September 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Playground at the Bridge Yard is a series of free, family friendly, inclusive, accessible, joy and love-filled celebrations of community. Produced in partnership with some of Oakland’s most transformative non-profit organizations, we seek to celebrate and uplift the important and powerful work being done to support and heal our most vulnerable.
Over the past few years, especially, we have felt a lot of stress and pressure from a pandemic, financial hardships, and increased violence in our communities. Youth and community leaders have come together to call for community resilience, healing and mental health awareness, and reminding us of the importance of family in Oakland. Not just the family you’re born into but your chosen family who loves you, supports you, and holds you down.
Oakland is a city with a strong communal and family culture. Urban Peace Movement, the Oakland Family Reunion, OVM, and community members are aiming to create an intergenerational space where community members uplift one another and highlight the importance of family, mental health, and healing.
What better way to show our gratitude and love for the community than a family-friendly day party? Won’t you join us and experience the Akoma vendor village and roller skating brought to you by the Black Cultural Zone, a curated kid zone, live music (potentially including Queen Deelah feat Stretch Musik band, food trucks, and more!