May 31, 2018
Click It or Ticket!
Local Resource for E-Waste Recycling
Parks and Recreation Summer Registration
Recycling Etc. Questions Answered
Adventure Camp
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
cliktikClick It or Ticket Campaign Underway!

To help keep drivers and passengers safe, the Burlingame Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat belt campaign will take place through June 3, concurrent with the busy travel season. 
The Burlingame Police Department will deploy additional officers during the two-week campaign on special traffic patrols specifically to stop and ticket both drivers and passengers for failing to use the vehicle's safety belt restraints.  This will also include drivers who fail to secure children in the proper child restraint seats.  The Burlingame Police Department will show zero tolerance.  Learn more about this campaign by clicking here
ewasteLocal Resource for E-Waste Recycling

Burlingame is home to Green Citizen - one of the premier electronic waste recyclers in the industry. Green Citizen accepts almost anything that plugs into a wall or runs on batteries at their Burlingame EcoCenter. Drop off your e-waste at their Burlingame location or Green Citizen can provide pickup services for businesses. Green Citizen also offers Styrofoam recycling;  hard disk destruction; and dedicates 10% of its staff time to refurbishing electronics for schools.
regParks and Recreation Summer Registration

Come play with us!  The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer the Summer 2018 season of classes, programs, and events for kids and adults.  Check out our Music in the Park and Movies in the Park line-ups. Nearly 100 summer camp options are included (registration already open). The Activity Guide should be arriving to your home in the coming days, but is now available at the Recreation Center and online. Click here to register online.
recRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Can those plastic basket containers that the strawberries come in (at the farmer's market), go in the recycling bin? 
If they have the chasing arrows (recycling symbol) and are numbered 1-7, then yes.

If I have a plastic item, and I don't know if it's recyclable, is it best to throw it in the blue recycling bin or the regular trash bin?
It is best to put it in the trash.
What can I do with large plastic wrap, the ones used for packaging bulky materials or to cover the ground during painting?  
If it is clean plastic film, you can drop it off at the Shoreway Environmental Center at 333 Shoreway Rd. San Carlos or any grocery store.  If it is soiled, it cannot be recycled and must go into the garbage.

Send your recycling questions to . Find past questions and answers  here ; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin  here .
campAdventure Camp for K-9, it's not too late to join!

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp in sports, water and outdoor activities, cooking lessons, crafty projects, field trips, and hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town. 

Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 9th grade and is held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave.! Registration is open, click here to register  or call 650-558-7300. Click here to check out our Adventure Camp blog
EventsEvents Around Town
First Fridays are Back!
First Fridays, April - November, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Burlingame

First  Fridays  are Back on the Avenue!  The Downtown Burlingame Improvement District (DBID) brings FREE, LIVE music to Downtown Burlingame on the first  Friday  of every month - April through November!  

Bands will play "Under the Pergola" at the intersection of Burlingame Avenue and Park Road from  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Be sure to stop by as we have a great lineup for you!  And remember to swing by the Burlingame Library as well! They will be having free refreshments on these evenings. 
First Friday Art Series: Nancy and Jenny Ahn
Friday, June 1, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, A/V Room

Join us for a photography exhibit from Jenny and Nancy Ahn, with an interactive activity, and enjoy an evening of art and refreshments after-hours in the library!
The World Around Us: Golden Gate National Park in San Mateo County
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. 
Burlingame Main Library, A/V Room

Nature in urban areas sometimes needs a little help. Learn about restoration efforts in Golden Gate National Park in San Mateo County. This program will cover topics that include how to be a custodian of local wildlife, along with ways to simply enjoy the scenery. 
Kohl Mansion Documentary Special Screening
Tuesday, June 12, 2:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

The Parks and Recreation Department invites you to a special screening of "The Oaks of Burlingame: The Story of the C. Frederick Kohl Mansion", written and directed by Bridget Bell, a Mercy High School alumnus. The documentary will be followed by a question and answer session about the film.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to the Recreation Center at 650-558-7300.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Sunday, June 10
Event: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Street Closures: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION in front of Burlingame Main Library
Register online:

The 15th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, hosted by Peninsula Velo Cycling Club, will be held in downtown Burlingame near the Burlingame Main Library on Sunday, June 10.  

This unique athletic event is designed for children ages 12 and under.  Join hundreds of children, riding like champions, on an enclosed downtown course and p edal to the finish line to thunderous applause.  Raise money for cancer programs in our community by collecting pledges for the LIVE STRONG  Foundation.   Every child is a champion!  All participants receive a medal, goody bag, and a FrütStix frozen pop.

Course marshals will be available during the event in case of emergency. Shops and restaurants are open for business, and course marshals will assist pedestrian traffic at crossings. The parking lot behind Copenhagen Bakery is open and includes handicapped spaces. Access to this lot is at Lorton Ave. Please come and enjoy the events. For more information visit  

View the gallery and  event flyer.
SamTrans US-101 Express Bus Feasibility Study
See locations and times below

SamTrans is studying the possibility of new express bus service through San Mateo County, to San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, with some routes potentially running in a managed lane on US-101.
Share your views at one of the open houses or booths listed below. You can also read more about the study on the SamTrans website here.
June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Pop-up event at San Mateo Farmer's Market


June 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pop-up event at Sunday Streets San Francisco in the Sunset


June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Pop-up event at University Avenue Farmer's Market in Palo Alto


June 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pop-up event at Facebook Fest in Bell Haven


June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Community open house at SamTrans headquarters in San Carlos - Auditorium. The community open house is open to everyone; register in advance here.

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