Jack London Square kicks off season of free, fun events this Friday

Oakland, CA – June 1, 2017: Jack London Square, at the Oakland waterfront, becomes a center for free family fun during summer nights. The Square transforms into an outdoor movie theatre every other Thursday evening and a huge dance floor on Friday nights.

“These are two of the many popular free events that we offer during the summer at Jack London Square,” said Pam Kershaw, Port of Oakland Director of Commercial Real Estate. “It’s wonderful to see hundreds of people from all over the Bay Area coming to the Oakland waterfront to enjoy the outdoor movie night, dancing, dining or strolling along the water’s edge.” There are 55 free public events throughout the year at Jack London Square.

The first Dancing Under the Stars event is tomorrow night, June 2, 2017. The free dance lesson features salsa, begins at 8:30 pm, and is followed by a mixed-music dance party from 9 to 10 pm at the foot of Broadway. Beginners to advanced dancers of all ages are welcome. Each Friday features a different style of dance including cha cha, swing and line dancing. Professional dance instructors teach the free, half-hour lessons.

Purple Rain kicks off the free movie season Thursday, June 8, at sundown. Waterfront Flicks is every other Thursday evening at 8 pm with pre-film family-oriented activities on the Ferry Lawn. Movies begin at sunset. The Ferry Lawn is located next to the ferry pier at the foot of Clay Street in Jack London Square.

Waterfront Movies at Jack London Square

For directions to Jack London Square, please go here. For the 2017 dance and movie schedules please go here: www.jacklondonsquare.com.

For B-roll of people enjoying Dancing Under the Stars, please click on last year’s video here.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.


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Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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Mike Zampa
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Port of Oakland
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