Activities and Events in Occidental Square, located in the heart of the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood in Downtown Seattle
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This weeks schedule- we're back at Optimism Brewing Co this week and throughout the summer. Monday 16th Barnes & Noble 626 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 11am-2pm Barnes & Noble Tuesday 17th Starbucks HQ 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 11am-1.30pm Starbucks Support Center Global HQ Wednesday 18th PIONEER SQ- Occidental Park 148 S Main Street, Seattle 98104 11am-1.30pm Occidental Square Wednesday 18th Chucks Hop Shop Greenwood 656 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117 5pm-9pm Chuck's Hop Shop Greenwood Thursday 19th Old PI Building 101 Elliott Ave W 98119 11am-1.30pm Seattle Post-Intelligencer- by the parking garage Thursday 19th Hellbent Brewing Co 13035 Lake City Way NE, 98125 5pm-9pm Hellbent Brewing Company Friday 20th FABULOUS FISH FRIDAY Westlake Park 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 11am-2pm Westlake Park Saturday 21st South Lake Union Saturday Market 217 9th Ave, Seattle, 98109 10am-3pm South Lake Union Saturday Market Saturday 21st Optimism Brewing Co 1158 Broadway, Seattle 98122 5pm-9pm Optimism Brewing Company Sunday 22nd Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 10am-4pm Fremont Sunday Market
#ParkProfiles: Tim is native Seattleite. “I think places like this are good and they’re important. You can enjoy the trees, a little urban green space, and you come here to just sit and take a little time to relax.”
An all-kids steel drum band is performing in Occidental Square today at 4. You don't want to miss this.
Catch Kid Calypso today in Occidental Square at 4. This is a steel drum band made up entirely of kids from Tapteal Elementary School. Pretty awesome.
#ParkProfiles: Marnie Evans “I’m meeting some friends. I actually live in Austin, Texas. I used to live in Seattle. I used to work in Pioneer Square. [I come back] once or twice a year. [Pioneer Square is the aspect I miss most about Seattle because] he care and thought of preserving the existing structures here and the quality of the public spaces. “I work for the U.S. Green Building Council and worked for the Cascadia Green Building Council that helped create the Bullitt Center and the Living Building Challenge. I feel really lucky that I’ve always been able to follow my passion.”
Thanks to everyone who came out and to Urban Craft Uprising for putting on such an amazing market. We'll see you on June 2!
Was thinking of organizing another jam next week on Thursday, do you guys have music scheduled for that day around lunch?
You could sit in rush hour tomorrow, or you could take it easy during First Thursday and check out Urban Craft Uprising Art Market! More than 30 vendors are selling hand-crafted goods all evening. Plus, you can get free parking in Pioneer Square during First Thursdays! Visit www.DowntownSeattleParking.com to find a garage.
#ParkProfiles: Briana lives in West Seattle. It’s been a while since she’s visited Occidental Square. “I haven’t been down here and walked around in probably five years. I brought my son here for the first time; he’s four-and-a-half. And I am so impressed by the activities and I see people from all walks of life down here. It’s really fun. “I think places like this encourage interaction. Whether it’s people living down here or working or passing-by tourists, it encourages interaction between everyone. It’s really cool. “My son has never played ping pong before. He’s pretty good. I think he likes it!”
I'm so excited to announce that I will have my soaps and bath goodies available for sale at the Urban Craft Uprising Art Market in Occidental Square on Thursday, May 5. You won't want to miss this market!
Bring your mother and join us for a tour between Westlake Park and Occidental Square! Along the way we'll stop by some privately owned public spaces and see some of the hidden beauty throughout Downtown Seattle. It's free, too! More info:
Was curious if you guys had music happening on Thursday(April 21st). Trying to get an informal group together for a bluegrass jam but don't to conflict with any concert happening. Thanks!
Students from Cornish College of the Arts are building their art installations in the park. "Spaces of Exception" will be in the park through April 29. Come to the opening reception this Friday, April 22, from 4-6 p.m.!
#ParkProfiles: Michelle Mihail "This is actually my first time hanging [here] like this. I've been working in Seattle for 12 years. I like it. It seems like a really cool space to hang out now. "I actually have a goal. I want to build a program for gang-involved kids, so they have a safe place to go and get the help that they need. I'm hoping to start a little bitty silk-screening program so they would have marketable skills and then could build something from there. We'd want to build a big cafe in it, a school and yoga classes. "It's modeled after a program in California that's a re-entry program for anyone that's been incarcerated. They go there and get everything they'd need to be a part of society."
#ParkProfiles: Anya Sellsted “I’ve been with Rolluda Architects since October. I’m an architect in-training. I can’t call myself an architect unless I have a license. I’m accruing my hours and studying towards licensure. We’ll be participating as part of the Seattle Design Festival’s block party. It takes place in this square here and in Occidental Mall. We’ll be one of 40 installations going up. We are addressing the homelessness issue here and talking about community. We want to step up and talk about what we do as an architecture firm as well, more subtlety. “In our conversations amongst the firm and other designers — this whole idea of displacement while we’re installing and while we’re using up their space to some degree. We want to integrate them into our own environment and co-inhabit. “We’ve talked about the disassembled home; what does a living room space look like for a homeless person? What is a shower or a bathing area? What is a kitchen like? We’re talking about issues like that and maybe representing that in our own way by designing installations to target all people of all sizes and races and trying to understand different perspectives.”
Amazon's #TreasureTruck is in Occidental Square today until 1:30. Today's deal is candy from Dylan's Candy Bar!!!! AND its Opening Day for the Seattle Mariners #TGIF https://www.amazon.com/treasuretruck
Some things just make sense. Art in the Park during First Thursday is one of those things. Come: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578392859143787/
The bocce ball court is renovated and ready for you to play!
#ParkProfiles James Grindle has worked in and around Occidental Square for almost 10 years: “When I worked nearby, I was always jealous of everyone that would be hanging out in the park, doing stuff. I was really obsessed with Pioneer Square history and what was going on. Leslie had taken over the Alliance [for Pioneer Square] and she’s like, ‘hey, our park guy just quit and you wouldn’t even need to be trained to work in the park.’ So, I fell into that. Seattle Parks & Rec took that position over from the Alliance. Then I worked for Seattle Parks and Rec for three years, a lot of it spent in Occidental Square. “We were part of the group that brought the first market to the park. It was called Seattle Square. It had music and food from different markets. We had resale, so it was sort of like a thrift store. That was sort of a separate group that worked together to pull that off. “Well, the thing that I’ve done professionally that resonated the most to me was that I did a screening of one of my own films at Northwest Film Forum. It was really small. Y’know, it was a five-minute film but I got a standing ovation. It’s really just forcing myself. I’m gonna say it like, ‘complete the screenplay and get into [Seattle International Film Festival].”
Thanks for all the coffee fun today! Come back tomorrow for a special flash mob from our friends at Café Nordo.
Photo evidence: Many people enjoyed a cup of coffee today in Occidental Square. Thanks to all who stopped by, and those who served up the liquid goodness, for our first Pioneer Square Coffee Break Caffè Umbria, Caffe Vita, Cherry Street Coffee House, Convoy Coffee, Diva Espresso - Smith Tower, Intrigue Chocolate Co. Grand Central Bakery, Slate Coffee Roasters Pioneer Square and Starbucks
Pioneer Square Coffee Break is TOMORROW at 11 a.m. It's the first-ever free coffee tasting in a Downtown Seattle park! More info below:
Come out to Occidental Square park this Thursday for a #PioneerSquare Coffee Break. Taste the different shops in the neighborhood all at once! #PSQlunch
"We're here for a good week or so. We're just trying to hit all the spots that Seattle's known for. We're thinking of heading over to Canada too. "I really like the way the trees look — just the way that everything grows on the buildings. We're trying to walk as much as we can. Seeing the art on the buildings and how the trees and stuff are growing on top of [the buildings] — it's just a really cool combination. "Seattle's a different energy and I'm still trying to figure it out." #ParkProfiles