Block Party

The Annual Block Party is a free event every summer featuring free food, clothing, bicycle giveaways and more!

In 2016, the Public Defender’s Office began hosting its annual Oakland Community Block Party, co-sponsored by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.

Always totally free, and usually held in East Oakland in the summer time, the Block Party offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities and services, including free legal services.

Previous Block Parties have featured:

  • Eligibility information for Medi-Cal, CalWorks, CalFresh and general assistance
  • Criminal Records repair through the Public Defender's Clean Slate program
  • Blood Pressure Screening & CPR Demonstrations
  • Job Training & High School Completion
  • Voter Registration
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Public Health Information
  • Face Painting and Art Activities
  • Live DJ

The Block Party is currently on hold due to COVID-19. Click here to join our newsletter and be notified when the next Block Party is scheduled.

Below are some highlights from previous Block Parties:

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff talking to crowd at Block Party
Boy on horse with Oakland Black Cowboys at Block Party
Public Defender assisting community member at Block Party

Scroll through more photos from the 2019 Block Party here:

Our Supporters

The Block Party wouldn't be possible without the hard work of the dozens of Public Defender staff who give their time to plan and staff this event, and the support of our generous sponsors. And special thanks to DJ Rack12 for making it a party!
DJ Rack12 teaching little boy to DJ

Previous sponsors include:

//   Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley   //   Alameda County Public Defenders Association   //

Logos of BOSS, All of Us or None, Brotherhood of Elders, NAACP, Oakland Unite, Tip Top Bike Shop, Wellpath, PG&E, Californians for Safety and Justice, KtoCollege, The California Endowment, and AC Transit
All photos by Florence Middleton

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