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
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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 Movie Night: Rear Window 9/8

Join FHIA and your neighbors for an outdoor movie night in First Hill Park!

We’re showing the Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Rear Window. The film will start at 8pm, so arrive early with a blanket or a chair to get a spot! FHIA is providing free popcorn, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic. The runtime on the film is 112 minutes, so we should be done by 10pm. The event will be free and open to the public, bring a neighbor!

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

Mark your calendar for the other fun events, every other Thursday along University Street:

September 22nd – First Hill Bingo Night 6pm-8pm at 9th & University

 

About Rear Window

Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based onCornell Woolrich‘s 1942 short story “It Had to Be Murder”. Originally released by Paramount Pictures, the film stars James Stewart,Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. It was screened at the 1954 Venice Film Festival.

The film is considered by many filmgoers, critics and scholars to be one of Hitchcock’s best[3] and one of the greatest movies ever made. The film received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked No. 42 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list and No. 48 on the 10th-anniversary edition. In 1997, Rear Window was added to the United States National Film Registry in the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Watch the trailer!

Free summer classical music concerts in Freeway Park!

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and join the Freeway Park Association and the Seattle Chamber Music Society for some of the best classical music ever written. It’s another summer of Music Under the Stars, a series of free musical evenings presented by the Seattle Chamber Music Society and Wells Fargo Bank.

Each event begins at 7:00pm with a free BBQ, sponsored by the Freeway Park Association. There’s free hot dogs and soda, or you can bring your own food and they’ll throw it on the grill for you.

At 7:15pm, there’s live classical music performed by an outstanding student ensemble. Then at 8:00pm, the evening continues with a live audio broadcast of world-renowned musicians performing at Benaroya Hall, streamed directly to the park by KING-FM radio.

According to Artistic Director James Ehnes, “Music Under the Stars is a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to get together in the evening air, and enjoy great music in a very casual environment. And because the radio broadcast is live, our park audience gets to hear for free the exact concert being performed that very moment for the audience at Benaroya Hall.”

The events take place at Freeway Park, on the corner of Seventh & Seneca. This year’s line-up includes….

  • Fri July 8th – the Sol Quartet, an award-winning ensemble from the Seattle Youth Symphony
  • Fri July 15th – the Möbius Quartet, finalists in the 2015 KING-FM Young Artist Award competition
  • Fri July 22nd – the SPU Brass Quintet performing an exciting program of brass favorites
  • Fri July 29th – Trio Camellia, an outstanding ensemble from UW
  • Sat July 30th – the award-winning Sempre Sisters, with an eclectic mix of classical music and fiddle tunes

Final Music Under the Stars Event in Freeway Park July 31 – With Encore!

Next weekend, Freeway Park will host the final MUSIC UNDER THE STARS events of the summer…. Friday July 31st, with an encore presentation on Saturday August 1st.

At 7:00pm, the Freeway Park Association is firing up the grill, with hot dogs and soft drinks (while supplies last). Bring your own food, and they’ll happily throw it on the BBQ for you!

At 7:15pm, Seattle Chamber Music Society will feature a live performance of the Möbius Quartet, finalists in the 2015 KING-FM Young Artist Award competition, performing a delightful program of Mozart and Haydn. Then at 8:00pm, we continue with KING-FMs live audio broadcast of the evening’s Seattle Chamber Music Society concert, direct from Benaroya Hall.

These “Music Under the Stars” events have been a beloved Seattle tradition for over twenty years. And because the radio broadcast is live, you’ll get to hear for free the exact concert being performed that very moment for the audience at Benaroya.

Freeway Park is located at the corner of Seneca and Seventh, between First Hill and downtown.

So grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening of great music in Freeway Park…. for free!