Join Stacey and a special guest over zoom to learn some Viking history, play some games and more!

$5 includes 1 activity kit. Each kit contains materials for at least 2 activities for one child. Additional activity kits can be purchased for $2. Kits can be picked up at the Museum during open hours prior to or after event. Kits can be mailed at an additional cost. Please note that if you would like your kit to be mailed, it may arrive after the event depending on when it is ordered. If you want your kit mailed to you please email Stacey at snyman@samac.org.

Take a trip back in time when things were just simpler. Layback and let the history of the Little Havana neighborhood engulf you with its art and culture. The area, also known as Calle Ocho, is a full of on Cuban enclave. Come and experience it first hand with our knowledgeable tour guides.

Immerse yourself in the experience with this personalized tour, inclusive of a 30-minute salsa class at a local studio followed by a stop to grab a bite of what is arguably the best Cuban burger AKA “la frita”. Traverse down the road as you soak up the Cuban culture and art by local artists before stopping to take a break and enjoy the locals lifeline, “cafecito” at a local gourmet shop paired with a guava pastelito, a cuban delight composed of guava paste nestled in a flakey pocket that will melt in your mouth.

Stroll past historic sites such as the Tower Theater and Domino Park before coming to an experience you are surely to appreciate; live cuban hand rolled cigars, ready in minutes for your purchase and enjoyment.

Lastly our tour guides will take you to sample the best mojito in town at a classic club which has been renovated to its glory days from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Here you can polish off those new salsa moves with a little liquid courage and dance the day/night away.

Join us as we dance, eat and drink your troubles away a lo Cubano.

The Irish American Heritage Center 

 

The Irish community has a long history in the city of Chicago going back to the 1850s. With so much history in the community, there’s so much celebration when it comes to being Irish. From the St. Patrick’s day parade in the loop, South Side Irish Parade, and even dying the river green. The Irish Community has  a lot to be proud about when it comes to their culture.

Irish American Heritage Center

The Irish American Heritage Center has been around since 1976 and opened around 1985. They’re the only Irish American Center in the city and state with members around the country. They host events for their community and other communities as well. Like many other organizations, a lot of their events have either been cancelled or postponed. Closing the center means they have to cancel events and everything they do there. The center would’ve been preparing for Irish Fest that they host at the center in July. With Covid-19, they’re main priority is their community and keeping everyone  safe. They’re rescheduling events for later in the year or into next year. Even though they can’t do in person events, they have switched over to doing virtual events like yoga sessions on their Facebook page. Also, making sure to stay in touch with the community and keeping everyone up to date as possible.

The Irish American Heritage Center has years of history and culture in Chicago. They keep their community and generations connected to their history. They even provide genealogy research so people can trace back their roots. Also, having a pub where people can eat, drink, and enjoy themselves doesn’t hurt. Hopefully, when we can get back to our new normal everyone can check out and learn more about the Irish community at the center.

Make sure to check out their website to learn more https://irish-american.org

by Raven Palmer