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The Taste of East Sac 2018

The Taste of East Sac 2018

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in East Sac, Events, Taste of East Sac | 0 comments

The Taste of East Sac, one of my favorite events of the year, is this weekend on Saturday July 14th! This is the 10th year of the event. I’ve gone every year for the past 5 years and it just keeps getting better and better.  More than 40 local restaurants, breweries and wineries will be offering samples of the delicious treats that they serve up in their local establishments and it will be more than enough food and drink for everyone. There will be music, a silent auction and over 500 of your neighbors and friends mingling at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 600 Alhambra Boulevard right across from McKinley Library. The event starts at 6:00 and ends at 9:00 so don’t be late for this...

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East Sac 4th of July Parade 2018

East Sac 4th of July Parade 2018

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in 4th of July, East Sac, Events, Fab 40's | 0 comments

The weather has heated up and summer is almost here! We’re just a week away from the biggest neighborhood block party of the year.  The East Sac 4th of July parade is a great way to start off your summer celebrations. Come and hang out with hundreds of neighbors and see all the amazing ways that people show their festive red, white and blue spirits.  Unless things have changed from all of the past years, the parade will start at 11:00 on 41st Street just south of J Street. The block will be packed all the way down to M Street and probably even half way down the next block.  Once the parade starts it will do a big loop onto J Street, down 42nd Street, around Folsom Boulevard and then finish where it started on 41st Street. Then it will breakout into a large block party with live bands and people milling in the streets and visiting with their neighbors. When we call it a parade what we really mean is a bunch of festive neighbors ambling along together and a few people sitting on the sidewalks or front lawns watching the masses of revealers doing the slowest walk around the block as possible.  Do as we do after the morning parade and go have a great block party and get to know your neighbors better or make your way to Cal Expo in the evening (or somewhere with a good view of the sky above Cal Expo) and enjoy the fireworks show.  I love the community that we have here in East Sac and knowing more of my neighbors here than I have in all of my pervious homes combined. Given that I’m never leaving East Sac or my home now that I’ve discovered them, the number of neighbors I know will continue to grow over the years due to great events like this.  Here are some pictures from last year taking by the incredibly talented Carlos Castille of http://www.castillephotography.com! ...

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Pops in the Park 2018

Pops in the Park 2018

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Bertha Henschel Park, East Portal Park, East Sac, Events, Glenn Hall Park, McKinley Park, Pops in the Park | 0 comments

Apparently business has been good for me this year because it has kept me distracted from my blog and I’ve missed the first Pops in the Park of 2018! June 2nd was in East Portal Park with IdealTeam. June 9th will be in Bertha Henschel Park with AKA Live. June 16th will be in McKinley Park featuring Jessica Malone June 23rd will finish out the series at Glen Hall Park with The Count. All of the concerts begin at 6:00pm and as usual, there is free bike valet parking if you don’t want to fight for a parking space and don’t live close enough to walk in. I hope to see a lot of my neighbors when I make it out for some Pops in the Park fun this...

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McKinley Park Food Truck Mania 2018 Starts

McKinley Park Food Truck Mania 2018 Starts

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Events, McKinley Park | 0 comments

The good weather will bring lots of neighbors out to enjoy dinner together in McKinley Park. The Food Truck Mania season starts up on Friday March 9th at 5:00. Come join us for some of the best food to be served out of a truck, enjoy some good music and lots of good company. You’ll find the food trucks out on the second Friday of each month through Spring, Summer and a little bit of...

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38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in East Sac, Events, Volunteer | 0 comments

Want to help save a life? Want to do good for people that you will never meet? Just want free ice-cream, to hang out with great neighbors and join in a front yard BBQ? Then give blood this Thursday between 3:00 and 7:00 at the 9th annual 38th Street blood drive! These are great people that organizing this blood drive in honor of their mom and they provide wonderful company and recovery sausages and and snacks that blow away what BloodSource gives me when I donate at the downtown location. I’m going early this year and hope to see many of my neighbors...

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The Taste of East Sacramento 2017

The Taste of East Sacramento 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park, Restaurant, Taste of East Sac | 0 comments

We are just a month away from one of my favorite events of the year. This years Taste of East Sacramento 2017 will be the 9th year that the East Sac chamber has hosted this event. We’ve grown the event in leaps and bounds over the last several years, so much so that we’ve out grown our last two venues. This year it will be hosted in the brand new Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 616 Alhambra Blvd, right across from McKinley Library. It will start at 6:00 and run till 9:00 on Saturday July 22nd. As usual, there will be all of our favorite East Sac restaurants, breweries and wine from local vineyards as well as some of the newer providers of great tastes to our neighborhood. I’m going to get my tickets before the early bird pricing ends and I hope to see so many of my friends and neighbors at the event....

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