Five Cool Things To Do This Week
What’s more fun than talking to the animals? After four months of closure due to COVID-19, the Oakland Zoo reopened this week giving families access to an exciting outdoor activity. With safety rules in place and an emphasis on social distancing, attendance in the park is limited 2,500 visitors each day. To schedule a visit, oaklandzoo.org/reopening.
Don’t miss your chance for A Seat at the Table, an inspiring digital journey into Jewish food with an esteemed cohort of chefs, cookbook authors, scholars, and restaurateurs like Jake Dell, whose family founded New York City’s legendary Katz’s Deli. To sign up for the free series, go to yivo.org.
Explore the dreamy landscape of blooming wisterias at the reopened Japanese Tea Garden. A 100-guest limit, one-way pathways, and a mask requirement ensures that you have a safe and serene experience. Purchase tickets in advance, japanese-tea-garden.square.site.
Listen to, Tanya’s Table, the debut podcast from celebrity Chef Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen featuring Holland in conversation with tastemakers including Alice Waters, Danny Meyer, Tyler Florence, Gina Torres, Kevin Youkilis, and more at muddhousemedia.com.
Get inspired at the San Jose Museum of Art Kids Summer Art Camp interactive virtual exhibition featuring artwork from young artists of all ages on the gallery walls. Go to sjmusart.org.