If only I could join Oaklandish at Lake Merritt this Sunday…

15 Aug

Instead, I’ll be digging through playa-dust encrusted boxes of supplies, getting ready for Burning Man. That shouldn’t stop you though. Here’s the info via an email from Oaklandish:

3RD ANNUAL LAKE MERRITT RADIO REGATTA

This Sunday, August 17, 2008 from noon to 5pm @ the Lake Merritt Sailboat House

We will be chillin’ and drifting lakeside… Take advantage of: 1/2 off boat rentals! Rowboats, sailboats, kayaks, and paddle boats. Free pontoon rides & gondola service! (space limited). Linden Street Brewery will be pouring their famous Common Lager to quench your thirst!

Live FM micro broadcast featuring: DJINTI, BLACKHEART, BOBBY PERU, DJ MarMar and DJBASTA spinning some summer jams. ((BYO radio)) to listen in while boating!

Also, our 2008 Innovators Award winner, Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA), will be celebrating the end of their semester by hosting an exhibit and silent auction of their furniture art throughout the event. YSA seeks to empower and transform the lives of homeless and at-risk youth through art, job training in furniture painting, and community art making.

Come out to see old friends and meet new ones! ** FREE FOR ALL AGES**

Map and directions

Email us at volunteer@oaklandish.org if you’d like to help out with decorating, signing people up for boats, handing out water, etc. Thanks!

If you’re not convinced yet, check out some of these pictures from the event last year:

It sounds pretty amazing, and if only I wasn’t swamped with Burning Man prep, this is how I’d be spending my Sunday. If you make it out to the lake, let me know how it goes.

One Response to “If only I could join Oaklandish at Lake Merritt this Sunday…”

  1. Raymond August 20, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    I got to the party to late to catch a boat ride, but I met some friend who did, they said it was amazing. I had a couple of tasty beers, played some 4-square, and generally hung out. There were probably at least 150 people there when I arrived at 4:00 pm. Very fun – sorry you missed it!

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