December 3rd, 2014 by Doree
Get into the holiday spirit with this weekend’s 34th annual PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $2 for PNA members, $4 general public. Plus, please bring a can of food for the Greenwood Food Bank.
Both the Blue Building and Brick Building will be filled with more than 115 craft vendors, plus hundreds more entertainers — singers, dancers, etc. — on two stages. There’s also a quilt raffle, bake sale and lunch items for sale.
The Winter Festival supports the PNA’s many community programs, including the PNA Hot Meal Program, before and after school childcare, the Greenwood Senior Center, the tool library, art gallery, plus community projects for neighbors in need and the Volunteers of America Food Bank of Greenwood.
Click here for the full entertainment schedule and list of every vendor and their location.
Tags: crafts, holidays, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
November 11th, 2014 by Doree
The Ballard Beer Company will donate $1 from every pint purchased on Wednesday to the Greenwood Senior Center. It’s part of their Pints for a Purpose program. Ballard Beer Company is at 2050 NW Market St. On Wednesday it’s open from 4-11 p.m.
The Greenwood Senior Center (GSC), a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA), offers programs and services that provide an opportunity for thousands of seniors each year to enhance physical fitness, mental stimulation and emotional well-being and supports active seniors in their efforts to preserve traditions, embrace change and maintain independence. In 2013, the Greenwood Senior Center served over 2,300 seniors, ages 55 – 95, more than 17,000 times, offering daily hot meals, social work services, classes, lectures, visits by health, financial, tax or legal professionals, and numerous club, craft, musical, arts, social and recreational events.
Tags: Ballard Beer Company, greenwood senior center, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
November 7th, 2014 by Doree
Update: The second work party on Tuesday has been cancelled because Sunday’s volunteers completed all the work! (Photo of work party, below, by Mike V.)
Earlier: Volunteers are needed to help attach light strips on metal monkey frames that will hang from businesses, awnings and light poles all over Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this holiday season.
“Monkey Strippers,” as organizer Mike Veitenhans is calling them, can come to a work party from 1-5 p.m. this Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 6;
or a second work party from 12-4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 5.
Tags: holidays, monkeys, Phinney Neighborhood Association Business Group, PNA
October 14th, 2014 by Doree
The PNA Village needs volunteer drivers to transport Village members to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, just-for-fun outings and more. Volunteers choose when and how often they drive. Trips are usually within the Phinney/Greenwood/Ballard area.
The PNA Village is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and helps neighbors remain active and engaged while staying in their homes and neighborhoods as they age.
Contact Amanda at 206-789-1217 or email@example.com for more information.
Tags: aging, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, PNA Village, seniors
October 8th, 2014 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is seeking community members and businesses to sponsor a lighted metal monkey for the holiday season.
The 150 monkeys will hang in “troupes” along Greenwood-Phinney avenues and the downtown corridor. They’ll be in trees and store windows and hang from awnings during from the end of November through December to help promote the holiday season, in conjunction with Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights event.
Sponsorship for each monkey is $25. The first 75 household sponsors also receive a pair of tickets to the WildLights preview night on Nov. 25. Monkeys will be displayed from Nov. 29 to Dec. 30. A Holiday Lighting event to kick off the season will happen at the raid tower at 67th and Phinney in front of the PNA on Nov. 29.
Tags: holidays, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Phinney Neighborhood Business Association, PNA, Woodland Park Zoo WildLights
October 8th, 2014 by Doree
The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is today (Wednesday), raising money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time today, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the program. Grab a coffee and pastry for breakfast, have lunch with your co-workers, then take the family out for dinner.
Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.
If you’re not able to eat out today but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.
Tags: Food & Drink, fundraising, Hot Meal Program, Phabulous Phinneywood Pig Out, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
October 2nd, 2014 by Doree
The annual Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out is coming up next Wednesday, Oct. 8. Dine at any of the 33 neighborhood restaurants, pubs or coffee shops any time that day, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. Participating businesses will have a colorful whirligig sign outside. And you can check the full list here.
If you’re not able to eat out that day but still want to support the Hot Meal Program, you can send a check to the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.
Tags: Food & Drink, food and drink, fundraising, Hot Meal Program, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
September 25th, 2014 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is beginning a new capital campaign, this time aimed at accessibility in the Brick Building, which doesn’t have an elevator.
The campaign’s kickoff is from 6-8 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Brick Building’s Community Hall, with refreshments, a building tour, and more information about the renovations planned. Please RSVP to Amy Besunder, PNA development director, at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can plan enough food and drink.
Tags: fundraising, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
September 24th, 2014 by Doree
Metal benders are needed starting this Thursday to create 150 metal frame monkeys that will light up the streets of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this holiday season.
Working with a professional fabricator, volunteers will bend and tack weld 1/8″ x 3/4″ flat bar into various monkey shapes starting this Thursday, Sep 25. Additional bending sessions will be scheduled based on the availability of volunteers and shop time. The work will be performed at Close Enough Engineering, 630 Boren Ave N, in South Lake Union. Volunteers need to have strong hands, not be afraid of sweating and getting dirty, and able to work at least one four-hour shift.
Interested? Contact Mike Veitenhans at email@example.com
Tags: holidays, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
August 25th, 2014 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is accepting submissions for its 2015 gallery season for visual artists working in 2D or 3D media for individual or group shows. Submission deadline is Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. More information and the online application are here.
The Phinney Center Gallery is located in the historic Phinney Center in Seattle, Washington. Our gallery shows are advertised to 17,000 local community members and 3,000-4,000 viewers visit the Phinney Center each month. Our gallery has approximately 100 linear feet of wall space (depending on configuration of walls), as well as display capacity for three-dimensional work in locked glass cases and pedestals. The gallery will provide insurance. Priority consideration for gallery shows will go to artists working in the Puget Sound area who are not currently represented by a commercial gallery.
Tags: art, Phinney Gallery, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
August 18th, 2014 by Doree
Crews have been working to install the first North Seattle community solar project at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. The solar panels themselves will be installed today.
On the roof of the PNA’s Blue Building, with Green Lake in the background. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Solar.
Woodland Park Zoo also is getting two large photovoltaic solar arrays as part of the same project, which is sponsored by Seattle City Light. Together, the zoo and the PNA’s arrays will comprise about 74 kilowatts of solar.
Customers can buy one or more units for $150 each. Investors will receive annual City Light energy credits and Washington State incentive payments until 2020, when the solar systems will belong completely to the PNA and the zoo.
Update: Here are two pictures of the first panels being installed today. (Thanks to the PNA for the photos.)
Tags: community solar project, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Seattle City Light, solar energy, woodland park zoo
April 25th, 2014 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association‘s Garage Sale Day is on Saturday, May 17. The deadline to register yard sales to be included on the special map is May 10.
Clean out your closets for PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day on May 17th. Visit phinneycenter.org/garagesale or call (206) 783-2244 by May 10th to register your yard sale or reserve a space at the Phinney Center flea market. Registered sales will be listed on the official Garage Sale Day map, available May 16th. New this year, SpatialDev has designed an interactive online map of all sale location which will allow you to sort for categories, get directions and enhance your selling experience. PNA will provide a print map as well.
Tags: Garage Sale Day, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA