Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s Night Out events, PhinneyWood Summer Streets is coming up this Saturday, August 9, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event transforms nearly a mile of Greenwood Ave N (from N 67th – N 87th St) from a street into a playground for the neighborhood.
Summer Streets turns a space that’s normally used by cars into a place for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. It’s about opening up the city’s largest public space – our streets – for people to walk, bike, and play in. And it’s pretty amazing to see and experience all the creativity, neighborhood pride, and smiles that follow.
This year, PhinneyWood Summer Streets is teaming up with the 3rd Annual Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament, a fundraiser hosted by Naked City Brewery to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Pretty awesome trifecta there.
Speaking of awesome, dozens of local businesses and organizations are pulling together a ton of free activities for young and old to enjoy:
- Test ride bikes from G & O Family Cyclery, and try out a pop-up protected bike lane
- Take a break in a parklet and learn how you can put together your own mini park on PARK(ing) Day coming up in September
- Learn about the universe in a portable planetarium
- Play piano and dance in the street
PhinneyWood Summer Streets wouldn’t be possible without the support and partnership of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light, Seattle Police Department, and the broader Phinney Ridge and Greenwood communities. Thanks y’all!
Hope to see you Saturday!
Posted: August 7th, 2014 under SDOT.