Outdoor Movie in Freeway Park 8/31 8pm

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is a war room!

Join FHIA and your neighbors for an outdoor screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic, Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

This brilliant, satirical, provocative black comedy send-up of Cold War doomsday politics features an accidental, inadvertent, pre-emptive nuclear attack and the zany antics of an executive office in disarray. You will laugh, you might cry, there will be popcorn.

Outdoor Movie Night in Freeway Park
8-10pm in the East Plaza
Free and open to the Public
Facebook Event Page

Bring a blanket or chair and a buddy and join us in the East Plaza of Freeway Park (between Cielo and the Convention Center) around dusk to enjoy this timeless classic in the company of your neighbors.

Free popcorn and candy. All are welcome!



8th Ave Tree Walk 8/17 6pm

Join FHIA on a guided tour of the 8th Ave Urban Forest. One of First Hil’s most iconic features is our mature tree canopy, and this tour is a chance to learn more about our stately arboreal neighbors.

Starting outside Town Hall, we’ll walk along 8th Ave, learning about trees, the importance of the urban forests, and what you can do to help grow and enhance it. The walk is approximately 1 mile in length, but relatively flat. Wear comfy shoes and bring a friend!

8th Ave Tree Walk
6-8pm Starting Outside Town Hall
Free and Open to the Public
Facebook Event Page

First Hill Street Bingo 6/22

Bingo is Back!!!!

Join the First Hill Improvement Association and your neighbors for an evening of Bingo on Terry Ave! We’re taking over the street between Marion and Columbia for an evening of bingo, Dante’s Inferno Dogs, prizes, and laughs with your neighbors!

We’ll be hosting First Hill focused bingo with many chances to win prizes from neighborhood businesses. The game will begin at 6PM, and is very popular so arrive early to get a spot! This event will be free and open to the public, so tell all your friends and family, and bring a neighbor!

The summer series of events in our public realm is funded through a grant from Only In Seattle, and our mission is to build community and enhance the neighborhood through community events.

First Hill Transit-Oriented Development Open House

You’re Invited!

First Hill Transit-Oriented Development Open House

Sound Transit and the First Hill Improvement Association invites you to a community open house to discuss future development on First Hill, located at the northeast corner of Boylston Avenue and East Madison Street. This summer, Sound Transit will reach out to developers to build transit-oriented development (TOD) on this property. TOD usually involves a mix of housing and commercial uses to support the greater neighborhood.

Combining housing and commercial activity will make it easier for people to get around via transit, support local business and contribute to neighborhood growth, making First Hill a better place to live, work and spend time.

We are eager to hear from you. This meeting is an opportunity to share your thoughts on specific elements of the future development to help Sound Transit craft its offering to the development community.

Monday, June 5, 2017

6 – 8 p.m. (presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.)

Silver Cloud Hotel

1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Join us to comment on:

  • Affordable housing
  • Ground-floor space
  • Urban design features

To submit questions or comments to Sound Transit:

Email wilbert.santos@soundtransit.org or call (206) 398-5300.

Mark Your Calendars for the April 11th First Hill Public Meeting

The First Hill Improvement Association will be hosting the neighborhood’s second public meeting of 2017 on

 April 11th, from 6-7:30pm at the Frye Art Museum Auditorium

There’s a lot going on in our neck of the woods, so make sure that you attend!

  • The folks from Lid I-5 will be presenting some of Seattle’s urban design challenges: a lack of public land and neighborhood disconnections caused by Interstate 5.
  • We will hear from SDOT’s Construction Hub Coordinator on how the City is coordinating amongst the 19 projects planned or underway for First Hill to mitigate impacts and keep First Hill moving!
  • First Hill neighbor Helen Goehring will share efforts underway at First Hill Plaza to support people living outside in our community, and how other residential communities can join their efforts.

This event is free and open to the public, and parking is available onsite. Invite your friends and neighbors! Contact FHIA Director Alex Hudson at alex@firsthill.org with questions.

Celebrate Seattle’s Neighbor Day on February 11 with random acts of kindness

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites all Seattle residents to celebrateNeighbor Day on February 11 by indulging in “random acts of kindness.” Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make our neighborhoods a great place to live. Residents, businesses, and community groups throughout Seattle are invited to participate.

Here are ways you can participate in Neighbor Day:

  • Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
  • Join in a neighborhood service project to clean up a park, plant trees, or organize a neighborhood cleanup.
  • Hold a bake sale for charity or to raise money for a neighborhood project.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, parks, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
  • Use social media to share a “great neighbor” story with #NeighborDay.

If you are looking for more ideas, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has an extensive list on its website. It also has a list of participation ideas for local businesses or community groups.

If you are hosting an event that is open to the public, you can post it to the Neighbor Day online events calendar.

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborday for more information or contact Sam Read at sam.read@seattle.gov.

RSVP for the Second Annual Neighborhood Valentine’s Day Party 2/7

Call us biased, but First Hill will always be first in our hearts! What better way to celebrate the place we love to call home than with a Valentine’s Day Party?

Join the First Hill Improvement Association, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and your neighbors for an evening of community building and neighborhood pride at the Stimson-Green Mansion. Love thy neighbors in one of First Hill’s most historic and iconic homes with live music, dessert, drinks, raffles, a Valentine’s making station, and more!

Tuesday, February 7th, 6-8pm

Stimson-Green Mansion (1204 Minor Avenue)

Free and open to the public with RSVP

FHIA is excited to debut the film series, “Second to None”. These short films feature 5 of our neighbors describing their perfect day on First Hill. In addition to these video love letters, there will be a no-host bar, live music from jazzEd and a dessert bar! It’s going to be good. FHIA is grateful to the Office of Arts and Culture for supporting the “Second to None” films and to our partners at:

This event is free and open to the public, but attendance is limited, so please RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact FHIA’s director Alex, at alex@firsthill.org!