Sunday 21 March – Saturday 27 March 2010

We are celebrating all the positive things going on in our community with a week long programme of events.  Regular Grey Lynn features such as the Farmers Market  are included together with exciting new activities and a local approach to marking the international World Water Day and Earth Hour. A highlight of the week is the West Lynn Street Party & Twilight Market on Thursday 25th March.

There is something for everyone – all happening locally.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday 21st  March

Event: Grey Lynn Farmers Market

We launch the start of the Grey Lynn 2030 week with water aware ideas for saving water and money in our urban environment.

Check out Laurie Dee’s rain harvesting demonstration at 10am and Trevor Carpenter with Autogro, a self watering kit-set garden.

Eion Scott, Auckland City Council’s eco design advisor will be on hand from 10 -12pm to answer questions about eco-friendly water devices for the home.

Plus as always, you’ll find lots of fresh fruit and veges, and other quality foods to stock up for the week ahead. Your excess garden produce can be sold at the Ooooby stall!

Bring the kids along for Phineas Phrogg STORYTIME show in the Oval Room at 10.30am, for only $3 (or $2 for Grey Lynn Farmers Market Members)

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Longdrops. Another good reason to make a morning of a visit to our local market.

Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, Richmond Rd
When: 9am – 1pm

Please bring your shopping bag – the market is a plastic bag free zone.

Event: Wilton Street Community Gardens Tour
Come and check out what a group of neighbours have achieved on a vacant lot. You are also welcome to help out in the garden or just hear the Gardeners provide advice on how to set up a community garden (and how Grey Lynn 2030 can provide financial support)
Where: Wilton Street (behind the Gypsy Tea Room)
When: 11am – 12pm

Event: Autumn Equinox Celebration
Gathering in and Mellowing Down. Join the celebration on this day when light and dark are in equal parts. We are pausing to take the opportunity to gather the gifts of the season past that will be strength for us as we move toward winter. It is good to take time to receive all that autumn offers to us.

This year we will also be celebrating the hope and dream of Grey Lynn 2030. This group works on our behalf toward a sustainable future. During the celebration we will build of a cairn and spend time in the gardens which include the Grey Lynn Community Garden.

Susan Adams, the vicar, will lead us through a time to think about the signs and symbols and gifts of this season which many of us almost miss.

Where: St Columba Church Hall and Gardens, 92 Surrey Crescent
When: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Bring food and drink for a shared meal. Children warmly welcome

Event: Growing Together Gathering
All welcome to visit and learn more about the community gardens and our organic gardening practices.
Where: Grey Lynn Community Gardens, 92 Surrey Crescent
When: 4 – 6 pm
Contact: Christine Anderson christine_anderson@xtra.co.nz

Monday 22nd

Event: Tapped the Movie

In recognition of World Water Day, Grey Lynn 2030 together with EcoMatters Environment Trust and the support of Oxfam and TAPAC are pleased to present an exclusive screening of Tapped the Movie.From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the water industry.

“With style and nerve and righteous anger, the film exposes the bottled water industry’s role in suckering the public, harming our health, accelerating climate change, contributing to overall pollution, and increasing America’s dependence on fossil fuels. All while gouging consumers with exorbitant and indefensible prices”

Check out the movie preview at www.tappedthemovie.com.

Date: Monday 22 March 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: TAPAC (the Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

Tickets: $10 unwaged and students. $15 waged. Door sales only. Please come early. The Garnet Station bar & cafe at TAPAC will be open from 6.30pm for refreshments.

All proceeds from the movie will be donated to Oxfam’s Water for Survival programme in the Pacific.

Also check out what Oxfam are up to for World Water Day with the Corporate Water Challenge. Plus proceeds from a song from the holiwater project (sold on line at Amplifier) will be donated to Oxfam New Zealand.

Tuesday 23rd

Event: Art Studios Tour

Join us on a tour to discover the amazing art being created locally in a number of artist’s studios tucked away in Grey Lynn & Westmere .  Artists are in residence and the visits are interactive.  Meet each of the artists in their studio while you are surrounded by their creative pieces.

On both the morning and  the afternoon tours you will visit 3-4 different artists. Reserve your place for either morning or afternoon tour or both for “total artistic immersion”and join us for a lunch stop at one of our local cafes: Monterey, Savour & Devour, Jafa, or the Richmond Road Cafe.

Morning Tour: 9.30 -11.50am (Meet outside Harvest Wholefoods at 9.25am) Visiting Jude Graveson, Annette Isbey, Louise Rive & Chuck Joseph and Karl Maughan
Afternoon Tour: 12.30 -2.50pm (Meet outside Harvest Wholefoods at 12.25pm ) Visiting Peter Viesnik, Karen Chan & Ronald Andreassend, and Garry Nash

Space is limited so the same tours will be offered on Thursday 25 March if there is demand.

Reservations essential: Contact Tour Leader Jan-Claire Hughes with your tour preference: email: janclaire.hughes@gmail.com or mobile 021 1055 295
Tour transport: A leisurely bike ride or for those who don’t cycle car pooling will be arranged. Koha to driver to cover car pool costs.

As a special offer Nextbikes are available to rent for FREE for the tours. The bikes are comfortable, easy to ride, step through bikes. You just need to register at http://nextbike.co.nz/ and enter the voucher code  655655 before the day of the tour.

Wednesday 24th

Event:  Tour of Lynda Hallinan’s urban garden
A fantastic opportunity to check out the abundant fruit and produce that can be grown in an urban environment. Our own TV gardener & NZ Gardener editor, Lynda Hallinan will be there to take you on a tour of her garden
When: 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Reservations essential: RSVP to Barbara Grace (barbaragrace@ihug.co.nz /ph 378 1379)
Entry by koha (all money raised will be donated to Grey Lynn 2030 for the development of community gardens)

Thursday 23rd


Event: Art Studios Tour

Join us on a tour to discover the amazing art being created locally in a number of artist’s studios tucked away in Grey Lynn, Westmere & Ponsonby. Artists are in residence and the visits are interactive.  Meet each of the artists in their studio while you are surrounded by their creative pieces.

On both the morning and  the afternoon tours you will visit 3-4 different artists. Reserve your place for either the morning or afternoon tour or both for “total artistic immersion”and join us for a lunch stop at one of our local cafes: Monterey, Savour & Devour, Jafa, or the Richmond Road Cafe.

Morning Tour: 9.30 -11.50am (Meet outside Harvest Wholefoods at 9.25am) Visiting Jude Graveson, Annette Isbey, Louise Rive & Chuck Joseph and Karl Maughan
Afternoon Tour: 12.30 -2.50pm (Meet outside Harvest Wholefoods at 12.25pm ) Visiting Peter Viesnik, Karen Chan & Ronald Andreassend, and Garry Nash

This is a repeat of the Art Tour offered on Tuesday

Reservations essential: Contact Tour Leader Jan-Claire Hughes with your tour preference: email: janclaire.hughes@gmail.com. or mobile 021 1055 295

Tour transport: A leisurely bike ride or for those who don’t cycle car pooling will be arranged. Koha to driver to cover car pool costs.

Event: Introduction to Meditation classes
Drop in for an introduction to meditation on the hour between 10 and 2pm. There will also be someone at the Centre during the day (10.30am to 4pm) through out the week to welcome visitors with refreshments.
Where : The Auckland Buddhist Centre (381 Richmond Rd – opposite Harvest)
When: On the hour between 10 am and 2pm

Event: West Lynn Street Party & Twilight Market
Come and enjoy local fashion, food, entertainment and music including:
– West Lynn Organic Butcher Sausage sizzle
massage and aromatherapy with Wellpark staff and  food from the students of the Ayurvedic faculty
– Street stalls and community stands
– Phineas Phrog/Dear Reader Story Telling Show at 5pm for the under 8 year olds
– Harvest picnic park(ing) zone with free samples
– Local musicians & performers
– Live DJ at Malt Bar
– Free acupuncture demonstrations
– SBF head shaves
– Raw Essentials treats so so your pets can party too!

Plus ALL the shops will be open late.

When: 5- 8pm
Where: West Lynn shopping centre, Richmond Road
Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away group will be taking care of the recycling and composting .

Friday 26th

Event:  Tour of Kelmarna Organic City Farm
A fantastic opportunity to experience first hand a local centre of organic vegetable and fruit production which has been tucked away in a stunning spot between Grey Lynn and Herne Bay since 1981 . Bring the kids to check out the chooks at the farm and meet local bee keeper Carol Downer.
When: 3.15pm – 5pm
Where: 12 Hukanui Cres, Herne Bay

Saturday 27th

Event: Walking tour of backgarden chooks
A leisurely walking tour of gardens in Grey Lynn where chickens are being happily raised as pets and for fabulous eggs
When: 10am – midday.

Meet at 9.45 Wilton Street Community Gardens
Reservations Essential: email SusieThomas@xtra.co.nz
Tour leaders: Susie Thomas from Chickens at Home & Mandy McMullin, Wilton Street Community Garden

Event: Earth Hour 2010 8.30pm

Grey Lynn 2030 joins the global call to action  to show our leadership that we are responsible for our future. Celebrate the end of a big week of community events at Malt Bar , Richmond Road our local supporting Earth Hour or switch the lights out at home.

During the week watch out for guerilla traffic calming installations and Ooooby berm bombing!

Many thanks to Cat Charm (cathec21@gmail.com) for creating the beautiful posters for the Grey Lynn 2030 week and the Street Party & Twilight Market.
Contact details
Grey Lynn 2030 week enquiries:  contact Pippa at pippacoom@gmail.com mob 021 926 618

Twilight Market enquiries: contact Paul at bellaespressonz@gmail.com

Musicians & performers who would like to entertain at the Street Party contact Sam sambenge@hotmail.com