PubliCalendar: Last Chance for Park(ing) Day Registration
Today's pick for civic nerds
The one-day-only event isn’t until September 19, but today is the last day to register. In order to raise awareness of a walkable and livable city, SDOT is asking citizens to draw up a plan for a park that will fit into two parking spaces on an arterial street or one spot on a residential street. There aren't very many rules beyond that besides a few height restrictions.
Check out a sketch of PubliCola's plan in yesterday's Morning Fizz for a little inspiration and get to planning your own parklet today.
Last Day for Park(ing) Day Registration, Fri, Aug 29, free
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting its annual event this weekend at Paine Field. Speeches will be made regarding Paine Field's past, Boeing’s vital role in Washington, and Mira Slovak, the famous Czech defector who worked as a private pilot for Bill Boeing Jr., the son of Boeing’s founder.
Today’s schedule features displays and flying demonstrations of World War II–era aircraft.
Vintage Aircraft Weekend, Sat, Aug 30, 9am–5pm, Paine Field, 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo, $10–$15
Salmon Chanted Evening
This is the event’s fifth year and all of the proceeds will go to the Seattle Parks Department. For the price of dinner, guests will be offered an evening of food, drinks, and live music. Tom Douglas is up to his constantly-giving-back antics again so register online to get in on the action.
The menu includes, grilled salmon (duh), toasted hazelnut and wild rice salad, watermelon, mint, and feta salad, and more.
Salmon Chanted Evening, Sun, Aug 31, noon–6pm, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave, $30
As an official U.S. holiday, this day celebrates the nation's workers. In celebration, PubliCola would like to remind everyone of Seattle's $15 minimum wage that was passed this year and how it will help not only those who recieve the wage, but also the economy.
Immigrant and Refugee Commission
Seattle is a richly diverse city with high numbers of immigrants and refugees coming to the city every year. The Immigrant and Refugee Commission was created in 2007 in order to ensure that the city government acknowledges and works to help the multicultural population.
The board meets the first Tuesday of every month and is open to the public.
Immigrant and Refugee Commission, Tue, Sept 2, 6–8pm, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, free
Advance Notice for September 14
Affordable Housing Town Hall
While not a new topic, affordable housing is getting a lot of attention in Seattle these days. Socialist council member Kshama Sawant will be leading the discussion on the issue at this town hall.
With a new apartment complex popping up in South Lake Union every month, the city has been attempting to incentivize developers to provide low-income housing, and many have taken them up on the offer. While NewHolly is an established low-income development, there may be something to learn from this model.
Affordable Housing Town Hall, Sun, Sept 14, 3–7 pm, NewHolly Gathering Hall, 3815 S Othello St, free
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