Argyle Lunar New Year Virtual Program this Saturday, February 20 starting at noon. 
AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING HERE:  https://youtu.be/3iwBuFWKvx8

In place of the parade this year, we’ll be premiering a free virtual program featuring traditional cultural performances and local arts groups as well as stories from Argyle’s past and present. Stay tuned to this event page for details on how to watch with us on what would’ve been our parade date – Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 noon.

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. To welcome the Year of the Ox, we’ll be sharing a virtual program featuring traditional cultural performances as well as stories from Argyle’s past and present.  Join 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman and Uptown United as we support the Argyle business community.

 

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 (see list below).  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!

UPTOWN FOOD GUIDE

To celebrate the rich culinary offerings of this neighborhood, Uptown United & the Uptown Chamber of Commerce have published a Food Guide to highlight the many unique dishes and restaurants that have established Uptown as a diverse, vibrant, thriving, and strong Chicago neighborhood.

Uptown Food Guide

 

YEAR OF THE OX GEAR

Purchase a shirt (or hoodie) to support CMAA!
Celebrate Lunar New Year by ringing in the Ox with the Chinese Mutual Aid Association’s custom designed apparel by artist, Grace Yao. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to support CMAA, a local Chicago nonprofit, centered around supporting the local community with a focus towards low-income immigrants and refugees. These funds are critical for the work that CMAA is doing during COVID-19.  Available through the end of February here.  

 

SUPPORT LOCAL ARGYLE BUSINESSES

Looking for a business to support on Argyle?  Take a look at the business listing below.  AND….starting Friday, February 12, stop by one of the businesses below 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. 

Duc Hung Video
Heng Heng Jewelry
Hiep Loi Gift
Kim Hout Jewelry
Kim Long Jewelry
J&S Cosmetics
Tan Thanh Gifts

Park to Shop Supermarket
Viet Hoa Market

Ba Le Sandwich Shop & Bakery
Dong Ky Restaurant
Double Happiness
Honeymoon Cafe
Le's Pho
Lotus Seed Banh Mi
Miss Saigon
Nha Hang Viet Nam
Nha Trang Restaurant
Nhu Lan Bakey & Sandwiches
Pho 777
Pho 888
Thai Pastry Restaurant
Uptown Pho
VN Tofu & Fast Food

ADDITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

Joy Ruckus Club’s Virtual Lunar New Year Festival
February 16-21 
FREE – Click here for viewing details.  
With 180 artists on 9 virtual stages across 6 days, Joy Ruckus Club 3 will be the biggest Lunar New Year music festival in the world in 2021, adding another milestone to the fastest growing livestream platform, Sessions. As a celebration of Asia’s most spiritual and important holiday, the event will be free and accessible for the entire world to experience. In a year in which public gatherings to observe Lunar New Year will not be happening, Joy Ruckus Club 3 will fill the void and enable the masses to congregate virtually to celebrate the Year of the Ox through music.

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2021 Argyle Lunar New Year celebration:

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
EVENT SPONSORS:

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Support this event through a sponsorship!  CLICK HERE to make a payment.

Presenting Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor with your business logo included on the corresponding promotions leading up to the event: website, event printed collateral, event calendar, event email, email newsletter, and social media. Note: Print deadline is Thursday, February 4.
  • Recognition in the Virtual Program with option to provide or be provided with a 2-minute segment.
  • Link to your website on all digital promotions.

Event Sponsor ($100)

  • Recognition as Event Sponsor with your business logo included on the following promotions leading up to the event: website, event calendar, event email, email newsletter and social media.
  • Recognition in the Virtual Program
  • Link to your website on all digital promotions.

WATCH THE 2020 PARADE!