Over the next fortnight, Melbourne City will celebrate its ongoing connection to Melbourne’s diverse community with Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne’s Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon, alongside the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC), in partnership with the Australian Chinese Jockey Club (ACJC).
City kicked off festivities in Chinatown on Sunday to signal the start of Chinese New Year at Melbourne’s Chinese New Year Festival and will have a presence at the ACJC Chinese New Year race meeting this Friday 3 February at Moonee Valley Race Course, running free clinics and giveaways during the event.
The Chinese New Year celebrations will culminate on Saturday 11 February at AAMI Park when City challenge Brisbane Roar in Round 19 of the A-League.
City will hold a range of unique pre-match and half-time activities for fans to enjoy, such as Lion Dancers, a Laughing Buddah as well as a Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong demonstration at City Square on Gosch’s Paddock.
City’s Tim Cahill and Bruno Fornaroli have also delivered special messages in Mandarin, inviting fans from across Melbourne to take part in City’s festivities over the next two weeks.