PRESS RELEASE JULY 27, 2016
Third Street Green Returning to Downtown Los Altos in August
Los Altos, CA - July 27, 2016 – The City of Los Altos is excited to announce the return of the Third Street Green.
The Green will be located on Third Street between State Street and Plaza North August 4 – 28. Events and activities planned for the Green are anticipated to be better than ever due to the support of community co-sponsors which include GreenTown Los Altos, Los Altos Community Foundation, Los Altos Forward, Los Altos Town Crier, the Los Altos Village Association, and Los Altos Community Investments.
A private donation kick-started the planning for this year’s Green, the third one to be held in downtown Los Altos since 2013.
“This year’s Green is another unique example of a Public/Private partnership in Los Altos,” said Jennifer Quinn, Los Altos Economic Development Manager. “The City is extremely excited to see business and community groups coming together with a shared goal to create an exciting and engaging space for Los Altos residents and visitors to our town.”
The concept for the Los Altos Green is rooted in the idea of a “pop-up park”, a trend happening around the country and a term used to describe a temporary park in or near the center of a city or town. This is the third installment of the Green since first being introduced to Los Altos in 2013.
Programming for the Green was designed with input from co-sponsoring business and community groups all with the intention of providing a fun community gathering space, while at the same time allowing residents to interact with downtown businesses and restaurants.
This project is meant to appeal to all ages and interests; kids; seniors; teens. Those who work downtown and those who play downtown can all enjoy the amenities the Green has to offer.
Events and activities planned to take place on the Green include movie nights, live music and a wine and beer event. An outdoor reading room will be available ongoing as well as the Outdoor Underground, a space dedicated to teens. Many more activities will be taking place, visit www.thirdstreetgreen.com for a full list of programming. Also notable is that free Wi-Fi will be provided 24/7 on the Green.
The first Outdoor movie night will feature the film Zootopia on Saturday, August 6. Additional films in the following weeks include Inside Out, ET, and StarWars: The Force Awakens.
The first live music night planned for Friday, August 12 will feature the band Big Horn Rex, who bring the street beat of New Orleans with a mix of hip brass band funk and smoky Ellington ballads to Los Altos. Additional bands will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Green will conclude with a daylong skateboard event and ice cream social on Sunday, August 28.
About Los Altos
The mission of the City of Los Altos staff, council, commissions, committees and volunteers is to foster and maintain the City of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family. For more information about the City of Los Altos, please visit www.losaltosca.gov.