Dear Oakland Folks!

This little labor of love that started as an idea a few months ago to have a holiday-style picnic during Father’s Day weekend has blossomed into a full blown celebration of Oakland family life. I am very pleased to invite you to the 1st  Annual Papapalooza which I’m co-producing with Weyland Southon (KPFA’s FatherFigures) and Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad).

We are attempting to build community amongst our tribe of Badass Parents by hosting a big phat party with family-friendly games, activities, and resources. Please bring your entire crew to Mosswood Park on June 15, 2013 1pm to 5pm. Papapalooza is a FREE EVENT and is sponsored by Oakland Parks & Recreation.

Our Reading Books Aloud program will be in the Radical Reading Room PopUp hosted by Green Branch Library under the eucalyptus trees on the MacArthur side. Readers include Zumbi ZoomBryant TerryMichelle ‘Mush’ LeeDennis Kim aka Denizen KaneRocky RiveraBambuJohn SantosSterling JamesDavey D, and others. Author Innosanto Nagara (A Is For Activist) will be in the house. Also, Janine Macbeth will be celebrating the long awaited release of Oh Oh, Baby Boy.

During the day there will be live entertainment with Emily Butterfly‘s Magical Musical Matinee and also the Alphabet Rockers. DJs will be spinning throughout including SwaMax ChampDmadness, and Zita. Other activities include a huge Rad Dad Clothing Swap and a Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration from San Francisco’s legendary Chinese Shaolin CenterEstria MiyashiroMike BAM Tyau, and Erin Yoshi of The Estria Foundation will be rocking an all-day Graffiti Art exhibition.

Major props go out to VKULTRA for hooking up our official T Shirt.

The Rundown:

1-2pm Mingling/Info Booths/DJs/Graffiti Art
2-3pm Field Games/Activities/Kung Fu Demo
3-4pm Reading Books Aloud
4-5pm Magical Matinee Theatre and Alphabet Rockers
5pm Clean Up


This event is designed to be a holiday-style picnic, please bring your family’s favorite in-the-park snacks and don’t forget water!

See You Saturday! It’s A Family Affair!!

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