Golden Gate Block Party

Grid with 9 photos of friendly faces

Celebrate the community, meet neighbors, and learn how to get involved with Commons Archive!

Come early for delicious free bbq provided by grillmaster Mark Lasartemay, grandson of the pioneers of the East Bay Negro Historical Society. Hands-on demos by Kala print-makers, games for kids, musical performances and neighborhood information.

Commons Archive, initiated by the marksearch cultural research team (Sue Mark + Bruce Douglas), is a neighborhood memory bank at the Golden Gate Library. Commons Archive reveals the changing community's layered history.  As authors of their local history, neighbors contribute as well as annotate the archive materials, adding their stories and images to this evolving collection. Find out more at




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Golden Gate Branch

Parking lot
5606 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 597-5023