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Presidential visit, Streets Alive!, & Museum Passes

Hello, and happy Friday!

Well you’ve probably read in the news by now that President Obama will be visiting the Fox Theatre here in Downtown Redwood City on May 23 at 6 pm. Very significant for Redwood City, and with it will come significant traffic and parking impacts to Downtown. Once we know the specifics of those impacts, I’ll provide relevant information.

In other news….

Please read below for info on this Sunday’s Streets Alive! Event, and about how you can use your Redwood City library card to get you into a variety of museums in the Bay Area, for free.




Streets Alive! Parks Alive!

THIS SUNDAY, May 6, 2012
11 am – 3 pm
2600 Block of Broadway, Redwood City (map)

Streets Alive! Parks Alive! is a coordinated effort among cities across San Mateo County to promote healthy communities by providing safe, accessible, public spaces for recreation. Streets and parks throughout San Mateo County are opened up for exercise, dancing, strolling, cycling, picnicking and play!

In Redwood City:

  • Italian Street Chalk Art Demo & Interactive Area with the Redwood City Art Center
  • Wall panel painting with the Redwood City Art Center
  • Make your own Frisbees
  • Octopus Bean Bag Toss
  • Tricycle Race Course (Trikes provided!)
  • Inflatable Playland
  • Performance by Earthcapades @ 11am
  • Performance by Broadway by the Bay Youth Theater Conservatory @ 1:30pm
  • And other active games!

For more info on the “Streets Alive! Parks Alive!” program, visit


Library Cards Give You Free Museum Access With “Discover & Go”

The Redwood City Public Library is thrilled to announce a great new service, “Discover & Go,” which provides Redwood City library cardholders with FREE and discounted passes to local museums and other interesting and educational cultural institutions.  With the high cost of living in the Bay Area, this program is a way to stretch family entertainment and activity dollars, and provide a wide range of outings that the family will love and remember.

This unique program allows Library cardholders to make reservations online by date or by venue, and immediately print- out passes at home. Those with no Internet access can come to the Library and use the public computers to take advantage of this great new feature.

Anyone without a library card can get one by visiting a library branch, or by going to and clicking on “Get a Card.”

Redwood City Library cardholders can reserve free and discounted passes from a growing list of destinations, including:

  • The Tech Museum
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • The San Jose Museum of Art
  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Cartoon Art Museum
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Exploratorium
  • Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Pacific Pinball Museum

To learn more about Discover & Go, visit and click on the Discover & Go link.


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