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  • Italian Culture: Cooking Fools

    Food plays a significant role in the Italian culture. It brings family and friends together to share a meal. Cooking Fools is celebrates that community feel by teaching the art of cooking. Dawn and her Italian friends enjoy the joy of making pasta from scratch followed by the feast. Cooking Fools – 1916 W North Ave. – Wicker Park – (773) 276-9377

  • Italian Culture: Casa Italia

    Casa Italia is a home. The main goal is for future generations to know and love the traditions Italian immigrants brought over to Chicago. Casa Italia and the Italian Cultural Center have 17 acres for weddings, classes, programs and of course bocce leagues. A must see is the replica of the St. Peter Basilica in Rome. It is breathtaking and so intricate. It look over a year to measure and match all the details. Casa Italia – 3000 Division St – […]

  • Italian Culture: Sentieri Italiani

    Sentieri Italiani, which literally means “Italian paths” combines the paths of language and culture, and all that Italy has to offer. Sentieri teaches the language of love in an unique manner. The words are important but also the lesson on cultural norms. The idea is to prepare you to sign up for a trip with Sentieri, one of their social events, to Italy and be able to interact on your own. Sentieri Italiani – 5430 N Broadway St. – Edgewater – (773) […]

  • Italian Culture: Villa D’Citta

    A getaway to Italy is not so far away. Lincoln Park has a quaint greystone villa waiting for you to be whisked away.  With the comforts of your own home and none of the work or clean up, Villa D’Citta is the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous or a staycation. Villa D’Citta – 2230 N. Halsted Street – Lincoln Park – (312)-771-0696

  • Italian Culture: National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

    What was once a dream for George Randazzo is now a reality, an Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. A collection of boxing trading cards and memorabilia jump started the whole museum and his love to support children wanting to follow their own dreams of making it big.  Over 250 inductees enshrined in the Hall of Fame. To date, the organization has raised over $6 million for scholarships and charitable causes. There are priceless artifacts lining the walls include Mario […]

  • Green Space Activities: Washington Park

    DuSable Museum of African American History takes you through the journey of the past and present history of the Black community from Freedom to Resistance and the swearing in of the 1st African American President. Other exhibits display the stories of a local military company in France and their impact on the war plus, the rise of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. DuSable Museum of African American History – 740 East 56th Place – Washington Park – (773) 947-0600

  • S.E.E. Spotlight: Hills Brothers Coffee Samples

    Hills Brothers is traveling around the Midwest to share their Cold Brew and Gourmet blends with new and returning customers. Get an inside scoop on the differences between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew. For more on Hills Bros and its products, check out their website.  

  • 1950’s Throwback: McHenry Outdoor Theater

    The nostalgic McHenry Outdoor Theater makes memories for thousands of families. Golden Age Cinemas strives to recreate the entertaining, innocent days of the 1950’s. Put the kids in their pajamas, get in the car, and come out to see two movies for less than the price of one. Nothing is more American than spending a summer night under the stars watching a big Hollywood movie. McHenry Outdoor Theater – 1510 Chapel Hill Road – McHenry – (847) 362-3011

  • 1950’s Throwback: Made In Chicago Museum

    Chicago companies and their products known around the U.S. Found out where some of your favorite items originated from technology to candy bars. Our city had a strong industry booming in the 50s and beyond. Visit the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society before it finds a new home. Made In Chicago Museum – 7363 N. Greenview Ave – Rogers Park – (773) 764-4078

  • 1950’s Throwback: Knee Deep Vintage

    The home of the best vintage clothing shop is located in the heart of Pilsen.  It’s unique, fashion-forward, affordable vintage clothing. We hit every era and style you can think of from  t-shirts to party dresses and accessories.  Clothing treads always come back in style so be the first one to make a statement. Knee Deep Vintage – 1219 W. 18th St. – Pilsen – (312) 850-2510