Neighborhood Blog

Delridge Community Gathers to Celebrate Summer at Roxhill Park

By Communications Team | July 10, 2024

On June 15, residents from Delridge and surrounding neighborhoods gathered at Roxhill Park for Summer Solstice Fest to celebrate the beginning of the season and learn about community resources and upcoming infrastructure projects in the area. Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) welcomed over 100 community members to the park as part of a series of…

Moving Forest Restoration, Artistry and Equitable Housing Stewardship Forward: A Night in the Woods to Remember

By Ranny Nguyen | June 27, 2024

As we set forth for a lively summer programming season, the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) hosted Wine in the Woods on June 1st to celebrate community, passion for art, and dedication to environmental justice.   Our team was filled with joy as we reminisced about the magical evening we all shared at Wine in the…

Bandit Theater’s “Mad Science” crew at a past performance. Photo by Bandit Theater.

Nurturing Our Neighborhoods: Bandit Theater bringing improv to communities

By Communications Manager | April 3, 2024

There are countless nonprofits working to build community every day, but not many do it like Bandit Theater.  “We realized that the best way to build community through comedy is to bring comedy to community,” said Annie Barry, the founder and artistic director of Bandit Theater. After working in comedy theaters across the country for…

Claudia Villalobos setting up an Art Outside booth with festivities behind her for the Lowrider Block Party by The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in White Center. Photo by LouBaba Boury.

Nurturing Our Neighborhoods: Seattle Paint Party making art accessible for all

By Communications Manager | March 6, 2024

Young kids and teenagers flooded into Seattle Paint Party’s art booth at a block party in White Center — hosted by Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery —  last summer. They stood in awe at the many art stations to choose from, including watercolors, jewelry making, painting, and button designing. When parents asked how much it all…

Willard Brown posing with Hero of the Deep award check

Seattle Kraken honor former DNDA board president and staff member

By Communications Manager | March 1, 2024

At the Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks game on February 22, the Kraken and their partners honored longtime Delridge community leader Willard Brown as a “Hero of the Deep,” which included a $32,000 donation to a nonprofit of his choice. Willard dedicated the Kraken Unity Fund grant to Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) to support…

Aerial photo taken by drone of the Nepantla Lowrider Block Party. Photo by Alika Virtudes.

Nurturing Our Neighborhoods: Nepantla’s new community tradition

By Communications Manager | February 21, 2024

Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in Delridge, Seattle, saw record-breaking attendance at its third annual Lowrider Block Party for local Latinx, Chicano/Chicana, and Hispanic communities, hosted last summer using funding from Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA).  Co-owners and co-directors — and co-life partners — Jake Prendez and Judy Avitia-Gonzalez opened the doors to Nepantla Cultural Arts…