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I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Late fall and early winter provide smooth passages, balmy temperatures, and wonderful sunsets! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeasters are known for being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and is great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
A Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay
Welcome aboard! The winter and early spring provide some of the calmest trips, best sunsets, and occasionally balmy passages. If the weather is inclement you will also get a full refund! Please reach out for custom dates! Welcome aboard a little ship, a 40 Ft Trawler. "Alameda Star" is a very comfortable twin diesel trawler that is comfortable, roomy, and leisurely--about 10kts. Up to six guests can take a sunset cruise with an experienced USCG Licensed Captain exploring the wonders of San Francisco Bay. We'll depart at 5:00 pm from Jack London Square in Oakland. We'll first explore Oakland's Inner Harbor and cruise down to Coast Guard Island. We'll then head west along Alameda's coastline and see the Liberty Ship ramps and Alameda Houseboats. As we head west we'll enter the shipping channel before crossing the bay heading towards South Beach Harbor. The harbor is also at the foot of AT&T Stadium, home of the SF Giants. We'll tour through South Beach Harbor which offers spectacular views of downtown before heading under the Bay Bridge towards the Ferry Building. Heading back across the bay we'll see sea lions on Treasure Island while the sun sets to the west.
Japanese Spoon Carving
Japanese wood carving is rooted in personal wellness, relaxation, and an age-old meditative tradition of making with your hands. For me, it's the best way to express and channel my creative energy as a designer. I will teach you how to hand carve your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a slow breathing exercise that leads into a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you have a basic understanding, I will guide you through the process of carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, we will find zen in our creation. Other things to note Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class.
Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum
When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you dreamt about it for weeks? On our Chinatown food tour, you’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea, and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay. HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts in the heart of Chinatown with Dim Sum. Ready to take on the day, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we stroll down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. But wait, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church that survived the 1906 earthquake, the oldest temples in the USA, all while sipping some delicious bubble tea. As we approach our final hour, we head to a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30-minute tasting. Feeling warm, we head to our last stop to learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Here we taste a local pork roll from one of the oldest restaurants in town.

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Chef Bar
Our Oakland Chef Bar experience is a 5 courses cocktail tasting experience featuring local distilleries and Asian spirits. There will be Street Food pairing featuring our rotating seasonal menu. Our VIP guests will be seated @ our Oakland Restaurant with open Bar and Kitchen view. We’ll start with some snacks and aperitifs as myself and our mixologist introduce our guests to the local distilleries and their respective spirits. As we craft each unique and off-menu cocktails, the guests will experience the smoke & mirrors of our craft while learning about the history and stories behind the local and select few distilleries. Other things to note We look forward to sharing our experience and host a wonderful time for our guests. Please communicate any dietary restrictions including ALL allergies so we can plan ahead. Lastly, ALL participants must show proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test within the last 24 hrs. Thanks and we look forward to meeting everyone. Sincerely, Trung D. Nguyen Chef/Owner
Learn what it takes to be a Pizzaiolo
We're back! It was a long two years. All that's needed now is your hands, your passion, and a little guidance from us and you'll be making and eating exceptional pizza. First we'll make some dough and...and eat a little pizza. I'll teach you about the importance of time and temperature, about different yeasts and how to make biga or poolish (and even what those words are and why you will want to care). Once the dough is out of the spiral mixer we'll practice shaping it into balls. Oh... it's recess... gotta eat some pizza. Next we'll practice what is probably the hardest yet funnest part of all.... opening up a Neapolitan pizza ball. You'll learn to massage the dough, so the air moves outward toward the edge - otherwise known as the cornicione. Now, take a moment , have some pizza. You deserve it. Then you'll learn to dress the pizza and then then place it into the wood-fired oven. There's no turning back now. In 90 seconds your pizza will be finished. We'll practice this over and over using the same techniques I learned from a world champion. This will be the best class ever because you get to eat your homework!
Kombucha Brewing Workshop
-Are you a fan of kombucha? Learning to brew it yourself is easy and super cost effective! -The 2,000 year old tradition has a rich history of health benefits like improving digestion, boosting energy and helping your immune system. The probiotic nature of kombucha means it is full of beneficial bacteria that are good for your gut, body and mind. -Kombucha is made from sweetened tea that's been fermented by a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (a.k.a SCOBY). -We will sample delicious homemade kombucha and make a salad with kombucha vinaigrette. -All attendees will receive a Kombucha Starter Kit including: a brewing vessel, SCOBY, starter liquid, cloth cover, and illustrated instructions. -I will cover the history of kombucha, health benefits and how to do it at home safely. You will learn everything you need to know to make kombucha successfully at home. This workshops is great for private groups and team-building events
Super Yacht Experience with Chef Hemant
Luxurious once-in-a-lifetime yacht dining experience. Walk around and explore the yacht while your Chef cooks you a 7-course feast for the senses. Feel free to take pictures and ask plenty of questions! Each experience lasts around 2 hours. How it works: - Reserve a time slot and experience - Park your car at the marina and meet your Chef or Host at the gate - Walk along the dock to your yacht - Explore the yacht and marina - Mingle with the other guests or enjoy your private experience - Enjoy your 7-course meal - Share your experience with your friends on social media! You are encouraged to bring your own alcoholic beverage or wine. There is no corkage fee! The yacht is docked during the experience. We happily accommodate all allergies and other serious dietary restrictions, as long as we know about the restriction at least 48 hours in advance. Super Yacht DeNegoce is the perfect place to throw an elevated get-together, an exquisite lunch or dinner, a surprise birthday or anniversary celebration or a small corporate event
Angel Island Sailing & Hiking Expedition
All aboard! Set sail on an Islander 36 from the Berkeley pier to the historic Angel Island – the San Francisco Bay's largest island. I'll show you the ropes as I cast off from the dock and hoist the mainsail and jib before exiting the harbor. From there, it's a long port tack toward our destination. Depending on the wind direction, we'll tack a few more times to reach Angel Island by late morning. At the docks, we'll be greeted by park rangers and barking seals as we disembark. From here, we'll head past the beach toward the hills, ascending 788 feet up switchback trails to the top of Mt. Livermore. Pack a lunch and a pair of hiking shoes for a 3-mile hike up, followed by lunch at the summit. While eating lunch, you'll be surrounded by a 360-degree panoramic view of the Golden Gate, city front, and the entire Bay Area. Then, we'll hike back down the other side of the ridge, and take time to smell the Eucalyptus trees before getting back on the boat for a downwind run as the sun comes down behind the Golden Gate.

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Aktivitete në afërsi të Rockridge

Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge
We will meet at a pier in the Marina/Presidio district of San Francisco where we will be located near the Golden Gate Bridge. The views of the water will be spectacular and because of the size of the pier we will have more than enough room to spread out and try our techniques. Make sure to arrive early so you can find parking and pay for it if need be near The Warming Hut cafe. Once all the guests have arrived we will learn to set up the equipment we will supply with a very detailed explanation of how and why we use particular gear. Once we have set up our rods, filled our bait in our traps we will learn the different forms of casting and the technique of reeling. Because we are fishing for crab there is a different approach to how you catch crab off of a rod and reel. We will not be allowed to take home any Dungeness crab, unfortunately, because the Bay is a protected estuary. As a result we will be catching rock & red crab which are edible and delicious crabs to take home. This experience is an all weather endeavor so rain or shine we will make it happen. Please join me as many others have to see if spending an afternoon out on the waterfront of the bay, meeting new people and learning a skill is right for you! Great for big groups, corporate outings and team building exercises! Please inquire directly if you have 10+ people www.theartofcrabbing.com
Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
Weave painting and vintage fabric scraps into a tapestry
Guests will weave a tapestry on a small table-top loom with a broad range of curated materials from Melina Finkelstein's personal collection of yarns and textile scraps. Melina will welcome guests and give a brief talk about her art work displaying throughout the gallery space. Before starting we will form a circle to express our intentions and wishes for our shared weaving time and space. Each guest will receive a loom and a weaving surface. Guests will select pre cut strips of fabric and yarns to make one small tapestry. Melina will demonstrate the simplest method for weaving strips onto the loom and then provide further demonstrations of techniques to create different weaving patterns. When the weaving is complete guests will remove the tapestry from the loom and enjoy!
I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Late fall and early winter provide smooth passages, balmy temperatures, and wonderful sunsets! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeasters are known for being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and is great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
Tech Tourism for a Cause
Our group will tour the main office on Airbnb's growing urban campus while learning how our community of hosts, guests, and employees give back. We will do a deep dive on how design informs the culture at Airbnb, and why our mission to create a world where "anyone can belong anywhere" is so important to the work that we do. Be ready to snack on some yummy house made treats compliments of the food team. Other things to note You will be required to bring a valid photo ID, up to date Covid Vaccination Record (indicating that you have been vaccinated and "boosted" against Covid-19), and sign an NDA. The name on your ID must match the name on your Airbnb account. Photos & video allowed in designated areas. No large bags/backpacks.

Aktivitete në afërsi të Alice

A Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay
Welcome aboard! The winter and early spring provide some of the calmest trips, best sunsets, and occasionally balmy passages. If the weather is inclement you will also get a full refund! Please reach out for custom dates! Welcome aboard a little ship, a 40 Ft Trawler. "Alameda Star" is a very comfortable twin diesel trawler that is comfortable, roomy, and leisurely--about 10kts. Up to six guests can take a sunset cruise with an experienced USCG Licensed Captain exploring the wonders of San Francisco Bay. We'll depart at 5:00 pm from Jack London Square in Oakland. We'll first explore Oakland's Inner Harbor and cruise down to Coast Guard Island. We'll then head west along Alameda's coastline and see the Liberty Ship ramps and Alameda Houseboats. As we head west we'll enter the shipping channel before crossing the bay heading towards South Beach Harbor. The harbor is also at the foot of AT&T Stadium, home of the SF Giants. We'll tour through South Beach Harbor which offers spectacular views of downtown before heading under the Bay Bridge towards the Ferry Building. Heading back across the bay we'll see sea lions on Treasure Island while the sun sets to the west.
Japanese Spoon Carving
Japanese wood carving is rooted in personal wellness, relaxation, and an age-old meditative tradition of making with your hands. For me, it's the best way to express and channel my creative energy as a designer. I will teach you how to hand carve your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a slow breathing exercise that leads into a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you have a basic understanding, I will guide you through the process of carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, we will find zen in our creation. Other things to note Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class.
Classic Boat Experience with Sushi Chef
Step aboard a classic wood yacht, built in 1917, and enter an intimate and unique sushi experience like no other. Beautifully restored, the yacht is docked at the Grand Marina in the historical island community of Alameda, California. Your meal will be prepared by an experienced sushi chef with hand-picked seasonal ingredients and fish sourced locally from Japan. Each course will be carefully prepared in front of you, and your chef will share with you the story of the ingredients as well as the inspirations behind each dish. After dinner, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery of the estuary. The fully docked boat has many amenities, including a private bathroom, Bluetooth speakers, blankets, and plenty of outdoor and indoor space to hang out! This private and intimate waterfront venue is the perfect place for larger groups to throw dinner parties or corporate events. Feel free to bring your own booze. Menu • Homemade houjicha (Japanese roasted green tea) • Starter made with fresh local seaweed and Japanese seasoning • 8 seasonal nigiri selections, made with responsibly sourced high quality fish from Japan • Homemade Matcha ice cream
Chef Bar
Our Oakland Chef Bar experience is a 5 courses cocktail tasting experience featuring local distilleries and Asian spirits. There will be Street Food pairing featuring our rotating seasonal menu. Our VIP guests will be seated @ our Oakland Restaurant with open Bar and Kitchen view. We’ll start with some snacks and aperitifs as myself and our mixologist introduce our guests to the local distilleries and their respective spirits. As we craft each unique and off-menu cocktails, the guests will experience the smoke & mirrors of our craft while learning about the history and stories behind the local and select few distilleries. Other things to note We look forward to sharing our experience and host a wonderful time for our guests. Please communicate any dietary restrictions including ALL allergies so we can plan ahead. Lastly, ALL participants must show proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test within the last 24 hrs. Thanks and we look forward to meeting everyone. Sincerely, Trung D. Nguyen Chef/Owner
Kombucha Brewing Workshop
-Are you a fan of kombucha? Learning to brew it yourself is easy and super cost effective! -The 2,000 year old tradition has a rich history of health benefits like improving digestion, boosting energy and helping your immune system. The probiotic nature of kombucha means it is full of beneficial bacteria that are good for your gut, body and mind. -Kombucha is made from sweetened tea that's been fermented by a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (a.k.a SCOBY). -We will sample delicious homemade kombucha and make a salad with kombucha vinaigrette. -All attendees will receive a Kombucha Starter Kit including: a brewing vessel, SCOBY, starter liquid, cloth cover, and illustrated instructions. -I will cover the history of kombucha, health benefits and how to do it at home safely. You will learn everything you need to know to make kombucha successfully at home. This workshops is great for private groups and team-building events

Aktivitete në afërsi të Claremont Hills

Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum
When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you dreamt about it for weeks? On our Chinatown food tour, you’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea, and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay. HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts in the heart of Chinatown with Dim Sum. Ready to take on the day, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we stroll down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. But wait, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church that survived the 1906 earthquake, the oldest temples in the USA, all while sipping some delicious bubble tea. As we approach our final hour, we head to a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30-minute tasting. Feeling warm, we head to our last stop to learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Here we taste a local pork roll from one of the oldest restaurants in town.
Learn to Saber a bottle of Sparkling Wine
Learn how to saber a bottle of sparkling wine! We’ve all seen it on TV and in movies, but have you ever wanted to learn how to saber the top off that bottle of “Champagne ?” At the next party you’ll be able, with confidence, to wow and entertain your friends! After you’ve learned the art of sabering, we’ll enjoy a picnic with our newly opened half-bottle (one per guest) and some cheese, crackers and other snacks. Be ready to learn a new skill, make new friends and enjoy the lake with a traditional picnic. Sabers and Saber gift packages will be available for purchase at the event. DISCLAIMER: We will be opening HALF BOTTLES of champagne. We will be sitting on blankets on the grass, so please wear a comfortable outfit and shoes. There will be a liability release form that needs to be signed before sabering. Message me for alternative dates and times.
A fun day in Wine Country Experienced guide/ driver
Discover wineries in Napa and Sonoma with a personal all-day private tour. I will pick you up from your hotel or home in the bay area or the wine country and drop you off at the end of the day. I love customizing the tour for my guest. I have access to get into the smaller, hard-to-book wineries. You will have the opportunity to see wine country like a local in the industry. I will also provide wine education along the way. You will visit three wineries and have provided a picnic at our second stop.
Best of Berkeley History Walking Tour
Hear about the history and culture that makes Berkeley one of the most famous cities in the world. We'll stroll safely through campus and the surrounding areas. This activity is 100% outdoors, and attendance is limited so the conversation can flow more easily. We'll meet at 2150 Shattuck Avenue, next to the downtown Berkeley BART station. We'll learn about Berkeley's downtown area, then cross through UC Berkeley's campus alongside tree-lined Strawberry Creek. We'll pass by the Free Speech Cafe and talk about Berkeley's protests. Finally, we'll walk the historic route from Sproul Plaza to People's Park. Afterward you can shop for one-of-a-kind jewelry and t-shirts on Telegraph Avenue. A number of restaurants are now open, so you can grab some lunch. Other things to note: This is a history-focused tour, but the topics we cover during our walk are flexible based on everyone's interests. Please be sure to tell Pam what topics you are most interested in and she can also adjust at any point in the tour based on the questions and topics that guests bring up as we stroll from downtown Berkeley to People's Park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. I also recommend sunscreen and cash for refreshments and street artists. There are lots of great options for lunch and activities after the tour.
Yoga & Hiking with Stunning Views
Hike / Yoga / Meditation – I’ll take you on a scenic hiking trail in the Bay Area off the beaten path . We’ll pit-stop about half way, where I’ll guide you through a blissful yoga flow. It’ll be about a 30 to 45-minute yoga session with a brief meditation & breath work providing you with an opportunity to relax and take in the therapeutic benefits of being in nature. After you stretch your body and allow any stress to melt away while surrounded by nature’s beauty, we’ll continue the hike back. You’ll awaken your senses with fresh air and nourish your mind-body connection as you enjoy views along the way! You’ll leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and reconnected to our awe-inspiring planet. Make sure to check back as locations are continuously updated with new trails explore and more views to enjoy! Other things to note: Yoga & hiking will be adjusted to match your skill-level. All abilities welcome - no experience necessary! If you have special requests such as looking for a private group excursion or are interested in a day/time not listed, please let me know!

Të gjitha aktivitetet pranë Oakland

I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Late fall and early winter provide smooth passages, balmy temperatures, and wonderful sunsets! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeasters are known for being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and is great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Weave painting and vintage fabric scraps into a tapestry
Guests will weave a tapestry on a small table-top loom with a broad range of curated materials from Melina Finkelstein's personal collection of yarns and textile scraps. Melina will welcome guests and give a brief talk about her art work displaying throughout the gallery space. Before starting we will form a circle to express our intentions and wishes for our shared weaving time and space. Each guest will receive a loom and a weaving surface. Guests will select pre cut strips of fabric and yarns to make one small tapestry. Melina will demonstrate the simplest method for weaving strips onto the loom and then provide further demonstrations of techniques to create different weaving patterns. When the weaving is complete guests will remove the tapestry from the loom and enjoy!
A Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay
Welcome aboard! The winter and early spring provide some of the calmest trips, best sunsets, and occasionally balmy passages. If the weather is inclement you will also get a full refund! Please reach out for custom dates! Welcome aboard a little ship, a 40 Ft Trawler. "Alameda Star" is a very comfortable twin diesel trawler that is comfortable, roomy, and leisurely--about 10kts. Up to six guests can take a sunset cruise with an experienced USCG Licensed Captain exploring the wonders of San Francisco Bay. We'll depart at 5:00 pm from Jack London Square in Oakland. We'll first explore Oakland's Inner Harbor and cruise down to Coast Guard Island. We'll then head west along Alameda's coastline and see the Liberty Ship ramps and Alameda Houseboats. As we head west we'll enter the shipping channel before crossing the bay heading towards South Beach Harbor. The harbor is also at the foot of AT&T Stadium, home of the SF Giants. We'll tour through South Beach Harbor which offers spectacular views of downtown before heading under the Bay Bridge towards the Ferry Building. Heading back across the bay we'll see sea lions on Treasure Island while the sun sets to the west.
Japanese Spoon Carving
Japanese wood carving is rooted in personal wellness, relaxation, and an age-old meditative tradition of making with your hands. For me, it's the best way to express and channel my creative energy as a designer. I will teach you how to hand carve your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a slow breathing exercise that leads into a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you have a basic understanding, I will guide you through the process of carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, we will find zen in our creation. Other things to note Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class.
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