Berkeleyside throws sunset party to thank its supporters

Jeanne Pimentel and Jan Sells at Berkeleyside’s Member Party on the roof terrace of the Gaia Building in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Nancy Rubin

On Thursday evening, as the sun set over Berkeley, a large group of Berkeleyans came together on a beautiful roof terrace with views over the city and the bay to meet, chat, drink and eat. The gathering was a party thrown by Berkeleyside for our members, the people who support us with donations, whether on a monthly, or one-off basis.

Berkeleyside was thrilled to be able to welcome such a wonderful group of people and to be able to thank them for their belief in our endeavor. Berkeleyside will mark its third birthday in October and we continue to grow and develop partly as a result of the support of our members.

Thanks go to Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests, who made available his gorgeous roof terrace for the party, and to Hugh Groman Catering (he of Phil’s Sliders fame) whose supremely professional staff served up a host of delicious treats for us all.

If you would like to make sure you are on the guest list for next year’s Members’ Party, sign up now to become a Member. As well as being invited to our parties, members receive advance notice on our events, discounts on ticket prices, special offers, and a regular newsletter. Not to mention our undying devotion.

View a photo gallery of the party — you may spot yourself in the pictures if you were there.

The sun setting at the Berkeleyside Members’ party which was held on Thursday Sept. 6. Photo: Ira Serkes

Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel talks at the Berkeleyside Members’ Party. Photo: Nancy Rubin

Guests at the party listen to Berkeleyside’s Lance Knobel speak. Photo: Tracey Taylor

As the party drew to an end, guests lingered to chat. Photo: Colleen Neff

To become a Berkeleyside Member, visit the Support Berkeleyside page where you can donate using a credit card or PayPal.

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  • Irisandjules

    Thank you! Fabulous location, yummy food, and interesting people! I would support you anyways but having such a nice event was really lovely. It’s a great way to bring a diverse group together – everyone seemed happy. We know how rare that is in Berkeley ;-)

  •  Wish I could come out!

  • Bill

    A great time.  I’m glad the weather cooperated!

  • BJenner

    Held at the Gaia Building with thanks to Patrick Kennedy – nice loaded touch!

  • Meliflaw

    As my husband and I left the elevator, I heard Georges Brassens, the coolest French singer-songwriter ever, on the music system, spotted some old friends, and knew we would have a good time. (The Racer 5 ale and mushrooms sliders and s’mores bars confirmed this impression.)

  • Meliflaw

     P.S. Thanks, Berkeleyside!

  • Guest

    Haha! My thoughts exactly. Still wondering who is behind Berkeleyside?

  • Great photos by Nancy Rubin of a delightful event!! SO glad I was there! Jan Elise Sells