Sick of doing the same thing? Ready to do some new and different things in 2024? Here are ten local things to do in Lane Cove in 2024. This list focuses mainly on “adult activities” (and we don’t mean behind closed-door stuff). We also have some ideas of fun things to do in Lane Cove for families.
Be A Tourist in Your Own Backyard
Get to know Lane Cove. Be a tourist in 2066 and visit local points of interest, historical sites, Carisbrook Historic House, Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio, Lane Cove Library and get active discovering all the bush walks and parks around Lane Cove. Learn about Lane Cove’s cultural and natural diversity. Show your kids that where they live is far more than the Lane Cove Plaza and The Canopy.
Carisbrook Historic House – We have put together a day out for the family that includes, history, ice cream and a play in a park with play equipment for all ages.
Carisbrook Historic House on Burns Bay Road is living history. You can tour the house, which shows you and your family what life was like in the 1880s. It’s history recreated before your eyes.
Each month they have an open house weekend. They will also be serving tea, coffee and scones and cakes in the stunning courtyard. The next open day is Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2024.
Enrol in an Art Class or Workshop
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios is located in the building directly across from the Lane Cove Library. Melbourne might have the Paris End of Collins Street, but Lane Cove has the Cultural Precinct in Longueville Road (Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, Lane Cove Library and the Living and Learning Centre all located on Longueville Road).
Gallery Lane Cove provides the whole community with opportunities to attend art workshops and term classes in printmaking (including screen printing), sewing, jewellery making, knitting, life drawing, painting and pottery. ITC is especially excited about pottery/ceramic classes (ITC became obsessed with pottery after watching the Great British Pottery Throwdown – like MasterChef for potters).
Check out the adult term classes here.
See Local Live Theatre in 2066
The Lane Cove Theatre Company has a big lineup this year, including:
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Murder Mystery
By David McGillvray & Walter Zerlin, Jnr.
Directed by Andrew Castle
9-25 February 2024
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
By Martin McDonagh.
Directed by Kathryn Thomas and Mitch Garling
10 – 26 May 2024
By D.W Gregory
Directed by Kathy Petrakis
9-25 August 2024
Music By Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
8-24 November 2024
Find out more here.
Get into Music
You have two options here – join a choir or join the Lane Cove Music Society and see live music in Lane Cove.
Join a Choir
La Voce Choir
La Voce community choir is a group that loves to sing, many of whom have not sung in a choir before. You don’t need to audition and don’t need to be able to read music. La Voce sings many and varied pieces, both old and new. Their wonderful musical director and composer, Sarah de Jong, tailors the music with two-part harmonies that suit the choir’s voices. She also teaches the choir how to best breathe and project voices. Sarah is an award-winning composer, sound designer, voice and singing teacher, theatre director and theatrical collaborator who has worked in theatre, radio, film and dance for many years.
Rehearsals are every week on Tuesdays (during the school term) at the Living & Learning Centre opposite the Primary School entrance in Longueville Road.
If you have any questions or would like to come and have a sing.
Aqualuna Singers is an a cappella choir with an eclectic range of choral repertoire – singing for the sheer enjoyment of it!
We start 2024 on Wednesday, 7 February, 7:30 pm at St Aiden’s Longueville, followed by refreshments – the first session is free.
Lane Cove Music Society
Lane Cove Music Society hold six concerts a year between March and November, in the LCM Church in the heart of Lane Cove. The concerts showcase amazing musical talent (see an example of some of the artists performing in 2024 below).
Lane Cove Music Society presents a wide variety of quality classical, semi-classical and jazz concerts for Lane Cove and the wider community. Their concerts have recently been enhanced by a much-complimented instrument – their beautiful new Kawai GX6 grand piano.
This is the ideal gift for music lovers.
Get Into Bouldering
CLIMBFIT Macquarie and St Leonards’ philosophy is pretty simple: climbing, community and fun. Whether you’re serious about climbing, want to supercharge your workouts with a new challenge or simply want a great day out with the kids, you’ll get the same warm welcome and one-on-one support from our passionate team.
You’ll find easy terrain for beginners and some of the toughest routes around for experienced climbers. Routes are switched up weekly, so you’ll have new challenges to conquer practically every time you visit.
Come along once, give it a go, or become a regular and part of their climbing community. Either way, you’ll have the climb of your life.
They have three locations. St Leonards (1500 square metres) Kirrawee (3500 square metres) & Macquarie Park, each with state-of-the-art climbing and bouldering facilities, a fitness centre, private coaching and dedicated kids’ programs.
Join A Community Garden
Are you a kitchen-garden green thumb or want to be? Are you looking for a physical community and a space to learn how to grow your own organic fruit, herbs, or vegetables? Then becoming a Hughes Park Community Garden member might be the way to go. Read more here.
If you live in Lane Cove North you may want to join the Stringybark Creek Reserve Community Garden. If you would like to join email [email protected].
You can also join their Facebook group here.
Dance Dance Dance
There are many dance classes in Lane Cove, and they feature adult and kids classes. Why not join a dance group, meet like-minded people and have fun while exercising?
Several of our dance schools offer adult dance.
Lane Cove Dance Academy has Adult Jazz on Monday Night ( 7.35 pm – 8.45 pm) and Adult Ballet on Friday Nights (6.00 pm to 7.00 pm).
Burns Bay Dance Studio has Adult Ballet on Wednesday at 6.45 pm – to 7.00 pm, Adult Jazz (7.30 pm to 8.15 pm) and Adult Tap (8.15 pm to 9.00 pm) and Adult Hip Hop on Friday from 5.45 pm to 6.45 pm.
Imagination Dance has Mummy and Me sessions. Anyone is welcome! Mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, nanny, au pair, friend.
Tiny dancers learn the foundations of dance through different songs and themes using singing, props and teamwork.
Get into Tennis
Lane Cove is so lucky to have so many outdoor tennis courts. There are tennis courts in nearly every Lane Cove Suburb. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone else who plays tennis; the tennis clubs will help find you a partner to play with. Find out more here.
Our resident running expert Andy Smith from North Shore Running and Outdoor Fitness has put together some bush trail runs, hill runs, and stair climbs and they are all LOCAL.
As a bonus, Andy has also put together some local bike-riding routes for you. More details here
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