Seattle is a city of neighborhoods.
Our neighborhoods in northeast Seattle – from Wallingford to Wedgwood – are treasures we can rediscover when we just explore outside our front door. This is “4 to Explore,” a treasure map to 4 of the best things each season: 1 shop or restaurant to visit, 1 meeting to connect with neighbors, 1 fun activity to enjoy, and 1 neighborhood issue to engage. Enjoy exploring!
  • Connect with us through Wallyhood, CLICK HERE.
  • Connect with us through the Wedgwood Echo, CLICK HERE.
  • Explore our column in Crosscut, CLICK HERE.
  • Explore our column in the Seattle Times, CLICK HERE.
  • Explore our column in Outside City Hall, CLICK HERE.
  • Explore our annual survey of Northeast Seattle voters, CLICK HERE.
  • Follow us on Facebook, CLICK HERE. For Twitter, CLICK HERE.
  • Subscribe to “4toExplore” so that you get it first, CLICK HERE.
  • Explore our recent edition of “4toExplore” by scrolling down. Enjoy!
Alex Pedersen

Recent Posts / View All Posts

1 Store to Adore

S.P.A.C.E. Radio 101.FM for Northeast Seattle

Okay, a radio station is not a “store.” But, with all of the crass commercialism that comes with the holiday season, isn’t it refreshing to know there’s a place on the radio dial where you can enjoy commercial-free music all the time — programmed locally here in Northeast Seattle? This holiday season, explore the newest radio station: 101.1 FM S.P.A.C.E. RADIO. LOCATION: 101.1 FM on your radio dial (KMGP) HOURS: 24/7 To DONATE: CLICK HERE. MUSIC: The songs they play are soulful, fun, and interesting. And no commercials!  For example, there is a show called “The Roots Roundup” which “brings you a mix of…

Read More

1 Meeting to Connect

H.A.L.A. Open Houses / Community Protests

Booming population. Choking streets. Skyrocketing costs. Managing growth in Seattle was a key campaign issue this past November as we voted for a new Mayor and both city-wide Councilmembers. Despite some new leadership, City Hall is plowing ahead with the land use and housing policies hatched by disgraced Mayor Ed Murray — his backroom deal with influential real estate developers called H.A.L.A. (Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda). As part of its plan to up-zone 27 Seattle neighborhoods, the city government released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) on Nov 9, 2017 and is hosting “Open Houses” to tell us all what to expect regarding…

Read More

1 Fun to Enjoy

Jazz Nutcracker at Roosevelt High

What do Duke Ellington, Teddy Roosevelt, and Tchaikovsky all have in common? The Jazz Nutcracker at Roosevelt High!  In Northeast Seattle, combining the classic Nutcracker music with the acclaimed jazz band of Roosevelt High School is destined to be more enjoyable than combining cream, eggs, and spirits into eggnog for the holidays. So grab your tickets today for the JAZZ NUTCRACKER AT ROOSEVELT HIGH. As described on their website, “Swing into the holiday season with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s festive Jazz Nutcracker, a fanciful take on the Tchaikovsky suite. The award-winning Roosevelt Jazz Band is fortunate to have the rights to perform this…

Read More

1 Issue to Engage

Listen Up, City Hall!

As published recently in Crosscut.com and in last season’s newsletter. LISTEN UP, CITY HALL! Congratulations to the surviving city government candidates — and listen up! Residents want to know how you will listen to them — rather than to campaign donors and interest groups… Here are four ways you can empower all of City Hall to listen more: 1. Hold City Council Meetings at Night. Should city residents be required to use a vacation day to tell City Councilmembers their ideas and concerns? Of course not. So why does City Council conduct its meetings from 9 to 5 when most residents are…

Read More