Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Our Hey Neighbor! series introduces you to the people behind the scenes working to build, strengthen, and engage the communities of Seattle.

Meet Sandy Pernitz, one of our amazing P-Patch Community Garden Coordinators who has been with the program for the past 20 years. (Learn More)
Help Us Celebrate 45 Years of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program

Improve Your Civic Leadership Skills at the People’s Academy for Community Engagement

The Votes Are in for Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Streets

Meet Kim Schwarzkopf - Your Voice, Your Choice Participant & Volunteer

Watch Us Live on KING 5
We will be talking about Your Voice, Your Choice on KING 5's Take Five at 4:15pm today!


Free Dental, Vision, and Medical Services Offered for People in Need: Seattle/King County Clinic returns for a fifth year to KeyArena at Seattle Center with services for those who struggle to access or afford healthcare. It will be held September 20-23. (more)

Get Some Kitten Cuddles at Kitty Hall: The kittens are back! The fifth annual Kitty Hall returns to Seattle on Thursday, Aug. 30 and the public is invited to meet, greet and, of course, cuddle kittens. (more)

Update on the City of Seattle’s Navigation Team: Mayor Durkan has made important investments to expand the team’s capacity and to create hundreds of new shelter spaces for people experiencing homelessness. (more)

Neighborhood & Community Arts Grants Now Accepting Applications: This program supports creativity at a grassroots level by investing in recurring festivals or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and enhance the visibility of neighborhoods through arts and culture. (more)

City Awards $400,000 to Improve Digital Equity: Projects receiving funds will support a broad range of community-driven, collaborative solutions to achieve digital equity in Seattle. They will reach over 8,300 residents, including immigrants, refugees, seniors, youth, and people with disabilities. (more)

Celebrate the 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards Recipients on Thursday, August 30: The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts. (more)


The City of Seattle wants your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts.

  • Seattle Police Department's Micro-Community Policing Plans (Learn More)
  • Office of Labor Standards Public Education Survey (Learn More)

For a full list of projects open for public comment, visit our website.

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
ARTS Launches the New Columbia Hillman Arts & Cultural District: The mission for the district is to celebrate and enhance the authentic and culturally diverse soul of Columbia City and Hillman City. (more)

Safety Improvements on Rainier Avenue South: Learn about near-term and long-term safety enhancements along Rainier Ave S between S Kenny St and S Henderson St. (more)


  • Kubota Garden Foundation Plant Sale Prep Work Parties: August 29, 10am (more)
  • SDOT Tree Planting Community Meeting: August 30, 5:30pm (more)
  • Rainier Beach Wetland Restoration & Community Lunch: August 31, 10am (more)
  • Me-Kwa-Mooks Habitat Restoration: August 31, 2:30pm (more)
  • Pritchard Island Beach Fall Prep for Planting: September 1, 10am (more)
  • Southwest District Council Meeting: September 5, 6:30pm (more)
  • Sound Transit West Seattle Neighborhood Forum: September 8, 9am (more)
  • South Delridge Neighborhood Clean-up: September 8, 10am (more)
  • Walking Tour - Places for People in Othello: September 8, 10am (more)
  • Duwamish Salmon Bake Fundraiser and Program: September 8, 12pm (more)
  • Delridge P-Patch Open House & Potluck: September 8, 12pm (more)
  • Bradner P-Patch Potluck: September 9, 4pm (more)
  • South Delridge Community Group Meeting: September 11, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association Meeting: September 11, 7pm (more)
  • Beacon Hill Public Art Bike Tour: September 15, 10am - 1pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Making the 8 Less Late: One of the busiest stretches of Denny Way, eastbound from Fairview Ave E to Stewart St, is about to get a new transit-only lane—dedicated to moving many people efficiently. (more)

Pilot Streetlight Project in Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market: Seattle City Light is piloting a program to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by installing LED streetlight fixtures in the downtown Seattle area. (more)

  • First Hill Pop Up Petting Zoo: August 30, 6pm (more)
  • Fight for the Ocean Day: September 1, 2pm (more)
  • The Ropes - Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness: September 5, 6pm (more)
  • Celebrating 45th Anniversary of P-Patch Gardening at Interbay P-Patch: September 8, 11am (more)
  • UpGarden P-Patch Open House: September 8, 10am (more)
  • Community Work Day at Danny Woo Garden: September 8, 10am (more)
  • Republican P-Patch Open House: September 8, 12pm (more)
  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Open House: September 8, 6pm (more)
  • 11th Annual Live Aloha Festival: September 9, 11am (more)
  • Sound Transit Downtown Neighborhood Forum: September 11, 5:30pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: September 12, 6pm (more)
  • Seattle University Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: September 13, 5:30pm (more)
  • Queen Anne P-Patch Garden Open House: September 15, 9:30am (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Youth Volunteers Complete Northgate Mural Project “Cosmic Unity”: Northgate Community Center staff worked with local youth to solicit design ideas to spruce up this once plain gray facade, which now bursts with colors and avian imagery. (more)

Review Plans for Improvements at Golden Gardens Park Off-Leash Area: At a meeting on August 30, community members will have the opportunity to review and comment on plans to install agility equipment at the park. (more)

  • NEST Seattle Walking Group: August 29, 10am (more)
  • SDOT Tree Planting Community Meeting - Loyal Heights: September 1, 10am (more)
  • Green Lake Litter Patrol: September 2, 9am (more)
  • Northacres Weeding Extravaganza: September 2, 10am (more)
  • SDOT Tree Planting Community Meeting - Green Lake: September 6, 5:30pm (more)
  • Tree Stewardship Event at Troll's Knoll: September 8, 9am (more)
  • Picardo P-Patch 1st Annual Barter Fair & Potluck: September 8, 6pm (more)
  • Sidewalk Talk Seattle: September 9, 1:30pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee Meeting: September 11, 6:30pm (more)
  • Piper's Orchard Festival of Fruit in Carkeek Park: September 15, 10am (more)
  • P-Patch 45th Anniversary Celebration at Picardo: September 16, 4pm (more)
  • Sound Transit Ballard-Interbay Neighborhood Forum: September 17, 5:30pm (more)

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