Thursday, January 26, 2012

Argyle Street Parade, Two Festivals, and Street Closure Information

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."

1 comment:

  1. We will be there for sure. There is plenty to see and eat too. I will be going back to my old neighborhood in Bridgeport to also celebrate the Chinese New Year in China Town Sunday January 29th at 12 noon. It also is all day and there is plenty to see and eat.....