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We Met at the Center – Kath Nyborg’s Story

Katherine Nyborg, known as Kath to her friends and colleagues, met her future husband for a dance at Seattle Center when they were in college at Seattle Pacific University. On-campus dances were forbidden, and so the college students organized so-called “functions” at the Center instead. They met in the Snoqualmie Room, now the home of […]

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Tết in Seattle – Vietnamese Lunar NY, Feb. 10-11

Seattle Center Festál: Tết in Seattle – Vietnamese Lunar New Year, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb 10-11, in Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion, welcomes the return of spring and chases out evil spirits with lion dances and firecrackers. It also ushers in the Year of the Dog with martial arts, traditional and […]

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Our Big Neighborhood 2018

Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are excited to announce a new, three-year youth and family initiative, Our Big Neighborhood. Inspired by Northwest Folklife’s annual Seattle Children’s Festival, Our Big Neighborhood expands on Northwest Folklife’s vision to bring people together to share and sustain folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations. Our Big […]

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New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center

Seattle Center is the place to be for New Year’s Eve, with activities appealing to a wide-range of interests and desired investment levels, all leading up to midnight fireworks. Seattle Center Winterfest New Year’s Eve Celebration features cover band Sway in a free concert on the Armory Stage starting at 8pm. Outside, Fountain of Light […]

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SC Festál 2018 – Generations!

Seattle Center Festál presents 23 ethnic cultural festivals in 2018. The year’s theme, “Generations,” highlights the bonds between generations that foster identity, respect and honor. It is especially relevant in 2018, when Festál celebrates its 21st year. As the series comes of age, festival producers seek to sustain their festivals with compelling programming that appeals to […]

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I am Seattle Center-Jeffrey Cook

I Am Seattle Center JEFFREY COOK is a local designer and theatrical artisan.  He can often be found working at Seattle Children’s Theatre, but this time of year, you’ll see his mastery at Seattle Center Winterfest, our seasonal celebration kicking off this week. Jeffrey designed all the décor. “Design should be something that influences people […]

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Winterfest Opening Weekend, Nov. 24-26

  Opening weekend of Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 24-26, promises sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Center venues and on the grounds. The weekend launches five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities. Here is the schedule of ongoing and Thanksgiving weekend activities (unless stated, events are free of charge and held […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Laurie Metzinger

LAURIE METZINGER started working at Seattle Center as a scenic artist for Pacific Northwest Ballet. From there, she began working on Winterfest Train & Village, where she has served as installation lead and decorator since 1988. “I’m turning the reins over this coming year to a woman named Colleen Gwen, who’s been working with me […]

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I am Seattle Center-Andrew Steen

ANDREW STEEN, Technical Coordinator at Seattle Center Productions.  Andrew is most often seen working behind the scenes to make sure events like Concerts at the Mural, Winterfest, and Festál cultural festivals happen smoothly and successfully from an operations and technical standpoint. “One of the things that attracted me to this position was a way to […]

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Mobility Workshop this Saturday, Nov. 18

Please join the North Downtown Mobility Action Plan Workshop this Saturday, 10am-4pm, at Seattle Center Pavilion. Learn more what the City of Seattle is doing to ease traffic flow and promote transit, pedestrian and bike options, and provide your input on how to address our transportation needs in a rapidly densifying area. Here’s the event […]

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