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Welcome to the latest newsletter from Alexandra Park Neighbours, and a special welcome to our new members.           

9th June 2018

   Zumba session at the Albert Rec as part of APS Family Fun day


Friday 8 - Sunday 17 June – the ‘UK’s largest community arts festival’ is taking place in Crouch End this week. Acts include red herrings, music, food, clothes, story-telling and much more ... And not far away, the Stroud Green Music Festival runs from 6-24 June.

Saturday 9 June – taste the international street food and craft beer, and visit the other stalls at the special Saturday food and drink market at Blue House Yard, Station Road (before Wood Green station), 12pm-10pm.

Sunday 10 June – see some intriguing and original upcycled furniture at Barnet Furniture’s Upcycling Show/Sale at Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec, 11-4pm.

Sunday 10 June – join the Friends of Ally Pally Station for their 2nd Birthday Party. There will be food and drink, live music, and activities for all ages including the ever-popular bridge stencilling, 3-5pm.

Monday 11 June – give your cat a Health MOT at Wood Green Animal Charity, 601 Lordship Lane N22, 11-2pm.

Thursday 14 June – Jazz@Karamel presents the Helena Kay Quartet at Karamel Restaurant, from 7pm.

Sunday 17 June – the ever-popular Palace Gates Summer Fetewill be held on the Triangle at the corner of Palace Gates and Crescent Roads, 12.30-5pm. Try your hand at traditional games like shove ha’penny, bagatelle and try-your-strength, find out some local history or what is happening in the Park, make a mask or buy a plant, or just listen to the live music while sampling the cakes and punch. Donations of cakes and plants welcome, preferably the day before (email

Sunday 17 June – the famous local garden is open for charity again at 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road N10 (above St Andrews Church), 2-6.30pm.

Monday 18 June – hear Paula Owen talk about her famous PointlessPlastics Campaign at Muswell Hill Methodist Church, Pages Lane N10, 8pm. Hosted by the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.

Thursday 21 June – join Jean-Philippe Chenot for an evening of fun and challenging board games, with great food and drink, at Pavilion Café, Albert Road Rec, from 7pm. First in a series of free events, all ages.

Thursday 21 June – Jazz@Karamel presents Art Themen at Karamel Restaurant, from 7pm.

Friday 22 June – special screening of Dodo Heroes: First Taste of Freedom, about the rescue of circus animals in Peru, at Karamel Restaurant, 7pm. Also, meet the leaders of the rescue team, from Animal Defenders International.

Saturday 23 June - demand a vote on the final Brexit deal by joining the March for a People’s Vote on Saturday 23 June, meeting from 12 noon in Pall Mall (Green Park tube).

Saturday 23 June – Lovers Rock event Lovers Splash IItakes place at Karamel, from 9pm.

Wednesday 4 July - Alexandra Park Neighbours Midsummer Social at the Pavilion Cafe, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

Saturday 21 July Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace and Park.



Liz invites you to join Haringey4Europe on the March for a People's Vote on 23 June. All welcome to meet outside Finsbury Park Station at 11.45am and travel to Pall Mall together.

If you bring a plant to the Friends of Ally Pally Station's 2nd birthday party tomorrow, you will help make 'The Back Yard' - a cosy corner on Platform 1 even nicer.

Nick and Liberté have a lovely house in Alexandra Park to let for the next two years.

Anna has a Giant MTX junior bike for sale.

Terry is selling a comfy chair that turns into a bed as well as 4 dining room chairs.

Barney a greyhound cross needs a home, as well as pretty Pamuk the cat.



You are very welcome to join us at the Alexandra Park Neighbours Midsummer Social at the Pavilion Cafe, Wednesday 4 July, 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Wine, soft drinks and snacks will be provided, so come along and meet some neighbours.

There are more shared memories about the local area and the swimming pool on the site now occupied by Sunshine Gardens.

Julia mentions Play Streets and Better Streets for Enfield.

This week's feature pic is a Zumba session in the Albert Rec as part of last Sunday's APS Family Fun Day.


With warmest wishes

Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory

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