LCFF is currently seeking performers for our Concerts in the Lake City Mini Park. Please visit her to fill out our simple application: Artist Application
Performances will be every Wednesday starting June 7th for 10 weeks. Performances will be compensated $200 for 40 minutes to one hour of music. A start time of 6 PM is set for each event. We encourage performers who have a strong cultural connection to share and are hopeful that the music encourages dance. Venue is outdoors at the Lake City Mini Park at 125th and Lake City Way. We provide a tent for performers and will work with artists on sound requirements. Email email@example.com with questions.
November 18th brought the first “World Dance Party” to NE Seattle and it was not to be missed. The evening was an incredible night of sharing culture with each other through food, art and dance. Six scheduled dance instructions kept the night zipping along kicking off with none other than the “Chicken Dance”. As the evening progressed another set of impromptu dances came from attendants eager to share their cultural expression including a Turkish Folk Dance and some traditional Somali Dancing.
Everyone enjoyed a fantastic feast made up of potluck dishes brought by attendants, donations from the Kaffeeklatsch and Mo and Lu Pasta and wonderful offerings from Stephen with the Hunger intervention program and the staff of the North Seattle Family Resource Center. In addition, participants were asked to fill out a leaf and attach it to the “You Are Welcome Here” tree identifying where people had come from. The Lake City Youth Leadership Program helped with set up and take down and also offered up a cool mask decorating station.
LCFF was honored to take part in the event that was made possible through the Seattle Parks District’s “Recreation 4 All” initiative. Resources were available for individuals and families through several groups including the Office of Civil Rights and the ORCA card program. Partnering on the evening were the Children’s Home Society of Washington, Lake City Seniors, Lake City Branch of the Seattle Public Library, Hunger Intervention Program, LCFF, Seattle Parks and Department of Neighborhoods. Continue reading “World Dance Party in NE Seattle”→
Join Children’s Home Society/North Seattle Family Resource Center, LCFF, Sound Generations/LC Seniors, the Lake City Library, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Parks and Rec for our first annual “World Dance” event. There will be free food, prizes, resource tables and instruction on dances from all over the world.
Call (206) 364-7930 for more information.
Visit the North Seattle Family Resource Center Facebook page – NSFRC Facebook
“This project is funded by the Seattle Park District’s Recreation for All Initiative”.
LCFF caught up with local Artist Elise Koncsek as she was taking down her installation entitled “My Home” this past week at the Lake City Mini Park. I asked Elise if she would be willing to share a bit about her project:
“My Home provides a voice for Seattleites experiencing homelessness to define the concept of “home” and publicly share their needs and interests for housing solutions. With this project, I aim to spark discussion about homelessness in our city and encourage inclusion of people receiving housing services in the designing of our service programs. This project was created in partnership with a group of fifteen family members staying at the Mary’s Place Family Center in the spring of 2016 and funded by Put the Arts in Parks, a Seattle Park District initiative. My Home was created in collaboration with Consuela Thomas, Sylvester Young Jr., Crissy, Haregu Kahsory, JR, Olivia & Hailey, Lwam Tesfay, Mya “Baby Girl” Haggard, Daniel “Bad Boy” Haggard, Tsedale Woldesemaya, Robert M. Stevens, Ayan Ali, Dahlak Andemariam, Karlie Taylor, Willie III, and the staff at Mary’s Place Family Center. Special thanks to Artech for their Public Art Grant which provided installation support and Zot Lasers for laser cutting services”
Lake City was fortunate to have two wonderful installations at the Mini Park this year including that of artist Melissa Koch.
For those not lucky enough to have time to appreciate Elise’s work, on the central figure is written “At my home” surrounded by speech bubbles. Phrases like “We’ll spend time with the kids”, “I’ll let my guard down”, “We’ll build traditions”, and “I’ll relax in a bubble bath” are just a few of the powerful statements. Thank you, Elise and all who worked on this project.