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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 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.

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

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

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

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 or
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

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.
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

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

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

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 .