Public Events

The Lake Merritt's Public Programs

We’re proud to present a variety of events which are open to the public and designed to be of special interest to Bay Area older adults and our residents.

Frequently our presenters include distinguished medical professionals and researchers, wellness coaches and top-notch care givers. We also present programs by local historians, naturalists and others who are happy to share their expertise with us.

Our goal is to provide our residents and friends with relevant information which enriches their life experience.

September 21st @ 3:30pm
Conversations on the Lake
Living Room Conversations! 

In today’s world, we often find ourselves unable to connect with people of differing perspectives. Not understanding each other has led to dehumanizing others in a way that is detrimental to our society as a whole. Living Room Conversations are a simple way that anyone with an open mind can engage with their friends in a friendly yet meaningful conversation about topics we care about. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions. The Lake Merritt is excited to be partnering with this great organization founded by local activists who want to help foster interpersonal understanding and connections beyond politics. Please stay tuned for a more detailed topic announcement complete with conversation guidelines prior to this first conversation. No matter your views, if you’re open-minded, you are encouraged to attend!

September 28th @ 3:30pm
Conversations on the Lake
The Evolution of Dance
Presented by Bianca Brzezinski

Hail the power of dance! Since the beginning of time, dance has been a ritualized art form of thanksgiving, celebration and performance of the human spirit. Come learn about the history and evolution of dance forms and cultures from a professional dancer, Bianca Brzezinski.  Listen, watch and (optional) participate in a communal dance honoring the essence of what we are: pure movement! Check out more about Bianca and the dance collective Opal Street Dance Improvisation Thearte at

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