News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods


SPLASH Summer Sail and Paddle Fest

July 31st, 2017 by hillaryu

Come celebrate Puget Sound and your commitment to clean water!

Join Puget Soundkeeper at the first-annual Summer Sail and Paddle Fest in Seattle’s Magnuson Park on August 3, 2017 at 4:00pm.

Experience a near-full moon over Lake Washington from the deck of a sailboat, sailing dinghy, paddle board or kayak, followed by a community clean water celebration. Guests will enjoy boat rides, dinner, beer and other beverages, live music and a Puget Soundkeeper membership. All-inclusive tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $45 at the door. Ticket includes on the water experience, dinner and one complimentary beer. Additional beers can be purchased for $5 each.

Reserve your tickets today!


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2017 Night Out

July 23rd, 2017 by hillaryu

Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.

There is still time to register an event! For more information, click here.

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Windermere Hosting Free Family Event at Green Lake August 19

July 20th, 2017 by hillaryu

Together with partners Seattle Parks and Recreation and the George Pocock Rowing Foundation, Windermere Real Estate is hosting the fourth annual Windermere Summer Splash at Green Lake on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This free, daylong event will celebrate summer fun and active lifestyles for young families.

The event will offer live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, food booths, free giveaways, and the opportunity for children and adults to try out canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. There will also be a Corporate Cup Regatta that will see twelve Seattle companies face-off for the chance to take home the Corporate Cup trophy.

Live entertainment on the Penrith Home Loans Stage will include a Hoop Smiles hula hoop exhibition, a children’s iron chef cook-off, and martial arts demonstrations in the morning, and a Battle of the Bands competition for teen bands in the afternoon.

The event will take place on the Southwest corner of Green Lake near the small craft center and aqua theater. For more information about the Windermere Summer Splash event and a schedule of activities and list of participating vendors, please click here.

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Amica Insurance Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park

July 16th, 2017 by hillaryu

Amica Insurance Movies at Magnuson Park. Events feature big screen flicks, live entertainment, trivia and Seattle’s best food trucks.  2017 is the seventh season of the outdoor cinema at Magnuson Park.  Events run weekly on Thursdays evenings from July 6 – Aug. 24, 2017.  Presented by Seattle Children’s.

Magnuson Park – 7400 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA

Event entry opens at 6:30 pm.

Thur. July 6: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Thur. July 13: Moana
Thur. July 20: Hidden Figures
Thur. July 27: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Thur. August 3: La La Land
Thur. August, 10: The Lego Batman Movie
Thur. August 17: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Thur. August 24: The Princess Bride
Prizes provided by: Thackeray Cafe & Bar, Pagliacci Pizza, Whole Foods in Roosevelt Square, Strut The Pup, Emerald City Comicon

Cost: Event entry is $5 cash or $6 cc per person, at the event.  We’ll have event entertainment, vendors, activities and prize raffles. Five and under is free.

Parking: Parking is free in the park. There is a lot to the N of the athletic fields and one to the SE.  There is limited parking to the west of the athletic fields.  There is limited parking space so please carpool, bike, walk or bus.

What to Bring: Our outdoor cinema packing list includes low back lawn chairs or blankets, friends, family, dogs and money for fun and food.

Times: Seating opens at 6:30 pm. Event entertainment, trivia and activity times vary. Movies show at dusk after event entertainment.

Food Trucks: We’ll have Seattle’s best food trucks selling hot food,  snacks, kettle corn, sweet treats, ice cream and more.   Come hungry and get your grub on before the movie.  Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Live acts:  See events above

Trivia: Movie trivia gets you thinking before each film and offers the chance to win great prizes

Game Show Events: A variety of entertaining game show style events will take place for prizes.

Dog Friendly: Well behaved dogs and owners are always welcome.

More info: Follow on Facebook.

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2017 Wedgwood Community Picnic

July 12th, 2017 by hillaryu

Hosted by the Wedgwood Community Council

Join your neighbors for a fun night of food and music at the 2017 Wedgwood Community Picnic! This year’s picnic will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 3 PM until 7 PM at Hunter Tree Farm.

Like last year, the picnic will feature food trucks, local bands, and activities for kids. And we are working on lining up the permits and volunteers necessary to have a beer garden!

The WCC  will be hosting picnic planning parties twice a month in July and August. If you would like to get involved with planning or volunteering at September’s event, let them know at

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12th Annual  Wedgwood Art Festival

July 8th, 2017 by hillaryu

12th Annual  Wedgwood Art Festival
Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School
corner of 35th Ave NE & NE 89th St Seattle,WA 98115
July 8-9, 2017
​10 AM – 5 PM

The Wedgwood Art Festival is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the community together to enjoy the arts.  This outdoor show in features juried fine arts & crafts, music, entertainment, food and children’s art activities.

Learn more on their website.

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SPL Northeast Story Times

July 3rd, 2017 by hillaryu

July story times at the Northeast Seattle Public Library:

Baby Story Time
(For infants up to 12 months)
Wednesday, July 12, 19, 26 at 12:30 p.m.

Toddler Story Time
(Geared for ages 1-3)
Thursday, July 13, 20, 27 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time
(Geared for ages 3-5)
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Pajamas & Puppets
(All Ages)
Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.

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2017 Sounds of Summer Concert Series

June 25th, 2017 by hillaryu

The U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series, presented by UW Medicine is coming up.

Wednesdays, July 12 to August 23.

Enjoy free concerts with live music from local favorites from 7:00-8:30 pm, gourmet bites from U Village restaurants, the RAM beer garden, and fun activities in the kid’s area.

Concerts will be held in the parking area in front of Veggie Grill and Aritzia, below Room & Board.

The 2017 line-up features:

July 12          Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme

July 19          Blake Lewis

July 26         The Nowhere Men

August 2      The Paperboys

August 9      Kalimba

August 16    BowieVision

August 23    Hit Explosion

Grab a seat starting at 6:00 pm!

More info? Click here.

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Stay up-to-date on the 35th Ave. project

June 20th, 2017 by hillaryu

From the SDOT website:

What’s happening now

We’ve finalized the street design concept for 35th Ave NE, based on current and future needs and with the goal of creating more options to safely get around your neighborhood.

Click here to learn about what we heard from northeast Seattle and what we’re proposing for 35th Ave NE.

Share your thoughts about the design and stay in the loop by subscribing to a project distribution list. We’ll send emails with project updates and public engagement opportunities. Click here to sign up for email updates

Questions? Email the project team or call (206) 615-0925.

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Seattle Youth Commission now accepting applications

June 16th, 2017 by hillaryu

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a commission of 15 Seattleites ages 13-19 that address issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission get a unique opportunity to work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 23, bi-monthly SYC meetings, and additional committee commitments.  The commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2017 and ending June 2019.

In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy.

To apply, click here or complete this application and submit:

Via email:
Via postal mail: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, c/o Seattle Youth Commission, PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
In person: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, located in City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th floor

Interviews will be held on August 7 and 9 from 4 – 6 p.m.

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