Happening now: Scenes from Alki’s Summer Streets party, till 5

From 56th SW to 63rd SW, Alki Avenue SW is all people power till 5 pm, as part of the annual Seattle Summer Streets party. You can even go airborne:

…or enjoy a unique set of wheels:

At 61st SW, the Alki Community Council-presented “Family Fun Day” events are under way (see the list in our earlier report). And by Alki Bathhouse, you’ll get to meet folks from community groups including West Seattle Be Prepared and The Whale Trail. We’re headed back to the beach after a brief break at HQ – more coverage to come! ADDED 4:10 PM: The kids’ talent show about an hour ago drew a crowd:

And along the route, community and advocacy groups greeted visitors – like The Whale Trail (that’s founder Donna Sandstrom at right):

Also here for marine-mammal advocacy – Seal Sitters:

And the Seattle Fire Department‘s here too, with Engine 29 from the fire station in Admiral:

Beach businesses are joining in too – Coastal Boutique has been a fixture every year; this year, there’s T-shirt screening outside:

(added) A new participant this year (unless our memory fails us) – Team Half Racks, getting ready for the 3-Day breast-cancer-fighting walk:

They were selling cupcakes and promoting their upcoming June 18th bingo fundraiser:

(TRAFFIC NOTE: While Alki SW is technically open east of 56th SW, we noticed on the way back here that it’s restricted in the lanes heading to the beach, “local traffic only,” so you’re still best advised, if you don’t live on Alki, to approach from back ways including Admiral; even the Alki end of Bonair had an officer – who was, as we drove past that point, talking with someone who sure looked a lot like former Mayor Greg Nickels, who lives uphill in North Admiral.)

8 Replies to "Happening now: Scenes from Alki's Summer Streets party, till 5"

  • ellenater May 22, 2011 (2:50 pm)

    @WSB: dang. I was skating down there looking all over for you guys. Must have just missed you… It was so pleasant down there today!

  • Lux May 22, 2011 (3:13 pm)

    What’s up with the suggestive image on the skateboard ramp in the 2nd photo? LOL!

  • steph May 22, 2011 (3:20 pm)

    haha….I was going to post similar reaction. Thanks for beating me.

  • WSB May 22, 2011 (4:50 pm)

    Well, I really wanted to be able to say “you people and your dirty minds,” but as we walked back toward the skateboard ramp a little while ago to see if it was just the angle – somebody covered the lower part up. Therefore, I have cropped the image. – TR

  • Calob May 22, 2011 (8:05 pm)

    Can you put a video from K5 from today up?

    • WSB May 22, 2011 (9:05 pm)

      What video are you referring to?

  • Westseattlite May 23, 2011 (8:17 am)

    WOW! What a GREAT event! I especially liked the stage down by 61st with the folksy band and the teen talent show (hey, also noticed the cool games on the grass for kids — nice touch!) THANKS to all who organized that event!

  • Alki Arts May 23, 2011 (11:10 am)

    Big Thanks to Alki Community Council-it was a great day! Talented performers on the big stage were a highlight and the kids loved the skateboards and the Hansons soda surfboard ride-my kids went on it over and over! The announcer was calling them by name after awhile! So nice to see so many neighbors out and enjoying the beach!

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