We have received overwhelming feedback that the inaugural Street Party & Twilight Market was a big success and a whole lot of fun. We really enjoyed decorating West Lynn to create a traffic calming people – space for the evening which provided the opportunity to have a great time at our local shopping area with neighbours and friends. The event was made possible with the enthusiastic support of local businesses, community groups and individuals who are all keen to see it happen again.
Our thanks go to:
Paul & Mira from Montery Coffee Lounge who provided groovy tunes by DJ Andy with cocktails by Hakanoa Handmade (a locally made ginger beer available at Monterey)
Susan Duckworth & team at Vanilla Ink
Malt Bar with DJ Ria from Base FM
SBF Hair Artists
Richmond Road Pharmacy
Richmond Road Medical Practice
Savour & Devour who were very generous with their free coffee and dessert samples
Raw Essentials who provided free samples for lucky pets
Monique & Jules at Dalston showed off their new winter range on the night with nibbles and wine (our beautiful bunting is also made with donated Dalston fabric)
The Wine Vault for the free wine tasting
Caravan Clothing the newest boutique in West Lynn
The team at Moa with a special mention to Julie for being one of the first West Lynners to support the idea of a street party
Havest Wholefoods and their suppliers Nature’s Gold chocolate , Pacific Harvest seaweeds, Kohu Road ice-cream, Nutz roasted nuts that were offering samples and tastings. Also Ceres Organics who provided free crackers and Revive free Frooze balls plus thanks to Amber for creating the Park(ing) picnic zone.
West Lynn Superette – their homemade samosas are available from the freezer
428 Richmond Road – mens clothing
The Little Grocer who brought their bbq along
B.E.E cleaning products
Rosanna, Mind Body Institute, Zee Sharif Return to Form and all those operating from the villa at 412 Richmond Road
City Liquor Centre
Plus thanks to the community groups who supported the event:
Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Centre & Litaracy Aotearoa who held a bbq and raffle with proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation. Congratulations to Maxine Wooldridge who won the raffle and thanks to our local Countdown (Richmond Rd) for contributing the eggs for the kids Easter Egg hunt.
Oxfam Wellpark Walkers who raised $256 at the Street Party
Grey Lynn RSC who are keen for new members
Grey Lynn Community Centre – thank you to the Manager Tania Miller who made the tables available for the street stalls
Thanks to the Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away team who ensured that there were plenty of recycling bins available on the street for party goers to dispose of their glass, plastic, paper and cans. They also had a bokashi bin available for food waste – although they found most people enjoyed the fabulous food on offer so much that there wasn’t much in the way of scraps!
The Street Stalls you can also find at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market each Sunday:
- Silwoods’s market veges & herbs
- Heirloom Organix
- Grey Lynn Honey & Bokashi Bins
- Blackwoods Gourmet Breads
- Muleez smoked fish
- Colchis cheese
A big thank you to Paul Dalton, GLFM Manager for coordinating the Twilight Market and single-handedly returning all the tables to the GL Community Centre.
You can check out a vid of Sam Benge who plays with the Longdrops and coordinated the music here. Thanks to Sam and the musicians who performed:
Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to decorate West Lynn and help with cleaning up: Katie, Caroline, Barbara, Sharon, Dani, Sam, Olwyn, Amber, Neha, Paul S, Peter Claire, Paul D and the Grey Lynn 2030 Wasters
Diya Welland for taking so many fab photos. More can be seen here
Pascal for his vid of the Street Party
Cat Charm designer of the poster for both the Street Party and the Grey Lynn 2030 Week
Martin Leach from Ponsonby News who supported the event by publishing the Street Party poster for free
Hopefully that’s covers everyone from our lovely commmunity who helped make the West Lynn Street Party & Twilight Market happen but let me know if I’ve missed anyone.
Pippa Coom, Street Party organiser for the Grey Lynn 2030 Steering Committee