Celebrate Chicago’s Diverse Neighborhoods for Free

February 27, 2011

Did you know that there are tributes to neighborhoods all over the world right here in Chicago?

Each Sunday, Navy Pier hosts Neighborhoods of the World celebrating Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities.

The events are free and feature music and dance performances, cuisine, art and community vendors from different Chicago neighborhoods.

irish dancersThis Sunday is a Kick-Off to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, brought to you by Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood.

Presented by the Consulate General of Ireland, Beverly Area Planning Association, Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago Gaelic Park and Beverly Arts Center, the event will bring the culture of the Irish to Chicago.

Some of the special performances will include Trinity Irish Dancers, Joe Cullen, Irish Music School of Chicago and Anish.

What: Kick-Off to St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Where: Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

When: Sunday, February 27; noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Visit: navypier.com/neighborhoods

Upcoming Neighborhoods of the World celebrations at Navy Pier and the Chicago communities participating:

*March 6: Celebrate Poland (Jefferson Park, Harwood Heights, Avondale)

*March 13: Bell’Italia (Little Italy)

*March 20: Celebrate Mexico (Pilsen, Little Village)

*March 27: A Greek Journey in the Windy City (Greektown)

*April 3: GermanChicagoNow (Lincoln Square)

For more information on any of the events, visit navypier.com/neighborhoods.


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