Pioneer Square First Thursday | June 6th
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Kick off summer and the longest days of the year: Stroll through the Nord Alley
as they unveil their new permanent alley lighting!
Also featuring Best of Nord Alley Artists – back for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Joe Iano | Kyler Martz | Matt Yoder
Jenny Kempson | Lauren Keene | Sarah Marshall
Join them to learn more about what they have in store with the Alley Corridor Project and enjoy LIVE music by Parzival + food + beverages.
Tomorrow, June 5, is the annual Weather Education Day at Safeco Field. School kids-mostly elementary and middle school- from all over the state will start arriving at the ballpark around 8am.
At 9:30am the gates will open and at 10am Steve Pool will make an educational presentation. After that the kids stay for lunch and the game. Due to varying local regulations some schools will leave before the game is over in order to get home.
This year there will be a record number of kids coming to this event – 4800. School buses will be parked on the garage plaza, along Occidental east curb next to the plaza and along 3rd Avenue east curb between Royal Brougham and Holgate. Some buses will park remotely. Access to Occidental and to 3rd Avenue will be restricted.
What: Grab the family and get ready for the return of a Downtown Seattle favorite! The Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day will showcase family friendly entertainment such as Bubbleman, The Not-Its! and The Magic & Comedy of Bruce Meyers.
Event attendees will also enjoy activities such as a bouncy house, games and more.
When: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013
Where: Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Details: This event is FREE and open to the public!
Why: To attract and entertain local families and visitors along the Downtown Seattle Waterfront neighborhood.
Info: For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/224592867675883/.
Even if you’re a local, it’s a fun outing to go on the SubSeattle Tour. Although it’s run by the Underground Tour, it is 100% above ground.
You meet at the Underground Tour office, where your group will load up on one of their signature buses. What follows is a 90-minute bus ride through “out of sight” city neighborhoods. I already knew some of the info that was being shared, but I learned a lot, as well, including some great new locations for a picnic or family photos. We had two tour guides on the bus who were very knowledgeable about the history of Seattle, and we even got onto a tangent regarding home prices in one of the neighborhoods we ended up in.
Tickets are $30/person, and the tour only runs from March until November.
Besides the interesting tour guides, relaxing bus ride, and historic information, the best reason to check it out is the following:
1. They fight for the neighborhood
2. They fill up empty storefronts
3. They’re changing the story of Pioneer Square
Help them maintain their momentum and carry their work forward. On May 15th, you will have the opportunity to make your charitable donations go farther if you give during the Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG event. Credit card donations during this 24-hour period will be matched by a large stretch fund, making this event the biggest day of community giving of the year.
Thank you for your support.
Bike to Work Day is May 17 and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington is hosting an energizer station for Pioneer Square bike commuters from 6-9 am in front of their office at 314 First Ave S.
They’re serving coffee from Zeitgeist and shortbread cookies from Grand Central Bakery to fuel you up for the day. Bike safety checks and minor mechanical adjustments will be offered, as well as local bike maps and Share the Road information. They’ll also have a Metro bike rack on hand so you can practice loading your bike on one.
Grand Central Bakery will treat all bike commuters a second time on Bike to Work Day. Drop by any of their retail locations with your bike helmet and receive a complimentary baguette!
Many Washington communities are planning Bike to Work Day activities. Check their Bike Month Round-up for a summary with links to other events.
Where: The Kitchen (309 First Ave So.)
When: Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Who: Pioneer Square residents are encouraged to attend
Agenda: Click here to view in PDF
Review of Q1 minutes
National Night Out
Neighborhood BBQ planning
How do we grow?
Expanding our membership/getting the word out
Creating resources for neighborhood info.
Neighborhood “insider” secrets/deals
Metro Bus Rerouting Update
Reminder: Like us on Facebook
Seattle to Bainbridge ferry – Books Afloat program with Susan Wiggs – April 25, 2013
Event date & time: April 25, 2013 – 3:50 ferry Bainbridge to Seattle and 4:40 ferry Seattle to Bainbridge
Location: Seattle Ferry
“Books Afloat” program on the Seattle Ferry. Every Thursday on the 3:50 ferry from Bainbridge to Seattle and the 4:40 ferry Seattle to Bainbridge the Kitsap Regional Library will feature either an author, Ferry Tales book club, or library talks. First author to kick off the program is Susan Wiggs and her new book The Apple Orchard- April 25th.
The grand opening of the main waiting room is April 24th:
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
the Grand Reopening of King Street Station’s Main Waiting Room
Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Main Waiting Room, King Street Station, South King Street and Third Avenue South
Remarks by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and other distinguished guests
Please let them know if you plan to attend by e-mailing email@example.com.
(source: Seattle Transit Blog)
Join us for for a compelling Beer & Culture focusing on The Promise of Urban Connectors in Pioneer Square to discuss opportunities for new connection(s) to the waterfront and other urban design possibilities resulting from, or otherwise inspired by, the Waterfront Project.
Occidental at the Stadiums
Enhancing King Street
Ongoing Alley Activation
Retail Restoration: East Side Alaskan Way
March 28th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Doors Open 5:30
The Kitchen by Delicatus
309 First Ave S.
Panel & Speakers
Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council