Weekly Message - April 2019
Join the 2019 Commuter Challenge!
Commute.org is encouraging San Mateo County businesses to motivate employees to be super commuters and get rewarded.

This Spring, show off your superpowers by joining the 2019 Commuter Challenge and using alternative modes like carpool, vanpool, telework, bicycle, walk, shuttle or public transit for your commute.  

From April 1st to May 31st , people who use these modes will not only transform into superheroes but they will also be eligible to win weekly prizes and be entered into a drawing for five grand prizes.

Complete Streets Commission Meeting
Potential Parking Removal - Laurel St.
Please provide your feedback on potential parking removal on the west side of Laurel Street at its intersection with Ravenswood Avenue at the Complete Streets Commission meeting.

Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm
City Council Chambers
701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

Reminder: Co mmission Applications Due April 5
Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents' active participation through serving on a City-appointed commission or committee. Commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law.

New opportunities to serve on the Complete Streets Commission, Environmental Quality Commission, Finance and Audit Committee, Housing Commission, Library Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission are now available. Commissions have played an instrumental role in providing feedback on important City project including: the General Plan Update, Facebook Campus Expansion and more. 

Recruitment for the Commission vacancies is open until  April 5, 2019 , at 5 pm . Download the application  here .

Off the Grid Returns to Menlo Park
Off the Grid returns to Menlo Park on Wednesday, April 3 , offering residents a taste of the Bay Area’s top food truck vendors. The Menlo Park market occurs every Wednesday from 5 to 9 pm with the exception of July 3 at the corner of Merrill Street and Ravenswood Avenue next to the Caltrain station .

Come out and enjoy an evening with friends and family while tasting novel and exciting flavors!

3 7th Annual Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll
The Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll, celebrating its 37 th  year, welcomes visitors to browse among the handcrafted works of more than 90 artists whose displays include fine jewelry, photography from many different perspectives, decorative and functional ceramics, abstract and representational paintings, gorgeous turned woodwork and much more. This open-air marketplace celebrates the artists’ talent and an opportunity to learn about their inspiration in creating lasting beauty.

Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13 · 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 14 · 10 am to 5 pm
Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and University Drive

Art Show benefiting the Lucile Packard Children Hospital
Marcela's Village Gallery Art Exhibit & Show with paintings donated by Ron Silzer, “In Memory of Cora” and sculptures by Guy Clement Cohen, “Less is Better” presented in a very unique way: immersive audio-visual experience.

Please come and meet the artists, hear their stories, and Ron's inspiration to paint and then to donate all his art work to Lucile Packard Children Hospital. Thank you for helping us to help others!

Art Exhibit: April 3 to April 27
Reception: Saturday, April 13, 4 to 8 pm
883 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park

Celebrate the Classics at Menlo Tavern!
Menlo Tavern is a newly opened convivial restaurant and bar at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park that celebrates fine American classics and the age-old tradition of gathering over delicious food and drink. The menu features familiar favorites and sharable bites prepared with a California spirit and served with genuine hospitality. Dine outdoors on the patio, stop by for cocktails in the bar, enjoy a meal with friends in the dining room, or gather around the fire pit for dessert. There’s a place for everyone here, so stop by for a meal!

Menlo Tavern
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park


April 3
6 to 8 pm, CCRM San Francisco, Menlo Park

April 4
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

April 5
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

April 5
7 to 8 pm, 200 Independence Dr., Menlo Park

April 10
7 to 9 pm, City Council Chambers, Menlo Park

April 11
8 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

April 12-14
Friday to Sunday, Santa Cruz Avenue

April 13
8:30 am to 12 pm, Menlo Park

April 13
4 to 8 pm, 883 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com