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Six Free Chinese New Year Events, Sydney 2014

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Published January 14th 2014
One of the best ways to experience culture
This Chinese New Year it is the Year of the Horse, to celebrate below is six free events to experience:

1. Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour
Garden's Chinese New Year festivities will include traditional lion dance, workshops, demonstrations, classes, performances and talks.
When: 24 January 2014, 9:30am 5:30pm
Where: Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour
Website: www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/chinese-new-year-celebrations.aspx
Note: Bookings are essential check website for more information




2. Chinese New Year at QVB (Queen Victoria Building)
Chinese entertainment, decorations and traditions throughout the event.
When: 16 January 2014 5 February 2014, 9am- 6pm
Where: QVB, 455 George St, Sydney
Website: www.sydneychinesenewyear.com/festival-program/chinese-new-year-qvb/


3. Chinese New Year Markets-
Mouth watering spicy dishes, cooking demonstrations, breakdance performance and other live performances, Japanese folk dancing, cinema screening, martial arts, karaoke competition, puppet making workshop and puppet show and arts & crafts and more activities.
When: 24-26 January 2014, 4pm-10pm (24.1.14), 11am-10pm (25 &26 January 2014)
Where: Belmore Park, Eddy Ave, Sydney
Website: www.sydneychinesenewyear.com/festival-program/chinese-new-year-markets/


4. Chinese New Year Twilight Parade
Pre-parade entertainment with prancing ponies, a giant horse, The Electric Canvas light up the facades of our buildings, games, carousel, Happy Valley Racecourse, dancing chess knights, artworks, Electric Horse and many more activities.
When: 2 February 2014, 8pm- 12am
Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney to Chinatown followed by fireworks at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour
Website: www.sydneychinesenewyear.com/festival-program/chinese-new-year-twilight-parade/




5. Clay Horse Creations at Haymarket Library (Kids & Teenage event)
It is the Year of the Horse, so bring the kids to the Haymarket Library and help the kids to create their own clay horse. Clay horses will be displayed for the Chinese New Year.
When: 21 January 2014, 2pm-3pm
Where: Haymarket Library, 744 George St, Sydney
Website: www.whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/21587-clay-horse-creations-haymarket-library




6. Year of the Horse: Artist Workshop at Surry Hills Library
Join Anna Glynn for a special Chinese New Year calligraphy workshop to coincide with her exhibition.
When: 30 January 2014, 6pm-7pm
Where: Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills
Website: www.whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/21235-year-of-the-horse-artist-workshop
Note: bookings are essential call 9265 9333 or check website for more booking information.

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Why? To experience Chinese New Year
When: Events start from 16.1.14 to 5.2.14
Where: Check above for all addresses
Cost: Free
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