Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Can't Get Enough New Year? Lunar New Year Festivities On February 9th With Parade and Pop-Ups Along Argyle

Get Ready for Uptown's Second New Year's Celebration!

From Uptown United:

"The annual Argyle Lunar New Year Parade is a decades-old Uptown tradition celebrating the start of the new Lunar Year. We hope you'll join us as we kick off the YEAR OF THE PIG with music, colorful lion dances, entertainment, and more!

Come along with a processional of local groups and floats starting near the Argyle "L" stop. Join Alderman Harry Osterman, Uptown United, and the Argyle business community for this special event!

Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Parade: 1pm (starts at Argyle & Winthrop)
  • Program: 1:45pm (at Argyle & Winthrop)
Route: Parade will kick-off at Argyle & Winthrop promptly at 1pm and will head east along Argyle St., south along Sheridan Rd., west along Ainslie St., and north along Broadway back to Argyle St.

Shop Local: Before and after the parade, be sure to stop in to the many local businesses on Argyle offering a variety of goods, gifts, drinks, and menu items!

Pop-Ups and Affiliated Programming:
  • Noon-4pm, Latin School of Chicago, 4956 N. Sheridan - corner of Sheridan and Argyle. The Latin School Community Space welcomes you to drop in for a fun-filled day of art workshops and family-friendly Lunar New Year fun.
  • More pop-ups to be announced soon!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The 48th Ward and Uptown United are looking for volunteer parade marshals for the parade. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please email PC Gooden-Smiley at pc@48thward.org.

A special thank you to the 20th District Chicago Police Department and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events."

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