Tomorrow is the Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration, and I will join leaders from Uptown and the Asian American community to ring in the Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Cat!
The Lunar New Year celebration (which starts at noon) and parade (that kicks off at 1pm) are a great time for our community to gather together as one and celebrate our diversity and the Asian American community in our neighborhood. We are expecting thousands of neighbors to join us tomorrow to celebrate, and there will be students, dancers, and more exciting performances in the celebration, along with many great restaurants open afterwards for neighbors to enjoy good food.
Following the tragic shootings in California over the past week, my office has been working closely with the Chicago Police Department, event sponsors, and community members to ensure this is a safe and meaningful celebration. I spoke to Fox 32 Chicago this morning about safety preparations – to hear more click here. I look forward to seeing all of the neighbors standing together in celebration of the Lunar New Year in this special part of our community.
I met this week with Daysi Funes, Joseph Martens and Diego F. Samayoa from Centro Romero, an amazing organization serving the immigrant and refugee community on the Northside for decades. It is a privilege to partner with Centro Romero, who is currently supporting new arrivals in Chicago. If you’re interested in learning more or supporting this wonderful organization, click here.
Mark your calendar for Fika Fest, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce’s celebration of the Danish “coffee and cake break”! Fika Fest is February 3rd through the 5th and will include a puzzle exchange, a coffee and hot cocoa crawl, and more! Click here for more information.
Thank you to all of the neighbors who attended Tuesday’s meeting about the proposed Bickerdike development at 5853 N Broadway. Over 50 neighbors joined us to hear about this affordable housing development and the wonderful opportunity it is for our community. Throughout the rest of the time in office, I will work to advance this project and bring more affordable housing to our community. With any questions, please email my office, and to read more about this project, check out the Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation website. There will be a follow-up meeting in mid-April….”
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