City of Sydney
With Covid restrictions easing once again in a big way, City of Sydney has welcomed new life back in to our community with planned outdoor events across the city.
Every weekend this summer, the council has shut its best-known inner streets to traffic for one day, with cars and buses replaced by street vendors, entertainers and pubs and bars that spill out onto the street.
The program started with an event in Kings Cross last month, which was followed by Redfern Street and Crown Street. The intention was to celebrate the outdoors, with a new main street pedestrianised to support local businesses doing it tough.
The events have proven to be a hit with the community with numbers well above what was expected. City of Sydney was expecting 1,600 people but instead over 5,000 attended the Crown Street event.
Sydney Lunar Festival also scaled up this year with extra outdoor activities and spaces for the Chinese New Year. Shop at The Rocks was back with market stalls, Mahjong games, zodiac readings and vibrant art installations. Hello Kitty Town proved popular as well as the Aussie Chinatown Stories Tour.
We’re excited to see such vibrant community spirit return to Sydney and we can’t wait to see what’s next!
Picture by Edwina Pickles, taken outside The Standard Store, Crown St, Surry Hills.