News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Entries from January 2018

Neighbor Day is around the corner

January 21st, 2018 by Sara

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, February 10 by indulging in random acts of kindness. Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make our neighborhoods a great place to live. Residents, businesses, and community groups throughout Seattle are invited to participate.

Here are ways you can participate in Neighbor Day:

*   Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
*   Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
*   Join in a neighborhood service project to clean up a park, plant trees, or organize a neighborhood cleanup.
*   Hold a bake sale for charity or to raise money for a neighborhood project.
*   Use social media to share a “great neighbor” story with #NeighborDay.

If you are looking for more ideas, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has an extensive list on their website. They also have a list of participation ideas for local businesses or community groups.

If you choose to host an event that is open to the public, you can post it to the Neighbor Day online events calendar.

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Click here for more information or contact Sam Read at

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Fireside Chat: Local history at the library

January 15th, 2018 by Sara

The Seattle Public Library will co-present a Fremont Fireside Chat, featuring a local historian who discusses the history, culture and people of Fremont, from 2 to 3 pm, Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Moderated by Kirby Laney of, Fremont Fireside Chats bring the stories of Fremont to audiences of all ages. The one-hour program will have a question & answer period. Afterwards, there will be a short reception where attendees can meet-and-greet and ask about all things Fremont. Join Suzie Burke, Fremont property manager and neighborhood organizer, to hear about Fremont’s industrial past and business future. Beginning with mills, a gas works, ship yards and steel works, the Fremont industrial area now has a distillery, chocolate factory, other manufacturing and maritime businesses as well as Fremont’s “Silicon Canal” of technology companies. Burke will discuss how these changes came about and what we might be seeing in the future.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.

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The Round live music and painting at Fremont Abbey

January 10th, 2018 by Sara


The Round is a monthly event held on 2nd Tuesdays at the Fremont Abbey in Seattle. Founded by Nathan Marion in 2005, the Seattle edition has occurred for 122 months in a row (as of July, 2015) and is mostly volunteer powered.  The Round has or is also happening at various times in other cities like Spokane WA, Portland OR, Tacoma WA, Anacortes WA, Whidbey Island WA, Austin TX, Lebanon PA, Vashon Island WA, and more.

All profits go to support local artists and up & coming developing acts are often paired up with more established singers or poets.

This curated event brings together 3 different songwriters often with some backing musicians who collaborate live onstage while performing their own songs in turn. A slam poet or two also perform in between each “round” of songs and live painters/visual artists are creating on the side. The audience is always very close to the low stage, if any stage is used. The show turns out to be a unique experience each time and songwriters are only allowed to perform once a year (per city) to help keep things fresh.

 TICKETS: $8 advance, $10 door Purchase here.  Doors at 7pm, show from 8-10:30pm. All ages, mostly seated PG13 event, ADA accessible BAR w/ID Abbey Arts is a nonprofit curating welcoming arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.

Kids 10 and under are free to most events.

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The Moth in Fremont!

January 6th, 2018 by Sara

The Moth StorySLAM – World renowned storytelling event and top arts podcast as heard on NPR.  There is a different theme every show!  1st THURSDAYS @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 3rd FRIDAYS @ St Mark’s on Capitol Hill, presented by Abbey Arts
7pm doors, 8:00pm show, all ages, PG-13, mostly seated, bar w/ ID.
Does not qualify for TeenTix.

Note: Moth Storyslam content is not vetted or previewed.  This is an “open mic” type format and may contain adult language from both storytellers & hosts.

ADVANCE TICKETS: Tickets go on sale about a week in advance through The Moth email system (sign up and select Seattle).

DOOR TICKETS:  About 50 tickets are now available at the door ($10 cash only). The Moth producer & volunteers manage tickets and entry.

VOLUNTEER: Signup on the Abbey Arts email newsletter to find out other ways to get into The Moth such as the hard to get free Volunteer spots!

Bar w/ ID. Profits to charity thanks to the generosity of our local sponsors:Schilling Cider, Fremont BrewingBrew Dr. KombuchaSound Spirits, and Wilridge Winery.

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