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Need Some Ideas to Help Celebrate?

Make it a party, a project or a potluck. Below are some ideas for your Neighborhood Appreciation Day activity

Join in a neighborhood service project:

  • Clean up a nearby park:Visit Seattle Parks and Recreation volunteer page, for events or email ParksVolunteer@Seattle.Gov
  • Paint a fence, rake leaves, or other yard cleanup - especially of a senior adult or disabled neighbor
  • Plant a tree or some native plants
  • Clean up a sidewalk for an easier walking path
  • Have a neighborhood clean-up

Organize a neighborhood event:

  • Organize a Block Watch, a program of Seattle Police Department: Click here for tools and information.
  • Hold a neighborhood food or clothing drive
  • Have a neighborhood BBQ, potluck, pancake breakfast or spaghetti feed
  • Organize a SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepared) meeting. Click here for tools and information.
  • Organize a game or sporting event
  • Have a block party
  • Invite neighbors over for dessert
  • Organize a neighborhood rummage or garage sale

Other Possible Ideas:

  • Go for a bike ride with your neighbor and check out the local scenery
  • Stop by your local Fire station and meet the crew
  • Find other neighbors who play instruments and play music
  • Go for a hike with some neighbors
  • Have a progressive event: a progressive dinner or progressive work party
  • Have a cookie exchange
  • Hold a 'Stencil a Storm Drain' party. Click here for more information.
  • Hold a bake sale for charity or to raise money for a neighborhood project
  • Visit your local park with a neighbor
  • Have a neighborhood treasure hunt
  • Have a book or plant exchange

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