The annual Avalon Market Day returns this year better than ever. Attracting up to 50,000 visitors, join in the fun and enjoy the local cafes, stalls and music. The Famous Dog Show and craft activities are great for the all ages - come along for the fabulous food and great entertainment, this year with an emphasis on sustainability and the environment.
Feel the beat and experience the sultry Cuban heat, this November in Manly!
Sumptuous Sounds returns in 2018 for its third year, this year with the theme ‘Havana Nights’. The evening will be part of a series of food and music events hosted by the Sanfilippo’s Children’s Foundation.
Kicking off at 6:30pm at the International College of Management Sydney, strap yourselves in for a night featuring cover band Martini Club which offers a sexy fusion of Latin percussion, house, funk and disco.
In its inaugural year the event raised $30,000, this summer, $41,000… how much will it be this year? You can’t put a price on awareness for Sanfilippo’s, which as yet, has no treatment or cure. A childhood condition, help find a cure in time for the kids affected that won’t reach adulthood. All proceeds go towards research for this childhood condition.
Join the Beaches community for a night of prizes, tropical drinks and delights and vibrant tunes. Put on your fedoras and flowing summer dresses, tickets are on sale now!
There’s something extra special coming up for the Forestville community this November, with a series of free family friendly events at the local shopping area “The Centre”.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan is encouraging locals to do something different mid-week while supporting local businesses and enjoying the longer days and warmer evenings.
“You’ll expect to find great business offers such as store discounts and dinner meal specials on offer during the night, live music, outdoor games like giant Jenga, face painting and more.
“Council created this event in direct response to feedback we received from the community through a place score - a survey of what residents believe is most important in a town centre. This showed people in Forestville wanted activities in the evening so we’ve listened and organised this event.”
The event will only run for four weeks from 5:30-8:30pm on Thursday 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2018.
Some of the great offers from local businesses include:
Energize Health - Trainers outside offering training specials and promo gear.
ABC Kids Paradise - 10% off storewide between 5pm-8pm. Up to 50% off selected items.
Jetts - Complimentary 15-30 minute fitness sessions for non-members. $0 joining fee for anyone who mentions 'Spring Nights'.
Old English Fish N' Chips - $10 dollar Fish, Chips and Calamari meal deal. The meal will include our famous Fish n’ Chips, plus 2 mouth-watering calamari rings plus tarter sauce, lemon and a can of drink (or water).
Forest Brunch Bar - Traditional Greek menu for the event ‘Spring nights on the Greek Islands’.
Vintage Cellars - Free in-store wine tasting.
Kennedys Boutique - Extended trading hours until 8:30pm.
CoccoRocco Deli - Special Deli Grazing Boards menu, delicious ‘charcuterie’ cold cuts sliced fresh with all the accompaniments.
F45 Forestville – Train for free on Thursday nights during the event. Attend the 5:45pm or 6:45pm class. Make sure you remember to bring a bottle of water and a towel. Must be over 16 years old.
Forestville Library will also be extending its opening hours until 8:30pm every Thursday throughout Spring Nights.
Make sure you head down and don't miss out!
Love food? Love wine? The Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival is for you. Returning for 2018 with a carefully selected range of wineries on offer, come on down to Wahroonga Park to meet the winemakers and taste the wines. There’ll be 130 wines from 30 wineries, as well as an array of local produce and gourmet foods. Bring along your family and friends and enjoy the free live music and entertainment on the day. Kid friendly, there’ll be inflatable rides and a petting farm from the Dural.
Halloween fun for the whole family! With exciting rides, trick or treat games, BBQ, slushies, gelato, market stalls, kids craft, face painting, entertainment, prizes and a free Haunted House - what better way is there to celebrate All Hallows Eve with the family?
The Northern Beaches' most family-friendly, fun-filled event, Brookie Show is back bigger and better than ever on Saturday 20 October!
Brookie Show will feature a whole new emphasis on kid-friendly activities, inflatable rides, circus shows and main stage entertainment. Experience the fun!
Come along and see this spectacular group show, curated by Wendy McCready and Liz Metzler. The opening night is on the 19th of October from 5-8pm, and mediums range from painting, to sculpture, to ceramics. Broadly fitting across the theme of land and see, check it all out in the spacious gallery that is Be Brave Artspace.
There’s an excitingly diverse range of local art on show at the Northern Beaches Art Society’s annual exhibition this year! With something for everyone, in a range of mediums and styles, this free event is a great opportunity to check out the Beaches art scene. All the works on display Vote on the spot for the ‘People’s Choice Award’... maybe you’ll even get a head start on the Christmas shopping!
It’s Mental Health Awareness week this October, and South Pacific Private is hosting two free community events to raise awareness. In the morning, from 8:30-10:00am, the centre will host a free breakfast for local businesses. Over brekky and a coffee, businesses will find out what South Pacific Private does, as well as a talk on mental health and wellness in the workplace.
In the evening, a free event open to the community will provide insights on mental health concerns and addiction. Starting at 6:30pm and finishing at 8:30, refreshments and handouts will also be available.
To register for either of these events, call 02 9905 3667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to celebrate at Q Station's Community Open Day with activities and entertainment including, historical tours, a Convict Footprints show, live music and quarantine processing experiences through the shower block. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the beautiful Quarantine Beach, free museum, food stalls and cafe!
Take your dog along for breakfast and get all your ‘doggie’ questions answered by friendly staff from the Northern Beaches Council who can help with a range of canine questions such as registration and change of address details.
- Informative talks by local vets
- Get a free photo with your pooch to take home
- Meet Nigella the Pug and Pat a Pug for a gold coin donation to go to charity
- Fundraising breakfast by Scouts
- Look alike and best dressed competition
- Demonstrate your pets basic obedience skills at the stage for treat sample giveaways
- Dog Wash service will be available
- Free Giveaways!
Free to attend!
Coya proudly presents a degustation dining concept. We cater to the adventurous "foodie" who is eager to allow the Chef to cook the best market produce of the day. This is advantageous as a spontaneous Chef is the best kind!
Our food is inspired by the rich diversity of fresh Australian produce and influenced by the subtle flavours of the Middle East. To present simple modern Australian cuisine with a Middle Eastern twist, exploring unique, interesting flavours and spices in a relaxing and warm atmosphere.
On Father's Day, from 12pm onwards, Coya invites foodie fathers for the feast of their life.
$65 per adult / $25 per child
We are celebrating dads, uncles and all round great guys on Sunday 2nd September!
Join us at the Boilerhouse Restaurant & Bar for a sumptuous eight plate share menu, right on the edge of Sydney Harbour.
Each meal includes a glass of house wine or beer for the adults and a glass of soft drink for the kids.
$70 per adult/$35 per child (under 12)
Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot and view the delicious menu by clicking below.
Frenchies Brasserie in Elanora Heights have created a delicious 3-course set choice menu, pairing each meal with complementing wines.
Lunch will be available from 11am onwards, but spaces are filling up fast, so make your reservation today.
The first Sunday in September is dedicated to those crazy, caring, strong, bad-joke-cracking characters we call "dad".
This Father's Day treat dad to a meal he won’t forget. With over 300 items on the menu – whatever papa wants, papa gets! And we’re sure the rest of the fam will be just as pleased by the choice.
Or if he can’t decide on one dish, why not try a bit of everything? Our Father’s Day set menu is served banquet style and includes all your family favourites, and you get FREE RE-FILLS! $59 per person (kids under 12 half price).
PLUS every dad gets a FREE Crazy Calabrese beer, served with one, two or THREE chillies!? How crazy is your papa?!
Valid: Sunday, 2nd September
Garfish Manly prides itself on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience.
This Father's Day, they are designing a tantalising three-course set menu that is sure to please all the dads out there.
To make your dad's day truly special, make your booking now.
$85 adults/ $40 children
Celebrate Dad with The Park House Liquor & Food this Father's Day with a feast, beer and socks! With 3 options, they have all types of Dads COVERED.
For the Dads that want to feast, they've created a 3 course Father's Day shared banquet including their signature Applewood Smoked Labneh, Harissa Spiced Wood Roasted Chicken and more for $55pp. Bookings are required; every Dad booked in gets a beer and every booking receives a gift from The Critical Slide Society.
Is officially launching for Summer on Father's Day. Bring Dad in for pizza, some games for the kids and to have a beer or two from our 1950's Air Stream Bar. No bookings required.
If Dad is down for a monster burger and beer, then Front Yard is the place to go. Walk-ins are welcome and they have the biggest screen on the Northern Beaches. If Dad is a big sports fan, he will definitely be in his element.
For any enquiries or to book the feast, email: email@example.com.
What happens when four Northern Beaches artists come together to
sketch on a weekly basis ?
Artist Evert Ploeg is no stranger to having his work hung in large galleries. Winner
of the Packing Room Prize and twice winner of The Archibald People’s Choice
Award – his work hangs in our nation’s finest art spaces. However, in between
portrait commissions, he had the idea of a small sketch group where the artists
could literally walk into the studio with minimal equipment and sketch in an honest
and relaxed style.
“Initially, my thought was to have a few friends sitting around, cup of coffee or glass
of wine in hand and more or less sketch into our little moleskin books. Simple, low
lighting and no easels – something very informal to the regular art class life drawing
And so “Monday Nights” was born. Evert was joined by fellow artists Petra Pinn and
Laurie McKern (owners and tutors of children’s art classes at “Gallery Cats Studios”
in Brookvale), and by former advertising designer/artist Jane Park– all bringing to
the sketch group their own unique and creative flavour.
“ Initially we were all sketching on random pieces of paper or sketch books – it was
all about enjoying the process really, “ continues Evert. “ But pretty soon we pooled
together a large body of work that we knew would make a great exhibition”.
The pieces in “Monday Nights” are a celebration of the female form and attitude.
Some pieces are of traditional nudes and some show the model in costume. There is
a sense of observation, playfulness and experimentation in the works that are result
of coming together, being relaxed, informal and immersed in the subdued intimate
studio environment. The pieces are small in nature, but accessible either as short
stand-alone studies or continued further into evolved artworks.
Varying in styles and approach, the sketch group is not only about creating and
exploring ideas as individual artists, but also achieving a sense of community and
artistic spirit, whilst celebrating the human form
Jane Park adds, “ in our forthcoming exhibition we will try to recreate that artist
atmosphere we have in Evert’s studio, with prop’s, drapery, an alluring live model
and fabulous music by local classical guitarist, Joseph Zarb”, further “On Saturday
29 th July we will be hosting a public life sketching session in the exhibition space
from 11am – 1pm, with bookings essential”.
All works in the exhibition will be available to purchase, both framed and unframed,
with prices starting at $100.
“Monday Nights” will be preview viewing from Wednesday July 25 th at The Creative
Space, 105 Abbott Rd, Curl Curl. Official Opening night Friday 27 th from 6pm – 8pm
Further Information: Contact Jane Park direct on 0407061955
Learn the principles of styling in six-hour hands-on practical workshops with TAFE NSW Visual Merchandising. These unique, real-world workshops are taking place outside the classroom environment and in a brand new warehouse space in Brookvale, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches at Sabi Studio 17. A purpose built styling studio for hire, packed full of props, curiosities, homewares, fashion and fixtures.
Join local personal trainer, presenter and author Lizzy Williamson as she discusses her book Two Minute Moves.
Whether you're on the couch watching telly, waiting for the kettle to boil, working on the computer or about to open a bottle of wine, you can make energy-boosting exercise part of your day.
Lizzy's guide will help you stop the excuses and reap the benefits of a happier, healthier and more energised life. It starts with two minutes.
General Admission $8
Light lunch provided.