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April 2018

MOVED TO NEW LOCATION: Metropolitan Planning Council Workshop for High School Students

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WORKSHOP HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION! CONTACT MPC FOR MORE INFORMATION The MPC is currently partnering with the South Branch Park Advisory Council and partners on some work in neighborhoods along the South Branch of the river, working toward a cohesive vision for the 3 parks along Bubbly Creek (Park 571, Canal Origins & Canalport Riverwalk), and that stretch of the river. MPC would like to invite all high school students to a training session on Tuesday, April 24,…

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Underwater Archeological Society Meeting

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago Maritime Museum, 1200 West 35th Street, Ste 0E-5010
Chicago, IL United States
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Open to the public

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May 2018

2018 Chicago River Day- Sponsored by Friends of the Chicago River

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 26th Annual Chicago River Day is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9 a.m. - noon. We already have nearly 60 sites secured which span more parts of the Chicago River system than ever before. There's a site for everyone.   We are thrilled to have so many new sponsors this year with several returning sponsors.    To be a sponsor, please contact Joanne So Young Dill, director of strategic initiatives, at (312) 939-0490, ext. 23, or jdill@nullchicagoriver.org. The deadline is March…

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Third Coast Percussion Presents: Paddle to the Sea

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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$23 - $40

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project and album from Grammy-winning Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion composed a new score to be performed live with the film, which tells the story of a Native Canadian boy who carves a wooden figure called Paddle-to-the-Sea and sets him on a journey through all five Great Lakes, the…

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Embark Bash: Music Education Party

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St
CHICAGO, IL 60613 United States
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Celebrate music education with Third Coast Percussion and students from The People's Music School! Join them at Center on Halsted's Irving Harris Reception Hall for an evening of music, food, drink, and fun to support "Embark" and Third Coast Percussion's other music education programs. There will be a live performance by Third Coast Percussion and students from The People's Music School, one-of-a-kind silent auction items, food, drinks, an instrument petting zoo, and more. You'll even get to make some music with them! Tickets are on sale…

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June 2018

Friends of the Chicago River- Big Fish Ball

June 5 @ 12:00 am

The Big Fish Ball is Friends' largest fundraising event that includes a fabulous cocktail hour that brings together 500 leaders and young professionals from the Chicago community to the river with an amazing opportunity to engage with river wildlife and a delightful three-course dinner and program that honors the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards, the highest achievement in river-sensitive designs along the river. The evening also includes a silent and live auction and a raffle featuring gifts and certificates from hundreds of local…

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December 2018

Celebration of Illinois 200th Birthday!

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United Center, 1901 W Madison St
Chicago, IL United States
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On December 3, 2018, the state will celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday with a gala party at the United Center in Chicago. For 200 years Illinoisans have made exceptional contributions to their communities, to the State, to the country and to society.  Throughout 2018, municipalities across the state, communities, colleges, museums, organizations and many others will share those names and stories. The Bicentennial Birthday Gala will be the culmination of a yearlong engagement to commemorate and archive the Illinois Bicentennial Hall…

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