West Seattle, Washington
We mentioned this in today’s preview since it was audible here last year too. But in case you missed that: The fireworks you’re hearing are from the Bremerton Bridge Blast show, fired off the Manette Bridge in east Bremerton [map]. P.S. Here’s the full statewide list of who’s having fireworks shows, where, and when.
Kit reports a garage break-in at the 206 Apartments (California/College):
Wanted to let you know that someone entered the secure garage at my daughter‘s apartment building and ransacked her car. There was nothing valuable kept in the car but they took her garage door clicker. Police report filed, building management notified. Folks in the neighborhood should keep their cars and homes locked up, though. Prowler at work in the area.
The late afternoon sun sparkled off the park’s pond, highlighting the “nature” part of the festival’s name. Nearby, Cabin 8 offered a chance to make paper cranes for peace outside …
…while inside the cabin, artist Joselynn Tokashiki Engstrom‘s installation “The Boys in the Barracks” offers a view into her Green Beret father’s everyday life during the Vietnam War.
Performing arts are a festival feature, too. We were there for Show Brazil! on the stage in the meadow:
Thanks to Regan for what might be our favorite photo yet of The West Seattle Turkey … though the second one in this May 31st post is a close second because of its background. Still no hint of its origins, as The Turkey starts its third month in West Seattle.
Beautiful afternoon to play at Highland Park (1100 SW Cloverdale), and some bonus fun is happening until 3 pm.
This is the launch event for the Free Summer Meals program involving a variety of partners, including United Way of King County and Seattle Parks, to make sure that kids/teens who rely on free/reduced-price meals at school don’t go hungry during school vacation.
Starting Monday, free food is available – no questions asked – at a variety of sites around the city, including several in West Seattle. Use this lookup to find the one nearest you.
10:57 AM: You have a little more than two hours left to get to the West Seattle Junction Association lot off 42nd SW south of SW Oregon and drop off recyclables and shreddables, courtesy of the WSJA and partners. On-site service providers include, as listed on the WSJA event-info page, Friendly Earth, Goodwill, Seadrunar Recycling (two shredding trucks – hosted by Junction Windermere) and Styro Recycle. Partners include Waste Management, there with one of its quieter new alternative-fuel-powered trucks:
Here’s WM’s list of what will and won’t be accepted. Entrance to the lot is off 42nd. Organizers told us people were waiting even before the event began at 9!
2:59 PM: WSJA executive director Lora Radford tells WSB they counted 481 participants in today’s event!
It’s Pride weekend, and the 60-plus rainbow flags that the West Seattle Junction Association offered for “adoption” are up!
They were placed in the heart of The Junction this morning, will be taken down this evening, and put back in place tomorrow. It’s the first time The Junction has displayed Pride flags; all were adopted after the April availability announcement, and adopters had the chance to have messages displayed with their flags – if you can’t walk The Junction to see for yourself, the list is here.
(Pigeon Guillemot, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Takeoff time! Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as this pre-holiday weekend begins:
PRIDE WEEKEND: The West Seattle Junction’s Pride flags go up this morning – you can help by meeting volunteers at Cupcake Royale (California/Alaska) at 8 am. Also, Arthur’s (2311 California SW) is donating 10 percent of sales all weekend to Camp Ten Trees, a nonprofit that works with LGBTQ youth. Anyone else with Pride Weekend events? Comment and/or email us!
GROUP RUN: 8 am, free, start your weekend with West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) and friends. (2743 California SW)
RECYCLE, REUSE, SHRED: 9 am-1 pm, the West Seattle Junction Association and partners invite you to drive up/walk up/ride up and drop off. Free! Details here, including what to, and not to, bring. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)
ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL, DAY ONE: 11 am-9 pm, it’s day/night #1 for the 20th annual edition of the festival at Camp Long, now free. Here’s the schedule for who and what you’ll see, where and when! (5200 35th SW)
FAMILY-FUN KICKOFF FOR FREE SUMMER MEALS: Noon-3 pm at Highland Park, celebrating the start of the free summer-meals program for kids/teens:
The event will include free meals for kids and parents/guardians. Several fun activity stations will be set up in the park, including craft stations, outdoor activities such as relay races and an obstacle course, and field games such as giant Jenga and Connect Four.
(1100 SW Cloverdale)
FREE GRILLED CHEESE! Stop by Ounces noon-3 pm for yours. (3809 Delridge Way SW)
PAUL GERARD: Singer-songwriter live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
BLUES AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm, “Storytelling Songwriting Blues Legend” Roy Book Binder performs at historic Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)
THREE BANDS: Luna Negra, Bigfoot Accelerator, The Dust Mice – “punk rock mess fest.” 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
FIREWORKS FYI: The Bremerton Bridge Blast show is at 10:15 pm tonight. Last year it was quite audible here, so we’re including this FYI.