If you're looking for diversity, Chicago has it! This is a city with a rich history and a culture which reflects it. And best yet, Chicago is proud of its diversity and celebrates it with their annual Neighborhoods of the World. Here you'll find a Sunday afternoon full of folk music, traditional dance, crafts, plus plenty of delicious food! This year's Neighborhoods of the World has another two weeks left: Mexico this coming Sunday and Greece the Sunday following! Read on for your guide to the fun and festivities!
While the Chicago neighborhoods of Little Village (lovingly known as "Mexico of The Midwest") and Pilsen is traditionally where you'll find Mexican culture, this Sunday Crystal Gardens, on the Western end of Navy Pier, will see a remarkable transformation. The Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexico Tourism Board are partnering up to produce an afternoon of dance, history, and food. And you won't want to miss a visit to The National Museum of Mexican Art of which is open Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm!
The city of Chicago welcomed the very first Greeks back in the 1840's. They started out as food peddlers and eventually became owners of their very own restaurants. Serving up the delicious flavors and the tender meat of gyros, saganaki (flaming cheese), plus plenty of hummus and kebabs. And while usually when you're looking for this and more you head to Greektown, but not on March 26th!