Ever wonder what would happen if the city’s largest public space – its streets – were opened up so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for cars? Friday, August 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhood you can find out. Summer Streets is back and we are partnering with the Phinney Neighborhood Association for some good old fashioned fun.
This free event includes something for everyone. Here is a sample of activities:
- Race in Waste Management’s recycling relays
- Learn about SPU’s Puget Sound Starts Here and Restore Our Waters programs
- Shop at the 3rd Annual Street Art Fair hosted by Tasty. Tasty will donate at least 30% of all art sales to AmeriCorps St. Louis to help rebuild St. Louis, a year after a devastating tornado.
- View fine art of several mediums. i.e. painting, printmaking, woodcarving, and stone carving happen in front of Art on the Ridge
- Watch art canvases come alive in front of the Greenwood Collective
- Tickle the ivories on A-1 Pianos out on the street
- Participate in, or relax and watch, a Soccer Tournament hosted by Naked City Brewery and The Yard
- Sample coffee in the 2nd Coffee Taste Off
- Lear about the amazing varieties of fruit grown by local family farms at the Phinney Phruit Phestival at the Farmers Market
- Do the Gumshoe 5K a FUNdraiser for the Greenwood Senior Center, Food Bank and Elementary School PTA
- ‘Find the Pig’ a scavenger hunt for stuffed wild pig dolls donated by the Woodland Park Zoo
- Make flowers with Flowers of Lesotho to benefit orphans and vulnerable children in Southern Africa
- Enjoy music played by Hollow Earth Radio DJs
- Talk to neighborhood Police Officers during one of the “Officer Chats”
- Participate in Detective Cookie’s Youth Chess games
We are bringing back Seattle’s Largest Canned Food Pyramid too! Last year we collected over 2,500 cans of healthy food for the Greenwood Food Bank. Plan on bringing your donations to Summer Streets and we’ll build an even bigger pyramid this year. For a map of the PhinneyWood Summer Streets event area, or to see pictures from last year visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_green.htm. To follow the latest developments like us on Facebook. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party on Saturday, August 18.