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Vamos a Pilsen   

The World Language Organization is planning a field trip to the Pilsen Neighborhood of Chicago for Friday, April 4, 2008.

Our Itinerary:

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It will be a day trip, departing IVCC in Oglesby at 9:00 AM.

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On board our comfortable Green River Lines bus, we’ll enjoy a boxed breakfast.

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We'll arrive in Chicago at approximately 10:45 am, and take a quick tour of the barrio by bus to select areas for shopping and exploring later.

 

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The National Museum of Mexican Art

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Our first stop in the Pilsen Neighborhood will be the National Museum of Mexican Art. The National Museum of Mexican Art is the largest Latino culture organization in the country and the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum is located at 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 in the Pilsen/Little Village communities. At the Museum we’ll have 45 minutes of self-guided viewing, then a guided bilingual tour from 12 noon to 12:45. All the galleries will be open. In the main gallery, we'll see an exhibition of Chicano Art from Texas.

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After the guided tour, from 12:45 to 2:15 pm, we’ll have a choice of more self-guided viewing in the Museum or exploring interesting shops in the neighborhood for 90 minutes.  

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At 2:30 PM we'll have a leisurely lunch at Nuevo Leon. Our pre-arranged "Combination Plate" meal will include soft drink, nachos, steak taco, cheese quesadilla, chicken tostada with rice and beans. The cost of the soft drink, combination plate and gratuity is included in your excursion fare. (If you are still hungry after all that, you can also order a dessert and pay for the additional item individually.) If you have any special dietary needs, please indicate them in advance on your reservation form so that arrangements can be made for an appropriate meal substitution.

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After lunch, we’ll shop and explore in the colorful barrio stores until 4:15 pm.

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We'll board the bus at 4:15 and head west for IVCC. If you wish, it would be a great time for a siesta. There will also be some on board entertainment - popular videos we can view, games we can play, and even a raffle.

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Our return to IVCC will be at approximately 6:00PM.

How to purchase tickets:

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The regular ticket price is $50.00 per adult/ $45.00 per senior (62+). The special discounted price for IVCC World Language students is $37.00.

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This package price includes round trip transportation, a boxed breakfast on board the bus in the morning, the Museum tour and lunch at Nuevo Leon (combination plate, soft drink, and gratuity).

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Get your ˇVamos a Pilsen! Field Trip Reservation Form here.

 

All tickets must be paid by Wednesday, March 26*.

* Students who have Friday classes and need to be on the "Please Excuse..." List to Faculty must complete their reservation by Thursday, March 20, 2008, so IVCC Faculty can be notified two weeks in advance of the trip.

Please pay either with a check made payable to IVCC or the exact amount in cash to Professor Pietrolonardo. If you are on campus, you can bring the payment before class, to my office A316, or you can mail it to me c/o World Languages, IVCC, 815 North Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL, 61348. Because the expenses associated with this trip are fixed, tickets are non-refundable. There is only one bus available, so make your reservation as soon as possible to ensure a seat on the bus for you and any friends you would like to invite.


A Special Note to Students With Other Classes on Friday

*Students who have Friday classes and need to be on the "Please Excuse..." List to Faculty must complete their reservation by Thursday, March 20, 2008, so IVCC Faculty can be notified two weeks in advance of the trip.
Professor Pietrolonardo will notify all other IVCC faculty about the trip at least two weeks in advance and ask them to excuse the absence of participating students from their classes.


If there is a quiz or an assignment deadline to be met in  those other classes, each student would need to make arrangements in advance to turn in required work to their other professors.

 

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