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Block party perks up downtown Menlo Park

 
James, 4, looks at his reflection after getting facepainted at the Menlo Park Downtown Block Party on Wednesday evening. Photo by Magali Gauthier/The Almanac

Menlo Park's 13th annual downtown block party, held Wednesday evening (June 12) on Santa Cruz Avenue, drew a crowd of kids, their parents, and strollers enjoying the evening warmth.

The event, sponsored by the city and the Chamber of Commerce, featured live music, food and outdoor dining, mini golf, face painting, a petting zoo and a kid zone.

Photographer Magali Gauthier was there to capture the spirit of the evening with pictures.

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2 people like this
Posted by Oberver
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

This is a fun event that I look forward to each year. It’s great when the community can come together like this.


2 people like this
Posted by Emmecj
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jun 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

So much fun! Thanks to all the City Departments for the effort. Public Service, Library, Trivia, parachutes- all really fun and clever.


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