Northcote Shopping Centre celebrates the Chinese and Korean New Year (Year of the Sheep) with a free family celebration.
Northcote’s Chinese and 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.
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 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 and the Korean Traditional Music and Cultural Group.
The Chinese and Korean New Year Festival is free to the public with sponsorship coming from Northcote Central, Kaipatiki Local Board and Creative Communities NZ.