Journey Chicago

Discover Irving Park & Noble Square

Chopin Theatre

Irving Park is a neighborhood on Chicago's north side. Renowned for the preservation of its historical architecture, the community was annexed into the city in 1889. Since then, Irving Park has functioned as a cultural hub for a variety of immigrant communities over time.

Noble Square is an area on the west side of Chicago located within West Town. Noble Square has served as a cultural hub for Chicago's Polish community for many years.

    Chopin Theatre

    From its opening in 1990, Chopin Theatre has been dedicated to showing unique musical, literary, and film events. Chopin Theatre is an independent, for-profit arts center located across the Polish Triangle in Chicago's Wicker Park.

    1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642


    Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00am
    Monday: 9:00am - 12:00am
    Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00am
    Wednesday: 9:00am - 12:00am
    Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00am
    Friday: 9:00am - 12:00am
    Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00am

    Independence Park

    Independence Park is a 7.16-acre recreational area in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago. First opened in 1914, the park has been the traditional location of Independence Day celebrations for Irving Park residents since 1903, as well as host to a summer farmer's market.

    Cost: Free

    3945 N Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618


    Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Monday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Wednesday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00pm


    An old-school neighborhood bar & restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood serving homestyle Polish fare in a no-frills setting.

    Cost: $$

    1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642


    Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

    Milano’s Cafe Bar

    A casual brick-walled cafe offering Italian and Polish comfort food, all-day breakfast, and a bar, located on the west side of Chicago.

    Cost: $

    3930 W School St, Chicago, IL 60618


    Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Monday: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00am

    Latvian Folk Art Museum

    Founded in 1978, the mission of the Latvian Folk Art Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit Latvian folk art; to maintain suitable exhibit and preservation space; to present programs to further the understanding of Latvian culture.

    4146 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois


    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: Closed

    Polish Museum of America

    The Polish Museum of America is located in West Town, in what had been the historical Polish Downtown neighborhood of Chicago. It is home to a plethora of Polish artifacts, artwork, and embroidered folk costumes among its growing collection.

    984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642


    Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm