Neighborhood Matching Fund-supported Hiawatha Naming Ceremony and Banner Dedication on June 27

Hiawatha celebrationThe Jackson Place Business Association & Hiawatha Artists cordially invite you to a GRAND CELEBRATION! We will officially name and define a hidden gem of our city as: HIAWATHA: A Place for Arts & Business. Join us as we celebrate with the local artists and businesses at Hiawatha’s first Art Bingo Karaoke party. Mingle and enjoy refreshments and snacks! Win Art and Prizes!

FESTIVITIES START AT 5:30 p.m.

RSVP here by June 23 to reserve your seat: https://welcometohiawatha.eventbrite.com

Bring your neighbors and friends to Sing, Dance, Play and CELEBRATE HIAWATHA!
MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417352871923885/

 

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movie “Honor Totem” March 20

Honor totem flierWhat can a person do when faced with injustice?  The John T. Williams Totem Pole project rose from the August 2010 fatal police shooting of Williams, a First Nations woodcarver.  The shooting, which was found to be unjustified by the Seattle Police Department, sparked an outcry that extended beyond the city of Seattle and the native community.  The slain man’s older brother Rick Williams chose a peaceful response through an ambitious endeavor to carve a 34-foot totem pole in honor of the Willliams family’s artistic legacy and the memory of one of its most talented carvers.  A poignant examination of how a community leans on the power of tradition, art and clulture after one horrific event, Honor Totem tells the story of a brother’s love and determination to “take something ugly and give something beautiful back”

Special guests for the evening will be film maker Ian Devier, master carver Rick Williams, and leader of the John T Williams Organizing Committee Jay Holllingsworth.

Friday, March 20, 7:00pm (doors open 6:15pm)
Free movie, free popcorn!  Discussion follows movie.
Garden House (2336 15th Ave S, across from the Shell station)
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley

 

 

11th Anniversary of 206 Zulu: Celebration of Hip Hop Culture Happens this Weekend

A community event funded in part by our Neighborhood Matching Fund

Meeting of the Minds eventHip Hop legends and enthusiasts from around the country will gather in the Pacific Northwest, as 206 Zulu, Seattle’s Hip Hop and community non-profit organization, celebrates its 11th anniversary February 6-8, with an explosive three days of music, art, and dance.

The festivities kick-off Friday, February 6, with an appearance from acclaimed DJ, producer, rapper, and lecturer, 9th Wonder, credited with introducing the now common trend of producing unofficial remixes of entire albums; as well as music provided by some of 206 Zulu’s premier DJs, including Tecumseh, Gumbeaux & Cues; as well as performances from Romaro Franceswa, Jus Moni, and Dex Amora.

Saturday, February 7, will commence with the Meeting of the Minds event, a community forum featuring local organizers, community advocates, industry minds, and special guest and keynote speaker: 9th Wonder. Following the Meeting of the Minds will be the Zulu Throwdown Battle, spotlighting some of the region’s best b-boys and b-girls in heated 1 vs. 1 battles, as well as 1 vs. 1 all-styles battles, competing for cash prizes totaling $1000.

Ceremonies will conclude Sunday with the Community Green Dinner where Hip Hop meets environmental activism, presented by Pursuit of a Green Planet.

 

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Back for 2015

Finland PhenomenonBeacon Hill Meaningful Movies is back for another year due to popular demand! As always, free movie, free popcorn for all.  Doors open at 6:15 for neighbors to meet and chat.

The next film will be “The Finland Phenomenon” on January 16 at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave S.

Seattle Celebrates Busking offers Free Holiday Entertainment

Celebrate! Busking flierIn celebration of the holidays and the 40 year anniversary of legal street performing in Seattle, the community group Seattle Busking Celebration! will host a series of free performances at 6th and Columbia from 11:30 to 2 p.m. beginning Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30.  This performance series was funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund.  Come enjoy the performers and share in the holiday spirit!

Next Matching Fund Supported Beacon Hill Meaningful Movie “Nothing Like Chocolate” December 19

Nothing Like ChocolateNothing Like Chocolate is a film that brings together themes we explored in our season’s films; the environment, fair trade, fair wages, dignity of all work. Follow the efforts of a determined young man to produce slave free, locally sourced, organic, cooperatively produced bean to bar chocolate from a small solar powered factory on the island of Grenada.  Winner of many film festival awards.  A film with heart. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help support this series through our Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies—Free movie, free popcorn.
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S (across from the Shell station)
Friday Dec. 19, 7pm. Doors open at 6:15.
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley
METRO #60 and #36. one block north of Beacon Light Rail station.

This is our season finale and we will have some delicious door prizes!

Click here to watch trailer

Join us for the interactive “I Wish a Mother Would” on Sunday, November 23

On the afternoon of Sunday, November 23 from 3 to 7:30 p.m., join the interactive community art project, “I Wish a Mother Would,” as it explores dreams of a better world via oral histories, video, and photography. Installed as a site-specific performance in the historic house museum of the James & Janie Washington Foundation (1816 26th Ave), this event includes a performance (3-4:30 p.m.) and a community talk back including performers, designers, and the project team. This project is supported by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award.

Join Bradner P-Patch for the Jerusalem Artichoke Harvest and Art Hanging Event

You are invited to Bradner Gardens P-Patch for the Jerusalem Artichoke Harvest and Art Hanging Event. It will be held this Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m. The Jerusalem Artichoke project is about making community crops more accessible by connecting community to recipes with art. The artist-initiator of the project is Isobel Davis who also is a gardener at Bradner Gardens P-Patch.

At the event:

  • Help harvest chokes for the Rainier Valley Food Bank
  • Share information including recipes, cultivation, nutritional information with tasting opportunities
  • Meet the artist and view installation of art on the fence next to the sunchoke bed

For questions contact Isobel Davis 206-300-2362 isodav@clearwire.net.

Bradner Gardens P-Patch is located at 1730 Bradner Pl S in Seattle.

This Month’s Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies – It’s Free and so is the Popcorn!

Beacon Arts presents November’s Meaningful Movie, “Princess Angeline.” It will show on Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at The Garden House at 2336 15th Ave S (across from the Shell station). “Princess Angeline” is a film which tells the history of the Duwamish Tribe, Seattle’s first people. It uses the life of the daughter of Chief Seattle to examine the treatment and ultimate displacement of many of the tribes members from our city. More recent history of the tribe and their struggle for federal recognition of their tribal status is also examined. Film makers Yasu an Sandra Osawa will attend and have copies of the film for sale at a reduced price. Discussion with the Osawas will follow the screening. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help support this series through our Neighborhood Matching Fund.