Last weekend, I threw a block party with the neighbors on my street and our friends. We obtained a block party permit from the city so that we had permission to block off the street. It was super easy and free. What a great way to get to know your neighbors and build community spirit. We had a band, keg, food, games… It was a total blast.
Do you belong to a homes association? If so, you should get involved. Mine has great events throughout the year such as a neighborhood garage sale, dumpster day where you can get rid of all the nasty trash in your house such as old paint, a neighborhood summer social at a nearby park, movie night under the stars, plus we have begun a crime prevention team. I really feel like I live in a great neighborhood where people care and look out for each other.
Kansas City’s city goverment website has a list of all the neighborhood groups and homes associations. You can see if yours is represented.