It was a super-gorgeous Saturday, and the Newshound and I took a long four hour walk around the neighborhood to see what was going on.
Some of the most festive action was taking place at Flo Ware park, where the dedicated members of the Leschi Community Council had organized an event with live music, spoken word, food, and face painting:
Some talented musicians from Washington Middle School
Ebony & Geneva Arunga deliver a spoken word performance
The Bandavagos, a 14 piece band, performed their polka-beat music from Mazatlan
The mountain was definitely out
“The Dreamcatcher” art at 32nd & Yesler
A big crowd was enjoying the cool waters of Lake Washington at Madrona Beach
Thanks, Scott, for getting word out about our events in Flo Ware Park.
We neighborhood folks will be offering more events which are aimed to bring “jazz” back to Jackson Street and bring people to get together.
Our events this summer are on the last Saturday of each month — June, July, August and September, from 1 to 4 in the afternoon.
More music, snacks, face-painting, fun and games are coming to the corner of 28th South and South Jackson Street!
All are welcome!
Thanks, Scott, for the wonderful pics and your reporting. It makes me feel more connected to this whole neck of the woods. A request please – put the date of the post somewhere prominent even on the home or stories pages even if just a text note in the subject line.
Thanks for getting the word out about these events, Scott! It was good to see you there. The July 25th event will feature women artists and we’d like to see every seat taken by sisters! Come on out!