September 28, 2022 is National Good Neighbor Day and Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman is leading an effort to celebrate an entire week. The mayor originally established Eureka Good Neighbor Week in 2019. She is bringing it back for 2022 between September 24 – 30 and acknowledging the importance of good neighbors.
Good Neighbor Day was nationally designated in 1978 to help recognize the value of neighbors in creating stronger communities. Strengthening those relationships can lead to friendships, an ability to address neighborhood concerns as a group, and support for each other in times of need.
Good neighbors make great neighborhoods. Simply put, being a good neighbor helps forge lifelong friendships and improves pride in the city. “Eureka is a special place made up of special people, this week shines a spotlight on ways to make a stronger community connection by coming together to celebrate good neighbors making great neighborhoods,” Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman said.
Meet up with your Good Neighbors for a scenic toodle around Eureka. Bring a neighbor or meet some new neighbors. Route TBD. Bring a helmet and a bicycle! You will follow a pre-planned route on bike paths, trails or city streets. You will be surrounded by lights, music, and 20-60 other bicyclists. All levels of riders are welcome to participate as we encourage a casual pace. We usually have one or two stops mid-ride to regroup, socialize, play a game, or just hang out. People often decorate themselves and their bikes, but that is TOTALLY optional. And don’t forget the 3 L’s: bring your Lights, Locks, and Layers of clothing.
Good Neighbor Week Bike Ride
Since neighborhoods are loosely defined, if you consider Hammond Park, the Eureka Muni, Hillsdale or Brick and Fire to be “your neighborhood,” you’re welcome to join us for a neighborhood pie social at Hammond Park. This is an informal event to get to know each other. We’ll bring pies, plates, forks and napkins. We’ll also welcome other pies if you want to contribute. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, lawn games you may want to play or bring a basketball or tennis racket and take advantage of the courts at the park. We’re looking forward to getting to know you better!
Pie Party Flyer
On Saturday, September 24th we will be working on beautifying the Old Town Gazebo in tandem with the Da Gou Rou Louwi’ Cultural Center. This cleanup will consist of improving the existing flower beds at the Old Town Gazebo by laying a weed barrier and adding soil and mulch. Long term we will be replanting the flower beds with native species!
This is our last event for volunteer month, so we want to give a special thank you for everyone’s efforts! All participants can enjoy a FREE BBQ after the work! We will also include drawings for prizes at this event if you have participated in all 4 events during the month of September!
Old Town Gazebo
Mini Grant Program
National Good Neighbor Day
Special Event Permit
Keep Eureka Beautiful
Inspirational Things to Do in Eureka
Be a visitor in your own backyard
Join a Neighborhood Watch
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