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PHOTO ESSAY: Community Gathers for Two-Day ‘Welcome Back’ Celebration at Hing Hay Park

by Ronnie Estoque


The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) and the City of Seattle collaborated to host a celebration of local culture and food at Hing Park on Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18. The weekend was also the inaugural event of “Welcome Back Weeks,” which was organized by the City of Seattle with the goal of bringing small businesses, workers, and visitors back to the downtown area after nearly a year and a half of restrictions. As part of “Welcome Back Weeks,” over $300,000 has been invested into small businesses, artists, and nonprofits , which all have experienced significant hardship during the pandemic. 

The two-day event featured live music and performances from local artists from the community, which attracted sizable crowds. The event also offered attendees the opportunity to receive either a Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which was administered by representatives from the Seattle Fire Department (SFD). The CIDBIA will be hosting another Summer CID Food Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 31. Events such as this have been planned to spur more community support for locally owned restaurants and businesses that are rebounding from the economic impacts of the pandemic.

This Saturday, July 24, “Welcome Back Weeks” will continue with an event starting at 10:30 a.m. at Pioneer Square, which will be followed up the next day at Westlake starting at 11 a.m. For more information about “Welcome Back Weeks,” visit the Office of the Mayor’s “Seattle’s Equitable Recovery” webpage.

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The Morning Update Show — 7/16/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Friday, July 16

LIVE — Laura Clise, The Intentionalist | LIVE — Adra Boo | LIVE — Elijah Lewis | Welcome Back Week Events | Reunion on Union | Youth Achievement Center | #FeelGoodFriday

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NEWS GLEAMS: Rainier Beach Back2School Bash, Community Input on OLEO Director, & More!

curated by Emerald Staff

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle! 


Photo of vaccinated patient's arm.
Photo of vaccinated patient courtesy of Centers for Disease Control via Unsplash.

100 Free Tickets to ‘Day In Day Out’ Festival at ‘Welcome Back Week’ Vaccination Pop-Ups

From the Office of the Mayor: “The City of Seattle is partnering with Daydream State to offer COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of this September’s ‘Day In Day Out’ festival at Seattle Center. The first 100 people who receive their first or second dose at the City’s ‘Welcome Back Weeks’ pop-up vaccination clinics will receive a free single-day ticket to the ‘Day In Day Out’ music festival.

“Seattle Fire Department (SFD) ‘Welcome Back Week’ pop-up vaccination clinic dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 17, & Sunday, July 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. 
    Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104
  • Saturday, July 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St., WA 98104
  • Sunday, July 25, from 12 to 8 p.m.
    Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101

“SFD will administer Johnson & Johnson as well as Pfizer vaccines at these clinics, and patients can get their first or second dose. If a patient is receiving their second dose, they’ll need to show proof of vaccination. If a patient receives their first dose of Pfizer, SFD will help them schedule their second dose on-site. Interested residents can find more information on these ‘Welcome Back Week’ events on the mayor’s office ‘Seattle’s Equitable Recovery’ website.”

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