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.

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day this Valentine’s Day, February 14

Neighbor Appreciation Day Pancake Breakfast

Neighbors Celebrate 2014 Neighbor Appreciation Day with a pancake breakfast

Activities begin February 7 across Seattle

Celebrate 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. The date is February 14, with neighborhoods, community groups, and businesses across Seattle planning activities beginning February 7.

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 your neighbors. 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 wendy.watson@seattle.gov.

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on Valentine’s Day, February 14

Neighbor Appreciation Day 2015 logoThere 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 wendy.watson@seattle.gov.

 

Join in Activities to Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 8

Neighbor Appreciation DayCelebrate Seattle’s 20th 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, guided walks, and fire station open houses on Saturday, February 8 to celebrate this day.

You can participate in one of the public events below or simply invite your neighbor for coffee. More details can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm. All events are FREE unless noted.

Neighbor Appreciation Day Street Clean Up in Queen Anne
All are invited to help clean up the streets and meet your neighbors in lower Queen Anne.
Time: 9:30 – 12 noon
Location: Counterbalance Park at 2 Roy Street.
Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day at Cascade’s People’s Center: Book Exchange
Cascade neighborhood invites all ages to exchange books and conversation. Selected readings of books about the Northwest or written by Northwest authors. Bring 1-3 gently used books to exchange; but if you can’t, Mirabella neighbors are donating a few good reads! Hosted by Cascade Neighborhood Council and the Y @ Cascade People’s Center.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Y at Cascade People’s Center, Main Room, 309 Pontius Ave. N
Free

South Park Pancake Breakfast
Come help us celebrate Neighborhood Appreciation Day and eat some pancakes while getting to know your neighbors.
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location:  South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S
Free

Melrose Ave. Cleanup
Clean up litter with your neighbors at Mercer & Republican Access Steps to Melrose Ave and help plant bushes at Olive Way & Melrose Triangle.
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location:  1740 Melrose Ave
Free

Stairway Walks 2014
Join Feet First for the 2nd Annual Stairway Walks Day. It features 18 unique walks across the Seattle that celebrate the legacy of more than 650 publicly accessible stairways. Register at www.feetfirst.org or stairwaywalks2014.brownpapertickets.com.
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Locations: Ravenna, Fremont, Maple Leaf, University District, Madrona, Eastlake, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Capitol Hill, West Seattle, Downtown, Mount Baker, Rainier Beach, and Seward Park, plus Burien and Bellevue.
Cost: $5 suggested donation

South Park Neighbor Appreciation Day Work Party
Participate in a work party to help maintain Desimone Public Park, Hamm Creek, and Solid Ground’s Giving Garden. Hot tea and snacks provided.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 9026 4th Ave S
Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day Fire Station Open Houses
Visit one of 18 Seattle fire stations for the 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day celebration.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations:
Waterfront Fire Station 5, 925 Alaskan Way
Queen Anne Fire Station 8, 110 Lee St. (celebration of special newly renovated station)
Highpoint Fire Station 11, 1514 SW Holden St
Green Lake Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE
University District Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St
Queen Anne Fire Station 20, 3205 13th W
Phinney Ridge Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N
Roanoke Fire Station 22, 901 E. Roanoke St
Rainier Valley Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S
Mount Baker Station 30, 2931 Mount Baker Blvd S
Crown Hill Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW
West Seattle Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW
Lake City Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th St
Wedgwood Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE
Magnolia Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W
Northgate Fire Station 31, 1319 N. Northgate Way
West Seattle Junction Station 32, 3715 SW Alaska St
Rainier Beach Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S
Free

Southwest Pool Neighbor Appreciation Day Swim
Join us for a free swim and refreshments!
Time: 12 – 2 p.m. for refreshments; free swim 1 – 2 p.m.
Location:  Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle
Free

Ballard Neighbor Appreciation Day Pool Party
Join Ballard Pool for an extended public swim for all ages. Come for snacks, games, and prizes too!Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Location:  Ballard Pool, 1471 NW 67th St
Special price: $2

Ravenna Game Party
Come visit with neighbors over games and snacks. Bring a family favorite and a snack. All ages and abilities welcome.
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Location:  7756 Ravenna Ave NE
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/ .

 

 

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day with Feet First’s Second Annual Stairway Walks Day

Feet First Stairway WalksOn Saturday, February 8, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, join Feet First for the Second Annual Stairway Walks Day. Coinciding with  Neighborhood Appreciation Day, this event features simultaneous walks across the region, which  celebrate the legacy of several hundred publicly accessible stairways. Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors will lead more than 450 participants along  several of the region’s most impressive stairways, collectively traversing up and down more  than 100,000 steps.

The guided walks will occur in Ravenna, Fremont, Maple  Leaf , University District, Madrona,  Eastlake, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Capitol Hill, Downtown, West Seattle, Mount  Baker, Rainier Beach, and Seward  Park. Other walks are occurring in Bellevue and Burien.

Space is limited to 25 people  per walk, so make sure to RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or stairwaywalks2014.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information about Stairway Walks Day, contact  Drew DeVitis by emailing drewrateetfirst.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 5.

 

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 8

Neighbor Appreciation DayCelebrate Seattle’s 20th 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. Community groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle will join together on Saturday, February 8 (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. 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.

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 wendy.watson@seattle.gov.

 

Save the Date! 2014 Neighbor Appreciation Day is February 8

2013 Neighbor Appreciation Day Waterfront Clean-up

2013 Neighbor Appreciation Day Waterfront Clean-up

Celebrate Seattle’s 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 8, 2014. It’s the traditional day to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the week of February 9 to celebrate this great day!

Visit our website to: 

  • Get ideas, tools, and templates to plan your own neighborhood activity.
  • Post your event to our online calendar.
  • Send a Neighbor Appreciation Day e-card.

Plus, your activity might be eligible for the Small Sparks Fund which provides funding to projects that connect and engage people in our communities. The application deadline for Neighbor Appreciation Day activities is January 8. For more information, call 206-733-9916 or email NMFund@seattle.gov.

Join the hundreds of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors!