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AAAYA Chicago 2 Lunar New Year Events: Party on Feb 10 and Brunch on Feb 17

Updated: Feb 8

Start off Year of the Dragon by celebrating with music, food, and FUN!

Both events are family friendly.

EVENT 1 on Feb 10, 2024:

Join fellow Yalies and the Japan America Society as we enjoy Navy Pier’s Global Connections series. The Aon Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a festive, interactive, and family-friendly Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dragon! Experience performances of local performers, artists, dance, traditional and contemporary music, food vendors and much more!

RSVP by Friday Feb 9 to be emailed the meetup location

Questions email: 

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Time: 12:45pm (event starts at 1pm – 5pm but stay for as much as you like)

Place: Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: FREE entry (pay for your own food/ activities)

EVENT 2 on Feb 17, 2024:

The Chicago Chapter of the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA Chicago) invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the South-East Asia Center on February 17, 2024 at the Furama Restaurant. The event will begin at 11:30am. There will be banquet-styled food and entertainment such as the lion dance. Chicago dignitaries have attended in past years, so feel free to mingle with them prior to the event.  

RSVP by Wednesday, February 14, 2024 to reserve your spot

No walk ins

Questions email: 

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 11:15am (event starts at 11:30am)

Place: Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640, 2nd Floor

Cost: $35 per person (Payment information for Zelle or Venmo will be provided after receiving your RSVP. Cash is also fine.)

We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

We are looking for volunteers to help revitalize this chapter, so let us know if you have any ideas or are interested in helping to organize events. Please email interest to 

Thank you!



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