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The Friends of Robert Eagle Staff Musical Arts (FORESMA) invite the community to join for a night of Jazz and Swing dancing. The evening will start with free dance lesson at 5:30 followed by two Jazz Bands warming the crowd up before the West Seattle Big Band plays.

Everyone is welcome at this action-packed community event that celebrates the incredible music program under the direction of John Aguilar, Director of Bands at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School. 

$5 donation at the door. Tamale dinners from El Camion are also available for purchase for $10.

Location: Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, 1330 N 90th St


Tonight’s meeting will focus on a near-term backyard cottage proposal that may be voted on as soon as June 18, and PRCC’s District 6 Council Election Candidate Questionnaire. There will also be policy updates that affect our neighborhood, as well as discussions of current development projects that are occurring or in the pipeline for Phinney-Greenwood. The evening’s agenda can be found here.

June Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 4, 7PM

Phinney Neighborhood Center – 6352 Phinney Ave N, Blue Building room 3


Don’t miss seeing the 2019 NWFAC art show, featuring 46 amazing pieces by 27 talented artists, including Juror’s Choice artists Kelly Johnston. Through June 14  upstairs in the Phinney Neighborhood Association Blue Building, open weekdays 9-9 and Saturdays 9-2.

The Phinney Center Gallery supports local emerging artists, with rotating shows throughout the year. The gallery shows are advertised to 20,000 local community members and thousands of people visit the Phinney Center each month.

Open hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 am-9 pm
Saturday: 9 am-2 pm


This Sunday, the Greenwood Senior Center presents a special film and discussion event: The Caregivers’ Club – Sun, June 2, 2-4 pm.

“Love doesn’t make it easier, it just keeps you there.” These are words from a member of the “club” no one hopes to join: The Caregivers’ Club. Its members are the relatives of someone diagnosed with dementia. 
In this film, meet three members and get a candid, intimate glimpse into their daily lives, as they navigate their journey as caregivers with humor and frustration. 

We encourage the whole community–including those who are not caregivers– to join us to learn how we all can support these unseen and unsung heroes.

More info: http://bit.ly/carefilm

The Greenwood Senior Center, a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, is located at 525 N. 85th Street in Seattle.

For questions or to RSVP please call or 206-297-0875, visit phinneycenter.org/caregivers-club or email cecily@phinneycenter.org.


As a part of the 17th Annual Ballard Jazz Festival, the Jazz Walk starts tonight at 6pm. Starting at The Cathedral (5449 Ballard Ave NW), there will be 16 groups in 10 venues all for a single ticket price.

The most recognizable event of the festival brings together all styles of jazz and a New Orleans atmosphere with listeners pouring from club-to-club making this a truly one-of-a-kind event. Advance tickets are available here.

On Sunday from 1-5pm, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing are hosting the 3rd Annual Ballard Putt Putt & Brew Crawl for Bellwether Housing. Join the breweries for a fun afternoon of putt putt, craft beer, and a costume contest, all while helping Bellwether Housing create affordable homes.

Bellwether is operating in partnership with our North Seattle Boys & Girls Club to develop the site for future affordable housing, while still offering youth programming after the project is complete.


Saturday’s weather looks to be beautiful, so after breakfast pack the kids on cargo bikes and head down to the heart of Greenwood for family activities and fun.

Start with The 7th annual PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop, a family-friendly LGTBQ celebration that stretches from 67th through 87th on Greenwood. There will be an abundance of activities for all ages, including cupcake and cookie decorating, tie-dying rainbow capes, face painting, and much more. You can find the activity map here.

The event kicks off with Drag Queen Story time at the library (10:30am and noon, with free tickets available at the library starting at 10am) and culminates with a free kid’s concert by the Harmonica Pocket at 1pm in Morrow Lane. Anyone with 6 activity stamps on their maps can redeem them at the concert for a free Woodland Park Zoo ticket.

Seattle’s First Cargo Bike Festival“, put on by G&O Family Cyclery, will be in Morrow Lane from noon – 4pm. This event features family friendly activities and the chance to ride the best cargo bikes in the world. There will also be a bouncy castle and many informative vendors and speakers.


If you are interested in volunteering with the PNA Village, there is an opportunity to volunteer this Friday, May 31 from 9am-1pm at the Spring Campaign Gardening Party. No gardening experience necessary, click here for more details.

What is this event like? Here is a missive from community member Elena Louise Richmond:

I have an enormous yard and most of it is garden. As I have gotten older, it’s been harder and harder to maintain. For a while some neighbors planted and weeded some of the front garden because it had the sun they wanted for their peppers. But they moved and took their good strong backs with them.

Five years ago my friend Tim approached me with the jaw dropping question, did I have any large gardening projects he could undertake? He had recently moved into an apartment a few blocks away and missed having a garden to dig. Our partnership was born. By now we have a magical fairy world of a garden out there with perennials, vegetables, berries, a small orchard, even a little woodland area with jack-in-the-pulpits and trilliums and my latest project, a cat cemetery cum succulent garden.

We are both in our mid to late sixties and I have a train wreck for a spine so we really can’t keep this up. Enter the PNA Village. Last fall for the Fall Gardening Day we drew up a wish list of everything we could think of we needed done: pruning, hauling, weeding, shoveling out a compost pile, reducing tree limbs to manageable sticks, digging out ferns, even taking in patio furniture.

Tim shook his head at the list. “They are never going to get half of this done.”

Five energetic and young(!) people bounded into the yard and went to work. In an hours’ time they had tackled everything on the list and we were scrounging for more things for them to do. As they said, “We quit after an hour and half. Until then, we work!”

We had much the same experience with the spring gardening crew except they did it all in 85 degree heat. Even if you don’t have A Tim (and I would wish that for everyone,) you can have the Village on Garden Days. I am lucky to have both.


The seasonal Butterfly Garden is back at the zoo running through Monday, September 2.

The show has become a favorite of zoo guests, as patrons can take a walk among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and fresh flowers inside an enclosed space measuring nearly 3,000 square feet. The zoo has excellent signage about the life cycle of butterflies, and guests can watch new butterflies emerge from chrysalises before flying free in the garden. 

Take a few steps behind the Butterfly Garden to enjoy the year-round Pollinator Patio. This garden is full of ideas and actions to take on behalf of native pollinators such as hummingbirds, beetles, bees and flies – an engaging educational experience for all ages.


While other cities are canceling Drag Queen Story Time as “too controversial”, our neighborhood is embracing this Pride-centered tradition and celebrating diversity and family this Saturday from 10:30am – 1:30pm.

The 7th annual PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop: a family-friendly LGTBQ celebration for everyone. Join the neighborhood to kick off Pride month with face painting, arts and crafts, and other exciting activities.

Participating businesses along the “Hop Route” will host activities that promote inclusiveness and fun. The event map with all the activities will be available in mid-May, both here and at participating locations.

Explore the neighborhood, have fun, and get your map stamped at each stop. Kids who collect 6 stamps or more on their map can exchange it for a ticket to the Woodland Park Zoo.

Drag Queen Story Time:

At: Seattle Public Library, Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave N.

Reading 1: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Reading 2: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join drag queen Londyn Bradshaw and friends for free story time at The Seattle Public Library! Bring children 7 and under to enjoy stories, songs, and a photo opportunity.  This is a very popular, free, ticketed event. Tickets are available first come first served, starting at 10 a.m. at the library.

Londyn Bradshaw is a drag queen community activist, leader of a charity organization and a cheer/dance coach who believes in giving lots of her time to charity and volunteering to make the world a more positive place.

Free Kids’ Concert by The Harmonica Pocket:

Starting at 1 pm in Morrow Lane, next to Verity Credit Union, the world famous  The Harmonica Pocket will perform for our great Rainbow Hop participants.

The Harmonica Pocket begins with the swinging songs of songwriter Keeth Monta Apgar. He delivers thick jazz chord progressions with storytelling lyrics wrapped up into thoughtful, mature songs.

The Harmonica Pocket songs are brought to life by a rotating musical gang of players and are as diverse as the musicians who play on them.