Escaped Monkeys Invade PhinneyWood Streets
We've created a new holiday tradition in PhinneyWood: lighted monkeys hanging from awnings and taking over store windows along Phinney and Greenwood Avenues and a lighted Glow Cone at the air raid tower at 67th and Phinney.
The “escaped” monkeys are helping to promote the neighborhood and its businesses, and complement the nearby WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo. Organized by the PNA’s business members and the Greenwood Arts Council, the parade of 200 lighted metal-frame monkeys hang from awnings and in store windows from 59th to 87th streets.
Because it’s fun and different. And because the zoo’s growing WildLights program offers an opportunity to capitalize on the thousands of people who’ll travel through the neighborhood to see the holiday lights. Now they’ll also spot all of the monkeys who’ve “escaped” from the zoo – and check out the neighborhood businesses at the same time.
GloCone and other fun stuff
While other neighborhoods may light holiday trees, here in PhinneyWood we’ll be lighting a GloCone – 3,000 LED lights hanging from the air raid tower at 67th and Phinney. Join us for the kick off lighting event at 5 pm on Nov. 28 in front of the air raid tower. We’ll have music and free refreshments.
This year we've also got additional promotional activities planned including contests for adults and children, Red Monkey Wednesdays featuring specials at a variety of businesses and a hop on/hop off monkey tour on the Emerald City Trolley on Dec. 11. More Details will posted October 2.
It's not too late to host a monkey. If you are a PNA business member located on Phinney or Greenwood between 59th and 87th or in the Downtown Greenwood core, you are eligible to host a monkey for $25. Sign up online here.
Want to help support this project? Sponsor one or more of the monkeys that will be hung in public spaces, shuch as the library, the fire station or the Phinney Center. Sponsorship is $25/monkey; first 75 sponsors receive two free tickets to the Zoo's WildLights Preview on Nov. 24. Sign up online here.