Welcome to Neighborfest!
The City of Santa Rosa's Office of Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, and the United Way of the Wine Country, is excited to announce the launch of the Neighborfest Pilot Program!
Neighborfest is part of the Resilient Neighborhoods Network (RN2) - a community powered framework for resilience and engagement modeled after San Francisco's Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Whole Community concept of preparedness as a shared responsibility. The goal of RN2 is to increase resilience through preparedness by building social connections and creating a sense of place and belonging, as well as building an initiative that supports collective action.
What is a Neighborfest?
A Neighborfest is a locally organized gathering, also known as a block party, that offers neighborhoods the chance to come together, have fun, and build a stronger, more connected community.
Neighborfest aims to strengthen social cohesion or connectedness, resilience and to prepare neighborhoods for disasters. Research has shown that the more connected neighbors are to each other, the stronger their resilience is after an emergency.
The Pilot Program
Beginning in May and running through August 2019, the Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with the Community Advisory Board, community partners, and volunteers, will launch the Neighborfest Pilot Program in eight (8) neighborhoods throughout Santa Rosa.
|Junior College Neighborhood Association||June 8, 2019|
|Moorland Neighborhood Action Team||June 22, 2019|
|Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association||June 29, 2019|
|Sherwood Forest Neighborhood||July 6, 2019|
|West End Neighborhood Association||July 13, 2019|
|Sunset Avenue - Roseland Neighborhood||August 3, 2019|
|Aston Avenue - South Park Neighborhood||August 17, 2019|
|Ridgway Historic Neighborhood Association||August 24, 2019|
Neighborfest Materials for Participating Neighborhoods
If you are holding a Neighborfest in your neighborhood, please check out these useful materials:
- Neighborfest Toolkit (English)
- Neighborfest Toolkit (Spanish)
- Neighborfest Fillable Flyer (English)
- Neighborfest Fillable Flyer (Spanish)