2016 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI hosted its 19th annual Oyster Festival of Racing on November 12, 2016 at Hawthorne Race Course. This year, 200 guests attended this festive community gathering that celebrated the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival. The main raffle prize included a trip for two to Ireland along…

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Firebird Gala and Eurasian Business Forum

The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International was proud to present the Fourth Annual Firebird Gala, an elegant evening celebrating Slavic cultural heritage. Hosted by Moscow Committee Co-Chairs Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine, over 130 guests attended the gala at the Chicago Union League Club (65 W. Jackson Boulevard). The highlight of the…

The Last Wife: Private Reception and Performance for Chicago-Toronto Anniversary

The Toronto Committee of CSCI celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Chicago-Toronto sister city relationship with a private reception and sold-out performance of the U.S. premiere of Canadian playwright Kate Hennig’s feminist and fearless new play The Last Wife at TimeLine Theatre Company. Ms. Hennig was in attendance at the reception and performance. The Last Wife…

Grand Finale: Portraits of Polish Actors Exhibit Opening Night Reception

The Warsaw Committee of CSCI is hosting an opening night reception of The Society for Arts’ Grand Finale Portraits of Polish Actors exhibit as a fundraiser to support the business and cultural initiatives of the committee that highlight the ties between Chicago and Poland, as well as The Society for Arts programming. This premiere exhibition…

The Chicago Lahore Link

Join the Lahore Committee of CSCI for an evening of art, film, poetry and music, celebrating the cultural heritage of Chicago and its sister city of Lahore, Pakistan. Lyari Notes, an award-winning documentary will be screened, music by musicians representing diverse cultures of Chicago will be performed and artworks presented will be contemporary explorations in various…

CSCI Cheering Stations at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees will join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 9. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations…

Chicago Gourmet

For a glorious weekend in September, Millennium Park becomes the perfect canvas for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet and there’s so much to do, see, and most importantly, taste. Chefs from lots of Chicago’s sister cities will be at the event. More Information can be found here: http://www.chicagogourmet.org/  

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence and the 25th Annivessary of the Sister City Relationship

On September 18, the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, the Consulate General of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Division welcomed over 400 guests to the Hilton Chicago to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of both Ukrainian independence and the Chicago-Kyiv Sister City Relationship, featuring speeches from high-level American and Ukrainian officials, including…

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Chicago KICS International Youth Cup

Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring the Chicago Kics Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament from July 6-10, 2016. The Kics Cup is a youth tournament allowing soccer teams from around the world, including several teams from Chicago’s sister cities and surrounding regions, to travel to Chicago and compete against one another. International teams from China,…

Ramadan Celebration and Iftar Dinner

Over 200 guests joined the Lahore Committee of CSCI for a Ramadan Celebration and Iftar Dinner at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall on June 23, 2016. The celebration emphasized that “Ramadan is not only a time for spiritual contemplation and reflection but a time for sharing with friends.” Guests enjoyed dinner and a speaking…

Chicago Premiere of Warsaw’s Art Deco Wola Apartments

On June 15 at the Ivy Boutique Hotel in Downtown Chicago, Terra Casa S.A. in partnership with the Polish American Chamber of Commerce and the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International presented one of the most impressive residential investments presently under construction in Warsaw. The Art Deco Wola Apartments are built in a unique part…

Bicentennial of the University of Warsaw Exhibit in Chicago’s Thompson Center

From June 6-10, 2016, the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago presented a special exhibit documenting the 200-year long history of the University of Warsaw, Poland at the James R. Thompson Center Atrium. On November 19, 1816, Emperor of Russia and King of Poland Alexander I…

Chicago Forum on Global Affairs and the Financial Times

Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to be a knowledge partner of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, presented by Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. From June 1-3 leaders from around the world will converge in Chicago for the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Today, issues affecting global cities are…

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Friends of Ukraine Team at the 2016 Soldier Field 10 Mile

The Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International assembled a “Friends of Ukraine” team to run the 2016 Soldier Field 10 Mile on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the race honors America’s Armed Forces on Memorial Day weekend. To mark the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and…

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since…