Participating neighborhoods: check back in March 2019 for planning tools!
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 September 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.
These neighborhoods include:
Aston Avenue-South Park
Sunset Avenue - Roseland
Neighborfest Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are critical in the planning and facilitating of Neighborfest to make sure collectively, we have the most impact on our neighborhoods and that each event is inclusive for all community members. Some duties may include: set-up, clean-up, assist with activities, capture photos and videos, and promotion and outreach.