2021 Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

2021 Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us on Argyle Street this February as Uptown continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year!  Explore unique cuisine and goods offered by local businesses while enjoying the burst of red lanterns hanging along the street. In place of the parade this year, we’ll be sharing a virtual program on Saturday, February 20 at 12:00pm featuring traditional cultural performances and local arts groups as well as stories from Argyle’s past and present. 

 

Lunar New Year is a time for fresh starts—it’s about sweeping away the bad luck of the previous year to make room for the good luck of the new year. For decades, Uptown has celebrated the start of the new Lunar Year with parades, programming, food, and art. To adapt this year’s festivities, we’ve installed nearly 250 red lanterns along Argyle & Broadway for all to enjoy as you support our local businesses.  And in place of the parade this year, we’ll be bringing the performances to you via a virtual program you can watch at home featuring traditional cultural performances and local arts groups as well as stories from Argyle’s past and present.

Follow us on these platforms to watch the program on Saturday, February 20 at 12:00pm:
Facebook:  Uptown United (@UptownUnited)
YouTube:  Explore Uptown YouTube Channel

FAMILY FUN:

Kids Craft – LOCATION CHANGE
Chicago Public Library – UPTOWN Branch
929 W. Buena Ave.
Lunar New Year book, sticker, and craft kit giveaway!
Available for pick-up from 2/16 through 2/20 (limited supply)

Argyle Art Walk
Enjoy the beautiful lanterns, murals, and artwork along Argyle at any time.  Use our Uptown Public Art Map as your guide!

HOW-TO-GUIDE

Be sure to check out our 2021 Guide to the Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration including maps, traditions, and info about local organizations!

SUPPORT LOCAL ARGYLE BUSINESSES

Looking for a business to support on Argyle?  Take a look at the business listing at www.exploreuptown.org/lunar.  AND….starting Friday, February 12, stop by one of the businesses indicated with a  to pick up your free Lucky Red Envelope with a complimentary Year of the Ox sticker, PLUS….inside just a few of these envelopes will also be a Lucky Golden Ticket good for a special Year of the Ox gift from Uptown United.   Limited quantity of red envelopes available per business.  Please note that some businesses may be closed for the Lunar New Year on 2/12 so please call ahead. 

Details

Date/Time February 20 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location Follow us on these platforms to watch the program:
Phone Greg Carroll, 773-878-1184
AdmissionFree

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