Northcote Central celebrates the Chinese & Korean New Year (‘Year of the Horse’) with a free family celebration on Friday, 31 January from 5:30pm – 9pm and Saturday, 1 February 2014 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Northcote Central’s Chinese & Korean New Year Festival is a free community event full of colour, culture and cuisine. It provides the public with a taste of Asia, and a wide range of Asian entertainment and activities.
The festival features vibrant cultural performances, free children’s activities, and array of Asian cuisine. The event also features special activities such as Chinese fortune telling.
Feature Chinese performances including Chinese Acrobat Troupe – Flaming Phoenix, the EPACS Lion Dance Team, Chinese Dance Groups such as the Bluesky Dancing Class and the Auckland Dong Fang Dance Group.
There will be several Korean performances such as Madang Hannuri, the Korean Traditional Music & Cultural Group and Korean rock star – James Lee.
The Prime Minister – John Key will be at the festival on Saturday, 1 February from 12:30pm.
A large stage will feature music, martial arts, song and dance, from a variety of cultures including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese.
The Chinese & Korean New Year Festival is free to the public with sponsorship coming from the Northcote Town Centre, Kaipatiki Local Board, Auckland Council, and Creative Communities NZ.