On July 26, 2017, from 6:00-8:00pm, the City of Burlington will again welcome residents to the Burlington Municipal Building for the third session of an innovative new program called “Belong in Burlington.” The vision driving Belong in Burlington is to help new residents form strong place attachment to, and ultimately fall in love with, their community. Existing residents are welcome and will discover programs and services and reconnect with the place they call home.
To achieve its vision, the Belong in Burlington program introduces new residents to the community through 8 kiosks designed to foster place attachment. Residents are greeted by City Council members at the registration table. If guests have children, they may let them play at the Kids Activity Center which features activities facilitated by Burlington Youth Programming staff. Sunset Slush of Alamance will be providing free slushes at the Shop Local kiosk. The following content kiosks are staffed by the representatives from the City and various community organizations such as Healthy Alamance, the United Way, Alamance Community College, Alamance County, and May Memorial Library:
Keep Learning: New city, new experiences: there is no better time to learn something new and there so many options for you to explore.
Make a Difference:There is no better way to become rooted in your city than to invest in your community. Find your niche and unearth the best way for you to make Burlington better.Do Something Fun:Find the fun in your new community! There are countless opportunities to have fun right here in Burlington.Stay Well: Safety and healthfulness is a community effort. Learn how to take steps to protect your family, stay healthy, and be well in Burlington.Explore Your City:Discover ways to explore Burlington. Whether by foot, bike, bus, or plane, get to know the history, art, and natural elements that make Burlington unique.Beyond Belonging: Don’t just belong, lead! Take the next step and learn how to be a leader in your community.
Belong in Burlington participants will not leave empty handed. In addition to a swag bag and a limited edition glass coffee mug, they will leave with a Challenge Card that encourages them to act on the information they learned during the session. They can also register to take part in free “exclusive new resident events” that have been designed to help Belong in Burlington participants experience their new community and interact with other new residents. These events include a new resident night at a Burlington Royals game, and a history night at the Paramount Theater.
Belong in Burlington is tailored to new residents but can also benefit established residents who want to form a stronger connection to the community. All residents are welcome. This is a drop-in event hosted quarterly (7/26, 10/25) in 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Burlington Municipal Building, located at 425 South Lexington Avenue in downtown Burlington. There is no fee to attend. Learn more about Belong in Burlington and register to attend at www.BelongInBurlington.com or call (336) 222-5073.