Know Your Neighbor Week Finales with Festival of Cultures

May 18, 2010

Do you know your neighbors? In case you don’t, the suburb of Skokie has designated this week as Know Your Neighbor Week in the Village.

During the week, residents are encouraged to host a gathering at their home to get to know their neighbors and to promote a strong, caring community. If you are invited to one of these gatherings, attend it!

The Village has supplied each host with a kit that includes invitation fliers, name tags, markers, conversation starters, maps and information about Skokie, and a certificate for a free coffee cake.

The Know Your Neighbor Week is being funded through a $50,000 grant out of the $1.5 million Chicago Community Trust immigrant integration initiative. This is the third year that Skokie was awarded the grant, and this is the last year that grant money will be available for the Know Your Neighbor Week program.

The week was scheduled to coincide with the 20th annual Skokie Festival of Cultures, one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, which is set for Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Oakton Park, 4701 W. Oakton St., Skokie.

All hosts of Know Your Neighbor Week will be thanked in a special ceremony at the Festival on May 23 and will be invited to a thank-you coffee at Village Hall on May 27.

For more information on Know Your Neighbor Week, call (847) 933-8257.

About The Author


Read All Stories By Tracey



I love the neighborhood I live in mostly because of my neighbors. I think that this is a great idea for newer communities to promote. Building a strong community is very important and I think that it is great that the government realizes how important it is and is doing its part too.

Leave a Comment