We all have a stake in our neighborhood's play areas – because happy families make happy communities. So it's time to let Fremont voices be heard. Everyone has until March 17, 2017 to sound off in the comment period allotted by Seattle Parks and Recreation for the Gas Works Park Play Area Renovation and Cleanup Investigation.
SPR plans to install new play equipment at Gas Works, while Puget Sound Energy conducts studies of contaminated groundwater – specifically where arsenic... is impacting groundwater under the play area. Read all the details on the Fremont Universe website, including how to read the studies and how to contact the appropriate folks.
Sound off, Fremont!
Three months roll back around pretty quickly – it's time again for the free quarterly "Passion for Mashin" open studio event at Gasworks Gallery! Head over there tonight, March 3rd, from 8 to 10 pm for some fun with some of Seattle's most earthy and creative working artists. Tour the individual studios, chat with the artists, sip a bit of wine, and bring a storable food donation to benefit Mashed Potatoes. This nonprofit donates non-perishable food to those in need, in conjun...ction with Northwest Harvest.
The event takes place in 3 locations at the gallery complex: the Gasworks Gallery, the Underground Studios and The Warehouse (which is accessed through the gallery). Located in the big blue Jones Building on Lake Union, the gallery spreads across 12,000 square feet, with more than 50 working artists and rentable photography studios. Get directions on the gallery's Facebook page: http://GasworksGallery.com/map.htm
There's a limit of 50 people, so get there early! If you can't make it tonight, mark your calendar for these quarterly events on the first Friday of December, March, June and September.
Third Thursday Is Here Again
It's that time again: Fremont's Third Thursday Shopping Extravaganza! Support your local boutique owners, and snag some swag this Thursday, February 16, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There's no "same ole" chain store goods when you shop with our neighbors at places like Pipe + Row, Portage Bay Goods, District Fabric and Fremont Jewelry Design. Some special treats this time include the Uphill Designs pop-up just outside Pipe + Row, featuring locally crafted leather good, including a unique leather yoga strap. Get a free spring scarf at Show Pony when you spend $50 or more this Thursday, and drop by Portage Bay for a demonstration by Cathy Pascual of Catshy Crafts, known for her fleece and hoop art.
Calling all Fremonters! Do a good deed and get a great meal at the same time this month. Bloodworks Northwest, our local blood center, is hosting a blood drive called "Donate & Dine" on February 20. It's a partnership with local restaurants, through which all of you who donate blood that day receive a $10 gift card for one of our fabulous restaurants right here in Fremont. Some favorites include Agrodulce, Blue Moon Burgers, Fainting Goat Gelato, Le Petit Cochon, Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar, Pie and Starbucks.
This is the perfect way for our community to come together, support our local businesses, and do some "greater good" for those in need.
Here's all the details on how to participate:
Evening MLK events in Seattle tonight! These two are within a few minutes of Fremont:
Head over to East West Bookshop on Roosevelt for the Celebration of MLK and Mahatma Ghandi. It's a free event that goes from 7 to 8 pm. The Ananda choir will be performing, along with school children from the Living Wisdom School. Address is 6407 12th Ave NE, at the corner of Roosevelt and 65th Streets, above Whole Foods. Free parking in the upper-level lot.
Capital Hill honors Dr. King with a showing of Something Special, a collection of digital shorts on the African diaspora, with live performances by Cosmos the Band, Thunder Pawh and others; poetry by Nikki Oliver, Troy Osaki and Leija Farr; and fine art by A.O. Hamer. This event cost $10 and goes from 9 pm to 2 am. The venue is SIFF Cinema Egyptian at 801 E. Pine.
This recent photo of a homeless woman on Fremont Avenue and 34th reminds us there’s more we can do for those who’ve fallen on hard times. On 34-degree afternoons like this one, a warm winter coat can make all the difference – and fortunately, there’s an app for that. The nonprofit WeCount organization lets you check online for specific needs nearby, and then donate items that are likely sitting around your home, unused. This time of year, it’s all about keeping people warm. So visit WeCount.org or the smartphone app to find a match for your unused coats, hats, gloves and scarves, and then drop them off at nearby locations. The closest drop boxes for those of us in Fremont are in Ballard, Interbay and the U District.
The holidays aren't quite over yet, everyone! New Year's Eve is always lively here in Fremont, so head over for some fun at the string of venues, cafes and pubs in the central Fremont hub. Some super special events this year include the annual "New Year's Eve Black and White Ball" at Ballroom on N. 36th Street, and the multi-course feast at Manolin on Stone Way North. Call for reservations!
It's finally here, everybody -- the Winter Feast Holiday Bazaar at Fremont Market! It's happening today, Sunday, December 11, at the usual market location on Evanston. At least 20 food trucks are on the roster this year, along with your favorite street food regulars. The event starts at 10 am and goes until 4 pm. There's also at least 100 local shops decked out for the holidays, so come on over with an appetite and a shopping list.
Here's a partial list of the food truck and ...street stall chefs dishing out their specialties at Fremont Winter Feast:
Fire and Scrape
Wicked Good Grinders
The Biscuit Box
Mystery Bay Seafood Catering
Meat on a Mission
WE RECOMMEND: Check out a relative newbie on the scene at Fremont Market: The Pud. They're cooking up real-deal traditional English Yorkshire Pudding served with roast beef, creamy mash, peas and sweet potatoes, all smothered in onion gravy. The owner and chef is actually from Yorkshire, so stop by to say hi (and hear his awesome accent!)
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3rd annual Taco Libre truck showdown Date: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 Location: Fremont from 10am - 6pm Free Admission Facebook Event Page It's back and back in Fremont for more Taco Madness! Get ready for some serious fiesta cursbide in the Center of the Universe, Fremont on Sunday, May 1st! With over 40 amazing food trucks and booths over two blocks, its no wonder Cinco De Mayo pre-funk party is in order to celebrate the return of summer. [ 776 more words. ]
SPU tested water in a small percentage of older Seattle homes with galvanized piping. Results showed lead levels well below allowable federal limits. Seattle Public Utilities released the results yesterday. From KOMO: “This sampling protocol was much more extensive than the standard federal test, and should give customers an added sense of confidence in their water,” said SPU Drinking Water Quality Manager Wylie Harper. [ 203 more words. ]
Looking for another way to get fit? CrossFit Twenty Pound Hammer opened last week in neighboring Ballard. Located at 4550 9th Ave. NW, on the corner of 46th and Leary, Twenty Pound Hammer boasts high ceilings and tons of natural light from big windows. The Ballard location was chosen both for its central location in the neighborhood and its accessibility to other parts of the city, along with free parking spaces. [ 106 more words. ]
Hear fresh voices from the local poetry scene at "An Evening of Poetry" from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, April 11 at the Fremont Branch, (731 N. 35th St). The event will feature the poetry of Ann Spiers, Lillo Way and Kathleen Byrd. The local poets will read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience. Library events are free and everyone is welcome. [ 37 more words. ]
From Doree at our sister site Phinneywood.com The Phinney Neighborhood Association has compiled a very long list of businesses inside and outside our neighborhood that are helping to raise funds for businesses, employees and residents affected by last Wednesday’s explosion in downtown Greenwood. That list is being continually updated, so please check it often. Here are a few fundraisers happening this week: [ 596 more words. ]
Next week King County’s contractor will begin installing a new underground structure at the intersection of NW 2nd Ave and Canal St. This structure will connect the new siphons to the existing County sewer system which runs under NW Canal St. The work will close the corner of 2nd Ave. NW and NW Canal St. beginning Monday, March 14. The corner will remain closed through the fall. [ 192 more words. ]
Seattle’s an amazing city, right? We all know that. But surprisingly, not all of the outside world does. A group of filmmakers, including Director of Photography & Fremont denizen Dan McComb, have set out to change that with “We Make Seattle,” a community funded short film highlighting why Seattle is the ideal home for creative workers and entrepreneurs. Watch a teaser here… [ 259 more words. ]