The Lake City Latino Community Brought Mariachi Music for All to Enjoy
LCFF was honored to play a small part in supporting Peggy Herandez and the Lake City Latino Community’s effort to bring live Mariachi music to Albert Davis Park on Saturday, December 16th. Over 100 neighbors came out on a beautiful Winter day to enjoy the music of El Mariachi Monarcos . The event was supported by a grant from Seattle Parks and Recreation and warm beverages were provided by Molly with the Lake City Farmers Market and Annette from the Kaffeeklatsch. Nancy Pew from the library was there to hand out hand warmers for those that needed and Lake City’s own Monica Sweet once again provided amazing technical support for the group. Monica’s sound engineering continues to be top notch and always rising to the challenge of new instruments and configurations.
Congratulations to Peggy, the Lake City Young Leaders and Families Adelante for putting on a great show and treating us all to a very special event in Lake City.
Mariachi Comes to Albert Davis Park
December 16th at 3pm
Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation and
the Latino community of Lake City, for a wonderful
wintertime concert! Hot beverages and hand warmers
provided. Rain or shine. Dress for the weather and
Get ready to have some fun!
Volunteer support provided by Familias
Adelante and Lake City Young Leaders
CONCIERTO CON “EL MARIACHI MONARCAS”
3p.m. Parque Albert Davis
(Junto a la biblioteca de Lake City)
Seattle Parks and Recreation y la
comunidad latina de Lake City, ¡te
invitan a un maravilloso concierto de
Se ofrecerán bebidas calientes y calentadores para
manos. Llueva o truene. Vengan abrigados y alístense para
divertirse! Apoyo de voluntarios proporcionado por Familias Adelante y
Lake City Young Leaders ¿Sabías que en el 2011
la UNESCO inscribió al Mariachi en la Lista Representativa del Patrimonio Cultural
Inmaterial de la Humanidad?
Exploring Our Parks
6:30-8pm – Meet at Lake City Community Center
Free Food from Gyros on Lake City
Live jazz from Reuel Lubag
Ice Cream from Sweet Alchemy
An optional walking tour to Virgil Flaim Skate Park & 125th St Mini Park
Several Parks Department Staff on hand
6:30-7:15 Attendees visit table, gather information, eat, enjoy live music
7:15-8pm Walking tour of parks –
Group 1 – Community Center to Virgil Flam Park, to Mini Park to Festival Street and back
Group 2 – Festival Street to Mini Park to Virgil Flam Park to Community Center and back
For our August Community Conversation we decided to bring things outside.Join us along with Community Members and Parks Staff to talk about our Lake City Parks. Representatives will be on hand to talk about the new park coming to 33rd Avenue, how to put on events in public parks, the new Virgil Flaim Skate Park as well as other parks related issues. Meet at the Lake City Community Center for free food and enjoy live music at Albert Davis Park.
The World is Our Canvas
Do you know who painted those colorful murals around the Lake City Community Center? At the request of the community, and thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by Chuck Dickey – a Lake City resident, volunteer, community advocate, and Chamber and Lion’s Club member – the Lake City Mural Arts Project employed 30+ Seattle Community Court defendants doing court-ordered community service to design and produce these beautiful public artworks in late 2009. The theme of the mural facing Albert Davis Park reflects the history and character of Lake City.
The next time you stroll by, take a moment to pause, look closely, and appreciate the vision, care, and elbow grease given by so many people.
Read Seattle Community Court News, December 2009 (PDF) for project details (page 2), including awesome step-by-step photos that show the artists at every stage of work (page 9) and the dedication ceremony (page 8).