One of our energetic volunteers, has organized an amazing opportunity to have a community drum circle with some of the members of the Sistahs of the Drum Collective on Saturday, May 24 at 11am. Come to listen, play or dance! Bring your family and friends. Check out their website and be sure to check out their videos at www.sistahsofthedrum.org.
What to bring: percussion instruments, folding chairs, blankets or tarps to sit on, cameras and video cameras, water, and food. The Collective also will be bringing instruments for those who don’t have them – if you can come early to help transport instruments please do. And remember, the park has no facilities or bathrooms.
We will begin set up at 9am, so if you want to help prep the site, let us know!
Location: We will be just inside the park at the Cameron Street entrance under a beautiful oak tree with views of the park and all of the bay.
Directions: From I-580 exit at 98th, take Golf Links Road up the hill and around the park. Turn R on Caloden, which becomes Malcolm. Turn right on Cameron. There is no parking lot, so the parking is in a residential neighborhood. You also can enter the park through Ettrick, Lochard, or Snowdown, which are streets parallel and close to Cameron.
In addition, Sunday June 1 there will be a Save Knowland Park Bio-Blitz. A Bio-Blitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing scientists and volunteer citizen-scientists together. We’ll be using the iNaturalist phone app to document the many plants and critters that live in Knowland Park! People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your smart phone for sure. Bonus: camera, binoculars, and magnifying glasses. Tell your friends, family and community groups!
And don’t be scared off by the long duration of this event. You can come for as little or as much as you like.
Knowland Park Events Schedule:
May 24 11am: Sistahs of the Drum Collective community drum circle in Knowland Park
June 1: 9am-4pm: Bio-Blitz
June 7: Groupmuse Chamber Music in the Park (11 am – time to be confirmed)
More updates soon!
Meanwhile, we are issuing another call for donations to help the cause. If you can spare even a little bit, it will help! Send checks made out to “California Native plant Society” or “CNPS” with “Knowland Park” in the subject line, to our Treasurer, Lee Ann Smith, 111 Shadow Mountain, Oakland, CA 94605, or use the Pay Pal button on our website at www.saveknowland.org
Thanks for everything you do to support our beloved Park and protect the wild creatures who live there.
Ruth, Tom, and the Friends of Knowland Leadership Team