Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education

 

Urban Gateways is partnering with the Chicago Park District this summer to provide 51 free public music, dance, and theater performances through the Night Out in the Parks series. We are thrilled to bring our touring artists to your communities and parks, and we hope you can join us for one or many of these incredible shows! Click on points on the map for more details, find shows by date in the listing under the map, and don't forget to download the free My Chi Parks app to follow Night Out in the Parks events (search Urban Gateways in the app to find our shows).

 

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Check out the following performances:

Saturday, August 1, 7:00-7:50pm
The Make ‘Em Ups
Hamilton Park - 513 W 72nd Street

Monday, August 3, 2:00-2:50pm
The Magic of the Spellbinder
Washington Park - 5531 S King Drive

Monday, August 3, 5:45-6:35pm
The Birthplace of Rhythm
Weisman Park - 901 W Oakdale Ave

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00-1:50pm
Amazing Africa
Lake Meadows Park - 3117 S Rhodes Ave

Friday, August 7, 4:15-5:05pm
The Birthplace of Rhythm – Africa
Cragin Park - 2611 N Lockwood

Friday, August 7, 5:00-5:50pm
Amazing Africa
Homan Square Park - 3517 W Arthington St

Friday, August 7, 5:30-6:20pm
Fandango
Vittum Park – 5010 W 50th Street

Friday, August 7, 5:45-6:35pm
Women of Song
Chopin Park – 3420 N Long Ave

Saturday, August 8, 4:00-4:50pm
The Magic of the Spellbinder
Kilbourn Park – 3501 N Kilbourn

Sunday, August 09, 5:45-6:35pm
Hooked On Cuba
Churchill Field Playlot Park  - 1825 N Damen Ave

Monday, August 10, 5:45-6:35pm
The Make ‘Em Ups
Margaret Donahue Park – 1230 W School St

Tuesday, August 11, 7:00-7:50pm
Fandango
Russell Square Park - 3045 E 83rd Street

Wednesday, August 12, 4:15-5:05pm
Celebration Dances of West Africa
Galewood Park – 5729 W Bloomingdale

Friday, August 14, 6:30-7:20pm
Voices of Chicago: Slam Poetry
Loyola Park – 1230 W Greenleaf

Saturday, August 15, 12:00-12:50pm
History of Dance from Ballet to Breakdancing
McGuane Park – 2901 S Poplar Ave

Saturday, August 15, 5:45-6:35pm
The Birthplace of Rhythm – Global
Senn Playlot Park – 5887 N Ridge Ave

Monday, August 24, 5:45-6:35pm
Animal Farm: Musical Tales
Saunganash Park – 5861 N Kostner Ave

Tuesday, August 25, 7:00-7:50pm
The Puppet Place: Magic Onion
Lawler Park – 5210 W 64th Street

Wednesday, August 26, 5:30-6:20pm
Voices of Chicago: Slam Poetry
Lake Shore Park – 808 N Lake Shore Drive

Saturday, August 29, 7:00-7:50pm
Women of Song
Euclid Park – 9800 S Parnell Ave

 

 

We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in March 2016, or email tortiz@urbangateways.org for more information.

Attention libraries! Will you be participating in iREAD (the Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development program) this summer? The 2015 theme is "Read to the Rhythm!" and Urban Gateways offers a number of touring performances that complement this theme perfectly. Below are some recommended performances; please click on images or text for details, and contact Claire at 312-445-2743 or cmeyers@urbangateways.org to discuss recommendations and bookings. 

 

     

     ANIMAL FARM: MUSICAL TALES

 


 

 

     THE BIRTHPLACE OF RHYTHM (GLOBAL)

 

 

 

     CHA CHA CHA: LATIN AMERICAN DANCES

 


 

     

     HOOKED ON CUBA

 

 

 

     SISAI: EXPLORING THE ANDES
     THROUGH MUSIC

 


     

     SONGS AND RHYTHMS FOR
     YOUNG CHILDREN


 

     

     THINK OUTSIDE THE DRUM



 

     

     WE ALL GOT RHYTHM!

 

 

     

     WORLD MUSIC EXPLOSION!

 

 

 

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