News Blog for Seattle's Maple Leaf Neighborhood


Neighborhood block party, movie night

August 29th, 2016 by Mike

The Fairview Church and School, just off Roosevelt Way North at  844 N.E. 78th St., is holding a neighborhood block party and movie night on Sunday Friday, Sept. 18th.

The party begins at 6 p.m. and features live music by Mr. and Mrs. Something.

At 8 p.m. the movie Zootopia begins in the parking lot.

“Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.”

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Celebrate community with your neighbors on Night Out Seattle this Tuesday

August 3rd, 2014 by Mike

This post courtesy of our sister site Queen Anne View.

This Tuesday, August 5th, is National Night Out, an evening to meet your neighbors, share a potluck or BBQ, host a kiddie parade, or compete in outdoor games. Anyone can organize a Night Out event for neighbors.

You can even have your non-arterial street shut down for the evening (6-10pm) to keep it safe and expand your community space for a neighborhood party. All you have to do is register your event online and if you want to close your street, officially register your Night Out event with the City of Seattle.

Summer weather continues for the week, so get outside and get together with your neighbors to celebrate community and build a support network. One of the best ways to deter crime in our neighborhood is to have watchful neighbors, and National Night Out is an effort to help reduce crime – and have fun at the same time!

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Funding available for National Night Out

July 7th, 2013 by master

With Fourth of July barbecues fresh on your minds, it’s a good time to think about the next Night Out, which this year will be on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The night of citywide block parties is always a popular event throughout Maple Leaf, with the purpose of both uniting communities and increasing crime prevention awareness.

This year, you’re invited to have an even bigger and better Night Out block party with the addition of some extra funding from the city. Through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small Sparks Fund, you can apply for up to $1,000 in matching funds for your Night Out planning and engagement, and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, youth concert, bike parades, neighborhood cleanups and entertainment.

The deadline to apply is tomorrow, July 8. And in the meantime, it’s time to start planning your local Night Out! What will you do to celebrate the event with your neighbors?

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Celebrate North Seattle Block Party 2012 on June 24

June 19th, 2012 by master

The free summer block party to bring together residents of North Seattle returns this weekend to the Oak Tree Cinema parking lot as we again Celebrate North Seattle.

The third annual event, sponsored by Oak Tree Dental, the U.S. Navy and Epic Life Church, is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 24.

Entertainment for the entire family will include live music from local band Buckets of Rain, bounce houses and carnival games for the kids, food, and door prizes and gift from a number of local businesses and community groups. From a news release:

“We love what we’ve experienced in this event,” says block party logistics coordinator Averi Norgaard. “To me, this is more than just a block party – it’s a collective step toward creating community along Aurora Avenue in North Seattle.”

In addition to entertainment, local businesses will have informative booths, and North Seattle Rotary Club and Salvation Army are bringing back the Shoes for Souls Project, which aims to collect 1,000 pairs of new shoes for children and youth in crisis situations in the North Seattle. Event attendees are encouraged to donate a brand new pair of shoes to help reach the goal.

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Time to start planning for National Night Out

July 4th, 2011 by master

Happy Fourth of July, the unofficial start of summer in Seattle, and a good time to start planning for National Night Out.

Scenes from last year’s National Night Out in Maple Leaf.

This year, the neighborhood block party with a crime-fighting goal is taking place Tuesday, Aug. 2, and the city of Seattle is inviting neighbors who are participating to register their block online, allowing you to close your street to traffic so neighbors can safely meet and mingle in the street. The city says:

Night Out is a fun event to meet your neighbors, and organize your neighborhood against crime.

Will you be participating this year?

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It's time again to Celebrate North Seattle

June 20th, 2011 by master

The North Seattle community will come together again this summer for the second annual Celebrate North Seattle block party from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, in Oak Tree Village.

The first annual Celebrate North Seattle in 2010.

The Rotary Club of North Seattle, Epic Life Church and North Seattle Minuteman Press are sponsoring the free event, which will be hosted in the Oak Tree Cinema parking lot off of Aurora.

“The block party idea started because the community needed more positive events to gather at,” Epic Life Church Pastor Keith Carpenter said in a news release. “Last year, we saw how much good exists in North Seattle when people were given a chance to meet and celebrate.”

There will be entertainment from local musician Sid Law, inflatables, children games and food, as well as door prizes and gift bags from local businesses and community groups.

Attendees also are asked to bring a new pair of shoes for the launch of the event’s Shoes for Souls Project, a joint effort of the North Seattle Rotary Club and the Salvation Army North. The goal of this project is to raise 1,000 pairs of new shoes for children and youth in crisis situations in the North Seattle community.

“We’re all in this together,” said Local Seattle Cycle Center owner Bud Myers, who attended last year’s event. “Working towards building a stronger community requires everyone believing it can happen and offering what they have to make it happen.”

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