Tens of thousands of hundreds of many years ago, in the time of our mystical ancestors, a joyous community of elves lived on these Bernal Hill lands. Each year, during the winter equinox, these proto-Bernalese would gather in the meadow we now call Cortlandia to celebrate the arrival of the rains and the season of lights.
Today, the Bernal Business Alliance carries on this hallowed tradition, in the form of the glamorous Cortland Holiday Stroll. The 2016 Stroll happens this Thursday, December 8, from 6 to 9 pm, and all Modern Bernalese are invited partake of the many spectacles.
The shamans from the BBA tell Bernalwood:
7th Annual Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll, Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Join your neighborhood in supporting small businesses for Bernal Height’s 7th Annual Holiday Stroll, this Thursday night, December 8, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on fabulous Cortland Avenue.
Your favorite local stores are extending their hours for family fun and holiday shopping. Many shops are offering discounts, music, tasty treats and beverages to make your evening even sweeter.
Come support your community and don’t forget to donate a new, unwrapped toy or monetary contribution to our Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center Toy Drive at 515 Cortland Avenue.
Thanks everyone, see you Thursday, rain or snow, from your friends at the Bernal Business Alliance.
12 Small Things, 513 Cortland – In addition to supporting fair trade artisans, we will be collecting spare change for UNICEF and donating 10% of our sales to victims of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.
Arts of Balance, 406 Cortland – Come on in for chai tea!
Bernal Beast, 509 Cortland – Toys and treats will be 20% off and will be serving Chocolate Cake!
Bernal Homeopathy, 406 Cortland – Limited number of homeopathic cold & flu remedy kits for sale $40
East West Bernal, 406 Cortland – We will be serving chai and offering 15 percent off gift cards.
Epicurean Trader, 401 Cortland – We will be having a free Wine Tasting from 6-8pm.
Good Life Grocery, 448 Cortland – We will have hot apple cider and several samplings inside the store from various suppliers. And just out that day, we will have our 2017 calendars to give out with the wonderful pictures of Bernal Heights and Potrero Hill from local photographers.
Healthy Spirits, 249 Cortland – We will be sampling our famous house-made hummus, hosting a wine tasting and have lots of fun freebies!
Heartfelt &, 409 Cortland – Brian Belknap the Cajun One Man Band will be playing refreshments will be served!
Inclusions Gallery, 627 Cortland – Celebrating our 9th year with our annual Retrospective show, featuring the work of 14 local artists. Live music with jazz duo Gary Zellerbach & Carl Herder and lots of holiday cheer!
Little Bee Baking, 521 Cortland – Surprise!
Paulie’s Pickling, 331 Cortland – Surprise!
Pinhole Coffee, 231 Cortland – There will be Japanese Curry by Chef Michael Black, Jewelry by Oakland Based jeweler Holly Bobisuthi and crocheted goods by Pacifica based artist Samantha Baron. Our coffee bar will be open and we will be sampling peppermint hot chocolate! Also Mitsuko Siegrist of Tsuchikara Pottery will be selling her wares (she is the ceramicist behind all our cups and plates).
Recycled Glassworks, 231 Cortland, I’m also going to be at Pinhole for the stroll
Sandy Owens Massage & Healing, Gift certificates, discounts and other surprises!
State Farm Insurance, 399 Cortland – Serving hot apple cider and holiday cookies
Succulence, 402 Cortland – 15% discount on all store inventory, plus snacks and beverages, with music by JD Limelight.