Mayor Libby Schaaf

Oakland Inaugural Celebrations

January 2019


Community - Family - Fun for All


“Inauguration week presents a unique moment for Oaklanders to turn toward one another to show our city's values and celebrate our secret sauce. In addition to an Inaugural Gala to raise critical funds for our signature initiatives The Oakland Promise and Keep Oakland Housed, our vision for this week is to hold events that are inclusive, artistic and reflect the values, ideas, and cultures we all cherish.”

- Mayor Libby Schaaf

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City of Oakland Swearing-in Ceremony

Oakland City Hall
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
11am - 1pm

Seating is extremely limited, first come-first served. Watch the 2019 Inauguration Live on KTOP-TV10.


Celebrate Oakland Arts

Free family fun!

Malonga Casquelourd
Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
1pm - 5pm

With the exception of the January 7 City of Oakland swearing-in ceremony, no other events are being produced at public expense.
Follow the City of Oakland on Facebook and Twitter @Oakland. Follow Mayor Schaaf on Facebook and Twitter @LibbySchaaf.

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City of Oakland Swearing-in Ceremony

Official swearing in of Mayor Libby Schaaf; City Auditor Courtney Ruby; Councilmembers Nikki Fortunato Bas, Sheng Thao, and Loren Taylor; and School Board Members Aimee Eng, Gary Yee and Shanti Gonzales.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Oakland City Hall
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
11am - 1pm


Seating is extremely limited, first come-first served.
Watch the 2019 Inauguration Live on KTOP-TV10.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Inaugural Gala and Dance Party

Reserve your spot at the can't miss event of the Inaugural season: The Mayor's Inaugural Gala Dinner & Dance Party on Friday, January 11 at the historic Fox Theater!

The event benefits two signature initiatives, The Oakland Promise and Keep Oakland Housed, and is sure to be a night you won't forget, complete with tasty dinner and drinks, an inspiring youth-focused program, performances by award winning musical artists, and capped off with dancing into the night inside the Fox and under a big top tent beneath the stars!

Tickets to the dance party are going quick, but purchasing a ticket to the dinner gets you VIP access all night long.

Parking + Transportation
Parking is near the Fox Theater, off Telegraph, 19th Street and other surrounding streets. Take BART to the 19th Street Uptown Station. Public transportation is encouraged.

Inaugural Gala to Benefit Oakland Promise

The goal of the gala is to launch the Generation Fund, which will allow the Oakland Promise to support over 100,000 students and families for the next 30 years.

In 2016, Mayor Libby Schaaf made a bold promise to dramatically increase the number of college graduates from Oakland within a decade. Our vision is that every child in this community has the opportunity to graduate high school, complete college and pursue the career of his or her dreams.

Join us, and help make the promise a reality!

6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner + Program
9:30pm Dancing + Special Performances
11pm DJ + Dance Party

Live Performances, Dinner by Red Door Catering, Live Auction, much more!

Individual Tickets: $1000

Dance Party to Benefit Keep Oakland Housed


Let’s dance the night away!

Mayor Schaaf is excited to celebrate Oakland and dance with you!

Fox Theater + Party Tent
1807 Telegraph Avenue
7:30pm - midnight


Live Performances

Interactive Fun
Photo booth
Glow chalk
+ much more!

Food & Libations
Red Door Catering:
Hearty Hors d'Oeuvres
Beer + Wine (for purchase)

$150 VIP
$40 General Admission

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Celebrate Oakland Arts

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland
1pm - 5pm


A free, fun-filled community event for the entire family!

Live Performances
SambaFunk! Parade with Mayor Schaaf @ 2pm

Live music on two stages: Destiny Muhammad Trio, SambaFunk!

Dance showcase: Dance-A-Vision, Diamano Coura, Axis Dance Company

Spoken word program with Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, others

Community mural painting with Attitudinal Healing Center / ArtEsteem ArtMobile

Kinetic Arts Center Circus Stage

Interactive Family Fun
Arts + crafts with Studio One and Pollinator Posse
Games, prize wheel with Golden State Warriors
Family fun with the Oakland Athletics
Storybook activities with Children’s Fairyland

Food & Libations
Food Trucks • Oakland Beer + Wine (for purchase)
Sampling of locally-made goodies – hosted by Oakland Grown

Parking + Transportation
Park on 14th, Harrison, other surrounding streets, or take BART to the 12th Street City Center Station (4 block walk east on 14th Street to the Malonga). 

Note to Alice Street Residents
Alice Street from 14th Street to 17th Street will be closed to thru vehicle traffic for the event. Alice Street residents and their vehicles will have access to their driveways. 

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