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Why wait until 2012 to celebrate? Join Seattle Center Foundation on the 21st of every month as we unveil a new activity building up to the 50th anniversary. We invite you to participate in this collection of activities – contests, drawings, trivia, parties – designed to involve citizens in the planning and celebration of The Next Fifty, win prizes and have a little fun while we’re at it.

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December 21, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

New Year’s Resolution Videos

The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair was about innovation and changing now for a better tomorrow. Tell us what changes you plan on making this new year to ensure that 2012 is your best year yet.

Submit your New Year’s Resolution to us by uploading your video to YouTube and emailing 50@seattlecenter.org with your name, phone number, and the link to your video online by January 20, 2012.

One winner will be selected at random to win the Next 50 grand prize! All ages are welcome to participate.

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December 20, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  Comments Off

The Season of Giving

With the holidays just around the corner, the Next Fifty invites you to partner with Seattle Center in an effort to help others. Make a wish come true this season and contribute to Seattle Center’s Sharing Gift Box Program. Simply choose an item from our online list and help fulfill holiday hopes for local low-income children, teens, and senior citizens.

 To participate, visit www.sharing-gift-box.org.

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November 29, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  Comments Off

Share Your Stories and Win!

Share Your Seattle World's Fair Story!Seattle Center Foundation invites you to step back in time and remember the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair by sharing your experiences on our website. We are collecting original stories, photos, and videos to create a “people’s history” of the fair in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2012. We welcome and encourage your stories throughout the year, but between September 21 and October 20, 2011 we will be giving away three autographed copies of our new book, The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and its Legacy (see below).

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The Prize!

Winners will receive an autographed copy of The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and its Legacy, the new official commemorative book of the 50th anniversary celebration. All you have to do to participate is visit our site and publish your (or a family member’s) story from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair between September 21, 2011 and October 20, 2011. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the month. All ages are welcome to participate.

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September 21, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

Century 21 Scavenger Hunt

Grab some friends and explore the Seattle Center campus as you follow, find and discover pieces of history from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The Century 21 Exposition envisioned a future improved by scientific progress and global cooperation. Follow clues about this pivotal moment in history in our scavenger hunt and gain some fun facts before the 50th anniversary next year. Then complete and turn in the answer sheet for a chance to win tickets to EMP Museum.

The Prize!

Four lucky winners will receive two admission tickets to EMP Museum. All you have to do to participate is complete the Century 21 Scavenger Hunt Answer Sheet and turn in the completed form to the Seattle Center Customer Service desk located on the third floor of Center House or email your answers to 50@seattlecenter.org between August 21, 2011 and September 20, 2011. All ages are welcome to participate.

Details on rules and eligibility can be found in the Official Rules.

Download the Century 21 Scavenger Hunt entry and answer sheet>

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August 19, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

Concerts at the Mural VIP

Here at Seattle Center our followers and fans are VIPs! Each Friday between July 22 and August 12 the Next Fifty will be giving away VIP seating for one lucky winner and 5 of their friends for upcoming shows at the KEXP Concerts at the Mural. On the Friday of each week, a post will be submitted through Seattle Center’s Twitter and Facebook pages, marking the start of the contest. Participants must respond to Twitter posts with the designated hashtag, while Facebook users must only comment on the post to become eligible. All entries must be within 24 hours from the time of each Seattle Center post to become eligible for the VIP giveaway.

The Prize!

The winners chosen each week will win VIP seating for themselves and five friends to attend an upcoming show in August at Concerts at the Mural, which includes six limited edition Next Fifty folding chairs in a designated VIP area, six food tickets, and six drink tickets for those 21+ to enjoy in the Beer Garden.

All shows of the KEXP and Seattle Center present Concerts at the Mural are free and welcome guests of all ages. The concerts are Fridays in August at 6:00pm. Learn more about these events at the Seattle Center website.

Encourage your friends and family to enter for a better chance to win! Details on rules and eligibility can be found in the Official Rules.

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July 20, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

Flavor of the Fair

Seattle Center Foundation has collaborated with two of Seattle’s favorite treat vendors to recreate flavors from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The special-edition flavors will be available from June 21 – July 20 at Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Capitol Hill and Wallingford, as well as Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford and University Village Shopping Center. The first 21 people to order the Flavor of the Fair at any of these locations will receive a World’s Fair coloring book for free!

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream has concocted a delicious treat called the “Lovers of the Fair Sundae.” It has slices of shortcake, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, fresh strawberries, cold strawberry compote and whipped cream. The flavor is inspired by a concessionaire at the 1962 World’s Fair, who met his wife over a piece of strawberry shortcake. They got married at the Fair later that year.

Trophy Cupcakes has made an equally inventive flavor for this promotion, called the “Elvis.” Elvis Presley filmed “It Happened at the World’s Fair” in Seattle in 1962, so a cupcake inspired by his favorite foods is all too fitting. It is a banana, pineapple and coconut cake topped with peanut butter frosting and drizzled in honey. Yum!

Visit Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream >

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June 20, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

Color the Fair

Seattle Center Foundation invites kids of all ages to enter our Color the Fair coloring contest! Download a sketch of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, color it in your own style and submit by mail. Three lucky winners will receive a Family Fun Pack from The Children’s Museum, Seattle and a 50th anniversary edition of an official Seattle World’s Fair coloring book!

Color the Fair Contest

In 1962 the Seattle World’s Fair was part science and future, part global exposition, and part fun. The Gayway amusement park entertained everyone from Elvis to children visiting from across the country. Now is your chance to color the Gayway in your style.

Download the Coloring Sheet >

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May 16, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

World’s Fair Package

Seattle Center Foundation has partnered with Living Social to offer a special World’s Fair Anniversary Package Deal of the Day on April 21st. For only $60, five hundred lucky people will receive a set of collectible 50th anniversary glasses, a $25 voucher at Sky City Restaurant at the Space Needle, four Exhibit Passes to Pacific Science Center and four Round Trip Seattle Center Monorail tickets.

More at: http://www.livingsocial.com

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April 20, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments

Tweet for Tickets!

February 21 - March 20, 2011 (closed)

Seattle Center Foundation is promoting the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair by holding a Twitter scavenger hunt for tickets to KeyArena,Pacific Science Center, and the Experience Music Project.

Winning tickets is easy: all you have to do is follow, find and win! Follow Seattle Center on Twitter (@SeattleCenter) so you can receive clues.  Be the first to find the hidden token.  Turn it in to the Customer Service Desk in Center House for verification, and you’ve won!

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April 19, 2011  |  The Buzz  |  No Comments