Weekly Message ~ August 2019
NOTE: The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.
Business News
Register for the 2019 Golden Acorn Awards
Congratulations to the 2019 Golden Acorn Award recipients!

  • Café Zoe
  • Tour de Menlo
  • MidPen Housing
  • St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
  • Tarlton Properties
  • West Bay Recycled Water Project – Sharon Heights (Public-Private Partnership)

Please join us on Thursday, September 19th at Hotel Nia to celebrate their achievements!
Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan Meeting
The City of Menlo Park has been working for over a year to update its Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. It will provide a road map to guide future decisions on how the city should maintain, manage and develop its parks, open space and recreation system for the next 20 years.

On Wednesday, August 28 , at 6:30 pm , Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers to review and recommend the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan to the City Council. You are invited to attend and provide feedback based on your participation in the community engagement process.

City Commission Openings
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 Parks and Recreation Commission and Planning Commission are now available. Applications are due Thursday, August 29th at 5 pm and are available online here !

The San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (SMCBPAC) has a vacancy! Applications are being accepted until September 6, 2019 .

The SMCBPAC reviews policies, programs and priorities in unincorporated areas of the county to improve walking and bicycling.

Around Menlo Park
Summer Concert Series - Tia Carroll
The Summer Concert Series is a wonderful community event enjoyed by all ages as is a great way to engage with the Menlo Park residents. Families can picnic, dance, and visit with friends and neighbors while listening to a wide variety of music.

Tia Carroll (Blues/Soul)
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 to 8 pm
Kelly Park, Menlo Park

Menlo Movie Series - Finding Dory
Welcome Menlo Park's newest community event for all ages. Launched in 2014, the Menlo Movie Series features free movies in Downtown Menlo Park. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don't forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars.

Friday, August 30, 8 pm
Burgess Park, Menlo Park

Members at Work
Menlo Tavern Music Series - All Summer Long!
Join Menlo Tavern for their Summer Music Series. Reserve a table for dinner or drop in to enjoy open seating. Nothing says celebrate summer more than patio dining, fire pits and live music, seven days a week.

Seven days a week until October 13
Sun - Thurs, 6 to 9 pm; Fri - Sat, 5 to 9 pm
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Mark Your Calendar
June 2-October 13
7 nights a week, 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

August 9-September 16
Art Ventures Gallery, Menlo Park

August 27
6:30 to 8 pm, Kelly Park, Menlo Park

August 28
6:30 pm, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park

August 30
8 pm, Burgess Park, Menlo Park

September 2
Chamber Closed in observance of Labor Day

September 6
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

September 6
8 pm, Burgess Park, Menlo Park

September 7
8 am to 1 pm, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com