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Community News in Pike Place Market: Sunset Supper results, a growing senior center, and more!

Posted August 28, 2015

As August comes to a close, we’re excited to share this summer-y of recent news & updates from our community in Pike Place Market. And, scroll down for a schedule of upcoming fall events that you won’t want to miss!

Sunset Supper raises $338,000 for seniors & families in Pike Place Market

Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, guests, and volunteers who supported the 20th annual Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market on Friday, August 14! We braved an unusually late-season thunderstorm and fortunately, the clouds parted at 7 PM, just in time for us to celebrate the Market’s 108th anniversary by sipping & savoring the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of incredible food, wine, brews and liquors too.

And, the results are even better: together, we raised $338,000 which benefits our mission to end hunger, care for the sick, educate kids and find homes for those without – all right here in Pike Place Market. Thank you for helping the Market you love remain a thriving, caring community. Learn more about our work.

Please join us in thanking and supporting the local vendors who donated their time and talents to this event: www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/sunset-supper-at-pike-place-market/vendors.

Special thanks to our volunteer team and the Pike Place Market facilities, security, and farm program staff who worked tirelessly to pull off this transformation of the Marketplace. We are so grateful for your support.

See all the fun captured in more photos on our Facebook page. Share your event photos with us too using #SunsetSupper @MktFoundation

And, mark your calendars for Sunset Supper 2016: Friday, August 12. See you next year!


Activities like yoga are popular among Senior Center members but it was hard for staff to find a comfortable and available space on a consistent basis. Until now!

Activities like yoga are popular among Senior Center members and now both members and non-member have access to more classes, more often.

New Senior Center activities now available

The Pike Market Senior Center’s “Extra Space” is now open! Located in the Corner Market Building (in the former location of Old Duffers Stuff) this new space provides a diverse selection of programs for adults 55 years or older. All Senior Center members and non-members are welcome. Upcoming activities include Bring Your Own Book Club, Mah Jongg, and Arts Talk. For a full list of activities click here.




Susanne is a Market resident and the head gardener in the Market's Urban Garden.

Susanne is a Market resident and the head gardener in the Market’s Urban Garden.

Record-breaking summer in the Pike Place Urban Garden

Seattle’s warmest summer on record resulted in a challenging growing season for many of our Market farmers, but one micro-plot did flourish this summer. To date the Pike Place Urban Garden has produced & donated 330 pounds of veggies to the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, almost 50 pounds more than last year. Thank you to our garden volunteers for feeding our community with healthy produce, grown right here in Pike Place Market!




 Upcoming fall events in Pike Place Market

3rd Annual Piketoberfest: A Beer, Charcuterie, and Harvest Festival, Benefiting The Market Foundation
Sunday, October 4: 4 PM – 8 PM
Pike Brewing Company
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This annual food and drink tasting event in the iconic Pike Brewing Company features local meats, sauerkraut, cheeses and more, paired with craft beers, wines and spirits. For guests 21+.

Behind the Table: Meet the Artisans of Pike Place Market
Friday, October 23: 6 PM – 10 PM
Pike Place Market
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The artists, designers and craftspeople of Pike Place Market will host a spectacular evening of entertainment, food and a fundraiser auction filled with high quality local art. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit The Market Community Safety Net, a fund that provides financial assistance to anyone working or living in Pike Place Market when in a time of great need. Enjoy drinks, a delicious array of Market comfort food, and live musical entertainment – and, get your holiday shopping done early!

29th Annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
Friday, December 4: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Westlake Center

Join us for one of Seattle’s most magical and festive nights! This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music and raises funds for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on downtown Seattle street corners in and around Westlake Center. The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage. Sign-ups to form a caroling team start after Labor Day! Learn More.