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Hispanic Heritage Month Trip - Humboldt Park

(Heavy walking; 3-4 city blocks with rest)
Come explore Humboldt Park, home to Chicago’s largest Puerto Rican population. With streets that are decorated in vibrant murals and air that smells of carne guisada, Humboldt Park is a Caribbean escape shrouded in urban charm. Our first stop will be to the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture for a self-guided tour of the exhibits. Then we will have an authentic lunch at a neighborhood restaurant where you may have the choice of one of the following: bistec enceballado (steak with sautéed onions), lechon (roasted pork), or carne guisada (beef stew), along with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), salad, plantain, and beverage. After lunch, we will visit Humboldt Park’s monuments and public art displays that were designed to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage. And since no trip is complete without dessert, we will make a bakery visit before we head back.
Thursday, Oct 5 • Check-in: 9:30am • Depart: 10:00am-3:00pm • $45M/$50NM
(Registration deadline is Sept 22)
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An Evening with the Stars: Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

Starring: The Victor Garcia Latin Quartet
Back by popular demand is the Victor Garcia Latin Quartet to lead us in our second annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration! Led by renowned trumpeter Victor Garcia, this band will have you dancing the night away. Cumbia, bachata, merengue, salsa…you name it, the Victor Garcia Latin Quartet has a little something for everyone! Meal includes: Ropa vieja (Cuban shredded beef), sides, dessert and two (2) glasses of wine.
NEW DATE - Friday, Oct 13 • 5:00-7:30pm • Children $8/Adults $15 

Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch & Movie Presentation: Love in the Time of Cholera

(2007, R, 139 min)
Starring: Javier Bardem
"When Florentino Ariza sees Fermina Daza through a villa window, it is love at first sight. Though a man of modest means, Florentino’s skill as a poet awakens a similar passion within Fermina. But Fermina’s father disapproves of the affair and vows to keep the lovers apart. Fermina eventually marries an aristocratic doctor and they move to Paris. Florentino, however, still loves Fermina and patiently waits for a chance to be with her again."- IMBb Meal includes: Al pastor (marinated pork with pineapple and onions), corn tortillas, sides, toppings, beverage, and dessert.
Friday, Oct 20 • 12:00pm • $8M/$12NM • Movie ONLY, NO COST



Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch & Movie Presentation: Volver

(2006, R, 121 min)
Starring: Penelope Cruz
"Raimunda works and lives in Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene, who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene’s spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them."-Wikipedia Meal includes: Tilapia fajitas, flour tortillas, sides, toppings, beverage, and dessert.
Tuesday, Oct 24 • 12:00pm • $8M/$12NM • Movie ONLY, NO COST