Neighbors will get together for block parties from one end of the Hill to the other tonight for the annual Neighborhood Night Out Against Crime. This year’s theme for the crime-prevention and community-building event is “Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods.” There will be potlucks, entertainment, visits from community representatives, police officers, and firefighters, BBQs, and more.
We’ve put together an interactive map of all the Beacon Hill Night Out events we know of. Check out what your neighbors are doing tonight, and join them if you can!
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!
It was brought to the attention of the Beacon Hill Blog that there are many more Night Out Against Crime events tomorrow night, August 7, that were not included on the Seattle Police Department’s official Night Out event map. The North Beacon Hill Council website has an updated list of the events in North Beacon (and a few in Mid-Beacon), including:
Next Tuesday, August 7, is the annual Night Out Against Crime. The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating Crime-Free Neighborhoods.” Neighbors throughout the city and the neighborhood are planning Night Out block parties to get together socially and celebrate their communities with music, food and other activities, as well as to increase crime prevention awareness.
It’s not too late to host your own Night Out event. To register your event, go here. If you register your event, you can close your street for the block party (under certain conditions), and request that police and fire personnel visit your party if possible.
Tuesday, August 2 is the annual Seattle Night Out, in which neighbors all over Seattle hold block parties to meet each other and organize their neighborhoods to fight crime.
Throughout Beacon Hill there will be numerous Night Out events during the evening hours. Here are all the ones we know about here at the BHB:
1700 block of 17th Ave. S., 7-10 p.m.: Leslie Schear is organizing, and asks that people bring card tables for food and lawn chairs to sit on.
16th Ave. S. and S. Hill St. in the cul de sac with the basketball hoop, 5:30-8 p.m.
Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle, 5-8 p.m.: Meet your neighbors and enjoy free hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. The wading pool will be open for everyone to enjoy, and there will be arts and crafts and a bounce house for the kids. Adult and teen volunteers are needed to help.
4800 block of Columbia Dr. S.
24th Ave S. and S. Hinds.
20th Ave S. and S. Bayview.
16th Ave. S. at S. Horton, 6-9:30 p.m.: Bring a potluck dish to share. Marching Band Movitas may perform.
S. Forest St. between 20th Ave. S. and 21st Ave. S. (3 blocks east of the library), 6:30-10:30 p.m.: If you’d like to help set up, please come at 6pm. Please bring a dish to share. Email Sara Stubbs at email@example.com if you have any questions.
3300 block of 17th Ave. S.: Laura Feinstein is organizing. Bring a dish to the potluck.
Seattle Night Out is tonight! Night Out is an evening event in which communities hold block parties where neighbors can connect with each other and organize their neighborhoods against crime. We haven’t heard about very many neighborhood parties this year, but we do know of a couple:
The Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association is hosting an event from 7:00 until 9:00. There will be a Lion Dance performance, a Kung Fu demonstration, and coconut ice cream. Please bring a dessert to share. All are welcome! The Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association is located at 4878 Beacon Avenue South.
Krizten Breidenich is hosting a North Beacon block party from 6:00 to 10:00 pm in the 2000 block of 12th Avenue South, between Hill and Plum streets. Plates, utensils, napkins and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please bring donations to cover the costs, as well as “stuff to grill, a dish to pass or your beverage of choice.”
Is anyone else hosting a Night Out event tonight? If so, please post in the comments.
Most of us probably don’t think of Beacon Hill as home to forest wildlife such as deer. There are occasional deer sightings, however, usually near one of the greenbelts. Neighbor Tom wrote to us last week about a deer that got a to a more unusual location:
“This past Saturday at around 4:00 am I was just south of South College and 15th South when I heard some noises in some bushes of an apartment on the west side of the street. All of a sudden, and I kid you not, a deer jumped out of the bushes, crossed over 15th and into the yard of a house across the street. I could not believe my eyes.”
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Kerrie Carbary at Volunteer Chore Services sent us an appeal for volunteers:
“Volunteer Chore Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, is a “safety net” for elders and adults living with disabilities who are unable or ineligible for state/paid chore services. All recipients are low-income, have health problems or difficulty with mobility, and most live alone. A growing volunteer opportunity in your neighborhood consists of driving clients to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or other chores. We carefully match volunteers to opportunities based on their personalities, neighborhood, and preferences.
“Currently, volunteers are donating over 3000 hours a month in the Seattle area. However, there is still a huge number of people waiting for help, and a shortage of volunteers. Volunteers are needed all over Seattle and South King County, but especially in areas like South Seattle.”
For more information on volunteering through this agency, call Kerrie at 206-328-6858, Volunteer Chore Services main intake line at 206-328-5787, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is “pay what you can,” but suggested donation is $100. Those who attended the first fundraiser are invited to come without obligation to donate again. To reserve your spot and get the address of the event, email info@bardelcorso (please put RSVP in the subject line).
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As part of Seattle Night Out on Tuesday, August 3, the Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association is hosting an event that evening from 7:00 until 9:00. There will be a Lion Dance performance, a Kung Fu demonstration, and coconut ice cream. Please bring a dessert to share. All are welcome! The Jun Hong Kung Fu and Sports Association is located at 4878 Beacon Avenue South.
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Application has been made to the city’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to subdivide two sites, at 4010 and 4012 14th Avenue South, into five unit lots each. For more information, see the website here and here. The commenting deadline is August 1.
Seattle Night Out is coming on Tuesday, August 3. Night Out is an evening event in which communities hold block parties where neighbors can connect with each other and organize their neighborhoods against crime. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods.” You can find more information, and register online to hold a block party, at the Seattle Police Night Out website. If you register your block, you may be able to close your street to traffic in order to hold your block party.
You may wish to apply for a Small Sparks Grant to pay for activities at your block party. The Small Sparks Fund provides awards up to $1,000 to support projects that help build a stronger and healthier community. You’ll need to get your application in soon; there is a six week lead time. For more information about Small Sparks, see the website.
If you would like us to post about your Beacon Hill Night Out block party, email us. We’ll compile all the block parties into one post that we’ll post shortly before August 3.