WikiWiki on Alki: > It's gettin' to be summer and Mr. Sun is trying to make a come back... which means... it's time for ukulele fun on Alki Beach -- our lil' bit of imaginary Waikiki Northwest.
June 2nd is our next scheduled Alki Kanikapila or jam. But first look to the skies... If big wind and rain, no play. If low wind, puffy clouds and/or sun, play.
We're almost on the beach. More like Anchor Park on the way to the beach on
Alki. For you history buffs, Anchor Park is located at the beginning of the old Luna Park
site at the most northern point of Alki.
As long as the summer sun stays out and warms our almost golden sands, we''ll gather the first Sunday of each summer month, weather permitting.
Remember to bring your music stands and if the wind picks up bring a few of those trusty clothes pins to hold your music in place.
There are stationary benches available, but some might want to bring a camping chair or cushion for comfort.
The park does have a drinking fountain... but, we're about a half-mile to a mile and a half away from any food or other beverage source, so if you want something to eat or drink - bring it in a tote. (Sorry to say, the bathrooms are about the same distance).
I have a special WikiWiki beach song book for our gatherings and I'll bring a several copies to pass around. In the near future you'll be able to download a copy like all of the other WikiWiki song books.
This Jam is open to everyone, even if you're a beginner... come on down. It's always fun to play with a crowd and it will be good practice. I'll have plenty of ukuleles to borrow if anyone needs one. So no excuses.
When: Always the first Sunday of every month. The Jam will start at 1pm and end around 3pm. Our next gathering is planned for June 2nd, weather permitting.
Where: Anchor Park on the way to Alki Beach. There should be plenty of parking on the street.
For an adventure take the Water Taxi from Pier 50 in Seattle. After it docks, it's a short half-mile walk to Anchor Park or you can catch the Water Taxi bus #775 for free. After a 15-minute senic ride through the Admiral district it stops at the bus stop in front of Anchor Park.
See this handy map, look for the rusted Anchor.
How much: It's FREE! You can't beat that.
Contact: My email - Pat Klopich, or visit our blog site