Jul 1

July 1, 2015

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Green Lake Events: Things to do in July

A jungle party, annual Milk Carton Derby, and summer beer taste are a few Green Lake events coming up in July. July 10: 39th Annual Jungle Party 4:30 – 10pm | Woodland Park Zoo The 39th Annual Jungle Party at Woodland Park Zoo’s North Meadow raises money for the zoo’s animal care, education programs, and conservation. Festivities include a live auction, entertainment, animal visits, open bars, sit-down dinner and reception. July 11: Seafair Derby Day 9am – 3pm | Green…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2015

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Shelter Lounge a New Green Lake Hot Spot

In its opening week, the much-anticipated opening of Shelter Lounge in Green Lake did not disappoint. The neighborhood’s newest bar/restaurant/lounge has been packed since opening day on Thursday, June 18th, with lines around the block and seats filled. Shelter will follow in its original Ballard location’s footsteps, serving happy hour and pub fare with beers on tap and craft cocktails. The modern lounge is in the former location of Baskin Robins at 7110 E Green Lake Dr. N.  According to…

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Jun 18

June 18, 2015

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Fun and Free Green Lake Float Party

Time to dust off those paddleboards and inflate your floaties—summer has arrived at Green Lake! The lake is always a hotspot for swimming and lounging on inflatables, but especially during the epic float parties that happen on Saturdays throughout the summer. The 2nd Annual Green Lake Float Party on June 13th brought dozens of weekenders out to enjoy the sunshine with floaties of all shapes and sizes. Check out scenes from the sunburnt crowd below! Missed the last float party?…

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Jun 11

June 11, 2015

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The Real Scoop on Being a New Dad: Parent Panel at Naked City Brewing

Cheers to fathers! Grab a beer, some food, and hang out with local dads to talk all things parenting. The Program For Early Parent Support (PEPS) is hosting its third annual panel discussion for new dads on Wednesday, June 17th at Naked City Brewing (8564 Greenwood Ave N). Whether you’re a new dad, about to become one, or have parenting wisdom to share, this fun and informal event will gather Seattle dads to provide great information and support for the…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2015

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Toxic Algae in Green Lake Harmful to Dogs and Swimmers

While it may be tempting to cannonball into Green Lake now that the weather permits, swimmers beware. The pesky algae problem that has plagued the lake for years is back just in time for summer. A Seattle Parks & Recreation press release announced that Green Lake will remain open to recreational activities including swimming, boating, paddle boarding and fishing. Both swimming beaches will open with lifeguards as planned on June 20th. The toxins are only harmful where scum has accumulated…

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Jun 2

June 2, 2015

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Next Month Green Lake Says Buh-Bye Smokers

Starting next month, Seattle Parks will enforce a ban against smoking in all city parks. The Board of Park Commissioners has chosen to expand the already existing smoking ban which currently instructs that no smoking is permitted within 25 feet of another park visitor, to no smoking on any public park land. Trained park staff will enforce the ban by giving both verbal and written warnings, but have no authority to give smokers a fine or even simply, ask them…

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