Category Archives: Events

Calling all biker riders this Saturday!

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Join us to celebrate and improve local bike-ability! Organized by Cool Cities’ Bike San Mateo Committee

Meet at Downtown San Mateo Caltrain Station 385 First Ave.
RSVP at or by calling 978.760.0034

Join San Mateo Cool Cities and your neighbors to celebrate summer bicycling in San Mateo. Hop on a bike and enjoy a guided ride through our community. We can share information about the city’s bike plan and discuss our hopes for a more bike- able city. Don’t have a bike? You can use the Bay Bikes bikeshare program to use a bike free of charge (Use promo code: COFFEE4 for $10 Bay Bikes credit)! Make sure to RSVP and note whether you plan to use Bay Bikes, so that we can plan ahead on how many bikes to share! Please create a Bay Bikes account and use the special discount code above. Let’s join together to reduce car dependence in our city!

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Spring into Summer Parade

Everybody loves a parade! Celebrate the opening of the San Mateo County Fair and the best of our city and county. The City of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Fair invite you to attend the Spring Into Summer Parade! A mile-long extravaganza of floats, bands, and festivities taking place on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. Parade Route: One-mile along Franklin Parkway to Delaware Street. Ends at the San Mateo County Fair.

Come for the parade! Stay for the Fair! Enjoy a day of FUN in San Mateo! Learn more here.

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Community Meeting: 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Project – No May 3rd Meeting

A few weeks ago the City announced that it would hold a community meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd about the US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Improvement project. This meeting has been canceled and is rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 17th. It begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at San Mateo City Hall. More information is available on the city’s website.

Plan Bay Area 2040 Workshop

BeginningScreen Shot 2017-04-28 at 9.10.39 AM in May, residents from across the Bay Area will come together at a series of public open houses to discuss how to plan for our region’s future growth.

Will you be there?

San Mateo County
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sequoia High School, Multi-Purpose Room
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City

After two years of public discussion and technical work, the draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is out for public comment. Lend your voice to the discussion on future actions and transportation funding priorities that the region can take to encourage more efficient and effective transportation and an adequate housing supply while meeting goals to protect the environment. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) want to hear from you.

Please consider attending a workshop, where you can view displays, ask questions and offer comments on Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Amended 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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Library Programs

AsianPacificAmerican-600x445For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the San Mateo Public Library will be holding different events at the Main Library at 55 West 3rdAvenue.

Wednesday, May 3 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty, Asian Art Museum

Saturday, May 13 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
“Right of Passage,” a documentary film about the Japanese-American redress and reparations movement

Sunday, May 21 , 1:30 p.m.
Eth-Noh-Tec, Asian American Story Theater

Sunday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Young People’s Concert, Students of instructor Sumi Nagasawa

Other Library events of interest include:

Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Music Program: Hermitage
Piano Trio, Main Library

Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Frances Bohannon Nelson Children’s Author Program, featuring Annie Barrows
Main Library

Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Music Program: Young Chamber Musicians Concert
Main Library

Library Card Design Contest

The San Mateo Public Library is conducting a Library Card Design Contest to create three new designs that will be made available in September during Library Card Sign-Up Month. Three winners will be selected from the following categories: Children (up to age 12 yrs.), Teens (ages 13-17 yrs.), and Adults (ages 18 yrs. and above). Winners will receive an iPad (128GB) and cool library swag. Entries must be submitted to any of the three San Mateo Public Library locations no later than closing time on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Go to the Library’s website at or call (650) 522-7818 for more information about these and

Ben Ocón
City Librarian