Category: Out and About

May 30, 2018

Casanova at the Legion

On May 9, 2018, the residents of Bayside Park immersed themselves in the lush environment of 18th century renaissance European art and culture through the special exhibit Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. This exhibit brought the visual wealth of Casanova's world to life through paintings, sculpture, […]

February 26, 2018

Outing: TCHO Chocolate

On February, 8th we took a trip to TCHO (pronounced CHO) located in Berkeley. We had a wonderful tour guide, Catherine, through our chocolate experience. She taught us about how chocolate is produced from tree to the finished product. She also touched briefly on how TCHO has a program called TCHO Source that addresses the […]

January 30, 2018

Outing to Fentons Creamery

The Gardens community took a trip to Fentons Creamery in Piedmont. Fentons is a family owned and operated soda fountain that showcases daily ice cream production and fountain soda making. At Fentons we enjoyed their delicious housemade ice cream. The flavors ranged from Blueberry Cheesecake to Mocha Royal as well as one of their specialty ice creams, Rocky Road.

January 25, 2018

Outing to the Legion of Honor Museum for the Klimt/Rodin Exhibit

To start our New Year with creative inspiration, we visited the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco for our Wednesday outing. The exhibition was an innovative display of both Auguste Rodin's sculptures and Gustav Klimt's paintings, spread across four rooms, with examples of each of the artist's work together in each space. The two artist's were contemporaries […]

January 17, 2018

Outing to the Oakland Zoo

Last Thursday, The Gardens neighborhood visited the Oakland Zoo. When we first walked into the zoo, we saw beautiful Pink Flamingoes. As we moved throughout the zoo we saw Giraffes, African Veldt, and Egyptian Geese. One of the residents, Vernon, who has not been to the zoo for many years recalled going to the Maryland Zoo in Druid […]

December 20, 2016

Outing to the Sequoyah Club

We celebrated "Robert A.D. Schwartz" Day (according to a proclamation by Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland) in style at the beautiful Sequoyah Club in the Oakland Hills last week. Bob Schwartz, at the helm of the Therapists and Comeback Jazz brings the best memories and much happiness to East Bay seniors and we were […]

October 17, 2016

Outing to the Lawrence Hall of Science in the Berkeley Hills

On a spectacularly clear day, the bird's eye view of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science completely captivated and delighted the residents of Bayside Park. Situated high in the Berkeley hills, this panoramic view was an added bonus to an afternoon exploring the many inter-active science exhibits that are on display. We […]

August 19, 2016

Outing to the Anthony Chabot Equestrian Center

The Anthony Chabot Equestrian Center and Stables on Skyline Boulevard, literally a stone's throw from the famous Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, offers a unique opportunity to step back and enjoy nature complete with stunningly beautiful horses. And while we have visited this venue before, we never tire of these awe-inspiring animals. Our afternoon was […]

April 25, 2016

Legion of Honor Museum Outing – Pierre Bonnard Exhibit, Painting Arcadia

We traveled to the Legion of Honor Museum last week to view the Pierre Bonnard paintings. All of us agreed that this special exhibition was truly extraordinary. Bonnard was a hidden gem among the plethora of post Impressionists. He was the son of a French bureaucrat and turned away from a conventional career, preferring a life of […]