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Nomad Café's "zero waste over the counter" efforts reflect goals that have now been officially adopted by the City of Oakland. Learn more about Zero Waste in Oakland by 2020.
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People wander in to the Nomad Café from near and far. Only a very few run away screaming. A handful have never left at all. Most return frequently, for they have discovered an urban oasis. This gathering tribe is known as the NoCo (Nomad Community).
Nomad is the East Bay's hip, new, community-based, earth-friendly arts and internet café. Many evenings (and a few afternoons) bring live music, poetry, storytelling and open mic performances to the Nomad stage. Come see local artists' work on display, or watch them in action painting the "community canvas" that occupies the stage wall. Our "Kids' Corner" is a favorite among parents seeking a coffee break while their children build Lego towers or read picture books, lounging on colorful pillows and a soft, hand-woven rug (nomadic Gabbeh, naturally). The Nomad features indoor and outdoor seating. Premises are wheelchair-accessible.
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At Nomad Café we feel very strongly about the environment. We believe that as residents of a global community, we have an obligation to responsible stewardship. We are an officially certified "Green" business through the County of Alameda's Green Business program. We have implemented measures to conserve energy, water, and materials and to cut pollution (view our utility usage). We use safe, biodegradable cleaning products that are mixed using an enclosed system which protects employees from spills and splashes and cuts the chances of a spill to the City's storm drain system. We engage in active recycling. 95% of the waste produced at the café is compostable, and is recycled through a local food waste recycling program, or directly to our customers. Our building is an all-new construction that makes use of the latest energy-efficient and earth-friendly technology, including low-volume, on-demand tankless hot water heaters, hydronic heating systems, and recycled hardwoods. For more info on the Alameda County Green Business Program, please visit: www.greenbiz.ca.gov
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ASHBY ARTS DISTRICT
Through collaborative events and programs, the District's members are working to bridge gaps between neighboring organizations, increase public awareness of the arts, and unify the communities we serve. Our undertakings include: publishing a monthly arts calendar that reflects events and performances throughout the Ashby Arts District; compiling and sharing a database of nearly one thousand local artists, musicians and other performers in order to allow broad saturation of favorite acts within the district; and working with city officials to move new arts organizations into the area. In addition, a street festival is in the offing for the summer of 2005, during which a section of the north Shattuck corridor will be shut down to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of La Peña and the Northern California Land Trust, the development of the Ashby Arts District, and the creation of a better world through art, one thriving community at a time.
The Nomad has individual or monthly bookings available for local musicians. If you are interested in booking to play at the Nomad, please contact us at email@example.com.
Nomad Café Gallery features Political Posters by artist and educator Paul Veres. His posters offer clear, simple and succinct responses to the events and people who brought us the Iraq war. Works on display from October 1 through October 31.
If you're an artist interested in showing your work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.