Chinatown is Hosting StreetFest Fridays in August starting tomorrow

An image of bamboo steamers probably filled with yummy dim sum.
An image of dim sum by kofookoo 🍣 via Unsplash

Oakland Chinatown is hosting weekly Chinatown StreetFest Fridays every Friday evening, starting tomorrow, Friday, August 7. 9th Street between Franklin and Webster Streets will be closed off to traffic, and food vendors such as Ming’s Tasty (dim sum), Ruby King Bakery, Sweetheart Cafe, Alice Street Bakery, T4, Sakura Bistro, Aburaya, Sobo Ramen, and Spice Monkey will have tables set up.

Social distancing is required, and masks are required except when eating. The StreetFest is scheduled for every Friday in August from 4-8pm. There is no entry fee.

From the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce:

“OCCC will arrange the outdoor dining area on 9th Street, patrons are encouraged to visit Chinatown and restaurants to purchase dinners and snacks. Tables and chairs will be set up using social distancing protocols and disinfected after each use. Some participating merchants will provide special offers for these weekly events.

屋崙華埠周五步行街在8月每周五下午4-8點會暫時封閉9街(Franklin 夾 Webster街) ,屋崙華埠商會會設置戶外用餐桌椅,方便到華埠購買晚餐或點心的消費者到此用餐。桌椅將保持社交距離,並有清潔人員在使用後進行清潔工作。參與活動的商家將在每周五提供促銷優惠,鼓勵民眾到華埠商家選購外帶.”

A flyer with an image of boba tea and "Oakland Chinatown StreetFest Fridays"
A 2020 Chinatown StreetFest Fridays flyer.
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Momo Chang is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Oakland Voices Co-Director. Her work focuses on healthcare, immigration, education, Asian American communities, food and culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Momo has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. Her work has appeared in the East Bay Express, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, and The New York Times. Momo is primarily a print journalist who also produces audio and visual stories for documentary film and radio. She is a Senior Contributing Editor for Hyphen and formerly the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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