December's arrival means the silly season is here. Christmas time is the best excuse for party time so why not start off early with the brand new Rosebery Block Party — a free collaboration between some home and hosed locals who've been around the block and know how to have a good time.
First things first, nosh. Koskela Kitchen will be serving up sticky turkey legs, brioche prawn buns and cones of kurobuta ham to fuel your summery evening. Their dining room will also be transformed into a giant ping pong parlour. Black Star Pastry is taking care of all your sugary needs, offering up the usual favourites. They're also hosting kitchen tours to show you how to make that beautiful watermelon cake and to teach you how to tie a Christmas pudding.
The guys at Archie Rose will be making a daytime appearance and serving cocktails in the Cannery's courtyard. It may be a family friendly party, but there's always time for gin. You can take a tour of their distillery and learn how they make those glorious spirits. In what could be the best thing we've heard today, they'll also be making gelato cocktails with Messina. That's not all; Messina will have a DIY soft serve sundae bar and fairy floss paddle pops amongst other delightful things.
Koskela will also be hosting a drawing workshop for the little ones and letting them turn the carpark into a huge streetscape. For the adults, the shop is offering a ten percent discount so you can do your Christmas shopping. The School will be showing The Night Before Christmas and will have a festive photobooth.
All hail Rosebery, new realm of block parties and general deliciousness.
Rosebery Block Party will be happening on Thursday, December 10 from 4-9pm at 85-113 Dunning Ave, Rosebery.