Sail the Lake with Lake Union Charters and Adventures This Summer

By Michael King

Lake Union Charters and Adventures offers guests with the opportunity to hop aboard one of their many sailboats for lessons or sightseeing.

One of the boats available is the Schooner Lavengro which was built in 1926.

It was the luxury yacht of its day. The Lavengro was built in Mississippi and 91 years later, finds itself in Seattle’s waters. You can take her for a sunset sail, a family sail, or even date night sail!

“I moved out to Seattle about 10 years ago and wanted to share that experience with other people,” said Marine Service Center’s Geoff Gamsby.

If you’re looking to learn the ropes of boating, Captain Geoff can show you how. And he’ll do it with patience, so you can stay relaxed.

But the beauty of Lake Union Charters and Adventures is that you can do all or nothing.

“We take care of handling the boats,” said Gamsby. “And it’s really low stress. If you want to actually drive the boat, we welcome that. So, you can get an experience of what it’s like driving a 27-ton boat.”

Your experienced captain will be standing by if needed, but you can man, or woman, the helm!

And you never know what you’re going to see.  The lake is teeming with rich history.

“One of the reasons we like sailing Lake Union a lot, there are so many stories with shipwrecks, the floating homes, prohibition, the rum runners,” said Gamsby.

The Lavengro is just one of Lake Union Charters and Adventures’ 14 boats. You can also hop aboard a racing yacht, adventure ferry, floating atrium, and more!

The adventures range from short day trips to multi-day trips to the San Juan Islands, and they also accommodate groups and corporate outings. Learn more about the adventures here.

Lake Union Charters and Adventures
(360) 399-6490
2420 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Syndicated from King5.com

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in August

There’s lots of fun happening in Lake Union this August! Check out some highlighted events…

Tuesdays in August: Pasta Class
6:30pm | Cuoco
Learn how to make pasta from scratch on Tuesdays in August at Cuoco, one of Tom Douglas’ fantastic restaurant creations. You’ll learn the tricks of technique, plus recipes and a hands-on demonstration. Then, sit down for a three course meal featuring the pasta you crafted in the kitchen. The cost is $65/person and includes a take-home portion of pasta and a glass of wine.

August 3: Living Voices Theatrical Performance – La Causa
2pm | MOHAI
MOHAI’s next installment of Living Voices, a live theatrical performance combined with film from archives, shares a closer look at the Mexican American farmworkers movement in the late 1960s. These workers struggled with indecent working conditions and racism while battling for their civil rights, and this performance focuses on one woman balancing her family while fighting to free her people from poverty. The cost is free with museum admission.

August 3: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, August 3rd, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

Saturdays in August: A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market
1-1:30pm and 3-3:30pm | MOHAI
Learn more about one of the oldest continuously operated public markets in the US on Saturday, August 5th. MOHAI is hosting two 30-minute edible journeys on Saturdays this month, starting at 1 and 3 p.m., featuring six samples that illuminate a moment in Pike Place Market’s history. Member registration is required, and is first-come, first-served for non-members. The cost is $5.

August 5: Seattle Outdoor Cinema – “The Dark Knight”
6pm | SLU Discovery Center
The SLU Discovery Center’s outdoor movies continue on August 5th with a viewing of “The Dark Knight”. The movie will be screened in high-definition at the SLU Discovery Center’s grass lawn on a 55-foot inflatable screen. This event is 21+, with a beer garden.

August 11: SLU Block Party
12pm – 11pm | SLU Discovery Center
The annual South Lake Union Block Party is finally here! On August 11th, head to the Discovery Center with the whole family to shop more than 60 community booths from noon until 6 p.m. and enjoy the party! Food trucks and a beer garden will be going until 11 p.m., with live music performances sprinkled throughout the afternoon. The School of Visual Concepts’ Steamroller Smackdown is from 2 – 7 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 7:45.

August 11-13: Fred Hutch Obliteride
All Day | South Lake Union
The Fred Hutch Obliteride weekend is August 11th through 13th, with registration and a kickoff celebration on the 11th, and the rides kickoff on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

August 12: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, August 12th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

August 13: Lake Union 10K
7:30am | South Lake Union Park
The 9th annual Lake Union 10K is coming up on Sunday, August 13th. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at Lake Union Park in the southwest corner of Lake Union. Enjoy vendors, raffles, awards, and Portage Bay Cafe’s French Toast and breakfast bar after the race.

August 19-23: Washington Beer Collaboration Festival
4:30pm | SLU Discovery Center
Taste from 25 different special collaboration beers crafted by 50 different Washington breweries at the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival from August 19th through 23rd. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and include 8 4-ounce tasting tokens and a tasting glass.

August 25: Pinknic on the Patio
4pm – 7pm | Cuoco
Cuoco is hosting a patio party on Friday, August 25th to feature the delicious pink wine of the summer: Rosé! The first ever Pinknic on the Patio Rosé Party will include snacks, summer music and plenty of rosé samples to enjoy. Wear pink and white! Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 per person at the door and include five tastings and snacks.

August 26: Pre-Prohibition Whisky Cocktails
1pm – 3pm | Serafina
Participate in a fun, unique cocktail workshop and tasting event at Serafina this month! The Italian restaurant is hosting a Pre-Prohibition Whisky Cocktail event on Saturday, August 26th at 1 p.m. Learn about the history and tradition of finely crafted whisky, enlivened in well-mixed cocktails. A food pairing will be offered with each whisky cocktail. The cost is $80/person plus tax and gratuity.

August 31: Amazon Walking & Wine Tasting Tour
1pm – 3pm | The VUDE
Get the scoop on Amazon lore, history and facts while touring the glass Spheres, art installations, dog parks and Seattle’s only free banana stand on the Amazon Walking & Wine Tasting Tour! This 45-minute tour concludes with a wine tasting at The VUDE, tasting room for Hand of God Wines. Admission is $40/person, and includes the wine tasting.

Today: Free ‘Mini Music Festival’ Featuring “All Time Low”

By Monica Nickelsburg

Amazon Music will host a “Prime Day mini music festival” in its backyard today.

Pop-punk band All Time Low will perform at Seattle’s South Lake Union Discovery Center near Amazon’s HQ. The Treasure Truck, Amazon’s deals on wheels promotion that rolls around town offering flash sales, will also be at the event.

Amazon’s patented Treasure Truck is a decked out delivery vehicle offering flash deals on everything from Dungeness crab to cameras. Outside of a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the truck stays close to home in Seattle — for now.

The show is part of Amazon’s third annual Prime Day shopping event. Today, Amazon is offering a wide range of deals for Prime members. Today’s event is the second time the Treasure Truck has been associated with a concert. Amazon held a similar event during last year’s Prime Day.

Gates for the event open at 11:30 a.m. and All Time Low will start playing around noon.

Syndicated from GeekWire.com

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in July

Hold onto your hats! There are lots of music events and fun summer activities happening in Lake Union throughout July. Here’s a sampling…

July 1-4: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
1pm – 4pm | Lake Union Park
Celebrate our city’s maritime history with a special Wooden Boat Festival at Lake Union Park from July 1st through July 4th. Presented by the Center for Wooden Boats, the festival includes rides and tours of wooden boats, a Quick & Daring Boatbuilding challenge, live music, and more.

July 1: Seattle Outdoor Cinema – “Red, White & Dead: Shaun of the Dead”
6pm | SLU Discovery Center
Just in time for the 4th of July, Seattle Outdoor Cinema is bringing back their Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk & Movie Party with a screening of “Shaun of the Dead”. The movie will be screened in high-definition at the SLU Discovery Center’s grass lawn on a 55-foot inflatable screen. This event is 21+, and don’t miss a fun zombie walk around Lake Union, starting at Denny Park, before the event to get in the mood.

July 7: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, July 7th, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

July 8: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, July 8th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

July 8: Seattle Outdoor Cinema – “The Wedding Singer”
6pm | SLU Discovery Center
It’s the largest outdoor movie wedding, and you’re invited! A lucky winning couple is getting married with a themed photo booth, 80’s cover band, and beer garden. Plus, there will be costume prizes for the best-dressed groomsman, bridesmaid, and Julia, Robbie or Glenn Gulia from the movie.

July 10: Out to Lunch Concert – Champagne Honeybee
4:30pm – 6pm | Amazon’s Van Vorst Courtyard
The Downtown Seattle Association’s Out to Lunch concert series is back and bigger than ever! This free event features Champagne Honeybee on Monday, July 10th.

July 15-16: Seattle Street Food Festival
All Day | South Lake Union
The 5th annual Seattle Street Food Festival is coming up July 15th and 16th! Enjoy the bounty of Seattle food trucks and curbside bites, plus local handmade products along four city blocks in the heart of South Lake Union. This year, there are over 75 vendors!

July 15: Seattle Outdoor Cinema – “The Fifth Element”
6pm | SLU Discovery Center
Cult classic “The Fifth Element” will be screening on Seattle Outdoor Cinema’s 55-foot inflatable screen on July 15th, for your sci-fi viewing pleasure. It’s almost free and super fun!

July 16: 7th Annual Garden Party Extravaganza
1pm – 10pm | Serafina
Serafina is hosting their annual Garden Party Extravaganza and celebrating 26 years on Sunday, July 16th. There will be a whole roasted pig, grilling on the patio, live music, a photo booth, oyster bar, and introduction to new vintages of rosé to sample. Entrance is free, and food and drink tickets will be available for $6 each. At 2 p.m., there will be an Iron Bartender competition between Seattle’s five best bartenders. Call to participate as a judge for the Iron Bartender competition for $95, which includes five courses paired with the unique cocktail creations: 206-323-0807.

July 17: Out to Lunch Concert – The Flavr Blue
4:30pm – 6pm | 2121 7th Avenue
The Downtown Seattle Association’s Out to Lunch concert series is back and bigger than ever! This free event features The Flavr Blue on Monday, July 10th.

July 21: Pinknic on the Patio
4pm – 7pm | Cuoco
Cuoco is hosting a patio party on Friday, July 21st to feature the delicious pink wine of the summer: Rosé! The first ever Pinknic on the Patio Rosé Party will include snacks, summer music and plenty of rosé samples to enjoy. Wear pink and white! Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 per person at the door and include five tastings and snacks.

July 22: Seattle Outdoor Cinema – “The Big Lebowski”
6pm | SLU Discovery Center
The annual screening of “The Big Lebowski” at Seattle Outdoor Cinema is here on July 22nd! Sip one of three unique takes on the classic dude-approved cocktail, White Russians, and take part in a costume party as well as the movie.

July 24: Out to Lunch Concert – Limited Edition
4:30pm – 6pm | Amazon’s Van Vorst Courtyard
Limited Edition will be performing at this next Out to Lunch Concert event in South Lake Union.

July 26: Virginia V Cruise – Bridge to Bridge
7pm – 9:30pm | MOHAI Cafe
Many of Seattle’s bridges offer a unique story and draw visitors and tourists in their own right. For this educational and fun event, board the Virginia V in South Lake Union to explore the bridges around Lake Union and Lake Washington with historian David Williams. Your ticket includes a flight of beer from local Figurehead Brewing Company for those over 21. Tickets are $30 per person, $25 for MOHAI or Virginia V members, and $15 for those under age 21 (free for ages 5 and under). Buy tickets here.

July 29: Seattle Outdoor Cinema – “La La Land” Sing-Along
6pm | SLU Discovery Center
The new musical that won hearts all over the world, “La La Land”, is screening at the South Lake Union Discovery Center for Seattle Outdoor Cinema’s last July outdoor movie night on July 29th. There will be food trucks and a themed beer garden for 21+.

July 31: Out to Lunch Concerts – Scarlet Parke, The True Loves, and Planes on Paper
4:30pm – 6pm | 2121 7th Avenue, Denny Park, Amazon’s Van Vorst Courtyard, Starbucks
Five Out to Lunch concerts are taking place around Lake Union on July 31st. Scarlet Parke will be performing at 2121 7th Avenue, while The True Loves and Planes on Paper are performing in Denny Park. Bleachbear is performing at Amazon’s Van Vorst Courtyard, and General Mojo’s is playing at the Starbucks at 515 Westlake Avenue North.

Urban Craft Uprising

Just a few of the makers at the Uprising, left to right: Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, Good and Well Supply Co., Paper Parasol Press, Haute Under The Collar, Estrella Soap Co., Dotted Line Jewelry, Lincoln Hobbs, and Lyonhart Bag Co.

The summer version of the Urban Craft Uprising (there’s a winter show, too) is happening on Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th this year. It’s being held at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall from 11 am to 5 pm, and at the time of this writing, there are currently around 146 indie vendors showcasing their handmade wares at this event.

Tripper Dungan, one of the artists at Urban Craft Uprising

For those who aren’t familiar with this, the Urban Craft Uprising supports independent artists and makers and their creations, by hosting Seattle’s largest craft show of its kind. In the summer, this juried show tends to be a bit quieter than the winter show (perhaps seeking out unique Christmas gifts then), so a good time to check out the event.

Crafts fall under different categories:
art ˖ accessories ˖ baby/kid stuff ˖ bags ˖ candles ˖ bath & body ˖ ceramics ˖ clothing ˖ fiber ˖ food (packaged) ˖ housewares ˖ jewelry ˖ kits & supplies ˖ paper goods ˖ pets ˖ toys

Between shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts, there are eating options as well.  Five different food trucks will be available on the premises.

Urban Craft Uprising
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
301 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

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