World Dance Party in NE Seattle

1st Annual Couldn’t Have Been More Fun!

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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.

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World Dance Welcome Tree

 

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.

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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”

Sunday Clean Up

Taking a Break in November

Thank you to all who have helped clean up the neighborhood on Sundays with LCFF over the last many months.

Clean and Safe co chairs Annie and Annette will not be able to lead this over the next month due to family needs.
We are putting the Sunday ‘Clean and Safe’  garbage pick up on pause until December 11th.
See you then!

Next Community Conversation

Planning and Development In Lake City

November 9th – 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Lake City Community Center

Please join us for a Community Conversations event about the Lake City Urban Core.

We will be discussing the LIHI proposed housing project, Festival Street, walkability, openspace, and how all this fits into the Lake City Vision.

View flyer here: Conversation Flyer

Presentations with Q&A after will include:

  • LIHI – a presentation by the architects for the proposed Low Income Housing Institute’s Lake City Housing Development at 12705 30th Avenue NE, at the corner of 30th NE and NE 127th Street…..a great time to give them feedback about design!!!!!
  • LCFF Planning and Development Committee……Learn about community efforts to establish a vision for development in our community and how we are working with the city to create new Development Guidelines
  • OPCD/SDOT – Festival Street on 28th Avenue NE……an opportunity for enlivening our farmers market and a place for public gathering….similar to Pike Place Market!!!
  • LCNA Openspace Committee…..A new Community Center?!!!!

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Save the Beach Update

November 4th – King County Superior Court

Guest Contributor – Dave Pope

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The King County Superior Court has scheduled a trial on April 10, 2017 to determine a fair price to pay for the property, but first the court will hear oral argument to determine whether the eminent domain proceedings are “for public use” and “necessary”. This is a critical hearing which will be heard by Judge Doyle in King County Superior Court on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 10:00am. Please consider attending to show your support. Continue reading “Save the Beach Update”