Greet the Season


Saturday, November 25, 2017

10am to 5pm (Virginia V 10am to 6pm)

    Join the partners of Lake Union Park for a one-of-a-kind family-oriented holiday event! Greet the Season at Lake Union Park features activities for all ages, including toy boat building, cookie decorating, crafts, and music performances!

    The event opens at 10am and there are activities throughout the day.


    • Open Ships & Dockside Tours
    • Live Music
    • Toy Boat Building
    • Cookie Decorating

Saturdays In The Park

Saturdays at Lake Union Park just got more exciting!

8:30-9:45am: Free Yoga class in the MOHAI atrium. Bring your own mat.

10am-5pm: MOHAI open, including 30-minute Atrium Tours at 11am and 2pm

11am-2pm: MOHAI Family Lab! Take-home crafts, collaborative games, and artifact exploration. Included with admission and appropriate for all ages.

Holiday Lights at Lake Union Park

Spend the afternoon at Lake Union Park making holiday crafts, building toy boats, decorating cookies, sipping hot cocoa, listening to maritime music, and more. Stay in the evening for a live holiday performance from Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators on board the historic Virginia V steamship, followed by a viewing of the Dickens Carolers, performing on board the Argosy Christmas Ship in Lake Union. A full schedule of activities is posted below. 

Adam Green of Rocking the Boat

The Center for Wooden Boats is delighted to invite you to a presentation by the Founder and Executive Director of the innvoative New York non-profit "Rocking the Boat" on February 22nd from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the CWB Boathouse in Seattle. FREE; refreshments provided; no RSVP required.

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing with Chris Roe

Date: Friday, January 14, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm PST
Where: Virginia V at the Historic Ships Wharf, 860 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
Notes: Free! Songs of the sea are easy to learn and fun to sing. All ages welcome. Musician and folklorist Chris Roe will be on board as songleader to keep the music rolling, with opportunity for anyone to lead a song or just join in the chorus. Chris is known for her strong yet eloquent vocals, and her adept concertina playing. The historic steamship Virginia V will be docked at the Historic Ships Wharf during the sing.

Cool Art Installation

The In South Lake Union Blog is awesome! Their article taking an indepth look at Blanche, a new art installation in the not-yet-open Lake Union Park makes me excited to get out there and take a look at it!

The author writes, "The experience of taking in Blanche, however, is not limited to the movement of the water and the simple beauty of a hull. This installation also includes a sound feature that the artists refer to as "wave music" and is projected into the hull of the boat by underwater sound chambers made of pipes. Upon putting your ear up to the wave music speaker, you will be greeted with background noise reminiscent of didjeridu music punctuated by intermittent metallic lapping sounds. It's actually quite pleasant."

To read the rest of the article (and see some great pictures of Blanche), please folow the link!

June Flyer

Hey Everyone!

Here at South Lake Union we have all the fun and activity any one could need for their summer, from free boat rides, workshops and beyond! Check out what is going on down here in the month of June!

Be sure to stop by again soon when we post our flyer for next month. July is JAM-PACKED. Put on your sunscreen, let's go sailing!

June Events Flyer

Download a PDF of the flyer.

Cruise Lake Union on board the S.S. Virginia V with Historic Seattle

When: Saturday, July 17

Where: S.S. Virginia V, moored at South Lake Union at the Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St. Seattle.

Registration: $50 Historic Seattle and Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) members and guests of members; $60 general public; $25 students

Pre-registration required no later than Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Register at or call (206) 622-6952.

To celebrate the 88th anniversary of her maiden voyage, join Historic Seattle and the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on the S.S. Virginia V. Enjoy refreshments while learning about the past, present, and future of Lake Union, including the move by MOHAI to the Naval Reserve Training Center. Our presenters include Leonard Garfield, Executive Director of MOHAI, Betsy Davis, Executive Director of the Center for Wooden Boats, and Rich Haag, the landscape architect whose creative solutions have made Gasworks Park a national model for turning unused and polluted industrial sites into wonderful civic gathering places.


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