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More scenes from Friday night’s Summer Streets

August 15th, 2011 · Comments

We had such a great time strolling Greenwood Avenue on Friday night during the 3rd annual PhinneyWood Summer Streets. And by the looks of it, a couple thousand other people did too. We posted a bunch of pictures right after the event, but here are several more.

As always, the Bubbleman was a huge draw on the street in front of Metropolis and Zak & Zoe.

The Greenwood Food Bank, with help from volunteers of Vision Greenwood Park, built a canned food pyramid with donations to the Food Bank. At the end of the night, they told us they believed that more than 3,000 cans of food had been donated (including 1,000 from Ken’s Market!) They promised to send us the exact number after volunteers had counted it all this weekend.

A-1 Piano at 70th and Greenwood had a giant flexible keyboard set up on the sidewalk for kids of all ages to make music.

These musicians were playing from inside Johnson & Johnson Antiques.

The Phinney Farmers Market stayed open an extra hour, until 8 p.m., to accommodate the Summer Streets crowds.

Umpqua Bank, which is moving into the corner of 72nd and Greenwood, parked their truck and passed out free popsicles and ice cream bars to a long line of folks.

The intersection of 76th and Greenwood was probably the most crowded, with the Coffee Taste Off, a 20-vendor art fair organized by Tasty, plus a live band, circus performers and aerialists. (By the way, Tasty will be closed through Aug. 22 while the owners are on vacation.)

Kids and parents left their chalk marks on the street.

Thaddeus Valentine, owner of Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon at 7912 Greenwood Ave. N., was giving haircuts outside.

And kids watch from outside while a crowd inside Tasty watches “sensual chef” and Greenwood resident Tiberio Simone artfully place food on a bikini-clad model.

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