Lake City Collective Brought Lucha Libre to Lake City
Working through a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, the Lake City Collective transformed the Lake City Community Center and brought the community together for a very special and unique event in the neighborhood. The turn out was tremendous and the large crowd was thrilled with this free event that brought Mexican style theatrical wrestling to the north end. The event was also a pot luck with food from local restaurants as well as delightful dishes from attendants. The event was complete with kids crafts, Lucha Libre merchandise, free popcorn and outreach tables. It was truly one of the best events of 2018 for Lake City. To learn more about the Lake City Collective you can visit there Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LakeCityCollective/
Lucha Libre Comes to Lake City
Huge thanks to the Lake City Collective who worked with community partners and the Seattle Parks Department to bring Lucha Libre to the neighborhood.
Saturday, December 8th at 5:30pm at the Lake City Community Center.
Lucha LIbre is professional wrestling originating in Mexico that employs rapid acrobatics.
This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
Tuesday, November 13th Community Conversation
From 6:30-8pm at the Lake City Community Center
Join us for a Community Conversation on Arts and Culture in Lake City. Meet local artists who have been creating all the wonderful murals around Lake City, enjoy a live Peruvian dance performance and show your support to Coyote Central as they look to expand their programs for youth ages 10-15 in our neighborhood. There will be free food in addition to information from City departments on grant opportunities as well as a Lake City Collective outreach table. Don’t miss it!
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.
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