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Block Party

Block Party

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  • Sat 20 Oct ’18, 10:00am – 2:00pm


Block Party - Northern Masterton, Bruce, Dixon, Park & Queen Streets, Masterton


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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What happens when a whole street block comes together and throws a party?
You're invited.

40+ free activities for the family around the northern Masterton CBD block
of Queen, King, Bruce, Dixon, Park Streets

- Arts & Crafts & Games
- Music & Food & Māori arts.
- BIG BRASS BANG with a brass ensemble.
- Live music at ConArt & Aratoi & in the middle of Queen St.
- Come & see art from 10 African countries at Aratoi & make a mask!
- Print Masterton-made drain & manhole covers onto tote bags.
- Free Bouncy Castle at Trust House Recreation Centre.
- Open Day & free entry to The Wool Shed.
- Tours for Kids (11am, 1pm) of Aratoi collection - book at 06 370 0001.
- Behind the Scenes Tour at Wairarapa Archive (11am, 12, 1pm) Book 06 370 6311.
- Steam Punk workshop at King Street Artworks Book 06 378 9777.
- Open Day and free entry to Come Sew With Me / Rose Cottage (QE Park).
- Weave a reusable kete, carving & pottery demonstration at Te Pātukituki (Te Pā).
- Learn about nature in the CBD with Open Air Life at Te Pā.
- Chinese cultural activities in front of MACs Fish'n Chips (11-1).
- Special Thai food & bubble tea at Thai Arroy Maak.
- Special Ugandan coffee at Don Luciano.
- Geoff Walker Photography Trail around the block - a way to see Uganda.
- Also photos and stories of Masterton by Anna Rutherford - along WBS wall.
- Book sale & art activity at Masterton Library Square.
- Art sale & Giant crossword at Masterbowl.
- BBQ, bake sale, sausage sizzle, candy floss, real fruit ice cream.
And much much more....

Queen St will be closed from the Library to ASB Bank from 7am - 2pm.
Live music in the street!

The street block of the northern end of the CBD - Bruce and Dixon, Park and Queen, and King St too - has an amazing diversity of talented people, and the 2nd annual Block Party celebrates this with a free community event located all around the streets of the block.

Overall coordination by Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.
Organised by Aratoi, ConArt (Con Art Gallery & Studios), King Street Artworks, Masterton Art Club, Masterton District Council, Masterton District Library, Te Pā (Te Pātukituki o Wairarapa), Wairarapa Archive and all the groups and tenants around the block.

Supported by Masterton District Council Events Fund.
Publicity support by Destination Wairarapa and Wairarapa Times Age.
Aratoi also acknowledges Urban Dream Brokerage, who helped initiate this event.

For information, contact: madeleine (at) aratoi.co.nz.
Aratoi Museum, open daily, 10am-4pm, Phone - 06 370 0001

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