Greenwood Avenue will be closed from 65th to 87th streets next Friday, April 10, from 6-9 p.m. for the Seattle Summer Streets event, inviting pedestrians to take over the streets. Businesses will be having special sales and events, and neighbors are getting together to plan their own fun.
The Greater Greenwood Bi/Ped Safety Coalition is hoping to have a game of wiffleball:
What better way to celebrate the opening of this much urban space than by playing ball in the street?! To that end, we’ll be playing wiffle ball starting at 6:00 PM near the intersection of N 72nd St & Greenwood Ave N. If enough players show up, and I surely hope they will, we will split into two games, one for younger players and one for older players.
I fondly remember playing wiffleball with neighbors as a boy on the quiet residential streets of Flushing, Queens, NY, and I would love to see our community turn out for a street wiffleball event here. This street closure looks like an excellent opportunity to do just that.
I encourage you to arrive by walking or bicycling – a local school has agreed to lend a large bike rack for this event. I also encourage you to bring cloth shopping bags, as this event will be held adjacent to several locally owned businesses (including Ken’s Market and Greenwood Hardware) in case you want to get a little shopping done while the games are going on. See you there!