With Epiphany Productions,
Rhythmix Cultural Works presents

Island City Waterways

 A free public art event along Alameda’s historic Waterfront Trail

Celebrate the birth of the Island City of Alameda, California, with a free public art event open to all ages. Audiences will be taken on a guided journey to four sites along the water’s edge — between the Fruitvale and the Park Street bridges — to experience art, dance, music and tales connecting them to Alameda’s rich maritime past.


Public Tours

Friday, May 20

Tours reserved for Alameda Unified middle school students.

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22

10:30 am–12 pm
12:30 pm–2 pm
2:30 pm–4 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are now full. Remaining slots will be held for walk-ups on the day of the events. Tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to park and check in. Walking, biking and public transportation are strongly encouraged. Bicycle valets will be available, and volunteers will be on site to guide visitors to parking and registration.

Each tour covers a half-mile walking route. All outdoor pathways and indoor sites are ADA-compliant. Public restrooms and a water station will be available. Please, no pets (registered service animals only).

Related Programs

Waves of Origin

A free event featuring video selection of stories with a live musical performance by Maze Daiko. 
Alameda Free Library
Sunday, August 7, 2 pm

Waves of Migration

A History Talk by the Alameda Sun’s Dennis Evanosky & Eric J. Kos
Rhythmix Cultural Works
Thursday, June 16, 7 pm

Waves of Inspiration

An Art Exhibition Featuring Work by Ginny Parsons, Pons Maar & Marc Ribaud
K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works
May 6–June 29

Waves of Movement

A Free Dance Talk with Choreographer Kim Epifano
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 13, 1 pm


Project Route

Project Route


Project Route

Project Route



How Did You Get Here?


As part of Island City Waterways, we invite you to record a short video answering the question, “How did you get here?” Everyone comes from somewhere. Please tell us your story or your family’s story.

Record your video and upload it to YouTube with the title “Your First Name - Island City Waterways” and this brief description: How did you get here? As part of Island City Waterways, Rhythmix Cultural Works asks Bay Area residents to share stories about how their families came to live in the region. We’ll add it to our playlist so others can be inspired by your family’s history.

Watch the clips above for examples and follow these prompts to record your story:

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Where do you live?
  3. Where is your family from?
  4. How did you and/or your relatives get here?

Try to keep your video to two minutes or less. We recommend shooting it against a plain wall or background with your camera far enough away to include at least your head and shoulders in the frame.

By uploading your video with the words “Island City Waterways” in the title, you agree to allow Rhythmix Cultural Works, a nonprofit community arts center, to add your video to its YouTube playlist and include portions of it in programs and promotional materials related to Island City Waterways.


Key Artists






Key Artists






Key Artists

Janet Koike
Founder & Artistic Director, Rhythmix Cultural Works

Kim Epifano
Choreographer & Artistic Director,
Epiphany Productions

Ed Holmes
Actor/Director, San Francisco Mime Troupe

Maze Daiko
World Music Ensemble

Alessandro Moruzzi
Experimental Video
Installation Artist

Ginny Parsons
Environmental Artist

Mark Lewis Wagner
Muralist & Founder,
Drawing on Earth

Maria Chenut
Costumer & Visual Artist


Brianna Anthony, Nuria Bowart, Colin Epstein, Sonsheree Giles, Lynda Gutierrez,
Antoine Hunter, Wayne Tai Lee, Megan Lowe, Priscilla Park, Zahna Simon


bean (Tina Blaine), Kathryn Cabunoc, Elaine Fong, Jeannie Mckenzie, Diana Strong, Carolyn West


Project Goals

Project Goals

Project Goals

Project Goals

  • Use the arts to celebrate and share Alameda’s unique cultural heritage with diverse audiences from around the Bay Area.

  • Foster community by connecting audiences, local organizations and artists to one another, to history, and to the place they live.

  • Expand access to the arts by producing a free public art event that invites audience involvement and participation.

  • Create opportunities for families to share their personal cultural histories.



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With Thanks to Our Generous Supporters


Major Sponsors


Community Partners


Media Partners


Additional Sponsors

Glass Tek

Greer Family Mortuary

Audrey Lord-Hausman & Richard Hausman

The Marketplace

Ole's Waffle Shop

Rich & Rose Krinks (Broker and Associate Realtor, Harbor Bay Realty)

Tucker's Ice Cream