Live music, roving performers, art tours, sustainability talks and a sausage sizzle are part of the line-up for a fun-filled day out at the City of Parramatta’s Boronia Grove Family Fun Day on Sunday 5 June.
The event celebrates Boronia Grove Community Centre’s $1.95 million revamp, which includes five new meeting rooms, two community offices, and an art space. There is also a social enterprise café on the way.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis is encouraging people to come along and enjoy a day packed with workshops, activities and entertainment for all ages.
“We’re so proud of Boronia Grove Community Centre – a place that will bring people together in the heart of Epping,” Cr Davis said.
“Come and enjoy a great day out for the whole family, as we hand our new and improved centre back to the community. With spaces to work, relax and create alongside sweeping views of leafy Boronia Park, our multi-functional centre is a great community asset for everyone to enjoy.”
The community can ‘Meet the Lord Mayor’ at a pop-up stall between 11am and 1pm, with Cr Davis and Epping Ward Councillors available for a chat and to answer questions. There will be live music by local artists, roving performers, dance classes, family garden games and an animal farm.
A sustainability corner will offer talks about the boomerang bag movement, basic bike maintenance, and tips from the City of Parramatta’s waste team about how to recycle, compost and build a worm farm.
The Family Fun Day will include artist-led tours to launch two new interactive artworks as part of Council’s Stepping Through Epping program, curated by Parramatta Artists’ Studio.
Local artists Nadia Odlum and Chris Dolman have created two temporary works inspired by the local area and Epping communities. Roll by Nadia Odlum is a playful, interactive artwork in Boronia Park and Wandering Troubadours is a series of playful portraits by Chris Dolman, lining the walls at Epping Station.
The free event will take place on Sunday 5 June from 10am–4pm at Boronia Grove Community Centre, 40 Victoria Street, Epping.
For more information, visit cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/FFDBoroniaGrove