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…

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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…

Chicago Concert with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound and Ray Band

Chicago’s own JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound performed a free outdoor concert at the famed La Triennale di Milano, with Ray Band opening the evening with classic Chicago blues and rock.   Chicago Week in Milan   From September 3–5, 2015 in Chicago’s sister city of Milan, Italy, Chicago Sister Cities International presented Chicago-themed…

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MILAN: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound Concert

Celebrating the sister city relationship between Milan and Chicago, Chicago’s own JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound closes out a weekend of Chicago-themed events throughout Milan with a free outdoor concert celebrating the rich soul music that has made Chicago famous world-wide. With a take-no-prisoners live attack and lyrics speaking of the torment and triumph…

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Soup and Bread Fundraiser

Based on Chicago’s own Soup and Bread at the Hideout Chicago, Chefs John Coletta, Jason Hammel, Matthias Merges and Gualtiero Marchesi each prepared a special soup that was served to over 75 guests. Guests donated funds that were given to Pane Quotidiano (Daily Bread), a not-for-profit organization that works on food security issues in Milan….

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Pilot Light Culinary Education Program

Pilot Light representatives Chefs Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges, along with Pilot Light Executive Director Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn, taught 30 teenaged school children from Milan the history of Chicago through the Chicago Hot Dog. The teens learned about Chicago and had the opportunity to try Chicago’s own version of the hot dog.   Chicago Week in…

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Chicago-Milan Luncheon

Chefs John Coletta, Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges joined with famed Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi at his restaurant Il Marchesino for a special luncheon. The four chefs each prepared a course for 75 guests. Chicago Week in Milan   From September 3–5, 2015 in Chicago’s sister city of Milan, Italy, Chicago Sister Cities International presented…

Reception Celebrating the Chicago Milan Sister City Relationship

Over 200 guests from Milan and Chicago gathered at Milan’s City Hall, Palazzo Marino, to celebrate the Chicago-Milan sister city relationship. The event featured food by Chicago Chefs John Coletta, Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges; Bella Bacinos Italian Bistro & Pizzeria; Eli’s Cheesecake; and traditional Milanese dishes. Lagunitas’ Mozango! was served. JC Brooks performed for…

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Chicago’s Celebration of Expo Milano 2015

Join Chicago Sister Cities International and its Milan Committee for a fundraiser at Kendall College on August 12 to celebrate the upcoming Chicago Week in Milan. The event will feature elements Chicago is highlighting in Milan, including celebrity chefs, specially crafted beer, and entertainment.

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Vienna, Austria. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s most…

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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,…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

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Opening Reception for “Wings of Italy” Exhibit

Join the Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the opening reception of the exhibition Wings of Italy: Italian Aeropainting from 1910–1935 in the lobby of the Willis Tower on Friday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm. One of the earliest and most effective means of mass communication, the poster was the perfect medium through which to stimulate…

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Verdi’s Requiem Mass Concert

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Chicago and Milan, the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States and the bicentennial of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the Milan Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a free concert performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass for two pianos and four soloists….