Day in the Park Frequently Asked Questions

Davey Jones will be back with his popular paella | photo and post by Pete Hudson

Q:       When and Where is the Day in the Park

A:       It’s on Sunday,  June 4 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. in Van Damme Park at Waldo Point Harbor, located between Issaquah Dock and Charles Van Damme Dock.

 Q:       Who sponsors Day in the Park and why?

A:       The Sausalito Floating Homes Association sponsors the event to bring the floating home community together for an afternoon of food, music, art, and fun.

 Q:       Is this event free?

A:       Yes, it is, but we are asking for donations to help the FHA continue hosting great events for our community. There is a minimum recommended donation of $5.00 for food.

 Q:       Do I have to be a member of the FHA to attend?

A:       No, but we encourage you to become one, and you can do that at the event.

 Q:       What kind of things are planned?

A:       Just to name a few . . . there are artists and authors, a silent auction, a bake sale, baking contest judged by the community’s very own Sam Schwartz of Portside Bakery, face painting and bubbles for the kids, and the always popular pet costume parade. There is also music and food (paella served by Davey Jones). This year we have a 30-minute magic show by the one and only Jay Alexander!

Q:       Someone told me I can exchange or refill my fire extinguisher at this event.  Is that true?

A:       Yes it is.  We have invited Gabe with Bayside Fire back this year to refurbish that old fire     extinguisher or sell you a brand new one.  Refurbishing costs $20 and a new one costs $50.  Gabe prefers payment in cash. He will be set up in the parking lot.

Q:       What’s the Schedule of Events?


12:00 – 12:35         Joe Tate and Maggie Catfish
12:40 – 12:45         Antanasia Cook, Performing Stars poetry reading
12:45 – 1:20           The Diatomics (Gavin Smith, Brian Green & Nora Stratton)
1:25 – 1:55              Jay Alexander, Magic and Mentalism
2:00 – 2:35              The Jims (Jim Rettew, Jim Justice, Nora Stratton and Gavin Smith)
2:40 – 2:50              The Great Bake-Off Baking Contest Awards
2:55 – 3:20              Pet Parade and Costume Contest, judged by Jill Hoffman, former Sausalito
Mayor/Sausalito City Council
3:20 – 3:55              Alchemy (Dave Pangaro, Peter Hanneforth, Arnel Panganiban)
3:55 – 4:00              Silent Auction ends
4:00 – 4:05              Damon Connolly, California Assemblymember
4:10 – 4:15              Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters
4:20 – 5:00              ChauntiAna Thomas, Performing Stars

Q:       Can I pay my membership dues at this event?

A:       Yes.  Volunteers at the membership desk will be able to accept checks, cash, or credit card payments for membership dues.  You’ll also be able to check your membership status.

Q:       Everyone is talking about this AB 252 rent control legislation.  Will there be someone at this event who can answer my questions?

A:       Yes. Drop by the Membership/Information table and there will be people there who can             answer your questions or provide you with an informational handout.

Q:       If I have an entry for the Bake–Off Contest, when do I need to bring it to the table?

A:       Please register for the baking contest at the table beforehand but plan to have entries at the table no later than 2:15.

Q:       How do I pay for stuff?

A:      Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.  Checks for memberships, silent auction,             bake sale items, and donations are also accepted.

Q:       Are there beverages for sale?

A:       No.  But we will have spring water available in glass coolers. Stay hydrated, bring a water bottle!

Q:       Will it be OK if bring my own chair so I can sit and watch music?

A:       Yes. Feel free. But remember to bring chairs with low backs so you don’t block the view of those behind you.

Q:       I am in a wheelchair and my husband has a walker, will that be problem?

A:       It shouldn’t be. The park is edged by concrete pathways with a concrete path up through the middle and there are no steps. The art, information tables, silent auction, food, and music can be accessed from these pathways. Also, there are also benches located on the concrete pathways.

Q:       Who are the dedicated individuals who set up, help out during the day, and tear     down this event?

A:       Volunteers do. And we are looking for people to lend a hand.  Contact Pete Hudson if you are interested.