Here are a few photos from yesterday’s Día de los Muertos event at El Centro de la Raza. Were you there? Tell us about it in the comments. And if you like, share your photos in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. (All photos in this post by Wendi Dunlap.)
Photos from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. You are invited to contribute your own photos to the pool as well. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the pool!
The last Beacon Rocks! of 2012, a neighborhood Peach Party, the Neighborhood Night Out, and more, all captured in photos from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. Thanks to those who have contributed! Do you have photos of life on Beacon Hill? You’re invited to add them to the pool, too!
The latest Beacon Rocks! took place this Sunday under perfect blue skies. This installment of the music series had more vendors than any of the previous events—there were five or more food providers, along with vendors selling jewelry, greeting cards, and other items. There was a good crowd of neighbors in attendance and everybody seemed to be having a great time.
Here are a few photos of the day:
A ton of people showed up at Jefferson Park yesterday for Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse tour skateboard demo at the Jefferson skatepark. It was a cheery, carnival atmosphere—there were vendors selling yo-yos, camera equipment, skating equipment, and food and drink. There was a lot of excitement in the air as kids of all ages waited to see professional skaters on the new Jefferson skatepark bowls.
People were lined up two or three deep all the way around the bowls. There were kids ranging from age two or three, right on up to grownups older than Hawk himself. Though it was crowded, people seemed pretty cheerful about it.
The skating was impressive, generating oohs and ahs from the crowd like fireworks on the Fourth of July. The weather couldn’t have been better. After some of the tough times Beacon Hill has had in the last couple of weeks, it was nice to have this.
Neighbor Furchin was there and took some truly amazing photos for the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. See some of them here on this page, and do check out the rest at the photo pool. Thanks to Furchin for going above and beyond for these, and for adding them to the pool so we could show them to you here.
By all accounts, the Jefferson Park Jubilee on Saturday was a success. The neighborhood came out in force to celebrate Jefferson Park’s centennial as well as the completion of the park’s remodeling. Here are some photos from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool to give you a taste of the day’s events. (Did you take some photos? You are invited to post them to the pool.)
Among the many activities planned for Saturday’s Jefferson Park Jubilee is the grand opening of the new Beacon Mountain Playground. The BHB visited the nearly-finished playground yesterday to see the views from the new view decks and even try out one of the slides. Here are some photos of the playground. (All photos by Wendi Dunlap.)
Last but not least, here’s a video taken while going down the tall slide at the playground:
Yesterday’s Beacon Rocks! was one of the biggest yet, with multiple food carts and vendors on site to complement the music and poetry on the stage. The theme was Transportation (of all kinds), so representatives were there as well from Sound Transit, Feet First, and Beacon B.I.K.E.S. The weather stayed good, and by all accounts, the day was a success.
Here are some photos of the event. All photos are by Wendi Dunlap unless marked otherwise. Did you take photos yesterday? We’d love to see them. You can submit them to the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.
Thanks to Gina Tolentino and Dan Bennett who posted more photos of Sunday’s Beacon Block Party to the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. We’re sharing some of them here, but there are more great photos in the pool — check them out!
A ton of photos came in to the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr this week. Here are a few — please visit the pool to see even more great photos of Hill life and events. Thanks to the great photographers who contributed!