What’s on in Green Square

Plaster fun house

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Bring the kids along to the plaster fun house at The Cannery. A workshop will be running for a 3-day period, where children can get their creative juices flowing in the historical 11,000 sqm converted warehouse space.

Parents are welcome to relax with a coffee from one of the delectable artisans, such as Welcome Dose Coffee or Grain Organic Bakery. The kids will discover their inner artist decorating a plaster model to display at home.

Various models are available to choose from with prices starting at $6. Whether it’s a butterfly, a dolphin or motorbike that your child fancies, there are plenty of fun designs for every taste.

No bookings necessary!

Event details

61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

Every day, 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 23 January to Thursday 25 January 2018

Green Square Summer Festival

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Mirvac and Landcom invite you to the Green Square Summer Festival, an exciting range of events for the whole family to enjoy.

Held at The Social Corner at Green Square, events will range from cooking workshops for adults and Christmas card-making workshops for kids. There’s something for everyone!

Adult workshops include:

  • Watercolour and wine
  • Classic cocktails and modern mixology
  • Sake and sushi
  • Sweets and sauvignon blanc – cake decorating with a tipsy twist
  • DIY dumplings
  • Know your gnocchi – pasta making for beginners.

Kids workshops include:

  • Christmas card-making
  • Mini landscapes for minis
  • Puppy mask-making.

There will also be 3 indoor movie nights playing Elf, Zootopia and Despicable Me.

Twelve events in total will run between December 2017 and February 2018. Visit the website for details.

All kids events are free, though we kindly ask guests to donate a gold coin for charity upon entry. Adult workshops are only $20 and all proceeds from the events will go towards the charity of the month:

  • December: The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • January: Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
  • February: The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Event details

30, Ebsworth Street, Zetland

Wednesday 6 December 2017 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 9 December 2017 from 10am to 11.30am
Friday 15 December 2017 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 20 December 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday 10 January 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Saturday 13 January 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
Friday 19 January 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Saturday 10 February 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
Friday 16 February 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 21 February 2018 from 7pm to 8pm

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Balance bike clinics

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Free balance bike clinics run from 11am to 3pm every Saturday. They also run Monday to Saturday during the school holidays.

No need to book, just turn up and register with the instructors at the Sydney Park Cycling Centre.

This is an interactive class designed to get parents involved in their children’s learning.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturdays, 11am to 3pm

Saturday 13 January to Saturday 31 March 2018

Monday 8 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 9 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 10 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Thursday 11 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Friday 12 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Monday 15 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 16 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 17 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Thursday 18 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Friday 19 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Monday 22 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 23 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Thursday 25 January 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Intermediate bike care and maintenance course

Saturday 27 January 2018

The intermediate bike care and maintenance course offers more advanced techniques to keep your bike running smoothly.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to cable systems.
  • Brake adjustments – road caliper brakes, V-brakes and cable disc brakes.
  • Gear adjustments – front and back derailleurs.

What to bring:

  • Your bike.
  • Clean rag.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 27 January 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Monday 12 February 2018 from 6pm to 9pm

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Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Sunday 28 January 2018

Bring some lush greenery indoors! A terrarium is the sustainable, low-maintenance indoor garden. It’s a beautiful addition to office desks, kitchen tables, or other well-lit spots indoors.

During this workshop, you will learn how to create your own terrarium and take home your unique eco-friendly glass garden. The workshop will be run by leading florist Nicole.

What you will learn:

  • How to look after succulents and cactii.
  • How to express your creativity through gardening and getting your hands dirty.
  • Step by step instructions about how to create and decorate your terrariums.
  • Where to purchase materials and plants.

What you will get:

One large glass bowl terrarium. All materials will be provided including aprons, glass containers, rocks, pebbles, succulents, and potting mix.

What to bring:

A smile and a positive attitude. The workshop involves getting a little messy – don’t wear your best clothes just in case!

Event details

282 Wyndham St, Alexandria

Sunday 28 January 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 25 February 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 25 March 2018 from 1pm to 3pm

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FTW Sydney Bike Polo night

Thursday 1 February 2018

We’re always looking for new people to try bike polo and maybe, just maybe, fall in love with it like we did and join us more regularly. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here…

We’re excited to host a monthly femme, trans, women, and gender queer night to provide a positive space for any new players who are women (trans and cis) and/or gender queer-identified (non-binary individuals who identify with the women’s community). FTW nights will be held the first Thursday of every month!

If you are even the least bit curious about bike polo, this is the night to try it and meet some great people. Women and gender-queer folks also welcome to come and watch. (We are kindly asking male supporters who are interested in watching polo to stop by the court on another day.)

Bring your bike gloves, helmet and beverages. If you can ride your bike with one hand, you’re good to go! Feel free to use your own bike (straight bars are best, good brakes help!) or borrow one at the court. Mallets are also provided.

No cost but let us know if you need a bike so we can accommodate. (And we’ll do our best to get some smaller bikes to loan!)

If you don’t self-identify as female and/or gender queer, feel free to invite one of your friends who does! We would love a great turnout so we can share the love we feel for this silly fun bike sport.

We will kick off the evening with some introductory polo skill sessions followed by pick up games and hangs. Whether you are a veteran player, newbie or someone who’s never swung a mallet but are keen to give polo a go, this is our night!

Love,
the women and queer folk of Sydney Bike Polo.

Event details

Power Ave & Park Rd, Alexandria

1st Thursday of each month, 6.30pm to 9pm

Thursday 4 May 2017 to Thursday 1 March 2018

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Cycling in the City course

Saturday 3 February 2018

Get the skills and confidence to ride on Sydney streets.

Lean the art of gracious cycling, simple positioning techniques and route planning to make riding from A to B more enjoyable.

Course outline:

  • Classroom – rights and responsibilities, route planning, traffic and positioning theory.
  • Off-street – control skills and practice.
  • Group riding – cycling in regular traffic establishes sensible (effective and considerate) positioning and showcases the benefits of good route selection.
  • On-street – typical scenarios faced by bike riders.

What to bring:

  • A bike in good working order. Instructors will assess your bike. You may be excluded if your bike is unsafe.
  • A helmet.
  • Water.
  • Sunscreen.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 20 January 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 3 February 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 10 February 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 17 February 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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Bike care and maintenance course

Saturday 3 February 2018

Come along and learn more about how to maintain your bike.

The course covers:

  • tooling up – what do you need?
  • cleaning and lubrication the easy way
  • wheels off / wheels on and tyres off / tyres on
  • introduction to cable systems
  • brakes and gear adjustments (where time allows).

What to bring:

  • Your bike.
  • Clean rag.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 20 January 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 3 February 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 10 February 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

Monday 5 February 2018

Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

For 0 to 2 year olds.

Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

Monday 5 February to Monday 17 December 2018

Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

Celsius: Taylors pop-up dinner

Wednesday 7 February 2018

In a world first wine and temperature experience, Taylors Wines has teamed up with Duncan Welgemoed, head chef of acclaimed Adelaide restaurant Africola. They’ve created Celsius, a unique evening of wine, food and technology to stimulate the senses and prove just how much temperature affects the food we eat and the wine we drink.

As the wines chill and the kitchen heats up, temperature will be at the forefront of Celsius. Chef Duncan has personally crafted the Celsius menu, focusing each dish on the art and importance of temperature.

Wines will be transformed as each glass is poured at the perfect drinking temperature. Taylors will be breaking the norm of ice cold whites and room temp reds as they serve a paired menu of optimum temperature wines with each dish.

Course by course, diners will immerse themselves in the experience and effects of temperature, from the venue, dinner setting, food and most importantly, the wine.

Guests will also be able to capture their Celsius experience in a whole new way.  Taylors Wines and thermal imaging camera brand FLIR ONE offer guests temperature sensitive, smartphone camera adaptors to visualise their temperature dining experience, using low-light and infrared technology.

Event details

COMMUNE Waterloo, Bourke Street, Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia

Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 6pm to 10.30pm
Thursday 8 February 2018 from 6pm to 10.30pm
Friday 9 February 2018 from 6pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 10 February 2018 from 6pm to 10.30pm

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Rhymetime @ Green Square

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets. The sessions aim to develop early literacy skills.

For 0 to 2 year olds.

Two sessions available:
10am – 10.25am
11am – 11.25am

Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Wednesdays, 10am to 11.25am

Wednesday 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

Storytime @ Waterloo

Friday 9 February 2018

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session fosters an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

Friday 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

Rhymetime @ Waterloo

Friday 9 February 2018

Rhymetime is a lap-sit program for babies. The session combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

For 0 to 2 year-olds.

Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

Friday 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

Storytime @ Green Square

Friday 9 February 2018

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session foster an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Sessions are held in the children’s section of the library.

Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

Friday 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

Art of seed saving workshop

Saturday 10 February 2018

Learn about the wonderful world of seeds with an experienced edible gardener. From sowing and growing to collecting and storing – discover how cheap and easy it is to grow your edibles from seed in this 2 ½ hour workshop.

You’ll learn:

  • basics of plant and seed lifecycles
  • different seed sowing and growing techniques
  • seasonality of edible plants and what to plant now
  • methods of collecting, storing and labelling your seeds
  • how to preserve locally adapted and resilient varieties.

Workshop includes:

  • morning tea – fresh fruit, local bakes goods and organic tea and coffee
  • detailed notes
  • packets of seed and seasonal edible plant seed you have sown.

About your tutor
Tanya Mein  runs food gardening workshops and works in waste education and Bushcare in the Blue Mountains. She has permaculture and bush regeneration qualifications, and is experienced in community gardening and creating productive backyards and balconies. Tanya loves being outdoors and is very passionate about sharing her knowledge.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Saturday 10 February 2018 from 10am to 12.30pm

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Edible green walls talk

Saturday 10 February 2018

In this classroom-based talk, we’ll take you through the steps for setting up a vertical garden in your home. You’ll learn the types of DIY and off the shelf options available, what will work best for you and things to keep in mind. We’ll also explore edible plant selection, growing media and watering systems.

What you’ll learn:

  • Selecting a vertical system for your place.
  • Positioning your vertical garden.
  • Soil mixes, watering and plant choice.

What you’ll receive:

  • Lecture-style presentation.
  • Some opportunity for questions.
  • Post-talk email of interesting links.

Bookings essential.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Saturday 10 February 2018 from 2pm to 3.30pm

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Bilingual storytime @ Green Square

Monday 12 February 2018

Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

Please arrive early to ensure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

Monday 12 February to Monday 17 December 2018

Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Monday 30 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

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Wine and dine your Valentine at MOJO

Wednesday 14 February 2018

You and your partner are in for a romantic and indulgent evening, with a spectacular 5 course feast and a great range of premium wines and cocktails to choose from, including our special Valentine’s Day cocktail.

To avoid a broken heart, book your table today and treat your beloved to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.

The menu:

Course one:
Oysters two ways
– Tempura, wakame, wasabi
– Citrus dressing, roe

Course two (to share)
– House made rosemary bread, confit garlic, caramelised onion
– Salt cod bacalao, pork scratchings, lemon puree

Course three
– Trout sashimi, nam jim, coconut yoghurt, lime leaf, toasted rice

Course four
– Chicken, chicken moose, crépinette, Jerusalem artichoke puree, liquid gold

Course five
– Chocolate, curd, hazelnuts, meringue

Our a la carte menu will also be on offer.

Event details

8 Danks St, Waterloo

Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 6pm to 10pm

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Chinese calligraphy: Green Square Library

Saturday 17 February 2018

During the spectacular Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, we’ll be celebrating the Year of the Dog at the library with some fun festivities.

Learn the beauty of the brush stroke as master artists from the Australian Chinese Artists’ Society compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy. Take the time to digest the detail behind this captivating cultural expression and go home with your own handwritten souvenir courtesy of our calligraphers.

Chinese calligraphy is an expressive form of visual poetry and holds a valuable place in the heart of Chinese culture.

Our calligraphy artists will be taking up their brushes in residence over 2 hours. This is a free demonstration and everyone is welcome to drop by to see the artists at work.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Saturday 17 February 2018 from 2pm to 4pm

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Year of the Dog fair day

Saturday 24 February 2018

You and your pooch can enjoy:

  • dog agility demonstrations that dogs and their owners are welcome to join
  • talks by My Vet, Waterloo
  • doggie fashion show – enter your dog to win prizes
  • treasure hunt for you and your dog
  • Chinese folk dancing and live story performances
  • raffles with some great doggie prizes.

Bring along your dog for free microchipping and pick up a free City of Sydney engraved pet tag. Available for City of Sydney residents with photo ID.

Visit our Ask a Vet booth for advice, with gold coin donations going to Guide Dogs NSW. Talk to experts from the City Of Sydney, RSPCA and Companion Rabbit Advocates.

There’ll also be plenty of stalls with doggie goodies, a dog tales story booth, a polaroid photobooth, food vans and face painting for kids.

Please register for the dog fashion show and treasure hunt as spaces are limited.

Mandarin translators will be there on the day.

Hosted by the City of Sydney with My Vet Waterloo and RSPCA NSW, and featuring animal lovers, Super Furry.

Event details

Joynton Park
Victoria Park Parade, Zetland

Saturday 24 February 2018 from 10am to 2pm

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Fun flower workshop for beginners

Saturday 24 February 2018

Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements using best seasonal blooms. We will share the secret to creating gorgeous floral designs.

Master the art of flower arranging that you can adapt to home styling, weddings or a gift. Be creative, get new skills and take your creations home. It is the best way to spend time with like-minded fellow workshoppers in fun and friendly atmosphere. No experience needed. You will leave blooming with inspirations.

What you will learn:

  • Where and when to get the very best seasonal flowers.
  • How to care and condition flowers to maximize flower longevity.
  • How to build a hand tied bouquet or make a vase arrangement.
  • How to integrate blooms in different colours and textures.

What you will get:

  • One floral arrangement (hand-tied bouquet or vase arrangement).
  • A handout showing flower names and basic information about the class.
  • All materials will be provided.

What to bring:

  • A smile and a positive attitude.

Event details

282 Wyndham St, Alexandria

Saturday 24 February 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 10 March 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Tuesday 13 March 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Tuesday 20 March 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 24 March 2018 from 11am to 1pm

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RBC Race for the Kids

Sunday 11 March 2018

Royal Bank of Canada’s Race for the Kids is an exciting series of 15 charitable runs. The events support children’s causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Kuala Lumpur, United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and the United States.

2018 is the fourth year RBC Race for the Kids has been held in Sydney. Our goal is to raise over $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Randwick (RMHR) and attract 1,000 runners. Funds will go towards helping RMHR make a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families. Fund raised will support refurbishing an isolation unit and creating a sanctuary space at the Randwick House.

The day is guaranteed to be fun for everyone who attends. We will have a live warm up before the race which will be followed by the family festival. There will be many surprises and activities including fun zones, a goodie bag challenge, food, beverages, live music and prizes to be won.

Event details

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Sunday 11 March 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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E-waste drop-off day

Saturday 17 March 2018

Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfill. As well as putting more pressure on limited landfill capacity, e-waste can be hazardous as it contains toxic materials.

To keep recyclable e-waste out of landfill, the City of Sydney offers free quarterly drop-off days.

What to expect

Our team will greet you when you pull up – we can even remove your items while you wait in your vehicle.

The Sydney Park area can be busy over the weekend. Arrive early, or come by bike, to avoid traffic and follow the signs. Access via Barwon Park Road from the Princes Highway.

What can you bring?

  • Televisions.
  • Computers – desktops, monitors, laptops and printers.
  • Home and home office equipment – photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, projectors, DVD players and video recorders.
  • Computer peripherals such as joysticks.
  • Electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes and cameras.
  • Electronic components.
  • Phones – mobiles and landlines.
  • Small kitchen appliances.
  • Power tools – drills, circular saws and power boards, electric lawnmowers, electric trimmers, electric leaf blowers (and no gas-powered items, please).

Items we can’t accept

  • White goods.
  • Hazardous waste – chemicals, paints and pesticides.
  • Car batteries.
  • Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.

Household batteries, fluorescent tubes and energy saving light globes (CFLs) can be dropped off at our libraries and Neighbourhood Service Centres at any time.

Not sure how to get rid of these items? Ask Garbage Guru.

Event details

38-54 Barwon Park Rd, Alexandria

Saturday 17 March 2018 from 9am to 3pm

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