The Third Sunday in September Each Year
Robert D. Putnam
(On National Neighborhood Day)
"Communities work better ( students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis, as National Neighborhood Day suggests, is a surprisingly effective fist step toward a better America."
National Neighborhood Day was established to reinforce the relationships that form the fabric of our communities. It is a day of simple gatherings to share food, fellowship and fun while re-kindling friendships; welcoming new neighbors; catching up on each others' families, interests and needs.
Bringing neighbors together builds connectedness. And connectedness builds more satisfying, self-sufficient and effective communities that strengthen our nation as a whole.
National Neighborhood Day is celebrated in neighborhoods across the country each year on the third Sunday in September.