New activities at fifth Car-Free Sunday in June

Local pianists will perform on colourful pianos provided by Play it Forward at Car-Free Sunday on June 26, 2016.
Local pianists will perform on colourful pianos provided by Play it Forward at Car-Free Sunday on June 26, 2016.PHOTO: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Children chasing bubbles at the Families for Life Celebrations 2016, held in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday SG, on May 29, 2016.
Children chasing bubbles at the Families for Life Celebrations 2016, held in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday SG, on May 29, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - A community picnic, perfomances on painted pianos and yarn installations are some of the new programmes at the fifth Car-Free Sunday SG.

The first breakfast concert will be held at Empress Lawn, and there will be exhibitions and performances at the museums and cultural institutions around the Civic District, the Government said in a press release.

There will also be a "Kids Imagination Playground" for children to build their own playground.

#SgEatWithUs, a local movement to promote togetherness through sharing home-cooked dishes with the community, will hold a public picnic at picnic tables set up at Empress Lawn.

Participants can try the dishes and interact with the home chefs.

Play It Forward, a creative project to transform old, unwanted pianos into art pieces and place them in public spaces, will be holding public performances as well.

Local pianists will be performing at the promenade in front of ACM Green from 4.30pm.

Local knit artist Kelly Lim will dress a bicycle and four large pebble structures in front of National Gallery Singapore with colourful yarn, providing photo opportunities for participants.

 

Roads in the area will be closed from 7.30am for the activities.

These include St Andrew's Road, and parts of Robinson Road, Shenton Way and Fullerton Road.

There are also partial closures on Stamford Road and Esplanade Drive. They will reopen between 10am and noon.

Connaught Drive will be closed for activities from 7.30am to 7pm.

Members of the public are encouraged to take public transport or cycle to the event.

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong will flag off the event at 8am on June 26.

Held every last Sunday of the month till July, Car-Free Sunday SG is an initiative in which roads within the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District are closed to traffic, transforming the area into a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly precinct for activities.