News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


12th annual Luminata this weekend

September 17th, 2012 by Sara

Bring your lantern or buy a pre-made lantern to help the Fremont Arts Council raise money and parade around Green Lake celebrating the Fall Equinox this Friday night.

Organizer Peter Toms writes

The Autumn Equinox is approaching and we are getting the mojo together for another fabulous amazingly beautiful nighttime event. The event is produced by the Fremont Arts Council whom you could say knows a thing or two about putting on a great parade! … As always we will start at 7 pm at the Aqua Barn on the south end of Green Lake. As soon as it’s full dark we’ll head out onto the parade route with the bands rocking and all the coolest lanterns and lighty lights out and about. We’ll end at the Secret Banquet with cider, cookies and treats, more music and fun, and of course King Winter will appear to oversee the festivities. Last year it was a gorgeous evening and the moon was riding high in the sky for the Autumn Equinox. This year will be even better! All lanterns, puppets, lit up costumes, lighty toys, burner wear etc are welcome…we will have lanterns for sale at the event – please do buy a lantern and support the FAC! Even if you already have one. You just can’t have too many lanterns. And this is how the event raises money so that it can continue on each year.

Luminata participants will get down to music from the Orkestar Zirkonium marching band, and One Love marching band led by funkiest trombone Marc Smason. All ages are welcome, and festive dress is encouraged. Meet at the South End of Green Lake, next to the boat launch / water amphitheater (begin gathering at 7pm, parade starts at dusk).

For more information, click here.

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‘The Killing’ Gives Seattle Neighborhoods Confusing Shoutouts

May 11th, 2011 by master

If you haven’t been watching AMC’s new show “The Killing,” get to it. The moody, suspenseful drama has been delivering tons of twists and turns in its whodunit crime story. It’s also been delivering tons of references to the Seattle neighborhoods in which its storyline takes place.

While the show is filmed mostly in Vancouver, many of the establishing shots are of the Seattle downtown as well as various parts of the city, including images of the Aurora Bridge and Gas Works Park in recent weeks. The show’s Larsen family also apparently live near the Ballard Bridge.

Some of the recognizable references, however, come with a bit of a disclaimer. Since this is television, many of the names may sound familiar but how they’re referenced is often not.

Take the recent mention in this past week’s episode where Detectives Linden and Holder paid a visit to Green Lake Mosque at 547 North Simpson Street, Seattle, WA. Hopefully you didn’t immediately get into your car and try to find this new pop culture landmark because, well, it doesn’t exist.

That address doesn’t exist, and there is no Green Lake Mosque. And, to make matters even more confusing for Seattle locals, Linden describes Green Lake as “in Rainier Valley.”

There haven’t been any scenes in Fremont yet but we’ll keep an eye out for “The Fremont FBI Headquarters at 221 Jackson Street” or “The Fremont Haberdashery at 119 Euclid Ave.”

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Cinco de Mayo Traffic Advisory

May 5th, 2010 by master

Cinco de Mayo revelers who plan on attending the Green Lake party: best if you walk, especially if you live in a neighborhood like ours, which is close enough to do so without too much of a stretch.

From the Seattle Department of Transportation:

Cinco De Mayo Celebration to Close Street by Green Lake Tomorrow: Wednesday, May 5, Second Avenue NE will be closed between Woodlawn Avenue NE and E Green Lake Way N from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.  During the closure, a beer garden will be open for the Cinco de Mayo celebration being held at the Tacos Guaymas at Greenlake. A crowd of 850 is expected to show up for the festivities.  Motorists should expect congestion in the area as a result of the street closure.

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