After more than a year, Temescal Works is again available to schedule events. The Governor announced early this week that the state is on track to fully reopen June 15 — now is the time to schedule that workshop, event or gathering you’ve been wanting to have. Let’s gather and celebrate together! Check out more details at https://temescalworks.com/event-space/
We’re excited to announce the launch of the redesigned website for Temescal Works — check out the homepage and click around to see what’s new.
It’s been a crazy year, and while we’ve only been open for members doing essential work, we’ve been super busy behind the scenes preparing our space and retooling our offerings for when we can fully reopen. This includes a redesigned website that showcases our space, our member plans, and our members!
We can’t wait to welcome old and new members back into the space, and if COVID data metrics continue as they have, we hope to be doing that very soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Guess who was voted Best Coworking Office Space by the East Bay Express? Temescal Works!
A big thank you to everyone who voted for us. Every year the East Bay Express features readers picks for the best people, places and things in the East Bay. We’re thrilled to be included in the 2021 issue. Check out all the Best of categories in the digital edition (we’re on p.24).
In honor of Black History Month, the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) has put together a Black-Owned business directory for Temescal, with descriptions of each establishment and owner. Small businesses like these create the vibrancy and personality of Temescal and our support keeps the neighborhood thriving. When you’re working at Temescal Works, take a lunch a break at one of the delish restaurants (just steps away), or indulge in a Valentine’s gift for a loved one at one of the many retail stores.
// Image courtesy of Cafe Colucci
We are excited to start accepting event reservations for events after July 1, 2021. The pandemic made it impossible to gather in person in 2020 — but as social beings we want to meet, celebrate, and share together. Schedule your event with confidence knowing that if conditions don’t evolve as we all hope, you can reschedule with us or get a full refund of your deposit.
From the day we opened in 2018, Joey Harrison has been an integral part of the Temescal Works community, and a steady presence at our building. But the work he does extends well beyond our doors.
The Operations Manager for the Temescal Business Improvement District, Joey is also the founder of The Village of Love, a nonprofit organization that delivers services and support to Oakland’s unsheltered population, in addition to operating a shelter in Alameda. The vital contributions of this loving Village have made headlines around the bay. Read more about Village of Love here.
Earlier this month, Joey took on yet another role when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tapped him to serve on the city’s newly formed nine-person advisory commission on homelessness. The appointment comes amid a deepening crisis in the city, which has one of the fastest-growing and largest per capita populations of unsheltered residents in California.
Joey’s work on behalf of those in greatest need has been tireless and selfless. As Thanksgiving approaches, please join us in wishing him the best in his continued efforts, and in expressing the gratitude we feel to have him in our lives.
// photo credit: Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group
Live in North Oakland? Then you live in a “15-minute city,” where it’s possible to meet your basic needs within a 15-minute walk or bike ride — like walking to a nearby office, getting groceries, going to the doctor, taking your kids to school, or running everyday errands. It’s good for the environment, and good for your health!
Vietnamese summer rolls with crab and mango. Smoked salmon tartine with fromage blanc.
As good as all that sounds, it tasted even better, as you know if you joined us Jan. 9 for our most recent afternoon social at Temescal Works.
We like to hold such gatherings every now and then for a couple of reasons: to get to know one another a little better; and, quite frankly, to give ourselves a break.
Even at a neighborhood space that promotes productivity, it can’t be all work, all the time.
Credit for this especially delicious social goes to Temescal Works’ own Paula Silver, who organized the shindig. And to the generosity and talent of catering wizard Hugh Groman, who whipped up a menu for us that was worthy of the finest evening out.
The dishes noted above represent only a partial list of everything that Groman and his crew got going. The spread also featured artichoke heart and crimini mushroom frittata; sake and garlic-marinated chicken skewers; endive spears laden with gorgonzola and roasted beets. And on.
You get the idea.
We can’t promise that we’ll feed you like this everyday. But you can count on festive get togethers being part of the social fabric at Temescal Works.
We’ll keep you posted when we schedule our next one. And we’ll look forward to seeing you there.
Meantime, if you want to learn more about Hugh Groman . . .https://hughgromancatering.com/