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Written by Jo Hombsch
And just like that, it’s July one and we have absolutely no idea where the first half of this year has gone.
However, there is one thing we do know and that is we’re going to make most of what’s left of 2020, taking measures to ensure we’re no longer overlooking what’s going on in our own backyard.
It’s time to come out of hibernation and go full steam ahead in filling out that social calendar. If you are on the hunt for things to do in Sydney this July, this is the summary you were looking for.
Click through the gallery for 5 things you’ll find us scheduling in this July.
If you’re hungry, up for wine tasting but not the long road, date night off the couch, sleeping under the stars, a little pampering or feel like getting a little cultured we have you covered on all the above.
Release those wings like the social butterfly you were born to be and read on.
BooK A Date AT the cinemas.
Just as you’ve likely finished watching all of what Netflix has to offer, cinemas are finally opening and just in time might we add!
From Thursday, July 2nd you can take your date night from the couch to the cinema.
Make a night of it and head to the heritage-listed Paramount Picture Building in Surry Hills and watch a movie at the Golden Age Cinema. Arrive a little early and sip a cocktail at the bar and savour one of their famous big cheese toasties.
Get CozY IN AN Igloo.
We’re all skipping Europe this year so let’s make most this Southern Hemisphere Winter.
We might never see snow here in Syndey but we sure can pretend with Pier One’s seasonal igloos. The see-through bubble tents are perched above the pier on the balcony overlooking the harbour. Inside they’re decked out with a Scandinavian vibe; think cozy furnishing and hearty winter feasts from The Gantry.
They’re without a doubt going to be in hot demand. Book an igloo for an evening with friends and watch the sunset or stay the night for the ultimate date and wake up to the sun rising.
Running from 1st June – 30th August
For all information head over to Pier One.
22nd Biennale Of Sydney: NIRIN
The exhibition which runs for 10 weeks, opened for 10 days back in March was shut down due to Covid-19. Having just re-opened with extended dates (now till 6th Septemeber), there is no better time to support the arts industry, with over 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives from around the world.
The exhibition will include artworks across 6 sites: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, the MCA and the National Art School.
Jump on a free ferry and head out to Cockatoo Island where you’ll find an immersive large-scale exhibition in the Turbine Hall from Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama.
On the island, you’ll also find Mary’s popup in the Naval store, a historic building with epic views of the harbour. Mary’s On The Edge is offering a range of our house favourites including the famous Mary’s burger.
For more information, visit the Biennale of Sydney website.
Get Shucked With $1 Oysters.
It would be rude not to take The Pacific Club in Bondi up on their $1 oyster deal on Wednesdays for the entire month of July.
Make yourself a booking between 5 pm and 7 pm, order yourself a bottle of champagne and enjoy, because let’s be honest we all deserve to be out and about celebrating for no reason other than being out and about.
Go wine tasting in the city
No need to schedule an entire weekend away to go wine tasting, there are two cellar doors in the heart of the city. There’s Handpicked Wines in Chippendale (a personal favourite) and Urban Winery Sydney in Moore Park.
Over on Kenginston Street Handpicked Wines, has bought back raclette for the cooler months. Indulge in the cheesy goodness with an odyssey wine flight, each premium wine has been selected to pair perfectly with the tastes and textures of the raclette cheese.
Available every Tuesday – Thursday from 12:00 – 8:00 pm.
Urban Winery is a fully functioning cellar door and wine bar offering a relaxed feel in an intimate setting. Get a group together of friends and settle in for an afternoon with one of their antipasto boards or scrub up on your wine knowledge with one of their wine experiences.
Yes, day spa’s are open and SpaQ Sydney is where it’s at.
They do things a little differently at SpaQ Sydney and we recommend booking in for a treatment and decide on the day if you prefer a body exfoliation, a range of facial therapies and or a massage.
Plan a spa day with the girls or book in for the ultimate couples packages with your love.
Book your appointment at SpaQ Sydney here.
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