There Be Dragons on the Lake! The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club

Dragon Boats. Perhaps you’ve seen them cruising or flashing by on Lake Union where Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club practices more than 200 times a year, year-round. Dragon boat racing is the oldest continuously practiced team sport in the world, dating back 2,400 years in China where it continues at that country’s national sport. […]

2012 Fremont/Lake Union Zombie Walk a Smashing Success

Here’s an “Only in Fremont (Seattle) ” moment for you. Sign seen on Ice Cream Store window in Seattle.

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The Center for Wooden Boats to Open New North Lake Union Facility May 4th and 5th

 Former Metro Site Repaired and Historic Boats are moving into storage facility for restoration 

Seattle, WA [April 17, 2012] 

  The Center For Wooden Boats is pleased to announce we will formally open the new CWB North Lake Union Workshop & Warehouse on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 5:30pm.   We hope you’ll join us for […]

Christmas Ship Returns to Lake Union This Week

Each night, through December 23rd, 2011 the Argosy Christmas Ship™ sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system.

Between 8:20 and 8:40 pm on Thursday, December 1st, the ship will end it’s opening night by pulling […]

Denny Park to Dedicate Labyrinth

The public is invited to attend a Labyrinth Dedication in Denny Park, 100 Dexter Avenue North (north side of the park by the playground), in Seattle, WA on Sunday October 30th, 2011, from 12:30 – 1:15 pm. The labyrinth project is a continuation of the Friends of Denny Park playground and lighting installation initially led […]

Seattle Restaurant Week Launches with an Event in South Lake Union Friday

Seattle Restaurant Week, the dining promotion that offers three-course dinners for $28 at over 150 Seattle and Eastside area restaurants, is holding its first launch event this Friday, Oct. 14, in the South Lake Union Neighborhood and better yet, it’s a free event. The tasting event will feature several restaurants offering free bites at the […]

Yet another horrific bike accident off Lake Union results in fatality

With her bike leaned against the lamp post, Erinn Peet-Lukes looks down at the memorial for Robert Townsend, a co-worker at Jimmy John’s who died after colliding with a car in the University District on Saturday.

At the Beat we are lamenting the string of bike tragedies this summer along our lakeshore. This most recent accident […]

ZOMBIES DRINK FOR A GREAT CAUSE: Fremont Arts Council Named 2011 Beneficiary for Zombie Walk

This Fourth of July weekend, thousands of Seattle’s undead return to feed on brains and representing their Emerald City by shuffling their back into the history books to reclaim the Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Zombies.” New Jersey currently holds the official record with 4,093 Zombies set back in October 2010. So get your […]

Relief for Late Night Cravings! I Have Munchies!

It’s late on a Friday night. You develop a serious case of the munchies. But you don’t have a car and walking to the local store just seems like a pain What’s a North Lake Union resident to do? Log on to, that’s what. IHM is the new home-delivery service with a delivery area […]

Stand Up Paddle, Seattle Style

Everyone’s heard of the S.L.U.T. but more and more people are becoming aware of the S.U.P. in regards to Lake Union. More specifically known as ‘stand up paddle boarding’, the water sport saw its highest popularity in Seattle on record last summer. Local surf shops expect to see another increase in popularity this summer based […]