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Free events in May – Community Calendar

Free events in May – Community Calendar

Have a look at the free events below across Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

But first, we want to remind you to try something new with the help of the NSW Government’s Dine & Discover vouchers. NSW residents can use $100 in free vouchers at most businesses. This includes:

  • 2 x $25 vouchers at cinemas, theatres, live music venues, amusement parks and other entertainment venues.
  • 2 x $25 vouchers for dining in restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries, pubs and clubs.

Dine & Discover ends on Wednesday 30 June 2021. Once you apply online you can use your vouchers through the Service NSW app on your phone. Read the Terms and Conditions and apply on the Service NSW website.

Free events

Colonial walk in modern Sydney – City of Sydney

Learn more about your city with a free walking tour in the heart of Sydney’s historical district.

When: Each Friday, 16 April to 14 May 2021, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: 110 Elizabeth St, Sydney                                                   

Website: whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/free-walking-tour-colonial-walk-in-modern-sydney

Seniors Community Choir  – Ryde

New choir for seniors living in the Ryde community. No singing experience required. The Shalom Centre is wheelchair accessible.

When: Wednesday 7 May to Wednesday 21 July 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Shalom Centre BaptistCare, 159/165 Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park

Phone: 9346 1240

Email: [email protected]                                              

Website: ryde.nsw.gov.au/Events/Listing/Seniors-Community-Choir

Community Lunch Blue Mountains

For a gold coin donation, you can join your neighbours for a delicious two-course lunch.

When: Every Monday except public holidays, from 10.30 am

Location: Baptist Church Hall, Macquarie Rd, Springwood

Phone: 4754 4050

Richmond Good Food Market Richmond

Browse local stalls and pick up some of the Hawkesbury’s finest fruit, veggies and other delicious goods.

When: Every Saturday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Richmond Oval, 180 Windsor St, Richmond

Phone: 0427 892 960

Email: [email protected]

Website: richmondmarket.com.au

Australian Heritage Festival  – North Sydney

Take a guided tour of the Coal Loader with historian Dr Ian Hoskins and Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office. Learn about the history including the Aboriginal significance of the site.

When: Saturday 15 May 2021, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton

Website: northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Environment_Waste/The_Coal_Loader/Coal_Loader_Events/Australian_Heritage_Festival

Castlecrag Meander & Poetry Reading  Willoughby

Enjoy morning tea, poetry readings and a walk through Walter Burley Griffin Reserves and Castlecrag.

When: Thursday, 20 May 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Grassed area opposite 56 Sunnyside Crescent, Castlecrag.

Phone: 9777 7942

Email: [email protected]

Website: willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Eventbrite/Castlecrag-Meander-Poetry-Reading-137559828149

Blacktown City Festival Week Blacktown

A whole week of fun events kicks off to celebrate Blacktown City Festival Week, beginning with the famous Medieval banquet.

When: Saturday 22 May to Sunday 30 May 2021

Location: Across the Blacktown council district

Phone: 9839 6000

Email: [email protected]

Website: blacktown.nsw.gov.au/festival/Home

Creating canopies at Schoolhouse Creek Penrith

Give back to your local community by planting some trees and restoring our precious habitat. Training, tools and refreshments provided.

When: Wednesday 9 June 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Phone: 4724 2148

Email: [email protected]

Website: eventbrite.com.au/e/creating-canopies-at-schoolhouse-creek-tickets-147697020765

Birdland exhibition – Northern Beaches

Attend this exhibition featuring photos of birds by well-known Australian artist Leila Jeffreys.

When: Saturday 3 April 2021 to Sunday 20 June 2021, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

Phone: 9976 1421

Email: [email protected]  

Website: northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/leila-jeffreys-birdland   

This story originally appeared in the first edition of the: Link Wentworth newsletter.    

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