Chicago Food Experience!

On Friday evening, NAAAP Chicago is throwing a 30th anniversary party for its chapter and all Leadership Convention participants, speakers, and sponsors.  The party will take place in the historic Chicago Cultural Center, opened originally in 1897 as home of the Chicago Public Library.  The building’s interior features rooms modeled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice, the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and the Acropolis in Athens. Its lush ornamentation includes two stained-glass domes, rare marbles inlaid with sparkling mosaics, and intricate, coffered ceilings.


Eat and drink Chicago’s finest!

The event will be catered, featuring favorites like Chicago style deep dish pizza, Chicago hot dogs, and much more from Al’s Italian Beef, Portillo’s, Manny’s delicatessen, Lou Matlnati’s Pizzeria, and Star of Siam, as well as sweets and snacks from Garrett’s and Rainbow Cone.  There will be an open bar including but not limited to products from our sponsors Miller Coors and Coca Cola.

Please party responsibly: walk from the Swissotel, hail a taxi or shared ride, or travel with a designated driver.

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Be There!

Individuals registered for the 2-day Leadership Convention or 3-day all inclusive experience automatically have passes to the Friday Night Chicago Food Experience.  Tickets for the Chicago Food Experience are also available a la carte.  See our Registration Page. 

When and Where

Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Chicago Cultural Center

Preston Bradley Hall

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL, 60602

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