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

The Valley Brothers

The Valley Brothers, originally from Gippsland, Victoria, are a fusion of powerful vocals and acoustic  rhythms, creating a dramatic and engaging atmosphere.

A combination of personalised recreations and original material makes for a performance not to be missed.

The Valley Brothers

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Community groups

Moonee Valley Sustainability

Avondale Heights Community Garden Inc.

Uniting Kildonian & Jemena Power Changers Project

Moonee Valley Toy Library

300Acres

Sharing Shed

Young Australian People

Alcoholic Anonymous

More to come...

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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 open until 5pm on Sunday, 9 February and can be submitted online.

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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