Our Lady of Good Counsel 2500 Bermuda Ave, San Leandro, CA94577 Our Lady of Good Counsel ministers to the growing Asian immigrant community in this quiet neighborhood. Its mass is…More called "Simbang Gabi," or "mass at dawn," and it has a nine-day novena to the blessed mother.
The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America works to maintain Portuguese culture and provide support to…More its members. The group offers various life insurance products and sponsors cultural events. The group's headquarters includes a library of Portuguese books, which can be checked out, and a small museum dedicated to the history of Portuguese immigrants in San Leandro. </p>
<p>The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America formed on January 1, 2010 as a consolidation of several Portuguese fraternal organizations: The Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Spirit (I.D.E.S.), Conselho Supremo da Sociedade do Espirito Santo, União Portuguesa do Estado da California (U.P.E.C.), and União Portuguesa Protectora do Estado da California. One of its founding organizations, the U.P.E.C., is among the oldest civic organizations in San Leandro; it was founded in 1880 by 30 Portuguese immigrants, all but one of them from the Azores. </p>
Root Park Hays St & E 14th St, San Leandro, CA94577 Root Park is a lovely place to take a break in downtown San Leandro. The park was deeded to the city in 1917 and…More renovated in 1996. Numerous benches line a covered colonnade behind a statue dedicated to the city's Portuguese immigrants. The park also showcases three flowerbeds maintained by the San Leandro Dahlia Society. There are steps that provide access to San Leandro Creek, where nature-themed murals brighten the walls of the underpass. There's also a creekside platform with a bench for taking in the scenery. The park has several picnic tables and a drinking fountain.