We have a new home for FGS! We’ll start holding our in-person shows at the Chabad of Queen Anne – Magnolia on January 19th. It’s not a permanent home since it won’t hold the 80-120 people we were getting at our pre-pandemic shows. But it’s a good place for now and has enough parking. Has anyone ever said that about a Seattle venue??
The room is upstairs at the Chabad (synagogue) and should fit 40-50 people. Masks are optional but there is one rule we must follow without question. We can’t bring any non-kosher food into the building, or even kosher food that was prepared in a non-kosher kitchen. Coffee and tea are fine to bring into the building. Since there are a number of places to eat within a block or two, the easiest thing to do will be to just eat before you come. If you aren’t sure what you can bring just send me an email and I’ll ask the rabbi. The advice he gave me when I visited was, “Just eat the ham sandwich before you get here and you’ll be ok.” It’s good to have a rabbi with a sense of humor 🙂
The address is 1825 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 if you want to drive by and see the neighborhood. There’s on-street parking within a couple blocks which should be enough for us.
I’d love this show to be packed with tellers so bring any story you want to share as long as it follows all the usual FGS rules.
It can also be on the official theme of “Hard Knocks – Stories of lessons you didn’t want to learn.”
Special thanks to Renata for introducing me to the Chabad and helping to move things along.
Email me at freshgroundstories at Gmail dot com if you have any questions.
See you on the 19th!