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Summer Streets will fill up Greenwood Avenue on Saturday

This year, PhinneyWood Summer Streets has moved from a Friday evening to all day Saturday, to allow even more people to stroll down Greenwood Avenue when it’s closed to cars, enjoying street performers, kids’ activities, a street soccer tournament, live music and more.
Summer Streets is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Phinney/Greenwood avenues will be closed to cars from North 67th to 87th streets.
Here’s the intersection of 76th Street and Greenwood in 2011.

The 3rd Annual Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament happens in front of Naked City Brewery, between 85th and 87th streets. All proceeds from tournament registrations and a raffle, plus $1 from every pint sold in Naked City’s beer garden, will go to the Innovators Network at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This year’s tournament features a record number of nearly 200 players in three divisions: Fun, Competitive and Pro (plus a few former Sounders, according to the Naked City folks).
Here’s a game from 2012:

New this year, two youth street soccer fields at North 72nd Street will open to players from ages 8 to 18 in anticipation of a full youth street soccer tournament next year.
School of Rock is planning an all-day concert, with headliners Ayron Jones and the Way after the 6 p.m. street soccer finals. Last year, Jones played an amazing set out of the back of a Volkswagen van parked in front of Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon (below).
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., will have a professional artist helping kids create chalk art, and will be giving out free children’s books; Phinney Ridge resident Megan Janes will be selling her Seattle Pops, all-natural popsicles made from local ingredients.
It’s also Metropolis’ 33rd anniversary, so the card and gift store at 7319 Greenwood Ave. N. will be celebrating with a huge sidewalk sale, food, drink and door prizes.