Category Archives: Around Lake Union

Protect your Eyes During the Eclipse!

Special viewing equipment is needed to safely watch the eclipse due to the brightness of the sun and the dangers of staring at it for long periods of time. The easiest method to see the eclipse will be to use safely glasses, though those are becoming harder to find. Many stores and online retailers are sold out and the proliferation of cheap knock-offs is raising safety concerns. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse. It is not safe to look at the sun while wearing sunglasses, and the eclipse may damage your phone, so do not attempt to take a photo with your smartphone.

If you don’t want to risk sun damage to your eyes – or fight the crowds trying to get the best view of the eclipse – you can tune in online. NASA has a day of programming planned, including live coverage from 12 locations, airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET. You can find more information here.

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Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Info from the: Boats Afloat Show Website 

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Get Out & Boat Fest Splashes onto South Lake Union June 24th FREE Boat Rides, Hands-On Clinics, Seminars, Plus Live Music, Kids’ Zone, Info Booths and Food at

2nd Annual SLU Event

Get Out & Boat Calendar

SEATTLE – The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association is excited to host the second round of their Get Out & Boat Fest, to be held in Chandler’s Cove on

Saturday, June 24th from 11 AM  – 3 PM

This event was so popular last year the fleet has nearly doubled, offering 50 boat rides throughout the day.

Completely FREE to the public, the Fest aims to demonstrate the joy and feasibility of boating by getting people out on the water.

Attendees of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to ‘Seas the Day – Get Out & Boat!’ at this South Lake Union event. Fest-goers can experience the thrill of gliding across the water by taking a 45-minute boat ride around Lake Union.

Sailboats, power boats under 30’, cruisers and fishing trawlers will be available for rides, allowing attendees to tryout which boat best suits their lifestyle. Participants can learn new skills at hands-on docking, anchoring, technology, rigging and knot tying clinics with the guidance of industry professionals.

Boating seminars offered by marine experts will cover topics such as how to buy a boat, insider tips on boating safety, chartering a boat and salmon fishing in the San Juan Islands. Fest attendees can stroll the docks and visit booths that provide information on what it takes to get into boating, whether it be obtaining a WA State Boaters Card, learning how to finance and insure a boat, or the ins-and-outs of chartering and boat share.

This family-friendly event will also include a fun kids’ zone with toy boat building offered by the Center for Wooden Boats.

Enjoy live music provided by local musician and Jimmy Buffet-cover artist Dave Calhoun while grabbing a snack from a number of food carts. The second annual Get Out & Boat Fest aims to increase public awareness of boating by offering opportunities for people to get out on the water, experience boating firsthand, and educate and inform non-boaters so they can learn all about the boating lifestyle.

Contact: Kirsten Berg May 30, 2017 Northwest Yacht Brokers Association kirsten@nwyachtbrokers.com (206) 748-0012 www.boatsafloatshow.com

 

Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods: Queen Anne


Exploring: Queen Anne

Seattle Center

Depending on the time of year you are looking at, you may be able to attend one of the many outdoor festivals held at Seattle Center including: Bumbershoot, Folklife Festival, and Bite of Seattle.

The local radio station KEXP also hold free concerts at the mural amphitheater in the summer months. Stop by and watch them broadcast from the new La Marzocco Cafe, with a viewing window directly into the DJ Booth!

Go up 605 feet into the Space Needle! If you haven’t done it, you are obligated, it is absolutely the best view of the entire city and the sound. Opt to have dinner in the restaurant if you don’t want to come down just yet. If you don’t go up at least go to Kerry Park on Highland Drive,  and have a look at the needle from afar. It’s an excellent place to take in the sunset!

MoPop! (Formerly EMP)  Museum of Pop Culture 

Rotating exhibits at the MoPop! From music and art to sci-fi, fantasy, and the indie game revolution. This place is so cool! Even if you don’t go inside be sure to stop by and check out the architecture and walk the grounds. The building was designed by Frank O. Gehry, and the building appears to change color from different angles. MoPop  museum is a non profit interested in empowering it’s visitors, and contributing to art education.

Grab a Bite! 

From coffee shops to restaurants, from lower Queen Anne to the top of the hill, there are so many options for food and drink…The following is no where near a complete list, just a place to start:

Mezcaleria Oaxaca: Bustling stop for Mexican classics

Crow: New American comfort food in hip setting

Via Tribunali: Neopolitan pizzeria and bar

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge: Hip Cajun-Creole sport with a cozy, New Orleans- influenced dining room, and & optional fixed-price menu. Pro tip: to sample more of the menu check out the happy hour specials!

How to Cook a Wolf: An Ethan Stole Restaurant, specializing in Italian Mediterranean cuisine.

 

This is by no means a complete list of things to do or places to eat in Queen Anne, you’re going to have to check it out for yourself! Go Explore!