Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with Seattle Parks and Recreation

sw poolWe’re thankful for our Seattle neighbors every day, but in February, we dedicate a holiday just to them. Neighbor Appreciation Day is Friday, Feb. 13. Join the celebration at an event listed below on either the 12th or 13th !

NORTHWEST

Magnolia Community Center What: Cookies, punch and coffee served When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 Cost: Free

Ballard Pool What: Public swim, free slide When: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 Cost: $2

NORTHEAST

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center What: Free play space and light refreshments When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 Cost: Free
CENTRAL

Garfield Community Center What: Indoor tot gym, cookies and juice When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 Cost: Free

Miller Community Center What:  Mighty Mights indoor playground with cookies and hot cocoa When: 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 11 Cost: Free
SOUTHWEST Southwest Pool What: Public swim with snacks, games and prizes When: 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 Cost: Free

Join in Activities to Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day this Weekend

High Point Fire StationCelebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day to reach out to neighbors and express thanks to all who make each neighborhood a great place. City departments, community groups, and residents across Seattle are hosting work parties, special events, and open houses this Saturday, February 14 to celebrate. 

You can participate in any of the events below or simply invite your neighbor for coffee. More details for each event can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighbor-appreciation-day/events. For information on Neighbor Appreciation Day, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighbor-appreciation-day. Most events are free.

Events are listed by region.

CENTRAL

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Miller Community Center Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration

Mighty Mights indoor playground time with cookies and hot cocoa

Time:  10:00 a.m. – Noon
Location:  Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E
Free

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Garfield Community Center Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration

Indoor tot gym, plus cookies and juice.

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St

Free

Seattle University Redhawks FREE Basketball Game

Join Seattle University as it helps kickoff Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 13 by cheering on the men’s basketball team at KeyArena on Feb. 12! To get FREE tickets for you and your neighbor, go to: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/seattleu/EN/promotion/home and use Promo Code “NEIGHBORDAY” to receive tickets. For questions call 206-398-4678.

Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  KeyArena, Seattle Center

Free

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Magnolia Community Center Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration

Cookies, punch, and coffee served to thank our neighbors!

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave W

Free

Cayton Corner Park – Valentine’s Cleanup and Crafts

Please join us in cleaning up the park and updating our wall

Time:  10:00 a.m. – Noon
Location:  Cayton Corner Park, 1831 E Madison
Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day Fire Station Open Houses

Join the Seattle Fire Department for open houses at certain fire stations throughout Seattle.

Time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Locations: 

Fire Station 6, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

Fire Station 20, 2800 15th Ave W

Fire Station 22, 901 East Roanoke Street in Roanoke
Fire Station 25, 1300 E Pine St

Fire Station 34, 633 32nd Ave E

Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W

Free

Tool Library Work Party

Come out and help get the tool library ready to open. We will be doing light construction and inventory processing. Snacks will be provided.

Time:  Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Capitol Hill Tool Library, 1552 Crawford Pl
Free

SOUTH and WEST SEATTLE 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with The Nature Consortium

Join the Nature Consortium and Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold in celebrating Neighbor Appreciation Day! We will be restoring important forest habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining green space, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Visit www.naturec.org/volunteer to register.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pigeon Point Park at Pathfinder School, 1901 SW Genesee St.

Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day Fire Station Open Houses

Join the Seattle Fire Department for open houses at certain fire stations throughout Seattle.

Time:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: 

Fire Station 13, 3601 Beacon Ave S

Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S

Fire Station 30, 2931 Mt Baker Blvd S

Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S

Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW in Westwood
Free

West Seattle Timebank Neighbor Appreciation Day

Meet your neighbors and learn about the West Seattle Timebank. There will be refreshments and activities for kids.

Time: 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Location: High Point Library, 3411 SW Raymond, St

Free

Southwest Pool Neighbor Appreciation Day Swim

Join us for free swim and refreshments to celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day!

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle

Free

Georgetown Art Attack

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with free visual and preforming arts presentations throughout the historic Georgetown arts community.

Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location:  Georgetown Business District, 1201 S Vale St

Free

NORTH (above Ship Canal)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Wallingford Planting Party

Begin your Neighbor Appreciation Day by showing some love to Wallingford’s N 46th & Midvale landscape and meet some great volunteers.

Time:  9:00 a.m. – Noon
Location:  N 46th and Midvale Ave N

Free

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration

Free play space and light refreshments

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE

Free

Donuts and Coffee Cleanup on 3rd Ave NW

Come enjoy donuts and coffee, and help cleanup 3rd Ave NW. It will be fun! And Donuts!

Time:  10:00 a.m. – Noon
Location:  3rd Ave NW and N 140th St

Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day Fire Station Open Houses

Join the Seattle Fire Department for open houses at certain fire stations throughout Seattle.

Time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 

Fire Station 9, 3829 Linden Ave N

Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE

Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St

Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N

Fire Station 24, 401 N 130th St

Fire Station 31, 1319 N Northgate Way

Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW

Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th St

Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE

Free

Ballard Neighbor Appreciation Day Pool Party

Join Ballard Pool for an extended Saturday public swim with $2 promotional price for all ages!

Time:  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Ballard Pool, 1471 NW 67th St

Cost:  $2

Broadview Neighbor Party

Broadview neighbors come and enjoy some food and drinks. Bring something if you wish. Come meet neighbors!

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  720 N 143rd St, Community Meeting Room
Free

Meet Your Neighbors for Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with us. Enjoy coffee and rolls as you meet your neighbors.

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

Free

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the thousands of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! For information, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/.

 

Seattle Fire Stations Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 13

Neighborhood Appreciation 2015 023Join Seattle Fire Department for a celebration of Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 13. Twenty fire stations around the city will have open houses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the family, climb on fire trucks, meet your firefighters and your neighbors.

Locations:

Fire Station 6, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Way S in Central District

Fire Station 9, 3829 Linden Ave N in Fremont

Fire Station 13, 3601 Beacon Ave S in Beacon Hill

Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE in Green Lake

Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St in University District

Fire Station 20, 2800 15th Ave W in Interbay

Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N in Greenwood/Phinney

Fire Station 22, 901 East Roanoke Street in Roanoke

Fire Station 24, 401 N 130th St in Broadview/Bitter Lake

Fire Station 25, 1300 E Pine St in Capitol Hill

Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S in Hillman City

Fire Station 30, 2931 Mt Baker Blvd S in Mt. Baker

Fire Station 31, 1319 N Northgate Way in Licton Springs

Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S in Rainier Beach

Fire Station 34, 633 32nd Ave E in Madison Park

Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW in Crown Hill

Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW in Westwood

Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th St in Lake City

Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood

Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W in Magnolia

 

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day at a Seattle U Basketball Game – for FREE

SU-Interlock-RGB-RegisteredAs a First Hill resident, Seattle University has been a big proponent of its neighborhoods. Now, it wants to give back to all neighborhoods! Join the Seattle University as it helps kickoff Neighbor Appreciation Day on Feb. 13 by cheering on the men’s basketball team at KeyArena on Feb. 12! And, fun fact, this game is the WAC Digital Network Game of the Week! To get FREE tickets for you and your neighbor, visit this link and use Promo Code “NEIGHBORDAY” to receive tickets. For questions call 206-398-4678. Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day is a special 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 across Seattle will join together on Saturday, February 13 (and the week of) to celebrate.” You can find out more about Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day, as well as learn about other fun events and promotions around Seattle to celebrate by visiting the website: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighbor-appreciation-day.

 

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 13

Neighbor Appreciation DayCelebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special 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 across Seattle will join together on Saturday, February 13 (and the week of) to celebrate.

Here are ways you can celebrate 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. If the event is open to the public, you can post it to our events calendar.

 

    • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, community centers, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
    • Take your neighbor to a FREE Seattle University Redhawks basketball game. Visit this link and use Promo Code “NEIGHBORDAY” to receive tickets. For questions call 206-398-4678.
    • Share a “great neighbor” story or tell us how you are celebrating using #neighborday. Post it to our Facebook page. Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/  for more information or contact Wendy Watson at wendy.watson@seattle.gov.

How will you Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 14?

Neighbor Appreciation Day is coming up on Saturday, February 14.  Need ideas to celebrate?  Here are a few!

  1. Organize a neighborhood clean up. You can contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator for supplies.
  2. Host a potluck
  3. Go for a walk with your neighbor. Feet First and Seattle Department of Transportation have walking maps.
  4. Have a book exchange or clothing exchange
  5. Organize a SNAP meeting

For Neighborhood Appreciation Day events in your neighborhood, check our calendar at: http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/neighborday/

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day Early by Joining Feet First for Stairway Walks Day

Jake's Stairway Walk On Saturday, February 7 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, join Feet First for its Third Annual Stairway Walks Day. This event features 14 simultaneous walks across the region, which celebrate the legacy of several hundred publicly accessible stairways.

Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors will lead 450 participants along several of the region’s most impressive stairways, collectively traversing up and down more than 100,000 steps. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods.

Urban explorers are invited to join one of 14 guided walks in the following Seattle neighborhoods:

Alki
Deadhorse Canyon & Rainier Beach
Downtown: City Hall to Pike Place
Eastlake, North Capitol Hill & Portage Bay
Fauntleroy & Morgan Junction
Fremont
Longfellow Creek & Pigeon Point
Madrona & Leschi
Mount Baker
Ravenna
South Magnolia
Southwest Queen Anne; The Olmstead Vision; University of Washington

Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Pl ease RSVP in advance at www.f eetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/.

For more information about Stairway Walks Day, contact George Shen by emailing georgerafeetfirst.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 4.

Feet First Celebrates Third Annual Stairway Walks Day

A Great Way to Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day Early!

On Saturday, February 7, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for the Third Annual Stairway Walks Day. This event features fourteen simultaneous walks across the region, which celebrate the legacy of several hundred publicly accessible stairways.

Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors will lead 450 participants along several of the region’s most impressive stairways, collectively traversing up and down more than 100,000 steps. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers appreciate the many stairways that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods, and their connection to local greenspaces, history, art, and architecture.

To RSVP go to http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ or at www.feetfirst.org. Space is limited to 35 people per walk.

Urban explorers are invited to join one of fourteen guided neighborhood walks in the following Seattle neighborhoods:  Alki; Deadhorse Canyon & Rainier Beach; Downtown: City Hall to Pike Place; Eastlake, North Capitol Hill  & Portage Bay; Fauntleroy & Morgan Junction;  Fremont;  Longfellow Creek & Pigeon Point; Madrona & Leschi; Mount Baker; Ravenna; South Magnolia; Southwest Queen Anne; The Olmstead Vision; University of Washington

For more information about Stairway Walks Day, please contact George Shen by emailing george@feetfirst.info or calling 206-652-2310, ex t. 4.

 

Madrona Neighbor Awards 2015: Seattle’s 49th Mayor Norm Rice to Revisit Madrona for Neighbor Awards February 7

Neighbor Appreciation Day 2015 logoEditor’s note: The Madrona neighborhood is celebrating its 20th Annual Neighbor Awards in celebration of Neighbor Appreciation Day by honoring the people, students, and organizations that have made a difference in the neighborhood. Former Mayor Norm Rice will be presenting the awards on February 7 at Madrona K-8 school library beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Twenty years ago this coming February, then-mayor Norman Rice proclaimed the first Saturday before Valentine’s Day as Neighbor Appreciation Day in Seattle. Among the many “whereas” statements characteristic of a proclamation, Mayor Rice noted that “caring neighbors provide the friendship, security, and the occasional cup of sugar that sustain a sense of community” calling us in Seattle’s neighborhoods to reach out to our neighbors “to create new bonds and to express our thanks for our neighbors’ place in our lives.” And that is what Madrona has done with our Neighbor Appreciation Awards.

And as we’ve done for 20 years, on Feb. 7, 2015 we will gather to honor neighbors selected for this year’s awards. Our very special guest Mayor Rice will be joining us that day at the Madrona K-8 school library at 9:30 to celebrate Madrona and city-wide success of Neighbor Appreciation Day over the years. Gathering begins at 9:30am at the Madrona K-8 library with an introduction to Norm Rice and awards to follow promptly at 10:00am. We have invited past Madrona award winners to attend so we can honor them once again, and Madrona K-8 school children also receive awards that day. The entire ceremony is expected to conclude by about 11:00am.

Madrona Neighbor Awards are:

    • The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
    • The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
    • The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
    • The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.
    • The Madrona Good Neighbor Award: This award goes to an organization whose activities particularly benefit Madrona.

For additional information contact Madrona News Editor Barbara Parker at madronanews@gmail.com.