Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival !l! Aug 6-8

Chicago Sister Cities Festival

Come see What The Traveler Saw... Visit Ten Thousand Villages ... Sample food from from other lands... and enjoy the international vendors and performances!

Travel from Morocco to Poland, China, Ireland and host of other cities as you....

Come out to enjoy the 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival this week at the Daley Plaza!

"The 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants. Chicago’s International Sister Cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural performances. The International Festival is free and open to the public, and is generously supported by The Boeing Company.

When: Monday through Friday,

August 6–10, 2012

from 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Where: Daley Plaza

On Wednesday, August 8, the festival will celebrate “Chicago Consular Corps Day” in honor of the 80 countries that make up Chicago’s Consular Corps and to commemorate the all-inclusive international relationships that CSCI creates around the world.

Performance schedule : Wednesday, August 8

12 noon: Consular Corps Day Program
12:15 p.m.: Cirque Shanghai representing Shanghai, China
12:40 p.m.: Trinity Irish Dancers representing Galway, Ireland

This year’s festival also includes a special photography exhibition in the lobby of the Daley Center presented by the Osaka, Japan Committee of CSCI, 絆 Kizuna: The Bonds of Emotion. The exhibit is curated from photographs taken in the Tohoku region of Japan by photojournalists from Nikkei, Inc. in the immediate aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, along with images of the ongoing recovery efforts. Photographs of the unfolding catastrophe are paired in a subtle manner with a related photo of the recovery process. The exhibit vividly illustrates not only the human element of the tragedy, but also the optimism and resilience of the Japanese people as they courageously struggle to rebuild their lives."

For more information including the Festival's Schedule and International vendors go to :

Source:All information and photograph reprinted from The Chicago Sister Cities website.

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