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Hurstville Lunar New Year Festival almost here

Posted 19 January 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council is proud to present the 2016 Hurstville Lunar New Year Street Festival to be held along Forest Road, Hurstville on Saturday, 30 January 2016.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati said there is a fantastic line-up of live entertainment this year, including community group performances, traditional lion and dragon dances and much more.

“The 2016 Hurstville Lunar New Year is wonderful celebration of our community and I encourage local residents, businesses and people across greater Sydney to get involved in the festivities,” he said.

"The day is shaping up to be an exciting community event with an array of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.”

Mayor Badalati said there are a number of performances throughout the day that will showcase the diverse way in which Asian cultures celebrate this important time of year.

“A number of talented groups and solo artists will be performing, including Ocean Dream Artistic Group, St George Chorus, Chinese and Western Pop vocal performances by TVBA International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship (Sydney region) finalists.” he said.

“There will also be over 60 food and market stalls on the day along with a number of free children’s activities.

“The ever popular Chemist Warehouse, Hurstville Kids’ Corner will return to the Palm Court car park, and will feature a petting zoo, jumping castle, amusement rides, face painting and sand art workshops.

“Families will also have the opportunity to get creative at Hurstville City Library and Hurstville Museum and Gallery, with a number of arts and craft activities taking place throughout the day.”

Mayor Badalati said along with the free live entertainment, festivities, and family fun, an exciting lucky draw competition will take place with the major prize a trip for two people to visit Guangzhou in China.

“In addition, multiple runners up will win a voucher for an eight person banquet (to the value of $318.80) at Hurstville’s Imperial Treasure restaurant.

“To enter, festival goers need to just pick up an Official Festival Program available at the festival information stall on the day, fill out the coupon and be present for the draw which will be held at approximately 3.00pm on the centre stage,” he said.

For more information on 2016 Hurstville Lunar New Year events and activities, visit http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Lunar-New-Year

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