CHS Pics | Shopping and meeting a few neighbors on Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day

Let’s do 10. Sunday’s ninth annual Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day again drew crowds to Cal Anderson Park for a central gathering of community rummage, vintage, and treasure tables. Many of the day’s best bargains were also found at sales on surrounding streets. Organized again by CHS, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance, the event focused on community — and fabulous re-use — continues to grow. Have ideas for next year? Let us know in comments.

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The 9th annual Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day is Sunday

From humble beginnings in the People’s Parking Lot, Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day has grown into quite a thing. Now in its ninth year, CHGSD is this Sunday, August 19th. CHS used to organize the whole thing ourselves — now we have a lot of help:

The Cal Anderson Park Alliance invites all local treasure seekers to enjoy an afternoon of bargain hunting that promises something for everyone. On Sunday, August 19th, residents all over Capitol Hill will populate their front lawns, apartment stoops and Cal Anderson Park with heirlooms, antiques and bric-a-brac for sale as a part of the “9TH ANNUAL CAPITOL HILL GARAGE SALE DAY” from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For this one-of-a-kind neighborhood event, no garage is no problem! Seattleites are invited to join their Capitol Hill neighbors in Cal Anderson Park for five hours of bargain shopping, DJ music and sun. In addition, this year, shoppers can access an online map of Capitol Hill neighbors who will be simultaneously hosting a more traditional garage/stoop/yard/sidewalk sale in front of their homes. This map is available on the event website or at the Garage Sale information tent in Cal Anderson Park. In Cal Anderson Park, event goers will be treated to an afternoon of upbeat dance-floor favorites courtesy of DJs LA Kendall. Alongside neighborhood purveyors of wonders there will also be knife sharpening courtesy of the Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library, as well as tasty beverages and treats available at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market just a block away (open from 11:00am until 3:00pm).

So far, we count around 90 sales on the official map. If past years are any indication, expect a lot of “off map” surprises around the neighborhood, too.

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Thanks much to our friends at CAPA, Capitol Hill Housing and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, and you, salers and shoppers, for being part of the fun. See you Sunday. Continue reading

CHS Pics | Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2016

Here are a few scenes from this weekend’s Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day, the 9th edition of the annual summer event brought to you by CHS and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance. It was hot! Continue reading

It’s time to sign up for Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2016 — Sunday, August 14th

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Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2016 is Sunday, August 14th
 — it’s time to add your sale to the roster.

You can sign up at capitolhillgaragesale.com or at the bottom of this post.

CHS and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance are again teaming up to host the Garage Sale Day Community Lot inside Cal Anderson Park.

Get your junk treasures together and sign up for the community sale (the $20 deposit goes to support the event and CAPA) or add your own yard or apartment or parking strip or dry cleaners parking lot ASAP!

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Happy Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2015 — UPDATE: Pics!

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UPDATE: Here are some of the scenes from the Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2015 community lot in Cal Anderson. We hope to see you all again next year!

Original Post: Sunday is the 8th annual Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day. The map and roster (scroll down!) for this year’s rummage sales — including more than 30 at Cal Anderson Park — is below. Continue reading

It’s time to sign up for Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2015 — Sunday, August 9th

IMG_7992-600x400-600x400Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2015 is Sunday, August 9th — it’s time to add your sale to the roster.

You can sign up at capitolhillgaragesale.com or at the bottom of this post.

Again in 2015, CHS and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance are teaming up to host the Garage Sale Day Community Lot inside Cal Anderson Park.

Get your junk treasures together and sign up for the community sale (the $20 deposit goes to support the event and CAPA) or add your own yard or apartment or parking strip or dry cleaners parking lot ASAP!

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Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2015 is… Sunday, August 9th

Speaking of one person’s trash as another person’s come-up, we have a big announcement about this year’s Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day.

Last year’s move into Cal Anderson went swell! After lots of feedback, CHS and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance have decided to move CHGSD 2015 back in the summer to August. And we’re going to hold the annual day of yard sales, alley sales, sidewalk sales, apartment sales, front stoop sales, parking strip sales, and community lot sales on a Sunday to better line up with the weekly Broadway Farmers Market.

Mark your garage sale-ing calendars for Sunday, August 9th, 2015. More details, sign-up information, etc. to come.

Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2014 — #caphillgaragesale — UPDATE: Thanks!

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IMG_80242014 is a big year for Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day. In its sixth year(!), there are 90+ yard sales, garage sales, rummage sales and sidewalk sales on and around Capitol Hill Saturday.

A map of the sales and more information can be found at capitolhillgaragesale.com — and below.

UPDATE: We’ve added pictures from the day — holler if you have more we can share. Thanks for being part of Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day!

We also are happy to have grown into an amazing new venue for the annual community lot. Working with new Garage Sale Day organizer the Cal Anderson Park Alliance, the neighborhood’s central park will be put to great use with more than 30 sales slated to take place in the meadow. Continue reading

Reminder: Last chance to sign up for the 2014 Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day

Scenes from 2013

Scenes from 2013

Capitol-Hill-Seattle-Garage-Sale-2013-32Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day 2014 is Saturday, June 14th but today — Wednesday, June 4th — is the last day for you to register your sale for the official CHGSD(tm) map.

You can sign up at capitolhillgaragesale.com or at the bottom of this post, below.

This year, CHS and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance are teaming up to host the Garage Sale Day Community Lot inside Cal Anderson Park.

Get your junk treasures together and sign up for the community sale ($20 goes to support the event and CAPA) or add your own yard or apartment or parking strip or dry cleaners parking lot ASAP!Capitol-Hill-Seattle-Garage-Sale-2013-45

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In 2014, Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day has a new home — Cal Anderson Park

Cal Anderson mural is not for sale (Image: CHS)

Cal Anderson mural is not for sale (Image: CHS)

Happy birthday, Cal Anderson, born this day in 1948. It’s a bit of an odd gift but we’re hoping Washington’s first openly gay legislator would appreciate knowing that his namesake park will be home to another fun community event this summer.

CHS and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance are proud to announced that the 11th Ave green space will be host to tables and tables of goodies in the 2014 Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day community lot on Saturday, June 14th.

The deadline to sign up for the community sale or add your own yard or apartment or parking strip or dry cleaners parking lot is June 4th. You can register below or at capitolhillgaragesale.com.

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