Menlo Park will hold its second and final block party of the summer on Wednesday, Aug. 11, featuring a performance by a Beatles tribute band.
Local businesses and nonprofits will line the street for the block party, scheduled to run from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band, will play from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Fremont Park, on Santa Cruz Avenue at University Drive.
Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed to traffic from El Camino Real to University Avenue. Restaurants will extend tables into the street for plaza-style dining.
Activities will include a children's area and a community stage, where non-professional groups will perform. The "Old Tom" fire engine will be on hand for kids to explore and the city of Menlo Park will present displays from several departments.
A free-speech zone for organizations like the Menlo Park Downtown Alliance (MPDA) will be located on Crane Street, just off Santa Cruz Avenue.
The alliance clashed with the chamber during the last block party for promoting an alternative to the city's downtown development plan from a table in front of Posh Bagel, on property owned by Nancy Couperus, founding member of the MPDA.
Ms. Couperus said this time the group will have brochures and a petition available in the free-speech zone.