Lake Union Park Launches Permanent Free WiFi During Wooden Boat Show –

Lake Union Park Free Wi-Fi Service turned on at the start of The Center for Wooden Boats 36th Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival -Free WiFi is just one more reason not to miss the fun, free boat rides, free concerts, and other activities jamming Lake Union Park June 30th through the 4th […]

Editors Note: Disingenuous right-wing passion against Health Care reform

The voluminous and spirited reactions from both sides today in response to the Supreme Court decision has us here at the Beat scratching our heads.

On one side are millions of people who feel suddenly less vulnerable, less cast-out, less forgotten by the so-called trickle down theories of the right. These people, whom for […]

South Lake Union “Mexican Piss” lawsuit settled


A civil-rights lawsuit stemming from a Seattle police officer’s threat to beat the “Mexican piss” out of a Latino man during a robbery investigation in South Lake Union in 2010 has been settled for $150,000, the man’s attorney announced at a news conference this morning.


Rezoning Plan will allow 400 foot towers at South Lake Union

Buildings could rise to 400 feet in parts of Seattle’s fast-growing South Lake Union area under a proposal unveiled Monday by Mayor Mike McGinn. The long-awaited plan, which must be approved by the City Council, was released Monday after a neighborhood process that started in 2008. Bigger buildings would bring thousands of jobs and […]

Lake Union Family 4th Fireworks Schedule Announced!

Lake Union really is! the center of the universe every July 4! We’ve received this note from the folks at…who’ve encouraged us to send you to their website for all the details! A Seattle Tradition for Nearly 25 Years

Since 1988, the Family 4th at Lake Union has been about uniting our […]

2012 Fremont/Lake Union Zombie Walk Set for July 7

Here’s the link for this year’s itinerary.



Center for Wooden Boat’s Wooden Boat Festival Bigger Than Ever This Year!

36th Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival opens June 30th and runs through the Fourth of July, featuring a new Independence Day collaboration with Family 4th at Lake Union producer One Reel to link the fun all around the Lake!

Wooden boats, free rides, Dragonboat Racing, a new Microbrew Festival, Baseball, Live Bands on the new […]

North Lake Union – Fremont Fair – This Weekend for all the wonderful details!

Farmboat Market Now Open on Lake Union

The Farmboat Market at Lake Union Park is open for the season!

The floating market is held aboard the historic steamship Virginia V at Lake Union Park Wharf from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Thursday.

We received this note from the market about what to expect this week:

This week we will have […]

Memories of Mike Wang – Stories from those who knew him

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They’d ask me why the people in my photos weren’t smiling.  I’d tell them it’s ‘cause they’re not happy.  I just got the picture.

–  Mike Wang; on colleagues’ responses to some of his documentary photography work