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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.

Yum! Adobo Fest comes to The Station 8/18

Prizewinning adobo comes to The Station coffee shop on Sunday, August 18, from 12-5 p.m. with the first Adobo Fest, hosted by Prometheus Brown with music by DJ 100 Proof and Sabzi. For $25, you get “all you can eat and drink.” $10 gets you five tastings and one drink, and $6 gets you three tastings and one drink. The event is kid-friendly.

You are invited to submit your own adobo dish for judging. Here are the rules and the entry form.

Cash prizes and a trophy await winners in the event, and the winning adobo dish will also be featured in the Beacon Ave Sandwich “Jose Rizal” adobo sandwich.

Guest judges include:

To find out more, contact adobofestinfo@gmail.com.

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

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Save the date: Las Posadas and Tree Lighting 12/12

Christmas lights, by Brendan C via Creative Commons/Flickr.
The second annual Las Posadas and Tree Lighting event will take place on Wednesday, December 12, sponsored by El Centro de la Raza and Beacon Hill Merchants. Everyone in the community is invited to this free holiday family celebration, with music, free food, dancing, and the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. There will also be a visit from Santa Claus.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S.

Come early at 5 p.m. for piñatas at The Station coffee shop, across the street at 2533 16th Ave. S. The Station will also host this month’s Beacon Bards poetry reading at 7 p.m. that same evening, with poets Kary Wayson and Melanie Noel.

Beacon Bits: Lost ring, hip-hop coffee, and a unicorn head

(Editor’s note—I just fixed the link to the article about The Station in The Stranger. Sorry it wasn’t working earlier!)

Neighbor Julie writes:

My husband lost his wedding band yesterday, most likely taking his snow gloves off while we were out walking – here are the most likely places:

  • 23rd & Forest, or along 23rd between McClellan and Stevens
  • NE corner of 17th & Beacon, or across Beacon in front of the library
  • in front of Red Apple

We gave our name and number to Red Apple and we are searching for it, but please keep an eye out!!
Men’s size 10.5 white gold plain wedding band, 4mm
Thank you!!

Julie 206-713-8606

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Sledding, bah. How about sliding down South Hanford Street on a giant unicorn head? Video here.

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Charles Mudede of The Stranger interviews local rapper Gabriel Teodros at The Station coffee house, and The Station is practically the co-star of the interview:

“‘This is my favorite coffee shop in the city. This is the place where my whole city comes through.’ Indeed, a whole city seems to come in and out of the Station. Beacon Hill is a planet.”

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MSNBC’s John Brecher must live around Beacon Hill. He supplied several before-and-after snow photos to a feature on the MSNBC website. Slide the slider back and forth on the pictures to see our neighborhood with and without snow.

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Seattle Public Schools will use Friday, January 27 as a snow make-up day. It was previously scheduled as an off-day for staff professional development. The other two make-up days for this week’s snow days haven’t yet been scheduled.

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Frozen fennel flowers. Photo by K. Shuyler.

Are you ready for snow?

Snow in a Beacon Hill yard during the big December snow of 2008. Photo by Wendi.

Cliff Mass says, “The new forecast models are increasingly threatening for colder temperatures and lowland snow from Sunday through Wednesday of next week,” though he does qualify this prediction, stating that the forecasts aren’t “ideal for a truly major event.” Define “truly,” Cliff.

Anyway, we all live on a hill, like many Seattle residents, and know that snow can provide some unique challenges to mobility. Unlike many neighborhoods, however, we have access to Link light rail, which should make it easy to get around—as long as you are going where the train does.

If it really does snow, and South McClellan is closed to cars, I recommend using Link as a ski lift. Ski down McClellan to Mount Baker Station. Take the train back up to Beacon Hill Station. Get a hot cocoa at The Station. Ski down again. Repeat. Your ticket is good for two hours. (If you actually try this, I’d love to see photos and video.)

Be prepared, stay warm, and cross your fingers for next week, whether you’re a snow-lover or a snow-hater.

Lineups announced for Saturday musical events

We’ve got further information on some of the activities that will be happening on Beacon Hill during Saturday’s NEPO 5K Don’t Run art event.

ROCKiT space will be hosting a concert at the Garden House from 6-10 p.m. Suggested donation is $5, ROCKiT members free. The concert will feature Jessie McKenna and Colour Project, Decatur Buff, and Random Axe.

Before the concert, you are invited to relax in the garden and enjoy dinner by Gourmet Your Way, who will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and lumpia from 4-10 p.m. After dark there will be an outdoor fire spinning show by Eric and Miranda. The Garden House is located at 2336 15th Ave. S.

Also on Saturday night, The Station is holding their Summer Block Party 2011 from 5-10 p.m. The event will feature Khingz, Black Stax, Greg and Jerome, and more. See the event poster here. The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S., just north of Beacon Hill Station and the new Roberto Maestas Festival Street.

NEPO 5K Don’t Run brings art, music, and food to the Hill

Summer vacation may be ending, but art happenings on and around Beacon Hill are still in full swing. This Saturday, September 10, the NEPO 5K Don’t Run will bring participants on a 5K walk from Occidental Park in Pioneer Square up to the NEPO House on North Beacon Hill (1723 S. Lander St.). Along the way, over 80 artists will present site-specific installations, performances, art gallery events, and more, finishing at NEPO House, which will have its own art show.

Other venues on the hill are also participating. The Station coffee house is hosting a Festival Street car show, with live music, food, drinks and more, on Roberto Maestas Festival Street next to Beacon Hill Station. ROCKiT space is hosting cabaret, food, and drinks at the Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S.). And at 17th Ave. S. and S. McClellan Street, you’ll find a German Garden, including refreshments, dirndls, lederhosen, and a Bavarian Village Band playing polka tunes.

The NEPO 5K Don’t Run is free to the public and welcomes participants of all ages to walk, hop, crawl, stumble, moonwalk, or otherwise make their way along the 5K route. Participants will gather at Occidental Park at 2 p.m., then follow the route through Pioneer Square and the International District to Beacon Hill. Most Beacon Hill events will take place from 6-10 p.m.

See the website for more information, including descriptions of the various exhibitions, and a list of participating artists.

Click this image to see a larger copy of the event map:

Images of a musical Sunday

This Sunday we had not one, but two musical events on North Beacon Hill: the summer’s first Beacon Rocks!, followed by The Station’s First Anniversary party. Here are a few photos of those events from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

I’d like to give very special thanks to Dan Bennett for posting a bunch of great photos of the Station event, which the BHB was unable to attend. There are many more photos in the pool; please check them out!

MC Geologic. Photo by Dan Bennett.
The weather was very nice for Beacon Rocks. Photo by Wendi.
Dancing at The Station's First Anniversary Party. Photo by Dan Bennett.
Reiko, singer for Ichi Bichi. Photo by Wendi.
Luis Rodriguez of The Station. Photo by Dan Bennett.

The Station celebrates 1st Anniversary

This was The Station on their opening day in May last year. Photo by Wendi.
The Station coffee house on 16th Ave. S. is celebrating its first year in business with a free all-ages anniversary party, on Sunday evening (after Beacon Rocks!) from 5 p.m. until dusk. The party will feature DJ 100 Proof, WD4D, King Khazm and 206 Zulu, Hollis, Amalala, Side Pony, Khingz, Waves of the Mind, and more, including an open mic. There will be be a variety of alcoholic beverages for those 21+, and lemonade, Italian sodas, and coffee drinks for those younger.

See the event page on Facebook.

The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S., just north of Beacon Hill Station, and across the street from El Centro de la Raza.