Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA) is a Washington nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 to promote fellowship, entertainment, performance and education among ukulele enthusiasts in the Puget Sound region.
Fall Forward with SUPA!
- Sunday, December 2 - SUPA Holiday Potluck, Open Mic, & Ukulele Song Circle
- Our Holiday Extravaganza is one week early (first weekend) so that you can (1) get your ukulele fun on, and (2) give you the rest of the month for other ukulele and holiday events in your life!
- Join us at the Greenwood Senior Center (525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103 - operated by the Phinney Neighborhood Association), complete with food, open mic, and ukulele song circle, while also celebrating our 16th anniversary (really in January, but we'll mix it all together), also with plenty of parking around the building.
- Potluck - You can come in about 12:45pm to help set up tables, chairs, and food dishes. We don't have kitchen access, but we do have electricity (for crock pots or warmers). Please be "self-sufficient" with your tasty dish (serving spoons/forks, etc.). SUPA will provide cups, plates, and plasticware. We suggest you bring your own beverage, for yourself or to share.
- Open Mic - It's time to show off what you've been working on and share with us! Be sure to sign up when you arrive. We'll start open mic at about 1:00pm, for you to enjoy music while you're eating food, and continue until about 3:00pm.
- Ukulele Song Circle - We'll start the song circle at about 3:00pm and continue for a couple hours. We need to finish by 5:00pm, break down, and clean up (volunteers?!).
All this fun for only $4 (to offset room rental).
- Saturday, December 8: Green Lake Pathway of Lights
- Join SUPA for our 12th cold year at the Green Lake Pathway of Lights for some ukulele holiday magic! The event is from 4:30-7:30pm, rain or shine, and our performance is from 7:00-7:30pm at the Community Center (please arrive by at least 6:30pm, or come early and enjoy the lights). Stay tuned for music updates and set lists! Wear your festive aloha attire, in several layers, with gloves. Bring your own lights to add to the ambiance of the evening (and headlamps work great for seeing your music!).
- This free family favorite holiday event has live holiday music at four sites around the lake which is decorated with thousands of twinkling candles. Enjoy complimentary refreshments. Weather permitting, the hot air balloons will be back this year for a balloon glow from 4:30-5:30pm. The event is also a canned food drive to support Family Works, so please contribute if you're so inclined.
- The "walk of lights" is lit up by luminaria that line Green Lake's pathway, and usually has as many as 10,000 people. Please wear warm clothes as it gets extremely cold next to the water. We'll have hand and feet warmers available.
- Sunday, December 16: AFECT Ferry Cruise
- SUPA and Ukulele friends have been invited again this year to play holiday music on the cruise supporting charities for those with developmental disabilities. The AFECT (Active Ferry Employees Charitable Trust) Holiday Cruise usually has about 700 passengers and cruises Elliott Bay for about 90 minutes. This is one of the most rewarding volunteer events we do each year, and the ukuleles bring so many smiles and so much joy to the passengers.
- The event usually starts boarding about noon at Colman Dock, Pier 52. Come early so that we can play while the ferry is loading. Look for us on the bow of the vessel on the passenger deck. The Holiday Cruise, itself, will last approximately 90 minutes. They provide a sack lunch, and we should return to the dock by about 3:30pm. If you have some festive holiday attire, please bring that along. In addition, aloha shirts always work well. We'll be inside, so the temperature should be fine, unless the doors are kept open. Please dress in layers just in case (as is always good advice in the Northwest). Stay tuned for more information.
Ukulele Events in the Puget Sound
- Below is a calendar of upcoming events in the Puget Sound region: SUPA song circles, events, and sponsored workshops, ukulele-related events and happenings, and workshops and classes. Click on an event for more details or information.
- Please note: All non-SUPA events are reported to us by those groups, and we rely on them to provide us updates. However, always verify with that group if the event is current or has been canceled.
Song Circle Locations
SUPA meets the 2nd Sunday of most months at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. We meet in the Lower Building (6615 Dayton Ave N - map). This is the old brick school on Dayton Avenue and not the wooden blue building on Phinney Ave. Parking is available in the lower lot (east) off 67th Street. Accessible entrance is on the east side of the building on Dayton Avenue.