The cities of Albany and El Cerrito are joining hands – and streets – for the third annual "Alberrito Streets" outdoor party on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The event, which started in 2011, is a long block party with a no-cars street closure of several blocks of the cities' mutual thoroughfare named Key Route Boulevard in Albany and Ashbury Avenue after it crosses the border into El Cerrito.
It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and extends from Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Albany to A Street in El Cerrito.
And the event can be counted by those keeping score for Albany Local Week, according to the city. Albany Local Week officially ends Saturday, Sept. 28, but the city is making an exception for Alberrito Streets.
"We meet at the border for a friendly Albany vs. El Cerrito tug-of-war, relay races and activities for the entire family," says the the city of Albany calendar announcement. "So get out that bike, skateboard, hula hoop or jump rope and come have some fun!"
"The goal of the event is encourage people to get outside, be active and have fun!" according to announcement from El Cerrito, which is calling the event "Alberrito Street Play" this year. "Everyone is encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch, as well as create their own fun (such as bicycle, skates, croquet, basketball, ping pong, etc). Join your friends and neighbors for some outdoor fun summertime activities, live music and more!"
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