SCSSD is proud to host free community events exclusively for SCSSD residents. Through 2018, SCSSD has hosted and sponsored over 52 separate Community Events. Approximately 26,400 residents have participated in these events, an average of 508 residents per event.
- The first event was a Heat Relief Party in July 2005, whereupon SCSSD distributed over 500 fans to senior residents.
- Also in 2005, SCSSD hosted the first Children’s Halloween Party, now an annual event held outdoors at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park. Event participation has been growing over the years, including an attendance of 819 residents for the 14th annual party in 2018.
- In 2007, SCSSD initiated the very popular Document Shredding Event for Identity Theft Safety typically held in April of each year on the Saturday following Tax Day. Due to the popularity of the shredding event, in 2016 SCSSD added a second "Mini" Shredding Event in the fall. In 12 years of hosting these events, SCSSD has recycled 60.99 tons of paper (the equivalent of saving 1,035 trees) and collected 10.6 tons of electronics for responsible recycling, with over 7,510 residents attending.
- In response to feedback received from Community Surveys, SCSSD has increased the number of community events and partnering sponsorships. These increased event offerings included a Family Fun Day event and two free Dinner & Movie Nights at Xfinity Live!, a free vehicle VIN etching event, and a special Super Bowl LII trophy photo opportunity for District residents. SCSSD event sponsorships have included 10 movie nights and three outdoor concerts in Marconi Plaza Park, free bike and boat rentals in FDR Park, the Packer Park Civic Association Holiday Events, and the Friends of Marconi Plaza Tree Lighting ceremonies.