Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Community Event-LIVE in D5!!

Message from Councilmember Debra Juarez
You might have heard me or my staff talking about a District 5 arts and culture event recently, if you haven’t consider this your official invitation! This is the first ever councilmember led (and district specific) event that we are hosting.

I will be hosting a free community celebration of arts and culture in Seattle’s North-end this Saturday afternoon from 1-5pm at Hubbard Homestead Park (the one behind the Target on Northgate Way). We are partnering with the Seattle Drum School and Music Center of the Northwest to bring local live music to Hubbard Homestead Park. The event includes:
• Live music from local musicians
• Free tacos Taqueria Los Chilangos, for the first 200 people
• Cash beer garden featuring Fremont Brewing Company
• Activities for children
• Vendors and information booths – Thank you to all the city departments who are coming out!
• PokemonGo Lures
• Incredible weather forecast
• Voter registration, courtesy of The Washington Bus

D5

Let’s keep Cafe Lati’s in Meadowbrook!!

Our favorite locally owned, neighborhood coffee shop, CAFE LATI’S at 110th and 35th ave ne, is currently having difficulties making ends meet due to the double impact of school being out and the closure of 35thAve NE at NE110th due to the Thornton Creek Confluence project.

The purpose of this post is to encourage all who can to make a little extra effort and give Cafe Lati’s your much needed patronage, especially during the eight weeks or so until school starts again in September. Cafe Lati’s owner, Latife, is also exploring other measures with the City to encourage old and new customers alike to realize that her place is open for business. One such measure would be to change the “road closed ahead” sign at 125th and 35th to encourage people to travel to NE 110th where the detour actually starts, at least until school commences in September.

Cafe Lati’s has become an integral part of our neighborhood and it would be a shame to lose it, especially after Latife has worked so hard to get it established.

2013 PIONEER DAYS August 2-3, 2013

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2013 Lake City Pioneer Days
A Summer Festival of Fun
August 2-3, 2013

Salmon Bake at Lake City Community Center
August 2-3, 2013 12PM-6PM
We’ve freshened up the menu and added International Dancing to this essential part of the Pioneer Days tradition! Eat inside and have a dance or take your meal out to seating in the park.

Street Festival!
August 3 10AM-6PM
The new footprint for our 2013 Street Festival stretches four blocks on NE 125th and wraps the fun around Albert Davis Park. On 28th Ave NE is the Food Fare. Veer right for the pony rides. Seattle Gymnastics is bringing back the mats for tumbling fun.

Follow the music into the park for family seating, the Beer Garden (opens at noon!) and live entertainment (with more seating) on the grass.

This will be a Festival like never seen before!

Vintage Car Show at Lake City Professional Center
Saturday
August 10AM-4PM

Always a favorite at the festival, show cars start arriving at 8:30 AM to register and find their perch for the day on NE 125th and in the lot behind Lake City Professional Center. Be sure to swing by, take a look, have a chat, and for those of a certain age, reminisce among these beauties. Awards are presented at 4PM.

Rotary Kid’s Parade
Saturday
6PM
Generations of kids have strutted down Lake City Way in the Kid’s Parade. Bring yours to Wells Fargo at 135th & Lake City Way at 5PM. Check back here soon for the costume categories this year!

Grand Performance Parade
Saturday
7 PM
Bring the family, bring dinner and sit back to enjoy the parade! Clowns and Cowboys (our own Lake City Vigilantes), Pirates, Drums and Drill Teams. It’s the final parade of the year for Seafair and we do it up right! Settle in along the route, (Lake City Way from 130th to 123rd) and enjoy.

Get involved with the Festival this year!!

Exceptional Fine Art in Your Neighborhood: Wedgwood Art Festival

Join us for the 8th annual Wedgwood Art Festival taking place on July 13th and 14th in the NE Seattle neighborhood of Wedgwood.

This fun filled event features a juried art festival, kid’s activities, community information, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before. The festival is located at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm.

The juried art festival includes many returning favorites and many new artists primarily from NE Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Choose a new painting, print or photograph for that bare space on your wall. Pick out some jewelry for an evening out, or a new ceramic mug for your morning coffee. Add some whimsy to your garden with a new outdoor sculpture. Choose from beautiful glass, mosaics, sculpture, fiber arts and more to add to your collection.

Always memorable, the musical lineup showcases a diverse variety of local talent. With the festival since the beginning, Dukes and Diva are back with an eclectic mix of a cappella music styles, including jazz, pop, doo-wop, and gospel, featuring popular songs from the 1950’s – 1980’s. Acoustic duo Everyday Jones’ diverse blend of soul, folk & pop with plenty of humor, harmony & talent give a show not to be missed. The Sam Marshall Trio headline Saturday afternoon with the blues. Other returning favorites include Latin influenced CocoLoco and Yaamba, an African marimba band. Some new sounds include the Centerpiece Jazz Band comprised of professional musicians, teachers and students from the non-profit Music Center of the Northwest. Accoustic string band The Wiretappers, and blues influenced vocal jazz group Cherie Blue round out the musical lineup.

The fun continues for kids visiting the festival. On Saturday morning, don’t miss the annual visit from the Seattle Fire Department’s Engine 40 while the first 100 kids will get a fire hat and picture with visiting Seattle firefighters. Thistle Theater returns with two puppet shows at noon on each day at the back stage. Saturday’s feature is “Yo! Ho! Ho! The Pirate Show!” and on Sunday come visit with “Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum.” The puppet shows are interactive, and kids can also participate in creating art at the children’s area, sponsored by Flowers for Lesotho and Roaring Mouse Studios. While you are at the festival, get some art on your face with Wild Smiles Face painting on both days.

Enjoy a meal or a snack while at the festival with the expanded food section. Among the newcomers is Braizen Sandwich Co., a new endeavor by Jake Braizen who was raised in Wedgwood. Jake has worked in restaurants in Washington, Alaska, and Louisiana, including the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge. He has also held the post of executive chef at Ponti Seafood Grill in Fremont. Among the other food offering are Athena’s featuring Greek specialties, Wedgwood and Maple Leaf favorite Café Javasti with pastries and coffee, Half Pint Ice cream, farm fresh food with Patty Pan Grill, and refreshing Lisa’s Hawaiian shave ice.

A big thank you goes out to our presenting sponsors: HomeStreet Bank, QFC, and Hunter Tree Farms. Thank you also to our official sponsors: Johnson’s Auto Repair, Safeway, US Bank, and Incentive Solutions. A full list of the 25+ Wedgwood businesses demonstrating support for the event can be found on the festival website.
More information including a list of participating artists and full entertainment schedule can be found on Facebook at Wedgwood Festival and at wedgwoodfestival.com