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Friday Nights at OMCA Featuring Earth Day Activities

April 7 from 5:00 pm 9:00 pm


Explore California’s native flora through art and storytelling in the OMCA Garden.

Program Schedule: 

5–8 pm – Off the Grid Service (10th Street)

6–8 pm – Music by DJ Benet (Amphitheater)

5–8 pm – Earth Day Hands-On Activities  (Garden)

6–6:25 pm – Stories for a Healthy Planet by Bowen Lyam Lee (Garden, under Oak Tree)

6:30 –7 pm – Stories for a Healthy Planet by Bowen Lyam Lee (Garden, under Oak Tree)

Explore the OMCA Garden and discover the unique flora and foliage of the Foothill Oak Woodland, Chaparral, and Redwood Forest regions of California. Create art inspired by California’s native plants and learn about Earth Day events going on in the Bay Area this month. 

Listen to stories and have conversations beneath the Oak Tree about the actions we can take to help solve climate change. People lived sustainably for centuries without taxing the environment or changing the climate of the planet. Could it be the stories they listened to? There’s a lot of wisdom still in those traditional tales that we can learn from today to help balance our planet and reverse environmental damage.

Come say hello to Stomper from the Oakland A’s and wish them luck this baseball season!

DJ Benet will be playing in the Amphitheater from 6 to 8 pm. 

About Bowen Lyam Lee

Bowen Lyam Lee lives in Monterey, CA, a fifth generation Chinese American born and raised in Oakland. She has been a teacher for 36 years, incorporating storytelling into all aspects of teaching, specializing in blending natural and cultural history together. She knows that change occurs through the perspective altering interchange of dialogue, and does what she can to promote healthy dialogue among people.

About Friday Nights:

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, and Off the Grid food trucks. Take advantage of late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket.


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event.

Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid is proudly supported by Bank of America.