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KPIX | CBS News Bay Area - April 12, 2024  
Vendors happy to see return of First Fridays in Oakland
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KTVU Fox 2 San Francisco - April 12, 2024  
Oakland's First Fridays returns after hiatus
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KRON 4 - April 12, 2024  
Oakland's First Fridays returns after hiatus
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CBS News - April 12, 2024
First Fridays street festival returns to Oakland
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KTVU - Oct 23, 2023
Oakland's First Fridays to take 3-month hiatus
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KCBS Radio - Oct 24, 2023
“Oakland First Fridays is taking a break early next year."
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SFGATE - Oct 24, 2023
“The organization that runs First Fridays, Oakland’s most popular monthly street fair, has announced that the event will not operate between January and March 2024 due to financial constraints.”
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KQED - Oct 25,2023
“Due to financial constraints, Oakland First Fridays monthly arts and cultural festival will go on a three-month hiatus from January to March 2024, event organizers announced on social media on Tuesday.”
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KPIX CBS News - Nov 4,2023
“The community came out in full force for one of the final First Fridays of the year in Oakland.”
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ABC7 News Feature on September 7th, 2022

International Traveller
“Whatever you do, try to line up your trip on the first Friday of the month: that’s when the First Friday Street Festival is held. It’s a massive block party, powered by Oakland’s artists, performers and creatives."
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ABC7 News
“This is historical, it's important and powerful for the city of Oakland," said Rodney Christian-Gilmore a musician with the Soul Beatz drummers.”
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“Voted Best Cultural Event by the East Bay Express for three years running, Oakland First Fridays is a celebration of the city's diverse, vibrant and talented community.”

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