Hey, neighbours – let’s meet on the street! “Here Comes the Sun” is a community play street pilot event, brought to you by Bike Pt Chev and Point Chevalier School, with support from neighbours and community groups.
On Friday 1 November from 8am to 8pm, we’re transforming Te Rā Road into an all-day car-free play space that’s open for people.
Inspired by the international movements for School Streets and Play Streets, we’re welcoming summertime by shining a light on how our streets can be healthy and happy places for people of all ages.
The fun begins before school at 8am, with a wide open traffic-free street where children can play, scoot and bike, while parents and teachers share coffee and chat.
During the school day, 9am-3pm, Te Rā Road will become an open-air classroom for fun and creative learning, with visits from other schools, kindergartens, and community groups.
After school, everyone’s invited to come and play! As afternoon rolls into evening, the street fills with music and old-fashioned fun and games, plus food trucks from 5pm – 8pm, for a neighbourhood street party vibe until sunset.
• Walk, bike, or scoot to the event, and enjoy free and secure valet bike parking from 5pm.
• Dine at the Auckland Food Truck Collective food trucks, or bring a picnic dinner.
• We’ll have games and activities to share, but feel free to bring your own, too.
• The event is smoke-free, no alcohol and zero-waste, for good clean fun. BYO coffee mugs!
• All ages are welcome, but please leave dogs at home this time.
Here Comes The Sun is supported and funded by the Albert-Eden Local Board through the Neighbourhood Arts programme, and brought to you by Bike Pt Chev and Point Chevalier School, in proud partnership with Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, with generous support from MacGregor Brothers Espresso and The Professionals.