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American Diabetes Association – Tour de Cure

June 9, 2013

| $25.00
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American Diabetes Association is hosting Tour de Cure!   This event is a bike ride, not a race, starting at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, Illinois.  All proceeds will go towards research and funding for diabetes patients.  There are five different bike routes consisting of: 10 miles, 20 miles, 35 miles, 62 miles and 100 miles.  There is a $25 registration fee and a minimum $200 fundraising amount that participants must raise.  Participants may fundraise up to four weeks after the event.  Come and bring family and friends to raise support and stop diabetes!

*Registration the day of the event will be $30 along with the minimum fundraising amount of $200.

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It’s the Food! Events, Variety Bring People to Downtown Aurora

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Featured News | Comments Off on It’s the Food! Events, Variety Bring People to Downtown Aurora

It’s the Food! Events, Variety Bring People to Downtown Aurora

  Foodies are going to want to head downtown this May and beyond. With over a dozen locally-owned restaurants, downtown Aurora is a great place to eat. A couple of community events this spring and summer are helping to highlight Aurora’s core as a food destination.   Picnic at the Plaza kicked off in mid-April and returns on April 30, June 18, and July 23. The event is part of the Aurora Downtown organization’s Downtown Saturdays efforts to draw people to downtown on Saturday afternoons.   The first Picnic at the Plaza welcomed Grumpy Gaucho, a food truck featuring freshly baked empanadas, to Millennium Plaza on Stolp Avenue. Gorgeous weather assisted in bringing families with strollers, dog walkers, residents, and bicyclists to the plaza. Grumpy Gaucho is back at the plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30. Nate’z Dogz comes to the plaza on June 18 and July 23.   Picnic at the Plaza is a community picnic in downtown with chalk and bubbles, too. Picnic goers can order from the food truck or patronize nearby restaurants; River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 18, is offering a picnic lunch to go for the afternoon.   If you want to stay inside, Gillerson’s Grubbery offers a kids eat free special from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Downtown Saturdays.   On May 6, First Fridays presents the first Food Truck Festival as part of the annual Downer Place Block Party on Downer Place just west of Stolp Avenue. The street will be blocked off for more than a dozen food vendors. Live music featuring The Ron Porter Trio and Bones Jugs is around the corner at Millennium Plaza.   Food trucks range from grilled cheese to empanadas to tacos. There will also be dessert and juice trucks. The event coincides with First Fridays in Downtown Aurora and runs from 5 to 10 p.m. A free trolley circles downtown from 7 to 10 p.m.   On May 10, the popular Downtown Aurora Taste is back for its 14th year. Hosted by the Exchange Club of Aurora, nearly 10 restaurants are stops throughout the evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Aurora Downtown sponsors a free trolley. Ticket books are available for $25 and can be purchased during the week at 5 E. Downer Pl. For more information, call (630) 415-1263. Downtown is becoming a haven for authentic, locally-owned restaurants from American to Brazilian to Irish to Mexican. Events such as these encourage residents and visitors to experience the variety of tastes that are available in downtown...

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Food Trucks, Live Music, A Pop Up Shop. All on May 6 at First Fridays in Downtown Aurora

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Food Trucks, Live Music, A Pop Up Shop. All on May 6 at First Fridays in Downtown Aurora

Before summer officially kicks off, First Fridays is throwing a party that is going to set the bar high. On May 6, the monthly celebration of downtown culture adds a block party with food trucks and live music, and the Pop Up Shop returns.   The Downer Place Block Party features a Food Truck Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. with a dozen food trucks parked just west of Stolp Avenue. Live music featuring The Ron Porter Trio and Bones Jugs is around the corner at Millennium Plaza on Stolp Avenue.   The quarterly Pop Up Shop is back from 6 to 9 p.m. at Leland Tower, 7 S. Stolp Ave. About 15 local artisans will sell their wares in the historic building.   First Fridays, a night of art, music, and culture at a variety of venues in downtown Aurora, also features two student art shows, three open museums, and several art openings.   Pick up a free First Fridays passport at any venue for a full map of participating venues or visit the welcome table at the block party. Return the punched passport at the last venue visited for a chance to win a First Fridays goody bag filled with gifts from downtown businesses.   In May, the following venues are open for First Fridays.   Oxie Affordable Optical, 131 W. Galena Blvd., celebrates their grand opening with an open house. 5 to 9 p.m.   River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 18, celebrates their second anniversary with cake, photography by Tim Perroud, and live music out front with Dan Becker from 5 to 7 p.m. and The Simple Teller from 7 to 9 p.m.   Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St., features art by Jennifer Toshack, terrariums by Zach Toshack, and live music by Elissa Sophia Metropolis on the deck. 6 to 8 p.m.   Emergent at Metropolitan Coworking, 14 W. Downer Pl., opens “Past Matter,” a solo show by artist Stephen Signa-Aviles. 6 to 9 p.m.   David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl., offers three floors of exhibits. Aurora Historical Society presents “Flavors of Aurora: Stirred, Not Shaken – Jewish,” an exhibit honoring Jewish history and culture in Aurora, and  “Aurora Story” on the second floor. Aurora Public Art Commission hosts the third annual Jazz Occurrences on the third floor. 6 to 9 p.m.   PME Cake Supplies and School of Cake Decorating, 35 N. Broadway, is teaching patrons how to make their cakes, cupcakes, and cookies pretty. 5 to 6:30 p.m.   If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., opens “Unveiled,” photography by Richard Sperry. 7 to 11 p.m.   Fox Valley Homebrew, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10, is open with a free brewing class. Visit www.foxvalleyhomebrew.com.   Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., hosts an art show with students from Washington Middle School. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Swing dancing lessons on Water Street Mall at 7:30 p.m.   Rocktown Adventures, 107 Spruce St., is back with free paddle rides. 6 to 8 p.m.   The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, features “The Urban Show,” a pop-up art show featuring local artists. Vibes N Stuff, hip hop music featuring a handful of performers, is in the tavern. 6...

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Announced! RiverEdge Park Summer Lineup

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Announced! RiverEdge Park Summer Lineup

RiverEdge Park, now in its fourth season, announced their full summer concert and event lineup for 2016. The popular Blues on the Fox Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with The Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos and Tedeschi Trucks Band, with openers Marcia Ball, Larry McCray and Leland (June 17 and 18). Other national acts announced were “Weird Al” Yankovic (July 2), KC and The Sunshine Band (July 3), Air Supply with Blood, Sweat & Tears (July 16), Melissa Etheridge with Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo (July 22), Alan Jackson with Lauren Alaina (August 6) and Boz Scaggs with America (August 20). These national headliners acts join Kool and The Gang with Thomas McClary of the Commodores (June 24), Willie Nelson and Family with Special Guest Kris Kristofferson (June 25), The Hollywood Vampires (July 7) and The Beach Boys and The Temptations (August 5), all already announced to perform live on the banks of the beautiful Fox River this summer. For more great live music, at the right price, Aurora’s popular Downtown Alive! outdoor music series returns with American English (July 29) and 7th Heaven (August 19). Tickets are only $1 when purchased through May 31. A slew of community festivals and fun special events also will attract all ages to downtown Aurora this summer: ColorVibe 5K Race (May 29), the Two Brothers Summer Festival with Cold War Kids, Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow and Phox (June 3-4), Aurora’s Fourth of July Celebration with the Aurora American Legion Band and Fox Valley Orchestra (July 4), the Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival (July 23 & 24) and Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin (August 26). Online ticket sales for all shows start today at 2 p.m. at RiverEdgeAurora.com. Early bird discounts are offered on most tickets through May 31. Starting June 1, all tickets are full price. Phone and in-person sales start April 29 at 10 a.m. Call the RiverEdge box office, 630.896.6666, or stop by in-person at RiverEdge’s satellite box office, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday. The RiverEdge box office will also be open on-site on event days for day-of sales, beginning at...

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Free Concerts on May 6 Kick Off First Fridays Live Music Series at Millennium Plaza

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Free Concerts on May 6 Kick Off First Fridays Live Music Series at Millennium Plaza

Bones Jugs and The Ron Porter Trio are bringing live music to the Food Truck Festival/Downer Place Block Party: A First Fridays Event on May 6 in downtown Aurora.   The annual Downer Place Block Party will host a dozen food trucks and live music. The free concert is from 5 to 10 p.m. at Millennium Plaza on Stolp Avenue.   Aurora Downtown sponsors the event that is part of First Fridays. In addition to the block party, several venues will be open with art, music, and other offerings. The quarterly Pop Up Shop will be held once again from 6 to 9 p.m. at Leland Tower.   “We are really excited to have this caliber of talent to add to the block party. Thanks to the partnerships Aurora Downtown has with the city and First Fridays venues, what started as a few food trucks parked along Downer Place last fall has grown into a full outdoor party with something for everyone,” said Marissa Amoni, event organizer for Aurora Downtown.   The Ron Porter Trio, a versatile trio drawing from R&B, Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Big Band and Reggae, performs from 5 to 7 p.m.   Bones Jugs, a 21st century throwback to 1920’s ragtime with a new­-agey jugband twist, performs from 7:30 to 10 p.m.   Food trucks will be parked on Downer Place just west of Stolp Avenue. The bands will perform around the corner at Millennium Plaza on Stolp Avenue just south of Leland...

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Poetry Returns to Downtown Aurora

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Featured News | Comments Off on Poetry Returns to Downtown Aurora

Poetry Returns to Downtown Aurora

Downtown is alive with words. Passerby can now enjoy several poems printed on large posters throughout downtown Aurora.  Cultural Creatives, Inc., the non-profit group responsible for bringing you the Aurora ArtWalk, is pleased to announce its latest endeavor:  A Celebration of Poetry in Public Places in recognition of National Poetry Month. To celebrate, the City of Aurora, Aurora Downtown, and the Cultural Creatives have collaborated to produce a display of poetry in public spaces — specifically four city-owned kiosks located in downtown Aurora and at the Route 59 and Route 25 train stations, as well as additional locations strategically located throughout the city center including: The Terminal Building (Galena and Broadway), The Silverplate Building (Downer and Stolp), and 28 Downer Pl. The buildings selected are part of the Vacant Window Project, a grassroots all-volunteer effort supported in part by Aurora Downtown. Poetry placement was designed to be readily accessible to pedestrians.   The project was inspired by Poems on the Underground in London. The Cultural Creatives group and A-Town Poetics agreed the project would be well received in Aurora.   A call to writers was made, work was selected by a team of jurors, poems were chosen and seven posters were produced. The following writers have been selected for the 2016 display: Karen Fullett-Christensen, Aurora; Tricia Marcella Cimera, St. Charles; Sondra Sula, Aurora; Paula Garrett, Geneva; Kristin LaTour, Aurora; Margo Anderson, Aurora; Frank Patterson, Aurora. All writers currently residing in the Fox Valley region were eligible to submit original poetry.   For more information on the project, to join A-Town Poetics, or to get information about submitting work for future poetry exhibitions, contact Karen Christensen at...

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Willie and Johnny at the Park and a full lineup of Summer in Aurora

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Featured News | Comments Off on Willie and Johnny at the Park and a full lineup of Summer in Aurora

Willie and Johnny at the Park and a full lineup of Summer in Aurora

This spring and summer brings food trucks, live music (Willie Nelson and Johnny Depp to name two), and a whole lot more to downtown Aurora. Add these festive events to your calendar and don’t miss a thing when things heat up. APRIL Saturday, April 16 & April 30: Picnic at the Plaza with Grumpy Gaucho food truck (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Saturday, April 30: El Dia de Los Ninos (1 to 5 p.m.)   MAY   Friday, May 6: First Fridays Food Truck Festival/Downer Place Block Party (5 to 10 p.m.)  The Ron Porter Trio at Millennium Plaza (5 to 7 p.m.) Bones Jugs at Millennium Plaza (7:30 to 10 p.m.)   Tuesday, May 10: Downtown Aurora Taste Saturday, May 14: Farmers Market Preview/Aurora Gardeners Plant Sale @ Aurora Transportation Center   Saturday, May 21: Aurora Kite Festival (10 a.m. to noon) @ Jake’s Bagels Vet Car Show (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) @ River Street Lot   Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Parade (noon)   JUNE   Friday, June 3: First Fridays Two Brothers Summer Festival (5 to 11 p.m.)   Saturday, June 4: Two Brothers Summer Festival (noon to 11 p.m.)   Sunday, June 5: Color Vibe 5K @RiverEdge Park   Saturday, June 11: Aurora Farmers Market starts (runs through Oct. 15) (8 a.m. to noon) Aurora Greenfest (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)   Sunday, June 12: Tour de Cure (5 a.m. to 4 p.m.)   Wednesday, June 15: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   Friday, June 17: Blues on the Fox (6:30 to 11 p.m.)   Saturday, June 18: Blues on the Fox (2 to 11 p.m.)   Wednesday, June 22: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.) Friday, June 24: Kool and the Gang at RiverEdge Park Saturday, June 25: Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson at RiverEdge Park   Wednesday, June 29: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   JULY Saturday, July 2: ? at RiverEdge Park Monday, July 4: 4th of July Parade (10 a.m.) Fireworks (5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)   Wednesday, July 6: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.) Thursday, July 7: Hollywood Vampires at RiverEdge Park Sunday, July 10: On the Wall (noon to 7 p.m.)   Wednesday, July 13: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   Wednesday, July 20: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   Saturday, July 23: Puerto Rican Festival (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Sunday, July 24: Puerto Rican Parade (noon) Puerto Rican Festival (1 to 8 p.m.)   Wednesday, July 27: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   AUGUST   Wednesday, Aug. 3: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   Friday, Aug. 5: First Fridays Beach Boys and the Temptations at RiverEdge Park     Wednesday, Aug. 10: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.)   Wednesday, Aug. 17: Wednesdays at the Plaza (6 to 8 p.m.) Sunday, Aug. 21: LaSalle Street Car Show (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Saturday, Aug. 27: Alley Art Festival (noon to 5 p.m.)       SEPTEMBER   Friday, Sept. 2: First Fridays/Roots Aurora @ Water Street...

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Bikes, Dreams, and Survivors at April Fool’s First Fridays

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Bikes, Dreams, and Survivors at April Fool’s First Fridays

Mutual Ground hosts Survivors’ Art Show at the Santori Public Library as part of First Fridays in downtown Aurora. The show also kicks off of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.   In addition to art, the event features musical performances, poetry readings, and a short theatrical piece. Art pieces are by Mutual Ground’s clients as part of their healing journey and by community members interested in supporting the non profit organization and raising awareness of sexual assault and abuse issues.   The art exhibit includes a silent art auction of work by local artists. The art auction is denim-themed and focuses on the topics of healing, growth, strength, recovery, and survival. All proceeds from the auction will go to directly benefit Mutual Ground.   First Fridays, a night of art, music, and culture at a variety of venues in downtown Aurora, also features an open mic, three open museums, and several art openings.   Pick up a free First Fridays passport at any venue for a full map of participating venues. Return the punched passport at the last venue visited for a chance to win a First Fridays goody bag filled with gifts from downtown businesses.   In April, the following venues are open for First Fridays.   All Spoked Up, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 8, is open for The Bike Show curated by The ArtBar. 6 to 9 p.m.   Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St., features live music by Elissa Sophia on the deck. 6 to 9 p.m.   Emergent at Metropolitan Coworking, 14 W. Downer Pl., hosts Collective, a group of artists from Chicago. 6 to 10 p.m.   David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl., offers three floors of exhibits. Aurora Historical Society presents “Flavors of Aurora: Stirred, Not Shaken – Jewish,” an exhibit honoring Jewish history and culture in Aurora, and  “Aurora Story” on the second floor. Aurora Public Art Commission hosts an art exhibit curated by Fawn Clarke-Peterson on the third floor. 6 to 9 p.m.   If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., opens photography by Nolan McCants. 7 to 11 p.m.   AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10, is open with a free dance class at 6:30 p.m. and open studio until 8:30 p.m.   Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., hosts open mic on First Fridays. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, features “The Dream Show,” a pop-up art show featuring local artists. Live music in the tavern. 6 p.m. to midnight.   HealthMarkets, 40 W. Downer Pl., features the Mike Smith. 5 to 8 p.m.   SciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St., and Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, are open with free admission. 6 to 8 p.m.   Santori Library, 101 S. River St., hosts Mutual Ground’s Survivors’ Art Show. 6 to 9 p.m.   Allen and Pepa Architects, 121 W. Benton St., hosts the Wayne Art League. 5 to 9 p.m.   Perroud Images, 31 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 101, opens for a photography show. 6 to 9 p.m.   Leland Tower, 7 S. Stolp Ave., features the photography of Doug Nilles. 6 to 10 p.m. Free trolley service runs throughout downtown from 6 to...

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Volunteer Rally Excites Community with Volunteer Opportunities in Aurora

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Volunteer Rally Excites Community with Volunteer Opportunities in Aurora

Jenna Gagliano was looking for ushers, Eric Dhom wanted fun and responsible adults, Ramona Wood asked if anyone wanted to get dirty, and I thought I might find a few folks who were eager to join in on the lively arts scene in downtown. We all were hopeful to gather up some generous locals at the first Downtown Volunteer Rally on March 12 at The Riverfront Playhouse on Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora. The public was invited to learn about volunteer opportunities in downtown and throughout the city at the rally organized by The Riverfront Playhouse and Culture Stock with assistance from Aurora Downtown. A couple dozen community members learned about a variety of volunteer opportunities in the area as representatives from several local organizations took to the stage. I spoke on behalf of Aurora Downtown, an organization of downtown business and property owners, and I was joined by local non-profit organizations: Aurora Veterans Advisory Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Marie Community Garden Park, Rebuilding Together Aurora, Paramount Theatre, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, Humane Society of Aurora, SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora Historical Society, The Riverfront Playhouse, Culture Stock, and Volunteer Fox Valley. Since Aurora Downtown sponsors First Fridays and Downtown Saturdays, I was excited to tell the audience about how they can get involved in events such as these. First Fridays is in need of venue greeters and we’re also looking for artists, musicians, and other creatives to assist in grassroots events in downtown. I was able to explain the role of Aurora Downtown when it comes to many incredible downtown events; I was followed by Nicole Mullins, who had the chance to describe what happens at an all-volunteer bookstore. We were in a room of big hearts and every organization rattled off opportunities for citizens to get involved with the community. Volunteer opportunities ranged from playing with furry friends at Humane Society of Aurora to unloading boxes at Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry. There was something for everybody. In downtown, we heard about ways to get involved at SciTech, Paramount Theatre, Aurora Historical Society, Culture Stock, and The Riverfront Playhouse. For the finale, Deborah Collins with United Way spoke about Volunteer Fox Valley, an online volunteer portal that connects individuals and businesses seeking volunteer opportunities with not-for-profit organizations in Kane and Kendall Counties. We all left feeling more motivated knowing that our community grows and thrives on those who are willing to give back a little. Visit www.volunteerfoxvalley.org to explore volunteer opportunities in the area, including with Aurora...

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Leland Legends Coming Soon to Leland Tower

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Featured News | Comments Off on Leland Legends Coming Soon to Leland Tower

Leland Legends Coming Soon to Leland Tower

The tagline of Leland Legends is “laughter, lore and libations.” Helen Nowak and Lauren Jones said the love is there, too. “It’s on the inside,” said Jones, who is the hospitality manager for Karademas Hospitality’s Aurora efforts, which include Leland Tower and the former Elks Club both on Stolp Avenue. Jones is currently focused on the ground floor of Leland Tower that until recently housed Midtown Pub and Grill. Jones, Nowak’s daughter, is working to renovate the location and announced the new name today with Nowak, manager of Karademas Management in Aurora, at a meeting to plan a New Year’s Eve event in downtown. The mother and daughter team are hopeful that the new restaurant will be open by May 1, but they are not announcing an official opening date yet. When open, Leland Legends will serve lunch and dinner and will welcome everyone. “I want it to be comfortable… A friendly, comfortable place,” said Jones, who has a long history in hospitality, but was most recently a certified nursing assistant. Jones said that Leland Legends will be family-friendly and can be a place for a business dinner as well as a casual lunch. A new color palette , a new floor, and some remodeling will welcome diners this spring, but the same good food will remain as chef Carlos Montoya is still on staff. Montoya is known for his fish tacos, nachos, and other favorites. Nowak and Jones are also planning on featuring small, live music acts at the restaurant, which pays homage to the great blues history of Leland Tower, and it’s famed Sky Club, which is now loft apartments. Nowak also announced that the renovated second floor mezzanine will be called Sky Club. The public got a sneak peek of the space on March 4 during a Pop Up Shop that was part of First Fridays in Downtown Aurora....

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Jewish Exhibit to Open at Art and History Center

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Featured News | Comments Off on Jewish Exhibit to Open at Art and History Center

Jewish Exhibit to Open at Art and History Center

Jewish history and culture in Aurora will be the subject of an exhibit at the Aurora Historical Society at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center (DLP) from March 20-June 4, 2016.   Jewish pioneers began arriving in Aurora in the 1850s and established the first synagogue in 1904, making them among the earliest founders of the city.   The exhibit, featuring artifacts, ritual items and photos, opens on Sunday, March 20 with a reception from 2-5 p.m. There will be refreshments provided by the ladies of Temple B’Nai Israel.  Cindy Michelassi, a Chicago-area rabbinical assistant from Aurora and singer with a large repertoire of Jewish music, will entertain.   The exhibit will be the 10th in the Flavors of Aurora:  Stirred, Not Shaken series of ethnic tributes created by the historical society.   The series began during the 175th anniversary of the city of Aurora in 2012 and has included Luxembourger, Romanian, German, Irish, Italian, Greek, African American, Hispanic and South Asian cultures.   After the March 20 opening, the exhibit will be open Wednesdays-Saturdays from Noon-4pm.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.  The DLP Art and History Center is located at 20 East Downer Place.  Street parking is available (in zones from 90-180 minutes) and the first hour of parking across the street in the Stolp Parking garage is free, $1 per hour thereafter.   For more information please visit www.aurorahistory.net or AuroraHistory on...

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