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Join Uptown United and 49th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman on Argyle Street as Uptown continues its annual tradition going back 40+ years of celebrating the Lunar New Year!

To welcome the Year of the Dragon, we’ll be hosting the Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday Feburary 17th (kick-off at 1:00pm sharp at Argyle & Winthrop) featuring 20+ local community groups, cultural institutions, dancers and performers!  In addition, a number of local organizations are planning pop-ups with family-friendly activities that day between 12:00-4:00pm.

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. Since 1981, Uptown has celebrated the start of the new Lunar Year with celebrations, programming, food, and art.



Lunar New Year Stories and Crafts
Sat., Feb. 17, 12:00 –12:45 p.m.
Bezazian Branch, 1226 W. Ainslie Street

Welcome the Lunar New Year with a special story time and craft in advance of the annual Uptown parade.  We’ll share dragon-themed stories and rhymes.  Immediately following, take a quick walk east to join Uptown United on Argyle Street as we continue the annual tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year.  For kids 2 and up with their caregivers. Register online here!

Event Details

Feb 17, 2024
12:00pm - 4:00pm

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    Argyle St & Winthrop Ave
    Chicago IL
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