News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Entries from September 2018

Transit Talk

September 25th, 2018 by Sara

The U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Link light rail stations will arrive in 2021, which means these neighborhoods will be better connected to each other and the region. Three-quarters of Ravenna residents said they plan to use the Roosevelt light rail station when it opens, according to a 2013 RBCA survey.

Join U District, Let’s Go for an evening of sharing ideas and resources to prepare for these changes. Learn what our neighborhoods are already doing to get ready for transportation investments coming soon. Let’s learn from each other and build on our collective creativity as we get ready for 2021.

Transit Talk: We’re in it Together
Urban Luxe Café, 6105 Roosevelt Way NE

October 4, 2018

6:00 p.m. Doors open, drinks, appetizers, networking

6:30 p.m. program start, welcome, panel introductions and brief presentations

7:40 p.m. moderated audience Q&A

8:00 p.m. program ends

More information and free registration available through the U District, Let’s Go website.

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Urban Survival Skills Fair in Northeast Seattle, Sept. 30, 10-2

September 24th, 2018 by Sara

Learn how to make an emergency toilet, operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), and other handy city life hacks at the Urban Survival Skills Fair on Sept. 30 next to Victory Heights Park. Hosted by Seattle Emergency Hubs, the fair will feature booths and information for those interested in emergency preparedness.

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Fremont’s Oktoberfest Tonight!

September 21st, 2018 by Sara

Fremont Oktoberfest is happening tonight!

Here are some of the guidelines, straight from the horse’s mouth:

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Fremont Oktoberfest requires a ticket and is 21+ EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
  • No kids. No babies. No exceptions.
  • Dogs are welcome (and encouraged!) to join you on Sunday Only.

Read on because we are about to school you on how to do Oktoberfest, Fremont style. For real, this is the best page to read on the whole website.


Tasting Tokens
Plastic tokens are included in General Admission (5 tokens) and Grand Admission (10 tokens), and are used like money to purchase tastes of beer with your 5 oz mini-mug, which is also included with your admission. Each token is good for one fill-up of your mini-mug. Got it?

How to Use Them
We have over 100 seasonal beers to taste, so explore the Beer Lineup, find beers you want to try, give the volunteers your mini-mug and a token, and you’re all set.

Worried About Running Out?
Oh no, out of tokens?? Don’t panic, you can buy more at our Merchandise Booth.


A 5 oz commemorative acrylic mini-mug is included with General Admission and Grand Admission.

How to Fill Up Your Mini-Mug
We have 100 seasonal brews to choose from inside of the festival. Decide what you want to try, give the volunteers your mini-mug and a token, and they’ll fill you up.

Don’t Forget
Tastes add up — don’t be deceived by its small stature, the mini-mug packs a punch (in the face).


Buxom Steins
5 oz not enough? No problem. We have larger options available for purchase in the Buxom Beer Garden:

  • Full-liter steins – $20, $10 refills
  • Full-liter boots – $25, $10 refills

Sweet – How Do You Go Buxom?
Purchase your Buxom options in the Buxom Beer Garden. Pay separately with cash or card. Remember, Tasting Garden admission is required.

What if You Only Want the Buxom Stein?
Already know you don’t want the mini-mug? We know your type. Skip the tasting and purchase our Festival Only Admission (entry only with no tasting tokens), then go straight to the Buxom Beer Garden for your Buxom stein options.

Don’t Forget
Buxom steins can only be filled in the Buxom Beer Garden; you will need a mini-mug to enjoy tastes elsewhere in the Tasting Garden. Easy, right? And if you change your mind, you can always buy a mini-mug and tokens at the Merchandise Booth.


Don’t worry, we have ciders and wine available too.


It’s okay, sometimes you just need it spelled out for you. Here you go…. $25 gets you the equivalent of two beers at the bar, plus live music, partying in the streets, over 100 beers to choose from, and drinking for a good cause. AND…. when you get your second wind, it’s $5 for three more tokens, which translates to $5 for a full beer. That’s a pretty good deal for microbrews. So take that.

Still feeling cheated? Fine, have a promo code for two extra tokens on us – enter SKEPTIC when you purchase tickets online.

Have more questions? Check out the FAQs.

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Family theatre at West of Lenin

September 20th, 2018 by Sara

Written by Lindsay Joelle, and Produced by Forward Flux Productions & presenting partner Pratidhwani, A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL, AGE 7 is an immersive experience that is perfect for the entire family. Audiences will travel to Mumbai, India, where they will meet Amal, a 7 year old boy who uses his explorer’s heart and a little Bollywood magic to fight the god of death. Exploring universal issues through the eyes of a small boy, this imaginative play weaves together heartache and triumph as it invites us to examine our connection to family, our city, and the world. The play is set in 2006, on the day of the Mumbai train bombings. It is inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s play, The Post Office (Bengali: Dak Ghar) Presented as part of The Flux Salon series last year, this new play was developed with the playwright as Joelle visited Seattle several times this summer to work with the cast and creative team to bring this immersive production to life. Run Time: 75 minutes, no intermission
Featuring: Nabilah Ahmed (Amal), Gurvinder Pal Singh (Uncle), Jay AthalyeSuda (Rishi), Varsha Raghavan (Rishi), Abhijeet Rane (Doctor), Meenakshi Rishi (Nurse)
Creative Team: Samip Raval (Director), Wesley Fruge (Movement Director/Forward Flux Producer), Shahbaz Khan (Assistant Director), Agastya Kohli (Pratidhwani Producer), Cassandra Thorpe (Production Manager), Jordan Gerow (Scenic Design), Pallavi Garg (Costume Design), Zanna King (Lighting Design), Brian Murphy (Sound Design), Karla Davenport (Properties Manager), Justin Duffiance & Annie Duffiance (Technical Director/Set Builders/Scenic Charges), Rachel Culbertson (Stage Manager), Michael Latham (Assistant Stage Manager) Questions? Contact the Producer! at

West Of Lenin: A Small History Of Amal, Age 7
WhenThu, September 20, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WhereWest of Lenin, 203 N 36th St (map)

Opens SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd @ 8:00pm Previews Sept 19, 20 @ 7:30pm, 21 @ 8:00pm Sept 24, 27, Oct 1, 3, 4 @ 7:30pm Sept 28, 29, Oct 5, 6 @ 8pm

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Senior centers to get $1.7M from city

September 20th, 2018 by Sara

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.7 million in awards for senior centers that contribute to the health, well-being, and independence of Seattle’s older adults.

“As our City grows less affordable, we must continue to invest in our most vulnerable residents, including our senior community. Our older neighbors are an asset to our community and a vital part of the fabric of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Durkan. “Our senior centers provide opportunities for volunteerism, lifelong learning, transportation, and healthy meals. These investments will help our neighbors live longer and enhance their quality of life.”

Twelve nonprofit centers across Seattle will receive awards ranging from $67,000 to $180,000 in 2019, including:

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service
  • Chinese Information and Service Center
  • International Drop-In Center
  • Greenwood Senior Center (operated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association)
  • Pike Market Senior Center
  • South Park Senior Center
  • Southeast Seattle Senior Center
  • Wallingford Community Senior Center

And four programs operated by Sound Generations:

  • Ballard Senior Center
  • Central Area Senior Center
  • Lake City/Northgate
  • Senior Center of West Seattle

“HSD has developed a results-driven investment model that helps ensure that the department’s work is making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable people, addressing community disparities, and investing in what works,” said Jason Johnson, Interim Director of the Human Services Department. “These centers provide high-quality, cost-effective programs. They reach out to older people who may be socially or culturally isolated and they build a real sense of community.”

The Seattle Human Services Department recommended the senior center awards from the City’s General Fund. Its Aging and Disability Services division reviewed center proposals and made final decisions based on recommendations from a community-based review committee, the geographic location of the center, and the opportunity to serve populations with higher health disparities and/or lower social and emotional support, particularly Hispanic/Latinx and Black/African American older adults.

Several studies show the connection between social engagement, quality of life, and longevity. AARP Foundation’s Connect2Affect lists numerous risk factors for older adults, including diminishing social networks, fewer transportation options, changing roles, and living alone. Social and civic participation and community support are among the goals of the City of Seattle’s Age Friendly Seattle action plan.

For senior center locations, more information about local programs and services for older adults, or answers to questions about aging issues, call Community Living Connections toll-free at 844-348-5464.

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