Berkeley Relief Fund

Community coming together to support small businesses, arts nonprofits, and residential tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Afternoon with the Berkeley Symphony
Sunday, May 24 at 3PM PDT

If it's 3PM or later on May 24 and you don't see the stream below, try refreshing your screen or click the button below to watch directly on YouTube


Berkeley Merchant Marketing Forum (Weekly)

Join the Zoom Meeting at 2 pm on Thursday, May 21st:

Bay Area Book Festival Presents: Literary Berkeley, in Support of Berkeley Relief Fund

Presented Sunday April 5th at 3pm:

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Special Berkeley Relief Fund program hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival on the Berkeley Relief Fund Channel. 

The Bay Area Book Festival is one of the largest and most anticipated events in Berkeley every year. Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Unfortunately, like many other events the six annual Bay Area Book Festival was disrupted by COVID-19.

Hosted by Cherilyn Parsons, Bay Area Book Festival Founder and Director, Sunday’s program will highlight how literature and poetry can offer solace, adventure and escape in a moment of physical isolation. Tune in to hear from prominent local authors and poets including Adam and Arlie Hochschild, Michael Pollan, Michael Chabon, T.J. Stiles, Adam Mansbach, Robert Haas and Brenda Hillman, interviews with owners of local bookstores, children’s book writers with advice on how parents can cope, and more!

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Berkeley Town Hall RE:COVID-19 with Mayor Jesse Arreguín

Saturday, March 28th from Noon to 2PM, live-streamed from the Mayor's YouTube Channel

Below is a recording from the event: