Celebrate Chinese LUNAR New Year – Uptown Jan 28

From Ald. Osterman:

“The Lunar New Year Parade in Uptown will be sponsored this year by the Hip Sing Association and will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 1:00pm. 
The parade will begin at 1121 West Argyle Street (the Hip Sing Assoc.
Office location) and will proceed east to Sheridan Road then go south on
Sheridan to Ainslie and then west to Broadway, south on Broadway to Sun
Wah Plaza and then back north to Argyle.

There will be parking
restrictions on Argyle starting at 9:00 a.m. and full street closure
from 12:00 noon until approximately 4:00 p.m.
  The parade will
feature lion and dragon dances, floats and the Senn High School Marching
Band.  Following the parade, the ‘Lion Team’ will visit area Asian
restaurants and other businesses and will light firecrackers at each
location to scare away the evil spirits (firecrackers) and to bring in
good fortune.

Enjoy the Tet Festival on Saturday, January 28th.  The Vietnamese Association of Illinois will host this Lunar New Year Festival from 11am to 5pm at St. Augustine College
located at 1333-45 West Argyle Street.  Admission is free.  The
festival will feature cultural performances, dragon dances, games, food
booths and martial arts performances.”

And from Business Partners:  “Saturday, January 28 at 11am-2pm: The Chinese Mutual Aid Association will host the Lunar New Year Celebration at Truman College-1145
W. Wilson Ave. Featuring Asian foods, crafts and cultural
performances.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4
for children under 10 years of age.  Admission includes lunch.”

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