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Sydney Streets

These spring street parties will be taking over busy roads in Surry Hills, Pyrmont, Redfern, Haymarket, Glebe, Potts Point and the Sydney CBD.
By Ben Hansen
September 29, 2022
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By Ben Hansen
September 29, 2022
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Back in January, the City of Sydney ran a four-week festival that saw it shut down inner-city streets for al fresco dining pop-ups. The Summer Streets saw waves of Sydneysiders soak in some sun and support local businesses on bustling streets across Redfern, Glebe, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Pyrmont. With spring currently in full swing, the minds behind Summer Streets have brought the program back for a six-week run throughout October and the start of November.

Now labelled Sydney Streets, the run of street parties are popping up on busy thoroughfares across Surry Hills, Pyrmont, Redfern, Haymarket, Glebe, Potts Point and the Sydney CBD from Saturday, October 1 — with the first event taking over Surry Hills' Crown Street.

From there, a different City of Sydney suburb will be given the street party experience each Saturday until the program finishes up with a blockbuster event spread across Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street in Potts Point. Also getting involved in the festival: Harris Street, Stanley Street, Redfern Street and Glebe Point Road.

Each weekend's event will see these spots trade traffic for outdoor dining, shopping and live entertainment from 11am until 10pm. The City of Sydney hopes this initiative will help businesses to continue to bounce back after an extremely tough couple of COVID- and rain-affected years.

Following this upcoming spring edition, another run of Sydney Streets will be taking place at the beginning of 2023 between January and April.

Leticia Almeida.

SUMMER STREETS DATES

Crown Street, Surry Hills — Saturday, October 1
Harris Street, Pyrmont — Saturday, October 8
Stanley Street, Darlinghurst — Saturday, October 15
Redfern Street, Redfern — Saturday, October 22
Haymarket — Saturday, October 29
Glebe Point Road, Glebe — Saturday, November 5
Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street, Potts Point — Saturday, November 12

Top image: Stanley Street, Destination NSW

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