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.