to Opal | FREE
You are invited to the Temescal BID's annual 40th Street Block Party with great live music curated by Broken Guitars Oakland, local food, craft beer and wine, and unique artisan vendors. This year, there will be TWO music stages, plus FREE facepainting, kids activities and more!

Get ready to rock out to great live music by   Prima Dona   Destroy Boys   Anistazi Same Girls Dead Sound,   Arrica Rose , Three o'clock Rock  and Leila Sweetleaf. Plus special guests and DJs on our second stage: Paranoid Trooper, DJ Inti, Kevin Preston, La Chica Elastica aka Rubberband Girland DJ CrimsonExclusive food offerings include Homeroom  Mac'n'cheese,   Kenny's Heart and Soul  food truck, Momolicious food truck,  beer by  The Hog's Apothecary , wine by  Oakland Yard,   SubRosa Coffee  drinks and more! Plus amazing local artisan vendors for your browsing and shopping needs while you listen to great tunes!

Bring the kids for face painting, and fun art activities. New this year -- check out the Exploratorium's skate science exhibit, and bring your board to try your own tricks on outdoor popup skate ramps! All Free!

- Saturday, July 21 -

Saturday, July 21 | 10 - 11am
Beebe Memorial Cathedral | 3900 Telegraph Ave.
Open to all
Please join Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb, the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) and Groundworks Office for a presentation of pedestrian plaza proposals at Kasper's on Shattuck Ave from 45th to 46th.
This pedestrian plaza will create a welcoming public gathering spot for our community while also significantly improving car, bike, and pedestrian safety. Elements to be considered include - but are not limited to - seating, tables, temporary and/or permanent art, plants,
and play areas for children.
Groundworks will present various concepts for the plaza and answer questions, so please come with your thinking cap. The Community's Voice Matters! This plaza should be a vibrant and welcoming gathering spot and that cannot happen without YOUR feedback. Please contact the Temescal BID at with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

If you can't attend the public meeting, please take the online survey HERE to give us your feedback on the pedestrian plaza proposals. The survey will close on August 1st.

Now - Spring 2019

The City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is Repairing Telegraph from MacArthur Blvd to 52nd Street in 2019! In addition to repaving, OakDOT is designing safety and mobility improvements, and would like your input. Telegraph is a High Injury Corridor (among the 6% of Oakland streets that account for about 60% of severe and fatal traffic injuries) and with the repaving efforts, OakDOT has the opportunity to redesign the street to prevent crashes, improve safety for people walking and biking, enhance transit reliability and better match curb space to the needs of businesses and visitors. Visit  to help guide the design and improve safety on Telegraph.
OakDOT will be posting a summary of outreach events on their website in the next day or so, and will also be at the 40th St. Block Party to talk more this Saturday. Feel free to come by and share your thoughts!

Wednesday, July 18 | 6:30 - 8pm
Faith Presbyterian Church | 430 49th St.
Open to all

Join your  neighbors to talk about how we can take better care of each other as we work to address the housing crisis and the increasing number of unhoused people in our  neighborhood.  

We'll be joined by Talia Rubin from Oakland's Community Housing Services office and Oliver Luby who will be reporting back from City Councilmen Dan Kalb's office on a recent district meeting on homelessness.

Please bring travel-sized toiletries, a box of breakfast bars, new socks, or first aid supplies to donate to a drive for the Homeless Action Center.  Questions? Email  More info at

Street Flicks: Every Thursday in September
Sponsorship deadline: July 18th
Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series happening every Thursday evening in September in  the heart of of Temescal near Temescal Alley (Telegraph and 49 th ) in Oakland, CA. Sponsored by the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District , Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent  and family-friendly films. The weekly outdoor films will draw local Oakland residents and attendees from all over  the Bay Area. The Temescal BID is coordinating extensive marketing and ads to attract an expected attendance  of thousands to Temescal's annual outdoor movie series.

You're invited to participate as a sponsor in Temescal Street Flicks, a fun night with family and friends, with great  films, delicious food from local restaurants and craft beer from nearby establishments! Be a part of Temescal's  local, independent and family friendly event series.
Please contact Consuelo Jacobs, Temescal Street Flicks producer if you are interested: or  (510) 914-6701. Click HERE to see the sponsorship benefits, which can be further customized to suit the marketing or community  engagement needs of your particular organization.

Or to expedite your sponsorship, email Consuelo and send a check by Thursday, July 18 th , 2018. Payable to:  Temescal Telegraph Community Association (can be abbreviated TTCA), 4430 Telegraph Avenue #49, Oakland,  CA 94609
Shifra de Benedictis-Kessner | Temescal Telegraph BID | 510-860-7327 | |