Upcoming events

    • 12/18/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center

    Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive at the Albany Community Center. We ask that you register online to secure a time slot. It’s easy simply log on to www.redcrossblood.org, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” and enter “Albany”.

    • 12/22/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 12/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM

    It's hard to believe, but it's the 11th year for the Solano Avenue Association's Santa on Solano.

    This year, Santa will park his sleigh in Tilden (so the Reindeer can graze) and zoom down to Chloe's Closet on three weekends in December, the 8/9, 15/16, and 22/23. Santa arrives around noon, and heads back to his reindeer at 4:00.

    Don't let the low price of the FREE event fool you. This is the REAL Santa. For showing up, you are welcome to free popcorn, a free printed photo, all the photos you want to take on your own camera, and, if you're brave enough, a treat from Santa himself.

    For you store or restaurant owners, you should also know that several hundred families visit Santa each weekend, so you should look for ways to draw their attention and keep them on the street.

    So whether you want to bring your child down for a picture with Santa (or yourself -- a lot of adults like a picture with the big guy too), or your excited for what this could do for your business, this is a great opportunity not to be missed!

    Santa on Solano
    Saturday and Sunday
    December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
    Chloe's Closet
    1545 Solano Avenue, Albany
    (across from Safeway)

    • 12/31/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center

     Ring in 2019-Albany-style! At noon we will drop the ball!  Free party kits, craft stations and music!

    • 01/25/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, California 94706

    $5 (Children under 12 Free) 

    This is your chance to spend an evening dancing like in a Bollywood movie. We’ll have Bhangra dance performances to inspire you, then you have the chance to come up and learn dances yourself. Enjoy small bites from a local Indian restaurant and get a fun, immersive cultural experience right here in Albany. How will the night end? With a Bhangra dance party of course!


    • 01/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Albany Hill & Creekside Park, End of Taft Street, Albany, California 94706

    Join us for our MLK Commit to Service Week event, an Albany Hill clean-up, planting and community discussion! Learn about the history and ecology of our ancient hill while helping with its maintenance.

     

    The Friends of Albany Parks program encourages community members to get involved with the care, maintenance and beautification of their favorite neighborhood park.

     

    Friends of Albany Parks members will meet for a Clean-Up Day where each member who attends will receive an official Friends of Albany Parks T-shirt. Once the clean-up is complete, we gather together for a community discussion geared toward developing ideas for further park improvement and getting residents consistently involved in the maintenance. The Clean-up Day helps foster a better sense of community and build social capital as neighbors meet and work together.


    • 01/29/2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Clean out your closets and bring your wearable-but-unwanted clothing to the Community Center where you can rummage through everyone else's wearable-but-unwanted items and find a fabulous new-to-you winter wardrobe! Bring one bag or more of your washed, gently worn items (men's, women's, maternity, plus size and children's clothing) and be admitted to our fabulous swap room where clothing will be set out by type (pants, skirts, shirts, blouses, etc.). Choose items and take them home. All sizes welcome.

    • 02/07/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Sin Nian Kwai Lo (Happy New Year)! Gung Hay Fat Choy (Congratulations & Good Fortune)! For more than 16 years the Albany Recreation Department has celebrated Chinese New Year at the Community Center. Students from Cornell and Ocean View elementary schools and Sun Wei Chinese After School will present cultural Chinese song-and-dance as well as the 12-Zodiac story. In traditional fashion, we will Dance with Dragons and Leap with Lions, courtesy of Zion Lee. Welcome the Year of the Pig—Albany-style.

    This is a free event for children under 12.


    • 02/22/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    21 & Older

    $15 material fee - Register in advance at the Albany Community Center - 1249 Marin Avenue - (510) 524-9283


    The Bead Society of Northern California will lead an all-levels beading workshop as you enjoy local craft beer and create your own bead masterpieces. Students will be guided through a step-by-step process of different beading techniques. Beads, beer, wine and light snacks are all provided. Anyone can be a beading artist and have fun being creative—no experience required!


    This evening is the perfect gift, not only do you get to enjoy a fun-filled evening, but also a cherished keepsake that you can wear proudly and a new found talent to enjoy for years to come! Special thanks to our local partner the Bead Society of Northern California and Ocean View Brew Works.

    • 03/01/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Join the Albany Uke Class for a strum and sing-along in Memorial Park. We'll have chord charts and extra ukuleles for newcomers. Take a free ukulele lesson from instructor Ukulenny at 5:30 pm, followed by a jam session with Lenny and past and present members of the Monday Ukulele Class.


    This event is free and open to the public, so bring your uke and your kids and sing, strum and dance along! Snacks also appreciated.

    • 03/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewel's Terrace Park, 1548 Terrace Street, Albany, California 94706

    Terrace Park is a neighborhood treasure and we always look forward to the opportunity to put in a little extra care to make it pop. The Friends of Albany Parks program encourages community members to get involved with the care, maintenance and beautification of their favorite neighborhood park.

    Friends of Albany Parks members will meet for a Clean-Up Day where each member who attends will receive an official Friends of Albany Parks T-shirt. Once the clean-up is complete, we gather together for a community discussion geared toward developing ideas for further park improvement and getting residents consistently involved in the maintenance. The Clean-up Day helps foster a better sense of community and build social capital as neighbors meet and work together.


    • 03/22/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California 94706

     $5 suggested donation

    The City of Albany, Albany Library and the Albany FilmFest present a night of crime, drama, fast-talking detectives and pinot noir. Join us as we show the classic film noir Double Indemnity (1hr 47min/NR/1944), the story of an insurance salesman who gets roped into a murderous scheme with one of his clients. Enjoy complementary wine and small bites as we find out whether or not he gets caught or worse, double-crossed.


    • 04/26/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Bring friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to compete in a variety of fun backyard and party games. From cornhole to pop trivia, giant jenga to dance challenges. The games will be fun, competitive and sometimes a little wacky (blindfolded pie throwing? Maybe!). We’ll have something for everyone and some things you might be amazingly bad at. It’s a night to let loose while you get to know your party a little better.

    • 04/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Haven't had a chance to plan for summer yet? Great!! The City of Albany Recreation & Community services invites you to Cirque du Summer – the greatest camp expo on earth! You have the opportunity to experience first-hand what our camps have to offer – while you are chatting with instructors, your children can get their hands dirty trying out all of the hands-on camp activities. Best of all, every Albany summer camp you sign up for is 10% off at the one-day-only event.

    Don’t miss out on this extraordinary camp extravaganza…it’s fun for the entire family.

    Free Popcorn -- Photo Booth -- Tattoo Parlor -- Raffle -- Every Child Wins a Prize!

    There will be more than 20 camps to peruse.


    • 05/04/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Last year was the first time we had our Memorial Park Clean-up coincide with Albany's Annual Compost Giveaway and it was a big success! This year, you'll again be able to come by, pick up your compost and pitch in to help beautify the park.

    The Friends of Albany Parks program encourages community members to get involved with the care, maintenance and beautification of their favorite neighborhood park.

    Friends of Albany Parks members will meet for a Clean-Up Day where each member who attends will receive an official Friends of Albany Parks T-shirt. Once the clean-up is complete, we gather together for a community discussion geared toward developing ideas for further park improvement and getting residents consistently involved in the maintenance. The Clean-up Day helps foster a better sense of community and build social capital as neighbors meet and work together.


    • 06/02/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany, California 94706

    Put on your game face for a fun, interactive day getting girls pumped to play sports. The City of Albany, Albany Unified School District and our sports partners are excited to host a fun, interactive day of getting girls pumped to try out new sports. Athletes and coaches from more than TWENTY different sports will be offering hands-on activities so you can hit, catch, throw and play like a girl!

Past events

12/15/2018 Santa on Solano
12/14/2018 Songs on Solano
12/12/2018 Annual Holiday Mixer at Mechanics Bank
12/09/2018 Holiday Children’s Puzzle, Book & Toy Swap
12/08/2018 Santa on Solano
11/16/2018 Fireside Songs & S'mores
10/31/2018 Halloween on Solano
10/31/2018 Free Halloween Photo Booth at Abrams Claghorn Gallery
10/26/2018 Halloween Carnival
10/19/2018 Dinner Honoring the Citizens and Youth of the Year
10/16/2018 Screenagers
10/06/2018 The Friends of Albany Parks Clean-Up Day - Pierce Street Park
10/03/2018 Ribbon Cutting & Mixer at- Ocean View Brew Works
09/27/2018 Best of Albany Awards Gala
09/26/2018 Music in the Park - The Uptones
09/23/2018 The Marin Monster 10K
09/22/2018 As You Wish Block Movie Night
09/22/2018 Clothing Swap-o-rama-rama
09/22/2018 Friends of Albany Parks Clean-up Day - Creekside Park
09/21/2018 Bike About Town
09/21/2018 Food Truck Friday
09/19/2018 Music in the Park - Mustache Harbor
09/15/2018 Coastal Cleanup Day
09/12/2018 Music in the Park - Bumper Jacksons
09/05/2018 Music in the Park - Guarandinga
09/04/2018 Blood Drive
08/24/2018 City-Wide Scavenger Hunt
08/17/2018 Bike About Town!
08/15/2018 Get the Most from the Stroll Workshop
08/09/2018 Solano Stroll Kickoff Party
08/01/2018 Mixer & Ribbon Cutting at Daniel Winkler Real Estate Group
07/27/2018 Albany Trivia Night
07/21/2018 Friends of Albany Parks Clean-up Day - The Ohlone Greenway
07/20/2018 Bike About Town!
07/15/2018 Art Gallery Opening
07/11/2018 Mixer at Brazilian Breads
07/04/2018 A Very Albany 4th of July- Green, Red, White & Blue Celebration!
06/22/2018 Stand-Up Comedy Night @thecenter
06/22/2018 Western Regional Girls Baseball Tournament
06/15/2018 Bike About Town
06/06/2018 Mixer with AHS Venture Program
06/02/2018 Solano Avenue Art Walk
05/30/2018 Solano Avenue Walk & Design Workshop
05/20/2018 Play Like A Girl
05/05/2018 Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
05/02/2018 Mixer at Flowerland
04/04/2018 First-Wednesday Mixer & Ribbon Cutting at Su Yun's Chinese Learning Center
04/03/2018 VENTURE Program 5th Anniversary Community Event
03/22/2018 Solano Avenue Association Annual Mixer
03/17/2018 Albany Filmfest
02/07/2018 First Wednesday Mixer & Ribbon Cutting at State Farm
01/03/2018 First-Wednesday Mixer at Sichuan Style
12/06/2017 Annual Holiday Mixer
12/02/2017 Santa on Solano
10/04/2017 Mixer at Mr. Dewie's


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