There is another fun reason to recognize Valentine’s Day – it is also Seattle’s Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day! It’s a day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Residents, community groups, and businesses will join together on Saturday, February 14 (and the week of) to celebrate.
Here are ways you can participate in Neighbor Appreciation Day:
- Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. Our website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help you organize an activity. Once scheduled, you can post your event to the events calendar.
- Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, parks, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
- Send Neighbor Appreciation Day e-cards to your neighbors.
- Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. You can post stories about great neighbors or neighborhoods on our website, or post it to our Facebook page.
If you have an idea for a neighborhood activity, don’t forget that our Small Sparks Fund can help to support Neighborhood Appreciation Day projects that connect and engage people. If interested, the deadline for applications is January 12.
Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/ for more information or contact Wendy Watson at email@example.com.