2018 Community Events - Save the date!
High Point Summer Sounds | June 23
Rainier Valley Heritage Festival | August 12
Duwamish River Festival | August 18
Ah, memories — event announcements archive starts here.
Aki Kurose Health Fair | June 13
Nurturing the Environment and Food Access -
DNDA Conversations on Race | 1-6pm June 16
From DNDA: “By serving individuals of various ethnic and cultural communities that make the Delridge corridor their home, and engaging the community through a foundation of critical dialogue, restorative justice practices and storytelling, this event will help individuals develop a greater self-awareness to work on themselves, to heal wounds in the presence of community, and to see similarities and the common humanity present in those around them. At the same time, individuals learn skills, practices and gain access to resources that will position them to ask difficult questions, and re-imagine a community centered on understanding and the creation of a deep sense of belonging for those in Delridge.”
HALL-A-BACK KARAOKE - FUNDRAISER WITH BLACK & TAN HALL | June 1
We’re having a party!!! Save the date — Friday, June 1! ROAR is teaming up with Black & Tan Hall‘s legendary Hall-a-Back Karaoke to do some collaborative fundraising. All ages, no cover, free to sing! Food from Chef Tarik and drinks from local beverage purveyors available for purchase; live music for the late crowd. RSVP at the Facebook Event Page — See you there!
Got Green 10th Anniversary | May 19
Since their founding, Got Green has been a movement force that develops community leadership, builds bridges, wages grassroots campaigns, and continues to shape the broader landscape of Seattle. This is a celebration of our powerful history as well as an outpouring of momentum toward our collective future. As we are rooted in our history, we are inspired by a vision where all have healthy food, jobs that nourish, resilient and rooted housing, and community power. We look forward to celebrating with you.
High Point Bee Festival | May 19
Come pedal the smoothie bike, meet the High Point P-Patch Gardeners, and celebrate the miracle of pollination at this annual neighborhood festival. Tabling fair 11am-2pm at High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW.
Duwamish River Festival - August 26
Celebrate the river that gives life to this great city, alongside all the folks who are working hard to keep it clean and thriving! The annual Duwamish River Festival is this Saturday, August 26, from 12-6pm. Say hi to Team ROAR, make a smoothie on the bike, check out the other vendors and info booths — all for free! Duwamish Waterway Park is the spot, on the river in South Park. See you Saturday!
Culinary Herbs & Infusions - July 15
Free class on culinary herbs with hands-on oil and vinegar infusions is happening Saturday, July 15 at the Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen! Nyema Clark of Nurturing Roots Farm and the Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP) will share her deep knowledge and love of plants and wellness and feeling good! 11am-1pm, all ages, and did we mention FREE?! Get over there! Contact [email protected] for more information.
June 30 - East Hill Market - Kent
All your favorite ROAR veggies are available once a month in a new King County location! Living Well Kent is launching a market project at Morrill Meadows Park in the East Hill neighborhood, with artisans, food vendors, and other cultural offerings Read more here, and save the dates for upcoming markets:
Friday June 30th: 3:00pm to 7:30pm
Friday July 21st: 3:00pm to 7:30pm
Friday August 25th: 3:00pm to 7:30pm
Saturday September 23rd – Harvest Celebration: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Morrill Meadows Park
10600 SE 248th St. Kent, WA 98030
September 10 - Food Justice, Food Literacy, Food Education: A Conversation
ROAR is at the Central Library with food justice pals Got Green,Rainier Beach Action Coalition, The Foodways Project, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and so many others! Enjoy delicious snacks from Chef Ariella of Healthy Creations (who is guest educator for ROAR’s next class on fermentation!) — and it’s all FREE! See you there!
August 20 - Back 2 School Bash
Rainier Beach Action Coalition and Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition host the 14th annual Back2School Bash, August 20 from 12-4pm at the Plaza at Rainier Ave S & S Henderson!
Imagine Rainier Beach with youth who are healthy, happy, full of hope and prepared for the future. Can you imagine youth who access the educational opportunities and neighborhood resources that improve quality of life for themselves and their families? This can be realized through neighborhood collaboration, and your support is needed!
Monetary donations, in-kind donations, event sponsorship, and volunteers are needed to support this backpack and supply drive. Team ROAR is excited to join the party — we’ll be there with the bike blender, so come by and make a smoothie and talk about food! If you have some cash to spare, donations of the following items are especially appreciated:
- Gift Cards/Gift Certificates
- Bus Tokens
- Hot Dogs/Hot Dog Buns
- Bottled Water
For more information, to confirm your donation, or to volunteer day-of, contact [email protected].
July 10 - Georgetown Garden Walk
Explore historic Georgetown, “Seattle’s Oldest Neighborhood,” on this free self-guided tour. ROAR will be ready with some snacks for sale to fuel your trek. Find us at our usual spot at Carleton Avenue Grocery.
Hours, maps, and more details available on the event website and facebook.
July 17 - Helmet Giveaway and Annual Georgetown Swap Party
Get a free bike helmet for the kiddos in your life, and make a smoothie with the bike-powered blender! ROAR is delighted to be invited to this important community event. We’ll be at Oxbow Park (with the giant hat and boots) cranking out smoothies from 1-3pm, so come on down! RSVP on Facebook here.
If free helmets weren’t enough, the 2nd Annual Georgetown Swap Party happens at the same time in the same spot. Bring your deluxe junk and clothes of all sizes to trade in for some new-to-you treasures! 12-4pm, Oxbow Park. Everything’s free!
Read on to learn about where else we’ve been this month. Stay tuned for updates about July an August special events, and contact us if there’s a community food opportunity we should take part in!
June 18 - The Station Block Party
Saturday, June 18th, 12-8pm - The Station Coffee Shop - 2533 16th Ave S.
ROAR is excited to be a part of the 2016 Block Party at The Station in Beacon Hill! This incredible community happening celebrates everything excellent about South Seattle: artists, musicians, chefs, youth, families, grassroots organizations — and it’s FREE!
The farm stand will be there with a bike-powered smoothie blender and some tasty, organic fruity snacks. Check out the full line-up here, and come through next Saturday!
June 11 - Georgetown Art Attack!
Saturday, June 4 - Green-A-Thon
ROAR is excited to support Green-A-Thon, an annual event from Got Green that seeks to build community power, raise funds, and take action around environmental justice in south Seattle. This Spring, community members will form Green-A-Thon Teams to fundraise within their networks (via house parties and online giving) and will come together June 4 for a South-end door-knocking day — inviting the community to engage in this work.
Got Green has made incredible gains for food access and food justice — their organizing is responsible for the wild success of the Fresh Bucks matching program at Seattle’s neighborhood farmers markets. Supporting Green-a-Thon is a powerful way to demonstrate your commitment to environmental justice rooted in working-class communities of color. Click here to donate and show them some love!
THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - Opening Celebration at Georgetown Farm Stand
ROAR teams up with CityGrown Farms for 2016 to join their farm stand at historic Carleton Avenue Grocery.
Celebrate the new season with music, games, prizes, pie, and of course affordable, organic, locally-grown veggies! Try out a bike-powered blender to make a delicious fresh fruit smoothie from the harvest! Come party with us on the corner of Warsaw & Carleton this Thursday! Facebook event page here — tell your friends! Cash, credit/debit, and EBT accepted.