Jazz Institute of Chicago

Dank Haus

DANK Chicago was founded in 1959 as a chapter of the nation-wide
organization German American National Congress. With a chapter
membership of around 800, DANK Chicago represents Americans of German
descent, their friends and families, and the public in general. The
Historic DANK-HAUS, located on Western Avenue, is also home to DANK
School Chicago, our German language school for both children and
adults. Yearly events, such as our Spring Festival with GAPA (German
American Police Association), Oktoberfest with Niedersachsen, and
Sylvester Ball on New Year's Eve add to the rich, cultural heritage
celebrated here at DANK Chicago. DANK Chicago also participates in May
Fest Chicago, the Steuben Day Parade on Western Avenue, and other
activities in Lincoln Square, Chicago's traditionally German

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