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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Cinco de Mayo in San Jose

If you are not celebrating Cinco de Mayo, today would be a good one to steer clear of Downtown and East San Jose. There are a series of planned roadway closures and given the large numbers of people expected to attend the Cinco de Mayo parades, traffic will be gridlocked.

If you are attending, plan to come really early. The lowrider parade in East San Jose starts at 10am along King Road from Alum Rock to Story Road. Afterwards there will be a festival at Emma Prusch Farm Park at noon.

In Downtown San Jose the Cinco de Mayo Parade starts at 9am in front of the San Jose City Hall and goes to Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The festival there will run from 11am to 5pm and has live music, food, vendors, and lucha libre wrestling.

It will be a much larger event than previous years, especially last year. As an added twist, the SJPD will be participating in the parade itself. There is some irony there given San Jose's anti-lowrider laws (which were overturned), but it will definitely be a sight to see today.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cinco de Mayo celebration

Olla Cocina is throwing an all-day Cinco de Mayo party tomorrow with live music, tacos, and margaritas. Admission tickets are $15 and food and drink tickets are $10 each on-site. This one is only for those 21 and over, so leave the kiddies at home.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cinco de Mayo @ El Jardin

El Jardin at the end of Santana Row is throwing a big Cinco de Mayo celebration (it actually started yesterday). Throughout today and tomorrow they will have live mariachi and salsa music, Mayan and Folklorico dance performances, games, pinatas, DJs, dancing, and a huge selection of tequilas. Of course they will also feature Mexican street food like carnitas, carne asada, and barbacoa tacos. The festivities go from noon to 10pm both today and tomorrow.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Santana Row Summer Events

Santana Row May 2014 Happenings
And a Look Ahead to June and July
Events, Promotions, New Openings at Silicon Valley’s Premier Destination

San Jose, CA (April 22, 2014) – When temperatures warm up, so do the activities at Santana Row! In May, enjoy a glamorous evening for a good cause at the second annual Beauty Bash. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a popular spot near Santana Row Park. On Saturdays in May, learn to salsa at a free dance lessons or salute the sun with complimentary yoga classes. The month of May also welcomes the return of Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for June 7: the popular summer fashion shows features 49er Vernon Davis on the runway!
Free Yoga on Saturdays, presented by Lululemon Athletica
Saturdays, May 3 through September 27, 8:30 a.m.
Practice your sun salutations under the sunshine at Park Valencia every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. from May through September. The complimentary classes are held outdoors, with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lululemon,408.557.8721.
Free Latin Dance Classes, presented by Cheryl Burke Dance
Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 5 p.m.
Learn to salsa, samba or merengue with professional dancers from Cheryl Burke Dance! The lessons take place in Park Valencia at 5 p.m. every Saturday in May.
The Promise Walk for Preclampsia
Saturday, May 3, walk begins at 10 a.m.
Santana Row is the location for the 2014 San Jose Promise Walk, a national event for the Preeclampsia Foundation. The non-profit organization is dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death from preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy.The annual walk supports innovative research and raises public awareness about the warning signs of preeclampsia.
The registration desk opening at 9 a.m. in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank Brasserie). The route is through Santana Row.
Visit The Promise Walk website for more information about the San Jose Promise Walk. Registration is available online and non-walkers are welcome to support walkers and walking teams.
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!
Monday, May 5, noon to 9 p.m.
The Mexican holiday is commemorated with special menu items, drink specials, live entertainment and more at El Jardin. Sip on a refreshing cocktails under the giant oak tree while listening to music.
Mother’s Day Gift-with-Purchase Offer: Tickets to San Jose Repertory Theatre’s production of The Big Meal
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11
Give mom something that extends the gift beyond Mother’s Day!
Purchase a Santana Row gift card for $200 or more and receive two complimentary tickets to San Jose Repertory Theatre’s production of The Big Meal by Dan Le Franc, which runs through June 1, 2014. (Limit, one pair per customer, while supplies last.)
A description of The Big Meal: In a quintessential American restaurant, two people meet, fall in love and begin the messy process of creating a life. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corn dog, calamari and Cadillac Margarita in between – a potluck of characters’ lives fly by like short order fare as five generations experience joy, heartache, love and loss. Expect humor and heartache as this off Broadway hit serves up a veritable theatrical feast. Le Franc is the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner.
Also offered for your special mom: gift sets, suggestions below or design your own. Available, the concierge office or by calling408.551.4611.
Date Night  ($155)
·         Dinner for two at LB Steak
·         Movie for two PLUS a large popcorn @ Cine Arts Theatre
·         Dessert for two @ Kara’s Cupcakes
·         Complimentary Valet Parking
Wine & Dine ($150)
·         Four glasses of Wine at Vintage Wine Merchants
·         Two signature Santana Row wine glasses
·         Dinner for two at Left Bank-
·         Complimentary Valet Parking
Mom’s Relaxation ($175)
·         A 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage from Burke Williams with a complimentary  hot Stone enhancement
·         Blowout from The Drybar
·         Complimentary Valet Parking
Just For Her ($145)
·         Blowout at Drybar
·         A manicure & pedicure @ Lavande Nail Spa
·         Make-up application at Atelier Aveda
·         Complimentary Valet Pass
Second Annual Beauty Bash: A Benefit for Dress for Success
Wednesday, May 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
Join some of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed-about fashion bloggers and editors and their  fresh style and beauty voices Beauty Bash!

For the second year, Santana Row brings together pampering and primping for a good cause. Beauty Bash is an evening of style and beauty tips with makeup, hair and fashion experts, retailers and salons.
New this year: Gastronomique en Vogue (GEV) magazine will give guests a chance to test themselves posing like a cover model and an after-party at 

Hotel Valencia caps the evening of fashionable fun.
It’s all to raise funds for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to low-income women.

The public is invited to shop, nibble and enjoy cocktails while talking to the style experts who will be stationed at more than a dozen stops, including C. Wonder, Calypso St. Barth, Atelier Aveda, 100% Pure, Kate Spade New York, Loft, Drybar, Jest Jewels, Scotch & Soda, Diesel and Brooks Brothers. Guests are invited to try the latest hair and make-up trends and receive personalized consultations from the experts. A mini-magazine with a collection of tips and inspirations from the experts is a special gift.

Tickets are $20, or $15 with the donation of a gently used accessory (jewelry, bags, scarves) and available at beginning April 14. Guests receive a "passport” for in-store events, a wine glass (wine will be poured in the stores) and a gift bag.
Don’t miss out on this glamorous evening of philanthropy and fashion!

Provenance Wine Dinner at Citrus in Hotel Valencia
Thursday, May 8th, 7 p.m. seating time
Enjoy a prix fixe five-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring globally-influential California cuisine. Price is $68 per person, exclusive of 20 percent service charge/gratuity and 8.75 percent tax. Reservations and pre-payment required. Please call 408.423.5405.
Cielo at Hotel Valencia, Grand Opening for the Season
Thursday, May 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy breathtaking sunset views overlooking the Santa Cruz Mountains at Cielo, Hotel Valencia’s seventh floor rooftop terrace, open during the warm months of the year. Sample paella, sangria and an assortment of passed tapas for $20 while listening to live flamenco-style music. Reservations required. Call408.423.5405. You must be 21 years of age or older.
Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too
Tuesday, May 13 and every Tuesday through December
The popular kids’ club returns for the season with free entertainment, interactive games, crafts and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children. Meet “Super Why” at a meet and greet, courtesy of KQED. Families will also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, music, balloon art, story time and more.
Details: 10 a.m. to noon at Park Valencia. Mommy & Me is a free kids’ club held on the second Tuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611 or
A look ahead to June and July…

Santana Row’s Annual Summer Fashion Shows
Featuring Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers
Saturday, June 7, two shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
This popular summer event returns for the sixth year with two poolside runway shows at Santana Heights and a catwalk appearance by the popular 49er.
A portion of the sales will benefit the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts, created by the athlete/artist/philanthropist to promote art education and art appreciation among youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As always, the shows will feature the season’s best fashions for women and men as well as style surprises and special guests.

Runway shows are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Included in the price of the $50 ticket is poolside seating to view the fashion show, access to the Beauty Lounge, pre-event champagne, wine and light hors d’oeuvres, a Passion for Fashion shopping card that entitles guests to discounts around Santana Row, prize drawings and in-store events. Tickets go on sale in April at the concierge office and online
Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too: “All About Animals”
Tuesday, June 10 and every second Tuesdaythrough December
The popular kids’ club returns for the season with free entertainment, interactive games, crafts and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children.

Learn all about animals with special guests. Enjoy live performances by Andy Z, the San Jose Public Library and Ballet San Jose and participate in activites with Children’s Discover Museum, Let’s Play in Spanish, Club One and more. Take a photo for Dad for Father’s Day in Santana Row Park for $10.
Details: 10 a.m. to noon at Park Valencia. Mommy & Me is a free kids’ club held on the second Tuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611 or
Summer Solstice Wine Stroll: a benefit for the Bill Wilson Center
Saturday, June 21, 5 to 7 p.m.
Enjoy wine and food tastings, signature Santana Row wine glass and exclusive discounts to shops and restaurants, all to benefit the Bill Wilson Center, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling, housing and youth shelter for children, teens and young adults. The evening also includes a wine tasting seminar with ABC-TV’s Spencer Christian and a chance to bid on silent art auction items.
Tickets are $35 and available for purchase beginningMay 9 or inside of the Concierge Center.
Cars & Croissants
Saturday, June 28, and July 26, 9 a.m. to noon
Continuing on the last Saturday of every month through December
Santana Row partners with 100 OCT to present Cars & Croissants on The Row, a monthly gathering for exotic car owners and car enthusiasts. On the last Saturday of the month, exotic car owners are invited to park on Santana Row Boulevard from Alyssum Lane to Tatum Boulevard, display their car and mingle with other enthusiasts. This event is free and open to the public.
Retail Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 2 and every Wednesday in July and August, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer gets a bit hotter than usual at Santana Row as we introduce Retail Happy Hour, an invitation to shoppers to stop in different stores each week for music by DJs, raffles and exclusive discounts. The event is free and open to the public. Each week Santana Row will create a “passport” that lists the participating retail locations. The passport will be available online at, through Facebook, inside of participating shops and at the Concierge Center.
Fourth of July Summer Block Party
Friday, July 4, noon to 4 p.m.
An annual Santana Row tradition: enjoy big band entertainment in Park Valencia, stilt walkers and balloon artists. Browse racks of designer clothes at our annual sidewalk sample sale and enjoy exclusive discounts.
Mommy & Me and Daddies, Too: “Summertime Party”
Tuesday, July 8
Celebrate summer with a Santana Row style party! Enjoy live entertainment from Andy Z, The San Jose Public Library, Let’s Play in Spanish and Ballet San Jose. Enjoy activities with Children’s Discovery Museum, Let’s Play in Spanish, Club One and more. Free Face Painting, Balloon Animals and snacks from Happy Baby Brands!
Details: 10 a.m. to noon at Park Valencia. Mommy & Me is a free kids’ club held on the second Tuesday of every month from May through December. For more information, call 408.551.4611 or
Opera San Jose presents Opera Al Fresco in Park Valencia
Saturday, July 12, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Opera San Jose will present a spectacular al fresco concert of arias and ensembles at Park Valencia. More details available closer to the date.
Santana Row Beer Walk
Wednesday, July 30, 6 to 9 p.m.
Stroll The Row, taste 20-plus beers, enjoy shopping and dining incentives and more. 
Twitter Promotion @SantanaRow invites Tweets and Instagram tags
For a Chance to Win Gift Cards to Restaurants at The Row
Santana Row’s Twitter campaign and photo contest continues through the @SantanaRow Twitter handle. The contest invites anyone at Santana Row to Tweet or Instagram photos of a new outfit, haircut, meal, event or artsy shots and then tag it with the hash tag #LifeonTheRow. Every month, Santana Row will post an album on Facebook with all of the photos with the #LifeonTheRow hash tag. The person who took the best or most original photo will win a gift card to a Santana Row restaurant.
About Santana Row
Santana Row, a 647,000 square foot mixed-use development in San Jose, CA, is Silicon Valley’s premier destination for shopping, dining, living and working. Santana Row features over 70 shops, 20 restaurants, a boutique hotel and movie theatre. In addition to the dynamic retail & restaurant collection, Santana Row offers 615 luxury rental homes, 219 privately owned condos and 65,000 square feet of Class A office space. Santana Row is a property (NYSE:FRT), headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please
About Federal Realty
Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 20 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 95.8% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of December 31, 2013, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 3.5% of annualized base rent. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 46 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo at the Market!

If you missed the festivities yesterday, the Cinco de Mayo party is continuing today at the San Pedro Square Market. Info below:

describe the imageSan Pedro Square Market Special Events:Cinco De Mayo festivities on both SATURDAY and SUNDAY at the market!  Join us on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 for a series of drink and food specials with the market vendors.  Enjoy a day in the plaza with margaritas from the Market Bar, and Tacos galore from Loteria Taco Bar, and special activities with Ay Dios Mio.
Special Family Fun Day with Ay Dios Mio: Arts & Crafts, a Salsa Dancing Demo, and historic walking tours of downtown. See you there!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo in San Jose

For a list of recommended festivities today, check out the website.

There are events going on at El Jardin at Santana Row (including outdoor food booths, carvinal games, pinatas, etc.), Chacho's in Downtown San Jose, and a new Santana Row restaurant called Hot Tamales (replaces Roux).

El Jardin
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo Guide has a handy guide about what's happening in Downtown San Jose tonight for Cinco de Mayo. To see the list, just click over here.