Friday, April 6 | 6 - 8pm
Ruby's Garden | 5026  Telegraph Ave. | FREE
Ruby's Garden couldn't let Easter go by without having an Easter Bunny moment with 2018's first batch of teeny tiny baby bunnies at at First Friday Bunny Party! Your kids will love meeting baby buns and enjoy party snacks while you'll enjoy shopping all the fresh spring styles! Bakesale Betty cookies and other goodies celebrating the coming of spring. 

RSVP HERE on the Facebook Bunny Party page for a chance to win one of THREE GOODIE BAGS (retail value $100+) with your $50+ party purchase. Please invite friends and help spread the word -- we can't wait to party with you!

Spend $100 to get Double Stamps on your Ruby's Rewards card, bringing you closer to your $100 shopping spree.

Friday, April 6 | 6 - 9pm
Temescal Alleys |  480 49th St. | FREE
Join us for the first of Temescal Alleys' new quarterly First Fridays. There will be live music, food and drink as well as many special events throughout the alley shops, including:

Enjoy live music by Transit of Venus, a Special Exhibition by Jo Boyer Ceramics at Crimson Horticultural Rarities and an Opening Reception for new work by Stephanie DelMonte at Esqueleto. Celebrate the New Outerwear Collection Launch at Claflin Thayer with drinks and snacks served, the New Line Launch at Marisa Mason, and check out the People I've Loved Pop Up at Interface Gallery, also with drinks, snacks, free pop-up plants, tee-shirts, misprints and more! Plus try samples of Samudra Skin & Sea's body care line at Homestead Apothecary, special offers at Baggu, and enjoy delicious
Bailey's and Coffee at CRO Cafe .

Friday, April 6 | 5 - 10pm
Temescal Brewing |  4115 Telegraph Ave. | FREE
The tent is down, the temperature is rising, and Queer First Fridays is heating up. This month, Temescal Brewing is teaming up with Oakland's Hunnies & Hot Sauce and LA's GRRRLNIGHT for a B2B DJ throwdown. It's their first collab, and it's gonna be lit! 

Kick off your Oakland First Friday the right way with beats, beers, and LGBTQ+ babes on the patio! H osted by: Sir JoQ ( Vogue & Tone ) with  special guests,  Grrrlnight  (LA) and  Hunnies & Hot Sauce  (Oakland). R esident djs are: t_bale,  j*slay and  millhøuse.  Delicious papusas provided by El Sabrosito food truck. Giving back: $1/pint from a select beer will benefit Dare To Strive, a nonprofit working with youth in Oakland.
Kasper's Pedestrian Plaza
Design Feedback Meeting

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

Please join the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID)Groundworks Design, and the Temescal Neighborhood Council for a presentation of the TTBID's proposal to create a pedestrian plaza at Kasper's, including the existing sidewalk, Shattuck Ave from 45th to 46th, and the 46th St slip lane (Telegraph to Shattuck). This meeting will have free snacks. Groundworks will present the various concepts and themes for the plaza, listen to your comments, receive feedback and answer questions. As part of the community, from businesses, property owners, and residents, your opinion matters! We want this plaza to be a vibrant and welcoming community gathering spot.
The purpose of this pedestrian plaza is to significantly improve traffic, bike and pedestrian safety, and create a welcoming public gathering place for the Temescal community. The Temescal BID is seeking a vibrant public plaza design that will function well despite the currently inactive state of the adjacent Kasper's building, and also complement a food business that may operate in that building. Elements to be considered include but are not limited to seating, tables, temporary and/or permanent art, plants, and a play area for children.

Tuesday, April 24th | 6 - 9pm
23 Temescal Restaurants |  Telegraph, 40th to 52nd
Back for the ninth time, the 2018 Taste of Temescal is moving to the Spring! On Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00- 8:30pm, scintillate your palates with this culinary crawl (like farm-to-table trick or treat), one of Temescal's most delectable annual events! Enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes (including gift certificates to your favorite local eatery), along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 52nd Streets, Temescal Alley, and Claremont Ave. This is a green event too!

Proceeds will benefit the following organizations:
Claremont Middle School
Emerson Elementary School PTO
Oakland Tech High School
Sankofa Academy
La Clí­nica de La Raza

You may choose which organization your ticket sale will direc tly support! Get your tickets right away since we limit sales to 500.

The 2018 Participating Restaurants are:
Asmara Eritrean/Ethiopian, Aunt Mary's Cafe, Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant, Bird & Buffalo, Burma Superstar, Cafe Colucci, Curbside Creamery, Doña Tomas, EZ Taqueria, FOB Kitchen Hawking Bird, Julie's, 9 Julio Empanada Kitchen, Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub, Mariposa Baking, Mountain Mike's Pizza, Pita Pocket, Pizzaiolo, Preserved, Pyeong Chang Tofu House, Red Sea Restaurant, Roses Taproom, Temescal Produce Market and The Cro Cafe

Remember to RSVP to the facebook event HERE . If you share the event and tag your friends and the Temescal BID in your post, you'll be entered onto a raffle to WIN a gift certificate to a local business!

You'll pick up your ticket at the will call booth, located in front of Kasper's at 4521 Telegraph Ave b/t 45th St & 46th St, the night of the event. LIVE MUSIC will accompany your feast along the path.

For over 10 years, the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) has been trying to get the City of Oakland to Repave Telegraph Ave. between 45 th and 51 st Streets. The City itself has ranked this street as one of the worst streets in the city (ranked as Poor/Failing at <30, when 100 is the top score). Now this stretch of Telegraph Ave is barely passable, with pedestrians and bicyclists hurt frequently, and causing costly repairs to vehicles. The hazardous state of the road is a threat to the safety of the Oakland community.

How can you Help? Go to to find out more AND

Write an email or make a phone call to Key Decision makers at the city:
Director of the Department of Transportation  Ryan Russo

Mayor Libby Schaaf

Councilmember Dan Kalb  - District 1
Shifra de Benedictis-Kessner | Temescal Telegraph BID | 510-860-7327 | |