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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
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
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
Note: bookings are essential call 9265 9333 or check website for more booking information.