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A Greek Journey in the Windy City | Neighborhoods of the World


April 5, 2013

We’re sad to say it, but it’s time to face the facts. After another brilliant run at Navy Pier, our Neighborhoods of the World celebration series is coming to a close this Sunday, April 7. We can’t begin to express how proud we are of the diversity Navy Pier has been able to showcase during each Sunday’s events; it’s truly been amazing and we hope that you’ve all enjoyed each celebration as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them on.

Having said that though, the show isn’t over yet! Join us this Sunday for one final hurrah with A Greek Journey in the Windy City from 12 to 5 p.m. in, you guessed it, the Crystal Gardens!

Chicago has always been proud of its Greek American presence, especially in the hub of Greektown. The first Greeks to set foot in the Windy City were ship captains who arrived in the 1840’s. What started as a community of food merchants naturally evolved into the local business and restaurant owners we love so much today.

Our city is also home to a one-of-a-kind Greek Museum, the National Hellenic Museum, which also happens to be one of our Neighborhoods of the World exhibitors. This world-class museum is full of all sorts of historical exhibits celebrating Greek Americans and Greeks in the city of Chicago and, as if you needed another reason to be persuaded to visit, has awesome admission rates!

Our afternoon of Grecian celebration will also include wine tasting, authentic Greek dancing, food (such as the popular Greek dessert that no party’s complete without, baklava), and exhibits and performances by FilmHellenes and the Chicago Hellenic Choir, among others.

So come and celebrate a wonderful Greek Journey in the Windy City with us at Navy Pier and finish off another season of Neighborhoods of the World in high style!


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