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Need Some Ideas to Help Celebrate
Neighbor Appreciation Day?

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

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.
  • Organize a game or sporting event
  • Have a block party
  • Invite neighbors over for dessert
  • Have an emergency preparedness meeting with your neighbors
  • Organize a neighborhood rummage or garage sale

Do a neighborhood service project:

  • Clean up a nearby park:Contact Seattle Parks and Recreation for information at (206) 684-8028 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
  • Build a garden box for this spring's plantings
  • Clean up a sidewalk for an easier walking path
  • Work with a local school or non-profit organization
  • Have a neighborhood clean-up

Other Possible Ideas:

  • Go for a bike ride with your neighbor and check out the local scenery
  • Make a gift for your neighbor
  • Stop by your local fire station and meet the crew
  • Find other neighbors who play instruments and play music or start a band
  • Go for a hike with some neighbors
  • Hold a voter registration drive
  • Have a progressive event: do a progressive dinner or a progressive work party
  • Have a cookie exchange or dessert party
  • 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 treasure hunt in your neighborhood
  • Have a book exchange
  • Go for a self-guided walking tour with your neighbor


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