Tens of thousnads of years ago, in the time of our Bernal ancestors, a joyous community of elves lived on Bernal Hill. Each year, during the winter equinox, these proto-Bernalese would gather on the land we now call Cortlandia to celebrate the arrival of the rains and the season of lights.
Today, the Bernal Business Alliance has revived this ancient ritual, in the form of the glamorous Cortland Holiday Stroll. The 2014 Stroll happens this Thursday, December 4, from 6 to 9 pm, and it is incumbent upon you to partake of the many spectacles.
Bernalwood is told:
This Thursday, Bernal neighbors and guests will have the perfect opportunity to kick off the holiday shopping season! There will be fantastic drinks, deals, art, live music, and more!
The Bernal Business Alliance, this year teaming up with The Bold Italic, is hosting the Bernal Heights Microhood Holiday Stroll on December 4th, 6pm-9pm.
Here are some highlights of what you’ll find throughout the event:
The Holiday Marketplace is open again in the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Come enjoy festive decorations, holiday music, and free cookies and punch.
Sandy Owens Massage and Healing
CLIMB Real Estate
Bernal Business Alliance
SF Custom Chiropractic
The Levia Project
Pelindaba Lavender SF
12 Small Things
Cortland Businesses and ART WALK
While visiting local businesses, mix and mingle with talented Bernal based artists. See what our neighborhood artists have been working on. Now is the perfect time to pick up some home grown art for the holidays!
The New Wheel will have oodles of Holiday cheer, a Christmas tree, and fabulous warm eggnog.
Vinorosso will host artist Todd Berman in their parklet.
Kingmond Young Photography will be serving drinks and snacks during the event. They’re also offering a special ALL DAY: free mat boards (from selected styles) on any frame order 32″ x 40″ or smaller (square or rectangle cuts only).
Bernal Star will be hosting artist Notty Bumbo.
Pinhole Coffee will be showcasing Recycled Glassworks.
Integral Body will have a holiday feel-good herbal elixir, 5 minute massage demos, 10 minute ear acupuncture demos, visiting relatives cancellation feature acu-ear seeds, and a meet your local doctor Q&A.
Vega Pizzeria will have half-off bottles of wine.
Inclusions Gallery will be celebrating it’s 7 year anniversary with the opening of their annual Retrospective show, featuring artists Sawyer Rose, Josie Iselin, Quinn Scheibal, Kim Smith, Aaron Zube, Sarah M. Newton, Peter Arvidson, Jenny Phillips and Natasha Juelicher.
They’ll also feature live music by Bernal’s own talented jazz duo, Gary Zellerbech & Carl Herder.
More art and holiday cheer at Bernal Branch Library, Chloe’s Closet, fit BERNAL fit, Good Life Grocery, Heartfelt, Little Bee Baking, Lucky Horseshoe, State Farm Insurance, Succulence, Wild Side West!
Also, a reminder: SFPD Capt. McFadden and Ingleside officers will be attending the Stroll as well.
This is a great chance to meet Capt. McFadden in a casual setting and to let him know of any safety concerns you have in the neighborhood – criminal activity, “problem” houses, unsafe environments, etc.
He will be there from about 6pm-7pm and will be visiting merchants on Cortland between Andover and Bennington (the central part of Cortland with Heartfelt, the Good Life, New Wheel, etc).
PHOTO: Top, Holiday Stroll 2011, by Telstar Logistics