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The Station celebrates 5 years with an all-ages Block Party

The Station block party 2015

The Station Coffee House has been serving up coffee and supporting neighborhood arts for five years now (can you believe it?). To celebrate, they are hosting a free, all-ages Block Party on Saturday, June 20 from 2-9 p.m., with local food and beer, kids’ and families’ activities, live performances and more.

A small selection of the acts to be featured includes: Prometheus Brown, Gabriel Teodros, Otow Gang, Spekulation, Julie C, King Khasm, Jusmoni, Tulsi, Seattle Capoeira Center, The Fandango Project and many more. DJs will include WD4D, Ear Dr. Umz and Absolute Madman.

The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S., across from El Centro de la Raza.

Night Out events coming to Beacon Hill on Tuesday

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 sara.mcdonald@gmail.com if you have any questions.
  • 3300 block of 17th Ave. S.: Laura Feinstein is organizing. Bring a dish to the potluck.

View Seattle Night Out block party locations, 8/11 in a larger map

Block party tonight on South Hanford

Summer’s not quite over yet—it’s still August and it’s still block party season, despite this year’s weird weather! New neighbor Steve Pratt sent us this announcement for a block party happening tonight:

My wife and I just moved to this part of Beacon Hill. We are both teachers at Cleveland High School and love the opportunity to live and teach in the same neighborhood. To get to know our neighbors as well as to celebrate summer, we wanted to get the word out about a block party happening on Tuesday, August 31st from 6 – 8 PM. It will happen on Hanford St between 13th and 14th. Anyone in the nearby vicinity is invited. I’ve knocked on quite a few doors to invite folks, but some people weren’t home and others probably thought I was trying to sell them a vacuum cleaner. Anyway, bring a side or drink, and we’ll see everybody then.
Questions or RSVP: Steve Pratt, 206.293.0345

Meet your neighbors at a Night Out Block Party on Tuesday

Neighbors and police in Washington DC enjoyed their neighborhoods National Night Out in 2008. Photo by DC9T.
Neighbors and police in Washington DC enjoyed their neighborhood's National Night Out in 2008. Photo by DC9T.
As we mentioned earlier, Tuesday August 4, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, is the annual neighborhood Block Party and National Night Out Against Crime. Groups of neighbors throughout the Hill — and throughout the country — are getting together to celebrate their community and hang out with the neighbors while heightening crime prevention awareness.

If you haven’t registered your party with the police department yet, you can still do so until 9:00 am today. Registration materials are here. Of course, you can have a celebration with your neighbors whether you register or not, but to have the street closed, and for the firefighters to bring their truck by for the kids to check out, you’ll need to register your block party.

These are the block parties we have been made aware of this year. Are you having one that isn’t listed here? Please post about it in the comments.

  • Mid-Beacon Hill Block party on South Brandon Street between 20th Avenue South and 21st Avenue South. If you would like to attend, please email Katrina at katrina.thompson@gmail.com
  • Join the neighbors from the north side of 15th Avenue South on the cul-de-sac on 15th and Massachusetts, right across the North Beacon Hill P-Patch. Please bring your own drinks, chairs, and a dish for the potluck. “We will have plenty of music, neighbors, and fun. We hope to meet more of our neighbors. Thanks.”
  • “We’ll be hosting a night out event on South Snoqualmie Street, just west of 11th Avenue South. Come on out!”
  • There is a block party on the 4200 block of 14th Avenue South between South Nevada and South Oregon, 6:30 pm — 10:00 pm. “What people are encouraged to bring: Small Grill, Chairs, Food (Meat, Veggies, Fruit, Desert, etc…), and smiling faces. We’d love to invite folks from all over Beacon Hill, so it doesn’t matter if you’re from our block. Come on out!”
  • A block party will be between Judkins and Atlantic on 13th Avenue South, in a shaded area with several barbecues and room for kids to play. “Please feel free to drop by if you live in the neighborhood.”

Beacon Bits: Garter snakes, restaurant inspections, and a Night Out against Crime

Snakes like this one are enjoying the view from Jose Rizal Park these days. Photo by Garrett and Kitty Wilkin.
Snakes like this one are enjoying the view from Jose Rizal Park these days. Photo by Garrett and Kitty Wilkin.
  • The new garter snake herpetarium at Jose Rizal Park was featured in the Seattle Times on Sunday. In the comments for the post, cheezybreezy joked, “Odds are good I will find a couple of ex-boyfriends residing here.”
  • The other day we saw the results of three local restaurant/food service inspections from June 30, and noticed that every single one had zero violations: El Centro de la Raza, the Beacon Avenue Shell Food Mart (this was a big improvement over last time), and… Culinary Communion? I thought they were gone.
  • Tuesday, August 4, is the annual Night Out against Crime. Local groups typically schedule block parties for that evening, and everyone gets out to meet the neighbors. Want to set up a block party? Find out more and register here.