Just because schools started doesn’t mean the fun is over. From the return of this year’s Netball Festival to Pinky Fest, there’s plenty of exciting happenings in the 852 to keep you and your little ones amused.
UNTIL SEPT 29
On Sharks and Humanity Exhibition
Launched in partnership with Parkview Arts Action and WildAid, Hong Kong Maritime Museum is presenting a special exhibition showcasing the importance of shark preservation.
Tickets cost $30, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier No 8, Man Kwong Street, Central.
UNTIL SEPT 29
Pop-Up Farmers’ Market
Farmers are gathering at Tong Chong Street Market in Taikoo Place to bring locally grown seasonal produce to the city. Support the local farming community.
Open Monday to Friday, noon till 6pm.
CATCH Pamper & Playdate at Maggie & Rose
Tailored for non-members of Maggie & Rose, this playdate is an opportunity to trial the activities and play areas at the Repulse Bay-based family club. Enjoy a massage and browse wellness and children’s brands over a glass of wine, while your kids attend cooking and play classes.
$450/parent+child; $50/each additional child, catchapp.com.hk/maggieandroseaug2017.
Retykle ‘Back to School’ pop up
Back by popular demand, Retykle returns to Maggie & Rose for a two day ‘Back to School’ pop up. Over 250 designer brands for kids aged 0-8 at up to 90% off the original retail price and 10% of sales from single transactions over $1,010 will be donated to environmental NGO Redress.
2-8pm Sept 1, 9am-12pm Sept 2, Maggie & Rose, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay.
Fabric pop-up sale
Fabulous fabric lengths from Altfield’s top decorative brands at up to 50% off.
10am-6pm (Mon–Fri); 10am–5pm (Sat), Altfield Interiors HK Central showroom, Shop 1101, 9 Queen’s Road Central, 2525 2738, altfield.com.hk.
Kin Hong Seafood Festival
The second seafood festival organised by Ocean Recovery Alliance aimed at raising public awareness of sustainable seafood. Over 100 participating restaurants, retailers, and F&B groups plus a panel discussion event “Behind the Scenes with Sustainable Seafood” on September 21.
Metta, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, oceanrecov.org.
Deep Water Bay Kayak n Run
Enjoy some family fun on this action-packed course around Middle Island and Deep Water Bay. Minimum age six years. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets provided.
7.30am start, tickets at actionasiaevents.com.
The Yu Lan Hungry Ghost Festival
According to traditional beliefs, the seventh lunar month is when restless spirits come out to wander the earth. The Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Organisations is holding a series of events from September 1-3, including a Yu Lan Festival exhibition and a ‘Hong Kong Blessings’ ceremony, Soccer Pitch 1, Victoria Park.
Wine Rally at The Bay
Head down to the Repulse Bay’s annual wine fair and spend the evening enjoying fine wines and culinary delights, with over 80 wines to try, as well as oyster shucking and foie gras stations from 7-8pm.
$528/person, 7-10pm, The Marquee and Spices Terrace, 109 Repulse Bay Road, reservations at email@example.com or 2292 2822.
Handmade Hong Kong Discovery Bay Market
Discover treasures from crafters all over Hong Kong, with stalls throughout Discovery Bay plaza.
Free, 11am-6pm, Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau, handmadehongkong.com.
International Day of Democracy
Squash Angels Tournament
As part of the global Women’s Squash Week, a new women’s open squash tournament is premiering in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. All females aged 10 to 60+ are welcome to join.
Match play runs from Friday to Sunday, with a Saturday social where players can meet award-winning players and coaches, squashangels.com
Variety Hong Kong Gala Dinner 2017
Charity dinner to raise funds for physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged children in the city. $2,100/person, black tie, cocktails at 7pm, dinner at 7.30pm.
Netball Festival 2017
Organised by Hong Kong Netball Association, youngsters are invited to submit a team and participate in the two-day event, with divisions for seven aside and Fast 5s.
Matches will take place at Fa Hui Park, Prince Edward, netball.org.hk.
Clean Pak Sha Wan Day
Hebe Haven Yacht Club is hosting its annual event to beautify Pak Sha Wan and Port Shelter, Sai Kung. Transportation and beach cleaning equipment provided, with drinks, a free buffet dinner and prize giving at the end of the day.
Non-members and all ages welcome, hhyc.org.hk.
Asia Contemporary Art Show
A diverse lineup of over 25,000 unique artworks spread around 80 living spaces. Browse original paintings, sculpture and photography by mid-career and up-and-coming artists.
$240 on the door or register early and bring a friend for free, Conrad Hotel, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, asiacontemporaryart.com.
Sleep Training Solutions
Create a feeding, nap and bedtime schedule for your infant with registered nurse and first aid instructor, Joyce Edmondson.
4-5pm, ESF Language & Learning Centre, 2/F Prime Mansion, 183 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, esf.org.hk.
Systema on Stanley Promenade
Outdoor public session of Systema, a Russian martial art that dates back to the 10th century and encourages practitioners to discover the full extent of their limitations and to cultivate a strength of spirit through humility and self-reflection.
Pinky Fest @ Central Harbourfront
Two-day carnival for women showcasing lifestyle, beauty and fashion brands. Make up classes, aerial yoga demonstrations and pole dancing taster classes. Snacks, gifts, a giant inflatable maze and a Pinky Party on the opening night. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry.
Swim for Millions
Head down to Repulse Bay Beach to take part in this charity swim for all levels. Participants can join under different categories with different race courses. There will also be beach games booths for non-participants.
Registration and details at commchest.org.hk.
Step Out for Children Treasure Hunt and Carnival
Hosted by the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, participants can play games that promotes awareness of mitochondrial disease in Ocean View Court, with a treasure hunt in Waterfront Park. The first 800 participants will receive a gift bag. 10am-4pm, Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport.
Mindfulness for Teenagers
A course hosted by Ingredients of Wellness showing youngsters how to be consciously attentive and present with what is happening now, without stressing about the past or worrying about the future.
5-6pm, Balance Health, 2705, 27/F, Universal Trade Centre, 3-5 Arbuthnot Road, Central, ingredientsofwellness.com.
SEPT 26 & 29
Home made pasta cooking class
Perfect for kiddies from 18 months to 3 years old. Your little ones will learn how to make their own home made pasta in this 1.5 hour class. All supplies and tools provided.
$100/child, class starts at 4pm on Sept 26; classes on Sept 29 will be at 9:30 am and 4pm. Flat 10B, Tower 3, Grand Promenade, 38 Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 96627964 for more details.
Ladies, Lads & Lassies Race
A 3.5km event for runners aged seven and up. Children six and under can join the Fun Run.
Registration ranges from $85-$120, entry deadline is Sept 18. Race starts at 8.30am, Peak Road, hklrrc.org.hk.
Pregnancy Circle HK: Processing Worries
Calling all mamas-to-be! We know how hard pregnancy can be, especially if you’re a first-timer – all the unprecedented changes to your body and fear for the unknown. In this pregnancy circle, Molly and Corinne from raw&rich and Mother Nurture HK will be addressing common questions and underlying worries you may have.
This will be a great opportunity to connect with other mamas-to-be, to share and hear each other’s stories and experiences.
Molly and Corinne will conduct a group check-in, teaching on ‘processing worries’ and practice of releasing fear.
A quota of 12, the event will run from 7:30-9 pm. Smart Space, 2001, 20/F Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central. Tickets at $350 are available at the door, visit the official event page for more details.
Rainbow Snowy Mooncake class
Learn how to create your own snowy mooncakes in rainbow hues. All supplies and tools provided to create six cakes.
10am-12pm, 2/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, $550/adult, bring a child for $100, completedeelite.com.
Mum and Daughter Meditation
After three sold-out sessions, Pure Potential Worldwide is organising another meditation class that will help you you bond more deeply with your daughter. The meditation session is interactive and will include movement as well as sitting down activities.
Suggested for daughters age 8 up. As this class gets booked up quickly, early registration is recommended.
2:30-4 pm, Smart Space, 2001, 20/F Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, $285 for both mu and daughter. Advanced booking required, register at email@example.com. For more information, visit here.
September Pop-Up Read Aloud
Join social enterprise Stories of Us in this month’s read aloud session at HKU that aims to promote parent child reading-aloud within early childhood literacy. Volunteer readers are needed and all languages welcomed.