2018 Argyle Lunar New Year Parade @ 1118 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640-3610, United States, Chicago [24 February]

2018 Argyle Lunar New Year Parade


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24
February
13:00 - 14:30

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1118 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640-3610, United States
The annual Argyle Lunar New Year Parade is a decades-old local tradition celebrating the start of the new Lunar Year. We hope you'll join us as we kick off the Year of the Dog with music, colorful lion dances, entertainment, and more! Come along with a processional of local groups and floats starting at the Argyle «L» stop. Join Alderman Harry Osterman, Uptown United, and the Argyle business community for this special event!

Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration
Date: February 24, 2018
Parade: 1:00 PM (starts at Argyle L Station)
Program: 1:45 PM (under Argyle L Station)
Route: Parade will kick-off underneath the CTA Argyle red line station at 1:00 PM and will head east along Argyle St., south along Sheridan Rd., west along Ainslie St., and north along Broadway to Argyle St.

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POP-UPS & AFFILIATED PROGRAMMING:

AXIS LAB
(Argyle Red Line Station)
12-4pm
Axis Lab will be hosting Tết 2018: First Morning, a community art pop-up event next to the Red Line Argyle Station at 1120 W Argyle Street. The event will feature Bầu Cua Cá Cọp (Traditional Vietnamese New Year Game), a community arts activity, a wishing well with small lanterns, homemade mooncakes, chai seed pudding, and a community photo booth.

FIRST SIP CAFE
1057 W. Argyle
12-4pm
First Sip Cafe will be hosting a small pop-up with drink specials, traditional Vietnamese lunar new year cakes, card games, and lucky red envelopes.

A TOUCH OF CHINA
1112 W Argyle
All Day
Warm up with coffee, tea, and Taiwanese biscuits at this new store!

LATIN SCHOOL
4956 N. Sheridan — corner of Sheridan and Argyle
12-4pm
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. Activities include a Photo Booth (complete with dog props!), brush painting station, Chinese calligraphy station, paper lantern making, and other paper crafts. Or just drop in to see the community space, have a taste of some homemade hot soy milk (courtesy of Sun Wah BBQ restaurant) and try some sweet treats (niangao and ludougao–while supplies last).

CHINESE MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION
Lunar New Year [email protected]
10am-12:30pm
Truman College (1145 West Wilson Avenue)
Celebrate Lunar NewYear 2018 with CMAA! Entertainment and activities will take place throughout the event followed by special guest appearances from some local elected officials and community leaders.

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PARKING
ParqEx is offering a special promo to guests of this event – $25 in free parking credit ($5 per transaction) when using the promo code UPTOWN. There’s plenty of ParqEx parking spots in the parking garage at 5051 N. Broadway.

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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 [email protected]

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