Simon's first birthday is coming up April 9th.
In the absence of a big pile of money from a celebrity to have an outrageous party, we'll be having a good old fashioned lesbian potluck (non-lesbians very welcome to attend!) to celebrate Simon beating the odds and making it to a chubby, smiley, happy, first birthday.
Saturday April 11th
2 pm - 5 pm
Lakeside Park Oakland
There is a BIG playground nearby, a large Picnic table, a huge expanse of grass (bring blanket to sit on or folding chair if you want to) and bathrooms nearby. We plan to just have a mellow, rolling-in-the-grass, face -stuffing, celebrating-miracles time of it.
Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring anyone who has ever heard of our dear son and wants to meet him in the flesh. Bring a guitar. Bring a drum/ tuba. Bring a song to teach and/or share. There will be speeches and singing and merriment galore.
We want this to be an opportunity for anyone and everyone who has been tracking his progress and sending him love to come and show your face so we can thank you in person. This means *you*!
We'll provide sandwiches, you bring a side and/or drinks.
We got plates and cups and such.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you'll be coming and roughly how many people you'll be dragging along with you, just so we can plan the sandwiches.
Directions:From San Francisco:
Bay Bridge and take the exit onto I-580 E toward State Hwy 24/Hayward - StocktonStay on I-580 E toward Hayward - StocktonTake the exit toward Lakeshore Ave/Grand AveTurn right at Grand AveTurn left at Perkins Ave (there is a Gas Station on the corner- go left on Perkins here)Turn left on Bellevue Ave (It's one way) to find parking
Cross Dumbarton or San Mateo Bridge and get on 880 North
Take the Oak St exit toward Lakeside Dr
Turn right at Oak St
Continue on Lakeside Dr
Slight left at Harrison St
Turn right at Grand Ave
Turn right at Perkins Ave (there is a Gas Station on the lefthand corner- go Right on Perkins here)
Turn left on Bellevue Ave (it's one way) to find parking
Take 580 East
Take the exit toward Lakeshore Ave/Grand Ave
Turn right at Grand AveTurn left at Perkins Ave (there is a Gas Station on the corner- go left on Perkins here)
Turn left on Bellevue Ave (It's one way) to find parking
From BART (about a mile walking)
Go to the 19th Street Station
Head northeast on Broadway toward 20th St/Thomas L Berkley Way
Turn right at Grand Ave
Slight right to stay on Grand Ave
Turn right at Perkins Ave
Turn left at Bellevue Avenue
Find street parking anywhere
We will be under the trees right where Perkins Avenue forms a T with Bellevue.
Can't wait to see you!