South Lake Union
Events Calendar

June 20 Events

May 26 - June 20, South Lake Union

OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE Initiative - 2020 Graduation

At KCTS 9, we believe that our COMMUNITY is our greatest strength in times of adversity.  The novel coronavirus has significantly changed the ways we interact with our family, friends and neighbors. In an effort to spread some joy during the difficult moment we’re all living in, we’re launching the OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE initiative.

Graduation season is upon us, and we want to celebrate and honor all of the grads from pre-school to law-school and everything in between, who are missing out on this year’s ceremonies.

Submit a photo of your graduate (or yourself!) below for us to feature on-air on KCTS 9 and on our social media channels. You can also use #OurHeartsLiveHere to submit photos and share your grads with your neighbors.

Congrats to the class of 2020!

Want to see photos from our decorating or Mr. Rogers sweater challenges? Click here.

Finally, please share this with your family, friends and neighbors! The more people who participate the more we show we’re all in this together.

Here’s how to participate:

1) To submit your photo(s), fill out this form and include your name, e-mail and photo of your graduate(s). Use the hashtag #OurHeartsLiveHere to share your work with the community.

2) Follow all social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your residence.

Our favorite submissions will be featured in spots aired on KCTS 9.

June 20, 12:00 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Long-Distance Letterpress: Printing Hope

Learning about letterpress printing when you can’t take an in-person class is definitely a challenge. But, until we can figure out how to deliver a 1,000 lb. Vandercook to you via the internet, we’ve got a better idea. Come take an SVC long-distance letterpress workshop, where you’ll pick up skills and a big dose of inspiration from some of the brightest stars in letterpress, and then receive a copy of the class project via snail mail. When the world is turned upside-down, explaining the how of printing isn’t always as important as examining the why. Brad Vetter’s most recent work is proof: in quarantine and MacGyvering with the materials at hand, he created a poster that raised thousands of dollars for nonprofits and small businesses in and around his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

$50 registration here.

In this workshop, you’ll transport yourself to Brad Vetter’s Louisville studio where he’ll walk you through some of the experimental techniques he uses to print amazing things with everyday objects. Then you’ll put heads and hearts together with your classmates to collaboratively design a poster carrying a message of hope — the perfect antidote to the anxiety all of us are feeling. Whether you’re a letterpress printer specifically or a creative of any stripe, you’ll come away with new insights about:

Printing with purpose in a time of crisis Finding meaning in your work Experimental techniques for printing letterpress posters The printed word as a catalyst for sharing ideas & community engagement The relevance of letterpress in the 21st Century and during a pandemic

June 20, 9:30 am, Lake Union Park

SUP on South Lake Union

Skip the long lines for weekend brunch and come Stand Up Paddle on Lake Union with REI instead! Greet your weekend with some quality time outside and take in the dramatic views of Seattle’s skyline and Mount Rainier in the distance. After some brief instruction at South Lake Union Park we’ll head out on the water, passing houseboats and docks, and possibly even making a trip to Gas Works Park, before returning to South Lake Union. Previous SUP experience is helpful but not required.

Member price: $69 Non-member price: $89

June 20, 9:00 am, Lake Union Park

Seattle Urban Kayak Tour through the Ballard Locks

Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this 6-hour kayak tour through the Ballard Locks. We’ll paddle tandem kayaks along the shore of Lake Union, up the shipping canal, then through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden locks where we drop from freshwater into saltwater and watch the ecosystem transform. Learn about the surrounding area as you paddle through the city’s unique waterways, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a jumping salmon or an adorable harbor seal. From there we’ll stop for a delicious meal at a local Seattle restaurant before continuing to Golden Gardens Beach, taking in epic views of the Olympic Mountains and keeping our eyes out for marine life along the way. This tour is ideal for anyone with an interest in kayaking – previous experience is recommended but not required, and participants should be prepared to paddle about 8 miles at a relaxed pace. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning, packing, and shuttling – you just have to show up. We can’t wait to paddle with you!

Member price: $139 Non-member price: $159

June 20, 11:00 am, REI

Gourmet Camp Cooking Workshop

Camp cooking just got a whole lot easier with this hands-on workshop focused on satisfying your hunger! In this workshop we’ll learn how to prepare food for your next outdoor meal, how to maximize the power of a two-burner camp stove, and how to put together a gourmet meal without the amenities of a refrigerator and kitchen sink. We’ll provide all the equipment and ingredients. No experience necessary. Just come hungry!

Member price: $30 Non-member price: $50


Be Safe, Mask Pup: Downtown Dog Lounge is open for business in South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Sheltering in (a Special) Place: Mary's Place Family Center in The Regrade is helping families during COVID-19. >>link in profile


Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916