El Grupo Latino de Piedmont

Bienvenidos Bem Vindo

Welcome to the online space for Latinx-identifying members of the Piedmont, CA community. We are an affinity group formed to provide connection, identity, fellowship, visibility and support for Latinx Piedmonters. If you'd like to get connected with us, please email grupolatinodepiedmont@gmail.com

Holiday Happy Hour - Thursday, December 8 from 6:00 - 7:30 @ Doña

Celebrate the winter season with your Piedmont Latinx community. We will meet upstairs at Doña on Piedmont Ave from 6:00 - 7:30 for casual drinks and socializing. Grab a drink downstairs and we'll have some snacks to share. If you're in the mood, stay for tacos and make a night of it!

Malbec & Tapas Party - Saturday, January 28, 2023

In January, our resident Piedmont Malbec expert Karna will lead a tasting in her home complete with empanadas and other tasty Argentine snacks. A contribution of $30 per person will cover the cost of food. If you're interested, email shannon.fierro@gmail.com

Copa Mundial Watch Party?

The World Cup of Soccer starts on November 20, 2022 and goes for several weeks. There are sure to be some exciting games. Would you like to watch with some Piedmont Latinos? Drop us an email and let us know where you'll be watching and we'll send folks your way. Here are some ideas below:

The New Parkway

474 24th St. // Oakland

Flat screen TV? Child's play. Watch all 64 games on a proper cinema screen at The New Parkway. Supporting the local independent film community and your team is a win-win. Full schedule here.

Oakland Athletic Club

59 Grand Ave. // Oakland

40 screens. Forty. Four-zero. And World Cup games on all of them. Starting at 6 am sharp because they don't play around. Food service starts at 7 am. Go for brunch. Order the Sandy Kofax. Thank us later.

CommonWealth Cafe & Public House

2882 Telegraph Ave. // Oakland

Don't just take our word for it. CommonWealth Cafe & Public House just ranked third in Time.com's list of the ten best bars in America to watch the World Cup. Chalk it up to the hub's commitment to playing all the games, no matter how early. Long story short: CommonWealth is always a good time, especially during this time. Find the full schedule here.

Our Inaugural Event!

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 The Grupo Latino de Piedmont launched with over 75 community members joining in Piedmont Park for a potluck and socializing. There were foods from Spain to the Caribbean to all corners of Latin America. We ate, we spoke Spanglish, we swayed to the music and we laughed. See you at the next one.

Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda

In late October 2022, members of the Piedmont community led by Piedmont resident and Havens parent Raquel Navarro built a beautiful ofrenda to honor the departed. The display included information about the holiday and symbolism as well as a craft project for students to create their own papel picado.

What's Next?

This group is as strong as we make it. Do you have an idea for an event, activity or advocacy? Please reach out. Let's work together to build the strength, visibility and fellowship within our Piedmont Latinx Community!

Ideas for the spring include: