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As we approach the other end of the global pandemic (hopefully), we have found that the 16-month journey has changed event production “at Seattle Center.” With the moratorium on in-person events last March, organizations that reside on the grounds, along with our own public programming, quickly pivoted to virtual activities. Now that we’re gradually returning to live events, we wonder if virtual offerings will continue. They enabled many of our entities to broaden their reach into new audiences – and parts of the world – where programming was easily accessed online. Even local audiences found comfort in engaging in arts, culture and learning from their own homes. Others might remain reluctant to gather in the face of a devastating communicable disease.  

And so, Seattle Center is transitioning to a dual world of in-person and virtual programming. For the month of July, for example, you can join Workout Wednesdays (through Sept 8), with Gentle Yoga at 11:30am at Exhibition Hall Lawn and Zumba® Class at 6:30pm on Fisher Pavilion Roof. All ages and abilities are welcomed. Or connect with Seattle Center Festál. The series is presented virtually in 2021, including Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest, July 17-18. Or bring a blanket to Mural Amphitheatre for a live Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park production of The Comedy of Errors, 6pm, July 25.

Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre and MoPOP are offering virtual and in-person educational camps and classes this summer. Or you can stop by Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall,now open to the public,for “grab and go” food from Starbucks, Premier Meat Pies, Blue Water Taco Grill, Wing Dome (in place of Quincy’s), Kabab, MOD Pizza, Seattle Fudge and Ceres (Subway and Skillet Counter will also open this month). While you’re on grounds, check out Chihuly Garden and Glass, MoPOP and the Space Needle, now open daily. And if you wonder to the north end of the grounds, you’ll find a world-class photojournalism installation just outside Seattle Rep. The carefully curated selection of “need to know” stories affecting our communities honors Juneteenth and civil rights activism.

We hope to “see” you, either online or in-person at the region’s top visitor destination and public gathering place!

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About Seattle Center: 

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.