Weekly Message - July 2018
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22
Celebrate Good Times!
Menlo Summer Fest is this weekend July 21-22 , bringing you two days of stellar music, exceptional art, fabulous food, deelish drink, and awesome kids' fun!

Saturday After-Hours "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Cool Down Concert" featuring Foreverland!

July 21 - 22 | Santa Cruz Ave | 10 am to 6 pm
Congratulations to Cheeky Monkey for 18 years!
Cheeky Monkey Toys celebrated its 18th anniversary on Sunday, July 15! Owned by husband-and-wife team Anna and Dexter Chow, Cheeky Monkey Toys started in a 900-square-foot store with three employees. They expanded to its current location (640 Santa Cruz Ave), a space over four times the size, in 2007. They now employ a team of 14 people during most of the year and up to 21 during the holidays. The store has made giving back a priority by donating over $20,000 annually to local schools, children’s hospitals and non-profit organizations serving youth.

Cheeky Monkey Toys has also won many awards over the years, including community recognition through numerous readers’ choice awards from local newspapers; local recognition from the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce with the Golden Acorn for Business Excellence in 2011; and industry recognition from the Western Toy and Hobby Representative Association’s Retailer of the Year in 2016.

Congratulations to Left Bank Menlo Park on its 20th Anniversary!
Left Bank Menlo Park celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Bastille Day, Saturday, July 14th! Chef Roland Passot, who grew up in the culinary capital of France - the city of Lyon - opened the restaurant in the summer of 1998. Ten years earlier — in 1988 — Chef Passot opened La Folie in San Francisco. So, he celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018, simultaneously with Left Bank Menlo Park’s 20th anniversary.

“Still on our menu today from our opening menu, you will find our Moules (steamed mussels), Steak Frites and of course Huitres (oysters),” the Chef said.

Summer Concert Series: The Groove Foundation
The Summer Concert Series presented by Facebook features a variety of musical styles from Jazz to Country to hits of today and yesterday. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is always room for dancers of all ages.

This Wednesday's concert features The Groove Foundation. Their core consists of experience musicians with a combined total of approximately 40 years musical experience. Although The Groove Foundation is capable of playing many genres of music, including rock and jazz, the musical nucleus of The Groove Foundation is Top-40, R&B. The music is tight, and energetic, with a groove that's sure to get the audience out of their seats , and on the floor!

Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 to 8 pm
Fremont Park, Menlo Park


 July 18
6 to 8:30 pm, Fremont Park, Menlo Park

July 21-22
10 am to 6 pm, Santa Cruz Avenue

July 26
8 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

July 26
6 to 8 pm, Holbrook-Palmer Park, Main House Lawn

August 3
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com