September 6, 2012
And now summer’s end is here, but all is not lost. The Solano Stroll is still to come this Sunday. It’s one of the Bay Area’s great street fairs, put on by the cities of Berkeley and Albany, and various associations. There’s food galore, arts and crafts booths as far as the eye can see. Every small business and nonprofit in the area is represented. For kids: a carnival atmosphere, with a giant slide and mechanical rides, as well as elves, wizards, clowns, jugglers, street walkers, face painters, and magicians. Not to mention at least 40 entertainers, including the likes of the Spirit of ‘29 Dixieland Jazz, Troupe Tangiers & Sharifa’s Habibis, The Fly Right Sisters, La Peña Community Chorus, Emeryville Taiko, Deep Fried Bubblegum, and the headliners: Back Pages and Cheating Daylight.
Altogether, 26 blocks of dazzle, including a Green Zone where you can be immersed in the latest Green technologies.
The Solano Stroll is Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Solano Avenue. Public transportation advised.