Green Square grooves to beat winter blues

From Paddington 2 to musical grooves, Green Square locals can enjoy a program of activities designed to keep everyone in the neighbourhood warm this winter.

Winter Warmers program includes a free outdoor family movie screening, community lunch, music lessons, creative art and woodwork workshops to encourage locals of all ages to meet their neighbours and build community connections.

The City of Sydney program is part of a commitment to ensure Green Square develops as a vibrant, sustainable and creative centre.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said a program of events would help keep the locals busy, sociable and active during winter.

“This is an opportunity for locals to come and experience something fun in their neighbourhood and make new friends,” the Lord Mayor said.

“I invite all Green Square residents to step outside and join in these events – there’s something for everyone, no matter your age, and all events are free.”

Cinema under the stars: Paddington 2

Saturday 1 June, 5pm–8.30pm

Wulaba Park

Bring the family along to enjoy the feel-good, family-friendly adventures of Paddington 2 (G-rated). Relax as the sun sets and enjoy free hot drinks and popcorn. BYO mug, picnic and a blanket to keep the winter chills away. The film screening starts at 5.30pm and a limited number of bean bags will be available on the night.

Musical grooves

Friday 7 June, 4pm–5.30pm

Green Square Library – Amphitheatre, 355 Botany Rd, Zetland

Music lovers with a desire to learn how to conduct, compose or play an instrument can take part in this after-school musical fiesta with percussion ensemble JB’Tutta. With inspirations as diverse as Brazilian samba and Tokyo subways, the band uses instruments from marimbas and vibraphones to Latin American percussion. The band welcomes students keen to make music or be part of the fun.

Community lunch – Sunday Best

Sunday 16 June, 12pm–2pm

Joynton Park, Zetland

Locals are invited to dress up in their Sunday best, bring a favourite dish to share (entrée, main or dessert) and meet up with fellow residents for a community lunch like no other. The alcohol and pet-free event is hosted by the City in partnership with City West Housing.

Stencil art workshop

Wednesday 19 June, 3pm–7pm

The Tote building, 100 Joynton Ave, Zetland

In this stencil workshop, budding artists aged 8 to 14 can learn to design their own artwork. Students will learn to use spray cans safely and accurately to create their own masterpiece to take home. Spaces are limited.

Woodwork workshops

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June, 11am–4pm

Green Square Community Hall, 3 Joynton Ave, Zetland

Locals can learn the basics of carpentry in this course designed for beginners aged 15 years and over. Using power tools and woodwork equipment, participants will learn to make a crafted timber apple crate. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

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