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SUMMERTIME MEANS CHICAGO BEACHTIME


And now, the moment Chicagoans have been waiting for all Winter.  The 2017 Chicago Beach Season officially begins Friday, May 26  and runs through Monday, September, 4th. 


With 26 miles of sandy lakefront – 27 beaches, in total – there’s a special spot out there just waiting for blankets, beach balls, and you and your loved ones.


Here's a listing of Chicago Area Beaches: 

12th Street Beach

57th Street Beach

Calumet Beach

Fargo Beach

Foster Beach

Hartigan Beach

Helen Doria Beach

Howard Beach

Humboldt Beach

Fargo Beach

Juneway Beach

Lane Beach

Leone Beach

Loyala Beach

Margaret T Burroughs Beach

Montrose Beach

North Avenue Beach

North Shore Beach

Oak Street Beach

Oakwood Beach

Ohio Street Beach

Osterman Beach

Rainbow Beach

Rogers Beach

South Shore Beach

Tobey Beach


And as always, there’s a full lineup of great activities to enjoy on Chicago’s lakefront as well, from the Wednesday and Saturday night firework shows from Navy Pier to the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show in August, and so much more.

photo courtesy of Destination 360.

ROLLING STONES EXHIBITIONISM ROCKS!

The Rolling StonesExhibitionism is a blockbuster music experience that takes guests through The Rolling Stones' expansive career and showcases over 500 rare artifacts. This 18,000 square-foot exhibit runs for a limited time in Chicago through July 30, 2017.  


EVENT SPECIAL:  Beginning July 5, guests can purchase the fast-pass special for $39!  Get a fast-pass ferris wheel ticket for the Pier’s iconic Centennial Wheel (regularly $25), as well as a flexi ticket to The Rolling Stones’ Ex-hibitionism (regularly $40) for a special offer of $39.


Experience The Rolling Stones "Exhibitionism" at Chicago's Navy Pier! Visit the website at www.navypier.com event information and show times

2017: THE YEAR OF CHICAGO PUBLIC ART

2017 is designated as Chicago's "Year of Public Art" with a new 50x50 Neighborhood Arts Project, the creation of a Public Art Youth Corps, a new Public Art Festival, exhibitions, performances, tours and more -- representing a $1.5 million investment in artist-led community projects.


The Chicago Public Art Collection managed by DCASE includes 500+ works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around the city, such as police stations, libraries and CTA stations. DCASE also administers the City’s Percent-for-Art Ordinance established in 1978, which stipulates that 1.33% of the cost of constructing or renovating public buildings will be used for public art.


Additionally, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Transit Authority and community organizations manage their own public art programs—bringing even more public art to neighborhoods and shining a spotlight on talented local artists.


Managed by DCASE, the 50x50 initiative will provide up to $1 million for new public art projects. The initiative was inspired by Chicago's 50 wards and the 50th anniversary of two of our most seminal public artworks (the Picasso in Daley Plaza and the Wall of Respect which once stood at 43rd Street and Langley Avenue on the South Side).

MEDIVAL TIMES MEETS GAMES OF THRONES

On Thursday, July 13, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Schaumburg aims to make Games of Thromes Season 7 premiere party largesrt in the land!  


When doors to the realm open at 6:15 p.m., come dressed as your favorite Game of Thrones character to commemorate the triumphant return of the cultural phenomenon, and experience the spectacle of live jousting superior to that of Loras Tyrell’s at Joffrey’s nameday, horsemanship that would make Hullen swoon, and sword-fighting duels usually reserved for the likes of Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth. 


Post-show, join the valiant knights, squires, king and queen for a costume contest with awards, music, prizes and more.


Third place in the costume contest will receive two general admission tickets to Medieval Times and a replica of Arya’s Needle; second place will be given two tickets to Medieval Times with the Royalty Package upgrade and a replica of Brienne of Tarth’s Oathkeeper sword, and the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded two Medieval Times tickets with the King’s Royalty Package upgrade and a replica of Jon Snow’s Longclaw, perfect for having your own duel with the Night King during this penultimate season.


Discounted adult tickets ($37.95) and kids’ tickets ($29.95) can be purchased on-line, using the code GOT17.  For additional information, visit medievaltimes.com/chicago.

FREE SLURPEE DAY...HIP HIP HOORAY!


Every year, July 11 marks the day that 7-Eleven observes its birthday!  Visit you local 7-Eleven on Tuesday, July 11, from 11:00am – 7:00pm, and snag a free small Slurpee!    

That's right, participating U.S. stores will give away an estimated 9 million free small Slurpee® drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Tuesday, July 11 (7/11), while supplies last.


...And that's not all. Come back for Slurpee Week, where you can get 11 FREE Slurpee drinks! Buy 7 between July 12 - July 18, get 11 FREE. Yes, Slurpee Week continues the summer celebration, when Slurpee-lovers who purchase seven Slurpee drinks July 12-18 and scan the 7‑Eleven mobile app will receive 11 Slurpee drinks FREE. 


New this year, Slurpee cup icons will appear in the app, showing customers’ progress toward the 11-free goal. Slurpee purchases also will count toward the ongoing Buy 6-Get 7th Free 7Rewards offer.  And don't forget to post photos of your freebie with #7elevenday

Experience Good Music in Chicago on PBS!

WTTW will present the music and conversation series, THE EXPERIENCE WITH DEDRY JONES, 
a co-production of WTTW Chicago and The Music Experience, beginning Thursday, July 13 10pm, with rebroadcasts the following Sundays at 12:00 am. 

The programs, recorded in WTTW’s Grainger Studio over the past year, will also air on WTTW Prime 11.2/Comcast 370/RCN 37 on the following Saturdays at 11:00 pm. 

THE EXPERIENCE WITH DEDRY JONES has been a live stage show in Chicago for 15 years; this marks the series’s television premiere.  Each one-hour episode hosed by Dedry Jones, takes audiences on a unique and compelling journey through the artist's life, through their own words, experience, and song. 


PBS Presents THE EXPERIECE with Dedry Jones
2017 Summer Performance Schedule Featuring:

Brian Culbertson

Dedry Jones talks with Brian Culbertson, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer who crosses the genres of contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk. The studio audience in WTTW's intimate Grainger Studio also enjoys a live performance by the artist with a full band.


Thu, Jul 13 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Jul 14 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 15 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 16 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 17 at 12:00 am on WTTW HD


Avery*Sunshine

Dedry Jones talks with AVERY*Sunshine, known for her invigorating and combustible live performances, compelling and revealingly honest songwriting, and impeccable voice. The studio audience in WTTW's intimate Grainger Studio also enjoys a live performance by the artist with a full band.


Thu, Jul 20 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Jul 21 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 22 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 23 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 24 at 12:00 am on WTTW HD


Will Downing

Dedry Jones talks with Grammy-nominated Will Downing, one of the most distinctive, loved and instantly recognizable voices in R&B. The studio audience in WTTW's intimate Grainger Studio also enjoys a live performance by the artist with a full band.


Thu, Jul 27 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Jul 28 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 29 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 30 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 31 at 12:00 am on WTTW HD


Roberto Fonseca

Dedry Jones talks with Roberto Fonseca, the dynamic Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, composer, and producer. The studio audience in WTTW's intimate Grainger Studio also enjoys a live performance by the artist with a full band.


Thu, Aug 3 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Sat, Aug 5 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 6 at 4:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 7 at 12:00 am on WTTW HD 


Captured live before a studio audience in the same beautiful and intimate venue as WTTW’s national music series SOUNDSTAGE, audiences will enjoy a personal conversation with a world class musician, interspersed with a live music performance backed by a full band.  Don't miss The Experience with Dedry Jonesbeginning Thursday, July 13 10pm, with rebroadcasts the following Sundays at 12:00 am. 

SUMMER MOVIES IN MILLENNIUM PARK

The Millennium Park Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 13 through September 5, at 6:30pm. This years line-up kicks off with the 1980 Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, the second place finisher in last years audience choice vote. 


Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on the state-of- the-art, 40-foot LED screen. 


The Full Summer Film Series Schedule:


The Blues Brothers:  June 13  (1980, rated R, 132 minutes)


Caddyshack:  June 20  (1980, rated R, 98 minutes)


Julie and Julia:  June 27 (2009, rated PG-13, 123 minutes)


El Norte – July 11 

(1983, rated R 141 minutes)Screened in Spanish W/English subtitles


La La Land:  July 18 (2016, rated PG-13, 128 minutes)


Network:  July 25 (1976, rated R, 121 minutes)


Bend it Like Beckham:  August 1 (2002, rated PG-13, 112 minutes)

 

FULL MOON DOUBLE FEATURE: GHOST AND THE SHINING 

August 8 

*Ghost (1990, rated PG-13, 127 minutes)

*The Shining (1980, rated R, 144 minutes)


Hidden Figures – August 15 (2016, rated PG, 127 minutes)


Five Heartbeats – August 22 (1991, rated R, 122 minutes)


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 80th Anniversary Screening

Thursday, August 24 at 11am (1937, rated G, 83 minutes)


The Princess Bride – August 29 (1987, rated PG, 98 minutes)


Wayne’s World – September 5 (1992, rated PG-13, 95 minutes)

 

The FREE admission Summer Film Series is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the LED screen at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is provided by the Millennium Park Foundation. All films will be screened with English subtitles or captioning.

CHICAGO LOVES IDRIS ELBA AS LUTHER!

Luther (starring The Talented British Actor, Idris Elba (The Wire) is a gripping, smart and entertaining psychological thriller driven by an intellectually brilliant but emotionally impulsive cop. 

Throughout the series we see Luther face a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, predator and prey.

We encounter his capacity for violence as well as his kindness; his sudden vulnerability and dizzying, visionary mind; why his wife left him for another man, and why his colleagues are frequently left open-mouthed in awe.  As the stakes get ever higher and more personal, Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation. Will his personal demons prove to be as dangerous as any of the criminals he pursues?

LUTHER: PBS/WTTW Chicago Program Schedule:

Luther's personal and professional life spirals out of control as he tries to cover up Toby's death.

Sat, Jun 24 at 11:00 pm on WTTW HD

Mon, Jun 26 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Episode #111

A fetish killer is on the hunt and Luther's worst enemies may be his own colleagues.

Sat, Jul 1 at 11:00 pm on WTTW HD

Episode #112

Luther discovers the fetish killer is re-enacting the past. Can he stop him before he kills again?

Sat, Jul 8 at 11:00 pm on WTTW HD

Episode #113

Luther must confront his demons when a killer embarks on a crusade to punish past offenders.

Sat, Jul 15 at 11:00 pm on WTTW HD

Episode #114

Accused of crimes he didn't commit, Luther must work quickly to clear his name and stop a killer.

Sat, Jul 22 at 11:00 pm on WTTW HD

EVERYBODY IS DANCIN' IN THE PARKS

Dance to the sounds of 48 different live bands + DJs and get into step with dance lessons beforehand. Glide across the restored 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor designed by Chicago artist Dan Peterman.


2017 CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE SCHEDULE:

Includes Chicago SummerDance, SummerDance in the Parks, SummerDance-Offs, Taste of Chicago Dates and World Music Festival Chicago Dates

Schedule is Subject to Change


June

Sunday, June 25, 4–7pm

Afrobeat

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble (Afrobeat)

Idy Ciss (Traditional West African Dance)


Friday, June 30, 6–9:30pm

Marching Band Music + Dances

Mucca Pazza (A Little Marching Band)


July

Saturday, July 1, 6–9:30pm

Salsa + Mambo

Luis Palermo + Brasa All Stars (Salsa)

Dance Academy of Salsa (Mambo)


Sunday, July 2, 4–7pm

Zydeco

Terrance Simien + The Zydeco Experience (Zydeco Two-Step)

Buddy Bates + Monica Vachlon (Zydeco Two-Step)


Wednesday, July 5, 6–9pm

Irish Folk Music + Dancing

Bua (Irish Folk Music)

Trinity Irish Dance (Irish Folk Dancing)


Thursday, July 6, 6–9pm

Steppin’ – Tribute to Herb Kent

DJ Eric “ET” Taylor (Chicago Steppin’)

Majestic Gents (Chicago Steppin’)


Friday, July 7, 6–9pm

House

Steve ‘Miggedy’ Maestro


Saturday, July 8, 2–5pm

Footwork SummerDance-Off

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Garfield Park Golden Dome, 100 N. Central Park Ave.


Saturday, July 8, 6–9pm

Salsa

Orquesta El Macabeo (Salsa)

Latin Rhythms (Salsa)


Sunday, July 9, 4–7pm

Country

Lawrence Peters Outfit (Honky-Tonk Country)

Jeffrey Cannon and Meg Kindelin (Country Two-Step, Waltz)


Thursday, July 13, 6–9pm

Bomba

Bomba con Buya (Bomba)

Ivelisse Diaz with La Escuelita Bombera de Corazon (Bomba)

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.


Friday, July 14, 6–9:30pm

Footwork

The ERA (Footwork)

Following a lesson covering basic moves from 6 to 7 p.m., the ERA Footwork Crew will perform 


Saturday, July 15, 2–5pm

Steppin’ SummerDance-Off

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr.


Saturday, July 15, 6–9:30pm

Salsa

Timba Brava (Timba Salsa)

Chicago Dance (Salsa)


Sunday, July 16, 4–7pm

Italian Folk Music + Dancing

Newpoli (Italian Folk Music + Dance)


Thursday, July 20, 6–9pm

Salsa + Bachata

El Caobo (Salsa, Mambo, Bachata)

Denita Inez & Desueño (Salsa + Bachata)

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St.


Friday, July 21, 6–9:30pm

Swing

The Fat Babies (‘20s and ‘30s Jazz and Swing)

Big City Swing (East Coast Swing)


Saturday, July 22, 2–5pm

Footwork SummerDance-Off

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.


Saturday, July 22, 6–9:30pm

Salsa, Mambo + Cha-Cha

Charanga Tropical (Salsa with Strings)

Mixed Motion Art (Mambo, Cha-cha)


Sunday, July 23, 4–7pm

Ballroom

May I Have this Dance Presents Ballroom + more!

Nino DiGiulio (Cha-cha + Waltz)


Thursday, July 27, 6–9pm

Salsa

Aguzate (Vintage Salsa DJ set)

Dance Academy of Salsa (Salsa, Cha-cha)

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.


Friday, July 28, 6–9:30pm

Blues + West Coast Swing

The Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)

May I Have This Dance (West Coast Swing)


Saturday, July 29, 2–5pm

Steppin’ SummerDance-Off

Part of Chicago SummerDance in the Parks

Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.


Saturday, July 29, 6–9:30pm

Salsa

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros (Cuban Son, Salsa)

Arthur Murray Dance Center (Salsa)


Sunday, July 30, 4–7pm

Ballroom

Teddy Lee Orchestra (Ballroom)

Duo Scofano-Minetti (Argentine Tango)

American Tango Institute (Argentine Tango)

Part of World Music Festival Chicago


Swing, waltz, cha-cha...or simply enjoy the music at the largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in introductory, one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing. Enjoy the music all summer long. All FREE!

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: ROMEO & JULIET

The Nights in The Parks: Shakespeare in the Parks series begins its annual citywide tour to 18 neighborhood parks Wednesday, July 26th and runs thru Sunday, August 27th!  

Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, this 75-minute abridged production or Romeo and Juliet brings the most tragic, beautiful love story in Shakespeare's canon to life.

The Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour of the classic love story "Romeo and Juliet" kicks off as one of the inaugural events of the new performance lawns at Polk Bros Park on Navy Pier with three performances: Wednesday, July 26; Thursday, July 27; and Friday, July 28—all at 7:00pm. 

July 26 - 28, 7:00pm  – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier
July 30, 4:00pm – Ellis Park
August 02, 6:30pm – Gage Park
August 03, 6:30pm – Kelvyn Park
August 04, 6:30pm – Eckhart Park
August 05, 6:30pm – Welles Park
August 06 at 4:00pm – Welles Park
August 08 at 6:30pm – Columbus Park
August 09, 6:30pm – Tuley Park

August 10 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park
August 11, 6:30pm – Humboldt Park
August 12, 6:30pm – Frank J. Wilson Park
August 13, 4:00pm – Frank J. Wilson Park
August 16 at 6:30pm – Garfield Park
August 17, 6:30pm – Dvorak Park
August 18 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park
August 19, 6:30pm – Ridge Park

August 20, 4pm – Steelworkers Park(E. 87th St. @Lake Michigan)
August 23, 6:30pm – Hamilton Park
August 24 at 6:30pm – Piotrowski Park
August 25 at 6:30pm - Loyola Park
August 26 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park
August 27 at 4:00pm – Ping Tom Memorial Park

The Nights Out in The Parks Presents Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet performances are FREE to the public in neighborhood parks around Chicago! For program information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/parks

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL IS ON THE WAY!

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the headlining performers for the 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival.


A favorite Labor Day weekend tradition over August 31–September 3 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center, the festival showcases four stages of free live performances by Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside the greatest jazz artists from around the world.


Festival highlights include centennial celebrations of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald in Millennium Park at the Jay Priztker Pavilion along with headliners: Donny McCaslin Group, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom, Dr. Michael White Quartet, the Rebirth Brass Band and many more.


Admission to Chicago Jazz Festival is FREE. For the latest information on the Chicago Jazz Festival, visit chicagojazzfestival.us

 

WHO WILL WIN THE SUMMER DANCEOFF?

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites dancers of all levels to flock to Millennium Park for the SummerDance Celebration on Saturday, August 26.


The festival will feature a full day of dance competitions, social dancing, lessons and performances by local dance companies throughout the park from noon until 9:30pm. Admission is free. For a complete schedule, visit chicagosummerdance.org.


Leading up to the SummerDance Celebration on August 26 and in conjunction with the Chicago SummerDance series, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will debut the SummerDance-Off competition.


Residents are invited to show off their footwork and steppin’ skills at a series of city-wide amateur contests on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Chicago Park District locations as part of the SummerDance in the Parks program. The winners of each local contest will then compete at the Dance-Off finale at the SummerDance Celebration in Millennium Park at Cloud Gate on August 26.


The new dance festival also brings a full day of dance competitions, social dancing and performances from noon to 9:30pm. Additional highlights include a DJ Dance Party at Cloud Gate, Circle Dance Lessons on the Great Lawn, professional dance performances at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and much more.


SummerDance-Off Neighborhood Competitions

In addition to the nine traditional SummerDance in the Parks programs, DCASE has created four SummerDance-Off competitions that will be hosted by the Chicago Park District.


Two competitions will feature footwork, a genre of street dance and related music that originated in Chicago, and two competitions will feature steppin’, a traditional African American dance form born in Chicago.


SummerDance-Off competitions will be held on Saturday afternoons, 2–5pm.

Dates and locations are as follows:

  • July 8 – Footwork at Garfield Park Golden Dome (100 N. Central Park Avenue)
  • July 15 – Steppin’ at Washington Park Refectory (5531 S. Russell Drive)
  • July 22 – Footwork at Hamilton Park Cultural Center (513 W. 72nd Street)
  • July 29 – Steppin’ at Austin Town Hall (5610 W. Lake Street)


Online registration for the Dance-Off competitions in the parks will go live on Saturday, July 1 at chicagosummerdance.org. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

SummerDance-Off Celebration in Millennium Park Full Schedule

Dance Village at Wrigley Square

12–6pm


For a complete schedule, visit chicagosummerdance.org.


 

SummerDance-Off Competition Finales at Cloud Gate Stage

12–3pm

Finalists from the steppin’ and footwork neighborhood competitions will battle on the dance floor. The winners will perform at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion as part of the Mainstage Show later that evening. The steppin’ competition begins at noon until1:30pm, followed by the footwork competition at 1:30pm until 3pm.

 

Paul Collins, Circle Dance Lesson on the Great Lawn, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

3–4pm

This circle dance lesson, led and DJed by Paul Collins on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, will encompass Central and Eastern European folk dances and will be a family-friendly, all-ages experience.

 

SummerDance Competition at the Cloud Gate Stage

4–6pm

The Most Versatile Dancer Contest® is an all-style dance competition with May I Have This Dance. This is an amateur dance contest where couples must prove that they know the most dance styles by dancing whatever the emcee announces for 20 to 30 seconds song clips. To stay alive they should be able to dance at least 3 basic steps, the correct timing, and clear knowledge of each dance. The winners will be selected after the last couple(s) are tapped out and/or have the most cards left. For complete details visit the website.

 

Mainstage Show at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion

6:30pm

Five professional local dance companies have been commissioned to make new works for this event. Featured companies, all making their Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage debut are Chicago Dance Crash, Red Clay Dance, The ERA, Brave Soul Movement and Move Me Soul. The evening will also include spotlight dances by the two winners of the SummerDance-Off competitions. 

 

House DJ Dance Party at Cloud Gate Stage

8–9:30pm

After the show, the audience will be led back out to the Cloud Gate Stage where house DJ Kenny Ray will spin music alongside voguers and other local dancers, while attendees dance in front of Cloud Gate.


In an effort to spread dancing throughout the city, SummerDance Chicago is the city’s premier dance festival, bringing communities together in a unique, urban dance space all summer long. Chicagoans can take part in dancing and live music every Friday-Sunday, June 23-September 10, in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park and on Thursdays and Saturdays, July 13-September 14 in neighborhood parks throughout the city. For more information about SummerDance, visit chicagosummerdance.org and for details about Night Out in the Parks initiative, visit nightoutintheparks.com.  

 

DANCE ZONES

As part of Chicago SummerDance and Year of Public Art, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District will present DANCE ZONES in six park district locations, July – August with a distinctive work of public art.


The DANCE ZONES around the public art will be reserved by Park Supervisors and security as safe spaces to practice dance routines leading up to the four SummerDance-Off competitions during the month of July. Additionally, dance groups and individual dancers are encouraged to submit YouTube videos using the appropriate hashtags and handle tag-ins for a video competition. For details visit chicagosummerdance.org.

 

Chicago Park District Dance Zones

Garfield Park - 100 N. Central Park Avenue

Public Art: Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Whirling Dervish

 

Austin Town Hall - 5610 W. Lake Street

Public Art: Austin Collins, Black Wedding Cake

 

Jackson Park - 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Public Art: Yoko Ono, Sky Landing

 

63rd Street Beach - 63rd Street and Lake Michigan

Public Art: Carolyn Ottmers, Remembrance

 

Piotrowski Park - 4247 W. 31st St

Public Art: Austin Collins, White Wedding Cake

 

Diversey Lakefront – just south of Diversey, east of Lake Shore Drive

Public Art: Indira Johnson, 10,000 Ripples

 

For complete details on all Chicago SummerDance Events, visit chicagosummerdance.org or call the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at 312.744.3316.

 

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