September is Neighborhood Connections Month in Brooklyn Park.
To make Brooklyn Park an empowered and resilient community, we need active and engaged neighbors! By creating awareness, fostering connections, strengthening neighborhood bonds, encouraging collaboration, and celebrating the diversity of our city, together we work toward achieving the vision of Brooklyn Park as a thriving community inspiring pride where opportunities exist for all.
Throughout the month there will be events and activities you can participate in to help create a united Brooklyn Park. Visit our Neighborhood Connections page to learn more about year-round Neighborhood Connections programming.
Below is the list of events, activities and things to do. Check in on the city website for more details for these events as details become available.
Welcoming Week, September 10-19
Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.
Stop by City Hall during Welcoming Week to pick up an “All Are Welcome” window decal, while supplies last.
Prepare a dish from the Welcoming Week Cookbook.
Watch: Welcoming America live stream event
Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Hosted by Iranian actor/comedian Peter Banifaz, the livestream event will feature stories, messages from the Welcoming Network, and performances by Jackie Cox, Cary Morin, the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, El Corazon de Mexico, and more!
Celebrate: National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15. Learn more about the rich Hispanic culture here in Brooklyn Park and worldwide.
Meet Your New Neighbors
Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m.
What better way to observe Welcoming Week than to welcome your neighbors from diverse backgrounds? You can go out on your own to introduce yourself or join Community Connectors, other neighbors and City staff to deliver welcome bags to new residents to Brooklyn Park with the New Connect Program.
Community Assembly, September 23
Attend the Brooklyn Park Community Assembly about Neighborhood Connections and participate in building your neighborhood capacity. Get to know your neighbors and build a welcoming environment in your community!
- Hear from Tim DeTellis, found of Better Neighboring
- Hear from and ask questions of a panel of community leaders
- Share your neighborhood stories
City-Wide Garage Sales, September 23-25
Meet your neighbors and score some deals at the 2021 City-Wide Garage Sales!
National Good Neighbor Day, September 28
Tell us a story about why your neighbor is a good neighbor. Your neighbor can be an individual, family, organization or business. We will share your story on our website to highlight our city’s good neighbors. We will contact them to let them know they were acknowledged as a good neighbor.
Submit your story and contact information before Thursday, September 30th.