Environmental artist Ginny Parsons will lead art-making workshops near the Fruitvale Bridge, where a group of Peregrine falcons nest on the south tower. A specialist from East Bay Parks will be on hand to talk about the falcons and other wildlife.
Site 2: It Wasn't Always an Island
Public walkway behind Bridgeside Shopping
Muralist Mark Lewis Wagner will create large-scale drawings on sail cloth honoring the immigrants who built the tidal canal. The images will become a backdrop for choreography by Kim Epifano and music by Maze Daiko.
Site 3: How Did You Get Here?
Inside the theater at Rhythmix Cultural Works
Actor Ed Holmes will tell stories of immigrants drawn to the city's booming maritime trade in the early 1900s and ask the question, "How did you get here?" The audience will be surrounded by a video installation combining historical and present-day images of the estuary created by artist Alessandro Moruzzi.
Site 4: The Island City
Public walkway behind Dragon Rouge restaurant at the Park Street Bridge
Audiences will join dancers and musicians in a performance commemorating the completion of the tidal canal and Alameda's new status as the Island City.