West Seattle Labor Day 2016: What you need to know

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(One of the hardest-working birds, taking a break. This is a male Anna’s Hummingbird – photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Welcome to Labor Day 2016!

Area traffic cams and info (including a link to the city map with travel times) on the WSB West Seattle Traffic page.

*Metro buses are on a Sunday schedule
*West Seattle Water Taxi is also on a Sunday schedule
*Sound Transit Route 560 is on a Sunday schedule too
*Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is on its “regular summer Sunday sailing schedule”

‘PARKING HOLIDAY’: No pay stations on city streets in West Seattle, but if you’re heading off-peninsula, you should know there’s no charge in the neighborhoods that do have them, because this is a “parking holiday.” (SDOT also notes that time limits are not enforced on holidays.)

TRASH/RECYCLING PICKUP: If you have Monday pickup, it WILL happen today.

SEATTLE PARKS: Most facilities are closed for the holiday, with the exception of Colman Pool (last day of the 7-day-a-week season) and Highland Park Spraypark (last day of the season), and West Seattle Golf Course.

LIBRARIES: All Seattle Public Library branches are closed today (King County Library System, too).

Event notes for today:

POKER RUN MOTORCYCLE RIDE: Join City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and the labor community on a ride to area union halls, starting from West Seattle’s Chelan Café at 8:30 am – registration at 8 am – details in our preview. Scooters welcome too. (3527 Chelan SW)

LABOR DAY PICNIC/FLAG RAISING: 11 am-3 pm at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction, you’re invited to the annual potluck picnic (bring a side dish to share) and flag-raising ceremony (at noon) – details are in our preview. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)

GLASS BLOWING: 11 am-5 pm at Avalon Glassworks (which is open regular hours, 10 am-6 pm, today): Glass artist Sean Welch will be making glass apples to benefit White Center Food Bank. (2914 SW Avalon Way)

LAST DAY FOR TOURS AT ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1-4 pm, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary invites you to the season’s last day of tours at historic Alki Point Lighthouse before the season ends. Be there by 3:40 pm. (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

If you see/hear news … please let us know – 206-293-6302 text/voice if it’s happening now, editor@westseattleblog.com if it’s not urgent. Thank you!

3 Replies to "West Seattle Labor Day 2016: What you need to know"

  • Danny McMillin September 5, 2016 (8:39 am)

    Nice detail, Mark!

  • Nicole September 5, 2016 (11:43 am)

    Thanks for pointing out the glass blowing.  My 6 & 3 yo were amazed by the process and we got a couple apples for gifts ($80) – they’re great and for a worthy cause for sure.  

    • WSB September 5, 2016 (11:50 am)

      Yay! Avalon GW is often open on holidays and definitely something to see – TR

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