Registration For Seafair Milk Carton Derby Ends June 23
For 45 years, children, adults, families and businesses have been building, floating, sinking, and racing milk carton watercraft across the lake during the Seafair Milk Carton Derby. If you want to participate in this year’s competition, register soon, because the deadline is June 23.
The $25 registration fee per team (free for military registration) includes four T-shirts, and additional shirts can be purchased separately. Commercial registration is $250. The event takes place on Saturday, July 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Also, each team that registers can pick up 300 brand new, sealed milk cartons. The pick-up location is in Bothell, WA, at these dates/times:
- Wednesday, June 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 28 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Teams can also pick up their free cartons at the boat-building demonstrations at these locations:
- June 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Safeway (24040 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell)
- June 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Safeway (3820 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle)
The boat-building demonstrations have interactive displays facilitated by experts who will share tips and tricks to building the fastest racing skulls, rafts, and speed boats.
Visit the website for details, rules, and registration.
Rise Up 5K July 1
The Rise Up 5K is July 1, but race organizers ask people to register before June 20th.
According to the race Facebook page, the race is for “people of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations to RISE UP together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. With a collective voice of footsteps, we will run to the cadence of liberty, freedom, and justice for ALL. Join today and make history. RISE UP. RUN. BE HEARD.”
Here’s the details for the day of the race:
Super Jock ‘n Jilly at 7210 E Green Lake Dr N.
Please check-in at Super Jock ‘n Jill and then we will all head over and start at 8am across the street, at Green Lake.
“Your Voice, Your Choice” Voting Now For Safety Improvements In and Around Green Lake
A reader emailed us about a program called “Your Voice, Your Choice” which provides an opportunity for residents to vote online in favor of proposed safety improvements in our City Council District. In District 6 (Green Lake’s district) there are three projects that directly affect Green Lake.
The first is a project to improve safety of the crosswalk on 80th and Corliss N by adding a curb bulb on the north side of 80th. The project would make pedestrians more visible and is expected to calm traffic by narrowing the westbound lane. To see more about this, head over to KOMO, who recently covered this story.
The second is on the south side of the lake near Woodland Park at N 50th St and Dayton Ave N. The project would add flashing beacons and curb ramps to make crossing safer near schools and Woodland Park.
The third project would add signage on N 50th St at Whitman Ave N to make crossing safer on an intersection with low visibility near Woodland Park.
Voting takes just a few minutes but could help improve safety in our area, so please make sure to vote before June 30. Here’s the link for our district.
Bill Nye’s Speed Walker at Green Lake Circa 1992
Today’s TBT may not have seemed like that long ago for some of us. Originally aired in 1992 on Almost Live, Bill Nye’s character Speed Walker visits Green Lake to stop an espresso thief.
This is a job for … Speed Walker!
Click here to watch the full video.
Underdog Sports Red Rubber Showdown Kickball Tournament July 22
via Underdog Sports Seattle
The Red Rubber Showdown is coming to Green Lake July 22nd at Greenlake and Lower Woodland Playfields. The annual one-day kickball tournament is a chance for 60 kickball teams to compete and have fun in Green Lake.
All games at Lower Woodlands, University and Green Lake fields (additional fields may be added later depending on the number of teams).
For more information, and to sign up go to: Underdog Sports.
Froggy Fun Run June 3
The Froggy Fun Run, a family-focused 1K event is this Saturday June 3 at the Montlake Community Center. The event connects families to the Hearing Speech & Deaf Center, as well as raising awareness and funds to benefit early learning for children with hearing loss or speech-language challenges. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Early Learning Scholarship Fund. The fund supports children in one of three early learning programs for children with communication challenges.
Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St, Seattle
June 3 10 a.m. – noon
To find our more information go HSDC website.
Aurora Borealis Sightings
Photos by Dustin Guy
Did you see the Aurora Borealis from Green Lake last week? Seattle Greenlaker contributor Dustin Guy captured these photos from his home the night of May 27 during the big geomagnetic storm.
Man Exposing Himself At Green Lake Park This Morning
A Seattle Greenlaker reader just sent us a report and the above photograph of a man who she says was exposing himself in Green Lake Park earlier this morning. While the photograph is taken from a distance she includes a complete description of the man as in his mid-30s, either caucasian/hispanic, baggy green cargo pants, tennis shoes, black zip-up sweatshirt, faded NY Yankees ball cap.
Here’s what happened:
” 6:45AM Tuesday, May 30: A man in green cargo pants, a black zip up hoodie, and a faded NY Yankee hat, was sitting on a bench just north of the Aurora and Green Lake Way intersection who saw me, and noticing no one was behind me, approached me directly while walking directly in my path, with his pants fully unzipped and leaving himself completely exposed as he approached me slowly and then continued to pass by me.
I was dumbfounded and was unable to get a good photo (though I have attached the one I did get here). As I stood motionless, he walked away, heading South, and seeing that I did not keep walking, proceeded to begin running away towards Woodland Park.
Two other morning walkers noticed something was wrong and stopped to talk. We did not get a good look at him and I did not see him again while continuing the loop. I would be so glad to not have this happen to other people. It is jarring and scary.”
The reader reported the incident to the police but encourages anyone who sees someone of this description to call the police immediately.
Sign Up Now For Seattle Works Day June 17
Join the other 1000+ volunteers on June 17 for Seattle Works Day. There are 55 project sites across Seattle and several in North Seattle, including the Magnuson Park P-Patch.
To sign up for a team, register here.
Registration: $30 (donation includes event t-shirt, family friendly bbq + 1 drink ticket at the Pyramid Alehouse afterparty)
Peter Rabbit & Friends Summer Concert June 10