Haberfield Winter Pop Up Borgo street party

Wednesday 12 July 2017

A ‘Winter Pop Up Borgo’ Haberfield street party will be held in Federation Plaza, in the heart of Haberfield’s shopping district in Ramsay Street, on Saturday 22 July, 9am – 2pm.

The street party, presented by Haberfield Heritage Village, is part of a marketing support package of $30,000 provided by Council to assist local businesses experiencing a drop-off in trade due to road closures caused by WestConnex works.

There’ll be live music with an Italian flavour, a children’s petting zoo, face painting, and of course plenty of food and refreshments, including the traditional and authentic Borgo treat – roast chestnuts.

“‘Borgo’ – which is Italian for 'village' as well as 'district or quarter' – sums of Haberfield beautifully,” said Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson.

Haberfield is an Italian gourmet foodie destination, boasting many small family businesses selling coffee, olives, cheeses, small goods, olive oil, aged vinegar, pasta and sauces, traditional bread, pizza and wine.

Artisan food makers include fresh pasta, cheese maker, and handmade chocolate shop. There’s even a specialist liqueur shop.

The street party will feature not only food and activities for families and children, but also the warmth of the local Italian shopkeepers and residents.

Haberfield itself is a pretty and historic suburb of original Victorian and Federation houses which was developed by Richard Stanton in the early 1900s.

Stanton promoted the development as a "slumless, laneless and publess” Garden Suburb, in response to the overcrowded parts of the inner city.

The houses were designed by the architectural firm Spencer, Stansfield and Wormald. As the development started in 1901, a number of the early streets were named after prominent federal politicians of the time, which led to Haberfield also being known as 'The Federation Suburb'.

Haberfield has been recently badly affected by WestConnex works. The street party will celebrate the end of the temporary road closure on Ramsay Street, which in turn affected visitor numbers to the shopping street.

 

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