December 21st, the longest night of the year, is designated Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day by the National Coalition for the Homeless. WHEEL/Church of Mary Magdalene Women in Black will sponsor a special vigil on Friday, December 21st naming all the people we’ve stood to honor and remember during the year. This year, we’ll begin our Winter Solstice Vigil at the Tree of Life (northeast corner of Victor Steinbrueck Park) at sunset, 4:21 pm. We’ll light our candles there and carry them to Westlake Park, where we stand vigil at the corner of 4th & Pine for an hour, from 5 to 6 PM. Then we’ll have a meet-and-mingle at the Josephinum, at 2nd & Stewart! Please join us for this special annual event.
Victor Steinbrueck Park is north of Pike Place Market. The Tree of Life is in the northeast corner of the park.
The vigil at Westlake Park is at 5th & Pine.
The candlelight march route: