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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Launches this Sunday, May 3

Seattle Center Festál: Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration launches with a Facebook livecast, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at https://www.facebook.com/apiheritage. The festival organizers have planned a variety of online activities throughout May to highlight Asian Pacific Islander performers, businesses, and community resources in the region and share ways in which the broader community can engage with them. […]

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Seattle Center Organizations and Venues Contribute to COVID-19 Response Efforts

While the COVID-19 outbreak has altered normal operations at Seattle Center, the campus is not without activity, most of it COVID-19-related. Through at least May 4, the campus community is paying tribute to COVID-19 healthcare workers and first responders, as Mercer St. passersby will discover. Along the Kreielsheimer Promenade adjacent to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, […]

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April 24-26: Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Culture and Online Entertainment

Seattle Center Festál:  Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, goes virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural contributions and achievements of the Japanese American community. The festival includes online performances and martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, hands-on activities and Japanese culinary demonstrations. Highlights […]

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80th Anniversary of Seattle Center Armory Grand Opening

The Seattle National Guard Armory opened on April 16, 1939, making this the 80th anniversary of the building’s opening. The monumental Streamlined Modern building, with its 18-inch thick walls, has served many governmental and community purposes during its long life. Now as it enters its next chapter, it is undergoing exterior and entryway upgrades, new […]

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City of Seattle Makes 100 Rooms at Executive Pacific Hotel Available to Health Care Workers on Frontlines of COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle (April 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is making up to 100 rooms at the Executive Pacific Hotel available for health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rooms are available for quarantine for health care workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among […]

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ArtsFund Appoints Michael Greer as New President and CEO

SEATTLE, WA—ArtsFund announced today that Michael Greer has been selected as ArtsFund’s new President and CEO following an extensive national search. Mr. Greer has been Executive Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre since 2017. As a former professional dancer and experienced executive, Greer’s leadership experience spans both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He will assume his […]

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Following $1 Million Donation from Oak View Group and NHL Seattle, Mayor Durkan Launches Expanded Grocery Voucher Program to Provide $800 Vouchers to Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Expanded Grocery Voucher Program Will Support Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Jobs or Experienced a Significant Reduction in Hours Due to COVID-19 NHL Seattle Donation Also Provides Grants to 21 Seattle Center Arts and Nonprofit Tenants Seattle (April 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched the City of Seattle’s expanded grocery voucher program, […]

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Initial 250 Grantees of the Business Stabilization Fund Announced on April 13, 2020

Mayor Jenny Durkan & Seattle Economy announced the first 250 grants of the City’s Small Business Stabilization Fund. As of April 13, 250 of Seattle’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis have received a $10,000 grant to help with day-to-day expenses like payroll and rent. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3b6PJeH

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Fun and Inspiring Virtual Experiences Fill April at Seattle Center

Seattle Center continues to offer fun, creative ways to interact virtually with campus organizations and programs. The Seattle Center website captures these experiences in a new landing page, Seattle Center Arts at Home. Here are some of the ways it lists to connect with the Center this month online and over the airwaves. Seattle Center […]

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Virtual Experiences at Seattle Center Entertain and Enlighten

As our community takes the necessary steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, organizations that reside on the Seattle Center grounds offer creative ways to interact with them online and over the airwaves. Some have even developed online information and other helpful resources related to COVID-19. Seattle Center Festál has released a series of podcasts, […]

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