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Special Events: holidays and ethnic events

Throughout the year, Habitot celebrates our diverse community with multicultural events and seasonal fun. With special art activities, exhibit activities, storytelling and frequently — dancers, musicians, or other performers — we introduce young children to the art, culture and traditions of families throughout our community.

Join our “Community Connections” advisory group if you are interested in helping Habitot host these events in culturally responsive ways, or if you can connect us with performers, artists or storytellers. Here is a selection of Habitot's frequently offered special events. Check the Events Calendar for this year's upcoming events.

Frequently Offered Special Events

Confetti Arts Week
Lunar New Year
Let It Snow!

Week of Valentines
Black History Month

Norooz (Persian New Year)
Shamrock Day (Thank you to our 2016 sponsor Lucky)

Egg Week
Habitot's Annual Birthday Party
Earth Day

Children's Day (Thank you to our 2016 sponsor Lucky)
Cinco de Mayo

Flag Day
Pride Day

Independence Day
Safety Fair
Bastille Day


Mooncake Festival
Grandparents' Day

Indigenous People's Day

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Let's Go Vote Day

Train Week
Gingerbread House Day

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Special Events: holidays and ethnic events

Play 60

With a "PLAY 60, Play On grant," a collaboration between 50 Fund—the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host CommitteeNFL Foundation, and KaBoom!, Habitot will transform an everyday place into a place for play by installing the Bay Area's largest sandbox.

January 18-24, 2016

Parking lot at NE corner of intersection of Adeline and Alcatraz in Berkeley. (Not at Habitot in downtown Berkeley).

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Special Events: Sand Zone Rainfly

Special Events: Sand Zone

Special Events: Sand Zone

Theme Days with Special Activities!

Sand ZoneConstruction Zone: Monday 1/18- Kick off celebration with Oakland Raider's LB, Lorenzo Alexander plus digging, building, excavating and our Imagination Playground blocks!

Sand ZoneDinosaur Dig: Tuesday 1/19 Dig for dinosaur bones, make casts of dinosaur footprints

Sand ZoneGold Rush: Wednesday 1/20 pan for "gold" and find "gold" nuggets

Sand ZoneMoon Mission: Thursday 1/21 impact craters, aliens visits

Sand ZoneLuau Party: Friday 1/22 live Hawaiian music at 4-7pm, Filipino food truck, andleis for all

Sand ZoneTreasure Island: Saturday 1/23 treasure maps lead to hidden treasure, pirates welcome!

Sand ZoneSand Castles: Sunday 1/24 master sandcastle builders on hand to help you build a great one

Special Guests!!!

Play 60Lorenzo Alexander, Oakland Raiders Linebacker, will toss around a soft football with the kids on Monday, 10-11 am.

Play 60Guinnevere Stevens, Face Painter Extraordinaire, will paint kids' faces on Friday, 4-6pm and Saturday, 2-4 pm

Play 60The Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band, live Hawiian ukulele band will play island tunes on Friday, 4-7 pm

Play 60Zach Pine, Environmental Artist and Nature Sculptor, will make sand globes and sand sculptures with families on Sunday, 1:30pm - 4:00pm.

... and more to come!

food truck sand zone

Food Trucks!!!

Monday (1/18):
Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen 10am-6pm
No Worries 10am-6pm
Passione Pizza 10am-2pm

Tuesday (1/19):
Passione Pizza 10am-2pm

Wednesday (1/20):
Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen 10am-6pm
Passione Pizza 10am-2pm

Thursday (1/21):
Passione Pizza 10am-2pm

Friday (1/22):
Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen 10am-8pm
No Worries 10am-8pm

Saturday (1/23):
Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen 10am-6pm
No Worries 10am-6pm

Sunday (1/24):
Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen 10am-6pm
No Worries 10am-6pm

Check back here for more details coming soon.

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