Saturday, August 1, 2009

Big Money for Park(ing) Day

Big thanks to Web Crowell and Unpaving Paradise -- a division of the Capitol Hill Community Council -- for helping us win a $750 smART ventures grant from the Seattle Arts Commission. With this money, we can afford insurance coverage for the Park(ing) Day Central Park and can pay for traditional advertising. We had hoped to us a portion of the grant as cash awards for the best parks but, per the grant guidelines, are not allowed. No matter though, we are very appreciative of the award and are seeking alternative ways to raise a little money for awards.

For anyone that is interested in participating in the event, whether on the People's Parking Lot or elsewhere, take note that an informational meeting is scheduled for next week:

Thursday, 8/6.
6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Officer's Club in the Armory at Lake Union Park,
860 Terry Ave N
Second Floor

From the informational email:

We will discuss how to get involved with PARKing Day, how to set up
your spot, including information on permits, rules and how to decorate
your park.

If you are interested in coming along then please drop me an email to
confirm. (

I will also be in attendance to share our plan for the central park and connection to other Capitol Hill parks. As of now, eight parks are confirmed for our space and we hope for many more. If you'd like to set up on the site, please send an email and let us know. Also, if you are an acoustic or self-powered musician, and are interested in performing, get in touch.

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