Neighbor Appreciation Day: February 13, 2016


February 13, 2016 is Neighbor Appreciation Day in Seattle and this is your chance to celebrate the neighbors on your street, block, and community! Neighbor Appreciation Day began more than 20 years ago as a way to reach out, create new friends, and express thanks to our neighbors who make Seattle such a great place to live. Anyone can participate – from planning an event to inviting your neighbor for coffee. Here are some ways you can be a part of Neighbor Appreciation Day:


In 1995, Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood suggested that the City designate “a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bonds to each other.” Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed the Saturday before Valentine’s Day as Neighbor Appreciation Day, and the observance has grown every year since.

For more information click HERE.

Tags:  Ballard, West Woodland, Phinney Ridge, Fremont

Bringing In Ballard – A Night of Community

In the effort to bring together the community of Ballard, with all the old and all of the new, and foster more connected neighbors, Bringing In Ballard presents Bringing In Community!

This event will be held on Friday, November 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Cheryl Chow Gathering Space (2014 NW 57th – across from Greenfire and the Ballard Library). This event will be free and open to the Ballard public but we ask that you bring a plate of home baked cookies to share with neighbors, and we will be accepting packaged goods donations for Ballard Food Bank.

There will be great live music by Half Rushmore, an art project and food, along with neighbors from community organizations who will share some inspiring historical information of their organization as well as what they are offering the community today.

Come out for the fun to our Friday night social and celebrate the value in gathering and growing as neighbors in Ballard.

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Time:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location:  Cheryl Chow Gathering Space, 2014 NW 57th Street
Event Information:

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This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund Award from the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods.