Destination Delridge 2017!

It’s Destination Delridge time again!

It’s my pleasure to share with you our plans for the 2nd annual Destination Delridge fundraising party, coming right up on Friday February 24th, from 6-9pm at Metropolist in SoDo.  Last year’s party was a hit, and we’ve got another great one in store for you.  Tickets are selling, get yours now!

We’ll have performances from AU Dance Collective, poet Carlynn Newhouse, singer/songwriter Monica Elenes, and more.  There will be a dessert dash, wine toss,

Ed Murray, Seattle Mayor, David Bestock, DNDA’s Executive Director, and Willard Brown, DNDA’s Director of Housing and Environmental Programs, at Destination Delridge 2016

raffle, and interactive artwork.  Plus, a delicious dinner, drinks, and a short program highlighting our recent accomplishments and growing momentum.
Then, stick around after dessert for a kickin’ dance party with mix maestro DJ Jyun Jyun.  Don your “urban formal” attire, and get ready for a great party, all in support of our groundbreaking programming here at DNDA.

We’ve had quite a year.  In 2016, we celebrated 20 years of DNDA and 10 years of our Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.  We led 9 events as part of our Delridge Cultural Events Series, we engaged over 175 students in experiential environmental education at our Wetlands Restoration & Stewardship Project, and we welcomed more than 45,000 people through the doors of our Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for classes, workshops, and programs rooted in youth arts and social justice.  Aaaaand, we merged (!) with longtime partner and Youngstown tenant Nature Consortium, bringing their amazing 18-year program under DNDA’s wing.  We are excited to sustain and grow all of Nature Consortium’s programming, including the Urban Forest Restoration Program, EcoArts Program, and the annual Arts In Nature Festival at Camp Long.

Come party with us on Friday February 24th to learn more, and to support our innovative and integrated programming model here in Delridge!  We are leading efforts in our community to offer ALL of our neighbors access to affordable housing, arts & culture, vibrant green spaces, education, and affordable healthy foods.

Join us, won’t you?