Mandinga Capoeira at East Bay Open Streets fest 5/30/15 Photo: Melati Citrawireja
A man from Mandinga Capoeira plays at East Bay Open Streets on San Pablo Avenue on May 30, 2015. Photo: Melati Citrawireja

On Saturday, a one-mile stretch of San Pablo Avenue, from Ashby to Stanford, was closed to traffic for the second annual East Bay Open Streets’ Love Our Neighborhood Day. The event was a production of Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) in association with the Downtown Berkeley Association and the North Shattuck Association. (We flagged it up on our weekend It List.)

People came out to walk, bike, skate, dance, stroll, play and experience the neighborhood, that takes in North Oakland and Southwest Berkeley, in a new way. There were health, fitness and arts activities hosted by local artists, performers, community organizations, churches, neighborhood groups and area businesses, as well as live music and great food.

We sent Melati Citrawireja to capture the day. The results speak for themselves.

Kenneth Winter from Anvil and Hammer works on making jewelry. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Kenneth Winter from Anvil and Hammer. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
A shop on the San Pablo Avenue stretch that was open for business during the Open Streets fest. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Father and daughter bike through the East Bay Open Streets fest. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Tarot reading at the East Bay Open Streets fest. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Playing chess at the East Bay Open Streets event. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Francisco Jimenez, a vinegar aficionado and owner of Tucan Gourmet Vinegars. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Child plays with bubbles at the East Bay Open Streets fest. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Girl with her baby sister at the East Bay Open Streets event. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Women walk down the street at the East Bay Open Streets event on Saturday May 30, 2015. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Artist Chris Trian in front of his home at East Bay Open Streets’ Love Our Neighborhood event. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Cotton candy seller at East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Filhos de Bimba students at East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
Artist Daniel Dolan at East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
East Bay Open Streets. Photo: Melati Citrawireja

Melati Citrawireja, a development studies undergraduate at UC Berkeley, is currently pursuing a career in visual journalism. More of her work can be found online at Melati Photography.

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