Free Event – Stories Under the Stars, Parramatta

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On Saturday 1 June, 3pm–7:30pm, come along to the family-friendly free event Stories Under The Stars at Parramatta River foreshore, with an outdoor cinema, a glow-in-the-dark artwork installation, storytelling, markets, live music and more.



Listen, learn and participate in a beautiful evening by the Parramatta River as we celebrate First Nations art, language and culture.

There will be plenty of activities, workshops and giveaways including:

  • Outdoor Cinema presented by Optus
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Artwork
    • See Parramatta’s First Glow in the Dark Laneway (78 Phillip Street) and its adjoining stairwell leading to the Parramatta River Foreshore, proudly funded by NSW Government through the Places to Love program.
  • Activities, Workshops & Giveaways
    • 500 native plant giveaways from City of Parramatta Council.
    • Yilabara Path Laneway phosphorescent mural designed by Leanne Watson Redpath, Tina Barahanos and Alexandra Byrne, and proudly funded by NSW Government through the Places to Love program.
    • Poetry readings presented by Westwords.
    • Live music by First Nations artists.
    • Learn nursery songs in Dharug with Merrilee McNaught, a Dharug woman of the Booreborangal mob.
    • Jannawi Dance Clan’s Indigenous Dance Workshops and Indigenous Facepainting for kids
    • Basket Weaving Workshops
    • Bush to Bowl’s Cooking Demo & “Bush Tucker” Talk
    • Uncle Chris Tobin’s (Dharug Elder) yarn and Q&A on “How humans lived”
    • Powerhouse stall and giveaway.
  • Market and Food Trucks
    • Pick up something unique at the First Nations market stalls and enjoy the delicious food offerings from the food vendors on site.
  • Meet the Eels
    • Some legendary Parramatta Eels players will be dropping by from 3pm – 5pm! Watch out for Steve Ella, Mahalia Murphy, Rachael Pearson, Ruby Jean Kennard and Elsie Alberts. Bring along your fan memorabilia for signing or stop by for chat.
    • Steve is from Yuin Nation on the South Coast of NSW and grew up in the Aboriginal community of La Perouse. Mahalia is a proud Kimilaroi woman.
    • Dean Widders will be available to sign autographs from 5pm onwards before he presents his film at the Outdoor Cinema.

For more information about this family-friendly free event in Parramatta visit City of Parramatta.