Koreatown Northgate includes an important Korean-American commercial center, a creative arts community that participates in the monthly First Friday Art Murmur event, Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center and other healthcare services, new residential projects including the Telegraph (old Sears) Lofts and a growing variety of multi-ethnic restaurants, shops and services that are working to revitalize the neighborhood.
The Koreatown Northgate district is situated in-between Oakland's growing Uptown Arts and Entertainment District and the thriving Temescal-Telegraph business district. It also sits adjacent to the Broadway Auto Row district and the MacArthur BART station, two areas that are planning for major new residential and mixed use projects.
Launched in October 2010, the Community Ambassador program has become a visible presence in the neighborhood. The Ambassadors are employees of Safety1st, a local, minority-owned security firm. The program is intended to increase safety and reduce crime as the Ambassadors patrol the street, report illegal activity, and establish relations with merchants, residents, and members of the community. Working with city departments, the program is geared towards sharing ideas among all constituents about how to improve the neighborhood.
Koreatown Northgate is a livelyand diverse business district on Telegraph Avenue between 20th and 35th streets in Oakland, CA.
Lindy Hop Immersion Workshop with Jeanne Jacobson Saturday, May 25th (2-7pm) ?It don?t mean a thing, if it ain?t got that swing...? Lindy Hop captures the spirit of the 1930s, with it?s 8-count musical structure and jazz music that is lush with improvisational opportunities. Learn the basics of this fun and energetic partner dance in the convenience of a progressive, one-day workshop. 2:00pm-3:00pm BASIC STEPS: The fundamental footwork and partnering patterns of circles and swingouts. 3:20-4:20pm FEELIN? GOOD: Getting that springy, stretchy feeling, through efficiency, timing and placement. 4:40-5:40pm FANCY PANTS: Moves, stylings, and improvisational tools to make you look sharp on the dance floor. 6:00-7:00pm CHARLESTON: The basics of partnered Charleston, and integrating them into your Lindy Hop. Workshop Price: $50 For more information about Jeanne, visit http://jeanneteachesdance.blogspot.com/ For more information on the studio, see www.studio1924.com