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Barangaroo Reserve, Free Giant Picnic

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Amazing way to experience Barangaroo Reserve
I think everyone in Sydney is excited about the opening of Barangaroo Reserve and all the amazing celebrations that are taking place - read more about these here. Most exciting for me is that they have announced they will be holding a Sea Giant Picnic on 4 October 2015 and a Sky Giant Picnic on 1 November 2015. The names of the picnics represent the themes for the Reserve for each month. The picnics are so fantastic that free deck chairs and picnic rugs are provided!

Barangaroo Reserve
Beautiful Barangaroo credit: www.barangaroo.sydney

October is the month of the 'Sea' and the giant picnic celebrates all things aquatic reflecting Barangaroo's 200 year history of maritime culture.

Barangaroo Reserve
Sea Giant Picnic credit: www.barangaroo.sydney

There will be groovy tunes to listen to and amazing performers to marvel at with many fab local muscians and performers playing and entertaining on the day. Artists include Busby Marou, Crusty Suitcase Band and The Morrisons.

There will also be sea talks and craft workshops for the kids. These will take place in the Cutaway (Sydney's newest and coolest cultural space). For all the boat fanatics out there, there will be fantastic boats, ships and tugs to marvel at on the day including:

A classic tall ship, the barque James Craig
The Australian built replica of James Cook's HMB Endeavour
The tug, Shirley Smith
The pilot vessel, Governor Bligh.

Barangaroo Reserve
Lots of marine vessels to be impressed by credit: www.barangaroo.sydney

Even the food will have a sea theme with some of our best chefs - Colin Fassnidge and seafood specialist Joel Best - asked to provide an affordable signature picnic dish on the Stargazer Lawn. Matt Moran's Aria Catering, and Bourke Street Bakery will provide affordable family picnic fare. Or of course you can bring your own!

Pop-up bars will also feature NSW wine, cider and beer. Please note there is no BYO alcohol.

The Cutaway will also host "Arrivals and Departures", the new multi-media artwork by Esem Projects. It will comprise a series of brightly coloured shipping containers creating a roomful of mini-galleries each telling a different story. This is free, and open every weekend during October.

The Picnic will run from 11.00am to 4.00pm on October 4 2015.

Of course it will be a busy day in the area so please consider all transport options. Walking, cycling and public transport is strongly encouraged as there are only 300 car spots at the car parking station. There are detailed transport options listed on the website.

For full details of the days events, download the programme here.

I hope you enjoy what should be a really wonderful, historical day.

Stay tuned for details of the November picnic.
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Why? Free picnic with food, music and entertainment
When: 4 October 2015
Where: Barangaroo Reserve, 2 Towns Place, Millers Point
Cost: Free
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Barangaroo is really going to be a fun spot...I look forward to checking the picnic out:)
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 1339 days ago
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