Category Archives: Around Lake Union

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Info from the: Boats Afloat Show Website 

Download the FREE get out and boat calendar!

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!

Exploring Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Ballard!

What to do in Ballard


Shop Till You Drop!

Ballard Reuse: Funky Reused Building materials and items, with a focus on architectural salvage…Just up on Market St. Bop Street Records for the music junkie with heaps and heaps of vinyl! Check out Stores like: Horseshoe, Trove Vintage, Space Oddity, Dutch Bike Co, Re-Soul, second ascent.

 Eat Eat Eat! 

There is no shortage of delicious eats in Ballard! Some of my favorites are La Isla: Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine. Senior Moose is a local favorite, with some of the best Mexican food in town! Stop in and have a Top Pot Donut, or try the famous oysters at Walrus and Carpenter.

Farmer’s Market! 

Every Sunday Old Ballard Ave closes it’s streets to cars and opens for the local farmer’s market. Do your shopping local and pick up a variety of local goods and organic, fresh local fruits and vegetables! Who doesn’t want to shake hands with the person that grew their food? Check out items such as local fresh seafood, local honey, and more. Pick up a growler of local beer, a fresh pie, some soda, mustard, jam, or ice cream. Not to mention the booths of local artists and craftsmen! This is not to be missed!

The Locks 

Here, the fresh waters of Lake Washington and Lake Union drop 22ft into saltwater Puget Sound.  100,000 boats pass through the canal and locks annually. Go when the salmon are spawning and see fish-ladder activity through underwater windows, stroll through the gardens and visit the museum.

Golden Gardens 

Have a bonfire and watch the sunset over the Olympic Mountains! The park features two wetlands and a short trail. Enjoy activities from sunbathing to fishing to stand up paddle boarding. The parking can be a struggle during the summer months. Walk down to Un Bien, a colorful shack offering Caribbean sandwiches made with roast pork & served on Macrina bread. Wed-Sat: 11-9, Sun: 11-8

Client Appreciation Event!

Please join me for my client appreciation event on Saturday May 20th, 2017!

Who: YOU! That’s who!

What: Client Appreciation- Bring your old electronics and any documents you would like to have securely shredded! Dante’s Hot Dogs will be provided, and free parking is available! Stop by and say HI!

When: Saturday May 20th, 2017 10:00AM- 1:00PM

Where: 1200 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 Parking Validated in the lower paid lot!

Why: Because I love my clients!