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Free Things To Do: Where To Take The Kids In April

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The best wallet-friendly events and activities in town. 

There’s a whole week of school holidays on the horizon (or two if the kids are lucky) and spring has truly sprung! So what better time to get the family out and about? This month is shaping up to be full of art shows, craft markets and Sevens celebrations. Or why not get a head start on educating your little eco-warriors by taking them to a zero waste exhibition or to a beach clean-up?

Read more: Where To Volunteer In Hong Kong: Nonprofits, Charities & Organisations

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“Portrait Of Hong Kong” By Fan Ho X Blue Lotus Gallery

Hong Kong’s Arts Month might be over, but there’s still time to head to another art show this April. As embodied in his book “Portrait of Hong Kong”, this exhibition showcases photographer and film director Fan Ho’s last body of work from his extensive archive of negatives. After his passing in 2015, it took about a year for his family and loved ones to compile this project. Don’t miss this journey through Hong Kong, which features everything from boat people to construction and modernisation, our beautiful quiet waters and more.

When: Now until Thursday, 14 April, 11am to 6pm
Where: Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

La French Touch “The Concept Store, Spring Edition” Pop-up

La French Touch‘s Concept Store is back for its second edition, featuring more eye-catching fashion designs, kids wear and accessories. Head to The Loop anytime from Monday, 1 April to Sunday, 7 April to browse this curated collection.

When: Monday, 1 April to Sunday, 7 April; Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am to 6pm
Where: The Loop, G/F, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival 

Regardless of whether or not you’ve got a seat in the stadium, there are tons of ways to get in on the Sevens fun! Start early with the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival at Lee Gardens, promising a state of the art ninja course, street performers, family fun, plus all the rugby action transmitted live on big screens.

When: Friday, 5 April to Sunday, 7 April, 11am to 7pm (Egglettes and Street Art Festival, Saturday 30 March to Sunday 31 March)
Where: Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Sevens Central 

Didn’t manage to snag a place to watch the action up close? Sevens Central at the Harbourfront could be the next best thing. It will feature live broadcasts on the big screens, live music, tribute acts, street performers, giveaways and more.

When: Saturday, 6 April and Sunday, 7 April, 12pm to 8pm
Where: Central Harbourfront, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

The Brightest Candle By Sheetal Tahilramani Book Launch & Signing

Join Sheetal Tahilramani in celebrating the launch of her second picture book “The Brightest Candle”, a story about kindness and the power of giving. Head to Bookazine to enjoy a storytelling session followed by an author’s signing. This book is best suited for children ages 3 and above.

When: Sunday, 7 April, 11am to 12pm
Where: Bookazine Exchange Square, Shop 305-07, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – you can RSVP by calling 2542 1133 or emailing [email protected]

Hong Kong International School’s PFO World’s Fair 2019

Celebrate languages and diversity with Hong Kong International School‘s Parent Faculty Organisation. Its 2019 World’s Fair will feature delicious food from all over the globe, including American, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Middle Eastern, and Thai. You can also enjoy its shopping village with tons of international unique items, a bake sale, a used book fair, student-led entertainment, games, prizes and more.

When: Saturday, 13 April, 11am to 3pm
Where: Hong Kong International School, 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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Green Is The New Black The Conscious Festival 2019

Organised by Green Is The New Black, this zero waste themed and entirely vegan event and expo features transformative talks, engaging workshops, and a marketplace with over 80 pop-ups and 20 edutainment booths by NGOs. Head to the Kerry Hotel for family-friendly events, mindful brands, healthy eats, wellness activities and interactive art and games.

When: Saturday, 13 April, to Sunday, 14 April, 11am to 7pm
Where: Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

HK Ploggers Lamma Island Hike & Cleanup

Following the inspirational climate change strikes that took place globally, there’s no time like the present to make a change and help the environment. Join HK Ploggers for a group hike across Lamma Island, a beach clean-up and a little party! This event will be in collaboration with Helpers Choice, which helps connect employers and domestic workers directly and ethically. Bring reusable bags and gloves.

When: Sunday, 14 April, 11am to 3pm
Where: Sok Kwu Wan Pier, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Head to Discovery Bay to browse the wares of local and independent vendors selling handmade and self-designed crafts. Browse everything from bags to jewellery, home accessories, fine art, stationery and more. Filled with one-of-a-kind and limited edition items, you’re bound to find something unique for your home.

When: Sunday, 14 April, 11am to 6pm
Where: Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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the Hive Sustainability Matters

We’re always behind any initiative that helps us learn more about sustainability and incorporating it into our lives! Join the Hive for its “Sustainability Matters” evening, that promises to show us everything that’s happening in the eco-industry and the massive global environmental issues we’re facing. There’ll be a marketplace showcasing handicrafts and designs, documentary screenings in the indoor terrace, and super cool workshops where you can learn to create your own eco products.

When: Thursday, 25 April, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: the Hive Kennedy Town, 6/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

St. Nicholas’ English Kindergarten “Learning Full STEAM Ahead” Open Day

St. Nicholas’ English Kindergarten’s Open Day is specially themed around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), and will feature a science expo, an art exhibition, game booths, a book fair, and (of course!) tons of food. Keep an eye out for Food Angel and Christian Action’s educational booths! Make sure to register and print out or bring your e-tickets with you.

When: Saturday, 27 April, 10am to 1pm
Where: St. Nicholas English Kindergarten, 57 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

Featured image courtesy of Hong Kong Rugby Sevens via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Fan Ho Photography via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Hong Kong Rugby Sevens via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Voltage, image 4 courtesy of Lina Trochez via Unsplash

 

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