BEAR Walk is Aug. 17 in Collegetown/Belle Sherman areas

The Big Red Bear at the 2016 Bear Walk Community Fair.

The fourth annual BEAR (Being Engaged and Responsible) Walk through the Collegetown and Belle Sherman neighborhoods will be held Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall, 109 Oak Ave. (right behind Collegetown Bagels). New this year: The walk will begin with dinner, for which pre-registration is needed.

This high-spirited, good-neighbor event brings together students, neighbors, city officials, Cornell staff and local businesses who share the goal of promoting a greater sense of community and connection throughout the vibrant Collegetown/Belle Sherman neighborhood.

Students, staff and neighbors will share a community dinner and celebration. Teams then will walk through the neighborhood, distributing door tags with important safety information; tips on successful tenant, landlord and neighborhood relationships; and Party Safe/Party Smart information.

Those interested in attending the dinner and walk are asked to submit a completed online registration form by Aug. 10.

For more information, contact Julie Paige, director of off-campus and cooperative living, at