BikeshopBike to Shop on May 23
Support Local Businesses and Exercise All at Once

Bike to shop on Saturday, May 23 and receive special offers at participating local businesses on Burlingame Avenue and Broadway. Bike to Shop is meant to encourage cycling in the community as part of National Bike Month in May. Shopping by bike is a fun way to enjoy the weekend, exercise, take care of errands, support local businesses, and take advantage of special offers.


Participating businesses:

Five Little Monkeys, 1111 Burlingame Avenue - 10% off all purchases

Lucy Athletica, 1208 Burlingame Avenue - 20% off full price purchase

Sole Desire Shoes, 1426 Burlingame Avenue - Spin the wheel for $10, $15, or $20 off any purchase over $75

All That Glitters, 1454 Broadway - 10-50% of all purchases

Helen's Jewelry, 1233 Broadway - 10% off all purchases

Gigi's Boutique, 1365 Broadway - 10% off all purchases

Burlingame Laguna Florists and Gifts, 1202 Broadway  - 10% off all purchases

Preston's Candy and Ice Cream, 1170 Broadway - 10% of purchases donated to Burlingame Community Education Foundation

Il Piccolo Caffee, 1219 Broadway - 15% of purchases donated to charity


For more information, visit:

ZeroCreate a Zero Energy Home

Watch a webinar or attend an upcoming workshop


Thinking about remodeling or rebuilding your home? Consider building it to Zero Energy standards, which will be required by California building codes starting in 2020. Zero Energy homes are extremely energy efficient and are a great investment for comfortable and healthy living.


Learn about this new home trend:

  • Watch a one-hour webinar: Thursday, May 14 at 1pm, "Beautiful, Comfortable Zero Energy Homes." The Webinar is hosted by San Mateo County Energy Watch, PG&E, and the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS.
  • Attend a workshop:  Friday, May 29, 9am-3:30pm: "Creating a Zero Energy Home," at the Portola Valley Town Center

For more information, visit:

ChallengeZero Waste Challenge
May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the ongoing "Green Programs on Hot Topics" presentation series at the Burlingame Public Library, the Burlingame Citizens Environmental Council will be presenting the "Zero Waste Challenge" on Wednesday, May 20, in the Lane Room at the Main Library.

This friendly competition and learning exercise, sponsored by Recology, will determine who recycles the most items correctly. Professional emcee Jeff Tateosian will add to the fun with game show bells and whistles. This is a fun, no-pressure game open to participants of all ages. Families and school groups are welcome. The  winning team will receive a trophy and everyone will take home a Recology tote bag.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a spot, email by Monday, May 18.

BrownBrown is the New Green

Tips for Outdoor Water Use


Take note of the new signs popping up at City buildings and parks. Burlingame is doing its part to conserve water by reducing its landscaping irrigation. Which means, brown may be the new green around town.


Landscape irrigation is often the largest water use for residents. Here are several creative ways to reduce your outdoor water use:

  • Consider alternative landscaping that uses less water. BAWSCA (Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency) offers a range of free classesa water calculatorand guidesfor water wise gardening.
  • Avoid watering outside after rain.
  • Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle to avoid wasting water.
  • Use water efficient irrigation systems such as drip irrigation and smart irrigation controllers.
  • Apply mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool.

More tips are available here.

BookBook Sales at the Remodeled Library
Support Your Local Library!

You can purchase books everyday at the newly remodeled bookstore located in the main branch of the Library. Operated by the Library Foundation, all proceeds directly benefit the Burlingame libraries. Adult fiction, children's picture books, biographies, history, finance, health, self-help, the arts, cookbooks, cd's, and audiobooks are just some of what's available. Everything is under three dollars. 


Also, your book, dvd, and cd donations are always welcome. Just bring them to the circulation desk at the entrance to the library. 

EventsEvents Around Town
Mind and Meditation Program at the Library
Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m.

This program, which will be held in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, includes breathing techniques, low impact yoga, and meditation.  More information about this program and other events at the Library can be found on the Library's calendar.
Pickleball in Burlingame!
Starting June 1 at the Burlingame Recreation Center

Beginners welcome.  Paddles provided.  Starting June 1, the Burlingame Recreation Center will begin hosting drop-in pickleball from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue.  Players will be charged a drop-in fee of $5.00 per day.  Call 650-558-7300 for more information.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Free BHS Jazz Band Concert
May 15, 7:00 p.m.

Come hear the talented BHS Jazz Band perform this Friday, May 15, in the restored Burlingame High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Burlingame Mothers' Club 6th Annual Flea
May 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Visit the Burlingame Mothers' Club 6th Annual Flea next Sunday at the Burlingame High School Gymnasium at 1 Mangini Way.   Come meet other parents in the area and find great bargains on gently used items, toys, furniture, clothes, and more for babies, toddlers and small children.  Local vendors will present new items and there is also a book exchange.  Admission is $3/person and $5/family. Proceeds will go to charity. 


For more information, email If you have items to sell and are interested in reserving a table, register here.

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce