We have to admit, we were getting so used to those four-day weeks. But we suppose it was time to finally buckle down. If you too have felt the time crawling by so slowly, we’ve got some ideas to help you let loose this weekend. More Dragon Boat racing (in case you missed the big one the other week), markets celebrating all things local and more… It’s all here in our Weekender!
Mix it up
Guess what, girls? We’ve partnered up with General Assembly for another monthly mixer. Our last one filled up in record time, so you’ll be excited to know it’s back. This time round, our That Girl Gabriella Zavatti of ZAVVA Shots (those cute little shots that are popular at Club 7/11!) will share tips on what it takes to launch a business and challenges she faced when starting up. See you there!
When: 23 June, 7-9pm
Where: Eight + Nine, G/F, Shops 8 & 9, Kwan Yick Building, Phase III, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: Free! But please make sure you RSVP here.
Time for zen
Om… Girls, heading outdoors on a Sunday morning in Hong Kong is not a new thing, but yoga outdoors is! What a great way to have fun and relax your mind and body from the working week. The Hong Kong chapter of Room to Read, a charity that promotes literacy around the world, is hosting Namaste World! Yogathon for Change along Hong Kong’s waterfront. There are three sessions, all led by qualified instructors from some of Hong Kong’s best yoga studios. Pop over to support a good cause, and don’t forget to BYOM (bring your own mat)!
When: 22 June, 9am-1pm. Session one is from 9-10am, session two is from 10.30-11.30am and session three is from 12noon-1pm.
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: The suggested donation (to be paid in cash or cheque) is $150. RSVP here.
We love supporting all things local, especially when it’s a market celebrating arts and crafts that are handmade in Hong Kong. The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre is hosting a market full of vendors who handmake and craft their products as a way of bridging the community together. Pop over to pick up some cute gifts for the girls including indulgent soaps and smellies, jewellery, bags, wallets and more.
When: 21 & 22 June, 1-7pm
Where: JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission
Row, row, row your boat
Did you manage to get away over the recent long weekend? If you did, you would have missed the always exciting Dragon Boat races that were happening all over the ‘Kong. If you’re still interested in witnessing a little Hong Kong culture, head over to Stanley this weekend to watch the Dragon Boat Short Course Races. It promises to be action-packed! Pop in to one of the alfresco bars or restos along the promenade for a memorable Sunday afternoon.
When: 22 June, 8am-5pm
Where: Stanley Main Beach, Stanley Beach Road, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend
It’s safe to say that at Sassy, we simple adore our city. It’s been a time-honoured tradition for tourists and residents alike to hop on the iconic Star Ferry to get a breath-taking view of the skyline. The skyline and the Star Ferry are arguably some of of Hong Kong’s most treasured assets, and the piers are some of the oldest public spaces in the city. And what better way to enjoy the ferry pier than with Very Hong Kong’s Very Ferry Pier event? Very Ferry Pier will be a weekend packed full of creative activities such as graffiti, live music, independent documentaries and theatre performances. Not to mention a creative Lego workshop called “Duckyland” – no connection to the ginormous rubber duck that was parked in Hong Kong’s harbour last year! Head over to get involved in this cool community arts and culture event.
When: 21 & 22 June, 12-6pm
Where: Wan Chai Ferry Pier (East Wing), Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free
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