Want to experience a different part of the world every week, for free? Beginning this Sunday, Chicago’s Navy Pier will be host to various countries (and a continent) where Chicagoland families and visitors can celebrate different cultures through an afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine and local folk artists.
The weekly performance series begins with India and the journey continues to include Greece, Lithuania, Mexico, Italy, the Philippines, Africa and ends with a trip to Germany.
It all takes place in Navy Pier’s gorgeous Crystal Gardens each Sunday from February 26 through April 15, 2012. The events take place from noon to 5:00 p.m. and are free. To learn more, visit Navy Pier’s website.
I’m excited to take the kids – I think they’ll enjoy taking a trip downtown while learning more about different countries (and a continent) and getting a taste of culture in a beautiful setting. Care to join us? Let me know and we can make it a date!
Here is the line up in greater detail:
- February 26: Amazing India
Presented in partnership with the Indo-American Heritage Museum and the Consulate General of India
- March 4: A Greek Journey in the Windy City
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Greece and the National Hellenic Museum
- March 11: Celebrate Lithuanian Independence
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Lithuania
- March 18: Celebrate Mexico
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexico Tourism Board
- March 25: Bell’Italia
Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy
- April 1: Philippine Fest Chicago (Piyesta Pinoy sa Chicago)
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of the Philippines and the Philippine American Cultural Foundation
- April 8: Africa in Chicago
Presented in partnership with Africa International House
- April 15: Germania on the Pier
Presented in partnership with DANK-Haus German American Cultural Center and the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce