October 2nd, 2011 by Doree
Several hundred kids and parents played at the first-ever Ridge Rumpus carnival in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association on Sunday afternoon.
Kids were entertained by bouncy houses, carnival games and a traditional teacup ride.
Phinney Ridge’s own Versatile Arts aerialists performed.
This aerialist took a break from performing to try hula hooping with two at once (she was awesome).
Tags: Phinney Neighborhood Association, Ridge Rumpus, Versatile Arts
September 27th, 2011 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday with a night of improv by Greenwood’s Taproot Theatre Touring Company. Tickets are $30 per person, and include wine and desserts.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for a social hour; the improv performance begins at 8 pm. The PNA is at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Watch as Taproot creates an evening of truly original impromptu comedy. By using suggestions from the audience, the quick witted actors create, on the spot, scene after comedic scene filled with fun and laughs.
When one audience suggested Woody Allen characters, Steven Spielberg’s dinosaurs and Verdi’s opera, the Improv Team gave an average trip to McDonald’s a hilarious new twist. Imagine what they could do with 30 years of neighborhood history. Get the picture? Guaranteed fun for one and all!
The anniversary celebrations also include a children’s concert by Ballard favorite Johnny Bregar. Tickets to Ridge Romp are $3 per person. Doors open at 10 a.m.; concert starts at 10:30 a.m. Shows often sell out, so get there early.
And there’s even more kids’ fun on Sunday with the Ridge Rumpus carnival, with bouncy toys, rides, games and carnival food. Ridge Rumpus is from 12-4 p.m. in the upper parking lot. Admission is $10 per child or $25 for the whole family of kids (adults are free) for unlimited access to games and rides.
Tags: Johnny Bregar, Phinney Center, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, ridge romp, Ridge Rumpus, taproot theatre