Due to the rapidly developing situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid – 19), we are currently prioritising the safety of our community and staff and assessing the risk posed by all events, activities and programs. Please check back regularly for updates and cancellations.
We are closely following all advice provided by the Federal and State health authorities. Please follow all Government guidelines regarding social distancing, self-isolation and personal hygiene.


We've got a variety of Council and community events and activities on the Northern Beaches to suit everyone.

Take a look at the calendar or select a category for upcoming events. Check out other courses & activities at your local Community Centre or our Hello Manly website.

We encourage local not-for-profit community groups to publicise their events here too (conditions apply). 

Fri 7 Aug
Sun 29 Nov

Kathrin Longhurst, The Artist as a Young Girl, 2020, oil on canvas, 120 x 120cm (Image detail)

Portraits Project

7 Aug – 29 Nov - Two exhibitions focused on' portraiture' as a powerful expression of artists connected with the Northern Beaches.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 23 Oct
Sun 29 Nov

Joanna Gambotto, Hill End Interior 2, 2020, charcoal and pastel on paper, 150 x 310cm (image detail)

Joanna Gambotto: Interior Worlds – Hill End

23 Oct – 29 Nov 2020 - A series of work developed from Joanna’s recent residency at Hill End, NSW.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 23 Oct
Thu 1 Jul

Simone Fraser, Impression Series #5, 2014, dry glaze, mid-fired ceramic form, 350 h x 180mm d. MAG&M Collection – purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015 (image detail)

Clay Collection

23 Oct 2020 - 1 July 2021 - Vessels and sculptural ceramics reflecting the diversity of contemporary ceramics practice in Australia.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 23 Oct
Sun 29 Nov

Jenny Franklin, Origins - Fossil World, 1994-95, oil on linen, 1.8 x 10m, Commission for Prudential PLC, London (image detail)

Jenny Franklin: Paintings from the Edge of Ku-ring-gai

23 Oct – 29 Nov 2020 - An online exhibition brings together pivotal works from 1994 - 2016.
Online, Exhibitions, Council Events
Fri 23 Oct
Sun 29 Nov

Irrawong Waterfall, pastel on paper, 42 x 89.5cm (Image detail)

Nick Hollo: Waterways

23 Oct - 29 Nov 2020 - Oil pastel drawings by Nick Hollo convey the beauty and diversity of our local waterways.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Manly
Art and Culture, Exhibitions, Council Events, Ocean Festival
Sat 24 Oct
Thu 31 Dec

Aquatic online

'Aquatic' - An online exhibition of porcelain wall sculptures - Michelle Perrett
None, Avalon Beach
Online, Art and Culture, Exhibitions
Sun 1 Nov
Mon 30 Nov

Walk for Women and Children

Step up and raise vital funds to support women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse on the Beaches
Community Group, Health and Wellbeing
Wed 11 Nov
Wed 9 Dec

Learn chess and have fun

4 to 6 year olds - help to develop problem solving skills, creativity, focus and exercise the brain.
Northern Beaches Community Connect, Warriewood
Community Group, Education and Learning, Youth
Mon 16 Nov
Fri 18 Dec

Christmas Wishing Tree

A Christmas Wishing Tree has been set up at Manly Library. Please take a tag from the tree. Return the gift unwrapped. Gifts will be distributed by Community Northern Beaches to...
Children and Families, Christmas
Mon 16 Nov
Sat 5 Dec

Inside Bloom - Art Exhibition

Two artists invite you to rewild, reimagine and reconnect with not just dreaming but the creating of a new planet that celebrates the wild, nourishes the mind's eye and...
Our Place - Art Studio, gallery and Workshop Space, Brookvale
Art and Culture, Community Group