Seeing pink flamingos in your neighborhood? You should get ready for the next Flamingo Friday! Learn about this popular Community Relations Commission program and how you can get involved here.
What Is Flamingo Friday?
Flamingo Fridays provide a way to connect with neighbors in a completely casual atmosphere. It is a well-established fact that when neighbors get to know each other and their children, an improved sense of support, understanding, well-being, and safety are the result.
How Does It Work?
Every Friday evening, starting around 6 p.m., from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a neighborhood gathering will be held in someone's driveway. The host provides the driveway. Everyone brings their own lawn chairs, beverages, kids and snacks, if desired. Gatherings last 30 minutes or several hours, depending on the group assembled on any given Friday evening.
Frequently Asked Question: Does it need to occur on Friday?
Answer: No! Your neighborhood can do it any time that is convenient for all of you.
Where do the flamingos come from?
Whoever volunteers to host the Flamingo Friday gathering, obtains a plastic lawn flamingo from the previous host and displays it on their lawn starting the Monday or Tuesday before the weekend event. No fuss, no RSVPs, no pressure, no strings. Attend once, twice or as often as you please. Each neighborhood needs only one flamingo, as it is passed from driveway to driveway each week.
Where do I get the flamingos?
Contact Erik Jensen, staff liaison, to get a flamingo.
How do I find events?
Look around your neighborhood or on social media using #nbkflamingofriday!