City of Ryde FREE and Fun Online Events!

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City Of Ryde would usually be gearing up for the Granny Smith Festival around this time of the year, but they’ve had to change their plans because of the current COVID-19 situation and lockdown. Instead, they’ll be running free virtual workshops for kids and hosting online music events that can be enjoyed by the whole family from the comfort of your home.

Kids’ Virtual Cooking Classes

All mini chefs will have the chance to participate in CORs free, fun, educational and delicious cooking classes, hosted by Kids Love to Cook.

The professional hosts will give step-by-step guidance on how to make apple-inspired recipes. The classes are open to the suggested age range of 7 to 14-year-olds of all skill levels.

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Apple & Cinnamon Muffins
Mon 27 Sep, 12pm

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Pork & Apple Slaw Tacos
Tue 28 Sep, 12pm

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Caramel Apple Tarts
Wed 29 Sep, 12pm

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Sticky Apple & Caramel Slice

Tue 5 Oct, 4pm

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Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls
Thu 30 Sep, 12pm

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Apple Cobbler
Fri 1 Oct, 12pm

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Apple & Potato Rosti Fritters
Wed 6 Oct, 4pm

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Apple Turnovers
Thu 7 Oct, 4pm

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Pork & Apple San Choy Bau
Fri 8 Oct, 4pm

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Trace of Magic: Kids Magic Show and Workshop

Gather the family together and experience the joy of laughter, mystery and magic by watching Trace of Magic’s Comedy Family Magic Show.

This free virtual magic show suits all ages and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home on Saturday 2 October, 6pm-7pm.

If your child can’t get enough of magic, they can also join the free interactive magic workshop which will immediately run after the show during 7pm-7:30pm.

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Cedric Irving’s Mighty Juggling Workshop

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve tried your hand at other circus skills, join the juggling master, Cedric Irving, for a free 45-minute juggling workshop. Master the art of juggling by learning the skills of patience, practice and coordination in a safe and fun environment.

You can sign up to one of four available online sessions which will be held on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October, with starting times of 10am and 11am. The workshops suit ages six and above and all skill levels.

Register for Friday 1 October

Register for Saturday 2 October

Friday Night Jukebox: Vote for Your Favourite Songs

Save the date for these Friday Night Jukebox sessions, which will be hosted by Stephanie Dass. City of Ryde has invited local musicians to perform your top song selections on the City of Ryde Facebook page on Friday 15 and 22 October at 7pm.

So that they can start preparing, they’ll need your help. Simply vote for your favourite songs to be played on our jukebox! Voting closes on Monday 20 September.

There are two categories and seven of the highest voted songs from each list will be included in the playlist.

  • Top 50 Australian songs of all time
  • Top 50 greatest songs of the century

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Please note: Only one vote per person per device.

Granny Smith Virtual Shoebox Float Competition



If you have questions about the events, please contact the COR Events team at or on 9952 8222.