Ways to get Involved

Organize a Block Party

(local networks)

With our mobile lives street parties are a great way to meet your neighbors

Learn to plan one.

Simply Say Hello

(Local Networks)

That neighbor you always see on the way to work? Look for an opportunity to introduce yourself.

Connect through NextDoor

(Community Identity)

NextDoor is a social media platform for neighborhoods. Sign up to get to know your local goings-on.

Sign up.

Discover the People’s Academy

(Civic Engagement)

free seven-week course about local government. Meet your neighbors and City staff. Learn about what’s happening in Santa Monica.

Learn more.

Visit the Annenberg Beach House


Enjoy free access to free community events including beach walks, art exhibits, and fitness activities.

Learn more.

Walk to a Santa Monica Farmers Market


Pick up some fresh produce and get some fresh air- Markets every Wednesday, two on Saturdays and one on Sundays

Learn more.

Shop at our diverse Buy Local businesses

(Economic Opportunity)

Help support sustainable employment for our residents, and can increase social connection.

Learn more.

Take a class at 1450 Ocean

(Place, Learning)

1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!

Learn more.

Attend a Green Living Workshop

(Place, Learning)

Join this Sustainable Works Workshop and learn how to save money, and positively impact your family, community, and ultimately the planet.

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Start a Wellbeing Project for Your City

We want Wellbeing Projects to spread from city to city. Take a look at our Wellbeing Project Toolkit to get started.

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Check out this month's events at Santa Monica’s libraries


The Santa Monica Public Library is the place to be for author talks and lectures, concerts, book discussions, workshops and other exciting events.

Learn more.

Volunteer with a Local Organization

(Civic Engagement)

Giving to others through volunteering and in other ways has been associated with reduced depression and anxiety and increased personal wellbeing and happiness.