Urban Greenway Ramble-Walking Tour!3{2}Tuesday, April 11th

Here’s a great opportunity to get your “walk on” and see what’s new and improved in Seattle Parks with a neighborhood walking tour of the Mountains to Sound Greenway.  The Seattle Parks Foundation have coordinated the walk and partnered with Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park to make the final stop at the Northwest African American Museum to check out the latest updates about improvements to Jimi Hendrix Park.

BTW, you can always find out what’s happening at Jimi Hendrix Park by visiting: www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org

                                                                                          YOU’RE INVITED                                                                   

                                                                               An Urban Greenway Ramble

                                                                      Wednesday, April 11         9:30 – noon

 Meet at Children’s Playgarden

End at Northwest African American Museum

On this walk we will begin with a tour of the Children’s Playgarden, and then follow the Mountains to Sound greenway to Lewis Park on Beacon Hill , passing little known parks and stunning viewpoints along the way. 

We’ll conclude with a visit to Jimi Hendrix Park at NAAM, where we’ll hear about plans for this exciting new community gathering space and have some light refreshments.

To sign up, or for more information, contact [email protected]


Free Movie Screening at the Frye Art Museum Sat. 12/10/11

Hi Neighbors,

I want to share the opportunity to attend a free screening at the Frye Art Museum for “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.  It’s the story of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient that began a national tree planting project in Kenya that evolved into a movement to protect the environment and defend human rights. 

Open & Free to the Public  Saturday, December 10   2pm-4pm 

Free tickets may be picked up at the Information Desk one hour prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early.     More info:   http://fryemuseum.org/event/4217/ 

May 17 @ 6:30pm Community Open House Jimi Hendrix Park Design


The design phase for Jimi Hendrix Park is underway and the first meeting led by landscape architects, Murase Associates will be hosted by Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30pm.  Please come out and share your ideas and give input at the first of three community meetings to help create a park that truly defines its namesake.


Location:  Northwest African American Museum  2300 S. Massachusetts Street   Seattle, WA  98144

More Project Info:  www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org

Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum – Fantastic Opportunity!

After a successful 2010 Youth Curator Program, NAAM is once again offering this opportunity for 2011. Recruitment is underway for “The Heart of the Matter” youth project.  The project is themed to coincide with “Checking Our Pulse”, a new gallery exhibition that highlights the achievements of NW African American health professionals and their relationship to Swedish Medical Center. The exhibition also presents a call-to-action with respect to five major health issues in the Black community. 

This is a creative media opportunity to film a public service announcement that communicates  a peer-to-peer message the importance for managing good heart health.  Cardiovascular disease largely affects many groups and communities but is the leading cause of death in the African American community.  The participants will experience the museum world, learn video production/editing, earn school service hours and receive a $500 scholarship on completion of the program.

Applicants of all backgrounds and ability are encouraged to apply.  The guidelines for applying are simple:

             *Students age 14-18 years old   *Commit to 2 1/2 hour  once a week sessions January-March 2011 

All details and printable application are available on the NAAM website:  www.naamnw.org  or ask at the Museum Reception Desk.  DEADLINE:   November 28, 2010

Northwest African American Museum  2300 S. Massachusetts St.  Seattle,  WA  98144  (206) 518-6000