Sunday, June 12, 2011

a Random party

One of the fun things in Oakland yesterday was a Random Party. It was partly to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Linden Street Brewery (congrats, Adam!), and partly a fundraiser for Random Acts of Kindness, a non-profit run by Oakland firefighters to help the people of Oakland and make positive experiences for the firefighters.

Random Acts brought the parade rig fire engine and fire hats for kids, plus there was a bounce house and various toys, and one of the food vendors featured chocolate, so it was a very kid-friendly event.

For drinking there was Linden Street Beer, naturally, but also Drake's Beer (San Leandro), Numi Tea, and Periscope Cellars wine.

For eating, El Taco Bike was on hand, sporting some of its new paint job. Adesso had a grill going, and for those with a sweet tooth, the Oakland Chocolate Company had a booth as did PieTisserie.

No agenda, just people hanging out and having a good time. I saw a bunch of people I know from Random Acts, but other familiar Oakland faces, too, including Fraggle from Beer Revolution, Nancy Nadel from both the Oakland city council and Oakland Chocolate Co., and others. And as you can see, we even had great weather for it.

more photos:
Random Party

Further reading about Random Acts of Kindness:
- OF Random Acts website
- 2011 awards
- Cora "Mom" Green

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YUM! I have not seen El Taco Bike. And I would love to. Nothing better than an Oakland taco truck...except maybe a bike.

Love the Oakland firefighters. They came to a call on our street one day and gave all the kids plastic fire hats. Of course I got one too.