Breakdancing, barbecue, bouncing: Delridge LINKS on Saturday

They thrilled Delridge Day at Youngstown Arts Center on May 31, as you can see in our video, and Vicious Puppies Crew is back for one of this weekend’s many major West Seattle events – the LINKS community barbecue at Delridge Community Center Playfield (across the street from Youngstown; map) 2-6 pm this Saturday. The event’s to support and celebrate the work that Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) is doing, and DNDA board chair Howie Martin sent along the plan for LINKS – with a menu including grilled steak strips, chicken and veggie sausages, hot dogs, salads, cooked greens, sliced melon, and pies; activities including a bouncy structure for young attendees; live performances including (besides Vicious Puppies Crew) poetry, music, a Youngstown youth showcase. The weekend is fun-filled but since this all stretches across four hours, you can make time to drop by! More on the other big events as the week rolls on.

8 Replies to "Breakdancing, barbecue, bouncing: Delridge LINKS on Saturday"

  • rico September 14, 2009 (1:40 pm)

    “Vicious Puppies” – nice imagery associated with that name. Funny thing is my mind keeps bouncing from an image of the dog being directed to attack the woman in Sea-Tac a while ago, and simply the image of the youngsters who walk around with vicious puppies on a leash, hard to tell who is more vicious the puppies or the kids. I assume their show is full of nice imagery as well. I think my kids and I will pass on this one.

  • WSB September 14, 2009 (1:50 pm)

    Don’t know how they chose the name but the clip we shot at Delridge Day was pretty much their entire show, 7 minutes, and they’re scheduled 5-10 minutes at Delridge Day. Tame pop music too, fwiw – TR

  • SKD September 14, 2009 (6:47 pm)

    Fantastic performance! This show kept my attention throughout. I wish there were opportunities for young people where I live to learn such amazing dancing. These are the talented young men of our future, and they should consider passing on what they have learned to others. Congratulations to all of you. Keep it up.

  • sam September 14, 2009 (9:28 pm)

    thanks for the heads up!
    we really enjoyed their performance (as evidenced by our clapping which is somewhat visible in this video)

    the music was tame, the kids were good. they have a little bit of tough name, but that was it. they were more excited to show their skills and to encourage each other to push their limits.

    our son, imitated them for days. (and he couldn’t even walk yet !) hopefully we’ll be able to make it to this performance.

    any idea on what time the performance will be?

  • WSB September 14, 2009 (9:40 pm)

    It was during the second half of the event, according to the tentative schedule Howie forwarded, but it’s been a few days since I first received that so we’ll check back to see if it’s been locked down – TR

  • howie in seattle September 15, 2009 (6:48 am)

    Puppies scheduled for 4:45PM!

  • rico September 15, 2009 (7:41 am)

    Sounds like an enjoyable show for some of you. Too bad for me that they have decided to name their group after one of american societys problems, because the name still turns me off of their show. I am sure they think it is a “cool” name, which in itself is part of the problem – glamorization of violence.

  • Heidi September 15, 2009 (7:30 pm)

    Just a bunch of kids having fun, while doing something constructive. And, doing it well. We definitely want to check it out. Our son will really enjoy this. Thanks Howie!

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