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迎新春 CHINESE NE YEAR YEAR OF THE ROOER 27 Jan 12 Feb 2017 cnymelbourne.com.au Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival 2017 From 27 January until 12 February the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival s Year of the Rooster celebrations present a cohesive cultural experience for locals and visitors alike, offering spectacular lighting installations, cultural performances, food experiences and activities designed to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate. Over the 17 days enjoy the citywide festivities from Queensbridge Square, Queen Victoria Market, Chinatown, the Chinese Museum, Melbourne Zoo, Eureka Skydeck and Southgate, to Docklands and DFO South harf. The Festival acknowledges the co-operation of its Principal Partners: Study Melbourne and City of Melbourne and the support of the Federation of Chinese Associations and the Chinese Museum. Year of the Rooster The rooster ranks tenth amongst the Chinese zodiac animals and is the only bird in the Chinese zodiac. Years of the rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and The rooster is under the influence of the fire element in 2017, making it the Year of the Fire Rooster. The rooster represents fidelity and punctuality. People born in a year of the rooster are on the one hand said to be beautiful, kind hearted, hardworking, courageous, independent, humorous and honest, and on the other hand, arrogant, self-aggrandising, manipulative, wild and gullible. cnymelbourne.com.au Message from the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade The Victorian Government and Study Melbourne are honoured to join you in welcoming the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival heralds the dawn of this new year, especially for those born in the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Victoria s Chinese community has played a key role in the development of our state, stretching back to its earliest days. In fact, Melbourne is home to the longest continuous Chinese settlement in any western country and is home to one of the oldest Chinatowns in the southern hemisphere. The Government s commitment to Chinese New Year celebrations recognises those strong historical relationships between Victoria and China and our commitment to see that bond grow stronger. The festival shows Victoria s vibrant multiculturalism and inclusiveness as a hub for locals, visitors and international students to share in the celebrations. The Victorian Government will continue to strengthen our peopleto-people links with China through tourism, business engagement and of course through the many Chinese students that choose to study in Victoria for years to come. I wish you all happiness, prosperity and a wonderful New Year! Hon Philip Dalidakis MP Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Message from the Lord Mayor One of our city s favourite events, the Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival, unites families and friends to celebrate Chinese culture and traditions across the city. The 2017 Chinese New Year Festival offers spectacular lighting installations, cultural performances, culinary experiences and a host of activities to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Experience the joy and excitement of fireworks and dragon dances at this time of new beginnings and new hopes. This colourful festival is one of many celebrations of Melbourne s diverse multicultural community. e are home to people from more than 200 countries, who speak 260 languages and dialects and practice 135 religious faiths. But we are one Melbourne. Chinese people have helped build and shape our great city, and the City of Melbourne is proud to honour these contributions through our support of Chinese New Year festivities. In this most auspicious Year of the Rooster I wish you all a safe, productive and prosperous year ahead. Happy Chinese New Year! Robert Doyle Lord Mayor of Melbourne CHEMI AREHOUSE TAI CHI SERIES Enjoy FREE Tai Chi each week day morning over the Chinese New Year Festival presented by Chemist arehouse! 30 January 10 February Monday to Friday 7.30am 8.15am Queensbridge Square PLUS participants receive special offers from Chemist arehouse* *hile stocks last 2017 CHINESE NE YEAR CONCERT Beijing Dance Academy and China s Three Tenors Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) will host two of China s most premier traditional performance groups in Plenary the Beijing Dance Academy and China s Three Tenors. Friday 3rd February 7.30pm Plenary, MCEC For tickets trybooking.com/book/event?eid=246249 Festival Highlights 01 Docklands Celebrate with weekend evening events along Harbour Esplanade Asian cuisine and drinks as the sun sets; a spectacular light show at 888 Collins Street (arguably Melbourne s luckiest address) from sunset to midnight, playing every hour on the hour and, don t miss the Chinese New Year themed LED light show at the Melbourne Star Observation heel on every night. Remember to catch the free tram to Harbour Esplanade. 02 Asian Fusion Dinner at Eureka 89 Experience the Asian Fusion Dinner on 8 February at Eureka 89 Melbourne s highest vantage point, for a true Chinese New Year celebration! Enjoy contemporary flavours of Asia whilst experiencing 360 degree views of Melbourne through floor to ceiling windows. 03 Concert by the Chinese Music Orchestra Ausfeng presents a Chinese New Year concert by the renowned national-level orchestra of the China National Opera & Dance Theatre (CNODDT), the Chinese Music Orchestra, called Treasures of a Nation at The Recital Centre, Southbank. 05 Chemist arehouse Tai Chi Series Celebrate Chinese New Year with FREE Tai Chi in Queensbridge Square with the Chemist arehouse Tai Chi Series! Visit Queensbridge Square each weekday from 7.30am 8.15am to enjoy FREE Tai Chi! PLUS receive special offers from Chemist arehouse (while stocks last). 06 Dragon Boat Victoria Come and Try in Docklands ant to try Dragon Boating? Register for a come and try session, then head to Dockland s Community Hub between 10am 2pm on 4 and 5 February to learn from Victoria s best clubs. Plus see Dragon boats in action near Queensbridge Square on both days! For more information visit dragonboatvictoria.com.au Chinese New Year Concert Beijing Dance Academy and China s Three Tenors On 3 February, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the 2017 Chinese New Year Concert in Plenary. Featuring two of China s premier entertainment groups the Beijing Dance Academy and China s Three Tenors. 04 Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne CYSM will celebrate and promote Chinese culture with a performance entitled A Tale from the Three Kingdoms. This will feature a spectacular display of Lion Dancing, Dragon Dancing, Martials Arts and Drumming performances concluding with an explosive Chinese Firecracker finale in the heart of Melbourne s Chinatown on 29 January. 08 Federation Square On 28 January the pulse of the city and Victoria s second top tourist attraction will be bursting with all of the tradition this vibrant community brings headed by the Federation of Chinese Associations. in flights to Shanghai To celebrate Chinese New Year, RACV and China Southern Airlines are teaming up to send two lucky winners to Shanghai, China. To enter, simply head to the RACV website and enter your details including your RACV membership number. racv.com.au/shanghai Terms and conditions apply. Competition opens 9 January 2017 and closes 11.59pm 28 February Draw will take place at 550 Princes Hwy, Noble Park North, Vic 3174 on 3 March 2017 at 11am. The winner will be published in the April 2017 edition of RoyalAuto and online at racv.com.au/royalautocomps and will be notified by and/or phone. For full terms and conditions, please refer to racv.com.au/competitions. Getting Around Melbourne Melbourne s public transport system is an ideal (and cost-effective) way to explore every pocket of the city this Chinese New Year Festival. ith the extensive train, tram and bus network stretching from the city into surrounding suburbs and regional areas, travelling to and from the city is a breeze. Metro Trains As the city s metropolitan rail service, Metro operates 210 six carriage trains across 869 kilometers of track, transporting 415,000 customers each day providing a seamless transport solution to keep individuals connected. ith 15 lines, 218 stations and services seven days a week, Metro can take you wherever you re headed across the city. Yarra Trams There is a Free Tram Zone in Melbourne s CBD and Docklands. Travel on trams within this zone is free and you do not need to use a myki card. However, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader to make sure you have a valid ticket. You can also ride the iconic -class free City Circle Tram (number 35) that will take you on a historic tour of Melbourne s CBD, complete with automated commentary. For real-time tram arrival information download Tram Tracker for free from the App Store or Google Play. SkyBus SkyBus offer a frequent, convenient and reliable service between Melbourne Airport to the heart of the city, St Kilda, Frankston and the Bayside area, seven days a week. Our City Express operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year with a free hotel shuttle throughout the CBD, Southbank and Docklands precincts. Enjoy free on board i-fi and our kids travel free policy. Purchase e-tickets online or at our Southern Cross Station Gateway, T1, T3 and T4 booths. Enjoy Regional Victoria For convenient and comfortable services to regional Victoria, hop on a V/Line train or coach. Simply make your way to V/Line s passenger hub at Southern Cross Station and seek assistance to help you plan your next getaway. Plan your Journey For a quick and easy guide on how to travel around Melbourne, use the PTV Journey Planner. The Journey Planner can be used online and there is also a free App to assist you with directions from one location to another. The Journey Planner can provide you with public transport route numbers, as well as the distance and time it will take you to reach your chosen destination. Celebrate in Regional Victoria Bendigo Ballarat Geelong Come and watch the Bendigo Chinese Association welcome in the New Year. Visit Ballarat during Chinese New Year to experience an authentic gold rush celebration on 5 and 12 February at Sovereign Hill. Celebrate Chinese New Year as part of the Diversitat Pako Festa in Geelong. Enjoy a smorgasbord of fabulous food, traditional dancing, free activities for children and an exciting day of non-stop entertainment. The Lion Team showcase a range of martial arts and acrobatic tricks beneath Southern Lions spreading good luck and prosperity to all onlookers. Dai Gum San will come alive with colour and excitement amongst the sounds and music from the Plum Blossom Dancers and the rhythmic sounds of drums, cymbals and gongs, exciting the flying dragon Fei Loong. FREE 28 January, pm Dai Gum San Chinese Precinct Golden Dragon Museum 1-11 Bridge St, Bendigo bendigochinese.org.au/events NY2017 PRINT AD_89x45_FA.indd 1 The Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat Inc will provide hands on activities for children, calligraphy, traditional music, dance, tai chi and Lion Dance performances. A major exhibition Chinese Fortunes will open at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) during this time telling the forgotten history of Chinese people in Australia dating back to the goldfields. Featuring tales of families, fortune and culture it will be a unique presentation never seen before in both English and Mandarin. East Meets est Chinese New Year Diversitat Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia. Every year it attracts scores of people from local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life. Diversitat Pako Festa prides itself as being a free event, accessible to all who want to share the enriching experience of Australian multiculturalism. For more information, please visit pakofesta.com.au love SOUTHBANK? get regular updates... Concert #yarrarivermelbourne For a lucky Chinese New Year 2017 visit Eureka Skydeck 88! 30/11/ :03 AM HAPPY NE YEAR Visit Eureka Skydeck 88 during Chinese New Year to receive a red pocket gift with a chance to win great prizes! See eurekaskydeck.melbourne for more #eurekaskydeck 01 Zoos Victoria 02 Queen Victoria Market 03 Emporium Melbourne 04 Chinese Museum The wildlife at Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and erribee Open Range Zoo can t wait to celebrate Lunar New Year with you! Lunar New Year ignites at Queen Victoria Market from 27 January to 12 February. Celebrate Chinese New Year with interactive colour infused installations at Emporium Melbourne. The Chinese Museum will be awash with activities for the 2017 Chinese New Year Festival period. As the sound of firecrackers rise above the historic market sheds, a cultural extravaganza takes place with a monthlong celebration. From 27 January, Emporium Melbourne will celebrate the Year of the Rooster through show stopping installations. For a limited time, participating stores will also provide various Chinese New Year experiences and offers. Discover more at emporiummelbourne.com.au The museum will be buzzing with the sounds of young crafters when it stages a public program of craft making. Visitors can also learn the essence of the Chinese Lion Dance. Take a lesson or two and master what is an important part of the Chinese New Year celebration, believed to bring good luck and happiness. The Han Dynasty Exhibition at the Chinese Museum will take visitors on a journey through the history of Eastern civilisation in China. Bring your family to meet their family of wildlife wishing your own zodiac animal a happy Lunar New Year and see the properties dressed with beautiful red lanterns. Delight in traditional performances from local and international acts, marvel at the mythical creatures and receive a message of prosperity from the Hongbao wall. Plus, go into the lucky draw for a chance to win prizes and special offers! Upload photos of your Lunar New Year adventures at the Zoos on echat for your chance to win wildlife prizes! Snap a photo with koalas at Healesville Sanctuary, giraffes at erribee Open Range Zoo or maybe a photo with little penguins at Melbourne Zoo. The best images will win wildlife gifts. 05 T aikoz The Beauty of 8 (Asia TOPA) For one night only, Australia s internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble Taikoz will leave you breathless as they perform alongside world renowned taiko player and Kodo principal dancer Chieko Kojima and shakuhachi Grandmaster Riley Lee. Infectious rhythms, soaring melodies, lavish costumes, huge drums and Taikoz s legendary power and precision, interwoven with Chieko s graceful yet powerful dance, deliver a spectacular experience in this exclusive Melbourne performance. Hosted at the Melbourne Recital Centre on 11 February, The Beauty of 8 explores the many expressive qualities of the taiko, contrasting masculine and feminine, extrovert and introvert, tradition and innovation. PLUS visit on 4, 5, 11 and 12 February where the first 88 children through the doors receive FREE entry! Tram 55 to Zoo 01 PEE LS T E MELBOURNE CARLTON 02 RA TH DO NE FRANKLIN BATMAN LYG O N DUDLEY A BECKETT UN 04 BR LONSDALE AY DJERI 27 Jan 12 Feb 2017 N 03 URUN CHINESE NE YEAR ETIHAD ADIUM SO Flagstaff LA TROBE S ICK 迎新春 NI CH OL JEFFCOTT Melbourne Central Parliament 04 LT BOURKE NS DO NE SPRING EXHIBITION RUSSELL SANON ELIZABETH COLLINS LA COLLINS LT COLLINS QUEEN Southern Cross KING DOCKLANDS ILLIAM BOURKE SPENCER BOURKE FLINDERS LN #cnymelbourne F Y SOUTH HARF 07 T NS A ITEM H SOUTHBANK Queensbridge Square 08 Eureka Skydeck 09 Red Emperor Southgate Make your way to see DFO South harf s beautiful light and flower displays throughout the duration of the Chinese New Year festival along South harf Promenade and in Centre at DFO South harf. Queensbridge Square will be a major hub of Chinese New Year activity and excitement over the whole New Year period. See the New Year s Eve Countdown on 27 January followed by the kaleidoscope of Chinese cultural activities in the main square each weekend. For a lucky Chinese New Year 2017 visit Eureka Skydeck 88! Celebrate Chinese New Year with your family and friends at the traditional Red Emperor restaurant, Southgate Melbourne. Enjoy Chinese customary delights as well as a Lion Dance and Blessing Ceremony. Capture the moment and you could win their Instagram competition for your chance to win a $1,000 DFO gift card. Also, keep your eye out for Chinese fortune cookies that will be distributed to lucky customers containing some very special retailer offers so you can make some great savings! hile you re there, you can also sit back and enjoy some traditional Chinese entertainment. Enjoy free activities, entertainment on the big stage and cooking demonstrations by Elizabeth Chong and Lee Chan. The Food Truck Park will be serving up Asian cuisine throughout the festival. Don t forget to try the FREE Tai Chi in Queensbridge Square each weekday morning with the Chemist arehouse Tai Chi Series. ELL IN GT ON PD ES TH ELL IN GT ON PD E South harf Everyone who visits Eureka Skydeck 88 during Chinese New Year will receive a red pocket gift for their chance to win prizes like a FREE Edge Experience, Gift Shop products and photos. See Melbourne from above and find your good fortune on lucky level 88 the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Open daily 10am 10pm, last entry 9.30pm. DO N TG AT E 05 EN ES Flinders Street AR ER CL RIM Follow us on Festival highlight NORTHBANK LO KILDA RD www 08 FLINDERS Book ahead to avoid disappointment, reservations essential or 10 M elbourne Symphony Orchestra East Meets est: Chinese New Year Concert sees Maestro Tan Dun return to lead the MSO, bringing a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance and Eastern and estern traditions. One of the most outstanding vocalists of her generation, Tan eiwei will perform the world premiere of Song Lines, a collaborative work composed by Tan Dun and eiwei at this unmissable special event. Thank you to our partners Principal Partners
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