Sacramento, Calif. –DOCO (Downtown Commons) is excited to announce a variety of new and returning pop-up activations on the popular outdoor plaza during the month of August 2019.  The following activities are free and open to the community to experience and enjoy.
 
Story Time “On the Green” – First Wednesday of Each Month from 2 to 3 p.m. (through September)
In partnership with the Sacramento Public Library, DOCO will continue to host a monthly book reading activity for young children (ages five and under). Location is dependent on weather and other events occurring at Golden 1 Center but will typically take place “On the Green” at the west end of the plaza on the first Wednesday of each month.
 
(NEW) Yoga “On the Green” – Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (through August)
Powered by 24 Hour Fitness and Yoga & Group X instructor Lisa Togioka, one-hour Yoga “On the Green” classes are scheduled on the main plaza area every Sunday morning through the month of August. Interested participants are encouraged to arrive early, bring their own yoga mat (although some will be available for check-out) and all skill levels are welcome. In addition, Pressed Juicery will offer free juice samples at the conclusion of the class each Sunday (while supplies last).
 
Second Saturday Activities – 10 a.m. to noon (Year-Round)
In an ongoing partnership with Verge Center for the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to participate in Second Saturday activities happening each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The hands-on activities change monthly and are designed to make art accessible to everyone.  All art supplies are provided complimentary to interested participants (while supplies last). The location will typically take place “On the Green” at the west end of the plaza but is dependent on weather and other events occurring at Golden 1 Center.
(NEW) Elements of STEM – Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In partnership with Square Root Academy, a local Sacramento-based nonprofit on a mission to engineer equity in STEM education, DOCO will offer a special event focused on the fundamentals of STEM while emphasizing collaborative learning, innovation and academic excellence. A few of the earth, wind and fire activations participants can expect includeReuben’s Tubes, Wind Tunnels and Giant Newtons Cradle.This special event is scheduled to take place on DOCO’s main plaza.
 
Dance on the Edge “On the Green” – Second Sunday of Each Month – 7 to 10 p.m.  (through October)
With a mission tocreate memorable experiences and help grow the local dance community, DOCO is excited to continue to offer high-energy “Dance on the Edge”Latin dance demos and classes on Second Sunday evenings.Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Location is dependent on weather and other events occurring at Golden 1 Center but will typically take place “On the Green” at the west end of the plaza.
 
Centrally located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, DOCO is a must-visit entertainment, shopping and lifestyle destination that showcases some of the very best the city has to offer in terms of retailers, bars, restaurants, office space and more. In addition to fun and free plaza activities, guests can enjoy shopping at a fantastic mix of retailers, indulging at amazing restaurants, bars and eateries, and being part of engaging events and activities that help to make DOCO a dynamic community gathering place.
 
All “On the Green” and plazaactivities are subject to change (based on weather and other conditions).  All event details and calendar announcements can be found on the DOCO Facebook event pages and atDOCOSacramento.com.
 
About DOCO (Downtown Commons)
Located adjacent to Golden 1 Center (the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable arena), DOCO is an emerging entertainment and lifestyle district in Sacramento’s dynamic urban core showcased by1.8 million square feet of incredible retail destinations, bars and restaurants, office space, residential units, the Sawyer Hotel (a 250-room boutique hotel managed by Kimpton Hotels), andthe vibrant and iconic sculpture by Jeff Koons titled “Coloring Book.”
 
For more information, visitwww.docosacramento.comor follow DOCO onFacebook,TwitterandInstagram.  Social Media Tags: #DOCO, #HelloDOCO, #DOCOProud

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