Friends of Madison Park: Multiple events on the schedule

Beautify Madison Park is working to bring flower planters to the business district. More details to come.

Beautify Madison Park is working to bring flower planters to the business district. More details to come.
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Friends of Madison Park is busy bringing events to the neighborhood over the next three months with their Tuesday TED Talks, Spring Clean Day, Garden Tour and Second Chance Prom. All the details are here:

• Need inspiration in your garden? Lisa Port, of Banyon Tree Design, has a wealth of ideas. She will be speaking at our Tuesday TED Talk on Tuesday April 9th at the Bathhouse from 7-8:30 p.m. $15 online or at the door. For 25 years, Lisa has been designing some of the most innovative gardens in Seattle. She will present a visual montage of inspiring yet practical gardens spaces, answer any questions you might have and give you a peek into some of the gardens that will be featured in our Madison Park Garden Tour. Register on the Events page at

• Around the corner is also Spring Clean Day, Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the City of Seattle, it’s the neighborhood’s chance to spruce up sidewalks in the business district, join a work party at the street end park at Prospect Preserve (behind the Seattle Tennis Club) and do some weeding and clean-up in the parks.

Check in at the corner of 41st E and E. Madison (across from Bert’s Red Apple). The City will provide a limited number of gloves/vests/tools and bags. If you have your own favorites, please bring them. Good for student community service hours. Any questions, email president@friendsofmadisonpark.

• Beautify Madison Park is also working to bring flower planters to the business district. More details to come in the next month.

• Breathtaking discoveries in the universe are at an all time-high with the the advent of the James Webb Space Telescope. UW Professor Emeritus Bruce Balick speaks at the Tuesday TED Talk on May 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bathhouse, sharing the stunning images that redefine our perception of the cosmos, and gain insights into the vastness of our universe. Register at on the Events page $15.

• Ever been curious about what a garden looks like behind a fence or hedge? Or crane your neck to see the back yard after admiring a neighbor’s front yard? Madison Park is brimming with small garden jewels and on Saturday, May 18 from 10-3, the Madison Park Garden Tour satisfies that curiosity. View over 12 gardens on this walkable tour. Register at at the Events page for $20 — all gardens are on the flat and less than a mile apart in Madison Park so you can walk or drive. View details on our Events Page.

Check in at the table at the corner of 41st Ave E and E. Madison across from Bert’s Red Apple for directions and information. A garden-centric Artisan’s Pop-Up Market will also be taking place in the Bank of America parking lot.

• Whether you missed your first prom, weren’t quite yourself, weren’t with the date of your dreams, or just loved it so much you want to do it again, this is your chance to get dressed to the nines and dance the night away to a live band. Second Chance Prom, Saturday, June 1 from 7-11 p.m. at the MLK Fame Center in Madison Valley. Mark your calendars now. Lots of details on our Events page. Tickets on sale at