Gallery: Emeryville Marina’s “Day on the Bay” event brings Families on Board

Published On March 20, 2017 | By Cindy Warner | Community, Events, Gallery, In the Neighborhood

An overcast day may have deterred larger crowds from the inaugural “Day on the Bay” event hosted at our Emeryville Marina. Those that did attend were treated to a family and pet-friendly day on our gorgeous shoreline and harbors. The “small but spirited” event was co-sponsored by the City, Fish Emeryville Sportfishing charters, Marina management, and the new Prop SF ferry shuttle.

Both the Emery Cove Yacht Harbor and Emeryville Marina opened their piers to the public to get a closer look at the variety of boats including the Fish Emeryville fleet of fishing charters, The Coast Guard Auxiliary fleet, the Alameda County Fire rescue boat, and of course the new private ferry service to SF which offered a demonstration of their service.

Shoreline attractions kept toddlers and parents active including a bouncey house, a juggler and a face-painter. The Emeryville Yacht Club taught youngsters the basics of boating knots and The City of Emeryville Community Services department was on hand to award young fishers prizes for their efforts. Other vendors promoted Environmental awareness and boating safety. Food was provided by a handful of food trucks and patrons took advantage of the freshly landscaped park with picnic benches.

For those that missed this year’s event, it is hopeful to be an annual Springtime tradition in our city.

Feature Image: Nick Sebastian, WorldWide Communications.

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About The Author

lives in Emeryville after finding a 38 foot sailboat at Emery Cove two years ago. She learned to sail at Cal Sailing and covered the America's Cup in SF. She grew up in the East Bay and finds the shoreline home. She has written on San Francisco Arts & Culture since January 2009, using her bicycle and public transportation to cover stories all over the SF Bay Area.

2 Responses to Gallery: Emeryville Marina’s “Day on the Bay” event brings Families on Board

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice job, Cindy. The E’ville Eye is at its best when it does this type of coverage. Please let your readers know what they can do to make this a yearly event

    Many thanks – Bob Hughes

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