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Jaco Pastorius: How One Oakland Parker Changed Music Forever

Tucked behind Funky Buddha brewery on Dixie Highway is a space that, to many, is the heart of Oakland Park. If you’ve been to any of our cultural festivals, Holiday Village, movie nights, or food events you know the iconic fountain and archway that lead into Jaco Pastorius Park. You know the name, which is […]

Socially Distant Sunshine: Beach Edition

Welcome back, Oakland Parkers!  For our second edition of Socially Distant Sunshine we’re going to talk about the quintessential South Florida outdoor activity – beach days. Beaches are what we’re famous for.  The thing is, there is no such thing as “the beach” when you live someplace as full of coastline as the tri-county area […]

Socially Distant Sunshine, South Florida Style

Happy 2021, Oakland Parkers! It’s a new year, but we’re not exactly ready for a fresh start. As long as the pandemic continues to rage, we’re going to need to stay safe and socially distant.  That doesn’t mean we have to stay stuck inside, though. In fact, experts recommend fresh air, sunshine, and time outdoors […]

Shop Locally This Holiday Season with These Artists and Artisans

We’ve all been encouraged to shop locally for years. We know it’s good for boosting community economy. We know it’s typically a more environmentally friendly and sustainable option. We know it’s especially important this year in the wake of COVID-19. What you may not know is that hard work and surviving adversity are written into […]

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