Autumn Activities and Food Truck Survey

Food Truck Fridays are over for the year, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking about the future. Please help us by answering this survey about how to improve things next year:

Read the complete minutes of the October meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council.

Upcoming events:

Saturday, October 15th: Community Disaster Practice: Learn how Victory Heights prepares for an emergency with this HUB drill, and how amateur radio groups will help keep us in contact with the outside world. In Victory Heights Park, 2 PM to 4 PM.

Monday, October 17th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting. We’re back on Zoom, subscribe to our email list to get links sent right to your inbox.

Sunday, November 13th (New date!): Chili Cook Off and Cookie Fest. Last year our first annual chili cook off was a huge success, so we’re doing it again (now with cookies!). Let us know if you’d like to enter, and be sure to come by and sample all the wares (and vote for your favorite). 19th Avenue NE across from the park, 3 PM to 5 PM. (The Seahawks play at 6:30 AM that day, you won’t miss the game!)

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Northgate Side Work Party September 18th

We are continuing the clean up of the sidewalks along Northgate Way to improve pedestrian access. Take a look at what was done back in July to the block between 17th Avenue NE and 19th. Twenty yards of blackberries were removed to expose this fence. We marked our victory:

Another work party is scheduled for Sunday, September 18th from 9 AM to Noon. We have two problem areas we want to tackle. Meet at the corner of 19th Ave and Northgate Way. Bring work gloves, garden tools, and a water bottle.  Help us improve Victory Heights. Thanks.

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September Victory Heights News

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, and the food trucks have packed up for the year. But things are still happening in Victory Heights. Have you seen our new mural? Designed and painted by local artist Daemion Kenyon (seen here, pressure washing with community council President Ann Forrest last Sunday), the floral design is permanently painted on the road surface just north of Victory Heights Park.

And here is what it looks like from the air:

Ann Forrest tell us: Victory Heights’ neighbors got involved with TeenFeed at the beginning of the pandemic (September 2020) and has been a consistent volunteer group ever since.  Each month (usually on the 2nd Monday) neighbors make different components of a simple meal (teriyaki chicken, rice, seasonal vegetable, and dessert) and bring it to the corner of 20th Ave and NE 105th.  Another volunteer drives the food down to the University District where volunteers serve it to homeless teens. 

Teen Feed provides warm meals, basic needs items, and supportive connections to over 9,000+ youth annually in Seattle’s University District and in Auburn.  We could really use more volunteers!  It’s super easy to get involved. Learn more and sign up here…  TeenFeed SignUp

To our current TeenFeed volunteers, THANK YOU for your efforts over the past two years! You’re the Best!


The next meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council will be on Monday, September 19th at 7 PM on Zoom. The food trucks, utility box art, ice cream social, and street art are all because of the community council. It’s all done by volunteers who are your neighbors. Email us to get on the newsletter list and get the Zoom link each month, and find out what’s happening next.

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Street Mural Coming To Victory Heights

A virtual representation of the new street mural just north of the park

On Friday, August 19th, work will begin on painting a street mural on the roadway just north of Victory Heights Park where NE 106th Street intersects with 19th Avenue NE.

Read the complete minutes of the Victory Heights Community Council meeting.

Artist Daemion Kenyon designed the mural, and on August 19th while the street is shut down between 2 PM and 8 PM, she will begin by painting the white outlines on the road surface (come by to watch during Food Truck Friday that evening).

On Friday, September 9th, also during Food Truck Friday, starting at 5 PM, members of the community will be able to help participate in the mural by painting in the colors like a giant coloring book! The street will also be shut down between 4-9 PM.

Finally, on Sunday, September 11th from 3-8 PM, a final street closure will allow Daemion to apply the sealer over the art to help preserve it. If you can’t participate in the painting, she is looking for donations to help offset the cost of the paint, brushes, materials. Learn more about the artist and support the project HERE!

In other news, Food Truck Fridays has been extended into September now with added dates on the 2nd and 9th. See the Food Truck Schedule HERE.

And TeenFeed provides a nutritious, hot meal to 65 homeless teens every day of the year.  Victory Heights is committed to providing that meal on the second Monday of every month. In September it will be on 12th. It’s easy to get involved.  More information HERE! Future dates are October 10th, November 14th and December 12th. Mark your calendars and help get involved.

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August Events Calendar

Here are some events in and around Victory Heights in August that might interest you:

Friday, July 29th: Food Truck Friday, 5:30 PM – 7:30 on 19th Avenue NE across from Victory Heights Park. This week: Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, Po’Boy & Tings, and Dreamy Drinks. PLUS: Love walkie-talkies? Give GMRS a spin. We have multiple radios to play with. Simple instructions followed by helpful practice. ALL ages welcome!

Tuesday, August 2nd: Neighborhood Night Out. Organize with the folks on your block and get to know them. It’s so important for crime prevention and in case of an emergency.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 4th, 9th & 10th: Blood Drive. It’s a crucial time to bolster our blood supply as appointment bookings are falling critically short of the 1,000 donors needed each day to meet community need this summer. Low appointment sign-ups are of significant concern. All blood types are needed, especially Universal Donors with Type O blood and Platelets, which are vital to supporting patients in trauma situations. People are urged to make appointments as soon as possible. Consider donating at the Faith Lutheran Church (8208 18th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115) on August 3, 4, 9 & 10 and help make sure lifesaving blood is there for the patients who need it.  Same-day appointments often available.

Friday, August 5th: Food Truck Friday (subject to change): Anthony’s “Finn” and Kathmandu MoMoCha.

Saturday, August 6th: Lake City Seafair Parade. The “Grand Parade” starts at 7 PM on Lake City Way from 135th to 125th, with a turn to the right to go west on 125th to 25th Ave NE.

Friday, August 12th: Food Truck Friday (subject to change): 314 Pie and Theo’s Gyros

Monday, August 15th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting. Our first live in-person meeting since February 2020! It will be in the park starting at 7 PM at the tennis court. We’ll have chairs set up and you can see a demo of our Emergency Communications Hub.

Friday, August 19th: Food Truck Friday (subject to change): Yummy Catch and Tamale My Life.

Saturday, August 20th: 20th Annual Jokumfest, Victory Heights’ own live jazz festival! Live music from 3 PM until 10 PM. It will again be on the main stage in Gary Schudie’s backyard, 2021 NE Northgate Way. Complementary beverages and main dish will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. It’s free!

Sunday, August 21st: North Seattle Jewish Festival. Come celebrate culture and community, Jewish pride and continuity. Inflatable activities for the young and young at heart, authentic kosher deli delights that we all know and love, friends, and of course live(ly) Klezmer and Hasidic music. Noon to 3 PM in Victory Heights Park. Tickets required.

Friday, August 26th: Food Truck Friday (subject to change): Anthony’s “Finn” and Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max.

Don’t forget the Lake City Farmers Market is every Thursday, 3 PM – 7 PM at NE 125th Street & 28th Avenue NE, near the library.

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Food Truck Fridays Bring Tasty Dinners To Victory Heights

Food Truck Fridays are back in Victory Heights in 2022, this time for dinners instead of lunches. Started last year during the pandemic, we’ve brought back some of your favorite trucks (plus some new ones) with two different ones each week, serving food between 5:30 and 7:30 PM on 19th Avenue NE next to Victory Heights Park. The street is closed down and tables and chairs will be set up for folks to eat at.

Read the minutes of the May Victory Heights Community Council meeting.

On May 6th, on a damp but tolerable evening near the park, we hosted three trucks, including a donut vendor (so yum!). Georgia’s Greek Food truck is seen here.
On May 13th, we hosted The Cheese Pit and 314 Pie.

Coming May 20th: Paparepas (Venezuelan), and Yummy Catch (Asian, Seafood, Southern). (Forecast is sunny and 63 degrees–don’t miss it!)

May 27th: Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max (Hawaiian) and Po’Boy & Tings (Creole).

Volunteers needed to help close 19th Avenue NE at 5 PM and help set-up and tear down tables. Sign-up here, or just show up.

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Northgate Way Cleanup May 21st

The Victory Heights Community Council invites you to help volunteer this Saturday, May 21st to expand the sidewalk on the north and south sides of NE Northgate Way between Roosevelt Way and Lake City Way by picking up litter and removing weeds/leaves. While the event will be running between 9 AM and 2:30 PM, you can sign up for shifts as short as 30 minutes. Please bring work gloves and garden tools if you have them. SignUp for a shift here…

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Lake City Neighborhood Alliance Meeting May 3rd On New Funding Option To Benefit Lake City

On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) will be holding a town hall zoom meeting to present their solution for filling the funding gap needed to improve parks, repair buildings, and build a new community center in Lake City.

With the help of the City and State Legislature, the LCNA has secured $11 million and the City has pledged $5 million more for a Lake City Community Center. Additional funding is needed to complete this and other major projects for Seattle. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Commission was formed separately by and with the City Council to provide separate taxing authority, within a limit. A 33 cent tax rate would increase the annual property tax bill on a home that has an assessed value of $880,000  by only $110.48 each year. This would insure that a new full service community center is fully funded and built, as well as fund other projects in Seattle parks.  

The zoom meeting will be held between 6-7 PM on the 3rd to hear more about this solution. This is a chance for them to share their vision, answer some questions and to prepare LCNA to support those who will testify before the Seattle Parks and Recreation Commission on May 12th to encourage them to fund their vision. Tim Motzer, retired from Seattle Parks & Recreation has prepared a detailed report on this solution. For a copy, contact him at:
Here is the zoom information:

Topic: YOU ARE INVITED: Funding Our Shared Vision: A New Lake City Community Center with Housing
Time: May 3, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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