Get outside or enjoy some unique tasting events this month in Madison Park and Madison Valley. From wine tastings and Seattle Restaurant Week’s spring rendition, to the Grand Opening of the Loop Trail and Earth Day, April has lots of fun in store for our neighborhood.

April 1: Easter Sunday Supper
6pm | Volunteer Park Cafe
Celebrate Easter at the Volunteer Park Cafe with a special dinner from Chef Ericka Burke. The menu includes Deviled Eggs with chive & smoked trout roe, Little Gem Lettuces, Herb Roasted Chicken with Spring vegetables, Marble potatoes and pan jus, with a Carrot Coconut Cake for dessert. The cost is $45/person, and reservations are required.

April 2-19: Seattle Restaurant Week at Madison Park Eateries
Dinner | Around Madison Park
The spring Seattle Restaurant Week kicks off on Monday, April 2nd at various restaurants around Madison Park! Participating eateries are offering three dinner courses for $33 Sunday through Thursday each week through April 19th (excludes Easter Sunday). Around the neighborhood, the participating restaurants include: Bar Cantinetta, LUC, Red Cow, The Harvest Vine, Vendemmia, and Voila! French Bistro.

Throughout April: Wine Tastings
Varying Times | Madrona Wine Merchants
Madrona Wine Merchants offers wine tastings throughout April for interested or curious wine-o’s!

  • April 1st French Sunday Sippers, 11-5pm
  • April 7th Italy, 2-4pm
  • April 8th South American Sunday Sippers, 11-5pm
  • April 14th Nexus and Frontaura Spain, 2-4pm
  • April 15th Sunday Sippers, 11-5pm
  • April 21st Terre Margaritelli Umbria, 2-4pm
  • April 22nd Sunday Sippers, 11-5pm
  • April 28th Locus New Releases, 2-4pm
  • April 29th Sunday Sippers, 11-5pm

Throughout April: Workshops at City People’s Garden Store
Various Dates | City People’s Garden Store
Each month, the City People’s Garden Store offers a variety of workshops. In April, the workshops offered are as follows:

April 5: First Thursday Tram Tour
11am — 12pm | Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum’s 13-passenger tram offers monthly tours of the expansive nature park. Riders and participants on the first Thursday tour each month will learn about highlights of the season, new plantings, history of the Arboretum and more as they travel from the Graham Visitors Center to the Pacific Connections Garden. This is an open-air tour that operates year-round, rain or shine. Register here.

April 8: Loop Trail Grand Opening
12pm — 3pm | Washington Park Arboretum
Celebrate the opening of the new Loop Trail on April 8th in a Grand Opening event! There will be fun events and festivities for the whole family, as well as runners and cyclists along the 2-mile loop. The Grand Opening event includes a ‘vine cutting’ ceremony, educational activities for the kiddos, a stroller/bike decoration station, live music, food trucks, and more.

April 19: Bodegas Nexus Y Frontaura Wine Dinner
6:30pm | The Harvest Vine
The monthly wine dinner at The Harvest Vine will host winemaker Loreto Herrero from the bodegas Nexus (Ribera del Duero) and Frontaura (Toro and Rueda). Chef Joey Serquinia is presenting a five-course dinner that’s paired with these amazing wines. Tickets are $125/person and include the dinner, wine pairings, tax and gratuity.

April 21: SCA Earth Day
9am — 1pm | Washington Park Arboretum
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting 60 projects this Earth Day in honor of its 60th anniversary! As one of those projects, Seattle volunteers will be working to restore the Washington Park Arboretum on Earth Day, April 21st. Volunteer participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Coffee and light snacks will be provided with work gloves and project materials, and an after party will be hosted at 1 p.m. in the Crabapple Meadow with the MOViN’ 92.5 mobile music van and Dante’s Inferno Dogs for purchase. Register here.


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