What’s Happening Around The Bay Area

Take a look at this compiled list of fun T.V, exercise, yummy recipes, and different ways you can help during the pandemic.



Compass 15% PledgeThe Compass 15% Pledge is a commitment to support Black professionals. Whether through direct spending or referrals, real estate agents drive billions of dollars of business to a wide variety of local vendors each year.
Support a Healthy San Francisco
As a fiscal intermediary, SFPHF streamlines the process for individuals and corporations to donate to community health centers and public health programs. Each donation contributes to much needed health resources and services that continuously support and improve the health of San Francisco residents.
East Oakland Collective

Consider donating today to support efforts to increase racial and economic equity in deep East Oakland. Your valued contributions will directly support programming in civic engagement, leadership, economic empowerment, homeless services and solutions. All monetary donations are tax deductible.
Small Business Relief Fund
Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Small Business Relief Fund will provide immediate support to struggling self-employed and small business owners. SVCF will partner with Opportunity Fund, California’s largest nonprofit micro lender, to ensure critical capital remains available to these entities throughout this crisis.




75 Black Owned Businesses to Support

Listed are 10 black entrepreneurs who have recently been featured in Forbes and provide a directory of an additional 65 Black-Owned businesses to support. These entrepreneurs and owners sell cosmetics, clothing, books, cars and financial products that you can buy.
How to Support ​Black Lives and Community​ in the Bay Area
Have you ever wondered how you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement during these times? At 7×7, they will explain many different ways for you to do so! Be proactive and learn about how you can support during this time.
Black Artists and DesignersIf you’re looking to further your own education about BLM, use the Black Artists + Designers Guild and the Black Interior Designers Network as resources to learn how you can become a better ally through anti-racist actions, including hiring Black interior designers and architects for your future projects and shopping for home goods from Black-Owned businesses.
Black-Owned Eateries in Berkeley and Oakland Open for Takeout
As the nation responds to the death of George Floyd, many are looking for ways beyond protesting to support local black communities. While buying a single takeout meal isn’t going to solve systemic racism, sustained monetary support of black entrepreneurs is a meaningful way to help.



How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While Stuck at Home

Have you been taking care of your body during this quarantine? Learn how to prioritize eating a balanced diet, exercising, and getting good sleep as they are especially crucial for maintaining your physical and mental well-being.
20 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained and Yourself Sane This Summer
Sonoma County, the Bay Area and the world wide web offer engaging resources that will help keep kids entertained (and parents sane) — especially now that coronavirus shutdowns have made local businesses and organizations even more creative.
How To Maintain Your Mental Health While Working From Home
Whether this is a temporary or permanent shift is yet to be seen (though remote work is undoubtedly going to become even more popular as the years go on), it’s important to learn how to stay mentally healthy while getting your job done. Dr. Nicole LePera, a psychologist based in California, shared a few ideas for how to do just that.
Video: Stress Relief Dance Workout
Join Caleb Marshall as he dances away with modern music and incorporates easy to follow dance moves along with the song. A fantastic way for you to have fun exercising your quarantine stress away! 



20 Fun Family Activities to Do at Home
Practicing social distancing doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Whether your kids are on their iPads, or when the teens are on their phones, here are 20 fun family activities you can do inside and outside of the house.
The Art Institute of Chicago
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit museums during quarantine? The Art Institute of Chicago has a way for you to visit their museum virtually! This is a fun and exciting way to spend your time in quarantine. Explore the magnificent art collection that Chicago has to offer through their virtual tour.
Bay Area Parks and Trails That Are Open Now
While many of the trails around the Bay Area are loosening restrictions, health ordinances are asking us to keep our outdoor adventures local to our counties, for now. So here are a few hikes and bike rides by county that are open as of this date.
7 New Netflix Shows in June 2020, and the Best Reasons to Watch
The best series on Netflix is leaving, so here are seven new shows.Mad MenHannibal Pose”F” Is For FamilyQueer EyePatriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, The Politician



Shrimp and Sugar Snap Pea Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Sizzling Rice Crepes)
Sizzling rice crepes, called bánh xèo (“baan say-ow”) are a southern Vietnam favorite. Made from rice batter tinted by turmeric, they can range in size from as small as a taco to as wide as a dosa, depending on the pan they’re fried in. The crepes typically contain pork, shrimp, straw mushrooms, and bean sprouts.
Pinsa with Asparagus and Prosciutto
Looking for a quick and easy snack during quarantine? Try making this simple yet amazingly delicious pizza to treat yourself as you work from home! With flavorful and quality ingredients, it’s bound to taste great! I mean, who can really say no to prosciutto?
Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas
Get ready for the summer with these refreshing cups of blueberry, lemonade, and margaritas. Brighten up your quarantine by concocting this thrist-quenching drink for family, friends, and especially yourself!
Crispy Rice Bowl With Spring Vegetables
This recipe was directly inspired by the wonderland of flavors and textures that is Korean bibimbap, a bowl or pot of rice topped with an assortment of vegetables, an egg, and (sometimes) meat that’s mixed up right before it’s eaten. Try making this delicious Korean inspired dish yourself!

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