5:30pm - 9pm
10am – 3pm
Northcote Central celebrates the Chinese & Korean New Year (‘Year of the Sheep’) with a free family celebration on Friday, 20 February from 5:30pm – 9pm and Saturday, 21 February from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Northcote Central’s Chinese & Korean New Year Festival is a free 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 an array of Asian cuisine. The event also features special activities such as Chinese fortune telling.
A large stage will feature music, martial arts, song and dance, from a variety of cultures including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese. Feature Chinese performances include the EPACS Lion Dance Team, Chinese Dance Groups such as the NZ International School and the Auckland Dong Fang Dance Group. There will be several Korean performances such as the Korean Traditional Music & Cultural Group.
The Chinese & Korean New Year Festival is free to the public with sponsorship coming from Northcote Central, Kaipatiki Local Board and Creative Communities NZ.
A feature in Northcote Central in recent years has been live music every Saturday over the summer months. The concerts add a great deal of ambience and atmosphere to the centre, and last summer saw people dancing in the town square.