The City springs into action
As we head into spring, why not join the celebration of Sydney is Fashion, a series of in-store events and special offers at some of the best boutiques in the city centre, Surry Hills, Newtown and Paddington?
First stop is the city centre on Thursday for the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, when more than 100 shops will be hosting parties, beauty sessions, runway shows and performances.
For a more laid-back experience, head to the Surry Hills Markets this Saturday for a day of sunshine, discounts and VIP events. Or if burlesque, goth, tatts and punk are more your style, head to Newtown on Thursday night where there will be window dancers at Million Dollar Babe and workshops at Yoshi Jones and Bobbin & Ink. For more information, visit Urban Walkabout (www.urbanwalkabout.com) or Vogue (www.vogue.com.au/fno).
Thinking of greening up the footpath in front of your house? The City has just announced its footpath gardening policy and is offering partial grants to residents and businesses to buy footpath planter boxes. Visit City of Sydney (www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/participation/gardening-on-the-footpath) for more information, and apply before February next year. The City will reimburse up to $150 per property for pensioners and up to $75 for other residents and local businesses. Go ahead, start thinking green and be as creative as you want.
As always, our libraries have a great line up this month, including some great activities for teens. Register now for the free forum, Underdogs Anti-Bullying @ Newtown Library this Saturday from1pm-3pm. The Underdogs philosophy is to empower people to reach their potential through physical and emotional development by. Forum presenter Christian Marchegiani is a survivor of teen bullying. The forum is open to young people aged 10-18 but they must be accompanied by an adult. To book, visit the City of Sydney Library on Eventbrite (www.coslibrary.eventbrite.com.au) or phone 02 8512 4250.
The City is now seeking your views on its draft economic development, retail and tourism action plans, which will guide the development of these industries, to encourage new jobs, support business and encourage tourism. The plans outline how the City can work with industry and government partners to support and help these sectors grow. We all know the contribution the GLBTI community makes to the economic, retail and tourism sectors in Sydney, NSW and Australia. To comment, visit Sydney Your Say (www.sydneyyoursay.com.au) by Monday, September 30.