Welcome back, community. We are super excited to bring you Unison 5 where we are reaching for the next level of COVID-safe connection, fun and adventure. We will hold Opening Ceremonies both days of the event broadcasted on the Orange Stage. The ceremony will start at 4:30 PM on Friday & 1:30 PM on Saturday. We’re also adding some new creative content with a performance by Cello Joe, a Treasure Hunt Fitness Class by Bliss Fitness and magical dance performances! The fun will begin at noon on Saturday. You don’t want to miss it! Charity: Oakland Fund for Public Innovation COVID-19 Relief Fund For each Unison event, we support an organization aligned with our community’s values. For Unison 4, we sent ~$10,000 to The Fire Response Fund of The Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. For Unison 5, we’re returning to COVID-19 relief. The Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund provides immediate grants focusing on four priority areas: food, homelessness, community health & education, and economic security. They work with established nonprofit partners to quickly allocate resources to those in need. More info at: Donate here:

Get involved with Unison: DJ Lineup TBA Interactivity We’ll be returning to our fabulously successful Zoom “party within a party” format on Friday, starting at 4:30pm. Unison 4 attendees had so much fun “Dressing like a Pirate”, sharing dad jokes or just getting zany at any of the variety of themed Zoom parties we hosted. For Unison 5 there is an added twist. For Saturday night we’ll host a party at AltspaceVR instead of Zoom. For those who have experience with AltspaceVR, you know the power of the format for interactivity with people and the virtual world. For those who haven’t tried it yet, you can learn more at You only need a laptop but you take the experience to the next level with a VR headset. Supporting Local Businesses We’ll be supporting community associated businesses. Last time we supported Asiento to great success so we are expanding to several businesses for Unison 5. We’ll be sharing short videos highlighting these businesses throughout the weekend. More info at: Unison creates celebrations of generosity through creativity and community. Unison events harness the collective talent and energy of our communities towards a single event, raising money for a single charity.

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