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Chicago Consular Corps Gala

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners. The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, will serve as the Gala’s keynote speaker. This year, the Chicago Consular Corps will honor Glenn Tilton, Retired Chairman of the Board, United Continental…


2014 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 17th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food…


CSCI at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 12. Committee Cheering Station Locations • Gothenburg, Sweden: Sandburg Terrace at LaSalle Street, between Goethe and Schiller • Osaka,…


Sister City Street Food at Chicago Gourmet

Travel the world with Chicago Gourmet’s newly added Global Street Food Market, developed in collaboration with Chicago Sister Cities International. Chicago’s favorite ethnic restaurants will highlight internationally-loved foods from a selection of Chicago’s sister cities, including: Saturday, September 27, 12–6 pm Barbakoa Modern Latin & Bar (presented by the Mexico Tourism Board) representing Mexico City,…


MILAN: Welcome Reception for Italian Youth Soccer Team

The Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to sponsor the Collegio Gallio youth soccer team from Como, Italy in their participation in the first annual Chicago KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament that will take place July 19–26, 2014. The KICS Cup will bring in over 100 youth soccer teams including local,…


BOGOTA: Colombia Independence Day

The Bogota Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, hosts Colombia’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 20 from 11 am–1 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The event will include a speaking program and cultural performance. Free and open to the public.


PRAGUE: Presentation and Reception with Renata Fučíková

The Prague Committee of CSCI and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic present a reception and presentation with illustrator and writer Renata Fučíková in celebration of her children’s book Antonin Dvořák, His Music and Life in Pictures on June 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. Proceeds from book…

OSAKA: Japan Festival

The Osaka Committee will have a booth and also present the photo exhibition Kizuna 3, at the Japan Festival in Arlington Heights on June 7-8, 2014. Japan Festival 2014 is the Midwest’s largest showcase of all things Japanese. The festival features martial arts demonstrations, video game exhibitions, taiko drumming performances, food vendors, a marketplace, J–Pop performances…

TORONTO: Discussion with Author Joseph Boyden

The Toronto Committee of CSCI and the Book Stall present an author discussion and reading with Canadian author Joseph Boyden on his latest novel, The Orenda on Wednesday, June 4, at 5:30 pm The Chicago Architecture Foundation. Boyden’s literary masterpiece, The Orenda, is a reimagining of the Huron-Iroquois Wars during the seventeenth century and the fateful…

BOGOTA: Book Presentation

The Bogota Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a presentation by Nancy Pulecio Velez on her new book, The 4 Dimensions of Love, on May 30 at 5 pm at DePaul University, 14 E.  Jackson Blvd, Daley Bldg, Room 805. The 4 Dimensions of Love is a book that aims to facilitate people to reconnect with themselves…

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