San Ramon: City Center hosting first block party of summer

Monthly party to feature 'Denim Daze' sale, 'The Big Chill' experience

Visitors are invited to City Center Bishop Ranch’s Summertime Pop! Block Party on Saturday, where retailers will have special deals and small bites for community members to enjoy while they peruse the offerings at San Ramon's community gathering place.

The City Center Community Block Party is a monthly series put on by shopping complex in order to encourage residents to explore the center and enjoy a variety of special events and deals.

June’s party will feature live music from the Starlite Strings Quartet, an ensemble that performs a diverse selection of genres such as classical, jazz and rock. Visitors will also be treated to a series of pop art portraits which will be placed throughout the center.

A variety of special deals will be offered throughout the day, and shoppers who spend $200 or more in one or a combination of City Center stores and restaurants will have the opportunity to pop a balloon and receive a $25 gift card from one of City Center Bishop Ranch’s new stores.

Participating retailers with special in-store promotions, items or snacks attendees are invited to enjoy include:

*Anthropologie, offers attendees the opportunity to escape the summer heat with its special “The Big Chill” shopping experience.

*C CASA, will provide refreshing samples of Agua Frescas

*Candle Delirium, every guest who has made a purchase will be provided with a free surprise gift to take home.

*Equinox, the luxury fitness center will be holding a raffle where participants can enter to win a one-month membership and one personal training session offer.

*Joey’s On The Go officials want San Ramon residents to splash into summer with 20% of all kids swimwear and accessories, plus free temporary tattoos for kids.

*MIXT, City Center’s farm-fresh, fast-casual concept plans to offer samples of its seasonal corn and refreshing watermelon strawberry lemonade.

*Modern Acupuncture Pop Up, will have opportunities for guests to “toss and win” while learning more about Modern Acupuncture’s VIP Founders Membership.

*On The EDGE, shop the latest shoes trends and receive 15% off full-priced items store-wide.

*Sephora, the iconic beauty supply retailer will be offering lip mini makeovers or contour/highlight makeovers, as well as additional special offers.

*SOCIAL-AFFAIR, will be offering patrons a $10 gift card redeemable toward their next visit for purchases of $50 or more.

*Sunglass Hut, visitors will have the opportunity to receive a custom fit consultation while perusing some of the world’s most desirable brands. Plus, customers who buy a pair of sunglasses will receive $40 off a second pair.

*THE LOT, City Center’s flagship retailer will be offering residents fresh popper popcorn samples.

*the piece. store, will be hosting a “Denim Daze” special, with all denim on sale for 50% all weekend long.

Other bonus activities include a sampling station on the center’s upper level, which will be stacked with popsicles by BarGelato and cake pops by Danville Bakery.

City Center’s Community Block Party is free to attend and set to occur Saturday, from 4-6 p.m. in Alexander Square, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.

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