About this Event
OUTDOOR PARTY IN CANTON ALLEY
On Saturday, July 9, 1PM to 6PM, join the SCIDpda for OUTDOOR PARTY IN CANTON ALLEY, a daytime street activation with DJs and live music, dancing, and refreshments in a unique part in the Chinatown International District. RSVP to let us know you are coming!
- This is a free, all-ages event.
- DJs and live performers will be revealed at the end of May.
- Food and beverage vendors will be announced in June.
An experiment in outdoor social gatherings, urban re-imagination, block parties, street fairs, and day clubs, this event aims to welcome folks back into the neighborhood for a communal experience and fun summer day in the Chinatown International District!NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR
Earlier in the day, at noon , SCIDpda will host a neighborhood walking tour led by Jamie Lee, Director of Community Initiatives. The tour will walk you through one of Seattle’s most beloved neighborhoods, the Chinatown International District (CID), which includes Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and historic Manilatown. Through various landmarks and sites, you will explore the CID and notice the various ways the SCIDpda serves as steward of the neighborhood. Availability on the tour is limited!
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CANTON ALLEY
IN THE PAST, Canton Alley and other alleys in the Chinatown International District were pathways adjacent to the entrances of loft-style residences and storefronts. Alleys were an integral part of the neighborhood's social fabric and environment: children played, people worked and ran errands, and neighbors gathered. Having fallen into disrepair toward the end of the 20th Century, Canton Alley was later repaired and revitalized by the SCIDpda with guidance from the community. Today, Canton Alley retains many of its historic qualities, while also seeing improvements that further develop the alley's utility and character. This includes re-pavement (completed in 2017), the installation of pedestrian lighting and public art, and the continual usage of Canton Alley for passing through the neighborhood, historic tours, storefront activity, and events like the one described on this page! The SCIDpda has implemented public space improvements to other alleys in the neighborhood, including Maynard Alley and Nihonmachi Alley, as well.
ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMUNITY IN 1975, the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is a community development organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood. This includes affordable housing, support of small businesses, and development of the neighborhood that prioritizes the needs of the community.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
CANTON ALLEY, Canton Alley South, Seattle, United States