Celebrate Neighbor Day on February 10

Join us for Seattle’s 24th Annual Neighbor Day on February 10 and help us kick off 2018 with a celebration of kindness and community!

With all the change, upheaval, and stress in our world right now, we could all use a chance to reconnect with our neighbors, friends, and communities through small acts of generosity.  Our Neighbor Day celebration provides the perfect opportunity to do just that!

Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood and community a great place to live. We encourage all Seattle residents to celebrate this day by indulging in random acts of kindness. Residents, businesses, or community groups are all invited to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity.

Neighbor Day will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

We have made it as easy as possible for you to participate! Below is a list of ideas and resources that can help you plan your Neighbor Day event or activity:

  • Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
  • Need more ideas? We have an extensive list to help you.
  • Want to know how your local business or community group can participate? Here are some ideas!
  • If your event is open to the public, you can post it to our online events calendar.
  • Use our flyer to post around your neighborhood or work area to remind people of the day.
  • Share a “great neighbor” story or tell us how you are celebrating by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and using #NeighborDay.

For more information on Neighbor Day, please visit our website at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborday.

If you have any questions or want to bounce ideas off someone, contact Neighbor Day coordinator Sam Read at sam.read@seattle.gov.

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Celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, February 11

Celebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Day on February 11 by participating in neighborhood activities or just indulging in random acts of kindness. Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make our neighborhoods a great place to live. Residents, businesses, and community groups throughout Seattle are all invited to participate.

You can participate in any of the events below or simply do something nice for a neighbor. Still looking for ideas? Check out our extensive list!

More details on the events below can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/neighbor-day/events.

Events are listed by region and most are free unless otherwise specified:

 

SOUTH SEATTLE

Volunteer Work Party
Blackberry plant pulling and native plant revegetation work.
Time:  9am – 1pm
Location:  Van Asselt Swale, 7050 Beacon Ave S

Neighbor Day event
Bicycle raffle and bake sale to benefit Food Lifeline, plus music, art, and kids’ activities.
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Rainier Beach Safeway, 9262 Rainier Ave S

Meet Your Neighbors on Neighbor Day
Drop in for coffee, meet neighborhoods in West Seattle, plus kids’ table.
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: West Seattle Office Junction, 6040 California Ave SW

Neighbor Day Fire Station Open Houses
Tour the stations and meet your neighborhood firefighters.
Time: 11am – 1pm
Locations:

  • Fire Station 13, 3601 Beacon Ave S in Beacon Hill
  • Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S in Rainier Valley
  • Fire Station 29, 2139 Ferry Ave SW in Alki
  • Fire Station 30, 2931 Mt Baker Blvd S in Rainier Valley
  • Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S in Rainier Beach
  • Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW in High Point

Learn How to Reach Your Financial Goals & Dreams
Information to assist citizens in making wise financial decision.
Time: 1 – 2pm
Location:  South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S

Georgetown Art Attack
Visual and performing arts presentations at various venues, free transportation on the Art Van.
Time: 6 – 9pm
Location: Georgetown business district, 1201 S Vale St

 

CENTRAL SEATTLE

Family Nature Class
Get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world.
Time:  9:30 – 11:30am
Location:  UW Botanic Gardens – Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr E
$18/Class for 1 adult and 1 child, $9 additional child

The Neighborhood Exchange | Activating Alleyways with Seattle Architecture Foundation
Walk, tour, and presentation; learn how to plan and execute similar community design projects
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location:  Occidental Park / Cafe Umbria (meeting place); end at Hing Hay Cowork Space

Neighbor Day Fire Station Open Houses
Tour the stations and meet your neighborhood firefighters.
Time: 11am – 1pm
Locations:

  • Fire Station 2, 2320 4th Ave in Belltown
  • Fire Station 6, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S in Central District
  • Fire Station 25, 1300 E Pine St in Capitol Hill
  • Fire Station 34, 633 32nd Ave E in Madison Park
  • Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W in Magnolia

Neighbor Day Book Fair and Rummage Sale
Book exchange, neighborhood rummage sale, free popcorn and outdoor, family games
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: YMCA Cascade Peoples Center 309 Pontius Ave N

 

NORTH SEATTLE

Neighborhood Appreciation Celebration
Free play space and refreshments.
Time:  10am – 2pm
Location:  Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE

Hands-On Skills Fair
A day of practical skill sharing and short workshops by Sustainable NESeattle.
Time:  10am – 5pm
Location:  Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE

Neighbor Day Fire Station Open Houses
Tour the stations and meet your neighborhood firefighters.
Time: 11am – 1pm
Locations:

  • Fire Station 9, 3829 Linden Ave N in Fremont/Wallingford
  • Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE in Green Lake
  • Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St in U-District
  • Fire Station 18, 1521 NW Market St in Ballard
  • Fire Station 20, 2800 15th Ave W in Ballard
  • Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N in Greenwood/Whittier Heights
  • Fire Station 24, 401 N 130th St in Bitter Lake
  • Fire Station 31, 1319 N Northgate Way in Northgate
  • Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill
  • Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th Street in Lake City
  • Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood

Neighborhood Appreciation Swim
Open swim, slide, and sample swimming lessons for ages 3-16.
Time: 12:30 – 2pm
Location: Ballard Pool, 1471 NW 67th St
$2 promotional entry price

 

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors!

Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborday for more information or contact Sam Read at sam.read@seattle.gov.

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Seattle’s Neighbor Day Celebration Invites You to Indulge in Random Acts of Kindness

Join us for Seattle’s 23rd Annual Neighbor Day on February 11 and help us kick off 2017 with a celebration of kindness and community!

After a challenging 2016 that stirred up divisiveness and bitter debate both nationally and locally, we all need to remind ourselves that our greatest strength comes from one another. When we come together as communities and neighbors to share an experience, to express gratitude, to learn from one another, to support one another in times of need, to get to know each other – this is when we make the truest progress as a society.

To honor that, we invite you to participate in our annual Neighbor Day celebration, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.

We encourage all Seattle residents to celebrate this day by indulging in random acts of kindness. Residents, businesses, or community groups are all invited to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity.

Neighbor Day will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to participate! Below you will find a list of ideas and resources that can help you plan your Neighbor Day event or activity:

  • Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
  • Need more ideas? We have an extensive list to help you.
  • Want to know how your local business or community group can participate? Here are some ideas!
  • If your event is open to the public, you can post it to our online events calendar.
  • Use our flyer to post around your neighborhood or work area to remind people of the day.
  • Share a “great neighbor” story or tell us how you are celebrating by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and using #NeighborDay.

For more information on Neighbor Day, please visit our website at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborday.

If you have any questions or want to bounce ideas off someone, contact Neighbor Day coordinator Sam Read at sam.read@seattle.gov.

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