Reconnecting Ballard Block Party

Join Ballard-Fremont Greenways (BFG) on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM for the Reconnecting Ballard Block Party, a free event to raise awareness of the unsafe conditions at the intersection of NW 70th St and 8th Ave NW.

“The intersection is home to several pedestrian/vehicle near misses,” said Eric Johnson, BFG volunteer and block party organizer. “We hope this block party will spur the Seattle Department of Transportation into action to create new safety features at the intersection.”

NW 70th St is a popular destination for many Ballard residents to shop and dine. It’s also used heavily by students who walk, bike, and roll to and from school.

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Most NW 70th St corridor businesses will participate in the Reconnecting Ballard Block Party, including Take 5 Urban Market, which recently closed after a gas explosion. The Take 5 owners will be at the block party with an outdoor barbecue to raise funds for a rebuild.

Other participating businesses include Portalis, Rosillini’s Bakery, Tarasco, Tangerine Thai, Delancy, Frankie & Jos, and Editor Consignment. They will be offering day-of specials. All purchases at participating businesses act as entries into a cash-prize raffle (1st: $250, 2nd: $150, 3rd: $100).

The Woods Creek Band will also be performing live from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

To help gather data about how people use this intersection, BFG launched an online survey. Survey respondents will be entered into the raffle drawing after completing the survey.

Raffle winners will be announced at 5 p.m.

For any questions about the Reconnecting Ballard Block Party contact Johnson at