A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Phinney Center hosting discussion on ‘How to Be an Ally to Immigrants and Refugees’ this Sunday

May 18th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting a free panel discussion titled “How to Be an Ally to Immigrants and Refugees” at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 21, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7.

Many of us feel an urgency to do “something” to support our neighbors, friends, and family who are immigrants or refugees. But we don’t know what to do. Come learn from a panel including immigration lawyer Stefania Ramos, immigrants and refugees, and advocates from organizations including Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA).

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Family Variety Show at Phinney Neighborhood Center to benefit Syrian refugees

November 9th, 2016 by Doree

Local magician Evan Reynolds and friends are hosting a Family Variety Show to benefit Syrian refugees. The show will be from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

All proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee. Tickets are free with a donation of any amount to the IRC. Click here to register for your free ticket.

The Phinney Center is donating the space and Reynolds is covering all costs, while all performers are donating their services. (You’re encouraged to bring a few dollars to tip the performers, if you can.)

“This performance is close to my heart because I’m half Syrian, with family members currently missing after the attacks on Homs and Ma’loula,” Reynolds said in a press release. “I wanted so badly to do something to help, and then realized the International Rescue Committee is already doing that.”

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Magician Evan Reynolds hosting special refugee fundraiser show at PNA on Tuesday, Dec. 22

December 15th, 2015 by Doree

Evan Reynolds, who’s been putting on a free monthly magic show at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., this year, is hosting a family-friendly Refugee Fundraiser Show at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the PNA in Community Hall in the Brick Building.


Anyone who donates to the International Rescue Committee can attend (there’s no minimum donation amount; just tell them at the door that you donated or show your donation receipt). All proceeds go to the IRC (performers are donating their time and the PNA has donated the space).

Reserve your free tickets here.

Reynolds has promised a second show, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, if the first show sells out. You can find updated information on the event’s Facebook page.

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