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Chicago Cultural Mile announces September's 2nd Fridays line-up

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CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Cultural Mile Association and its partnering cultural organizations and businesses announced  their 2nd Fridays on the Chicago Cultural Mile September 12th line-up. The 2nd Fridays event will include the Chicago Cultural Center's Fall Open House which features art, music, tours and special events.  The event is free and better yet, it will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue well into the evening.  The Chicago Cultural Mile is Michigan Avenue from the river south to Roosevelt Road, extending eastward to the Museum Campus. 

"The Chicago Cultural Mile is committed to bringing the area's business and cultural communities together by offering visitors free and sharply discounted entertainment, dining and activities. These 2nd Fridays events continue to raise awareness of the strengths of this unique area," according to J.R. Davis, Chairman and President of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association.  "We are pleased to say that September's 2nd Fridays programming will provide a sampling of the selection of art, culture and fun that the Chicago Cultural Mile has to offer," he continued. 

Chicago Cultural Mile Association Executive Director, Sharene Shariatzadeh, expressed   excitement for the way that residents and visitors have supported the 2nd Fridays program.  "There is a new energy on the Chicago Cultural Mile that is growing out of 2nd Fridays and I think the city, this neighborhood and its visitors will benefit greatly from that," she added.

Some of the other featured events and deals that are being offered on September 12th include:

Hostelling International will hold a Speakeasy Welcome Party from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Come in for a free beer or two, a chance to take a photo with Al Capone and an opportunity to mingle with travelers from around the world

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker is happy to offer a 20% discount on tour tickets during the 2nd Fridays promotion. Tickets must be purchased online.  Enter the code "Friday" in order to redeem this offer.

Millennium Garages will offer $18 parking for 12 hours (normally $35). Vouchers will be available at 2nd Fridays partner locations.

These are just a few of the events and discounts offered. For a complete listing, go to www.ChicagoCulturalMile.org and click on the 2nd Fridays section.  Check the site often because it is constantly being updated with the next month's activities.

Chicago Cultural Mile Association partner organizations include: Adler Planetarium, American Rhythm Center, Art Institute of Chicago, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Bobby's Bike Hike, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Trolley and Double Decker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Choose Chicago, Chuck's, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Cliff Dwellers, Columbia College Chicago, Community Media Workshop, Coulsons, The Field Museum, the Fine Arts Building Studios, Gene Siskel Film Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Harris Theater at Millennium Park, Hilton Chicago, Hostelling International, Italian Village Restaurants, Mercat a la Planxa, Metropolitan Towers, Millennium Garages, Millennium Park, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, National Louis University, New Music School, Pritzker Military Library, Ossia Musical Forum, Park Grill Millennium Park, Skydeck Chicago, Social Policy Institute, Tesori, U.S. Equities Realty, Women's Business Development Center, World Chicago                                                                                                           

John Pastuovic
312-925-9092 (cell)

SOURCE Chicago Cultural Mile Association