Skip to content

What's happening this weekend in New West? Our top picks for March 30 to April 2

Take time out for a block party, a lineup of art shows and some Easter fun.
Check out the ongoing solo exhibition by artist Sherida Charles at New West's Free Little Art Gallery

Still thinking about your spring break at the beach? Here are five things you can do in the city to overcome your vacay hangover.

Thursday, March 30

New West Farmers Market is back for a brand-new season. Which means, you can now block your Thursday evenings to browse fresh produce, baked goods, local beer and more at the weekly market at Tipperary Park (315 Queens Ave.). But first, join in their season opener block party — between 3 and 7 p.m. — that will feature craft activities for kids, live music, food trucks, lawn games, face painting and more. The first 100 people who show up at the event take home free cookies.


Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2

Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. This weekend, get inspired by a group of talented little preschoolers. The Gallery at Queen’s Park (Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park) will be hosting Rock Paper Scissors — an art exhibit that features curated works of tiny tots from the Queen’s Park Preschool. The show is open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and is free for all.


Free Little Art Gallery (FLAG) is hosting a solo show for the first time. New West's tiniest gallery will display works by printmaker and finalist for 2022 New Westminster Artist of the Year, Sherida Charles. The works will include a linocut art “showing homes ‘growing’ and ‘blooming’ with the spring” and models of tiny homes — all of which, as per the event description, throw light on the lack of affordable housing in the city. All the art pieces are free for anyone to pick up from the gallery. FLAG is located at 815 Edinburgh St.


Saturday, April 1 to Sunday, April 2

For kids who love art and are pumped about Easter, here’s an event that combines the two. A new contest invites participants to colour an Easter-themed drawing sheet — yep, with bunnies and a basket of eggs — and stand a chance to win a family prize pack. Organized by the City of New Westminster along with the Arts Council of New Westminster, the contest will begin on April 1 and go on till the end of the month. Those interested can download a colouring sheet from the New West City website and drop their completed work at either Centennial Community Centre, Century House or Queensborough Community Centre. 

For more Easter activities, visit

Sunday, April 2

Creative work doesn’t always have to be done solo. Arrieta Art Studio (707 Front St.) is opening its doors to anyone who wants to create art while hanging out with other like-minded people. You can take your work in progress, or simply hang out with a bunch of creatives at the studio between 1 and 4 p.m. — if you forget to get paint, gesso or canvas, you can always buy them from the art space. 




push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks