On Saturday 23 March, over eight different local Wellington community organisations are hosting a Neighbour’s Fun Day, alongside those that they assist. The purpose of Neighbour’s Day is to address the issue that many people today recognise they are isolated from their neighbours, yet are unsure what to do about it. This day is about getting to know one another, finding out what support and activities is available in the community and to make connections with one another.

In the past, these organisations collaborated for World Homeless Day, and in 2018 organized a Community Fun Day event last year, which saw the Compassion Soup Kitchen opening it’s doors to the public, with sessions and activities being led by different organisations.

The Māra /garden at the Soup Kitchen will be open and has space for activities to be run. There will be activities for all ages. A koha café will be run downstairs and tables will be available inside to display information or to meet with visitors. An open mic space will be available for people to perform music, poetry or to speak.

The community market will be held in the carpark and Māra of the Compassion Soup Kitchen on 132 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington, from 11am-2pm.

What’s happening:

  • Koha café run by the Soup Kitchen
  • BBQ run by the Wellington Night Shelter
  • Badge making workshop with Pablo’s Art Studio
  • Open mic session with Yoga Rhapsody – play music, share a poem or story
  • Reusable beeswax wraps workshop with Sustainability Trust
  • Harakeke workshop with Kahungunu Whānau Services
  • Vinnies Pop-Up Shop
  • Photo booth with Wellington City Mission – have your photo taken with props
  • And more… come along!