Fall Into Weekend Fun At The Annual Fall Polish Bazaar!

Looking for a fun way to spend your weekend? Look no further than the Annual Fall Polish Bazaar!

A blend of culture, delicious traditional food, and eclectic crafts, this event is an immersive and authentic Polish experience.

The Annual Fall Polish Bazaar has been presented by the Seattle Polish Cultural Center for over 50 years, and since then has been one of the largest and strongest fund-raising events for them, as well as fun for the community!

This year’s event will be a full weekend of yummy Polish delicacies, entertainment and lots of opportunities to get a jump on holiday shopping (yes, please!).

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Join us for Annual Fall Polish Bazaar – two days of delicious food, shopping, and entertainment! 

Delicious dinners of pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, cabbage Rolls and Polish beer served all day.

Delectable pastries, as well as coffee /tea, are at the dessert booths.
Take-home dinners and sweets available.

Upstairs features an excellent selection of amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki) and more!

Polish Choir Vivat Musica! sings Saturday at 2:30pm.

 

This event is family friendly and a fun and interesting way to spend your weekend.

Explore a new culture or get to know your own a little better! Take a trip overseas without leaving Seattle! Eat delicious perogies and Polish Sausages that will put Costco’s to shame!

There are many reasons to check out the Annual Fall Polish Bazaar, but just in case, did we mention there will Polish beer served too? YUM!

The Annual Fall Polish Festival will be this Saturday and Sunday, November 4th & 5th from 12 PM to 6 PM at 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, the Home of Dom Polski and the Seattle Polish Cultural Center.
This year’s event has been organized and is possible thanks to the hard work of  Koło Pań/Polish Women’s Club.

Help make this year’s fund-raiser a success and have fun doing it!

Jedz, pij i wesoły!
(Eat, drink and be merry!)

This Friday is Seattle PARK(ing) Day!

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This Friday is Seattle PARK(ing) Day! For one day only, temporary mini parks pop up throughout the city for Seattleites to turn on-street parking spaces into public places. The pseudo-parks offer a variety of public enjoyment from live music, coffee & lemonade stands, visual and interactive art initiatives. Seattle’s PARK(ing) day is a part of a larger,  international awareness program that hope to remind people how to repurpose our streets to create a more walkable, livable, and healthy city.

This is the biggest year yet for the event, as over 50 pop-up parks are slated to spout up across Seattle. With extended hours of 10:00am to 7:00pm, you’ll have all day to go check out how your favorite neighborhoods are using their spaces to give back to the city.

Click here to find out where the pop-up parks are in your neighborhood!

Below are the parks happening in Capitol Hill! Check them out!

Zipcar Capitol Hill 504 E Denny Way Zipcar will provide a peaceful, zen-centered space with guided yoga, icy beverages, and chill-out space for everyone.
Samantha Fisher Capitol Hill 500 E Pike St Like a regular lemonade stand, but on the moon! Features space-themed food and drink.
Sustainable Capitol Hill Capitol Hill 414 E Pine St 8 tools will be selected for the Tool Championship Finals. Watch them face off each hour. Only one tool will be victorious! Plus bike cleaning/maintenance and juggling.
The West Studio Central District 847 Hiawatha Place S Themed adventure nature play for kids to build and explore with natural materials such as bamboo and water. Accessible ramp provided so everyone can join in on the fun.

Family Fun at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle

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The Children’s Film Festival has been bringing joy, culture, and fun to the youngsters and their families in the Seattle area for the past 8 years and it is back! The festival is produced by the Northwest Film Forum and shows more than 120 films from over 35 countries around the world. This year, Children’s Hospital is helping sponsor the festival. 5 short films made by Children’s Hospital patients will be shown as well.

Many of the films have subtitles so parents will need to be sure that their children are at the correct reading level if they don’t understand the language. You can find information on age recommendations for each film or event on the festival’s website. Although there is plenty to do and see for all ages, it seems the average age is 8+ for films.

There are other events that will get little ones’ creative juices flowing. Classes are available to learn animation and how to make a movie using sock puppets. I would recommend taking your little one to the Pajama Party with Caspar Babypants! They can wiggle and jiggle and shake those ants in their pants to a live performance from Caspar Babypants, Seattle’s own Chris Ballew, of The Presidents of the United States of America. The site says it’s for ages 3+ but I happen to know a few little munchkins younger than that who love to dance and sing along with Caspar Babypants. Warning to parents, his songs are catchy and hard to get out of your head. You’ll be singing them for a week!

The festival is begins January 24th and ends February 3rd. Average price is $12 per person or $38 for a family of 4. It’s a great event that the whole family can enjoy!