The sun is shining over Phinney Ridge and Greenwood (at least right at this moment), and there are plenty of fun things to do in the neighborhood this long holiday weekend. Here are a few highlights, but you can always check our Events calendar for more.
The Phinney Farmers Market is from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Fruits, veggies, nuts, ice cream, soup, meat, cheese, pasta, and ready-made food in the form of pizza, quesadillas and tamales, and new grilled cheese sandwiches from The Grilled Cheese Experience.
If you miss the Phinney Farmers Market today, or need more produce this weekend, Violet Soul women’s clothing boutique at 7201 Greenwood Ave. N. runs a produce stand next to the shop from 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 12-7 p.m. on Mondays through the summer.
Tonight is Jazz First Fridays with Kenny Mandell and Don Berman at 7:30 p.m. at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.; and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. it’s Singer’s Songwriters Circle.
The Women’s World Cup is shown on the big screen at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., at 9 a.m. Saturday and at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the Pig ‘n Whistle Pub, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 per adult, $2 per child, or $10 for the whole family.
The Shop Agora at 6417-A Phinney Ave. N. is hosting a food and wine tasting from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Wine: Famega Vinho Verde, Painted Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Montgras Carmenere; Parrano Italian cheese and cucumbers with Slovenian sea salt.
Check out the Seattle Peace Concert at 12 p.m. Sunday at Lower Woodland Park, Shelter 1. Performances by Dr. Klean, The Barker Boys, Lonely Taylor, Tangletown String Band, Shamaniacs, Lost River String Band and The Bare Roots. Free, but they accept donations to Northwest Harvest.
You may be able to see a bit of the 4th of July fireworks on Lake Union from our neighborhood, if you’ve got a rooftop deck. The Family 4th at Lake Union celebration starts at 12 p.m. Monday at Gas Works Park, with the fireworks starting at 10:10 p.m. An estimated 50,000 people are expected at the park, and another 50,000 at various viewpoints around the lake.
Banks and the U.S. Post Office are closed Monday, as well as the North Recycling and Disposal Station in Wallingford/Fremont (but, if you really need to ditch your extra garbage, the South Station in South Park is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Seattle Public Utilities will pick up garbage, recycling and yard waste like normal. Metro Transit bus routes will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday.