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Open Saturdays

Saturday, 07 April 2018 - Saturday, 07 July 2018 10am - 1pm
St Mary's Secret Garden is delighted to announce that we will be open on Saturday mornings for everyone's enjoyment and relaxation. We will also be opne for selling our handraised plants and produce. Come and see us. St Mary's Secret Garden, 50 Pearson Street, Haggerston, Hackney E2 8EL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Paula Yassine. Email: info@stmarysgarden.org.uk Telephone: 02077392965. Visit website

Global Games

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - Tuesday, 26 June 2018 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Universal Board Games harnesses the power of play to invite people to talk, laugh and listen at these fun games events from around the world in Dalston square or in the CLR James library if wet weather. Free for all, families, adults and children 7+ all welcome. Every Tuesday at 3.30pm. Age group: 7+. Dalston Square, 3 Bradbury Street, Hackney E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mem. Email: info@universalboardgames.co.uk Telephone: 07981589881. Visit website

Global games

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - Wednesday, 27 June 2018 3pm - 4.30pm
Universal Board Games harnessing the power of play invite you to talk, laugh and listen, Come and play global games from around the world including giant chess. Every Wednesday at 3pm outside Hackney Museum. Age group: 7+. 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mem. Email: info@universalboardgames.co.uk Telephone: 07981589881. Visit website

Palmer Harding, Charlotte Simone, Eudon Choi and Alistair James sample sale at The Box

Friday, 25 May 2018 - Sunday, 27 May 2018 11am - 5pm
Shop an unmissable selection of womenswear and accessories from London designers Palmer Harding, Charlotte Simone, Eudon Choi and Alistair James at up to 80% off at The Box. . Age group: All ages. Free. The Box, The Box,4 6 Ram Place, Hackney, London E9 6LT. Disabled access: yes.

Pride in the Park: family picnic

Saturday, 26 May 2018 10am - 5pm
Free. Drop by for a relaxed day of children's activities, including a drag queen storyteller. Aimed at LGBTQI+ families in Hackney, their friends and allies. Bring along a picnic & enjoy the sunshine. Organised as part of Foster Care Fortnight, Hackney Pride 365 and Dalston Children's festivals. Age group: All ages. Stonebridge Gardens (Snake Park), Arbutus Street, Haggerston E8 4DT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Emma Harry . Email: emma.harry2@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Community fun and youth empowerment day

Saturday, 02 June 2018 2pm - 7pm
Join us as we celebrate our youth. A day for children of all ages. We are also raising money for Skyway charity. The charity works with young people in Hackney aged 8-25, running inspiring and positive activities, inspiring young people to achieve a positive future. Age group: Ages 18 and under. Concorde Centre, Kingsmead Way, Hackney E9 5PP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nicole Haynes. Email: info@mochicevents.co.uk Telephone: 07751986992. Visit website

Art, design and craft fair

Saturday, 09 June 2018 12 noon - 4pm
This is a free entry event for the community with a creative flair. There will be decorative items from local businesses, designers, artist and craft makers. Browse through the variety of stalls, to view the creative and decorative items on display. Please contact for further information and stall bookings. Age group: All ages. Stoke Newington Methodist Church, 106a Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, Hackney N16 7NY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.

WWKIP 2018 - Pic-Knit in Hackney Downs Park

Saturday, 09 June 2018 11am - 6pm
Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public day with Fabrications, Knit with Attitude and Wild and Woolly (AKA the East London Yarn Triangle) yarn crawl around each shop collecting stamps to win some fabulous prizes. Culminating in a 'Pic-Knit' in Downs Park at 4.30pm with other knitters. Age group: 12+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

The Crown and Shuttle's 5th Birthday Party

Saturday, 09 June 2018 - Sunday, 10 June 2018 4pm - 1am
Get your glad rags on, and don your dancing shoes because the Crown and Shuttle is turning five. Join them in their enormous garden where there'll be everything you'd expect from a birthday party - except, of course, adults only. Expect live music, party games and lots of booze. Age group: 18+. The Crown and Shuttle, 226 Shoreditch High Street, Hackney E1 6PJ. Contact: Meg Dunne. Email: meg@crownandshuttle.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Digital Marketing Tools 101

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 6pm - 8pm
Digital marketing offers a lot of great opportunities for your business but if you don't have a strong plan in place or aren't using the right tools for the job. . Bootstrap Company Ltd, 18 Ashwin Street, Hackney E8 3DL. Contact: Orsi Toth. Email: london@getsetforgrowth.com Telephone: 08009179325. Visit website

Open Day summer party

Saturday, 16 June 2018 12 noon - 3.30pm
Come along to our free Open Day summer party. Friends and family are welcome, and there will be a wide variety of activities. Including, junior sports tasters, toddlers world, bouncy castles, fitness class taster, face painting and much more. Age group: All ages. Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, Hackney N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mikael Kiviniemi. Email: Mikael.Kiviniemi@gll.org Telephone: 020 7254 5574. Visit website

Hackney swift walk

Thursday, 21 June 2018 7.30pm - 9pm
To celebrate National Swift Week, come on a fascinating guided walk visiting some of the summer haunts of Hackney's swifts. See their acrobatics and listen to their 'screaming parties'. Suggested donation £5. To book email debeauvoirswifts@gmail.com. . Age group: All ages. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Rd Hackney E5 8JQ Contact: Hackney Swifts. Email: hackneyswifts@gmail.com Telephone: .

9th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival

Saturday, 21 July 2018 - Sunday, 22 July 2018 12 noon - 9pm
Yoruba Arts Festival returns to Clissold for its 9th year, celebrating the rich, vibrant and colorful arts and culture of the Yoruba's. Featuring non-stop live cultural entertainment. The event is a free family friendly community event open to all races and cultures subject to event entry policies. Saturday 21 July 12 noon - 9pm / Sunday 22 July 12 noon - 8pm. Age group: All ages. Clissold Park, Green Lanes, Hackney, London N16 9BH. Contact: Jacqueline Adewunmi. Email: ma@yorubaarts.org Telephone: 07398524646. Visit website

Art, design and craft fair

Saturday, 28 July 2018 12 noon - 4pm
This is a free entry event for the community with a creative flair. There will be decorative items from local businesses, designers, artist and craft makers. Browse through the variety of stalls, to view the creative and decorative items on display. Please contact for further information and stall bookings. Age group: All ages. Stoke Newington Methodist Church, 106A Stoke Newington High Street N16 7NY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.

A family summer fair and craft fair

Saturday, 25 August 2018 12 noon - 4pm
This is a free entry event for the community. The holiday summer break is coming to an end. Come, have fun and celebrate the last few days of this holiday break at a family summer fair. Browse through the variety of stalls and view the decorative items on display. . Stoke Newington Methodist Church, 106A Stoke Newington High Street. Hackney N16 7NY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.

North Millfields Ultimate Funfair

Friday, 31 August 2018 - Monday, 03 September 2018 1pm - 10pm
Mon: 3pm - 10pm, Fri/Sat and Sun: 1pm - 10pm. Tokens only - no cash on rides or inflatables. Number of tokens per ride varies. Age group: All ages. North Millfields, Leabridge Road, London E5 9RB. Disabled access: no. Contact: George Irvin. Email: george@irvinleisure.com Telephone: 07773322160. Visit website