We have scheduled a reunion weekend with opportunities for large gatherings and opportunities to explore downtown Chicago with your own parea. We hope you will participate in as many of our events as possible and reconnect to share memoriesthat helped define us and to renew and refresh friendshps going forward.
HOSPITALITY ROOM-FRIDAY JULY 5th: 9 PM – 11:30 PM
HONORE ROOM (just off the Concierge’s Desk on the East Side, past Potters). Cash Bar. Two Drink Tickets included with Advance Ticket Purchase ($30). Walk-ins, $20, no drink tickets included. Dress Casual. Some may be dressed up from the Grand Banquet. Open to Ahepa Family.
AFTER PARTY: South Loop Club, 701 S State Street 312-427-2787. Midnight to???
SATURDAY JULY 6thMorning Gathering Spot 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Bring Your Coffee/Breakfast Snack. (Donuts, but not coffee, will be provided). SALON 12, 3rd Floor (former Sons/Maids and significant others only). Dress for Boat or touring Chicago.
BUS AND BOAT ARCHITECTURAL TOUR – (Admission Required: $60)10:00 AM Bus for the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour. Windy City Bus Tours. Bus will be waiting on the Wabash Entrance, Lower Level. When you take the escalator down from the lobby (or if your back is to the Starbucks), you turn left. Open to Ahepa Family. Ticket required. $ 60.
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM. Boat Tour Chicago Line Cruises. (Chicagolinecruises.com). Wristbands required and will be provided either at the Bus or on the Dock as you enter.
(The boat is docked at North Pier Terminal, 465 N McClurg Ct. Bus will drop us off right by the entrance to the River East Arts Promenade and our boat is docked at the end of the pier.)
12:30 PM Bus leaves dock to drop off attendees at one of the following: North Michigan Avenue, Greek Town, back to Hotel or Museum Campus. Greek Town visitors (with wristbands) who only took the Boat Tour or Bus (from Hotel) can return by Bus to Hotel from Greek Town at 2:30 PM. (location TBD, likely next to Athena Restaurant).
Note: While the boat tour is going on, the Windy City Bus will also pick up Ahepa Family Members from the same Wabash Entrance at 11:30 AM and take them to Greek Town with a return at 1:45 PM. Cost: $ 10. (Wristbands also required and will be provided when you pay at the Bus – cash only.)
EXPLORE CHICAGO 12:30 - 5PM
REUNION DINNER- Reservation Required (Admission: $75.00)
6:30 PM- 10:30 PM Holland & Knight Law offices 131 S Dearborn, 30th Floor (your name is at security). Dress: Business Casual (sport coat appropriate, but not required). Dinner and Open Bar.
From the Palmer House, exit at the State Street Exit (Lower level). Turn left and walk ½ block to Adams. Go across State Street going west. Walk one block to Dearborn St. Turn right and enter building at security desk to check in. Security will send you to the far bank of elevators to go upstairs.
NOTE: This building is ONE Block from the hotel.
Admission required: $75 per person.
Parking in the Building ($ 17) off the Alley Just North of the Building on Dearborn, turn right and first entrance on the right.
AFTER PARTY: South Loop Club, 701 S State Street 312-427-2787. 11PM - ???
SUNDAY JULY 7th
Bring Your Coffee/Breakfast Snack. (Donuts, but not coffee, will be provided). SALON 12, 3rd Floor (former Sons/Maids and significant others only). We will plan the next reunion, express regrets as to those who could not make it, and celebrate our new friends. Thereafter, Explore Chicago‼ SAFE TRAVELS‼!
With your Parea, you are free to make plans to visit Millenium Park and the Museum Campus, go to the Hamilton Exhibit at Northerly Island (a short uber), where reservations can be made for a specific entry time, i.e. a noon entrance. You can travel and lunch at Greek Town; catch a matinee (i.e. "Hamilton" is across the street from the hotel but advanced tickets are required); or, take in another play at any of the many theaters. You may rent a bike and take a ride along the lakefront; take a short uber to China Town and experience the many shops and restaurants; or, take a slightly longer uber to the Museum of Science and Industry (7 miles south on Lake Shore Drive).
Divine Liturgy. The closest Greek Orthodox Church is the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 1017 N. La Salle Dr, Chicago IL 60610 (about 1.5 miles from Hotel). The next closest is St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607 (about 3 miles). Both have Orthos at 8:15 AM with Divine Liturgy to follow.