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!

Weā€™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.


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All month long, Hotel Sorrento is hosting some spooky events in their Fireside Room. There will be tarot card reading, a tour of reoccurring hauntings and paranormal activity, as well as a First Hill costume pub crawl. See the full run-down of events they have planned here.

Community Conversation: The Future of First Hill

The Frye Art Museum is hostingĀ a free event for the 6th annual Seattle Design Festival on September 11th from 2:00-4:00pm. The eventĀ will focus onĀ the similarities between architecture, urban developmentĀ and their impacts on the community. Architects, placemakers, historians and First Hill activists will be included as panelists. Make sure to mark your calendars! Find out more information about the event and the Seattle Design Festival here.


You can RSVP to the event here.

First Hill Park Comes Alive with Music this Summer!

FHIA is pleased to announce we’ve been awarded aĀ Put Art in the ParksĀ grant from the Office of Arts and Culture!

These grant funds will fund hiring musicians to play daily in First Hill Park from June through September. The music is not amplified – think a single player with an acoustic guitar, not a concert!Ā Musicians will alternate between playing from 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. This program is part of the Seattle Parks and Recreations existing Busker Program, and the first extension of this program into our neighborhood!

The intent behind that programming is to provide a pleasant experience for folks to hang out in the park and enjoy music making it the safest and healthiest place possible.

Be sure to keep an eye out for musicians in the park, and take a moment to sit and enjoy our lovely jewelboxĀ park enlivened by sound!

FHIA is grateful to the Office of Arts and Culture and the SeattleĀ Parks and Recreation Department for their support in making our park thrive. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alex Hudson, FHIA Director, at

Spring Clean First Hill!

Itā€™s time to Spring Clean First Hill!

The First Hill Improvement Association and Plymouth Housing Group are hosting a neighborhood pick-up at the parking lot of 710 Cherry on Saturday April 23 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Meet your neighbors, learn about what’s going on in First Hill, and make our neighborhood a better, cleaner, and friendlier place.

We will gather in the parking lot at 10:00am with coffee and donuts provided by Starbucks. Weā€™ll then disperse throughout the neighborhood, working in small groups to clean up litter, remove graffiti, and improve landscaping to create a direct and positive impact in our community.

Weā€™ll gather back together to show off all the garbage we collected, listen to live music, talk about First Hill Park, and have some fun!

Bags, gloves, grabbers and vests will all be provided by Seattle Public Utilities, so all you need to bring is yourself.

We are grateful to our sponsor partners, Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery,Frye Art Museum, Walsh Construction, SMR Architects, and Seattle Public Utilities.

Spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!

First Hill January Public Forum 1/12 6pm

The January meeting of the First Hill Improvement Association is scheduled for Tuesday January 12th from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Horizon House.

The lineup includes:

  • Board Elections. The January meeting is the all-member meeting, and we will elect new members to the FHIA Board. Board members serve two-year terms, and the new slate of board members will serve through 2016. Voting is open to all dues-paying members of the First Hill Improvement Association. Membership will be open at the meeting.
  • Emergency Preparedness. We will receive a presentation from the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management on how we as individuals and as a neighborhood can be best prepared for emergencies.
  • Pavement to Parks Update. Additionally, we will hear an update from SDOT on their analysis of how the pavement to parks pilot projects on University Street are serving are community, and hw we can keep them as assets for First Hill.

Save the date to join us for this important community discussion:

Tuesday JanuaryĀ 12th
6:00 ā€“ 7:30pm
Horizon HouseĀ 

900Ā University Street
This event is free and open to the public. Invite your friends and neighbors! Contact FHIA Director Alex Hudson at with questions.

Freeway Park Kicking Off Summer Season May 30th

Join your neighbors to celebrate the returnĀ of the fountains at Freeway Park! The Freeway park Fountain Fest if a family event withĀ Friendā€™s of the Library Book Sale,Ā Live Blue Grass from The Josh Philpott Trio,Ā Free Kettle Corn and Face Painting! There will also beĀ Hot Dogs and Ice Cream available from Dirty DogsĀ and creative activities for the whole family!

Saturday May 30


Freeway Park Central Plaza

6th Ave and Seneca St.

More info at