Welcome to Chicago; welcome to Pilsen. RSVP now!

Colorful Pilsen mural. Photo by Adam Jones

Colorful Pilsen mural. Photo by Adam Jones

Pilsen, postcard before 1914.

Pilsen, postcard before 1914.

THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION and the Institute of International Education (IIE) invite you, your family, colleagues, and friends to attend the 2013 Fall Welcome.

Let us welcome you with an informal lunch at Simone’s, a unique local bar, in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, located on Chicago’s near south side. Then, join us for a walking tour of the Pilsen Historic District. The neighborhood was historically the first-stop for American immigrants from Bohemia (Czech Republic) and more currently from Mexico.  We hope to see you there!

WHEN Saturday, September 28th, 2013

TIME 11 am.-2 pm.

WHERE Lunch at 11 am. at Simone’s, 960 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608.  Tour leaves from Simone’s at 1 pm.

COST Students and Scholars, free; Guests of Visiting Students and Scholars, Fulbright Association members and guests, $15 (includes lunch and tour)

HOW TO GET THERE CTA Blue line to the UIC-Halsted station. CTA Bus Routes 8 or 18 have a stop 2 blocks from Simone’s at the Halsted and 18th St. intersection. Also CTA Pink Line, get off at 18th St. and walk to Simone’s (a mile going west.)

PARKING Street parking on 18th Street or Halsted Street walking distance of Simone’s.

 RSVPs are required. Please RSVP (by Tuesday, September 24th, 2013) using the online form HERE

After you RSVP, please pay online to reserve your spot: http://tinyurl.com/2013FallWelcomeFulbright

For questions or concerns, please email fulbrightchicago@gmail.com.

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