A National Day of Street Parties and Community Celebrations with over 850 Street Feast Parties registered to date with 39 parties planned for Kildare so far!
Centenary Street Feast Parties including in Naas, Maynooth, Carbury, Narraghmore and Celbridge.
3 weeks and counting . . . . . . . before The 2016 Centenary Street Feast
To register and receive your Free Party Pack* for Sunday, 12th June 2016 log onto www.streetfeast.ie
Tuesday, 24th May 2016 – Street Feast are delighted to confirm that over 850 Street Feast parties around the country have been registered to date, including 39 taking place in Kildare. The 7th Annual Street Feast Day, which is to be held on Sunday, 12th June 2016 is attracting great crowds, and in Kildare this year, Street Feast parties are taking place throughout the county, including in Naas, Maynooth, Carbury, Narraghmore and Celbridge. There is still time to book and include your community in the special 2016 celebrations, please log onto www.streetfeast.ie
Street Feast is an Irish local community initiative and this year is part of the State’s 1916/2016 Centenary Celebrations. Street Feast is a not-for-profit, all-for-fun, do-it-yourself celebration. The initiative invites an individual, or a group of neighbours, or a club, to host a lunch on their street, in a local park or in their front gardens – inviting other neighbours to come along and join them. It is hoped that in some small way, a Street Feast, this all-inclusive initiative, encouraging active participation, will bring communities together and reduce isolation. Everyone is encouraged to bring something along. In partnership with the Centenary Programme, we are calling on people nationwide to come together at 12.00 noon on Sunday, 12th June to enjoy a bite to eat with their neighbours for a simple and fun way of reconnecting with those that live near them.
This year, even more organisations have come on board to promote the community initiative – the local authorities throughout the country, An Post, Dublin City Council, Scouting Ireland, Irish Men’s Sheds Association, Irish Countrywoman’s Association, GIY Ireland, Volunteer Ireland, Foroige, The Tidy Towns and many more. Any group wishing to join the party and support the initiative – please get in touch with Street Feast.
Speaking in Co. Kildare, Marian Higgins, County Librarian and 1916 Coordinator said: “We are absolutely delighted to see such a large number of Street Feasts take off for this year of the Centenary. Street Feast is a great way to bring people together and to build community participation. It can really transform neighbourhoods and we hope even more Kildare residents sign up to host a feast by 12th June.”
Speaking today, Sam Bishop, one of the founders of Street Feast said: “We were delighted that Street Feast is included as part of The State’s Special Centenary Celebrations and we hope that in some small way, a Street Feast will bring communities together and reduce isolation. We want Street Feast to act as a spark to help rejuvenate communities, welcoming old and new faces, bringing generations together, sharing stories and skills, and making our streets safer places to be.
“The bookings are coming in fast and the feedback has been tremendous, with some streets even getting dressed up to mark the commemorations. Over 850 Street Feast parties are confirmed to date and 39 confirmed in Kildare so far. We still have three weeks to go and we would encourage as many individuals, friends, neighbours, clubs, community groups, resident associations, etc. to get involved in this special all-inclusive community initiative. We will show you how easy it is to organise.”
Street Feast will support these individuals and community groups to host their own celebration, which is repeated on streets and in gardens all across Ireland. Everyone who registers will receive a free Street Feast party pack*. The Street Feast website – www.streetfeast.ie outlines how to go about organising your own Street Feast and provides the templates for posters, flyers to hand out and invites to drop through your neighbour’s door.
How to register to receive your Free Party Pack* and what is involved?
Hosting a Street feast couldn’t be easier. People can register their Street Feast online at www.streetfeast.ie where you will receive a free Party Pack (while stocks last), which will be posted direct to your home. This pack provides a handy guide to help make your feast a success, as well as posters, invitations, balloons, party hats and bunting to get the party started!
*Free Party Packs will be sent to all who register ‘while stocks last’.