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Explore Chinatown and the 4710 (2012) Chinese New Years Day Parade

Gung hay fat choy -  a New Years Greeting that means "May you become prosperous" 

Please join in creating images from the Chinese Lunar New Years day parade.  This is the Year of the Dragon.  The Dragon is only mythic creature represented in the Chinese Zodiac and is and imperial symbol that also represents wealth and power.  There will be many opportunities to create images of these wonderful creatures.


This years parade is also special because it is the kicks off for celebrations of the Chicago Chinatown Centennial[masked]!  A hundred years in Chicago - this should be really good!


According to http://www.chicagochinatown.org the parade step-off time is 1:00PM though there are other activities starting as early as 11:30AM.


Let's meet at the Nine Dragons wall (Cermak and Wentworth) at NOON then we can head out in groups or individualy to explore Chinatown and the parade.  You will need to find parking or take the Red line in, but don't worry, once you get to the corner of Cermak and Wentworth you will see the wall.


This is a great opportunity to to create images of people, costumes, food, culture, celebration, dragons, and maybe snow.


**** If you are interested in becoming an organizer or assistant organizer for this or other events please contact me.  Thanks and happy picture taking.  Mike

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup with this group. Overall the idea was great and was able to take nice shots. Didn't get a chance so much to work with anyone in the group due to the nature of the event being all over the place. You just had to explore and find those oportunties and try different shooting locations.

    January 30, 2012

  • Dan P.

    Running late 20 mind. I can be reached at 7086235129.I'm still on the green line.

    January 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning , it looks like it will be a wonderful day to create images. Unfortunately, I had a minor family issue come up and will be late to the parade. Please meet without me, and enjoy the day... I look forward to seeing the images.... -mike

    January 29, 2012

  • Greg

    Went with the CDP group last year, was a great time!

    January 18, 2012

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