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Neighbour Day

Community Picnic

Sunday, 29 March
12 noon – 4pm

Crown Street Stables
& Coronet Park, Flemington

Join us for a community picnic celebrating Neighbour Day, Australia's annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

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Entertainment

Demie (Vocal Art Studios)

Demie Bagnato is a local singer-songwriter who trains at Vocal Art Studios in Airport West.

Demie has performed across Victoria and overseas in London. Her original songs have made the Top 10 in the UK Song Academy Contest and the Australian Songwriters Association Awards in the past  year.

Her first single, Two Dimensions, is available on all digital platforms worldwide and you can follow her at demie.music on Instagram.

 

 

Demie Bagnato

James Harvey

James Harvey is a singer-songwriter based in Melbourne. James was born in Scotland and has lived most of his life in the city of Glasgow.

His music is inspired by his personal perspective, and many of his tracks are reflections about his life and family. Other songs are more outward looking, about the world he sees around him.

James Harvey

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Community groups

Moonee Valley Sustainability

A community of people in Moonee Valley who are interested in sustainability, the environment and climate change issues.

Moonee Valley Sustainability PIC

Moonee Valley Toy Library

The Moonee Valley Toy Library has over 2,500 high quality educational and fun toys to borrow, suitable for children from birth to 6 years.

A toy library is a place where parents or carers can go to borrow a large variety of educational toys, puzzles and games on a regular basis. Toy libraries aim to support families and encourage them to spend time playing with their children.

Moonee Valley Toy Library

3000Acres

3000Acres aims to make it easier for more people to grow more food in more places. We work to build community gardens and educate the public about urban food growing.

3000acres

Young Australian People Inc. 

Young Australian People Inc. is a community organisation focused on developing the  youth of today and the future of tomorrow.

We work on community development, employment, leadership, mentoring and academic development.

Young Australian People

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholilcs Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Boomerang Bags

Our aim is to act local and rid the Union Road shopping strip of single-use plastic bags by providing the traders with home-made, up-cycled fabric bags to give to customers who would otherwise use a plastic bag.

Boomerang Bags Ascot Vale

Little Free Pantry

A community-run little free pantry of non-perishable food for people in need. Businesses and locals can donate food or swap items. Local residents clean and maintain the pantry regularly.

Little Free Pantry

Repair cafe

Our mission is simple: to create a hub where community members can get together and learn how to fix their broken treasures rather than throwing them out, thereby reducing landfill all over a cup of coffee!

Repair Cafe

Key Assets

Key Assets is a non-government, not-for-profit children's services agency and part of the International Key Assets Group, providing services across Australia to children, young people and their families, with a particular focus on foster care and young people with a disability.

Key Assets

Scouts Victoria

Scouting is everywhere and Scouts Victoria is part of a global phenomenon!

Scouting encourages children to lead from as young as five years old. Members are allowed to make mistakes as they challenge themselves and work out how to be successful in adventures and in life. The older they become, the more responsibility they take for themselves and others.

We put the needs of young people first in a program that adapts to change.

Scouts Victoria

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Council pop-ups

MVCC Neighbour Empowerment

MVCC Active You

MVCC Libraries

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The Moonee Valley Neighbourhood Spirit Awards are a chance for us to celebrate those people who have contributed to their local community across the thirteen neighbourhoods.

Nominations are now closed.

The awards will be announced at the Neighbour Day Community Picnic.

Food and Drink

What food is available?

There will be a small range of food available at the event and while effort has been made to ensure a range of healthy and allergen free food, those with specific requirements may wish to bring their own food.

Can we bring our own food?

Attendees are welcome to bring their own food, and encouraged to bring picnic rugs or deck chairs. Please note that picnic facilities (tables, chairs) are not provided at the event site.

 

Getting there

By Public Transport

Coronet Park, Flemington is a short walk from the following public transport options. Plan your trip at ptv.vic.gov.au

Bus
404 Footscray – Moonee Ponds via Newmarket

Tram
57 West Maribyrnong – Flinders Street Station & City

Train
Newmarket Station, Craigieburn line

By Bike

Moonee Valley is spoilt for choice with many parks, reserves and walking trails that have shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Visit https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/play/my-outdoors/walking-cycling/ to discover what routes and trails are available to walk or cycle.

Can I drive there?

Yes, however as parking is extremely limited we encourage attendees to catch public or active modes of transport if possible.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Contact 9243 8888 or email festival@mvcc.vic.gov.au to speak to a Festival staff member.

FAQ

Is the event free?

Yes, this event is free.

What is Neighbour Day?

Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. 

What are the Neighbourhood Spirit Awards?

The Moonee Valley Neighbourhood Spirit Awards is an opportunity for people to celebrate those who make a difference to their communities across Moonee Valley's 13 neighbourhoods. 

Can I bring my dog?

This event is for the whole family to enjoy and dogs are welcome. Please ensure that your dog is on leash and that you have brought adequate provisions to feed, water and clean up after them.

Please note that dogs are not permitted within the Crown Street Stables Cafe, with the exception of service dogs. 

Is there a map or program?

Maps and programs will be made available online to download. There will also be a limited number of programs and maps available from Council’s information tent.

Medical help and lost children

First Aid is available on site throughout the course of the event.

ID wrist bands will be available at the Information Tent, where parents can write their name and phone number and attach the band to the child. A Lost Children Point will be set up next to the Information tent. If you lose your child please contact Event staff at Information Tent or moving around the site. Staff will be identifiable in high-vis vests.

Will there be ATMs?

No, there are no ATMs available and we recommend bringing cash for food and drink purchases. 

Is there a lost and found?

A ‘lost property’ point will be located at Council’s information tent.

Where are the toilets?

Toilets, accessible toilet and change facilities are located within the Crown Street Stables Cafe and in Coronet Park. 

What access facilities will be available at the event?

We aim to make all festival events fun and accessible for everyone.

Accessible bathrooms and wheelchair access provisions will be available at all festival events.

To discuss your access requirements with a member of staff, please contact 9243 8888 or email festival@mvcc.vic.gov.au

What should I bring?

As this is an outdoor event please be aware of the weather and bring sun protection or wet weather gear.

While water will be available on site for purchase, we ask our festival attendees to be mindful of the environment and bring their own water bottle that can be filled at the events hydration station.

What if there are adverse weather conditions?

A cancellation procedure will be in effect in the event of adverse weather conditions. Announcements regarding any event cancellations will be made in advance of the event’s commencement on the Festival website and Council’s after hours and social media channels. 

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