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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: PhinneyWood Summer Streets this Friday

8/10/2011  5:20:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

PhinneyWood Summer Streets this Friday

SEATTLE—The third annual PhinneyWood Summer Streets is being held this Friday from 6-9 p.m. along Greenwood Avenue N. from N. 67th to 87th streets. The event will close Greenwood Avenue N. to cars and everyone is invited to come and play in the street and support local businesses.  It will be a chance to catch up with friends, stroll the neighborhood and ride a bike free of motorized traffic. Dozens of local businesses are having special art shows, children’s activities, aerial acrobats, live music, and much more including:

  •  A Coffee Taste-Off near the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
  • An art fair with 20 artists selling their handmade wares in front of Tasty
  • Extended hours for Phinney Farmers Market until 8 p.m.
  • The construction of Seattle’s Largest Canned Food Pyramid—donate a can for the food bank
  • A giant piano in front of A-1 Piano
  • Mural painting near Urban Light Studios
  • Seattle City Light’s energy saving obstacle course for the kids
  • Dining on Greenwood Avenue

During the event a standing debate over where Phinney Ridge ends and Greenwood starts will be put to rest. Two dogs, Zak of Phinney Ridge and Fiona of Greenwood, will meet in front of Zak and Zoe at Greenwood Avenue N. and N. 74th Street at 7 p.m. and walk with other neighborhood dogs up the street to their “ceremony.” Through their joining they will become “PhinneyWood” in the spirit of neighborhood collaboration.

Seattle Department of Transportation seeks additional volunteers to help with the event. You can sign up through Flash Volunteer.

Special thanks to our sponsors who make these events possible, including: Xerox, Hansen’s Natural Soda, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Cascade Bicycle Club, the Greenwood Phinney Chamber of Commerce, Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association, Do the Gumshoe and a shout out to Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light and the Seattle Police Department for their contribution.       

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