The University Neighborhoods second “Meet Your Neighbors Event” connected over One hundred neighbors engaged into a personal inquiry into what a Neighborhood Of My Dreams looks like.
Another gorgeous day in Riverside greeted seventeen neighbor ambassadors who hosted and provided a space for their neighbors to meet each other as neighbors, and get connected.
Both long time and new neighbors easily sparked conversations about the University Neighborhood. Questions were answered, resources shared and a variety of new skills and expertise were introduced.
A deeper appreciation about the University Neighborhood was balanced with an expanded understanding of the values, standards and the contributions that arose from University neighbors and that continue to inspire a deep love of place to the present day.
Neighbors got acquainted with representatives from the UNET Police officers, UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox and his wife, Diane, UCR staff, new student neighbors and each other.
The event was so successful that it portends to be a neighborhood version of a traditional ‘pub crawl’ but taking the form of a garden tour, art walk, sequential potluck or whatever creative idea is gets generated.