Monkey Businesses

Red Monkey Specials

A red monkey that doesn't change color during monkey season means a business is offering something special. For details, just walk in and ask!

Phinney Ridge Dental is offering an affordable comprehensive in-house dental plan for those without dental insurance. Call 206-782-8370 for details.

Monkey Lowdown

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.

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 you'd like to foster a monkey in 2016, email



Share your monkey photos with the #pnamonkeywood hashtag.

Contact the humans behind the monkeys and GloCone at

2016 Holiday Happenings

Everything monkey in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, updated weekly.

Through January 1 WildLights

Wild animals and places created in over 600,000 sparkling LED lights, Santa, carolers, real reindeer and faux-snowball fights. 5:30–8:30 nightly at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Saturday, December 17 North Pole on the Ridge Food & Toy Drive

Selfies with Santa, holiday crafts, card and ornament making, face painting and gelato, cocoa, cider and treats at Illumination Learning Studio, 10 am–1 pm. Everything's free, but donations of non-perishable holiday foods and new, unwrapped and non-violent toys are appreciated.

Saturday, December 17 Caroling Under Gary’s Canopy

Sing-along led by members of the Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus at Gary's Greenwood Auto Repair. Gary's canopy to keep dry, a fire pit and hot cider to keep warm, and songsheets to keep everybody singing the same lyrics. The sing–along starts at 5 pm and it's free, but a hat is passed for donations to the Seattle Times Fund for the Needy.

Sunday, December 25 Christmas Dinner

Doors open at noon and dinner is served at the Greenwood Senior Center starting at 1 pm. Dinner is free, but donations are welcome and reservations are required. RSVP to 206.297.0875 by Dec. 16.