What's on in Boroondara

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

Tuesday 1 February marks the beginning of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. While celebrations may look different this year due to COVID-19, we have a number of online events planned including Mandarin storytime and a performance of traditional musical instruments.

Visit our Lunar New Year page for the most up-to-date information.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (on 8 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, religion or beliefs. To mark this significant date, we’ll be holding a series of activities, sharing stories from women in our community, and recognising their resilience, diversity and achievements.

Visit our International Women’s Day page to find out more.

Library events for children

Children of all ages are welcome to join our events as they continue in February. From Bedtime Storytime to bilingual sessions like Wurundjeri and Mandarin, our programs aim to give children a fun and enriching experience, while helping to create a love of books and reading.

Visit our Children’s storytime and activities page to find out more.

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Making Kin artwork

Image: Jahnne Pasco-White, detail from Making Kin, 2020, natural dyed fabrics, earth pigments, violets, olives, crayon, pencil, recycled paper, linen, cotton, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, three panels; total 213.0 x 456.0 cm approx, image courtesy of the artist and STATION. Photography by Christo Crocker. 

Summer in the Park

Boroondara’s COVID-safe Summer in the Park series (February 5 to March 6) will fill our stunning green spaces with music, cinema, theatre and circus. Headline events include Cinema in the Park at Riverside Park in Camberwell, Jazz in the Park at St James Park in Hawthorn, Family Fun in the Park and Opera in the Park at Canterbury Gardens in Canterbury, and Theatre in the Park (theatre events are free but ticketed) at Summerhill Park in Ashburton. Families can also enjoy Micro Circus in the Park in three locations.

To find out more, visit our Summer in the Park page

Exhibitions

Enjoy our new major group exhibition Material Reverie, at Town Hall Gallery, exploring the rich variety of materials used by contemporary Australian artists. Examine our enduring love affair with summer at the exhibition Local Summer, featuring works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection. And check out our community exhibition Portraiture in Black and White.

Visit our Exhibitions and visual arts page to find out what else is on and what’s coming up.