Music in Madrona FB

Every Thursday in August, there will be free concerts from local performers starting at 6p in the Madrona Playfield.  Here’s the lineup:

  • August 6Azanga – Marimba
  • August 13 = Lucille Street, Blues, Old Soul, Country – Madrona Dad Garage Band
  • August 20Alkai Earth – Youth Metal Band from T. Marshall
  • August 27 – The Professors – SPU Professors – 60’s rock and roll

See you there!

June 20 Madrona Garage Sale Sign-Ups Open

The Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale is set this year for June 20

Last year’s sale attracted 25+ participants, bringing many shoppers into the neighborhood. If you’d like to host a garage/yard sale at your place and list it on the Madrona neighborhood map, please contact no later than June 15.

Include your name, address, time you will be hosting your sale, and a brief description of the things you plan to sell. These might include children’s gear, books, household items, small or large furniture, toys, women’s clothes, sports equipment, records, etc.

Participants who want their sale listed on the community map are asked to provide a $25 donation to the MCC via Paypal found on the MCC website at It is really important to send your contact information to when you pay. Otherwise, we will not know to list you since emails about participation go to one person and the Paypal money to another. Since we’re all volunteers, we need your help to keep this organized.

All money raised supports Madrona neighborhood activities, such as the Halloween Party, the Mayfair Block Party, and the Madrona News. Rob Ward of the Madrona Community Council (MCC) will coordinate and Casey Losh will assist by producing a map. A map and description list will be sent to participants by June 16. The map and garage sale descriptions will also be made available to the general public on June 16 online at Craigslist, Madrona Moms, and possibly site. In addition, a paper copy of the map and descriptions will also be available at Verite (located at the corner of 34th Avenue and East Spring Street) June 19 and 20.

Neighbor Appreciation Day (and Toolkit!)

Nominations for special neighbors honored in 2016 are due at by noon on January 4.  To nominate a neighbor or neighbors, send a few sentences about why you think your neighbor deserves one of the following awards:

  1. The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  2. The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
  3. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  4. The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.

A complete list of past winners of Madrona Neighbor Awards is here.Neighbor Award list through 2015

Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation day ceremony usually falls on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day  Awards are presented beginning at  9:30am that day at the Madrona PreK-8 library.  During that same ceremony, Madrona PreK-8 school also honors students, faculty, and staff for their achievements in the previous year.

If you’d like to introduce yourself to a new neighbor, or thank a long-term neighbor, you can use this handy door hanger (downloadable PDF) to do so!


Madrona Wine Event — November 15th!

Tickets are now available for the November 15 Madrona Wine Event, which will feature tastings from a selection of wines put together by the Leschi Market, including wine sales available by the bottle and by the case with special pricing.

Originally slated to be held at the Madrona glassybaby studio, the event has been moved to the Aegis Living facility on 22nd Avenue East and East Madison Street. Tickets are $32.50, and proceeds benefit the Madrona Community Council and its community events such as Mayfair and Halloween in Madrona. Whether you are looking to stock your wine cabinet before the holidays (just in time for Thanksgiving!) or just enjoy some delicious vino with your neighbors, this is sure to be a fun event — join us!

Click here for tickets.

Block Party @ 23rd & Cherry, Sept. 23


The City of Seattle will be partnering with the community to host the Central Area Block Party on Saturday, September 27 at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Cherry Street (2323 E. Cherry Street) from 10:00am to 6:00pm. You won’t want to miss out on a great time with your neighbors enjoying live music, food trucks, art activities and more.

In addition to the other fun activities, this block party is an opportunity for the Central Area to learn about and provide feedback on the 23rd Ave Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson), the urban design framework and possible zoning changes in these key community nodes. It’s also a chance to receive the most current information on the 23rd Ave corridor improvements.

This block party is sponsored by the 23rd Ave Advisory Core Team (ACT). You can also meet our ACT members who helped shape these plans. The ACT was formed to work in partnership with this City team and the community to uphold their vision of the community nodes along the 23rd Avenue corridor to achieve a healthy living environment.

Come enjoy the party and join your neighbors in taking action to improve on your community!

Garage Sale Map & Details

An update on this year’s Madrona Garage Sale:  Approximately 25 homes will be hosting events. Most of the garage sales will start at 9am, but the exact starting time is determined by each individual household.  Maps of each location and a short description of items offered is attached, or can be picked up at Cupcake Royal/Verite Coffee (1101 – 34th Avenue in the heart of Madrona) the morning of June 28.

You can also print your own PDF of this year’s map:  Madrona Garage Sale Map (PDF)