Richmond Rosie Rally returning for record attempt

The honor of having a Guinness World Record related to Rosie the Riveter is turning into a good-natured cross country tug-of-war between Richmond and Ypsilanti, Michigan. So start preparing now to tie that bandanna and lace up those work boots, men included this time, for the upcoming Rosie Rally on Aug 13th at the Craneway Pavilion. Check-in will start at 10 a.m. Participants need to be present no later than 11 a.m. to be part of the tally for the record.

Craneway's own Deborah Wilson-Bailey is Recognized for Excellence in Property Management

Deborah Wilson-Bailey is Recognized by Worldwide Branding for Excellence in Property Management

Entertainment, history lure visitors to Richmond's Craneway Pavilion

Abandoned for half a century, the building -- designed by 20th century industrial architect Albert Kahn and part of the historic Ford Assembly Building -- is enjoying a renaissance as a popular destination for concerts, conferences and other special events, which now total around 100 each year.

2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show wraps up at new location

Thousands of sailing aficionados visited the 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show in its new location on the waterfront in Richmond's Craneway Pavilion. The four-day sailing spectacular featured all that was hot in the world of sailing including several debuts for showgoers. The Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show will return next year April 6-9 2017

Boatloads of fun on Richmond shoreline from Thursday through Sunday

From Thursday through Sunday, Richmond’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and Craneway Pavilion will host the largest sailboat show on the West Coast. Sleek racers, catamarans, luxury yachts and dinghies will fill the waterfront, both in the Craneway and the harbor, organizers say. The show will include “all that is hot in the world of sailing including new sailboats, gear, accessories, hardware, more than 100 seminars, hands-on workshops, advanced sailing classes, stand up paddle board races, model boat races and more.”

Pacific Boat Show comes to Richmond's Craneway Pavilion

The Craneway Pavilion continued its steady ascension into a big-time, regional events venue Thursday with the opening of the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show. The show, billed by organizer Sail America as the largest and oldest in-water sailboat show on the West Coast, will be at the pavilion and adjacent Marina Bay Yacht Harbor through Sunday.

Betty Reid Soskin welcomes 50 new U.S. citizens at intimate Craneway Pavilion ceremony

Betty Reid Soskin, the 94-year-old ranger at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, delivered the keynote speech for the special naturalization ceremony. She highlighted the beauty and occasional messiness of an imperfect but evolving democracy.

Sew many quilts

Sew many quilts to see at the 'Voices in Cloth 2016' exhbit in Richmond

T. Rex, Triceratops, invade Richmond's Craneway Pavilion

Animatronic dinosaurs delighted children of all ages at the T-Rex Planet exhibit at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.

45th Annual KPFA Winter Crafts Fair returns to Craneway Pavilion

The fair will feature over two hundred exhibitors. Exhibitors are jury-selected for their talent in creating innovative, contemporary art in a wide variety of media. It will be a great place to find unique, one-of-a kind, hand-crafted holiday gifts for everyone on your list

Richmond Meeting of Minds summit takes new approach to tackle city issues

What kind of innovations will make cities more efficient, communities more resilient and residents' lives better?

Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act

Governor Brown Signs California Fair Pay Act at the Craneway Pavilion

Martha Stewart Weddings story

Craneway Pavilion was featured as a wedding venue in a story on Martha Stewart Weddings

Rosie Rally

WHAT: Rosie Rally to Break the Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter! WHEN: August 15, 1 PM to 3 PM.

Kron4 coverage of July 3rd OEBS event at the Craneway Pavilion

Thousands attending Richmond Fourth of July celebration

Richmond mayor talks about campaign to change city’s image

KRON 4 Richmond Mayor Tom Butt talks with KRON 4 about new campaign to change the city’s image, which includes updating Richmond’s logo to help communicate the progress taking place in this East Bay city.

CFE Corner- Dana Stoehr

innovative amenities are the key ingredients in exceeding client expectations while giving them the most spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay. At the Craneway Pavilion, we have added packaged experience programs to enhance our ability to offer more than a room with a view.

Naturalization Ceremony 3.3.15

The public is invited to share in the milestone moment of 42 immigrants from 28 countries who will take the oath of citizenship at a ceremony at 11 a.m. March 3 at the Craneway Pavilion

Codex Book Fair, the largest of its type in the world, visits Richmond

The fair is now the largest of its kind in the world, surpassing similar events hosted in Paris and London. Unlike traditional book fairs, the works exhibited and sold at Codex are literally one-of-a-kind, made using a number of different techniques, such as wood carving and leather tanning.

Living in the Material World: CODEX V International Book Fair and Symposium Return to Bay Area

-Fair is ranked as one of the top three book fairs internationally. -More than 200 book artists, presses, publishers to exhibit at fifth installment of the largest gathering of its kind. -Symposium speakers to include Roberto Trujillo, Head of Special Collections, Stanford University; Alberto Manguel, historian, novelist, and essayist; and Carolee Campbell of Ninja Press

Google Impact Challenge Winner Pogo Park Richmond

Over three years, Pogo Park will transform three neglected parks in Richmond into magical play spaces for 8,000 at-risk children, and develop a scalable model and toolkit for other communities.

Richmond shoreline will have activities for all ages at annual Home Front Festival

Richmond shoreline will have activities for all ages at annual Home Front Festival

2014 SpoCom Norcal - Raising Hella

SpoCom NorCal was a success, and we have to give props to the fine cars and car clubs that were there.

Harbour Lights Music Festival Debuts at Craneway Pavilion

“The Harbour Lights Music Festival is an excellent opportunity for the Richmond community to come together and enjoy music and dancing amid one of our city’s greatest wonders, its shoreline,” said Kyra Worthy, executive director of For Richmond. “We commend the Craneway Pavilion for hosting what is sure to be a memorable event.”

Stunning photos of the Independence Day festivities at Craneway Pavilion

check out gorgeous images by by Neville Guard that sum up an evening ignited by soaring fireworks, incredible live music and hundreds of members of Richmond’s tightly-knit community.

Richmond Crime Down Dramatically in First Half of 2014

Richmond Crime Down Dramatically in First Half of 2014 -COI report by Chief Chris Magnus outlines the positive info

The Richmond waterfront, an undiscovered Bay Area gem

The Richmond Waterfront is an undiscovered Bay Area gem, so arrive early if possible, or plan to return for a full day visit, rich in history, architectural interest, and scenic beauty.

Richmond’s Lovonya DeJean Middle School Teacher Honored

Quintero, who teaches eighth grade science and seventh grade leadership at DeJean, was honored with a Teaching Excellence Award at the Ed Fund’s 26th Annual Celebration at Craneway Pavilion May 16

Why I Love Richmond

Why I love Richmond -From local eateries, explore the waterfront, visit the Rosie The Riveter Visitor Center, watch art cinema at the Magic Lantern, take a dip at the Richmond Plunge, watch the Bay Area Roller Derby Girls at the Craneway Pavilion, visit the Richmond Art Center, Richmond has it all

Richmond Proud

Chevron is Richmond Proud Video here

Weekend Adventures Update

Weekend Adventures Update blog recently featured the Rosie Visitor Center, Craneway Pavilion and Assemble Restaurant.

Rhone Rangers comes to the East Bay

Welcome, Rhone Rangers: The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond is the first East Bay venue for the Rhone Rangers grand tasting on April 6.

Stitching WWII Home Front history into quilts

The East Bay Heritage Quilters guild issued a challenge to quilters throughout the West to tell the stories of civilian wartime life in their quilts.

Ride & Drive Vehicles Announced For AltCar Expo March 14-15

AltCar Expo, the nation's leading forum for green car ride and drive, public education and demonstration of the latest green technology vehicles

Funds being raised to send Richmond's 'Rosies' to Washington, D.C.

Fundraising efforts have begun in earnest to send five women who served as defense workers in World War II to Washington, D.C., in April to meet Vice President Joe Biden. The invitation was extended by Biden in a personal phone call in October after an extended letter-writing campaign of several years by Phyllis Gould, 92, a Fairfax resident who worked at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II.

Rhone Rangers Select Craneway Pavilion

The Rhone Rangers are moving across San Francisco Bay to the spectacular and historic Craneway Pavilion at Ford Point, for the 17th Annual Bay Area Grand Tasting on Sunday, April 6, 2014 celebrating the craftsmanship of 100+ American winemakers.

Chatham's epic 'Rose' goes beyond punk minimalism

Composer Rhys Chatham's mammoth 2006 work 'A Secret Rose,' which had its West Coast premiere (and third performance ever) in an exhilarating concert Sunday night at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, could be summarized as a mashup of punk rock and classic minimalism.


Love gardens? Want to help local schools? Join school garden volunteers from across West County at Assemble Restaurant on the Richmond shoreline, Friday, November 15, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for a mixer inaugurating “West County DIGS!” West Contra Costa Unified School District’s school garden collaborative.

Richmond Police Chief Magnus Keeps the Conversation Open

Since taking the helm of the Richmond Police Department in 2006, Chief Chris Magnus has made open dialog between police and the community a priority for his hands-on leadership.

7th annual Home Front festival celebrates Richmond’s cultural history

Ford Point buzzed with activity - The festival was a celebration of Richmond’s contribution to the World War II effort, and the day’s events included a reunion

Exploring another Richmond's riveting history

When I went coast to coast between Richmonds, the California city I saw had gorgeous waterfront views and a new Rosie the Riveter national park that honors those who labored on the homefront during World War II.

Assemble Restaurant on Kron 4 Dine and Dish with Vicki Liviakis

Vicki Liviakis features Assemble Restaurant on Kron4 Dine and Dish

Rhys Chatham: Many Guitarists, One Chord

In November, composer Rhys Chatham will perform 'A Secret Rose' at Craneway Pavilion — and he needs one hundred local guitarists to pull it off.The organizers — Bay Area contemporary music nonprofit Other Minds — will start accepting applications for guitarists at on June 15.

Live Music, Food and Fireworks


Bjork Biophilia Live Show at the Craneway Pavilion- Summary

Stunning Venue, Intimate Setting, A once-in-a-lifetime show.

Björk Breathes New Life Into Craneway Pavilion

The Craneway Pavilion provided an ideal setting for the singer's Biophilia tour — and may help the venue make a name for itself. At the Craneway, there is a sense of being on the edge of the bay — waterfront views that span the Port of Oakland, the San Francisco skyline, and parts of Marin County — and attending Björk's Biophilia tour, there is a sense of experiencing the far reaches of human existence. It is, in so many ways, an unlikely but perfect union. So how did the Craneway land its first Live Nation event?

Bjork invites us all into her wacky world

The singer launched her musically-inclined scientific project in June 2011, playing in cities all over the world for a week at a time. Craneway was a first for me, but the intimate setting and impeccable sound made me grateful to be a part of what I think will be a once-in-a-lifetime show.

Bjork delights in Richmond

The Icelandic alt-rock legend, who is now 20 years into her solo career, is certainly still pushing boundaries. Her current Biophilia Tour is one of the most wildly adventurous shows in rock 'n' roll history.

Five Reasons You Should See Björk in Richmond

Craneway Pavilion has been transformed into an intimate theater in the round, with plenty of close-up standing space and tiered risers for those who want to take the scene in as a whole. If you get there early enough, you can watch a spectacular sunset over the Bay and its bridges.

Kron4 Mercedes Benz 2013 2-Minute Test Drive with Vicki Liviakis

Kron4 Mercedes Benz 2013 2-Minute Test Drive with Vicki Liviakis

Annual festival in Richmond will bring stories to life

Before movies, plays, even the printed word, there were stories told verbally to share images, history, moral lessons, humor and drama. One of humankind's oldest art forms is celebrated annually at the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, which returns May 17-19 at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.

Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center hosts conference on the substance of mindfulness

Seeking to deepen human relationships and promote an enriched life, the UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science Center and a new magazine, Mindful, invited experts and practitioners of mindful research and application to bring an eager audience stories from the field and rock solid science at 'Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion' conference.

Books by the Bay

Check out the spectacular drawings of the Craneway Pavilion and its SF Bay views by Chandler O’Leary , Anagram Press (link) and read her beautiful account of the Codex International Book fair held recently at the Craneway. Full article here (link)

Assemble Restaurant is currently open for lunch

Assemble Restaurant is currently open for lunch only at Ford Point

Freshly served...

Freshly served…Assemble Restaurant

Richmond waterfront venue welcomes immigrants as newest Americans

Seventy-five men and women from 33 countries became American citizens in the hourlong ceremony at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Homefront National Historical Park and the Craneway Pavilion. This was the first naturalization ceremony held at the Richmond waterfront site, which was selected this year to coincide with International Women's Month. Tuesday's keynote speaker was Betty Reid-Soskin, 91, who worked as a union clerk in the East Bay during the war and is the nation's oldest active National Park Service ranger.

B.A.D. Girls Work Out to Wreck It

B.A.D. Girls Work Out to Wreck It- Put away your fishnets and break out your weights — it's the new era of roller derby. the ladies of the San Francisco ShEvil Dead, the Oakland Outlaws, the Berkeley Resistance , and the Richmond Wrecking Belles kick off the 2013 season of the Bay Area Derby Girls — aka B.A.D. Girls

A Bridestory featured on Style Me Pretty

An inspiration shoot KT Merry Photography and Sara Roeder of Aisle-Candy put together at the Craneway Pavilion, featured on Style Me Pretty

Codex: Fair celebrates fine art of books

The Codex 2013 International Book Fair takes place Sunday through Wednesday at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, and of the contemporary artist books, typographic prints and fine printing that will be on display there, Koch says, 'These are the books that will be saved.'

Bay Area hula battle: Prepare to get super bowled over

If you didn’t already have a reason to get hyped up Super Bowl weekend, how about one more? “KaHulaHou: Pride on the Line” offers six rounds of no-holds-barred hula in a competition hosted by Academy of Hawaiian Arts on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Craneway Pavillion in Point Richmond. Now in its fourth year, “KaHulaHou” invites competing troupes to bring their best 10 to the dance floor and vie for the popular vote of the audience in a unique high-energy showcase, and for the first year with combined wāhine (women) and kāne (men) groups. “There are two rules: It must be Hawaiian and it must be entertaining,” said Academy of Hawaiian Arts kumu hula Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu in a recent phone interview.

Great Train Expo in Richmond this weekend

Model railroads, train memorabilia, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and more

Oktoberfest brings beer, Bavarian costumes to Craneway Pavilion

The Craneway Pavilion on Richmond’s marina harbor echoed to the sounds of steins clinking, beer pong balls pinging, Bayern Maiden’s guitar twanging and dirndl and lederhosen-clad dancers from the Golden Gate Bavarian Club delivering stompingly hot performances of peasant dances at the first East Bay Oktoberfest on Saturday October 27th.

Green Drive Expo brings clean energy cars to Richmond

The Green Drive Expo attracted car enthusiasts and environmentalists alike to Richmond (video link)

Rosie’s Shipyard Ale Debut

Craneway Pavilion’s new brew, Rosie’s Shipyard Ale, will be making its debut appearance at the third annual Giants Annual Brewfest from 3pm-6pm on July 14th.

Eight-hour yogathon raises money for local hospital and African nonprofit

and Research Center in Oakland. For eight hours, barefoot participants moved and stretched their bodies at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion to inaugurate the first annual Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area Yogathon. Jennifer Perell, Bay Area chapter co-chair for Yoga Reaches Out, said over $45,000 dollars had been raised Saturday for Oakland Children’s Hospital and Africa Yoga Project.

Craneway Pavilion- New Richmond Ferry Site

Craneway Pavilion- New Richmond Ferry Site

Richmond Business and Procurement Fair a Success. NEW Craneway Conference Center Open

Richmond Business and Procurement Fair was a great success with over 250 small businesses in attendance. We also had the privilege to cut the ribbon introducing the Craneway's brand new Conference Center. Attendees expressed how much they enjoyed the new facility, the networking and the opportunity to gain tools on how to do business with the big guys. Thank you

Rosie the Riveter Visitors’ Center Grand Opening

The new visitors’ center at Rosie the Riveter Home Front National Park will house a treasure trove of World War II history. The center, located behind the Craneway Pavilion in the Richmond Marina in Richmond, will open Saturday, May 26.

Bay Area Storytelling Festival comes to Richmond

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte performs at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond. Diane Ferlatte stood in the middle of the stage and extended her arms like a bird. Leaping from one foot to the next, she made quick panting sounds as if she was being chased. She wore an all-black outfit, except for a colorful jacket that resembled a patchwork quilt with dozens of different fabrics sewn together in an African motif- design.

Shipyard 3 Bay Trail Opening

The public is invited to celebrate opening of the Shipyard 3 Trail on Saturday, May 26.

Spring on the Richmond Bay Trail

Arrival of Spring brings a cornucopia of fun and rewarding events along the Bay Trail in Richmond for all ages — from children to the “Over the Hills Gang'. Check out the Richmond Bay Trail Calendar to learn about.

Richmond's restored arts center offers inspiration

The $16 million project is a head-turning treat, with a black metallic snap along the sidewalk and florid white arches and moldings above.

Richmond youth invited to President Obama’s State of the Union address

Rep. George Miller Announces that a young man from a Richmond anti-violence group will be his guest at President Obama’s State of the Union Speech tonight

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) has chosen Richmond

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) has chosen the Richmond Field Station for the LBNL 2nd campus!

San Francisco Bay Trail in Richmond

The article provides excellent perspectives on all that has been accomplished to enhance access and appreciation of the Bay Trail in Richmond. Article PDF

Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park Seeks Docents for New Visitor Center

With the new Visitor Center opening this spring, the national Park Service is recruiting docents for Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

Richmond tattoo shop holds family friendly expo

Three dozen tattoo artists have signed up for booths at the event,which will also feature live music,food and boxing. All vendors will donate 25 percent of their profits to Children's Hospital Oakland

Weekend Weekly, Hong Kong features Craneway Pavilion

Craneway Pavilion is featured in Weekend Weekly,a Hong Kong travel magazine,by reporter LEO LAM.

USS Iowa BB-61

On December 7th 2011 Marking the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day,Rosie the Riveter World War II/Home Front National Historical Park (NHP) and USS Iowa BB-61 Join Forces to Announce Their Own Formal Historic 2012 Openings and Activities on the Deck of USS Iowa BB-61

Spotlight Magazine Event Venues Features Craneway Pavilion

Craneway Pavilion was featured in the Spotlight Magazine Event Venues online available to subscribers worldwide.

Rosie's Shipyard Ale

The BoilerHouse Restaurant officially launched its new craft beer, Rosie's Shipyard Ale.

Divine Acro Yoga Festival Highlights

With a triangle foundation for AcroYoga that combines the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics into one, this festival is truly the birthchild of a dream

Craft Beer Finds a Home at Ford Point in Richmond

Craft beer is finding a foothold in just about every corner of the Bay Area, even in cities that are normally considered a beer desert. A case in point is the city of Richmond, where the Boilerhouse restaurant is now featuring Rosie’s Shipyard Ale.

Richmond Rocks

Richmond Rocks,Today on the Bay

World War II Victory ship returns to Richmond

Richmond will have a memorable lead-in its Home Front Festival with the SS Red Oak Victory scheduled to be towed back from dry dock in San Francisco to its home at the Port of Richmond on Friday.

The Man Behind Richmond's Renaissance

The Man Behind Richmond's Renaissance Crime is down,business is up,and the city is avoiding major budget cuts thanks to Bill Lindsay,perhaps the Bay Area's best city manager.

2012 Toyota Prius PHV Media Preview - Bob Carter

2012 Toyota Prius PHV Media Preview - Bob Carter (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 16 -- Toyota USA issued the following news release: 2012 Toyota Prius PHV Media Preview Green Drive Expo Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, Calif.

Craneway Pavilion and San Francisco Giants Honor Rosie the Riveter

NPS' Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park fins home at Ford Point. This evening's San Francisco Giants hosted tribute to the legacy of Rosie the Riveter with 6 original 'Rosies' in attendance.

Bill Clinton coming to Richmond, Oct 21 2011

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Richmond on Oct. 21 to deliver the keynote speech.

Upcoming Craneway Events: Fall 2011

Upcoming can't miss events Spetember through Novembner 2011 at the Craneway Pavilion.

Major Qigong Sept 25 Workshop Event

Master Mingtong Gu will show participants how to have energy and enthusiasm for all the things that matter in their lives.

The Red Carpet Experience, Sat Sept 24

The Red Carpet Experience presents a night of music,fashion and ambiance all in one night.

BoilerHouse won Best of the East Bay

BoilerHouse won the 2011 Best of the East Bay award from the East Bay Express Best Re-imagined Restaurant Space!

KQED's Bay Trail Video featuring Richmond

View the the just-posted,excellent KQED Quest video entitled Journey of the San Francisco Bay Trail featuring the Bay Trail in Richmond.

Oakland East Bay Symphony

The Craneway Pavilion will host a patriotic,family friendly celebration featuring the Oakland East Bay Symphony

Best of Green Readers' Choice: Design and Architecture

Best of Green Readers' Choice for Design and Architecture goes to Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects for the Ford Building project

Ford Point (and the Craneway Pavilion) bringing new life to Richmond

The historic Ford Assembly Building in Richmond, designed in 1930 by renowned architect Albert Kahn, is now fully reborn as a mixed-use property called Ford Point, housing businesses, a restaurant, light industrial and an entertainment space called the Craneway Pavilion.

Boilerhouse Rules Where Fords Once Roamed

Boilerhouse, which opened last August, has retained enough of its original factory-deco atmo to make it an eye-filling place to take a meal. The barnlike ceilings, sawtooth skylights, and factory sash windows let in plenty of natural light. Gears, pulleys, chains, and levers accent the dining room, central bar, and open kitchen. The silver-painted old boilers, exposed piping, terrazzo tabletops, and terra cotta flooring give the space a sleek, shiny look; this is a fun place to enjoy all-American brewpub-y fare while you take in the postmodern ambience, the bay views, or the game on the flatscreen TV.

Save the Last Dance-Tacita Dean's Film On Merce Cunningham

Tacita Dean’s new film Craneway Event,which follows Cunningham’s rehearsals of a site-specific performance in San Francisco Bay in 2008.