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Port Sponsors City's Sesquicentennial

The Port of Redwood City is sponsoring Redwood City's Sesquicentennial in 2017. 

2017 also marks the Port's 80th anniversary.   
The year-long celebration and activities will take place in collaboration with the City of Redwood City, Redwood City Improvement Association, San Mateo County Historical Association, Downtown Business Group, Redwood City / San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula Celebration Association, just to name a few.

The key elements of the 150th Celebration Year include:

● In recognition of the 150th anniversary year beginning, the January 9, 2017 City Council meeting will host a reception and special orders of the day.
● A Feature Historical Documentary Film of Redwood City produced by an award-winning film company.
● The signature event of the year in Courthouse Square and surrounding streets in May will feature the 150th Festival with Flower Extravaganza. Arts and crafts, historic re-enactors, cultural performances and activities for the whole family are designed to attract, inform and entertain the entire community. Events like this have attracted 10,000-15,000 attendees.
 ● 5 "Fun in the Park" events at neighborhoods all over the city.
● A Speakers Series on thought-provoking topics presented by experts and well-known figures in the community highlighting Redwood City's history and diversity.
● As a summertime highlight, the 150th anniversary theme will be carried throughout the Peninsula Celebration Association's Fourth of July Parade, a patriotic tradition that draws some 25,000-30,000 people Downtown.
● A special, full-color, free, glossy commemorative publication available to the 85,000-member community at numerous events and in high profile locations.

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Learn more about the Port's 80th anniversary in upcoming weeks.
Port Also Sponsors STEAM Fest 2.0
The Port Commission voted to help sponsor STEAM Fest 2.0, scheduled April 29 at the at the Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Proceeds benefit the Redwood City Library to bridge the digital gap for under-served area populations.

According to its website, STEAM combines separate academic fields in a way that helps students make sense of the world around them through project-based, experiential learning, and prepares them to provide better-informed, whole solutions.
 - Science encourages understanding of natural and physical existence
 - Technology promotes communicating what we've observed and learned
 - Engineering considers thinking processes turning illusion to reality
 - Art helps in expressing our thoughts and actions creatively
 - Math interprets what we observe in shape, quantity, and space
Visitors to STEAM Fest 2.0 will find local area businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions come together for model demonstrations, interactive experience and classroom experiments to explore the wonders of STEAM, for those teaching as well as those learning. 

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King Tide Visits Port Tuesday, Dec. 13
These pictures are from Tuesday's "king tide" at the Port of Redwood City.

King tides are naturally occurring sea-level-rise events that happen twice a year, when the sun and the moon's gravitational pulls are in alignment-sort of like a lopsided cosmic tug-of-war game, resulting in performance-enhanced tides. 

This week, the Port experienced its very own seasonal king tide event. Water levels were higher than usual, with was some minor flooding in the parking lot near Portside parking area.

Back of Sequoia Yacht Club with marina in foreground
Minor parking lot funding to Portside area
Everyone from the Port Wishes You:

Save the Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Port of Redwood City  |  675 Seaport Blvd  |  Redwood City, CA 94063

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