The PiÃ±ata Party that was rained out last weekend is rescheduled for this Saturday (July 23) from 3- 6 p.m.
Tamara Dyer writes,
There will be piÃ±atas, live music, food, and a watermelon seed spitting contest for kids. We could use some volunteers… can you or your fabulous teenager help out before, during, or after the party? If so, please email.
The party is at Stevens Place Park (often called Triangle Park) on Beacon Avenue between Stevens and Forest. Everyone is welcome!
For the first time in 18 years, the PiÃ±ata Party in the park has been rained out. Join volunteers, organizers, and the rest of your neighbors NEXT Saturday, July 23, from 3-6 p.m. in Stevens Place Park for music, food, and piÃ±atas. Free fun for all ages!
(Correction: We have been told that Lushy is not performing at this year’s event after all. — Ed.)
Music, food, piÃ±atas, and other neighborly fun activities are coming to Stevens Place Park on Beacon Avenue this Saturday for the annual Beacon Hill PiÃ±ata Party. The party is free, and all neighbors are invited.
Performers at the event will include Suntonio Bandanaz, La Banda Gazona, and Lushy. There will also be a community potluck, and, of course, piÃ±atas for the kids.
Heirloom tomato plants are also one of the attractions to be found at this weekend’s Franklin High School Arts Festival, on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Elizabeth Lowry writes:
This year, Francis Roque, a Franklin alum and ceramicist, has worked with FHS art students to create approximately 100 mugs called Quaker Cups, which we will sell at the festival for just $15 each. And, Principal Dr. Jennifer Wiley’s steel drum band will perform, along with the lion dancers, jazz band and other groups. Habesha, a group of East African students, will present a fashion show.
The National Honor Society will sell heirloom tomato plants (the best deal in town!), and other student clubs will have games, rummage sales, sno cones and so on.
May 14 also is the Orca Plant Sale and the open house for Fire Station 30 just down the street from Franklin – oh, and the Mt. Baker yard sales! Big weekend!
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A quick reminder—save the date of June 4 on your calendar for the Beacon Hill Festival at Jefferson Park, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. As usual, there will be music and other entertainment, food, booths showcasing local groups, and more. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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You should also save a date for the annual Beacon Hill PiÃ±ata Party, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 from 12-3 p.m. at Stevens Place Park (sometimes known as Triangle Park). The event will include live entertainment, music, food, dancing, and piÃ±atas. All ages are welcome. The event is free. Please stay tuned for more information as the date approaches.
The event organizers are seeking neighbors to make or donate six piÃ±atas for the event. If you would like to be a part of the planning process or have a donation, please contact Jon Gould at: email@example.com.
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Hello Bicycle at 3067 Beacon Ave. S. has recently remodeled, so they are having a Grand Re-opening sale throughout this week. To celebrate, they are giving out free ice cream on Saturday, May 14 (while it lasts). The folks there also want you to know that the shop’s hours are changing; they will be closed on Mondays instead of Tuesdays, but open every other day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
There was much fun to be had at yesterday’s PiÃ±ata Party at Stevens Place Park, including music, dance, and martial arts performances, donut fishing and face painting for the kids, tasty potluck food, and of course, the piÃ±atas. Here are some views of the festivities, and a couple of videos, too.
Lushy sings “Tiki Oasis” at the PiÃ±ata Party:
And a time-lapse video of the whole day’s festivities. Can you find yourself?
We know it’s summer… finally! But we need your valuable input on a potential winter fundraising idea!
Do you buy a Christmas tree during the holiday season? If so, would you be interested in buying one from El Centro de la Raza, meaning your purchase would directly support El Centro’s 30 important programs?
We’re considering selling Christmas trees this year, but we want to know if our community thinks it would be a good idea.
We hear that Three Brothers Cleaners, located at 3210 Beacon Avenue South, will be closing at the end of this month, and the gift shop located in the same space will close too. If you have any clothes that need to be picked up, or any gift shopping that needs to be done, better get in there soon.
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Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS), a nonprofit organization, is currently accepting applications from homeowners in need. RTS provides free home repair services for low-income homeowners through the support of sponsors and community volunteers. To qualify for the program, homeowners must be low-income and unable to complete the work independently. RTS also assists non-profit or community organizations in need of facility repairs. For more information or to apply, see the website.
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The 2nd Annual Beacon Hill Photowalk will take place on Sunday, July 24 between 12 noon and 1:30 pm. Organizer Amanda writes, “Last year, we explored the Jefferson Park and Golf course for an hour on a lovely Saturday afternoon. This year, I want to explore the Beacon Ave commercial district, starting at Firehouse 13 (at the corner of Beacon Ave S and S Spokane), following Beacon Ave north past the library and down to the new linklight rail station! I would love to include some local businesses in our walk, so if you have a local business and would allow us to stop by, please let me know! For more info and to sign up for the walk, please follow the link.”
Last but definitely not least, Tamara Dyer, PiÃ±ata Party planner, sends this reminder:
This is just a quick reminder that the PiÃ±ata Party is this Saturday, July 17 from 12 noon â€“ 3:00 pm.Â Â Hope you can make it—because you are the party!!
Itâ€™s in its usual location in the center ofÂ Triangle Park (Stevens Place Park — Ed.)Â across from the Beacon Library on Beacon Avenue.Â This year weâ€™re doing it potluck style so pack a blanket and if the spirit moves you—maybe something to share.Â But, no worries if you just wander over with your fabulous selves.Â Â Weâ€™ll have piÃ±atas,Â snow cones, fun drinks, snacks, aÂ Lion Dance, traditional Oaxacan music and a performance by our much loved Lushy.
Weâ€™re excited.Â Â Hope to see you Saturday and bring your neighbors!
Jon Gould sent us this announcement about the event:
Our neighborhood Beacon Hill PiÃ±ata Party is Saturday, July 17 from 12 noon – 3:00pm at Triangle Park at South Stevens Streeet and Beacon Avenue South.
On behalf of your neighborhood organizing committee, here are a few notes for past attendees and first timers:
We’re not grilling this year. Instead, food will be potluck style with a few local restaurants and Red Apple contributing. We’ll definitely have free fruit, juice and water. Please bring an item to share or a picnic lunch.
Entertainment, games, piÃ±atas
Local band and PiÃ±ata Party tradition Lushy will perform as well as Beacon Avenue’s Jun Hong Kung Fu and a Oaxacan dance for kids. There will be a number of fun games for kids, too. PiÃ±atas will start around 2:15pm. We still need a few more piÃ±atas. Please let me know if you can bring a piÃ±ata.
Seattle Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Symposium, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Aki Kurose Middle School, 3928 South Graham Street — free workshops on helping your child with math, science, reading, writing, dealing with bullying, and college and career readiness with keynote speaker Dr. Susan Enfield; breakfast (8:30 am), lunch, and childcare provided.
Wednesday, April 28:
International Children’s Day celebration, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Avenue South, featuring children’s activities and cultural games, refreshments, and presentations; for more info contact Enrique Gonzalez at 206-957-4605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize for the lack of posts recently. We had some technical difficulties after our server move a couple of days ago. (Incidentally, if you mailed us in the last couple of days, you may need to resend.)
We wanted to mention something we missed posting about earlier. The PiÃ±ata Party, held for the last few years in Stevens Place Park (or Triangle Park) on Beacon Avenue in mid-July has been cancelled for this year. Jon Gould wrote to the mailing list:
We’ve decided to skip the annual PiÃ±ata Party in Triangle Park (Stevens and Beacon) this year.
We had originally planned the event for July 18th. Now that’s Link Light Rail’s first day. After thinking about it, we decided to take this year off and come back with a great party in 2010. The tentative date we set is Saturday, July 10, 2010.
If you want to help organize the 2010 PiÃ±ata Party, let me know and we’ll connect closer to the event.
Jon Gould, for the PiÃ±ata Party Organizing Committee