Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Call for Artists

Three weeks from Saturday is our Earth Day Free Day and we'd really like a sign to announce it to the world. Unfortunately, this is what happens when I do offline announcing:

Honestly, I was reasonable proud of it, but I know it looks a bit shoddy (that cardboard came from the recycle pile at Utrecht).

Anyone out there interested in making a more aesthetically pleasing sign? All we can offer in exchange is gratitude, a shout-out here, and maybe a (veggie?) burger and beer at Earth Day Free Day.

Activating Vacant Space, Pioneer Square Edition

Join Great City at their brownbag lunch session a week from tomorrow, April 8th, at GGLO.

Brownbag: Revitalizing Pioneer Square
Thu, Apr 8, 2010 12:00 PM - Thu, Apr 8, 2010 1:30 PM

1301 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA‎
(corner of 1st and Union, downtown)

Great City Brownbags are free and open to the public. They take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of every month at:

GGLO's Space on the Steps
1301 1st Avenue, in Downtown Seattle
(About 1/4th of the way down the Harbor Steps)

Some folks are organizing really great stuff in Occidental Park for this summer. I don't know if it's public knowledge yet so I'm not saying anything, but as soon as I get the okay, and some more details, I'll post something here (or get one of the organizers to do so). Here's a hint though...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Capitol Hill Garage Sale 2010

You probably saw it first on CHS but I'm happy to (re)announce that June 5, 2010 will be the big day! Want a spot in the community space? Register here.

And don't forget about the warm-up event, Earth Day Free Day on April 24th. We'll be asking for donations to help us cover the insurance premium, so please bring a few bucks to drop in the tip jar.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kid on Bike

A friend sent me this video today of his son putting the lot to use.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Earth Day Free Day Facebook Invite

Sarah created a Facebook "event" for Earth Day Free Day; you can RSVP here. That would be a good place to talk to others about sharing things, like BBQ grills, tables, lawn chairs, canopies (in case of rain), coolers, etc.

Want to get warmed up for the Capitol Hill Commmunity Garage Sale 2010? Come by and swap out your old books, cds, clothes, whatever.

Oh, and just in case you missed JT's marathon DJ set at Park(ing) Day, you can catch part deux at this event.

Have questions? Get in touch with Sarah at:


or me via this site, facebook, or twitter.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Earth Day Free Day

Since every day should be a day we care for and clean up the planet, I think Earth Day should be a day we celebrate the Earth as a community. How exactly? Well for me at this time, I want to have a big, free party where we can build community. I'm calling this event: Earth Day Free Day.

People's Parking Lot(s)* has just gotten the OK to host the event on April 24 in the vacant space across from Travelers on Pine and Summit. If you're from Capitol Hill, you know how much revitalizing this dead space means to the community. Hosting an event here reminds neighbors that we can think differently about vacant space in the city. You might have seen our other events, like Garage Sale Day and Park(ing) Day, here last summer and fall.

Earth Day Free Day is an event that will provide a new way to celebrate Earth Day, through happiness, connectivity and creativity. It is inspired by a similar event that took place in 2009 in the Wallingford QFC parking lot. Fed up with having Earth Day be associated with picking up trash, the my friend created the 2009 event as a way to change mindsets about what a community should do to celebrate the Earth.

She wanted this new idea for an Earth Day celebration to be an event where neighbors came together to share stories, resources, talents and skills. Nothing is for sale, everything is free.

We would like to invite local artists, businesses and community members to participate.

Would you be interested in collaborating? Basically, I want this event to be free and fun. I would like it to get people thinking and connecting. And I would like your help.

If you would like to participate, please email me at sarahmkuck(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sarah Kuck

Here is the facebook invitation.