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AAN in March

After a fun & successful picnic in Marrickville in late January, we’re looking forward to a busy month in March.

We’re planning our presence at the Africultures Festival in Auburn on 14 March, and will be hosting another picnic, this time in Parramatta Park, on Saturday 28 March.

Keep an eye on this website or our Facebook group for details.

Join us for our picnic in January

If you’re in Sydney this month, pack the kids’ cossies and come join us at the Waterplay Park at Steel Park in Marrickville for a relaxing afternoon.

We’ll also have a special play corner and story time, with our new black dolls and picture books about culturally diverse children and families.

When? 2.00pm – 5.00pm Saturday 24 January 2015

Where? Steel Park, Illwarra Road, Marrickville (look out for our banner and colourful African cloth)

You can RSVP on our Facebook event, or just come along, we’d love to see you.

More info or wet weather plans: Suzanne on 0401 869 106

Our picnics for September-October

AAN picnic sept-oct

Saturday 14 September

Meet near the play equipment – look for our banner.

Sausage sizzle – bring salads & snacks to share.

Sydney Park, St Peters

Sunday 27 October

Meet near the play equipment – look for our banner.

Holroyd Gardens Merrylands

Autumn picnics

Sunday 21 April: 1.00 – 4.00pm

It’s back out west to Holroyd Park in Merrylands in April – great play equipment and heaps of space to run around. We’ll be meeting by the playground. There are BBQs so we may have a sausage sizzle – keep you posted.

Hope to see you there.


Saturday 23 March: 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Sydney Park, Princes Highway St Peters.

Cool off at Avoca Beach with us

Our next picnic is this coming Saturday 8 December at Avoca Beach. There are lots of mixed families up on the Central Coast – are you in one of them? We’d love to meet you.

And if you are in Sydney – it’s really worth making the trip. There’s a rockpool for little kids and surf for the big ones – plus a kiosk if you don’t want to bother with bringing  a picnic. Hope to see you there.

Avoca picnic 2012 invite

Picnics in 2013

Sunday 13 January Steel Park Marrickville 1.00 – 5.00pm

Saturday 16 February The Wave Pool at Blacktown Leisure Centre (Stanhope Gardens)

Picnics at Penrith & Pirrama

AAN’s winter Picnics

We have planned out our picnics for the next few months – hope you can join us one of these crisp winter afternoons.

Saturday 26 May: Sydney Park, St Peters

Sunday 24 June: Holroyd Gardens, Merrylands

Saturday, 28 July: Pirrama Park, Pyrmont (catch the light rail, Get out at the Casino & walk down Pirrama Rd to the waterfront park)

Download picnic flier

December events

We hope you can join us for a couple of end-of year events.

This coming Saturday, 10 December, we are gathering for our last picnic of the year at Avoca beach on the Central Coast from 1.00pm – 5.00pm. More details below. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates in case of bad weather.

On Saturday December 17 join us for an adults only dinner at the African Feeling Cafe, 501 King St. Newtown from 7.00pm (drumming performance starts at 7.30). Please RSVP to admin@australianafricannetwork.org.au or on Facebook (you will need to joing our FB group first).

Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend AAN’s Annual General Meeting.

To make things easier for everyone we decided to hold it immediately before our next picnic (see below).

In order to vote you must be a member of AAN, so renew your membership or join now. Download membership form. Hope to see you there.


Saturday, November 19, 2011
AGM starts at 12.00
Picnic from: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
The waterplay park at Steel Park, Marrickville.

Bring your cossies and some food to share/BBQ. The waterplay park is a family friendly Park with BBQs, playground, soccer field, and it’s right on a bike path along the Cooks river.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. For more information or wet weather plans please call Suzanne on: 0401 869 106.

AAN picnics in 2011

We’ve planned out our picnics for the first couple of months of 2011:
Saturday 15 January – 1.00pm – 5.00pm, bring your cossies to the new waterplay park at Steel Park in Marrickville
Sunday 27 February – 1.00pm – 5.00pm, AAN goes back west for a picnic in Central Gardens Reserve in Merrylands
Hope to see you there – keep an eye on our facebook page or website for updates and wet weather alternative plans. 

We’ll be announcing our calendar of events for the next few months soon.