Upcoming I Dig Dinos themes
May 27: Undersea Adventures (with dig pit!)
June 24: Ice Ages (with dig pit!)
Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun. Enjoy three prehistoric stations every month ranging from touching real fossils, making discoveries in the dig pit, solving dinosaur mysteries, dino dress-up and more. Activities and themes change monthly so there’s always something new!
This May, go on an undersea adventure! Dive in and learn all about prehistoric marine creatures. Uncover an ancient sea creature in the dig pit, touch a fossil ammonite and make your own 3D ammonite to take home.
Please note: I Dig Dinos is open to everyone but is geared toward ages 3-7.
Parking is free in UW parking lots on Sundays, including the N5 parking lot closest to the Burke Museum. Plan your visit.
Summer is right around the corner and that means it will soon be time for the free summer concert series. There will be music for all ages, every weekend beginning June 2nd through September 16th. Concerts are outdoors at the Carl S. English Gardens. Donations are welcome for maintenance of the gardens and renovations of the Locks. Concert schedule may change, so please visit our website for the most current information.
Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? Come to Fremont to see the Troll and and while you are there, take yourself on a walking tour to enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds that make Fremont unique. It's one of Seattle's great neighborhoods....
Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. This park features two wetlands, a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens offers strolls along a rugged coastline, hikes through forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, fishing from a pier and a boat launch consisting of 300' of shoreline at south end of park. The park is also home to an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park. Dogs are not allowed on beaches, or children's play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code.
Come share in our madness and friendship during May ARTwalk on Thursday 17th, 6-9 PM - 2856 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA
“Out of the basement and onto the walls” features recent artworks by BallardWorks’ Printmakers’ Group Helen Curtis, Diane Davis, Dionne Haroutunian, Scott Kolbo, Vicki Platts-Brown, Anna Savoie, Garett Sweany and Sebastian Voorhes.
Displayed on all three floors, the exhibit includes prints – monotypes, woodblock carvings, etchings — constructions, collages, drawings, and mixed media from tiny to very large, from black and white to colorful, from abstract to realistic renderings. The Group has been working together, inspiring and supporting each other, sharing techniques and knowledge around excellent food and beverages for the past five years.
Photo #1: Scott Kolbo, Migration Walking Figure 01, 2018, 48” X 42”, Ink and Graphite on Paper
Photo #2: Garett Sweany, Dapple weave, 2018, 16″x24″, monotype
Photo #3: Diane Davis, The Red Branch, 2017, 8″x10″, mono print
Welcome to Seattle’s popular 17th of May Celebration, a.k.a. Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My]. Last year was one of the largest yet with 1,000’s of spectators lining the streets of Ballard for the parade to see more than 100 groups including marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and much more – all for Norway’s Constitution Day.
Parade units and marchers check-in station near Adams school, corner of 28th and 62nd NW. The parade begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Lone St.
In addition to the popular parade there are other events going on all day including music and dancing at Bergen place, a luncheon, kids events and free admission to the Nordic Heritage Museum, and more. For more information, visit our website.
Substation, Seattle’s premiere underground music venue, will be hosting a higher consciousness, jam band night featuring four sets of music by three of the Pacific Northwest’s most mind melting acts. Featuring The High Council, OSO and Caveman Ego
The High Council will be playing two full sets. From the heart of the Evergreen State, The High Council explores the boundaries of melody and groove. With a blend of transcendent improvisation and earthy rock sensibilities, THC draws on elements of jazz, reggae, rock and psychedelia.
They will be joined by OSO, a band that was formed in Bellingham, Wa in 2014. Oso has developed a unique sound through improvisation, experimentation, and song writing. Primarily focusing on “the space between” OSO fuses jam, funk, rock, folk, trance, and disco sounds for a truly creative sonic journey into the mind.
Playing support will be Caveman Ego, a progressive funk rock outfit from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 2014, the band melds their love of classic rock, funk, and jazz into a unique genre that can only be described as “prehistoric anti-structural cave jams.”
In February it was announced that Ballard High School’s jazz band is one of only 15 schools in the country to make the cut to compete in the Essentially Ellington Festival at Lincoln Center.
The band just arrived in New York (above) for the competition on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th. Each band will perform before a distinguished panel of judges — including Wynton Marsalis.
Ballard is scheduled to perform between 10-11:30 a.m. our time on Saturday. Then at 1 p.m. PT, judges will announce the top three bands. Later that night, the winner will be announced.
The BHS jazz band has had a busy year. In March it was one 13 high school bands selected to play at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA. Then later that month, BHS was one of five Western Washington high school jazz bands selected to perform in Starbucks’ 23rd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz event at the Paramount Theater for a sold-out performance.
With more than 100 artists at more than 70 venues throughout the neighborhood, the Artwalk runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday and again from 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Artists may not be present at each venue both days (check the Artwalk website for details).
Friday night is especially fun as hundreds of neighbors turn out (especially if the weather is good) and it turns into a kind of neighborhood party. Some venues will have free refreshments or music or kids activities. Some restaurants and pubs will offer Artwalk specials.