What To Do In And Around Green Lake September 2019

September 10, 2019 1:02pm

September 13 – 14
The Great Wallingford Wurst Fest
This Octoberfest style end-of-summer celebration is a fundraiser for the St. Benedict School. Now in its 35th year, the festival started as a small fundraiser for the school but has grown to a huge party with 10,000 visitors. The Wurst Festival features inflatable rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage.
St Benedict School 4811 Wallingford Ave N
Friday: 4-10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Note: The Biergarten is open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday and features live musical entertainment.

September 21 2:30 -3:30
City Council Debates hosted by City Club
Greenwood Community Center
Come hear the City Council District 6 debates between Heidi Wills and Dan Strauss. The event info and registration for free tickets in advance can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-city-council-district-6-debate-tickets-67296195733

September 21 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Event starts at Green Lake Park’s Aqua Theatre (south side of Green Lake)
The Fremont Arts Council will celebrate the autumnal equinox by bidding farewell to summer and moving gently into autumn with this annual illuminated celebration. Join this family-friendly event.
For more info, go to Luminata’s website.

September 21 10 am – 3 pm
Historic Wallingford Remodel and Restore Workshop and Home Tour
Considering a home remodel? Come see some beautiful restorations in nearby Wallingford. Or take part in a workshop with ideas, tips and practical advice.
Workshop and home tour:
General Public: $40
Historic Wallingford Member: $25
Workshop only:
General Public: $25
Historic Wallingford Member: $10
For more information on times and registration, go to Brown Paper Tickets: https://m.bpt.me/event/4298294.

September 29 – October 9
Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays at Chabad of NW Seattle
Come to the traditional services led in Hebrew or enjoy a delicious Rosh Hashana community dinner. Registration is encouraged.
For more information please to go to Chabad NW Seattle’s website.


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Green Lake Diving Boards

September 9, 2019 11:43am
Photo via Elliot Stoller, Flickr

We received a question from reader Elliot about why the diving boards were removed early before the swimming areas closed for the season. The reader had noticed that people were still jumping off the diving board structures without the boards.

According to Rachel Shulkin, a Spokesperson for the Seattle Parks Department, “The boards may come down during the last couple days of the season based on weather and estimated bather load as it is labor intensive (requires several site staff) to remove them.  Ropes are also removed and dried for winter storage over the last couple days of operation. The logistics of this planning leads to them coming out a day or so early as we pack up for the season.
East Green Lake staff transport equipment to West Green Lake for storage for winter, so this site has a bit more involved in packing up for the season.”

Mystery solved. And if you would like to see Elliot’s other photos of the divers, you can view their flickr site here.


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Lightning Strikes In Green Lake

September 8, 2019 11:41am
Photos by Mike Lemmon

No doubt tomorrow’s Monday morning office chatter will still be about last night’s epic thunderstorm. According to the Seattle Times, more than 1,250 lightning strikes rocked the region in less than three hours.

Our family stayed up watching it and even saw a close strike, which we found out later was the strike that downed a tree onto the fence of a Green Lake Park tennis court right off of W Green Lake Drive. Chards of the tree were blasted all over the large grass lawn. The inside of the bark had the appearance of being steamed from the lightning. Could that happen? Large green pine cones were everywhere.

Directly across the street from the park, 46 houses are still without power according to Seattle City Light. They are anticipated to regain power tonight at 6:30 p.m. At the time of posting, 191 houses city wide are affected by power outages, likely due to the storm. If your household is one of those affected, you can monitor the outages and when you may get your power restored at Seattle City Light’s outage grid.


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Expect Delays In And Near Green Lake Starting This Week

September 5, 2019 8:37pm

This just in from SDOT:

“You may see crews surveying on N 40th St this week as they prepare to begin saw cutting as soon as next week.  

Here’s what you can expect for the upcoming week of construction: 

  • Work hours:
  • Closures and detours:  
    • Single-lane closures near work zones to accommodate construction activities; our crews will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction. Please plan ahead for delays. 
    • Single-lane closure for westbound traffic on N 50th St near Fremont Ave N
    • On-street parking restrictions near work zones; please follow signage on “no parking” signs 
    • When construction activities are directly adjacent to an intersection or driveway, expect slight delays
    • Pedestrian detours in place 
    • Flaggers to be present to direct traffic 
  • Construction activities:  
    • Protection for trees in the immediate construction area
    • Construction noise, dust, and vibration
    • N 50th St:
      • Saw cutting of road pavement to prepare for demolition work and concrete panel replacement at Fremont Ave N as soon as Monday, September 9. Access to the Woodland Park Zoo will be maintained.
      • Concrete panel replacement at Fremont Ave N as soon as next week
      • Saw cutting of road pavement to prepare for concrete panel replacement from Phinney Ave N to Stone Ave N
      • Utility work at Whitman Ave N to be complete as soon as the end of this week
      • Concrete panel replacement at Whitman Ave N
      • Demolishing and rebuilding curb ramps and sidewalks from Whitman Ave N to Stone Way N
    • N 40th St:
      • Saw cutting of road pavement to prepare for concrete panel replacement from Stone Way N to Densmore Ave N as soon as next week

Also of note is the construction and road delays on 80th Avenue that also run down to Green Lake to North Green Lake Drive. That is part of a PSE project will likely be completed this Fall.

Traffic advice? Get a helicopter.


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Dustin Guy Bids Farewell To Green Lake

August 30, 2019 7:07am
Photo by Dustin Guy

For more than two years Greenlaker Dustin Guy has been contributing awe-inspiring photos of Green Lake on Seattle Greenlaker. But this summer Dustin and his family have moved out of the area. He bids a farewell with a few photos from his last bike to work through Green Lake.

Thank you, Dustin for sharing so many beautiful photos over the years. Your photos has shown many of us Green Lake through a lens (and a time of day!) that few get to experience while on the lake.

All of Dustin’s photos are archived on Seattle Greenlaker.


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Sunshine Music Together Now Has 2 Green Lake Locations And Free Classes This Fall

August 7, 2019 8:17am
Photo via Sunshine Music Together

Sunshine Music Together will have two locations in Green Lake starting this Fall. And starting in September they will be hosting a few free classes at each location.

Music Together is a researched and evidence-based internationally recognized Early Childhood Music Development Program for children birth to five years and their parents or caregivers. The classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play – forty-five minutes of pure fun with your child every week.

Free Music Together Sample Class
09/06/19 and 09/07/19 @ 10:30am- 11:15am
The NEST (Greenlake) 6600 1st Avenue NE

09/04/19 @ 10:30am- 11:15am
eXit SPACE (Green Lake) 414 NE 72nd Street Studio 1 (Main Office)

Sunshine Music Together, is taking registrations now for their fall session. Register online for a free sample class before the start of the semester http://bit.ly/SunshineMusicTogether


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Rosita’s Donates All Aug 17 Sales To Seattle Children’s Hospital

August 6, 2019 8:01pm

As a part of it’s 40th anniversary year celebration, on Saturday, August 17, Rosita’s Restaurant will be donating 100% of total restaurant sales  Seattle Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund

“We want to thank our dear customers and the community for supporting us since 1979,” said co-owner Sergio Uvence Lopez. “We have met so many wonderful people and have watched generations of families regularly dine with us over the years. It’s our pleasure to give back to this amazing organization that provides necessary medical care to children in our region.”

Seattle Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund allows families to be able to care for their child and not worry about whether they’ll have to choose between their child’s health and their financial health. By filling in the gaps left by insurance shortfalls or the inability to pay, uncompensated care frees parents up to focus on getting their child well. This essential program fulfills Children’s founding promise to provide care to every infant, child and teen in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho in need of quality care — regardless of insurance coverage or financial circumstances.

Rosita’s has set a goal of raising $20,000 for Seattle Children’s through this one day event August 17, and the restaurant will be open 11:30am – 10:30pm that day. In addition, for those that are not able to attend the fundraiser, donations can be made directly through this page. https://giveto.seattlechildrens.org/rositas

Rosita’s is located at 7210 Woodlawn Ave E.


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What’s Happening In Green Lake August 2019

July 23, 2019 3:40pm

Spark Your Style
August 4
Join glassybaby + The Phinery at ‘Spark Your Style’ to benefit ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals). This event features a glassybaby pop-up shop, pillows, throw blankets, candles, botanicals, gifts, and more. Come pick out your favorite glassybaby, freshen your home decor and help put an end to animal cruelty and abuse. And $3 from every glassbaby sale at the event will be donated to ASPCA.

Hiroshima to Hope
August 6 beginning at 6 p.m.
Hiroshima to Hope is the annual lantern floating ceremony to honor victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war. The floating ceremony starts at 8:15. Here’s a list of all of the events that night.

Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Temple of the Doomed Ark
Seattle Public Theatre at the Green Lake Bath House 7312 W Green Lake Drive

August 15-September 15
From The Habit Comedy 
Written by Jeff Schell and Ryan Dobosh
Directed by Mark Siano
Price: $32
Age Suggestion: PG-13. Adult language/situations and some violence
To purchase tickets, go to their website.


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