YCK Block Party
Enjoy antipasto burlesque, poetry readings, wheelie bin art and 'Dungeons & Dragons' at this six-week CBD party.
Sydney is scoring a brand new block party in celebration of YCK Laneways, the CBD's newest dining and cultural precinct. To help launch YCK, which encompasses York Street, Clarence Street and Kent Street — and to remind Sydneysiders about all the beloved venues that span these three streets — ten of the precinct's most popular bars are throwing a massive six-week party.
Running between Wednesday, April 7–Sunday, May 22, the YCK Laneways Block Party will feature 75 cultural events including dance, theatre, live music and interactive art across the ten beloved spots. The ten venues involved: Since I Left You, Papa Gede's, The Lobo, Spawn Point, The Barber Shop, The Duke of Clarence, Stitch Bar, Uncle Ming's, Prince of York and Grandma's Bar.
With both free and ticket events taking place, the cultural offerings stretch from antipasto burlesque at the Prince of York and poetry readings in the Since I Left You courtyard to wheelie bin art at The Barber Shop and playing Dungeons & Dragons at Spawn Point. Regular CBD favourite events like Brunch With... will also be wrapped up in the festivities, while a whole heap of live music and dance parties will take place across the three streets following the recent rolling back of restrictions to allow dance floors in New South Wales.
More events are set to be announced, including a standalone outdoor live music event. You can browse the full program and stay up to date on everything happening in the YCK precinct via the YCK Laneways website.