December 9: PhinneyWood Phestivus!
Art up, chow down and monkey around Friday, December 9, when the monthly art walk celebrates the neighborhood's glowing primates with its phirst ever PhinneyWood Phestivus! Central to the celebration: Emerald City trolleys running along Phinney and Greenwood between the zoo to 87th, 6 pm to midnight, courtesy of the PNA Business Group, Umpqua Bank and Verity Credit Union.
So circle the date and start making your plans for a little hop on/hop off monkey business!
Over 200 LED-lit monkeys brighten Phinney and Greenwood each year from 59th to 87th, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. The monkeys, along with the Phinney Center’s air raid tower GloCone, were the brainchildren of the PNA Business Group and brought to life in 2014 with the help of the Greenwood Arts Council, a grant from the city’s Department of Neighborhoods and hundreds of volunteer hours. (Check out this video of a monkey being born!)
Why monkeys? Because they’re fun and unique, and they complement WildLights at the Woodland Park Zoo, draw visitors to the neighborhood and, through their fostering fees, generate money the business group uses to sustain the troop and seed other community projects. Besides, who doesn’t love a monkey?
If you're a PNA Business Group member, your business is on Phinney or Greenwood between 59th and 87th or on 85th near Greenwood, and would like to foster a monkey in 2016 or you're a regular PNA member so enamored of the monkeys that you'd like to own your own, email email@example.com.
Red Monkey Specials
Where you spot red monkeys that don't change color during monkey season, the business is offering something special. For details, just walk in and ask!
Share your monkey photos with the #pnamonkeywood hashtag.
Contact the humans behind the monkeys and GloCone at firstname.lastname@example.org.