|Sundays, February 17 – April 7, 2013
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens
Free Admission, All Ages
Navy Pier is proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities in this third annual cultural tribute. This event is free and open to the public. Over the course of eight weeks, enjoy authentic live music, dance performances and folk art from each featured community.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
In Chicago, Taylor Street is popularly known as “Little Italy”. This celebration of Italy at Navy Pier features performances by Alessandra Belloni and Ensemble from New York and Vince Amore. Cuisine provided by Taste of Tuscany by Phil Stefani. Discover traditional gifts by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.
Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Presented in partnership with the Chinese Fine Arts Society
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village will be featured as Navy Pier celebrates authentic Mexican music and dance. Featuring performances by Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil, Mariachi Perla de Mexico, Cuerdas Clasicas, Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Victor Soria and more.
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexico Tourism Board.
Celebrate Lithuanian Independence
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Chicago, dubbed as “Little Lithuania”, has long been called the second capital of Lithuania, possessing the largest Lithuanian community outside the country. Join in this celebration to honor Lithuania’s independence with traditional folk music, dance and song.
Featuring the U.S. premiere of Ugnele Folk Dance Ensemble from Vilnius, Lithuania with additional performances by Biru Bar Folk Music Ensemble, Gabija Folk Music Ensemble, Dainava Chorale, Svajone Children’s Choir and Grandis Folk Dance Ensemble. Traditional gifts by Lietuvele Souvenir Shop and traditional Lithuanian cuisine by the
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Lithuania.
restaurant Grand Duke‘s.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The dance and music of Chicago’s Indian community centered around Devon Avenue takes center stage at Navy Pier for an afternoon celebration presented in partnership with the Consulate General of India and the Indo-American Heritage Museum. Visit again for programming details.
Philippine Fest Chicago (Piyesta Pinoy sa Chicago)
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Celebrate the culture of the Philippines featuring performances by Sama Sama Project, PACF Performing Arts, The Apuli Brothers, GMA Pinoy TV, Hataw Pinoy Chicago, UIC-FIA Battle of the Bamboo contestants, Chicago Angklung Rondalla Ensemble, De Paul Asian Cultural Exchange, Hinsdale Fil-Am SDA Rondalla, Transfiguration Dance Troupe, St. Isidore Simbang Gabi Dance Crew and more!
Africa In Chicago
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is a landmark of African-American urban history. Share in the rich traditions of African heritage at this afternoon’s tribute. Presented in partnership with Africa International House and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations
A Greek Journey in the Windy City
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Greektown comes to Navy Pier as the rich history and traditions of Greece are displayed at Navy Pier. Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Greece
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