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.
Tours reserved for Alameda Unified middle school students.
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).
A free event featuring video selection of stories with a live musical performance by Maze Daiko.
Alameda Free Library
Sunday, August 7, 2 pm
A Free Dance Talk with Choreographer Kim Epifano
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 13, 1 pm
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:
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.
Founder & Artistic Director, Rhythmix Cultural Works
Choreographer & Artistic Director,
Actor/Director, San Francisco Mime Troupe
World Music Ensemble
Mark Lewis Wagner
Muralist & Founder,
Drawing on Earth
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
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.
Press & Media
Press & Media
“Art Walk: Don't Call It Verse-Eye,” SF Weekly - May 19, 2016
“Maritime Crossroads,” Oakland Magazine -May 2016
“Dance makers take in the sites,” San Francisco Chronicle Datebook - April 20, 2016
Credit for all photos: Andy Mogg