Sharing Cities Network is an effort that's trying to connect people who are building cities based on principles of meeting everyone's needs, collaboration, and sharing resources. The network is providing people with ideas and toolkits and helping spread knowledge about what people in different places are working on. They have a "sharing spring" initiative and part of it is to organize a "sharefest" in your city - an event that spotlights all the collaborative initiatives/spaces/etc in a city.

There are going to be a series of events in the East Bay in May that are all going to be a part of the East Bay ShareFest!

East Bay ShareFest is a decentralized, open collaborative festival in support of all East Bay sharing events taking place between May 1st & May 31st 2014 to coincide with the global #SharingSpring!

To submit your sharing event to our collective East Bay ShareFest calendar or if you're interested offering your skills to help support, fill out the Event Submission and Participation Form!  Note: Entries are now closed for inclusion on printed promo materials but you can still submit to be listed here!

EBSF is specifically seeking events and projects taking place in May that are generosity driven, related to the sharing economy and/or contribute to a more sustainable future including projects focused on but not limited to eco-villages and radical co-housing, co-working, community commons and community space, cooperatives, food justice, urban farming and gardens, skill shares, time banks, renewable energy, economic empowerment, bike kitchens, the maker movement, hackerspace, mutual learning, lending libraries, car and bike shares, public archives and resources, volunteerism, self realization and transformation, open source tech, swapping or ??

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Together we will fortify our local sharing community and demonstrate the power of the movement while raising awareness and vision for a more sustainable and heart based future.



East Bay ShareFest events


Sat  May 3rd  
Bay Bucks

Local Arts & Music Bizaar feat. Portal by Jon Mitchell
25th Street Collective, 477 25th St. Oakland
5pm - 11pm

Sun  May 4th  
Soul Sanctuary
Soul Sanctuary Dance - community freestyle/ecstatic/shoes optional dance
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
11am - 1pm

Sun  May 4th  
Dana Cafe

Revolution of the Gift, Picnic & Discussion Panel
Humanist Hall, 390 27th st. @ Broadway, Oakland
2pm - 5pm

Tues  May 6th  
Transition Albany

Potluck & Gift Circle
St Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Street, Albany
7pm - 9:30pm

Wed  May 7th   
Economies Law Center         
Resilient Communities Legal Cafe                                        
Liberating Ourselves Locally Makerspace, 1234 23rd Ave, Oakland
4:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed May 7th
Unity San Leandro
Free Healing Circle
Unity San Leandro, 1420 Santa Maria, San Leandro
7:15pm - 9:00pm

Sat May 10th  
Sustainable Living
Creating Commons Festival            
PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th St., Oakland
10am - 6pm

Sun May 11th  
Soul Sanctuary
Soul Sanctuary Dance - community freestyle/ecstatic/shoes optional dance
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley 
11am - 1pm

Sun May 11th  
One Life Institute

Meditation Circle & Community Potluck
Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland (enter through parking lot door)
5pm - 7pm

Wed May 14th   
Economies Law Center
Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
Impact HUB Berkeley, David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Suite 400, Berkeley
6pm - 8:30pm   

Wed May 14th
Sustainable Economies Law Center
Cooperative Takeover! A teach-in at SELC's Legal Cafe
Impact HUB Berkeley, David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Suite 400, Berkeley
7pm - 8:30pm

Sat May 17th   
Wilderness Within:
Aware and Alive Meditation
Mindful Hike and Yoga (LGBTQ & Allies)
Sibley Staging Area, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Oakland
10:30am - 1:30pm

Sat May 17th   
Zach Pine
Seventh Annual Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshops In Berkeley's ACCI Gallery Garden 
ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
11:30am - 1pm & 1:30pm - 3pm

Sun May 18th   
Soul Sanctuary
Soul Sanctuary Dance 10th Anniversary Celebration and Ashkenaz Benefit Dance
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
11am - 2pm

Tues May 20th    
Sustainable Economies Law Center
Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
Alchemy Collective Cafe, 1741 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley  
5pm - 7:30pm

Fri May 23rd      
Yoga Love West Oakland          
Yoga for All Bodies  
Yoga Love, 1608 7th Street, Oakland
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Sat May 24th      
Oakland Wiki       
Oakland Wiki Community Writeathon
Main Branch of Oakland Public Library, 125 14th St., Oakland
2pm - 5pm

Sun May 25th       
Soul Sanctuary     
Soul Sanctuary Dance - community freestyle/ecstatic/shoes optional dance 
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley              
11am - 1pm

Sun  May 25th        
Karma Kitchen     
Karma Kitchen - Volunteer Driven Pay-it-forward Meal w/no prices on the menu                                                                          
Taste of Himalayas Restaurant, 1700 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
11am - 3pm

Wed May 28th
Sustainable Economies Law Center
Community Resilience Happy Hour
Cormal, 2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
5:30pm - 7pm


Sundays May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
Soja Martial Arts, 368 24th st, Oakland
10am - 11:30am

Tuesdays May 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th
3D Tuesdays      
Sudo Room, 2141 Broadway, Oakland                 
5pm - 9pm

Wednesdays May 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th   
Over the counter herbal and nutritional solutions -free of charge
Five Flavors | Paeonia Integrative Medicine , 344 40th St. Oakland
2pm - 6:30pm

Thursdays May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
East Bay Javascript Meetup
Sudo Room 2141 Broadway, Oakland                
7pm - 9:30pm

Fridays May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th      
Electro-Bhakti Dance
Donation based electronic & devotional dance sangha
Electro-Bhakti Temple, 1093 67th St, Oakland
7pm - 9pm

BACE Timebank * Transition Berkeley * East Point Peace Academy * Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives*

Energy Solidarity Cooperative *East Bay Cohousing * Community Rejuvenation Project * East Bay Resilience Challenge *

NorCal Community Resilience Network *Oakland Acupuncture Project * East Bay Meditation Center * Planting Justice *

Dana Cafe * Bay Bucks * Soul Sanctuary *PLACE for Sustainable Living * Zach Pine * Electro-Bhakti Dance *

Sustainable Economies Law Center * One Life Institute * Sudo Room *Oakland Wiki * Yoga Love West Oakland *

Soja Martial Arts Studio * Wilderness Within, Aware & Alive Meditation * Transition Albany *

Five Flavors | Paeonia Integrative MedicinePlease add more here!


Fill out the simple form to add your event to our collective calendar of events!



(please add yourself to this list if you'd like to help organize)



  • Invite others to be a part of the ShareFest events and add events to the list above
  • Do outreach, Distribute posters and cards - If you're interested in being a part of our distribution militia, please contact Syra.
  • Post this listing freely about the internet. (banner image and calendar download below)
  • add more here if necessary...



  • Download the East Bay ShareFest banner EBSFlogo8.jpg
  • Download the East Bay ShareFest Poster with full calendar ShareFestPoster4.jpg
  • ShareFest Toolkit
  • Sharing Cities Network organized a webinar for ShareFest organizers on Mar. 6th at 11AM PST/2PM EST - watch it here.
  • Oakland Wiki has done a lot of work mapping the sharing landscape in Oakland. There are many efforts that can be highlighted and groups to do outreach to on the list! The list can also be expanded and shared with people at the event.

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