Lake City Mini Park Treated to Shakespearean Comedy
On Thursday, August 9th, LCFF partnered with Randy Wiger from the Seattle Parks Department and Greenstage theater company to bring the first ever “Shakespeare in the Lake City Mini Park” to about 30 audience members who seemed thoroughly entertained. Greenstage actors and audience members were real troopers as the first 20 minutes of the production were challenged by the urban sounds of asphalt repaving in the parking lot adjacent to the park. In true professional form, the show went on, and Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” was enjoyed by all. Based on this initial effort, LCFF is committed to bringing it back. It was a special event for Lake City and one we hope you will strongly consider joining us for in the future. Thank you to all that came out to support.
Salmon Bake and World Stage a Big Success for Lake City Summer Festival
A huge thank you to all the incredible volunteers and all those who worked tirelessly to bring the Lake City Summer Festival back to the Community. LCFF was thrilled to host hundreds of families in Albert Davis Park to enjoy family activities and an incredible line up of performers.
While the people that contributed to the success of the event are too numerous to mention here we would like to give a shout out to a few superstars.
Monica Sweet (sound for the world music stage)
TomiJo McCarrier – Seattle Parks and Rec
LCFF Board Members – Annie Stocker (head of salmon bake), Ray Robinson, Molly Burke (children’s area lead) and Robin Crowder
Chuck Schultz (grill master extraordinaire)
Executive Chef’s Jak and Asoka from 21 Acres
Furtuna Telke – Grand Marshal of the Parade and and inspiration to us all
Kym Smith, Lake City Fred Meyer
Manila Manila, Auto Shine, Urban Heron Painting, Two Dog Yoga, Beer Authority, Grocery Outlet and the Friendly Foam Shop
Nancy (AND pAT) Pew, Lake City Children’s Librarian
Pierre Family for the awesome mustang for the parade
August 4th from 10:30-4 with Parade Activities Starting at 6pm
In Imogene Inglet’s book, Lil’ Ol’ Lake City, the opening to her chapter on “Pioneer Days” starts with the following: “What keeps a tradition alive? People! And, in the case of Lake City, a community spirit that never dies.” Imogene goes on to talk about the beginnings of the “Lake City Summer Festival” that in 1947, became known as “Pioneer Days”.
It was Ethel and Albert Davis (for whom Albert Davis Park behind the Lake City Community Center is named) that started the tradition of the Salmon Bake in 1950 after taking it upon themselves to research methods of cooking salmon by traveling to salmon bakes around the region.
For over 70 years the Salmon Bake has gone on in Lake City as part of the community’s largest celebration. Imogene’s words continue to ring true as neighbors and community members come together, working hard to create a festival and parade that is reflective of our changing and growing Lake City.
Monday Night “World Dance Lessons” Continues Through August 20th
Starts at 6:30 – Everyone is Welcome – Free!
Tonight – July 30th Lake City Future First and the Department of Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Lake City Young Leaders program bring you “World Dance Lessons”. Tonight we host Gansango, known to many in Lake City as one of our Community favorites bringing West African Drum and Dance to our neighborhood.