Summer 2011

Spotted: Flash mob at Cafe Borrone

The first hint was music filling the air unexpectedly. Then there was the rush from tables to the plaza, where a dancing flash mob took the stage around 1:30 this afternoon at Cafe Borrone. The mob, consisting of about two dozen dancers of both genders and various ages, was organized by Lisa Navarro and Mandy […]

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Menlo Park’s Connoisseurs’ Marketplace celebrates 25 years of art, food, music and fun

The weekend — July 16-17 — marks the 25th anniversary of the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace in Menlo Park. Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the festival features 250 artists, music, chefs’ demos, food and drink, a kid fun zone, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, […]

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The Distractions play Fremont Park on July 13

San Carlos-based cover bank The Distractions, featuring Christina Martin on lead vocals, will be the summer concert series band at Fremont Park on Wednesday, July 13, with the music starting at 6:30 pm. The band’s website says: “The Distractions started over eight years ago and are more than your typical rock and roll cover band. […]

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Summer camp fun takes these kids to Paris

No, Camp Galileo doesn’t literally take campers to the French city of light. Wouldn’t that be nice! But it does a good job of helping Pre-K through fifth graders use their imaginations to think about and create all things Parisian. When we stopped by the camp, being held this year at Encinal School in Atherton, […]

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Getting your groove on at Fremont Park

Unlike the soggy soil that greeted last week’s summer concert attendees — the result of Tuesday’s rain soaking — tonight’s weather was Menlo Park perfect, just hot enough for shirtsleeve picnicking but cool enough to leave the hand fans behind. Typically it’s the youngsters in the audience who jump on the dance floor first, and […]

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Twilight concert at Holbrook-Palmer Park on July 7

The whole family is invited to a free concert at Holbrook-Palmer Park on Thursday, July 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The featured band is The Groove Kings, who play popular rock n’ roll and classic R&B. Bring a blanket to sit on and picnic dinner to eat.

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Cocktail Monkeys at Fremont Park on July 6

The Cocktail Monkeys bring their blend of classic rock, dance and pop to Fremont Park on Wednesday, July 6, as part of the city of Menlo Park summer concert series. Featuring Renee on lead vocals, Mark St. John on guitar/vocals, Bobby A.C. on bass/vocals and Will Diamond on drums/percussion, the band promises “exciting music, perfect […]

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Faces of the 4th of July in Menlo

Menlo Park’s annual 4th of July parade, which took off down Santa Cruz Avenue shortly before noon today, is a showcase of kids decked out in glorious red, white and blue. We’re showcasing some of the faces as captured by Scott Loftesness. Happy Independence Day to all!

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Get ready for 4th of July activities in Menlo Park

Kids are the stars of the Menlo Park 4th of July parade which starts at 11:45 in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot and makes its way down Santa Cruz Ave before ending at Burgess Park. Kids should come with their bikes or wagons pre-decorated this year; Menlo’s Community Services Department will be handing out […]

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Spotted: Hot Rods at Fremont Park

The Hot Rods in question tonight (6/29) were the musical not automative kind. The second of the season summer concert at Fremont Park featured a five-piece band playing early rock-n-roll hits. You knew the tunes if you listened to Top 40 radio in the late 50s and early 60s. The result: Lots of little kids […]

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Ragtime returns to Menlo on the 4th of July

Local ragtime pianist Nan Bostick emails InMenlo that “another toe-tapping All-American Ragtime Blast” to benefit the local U.S.O. will take place at the First Baptist Church (1100 Middle Ave., corner Arbor) on the 4th of July in Menlo Park. “Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted,” she says.  No reservations are required; doors open […]

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