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CHICAGO WOMEN's PARK & GARDENS SPECIAL EVENTS


2018 Women's Park  Garden SUMMER SPECIAL EVENT LINE-UP 

  • Sunday, July 29th - Movie In The Park - 'Sense & Sensibility'  Underwritten in Partnership: Clarke House Museum, Cultural Affairs,
                                                              Glessner House Museum, Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance (8:15 pm - 10:30pm)


Grant Park Music Festival performs at Chicago Women's Park
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES -  Categories: Music Night Out in the Parks
 
Description - A 1 hour collaboration with the Chicago Park District and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events,
the Grant Park Music Festival brings free string quartet and choral performances to cultural centers, parks, and community venues
throughout Chicago. Join us in your neighborhood park for a free, family-friendly outdoor concert with a little something for
everyone to enjoy - from classical to tango, jazz, and modern music!

 
Movies in the Parks - 'The Notebook’ (2004)
June 30 from 8:30 PM - 10:33 PM
 
Adult Date Night!  Stay Tuned for pre-movie date night opportunities!!! 

‘The Notebook’ Rating: PG-13 Genre: Drama, Romance Time: 2h 3min

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon
separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes  Writers: Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Jan Sardi 
Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams

As part of the Chicago Park District: Movies In The Parks' program sponsored by Bank of America and locally underwritten by The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance
 


 
 
Birds, Bees, and Butterflies at Women's Park 
Jul 08, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
FREE EVENT for ALL Ages - Family Fun Night Out in the Parks with Theater
Bronzeville Community Development Corporation - Sounding Bronzeville - Birds, Bees and Butterflies
The Chicago Women's Park and Garden feature an array of beautiful trees and urban creatures. Showcase a community theater comprised of
some of the living organisms residing in the corridor, which will be played by movement artists. Guest will be invited to take part in the live
performance by singing, dancing and creating arts and crafts.

 
 
 
 
Toddlers, Tunes, & Turtles at Chicago Women's Park 
Date & Time: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: Free event for all ages
 
1 hour  30 mins Toddlers Tunes and Turtles is a wildly popular evening program where very young children are introduced to nature through a
amily experience that engages their senses through music, invites them to experience nature safely through free play, and provides the opportunity
to see and interact with live animals for the first time. This event is presented as a part of the City of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth. Check out more YOCY events at www.cityofchicago.org/YOCY .

 
 
Concerts in the Park  at Chicago Women's Park - Lakeside Concert in The Park
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: Free event for all ages 

1 hour  30 mins Grab your lawn chair and join us for the 12th Annual Free Concert in the Park featuring the Graduate
Concert Band from VanderCook College of Music.  T
his event is presented by Lakeside Bank

 
 
 
Movies In The Park - ‘COCO’ (2017)Copyright: Walt Disney Pictures
Date & Time: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 from 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez), confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the
Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary musician.

PG | 105 minutes | 2017    *Closed Captioned  Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.

Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America. Underwritten by The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance

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Saturday, July 28th - South Loop Beer & Cider Festival
3:00pm - 8:30pm

The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest will consist of one afternoon session from 4:00pm – 7:30pm (3pm entry for
VIP Guests). It will offer an impressive array (over 100+) of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond.
In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food and enjoy live music
and craft beer-centric activities. A key fundraiser for Chicago Women's Park & Gardens Advisory Council. 

 


Movies In The Park - ‘SENSE AND SENSIBILITY’
Date & Time: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 from 8:15 PM - 10:31 PM
 
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance.

PG | 136 minutes | 1996
*Closed Captioned - Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.
Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America. Event Underwritten by The Clarke House Museum,
The Glessner House Museum, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance

 
Movies In The Park - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Date & Time: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 from 8:00 PM - 10:32 PM
Fee: Free
 
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - Rey (Daisy Ridley) develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker
(Mark Hamill), who is unsettled by the strength of her powers.

PG-13 | 152 minutes | 2017   *Closed Captioned - Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.

Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America. Event  Underwritten by The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance

 
 

Shakespeare In The Park at Women's Park - Two Gentleman of Verona
Saturday, August 4th - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Directed by Beth Wolf and performed by Midsommer Flight
 
Midsommer Flight will mark its 7th year as an Arts Partner in Chicago’s parks with Two Gentlemen of Verona. 
One of Shakespeare’s lesser-known comedies, Two Gents contains many familiar Shakespearean elements, including star-crossed
lovers and characters in disguise. Come early and bring a picnic! 

All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. 

Live music will be presented a half hour prior to each performance. Performances typically last about 90 minutes.
Free event - Age Range: Any
 



Shakespeare In The Park at Women's Park - Two Gentleman of Verona
Sunday, August 5 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Directed by Beth Wolf and performed by Midsommer Flight
 
Midsommer Flight will mark its 7th year as an Arts Partner in Chicago’s parks with Two Gentlemen of Verona. 
One of Shakespeare’s lesser-known comedies, Two Gents contains many familiar Shakespearean elements, including star-crossed
lovers and characters in disguise. Come early and bring a picnic! 

All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. 

Live music will be presented a half hour prior to each performance. Performances typically last about 90 minutes.
Free event - Age Range: Any
 

Shakespeare In The Park at Women's Park - Two Gentleman of Verona
Saturday, August 11 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Directed by Beth Wolf and performed by Midsommer Flight
 
Midsommer Flight will mark its 7th year as an Arts Partner in Chicago’s parks with Two Gentlemen of Verona. 
One of Shakespeare’s lesser-known comedies, Two Gents contains many familiar Shakespearean elements, including star-crossed l
overs and characters in disguise. Come early and bring a picnic! 
All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. 
Live music will be presented a half hour prior to each performance. Performances typically last about 90 minutes.
Free event - Age Range: Any
 






 
Shakespeare In The Park at Women's Park - Two Gentleman of Verona
Sunday, August 12th - 2pm - 3pm
Directed by Beth Wolf and performed by Midsommer Flight
 
Midsommer Flight will mark its 7th year as an Arts Partner in Chicago’s parks with Two Gentlemen of Verona. 
One of Shakespeare’s lesser-known comedies, Two Gents contains many familiar Shakespearean elements, including star-crossed
lovers and characters in disguise. Come early and bring a picnic! 

All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. 

Live music will be presented a half hour prior to each performance. Performances typically last about 90 minutes.
Free event - Age Range: Any

 
 
Movies In The Park - WONDER WOMAN
Date & Time: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 from 8:00 PM - 10:21 PM
 
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana (Gal Gadot), an Amazonian warrior in training,
leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true identity.

PG-13 | 141 minutes | 2017    *Closed Captioned - Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.

Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America.
 




Women's Park Star Party with The Chicago Astronomer 
August 24th - 7:30pm 
 
Back by Popular Demand for the 3rd year- Presented by the Chicago Park District with local sponsorship, come
enjoy a family friendly night under the stars exploring the cosmos and indulging in s'mores over the campfire.
Bring a blanket, your telescope and binoculars, and be ready to enjoy a fun night at Women's Park. We will have
volunteer astronomy from 'The Chicago Astronomer'with giant telescopes & expertise to help out.

Pre-telescope activities to be determined at future date - We will have a campfire roaring and a s'mores building station on the stage area. 

Generously sponsored by the Chicago Park District and a donation by the Chicago Park District, Kids Science Labs, and Prairie District Neighborhood
Alliance www.pdnachicago.com, and Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council
 
 
 
 












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2017 South Loop Beer & Cider Fest at Women's Park - Save The Date!
SAT, JULY 29, 2017 • 3:00PM-7:30PM
Women's Park & Gardens - 1801 South Indiana, Chicago IL 60616
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http://southloopbeerfest.com/

The South Loop's best new event of 2016 is back for it's 2nd year. The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest will consist of one afternoon session from 4:00pm – 7:30pm (3pm entry for VIP Guests) in beautful Chicago Women's Park & Gardens. It will offer an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food, and enjoy live music and craft beer-centric activities.  Partial Funds to Chicago Women's Park. 

Keep track of vendors, proposed brewers, and news on the 2017 plans & event with the link below.

Ticket Sales begin April 15th. http://southloopbeerfest.com/

2016 Highlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mq_2SHtUFo&t=12s

CHICAGO WOMEN's PARK & GARDENS SUMMER LINE-UP 2016

2016 CALENDAR at WOMEN’s PARK 

 

EVENT

DATE & TIME

STEAM Fair at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens Field House

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Children's Theater Show at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens-

Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

PDNA Easter EGG Hunt -

Saturday March 26th - Noon - 2:00 PM

Urban Forestry 101 at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

April Showers at Women’s Park

April 22nd - 12:30pm to 5:30PM

May 27th - Star Party at Chicago Women’s Park -

May 27th, 2016 from 7:30 - 10:30PM

 

 

WOMEN’s PARK SUMMER CAMPS

TBD

Mighty Munchin 1/2K Race  Sports  (Women's Park Team to Race at Kenwood Academy HS Track)

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concert in the Park - presented by Lakeside Bank & Chicago Park District Toddler, Tunes, and Turtles

Thursday July 7th, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - more to come

THEATRE at WOMEN's PARK -  "The Princess, the Minstrel, and the Rabid Bat"

JULY 23rd - 7:00 - 8:30PM - 2 shows possible

Movie in the Park - presented by Chicago Park District - Wizard of OZ

Tuesday July 26th 8:00 pm- 10:15 pm

 

PDNA Craft Beer & Cider Festival

August 6th, 2016 - 3:00 - 7:30 pm (Park set-up & event 3:00pm to 9:00pm)

CONCERT IN PARK - RAGA MAQAM - AUGUST 4

August 4th, 2016 - 6:30PM to 7:45PM

Movie in the Park & Food Truck Fest - presented by Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance

Tuesday, August 20th 6:00pm- 10:15 pm - ZOOTOPIA

Location Subject to Change *

PDNA FESTIVAL ON PRAIRIE -

September 5th, 2016 - Noon -  12:00PM

Clarke House Family Day

TBD

Women’s Park - Festival Lights

December 3rd, 2016 - TBD

 

 

 

 


2016 Upcoming Spring & Summer Events!

The Spring & Summer calendar is continuing to fill up. Here is a quick peek at coming events. 

 

Urban Forestry 101 at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens Nature 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Fee: Free          Age Range: Any

Urban Forestry 101 is fun and educational for youth, adults, and families. Through games and activities, you will gain a better understanding of why trees are essential to cities. The program will also include a guided walk around the park, an introduction to tree identification, and a chance to independently practice identifying trees. After this class, you will be able to recognize some of the more common tree species in Chicago, and will have the skills to identify unfamiliar trees in the city.

The class will begin at the Fieldhouse entrance and be conducted outside.

April Showers at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens Natureelston_kids_making_crafts_2015
Friday, April 22, 2016 from 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM 

Free        Age Range: Any

 

April Showers, Brings May Flowers: Spring has SPRUNG! Make a rain shaker, grow paper flowers, and create seed art.

STAR PARTY at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens  
May 27th - Time 7:30 - 10:30pm

Chicago Women's Park & Gardens 1801 S. Indiana Avenue / Clarke House Fountain Area 

Fee: Free event - Age Range: Any 

Back by Popular Demand - Presented by the Chicago Park District, come enjoy a family friendly night under the stars exploring the cosmos and indulging in s'mores over the campfire. Bring a blanket, your telescope and binoculars, and be ready to enjoy a fun night at Women's Park. We will have volunteer astronomy experts to help out. For more, visit 
www.chicagowomenspark.com 

Generously sponsored by the Chicago Park District and a donation by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance


Mighty Munchin 1/2K Race  Sports  (Women's Park Team to Race at Kenwood Academy HS Track)Running_from_the_cave_people
Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee: Free     Age Range: At least 3 but less than 

Chicago Women's Park is fielding a team!   Participants ages 3-5 will "get ready, set, and go!" in the Mighty Munchkin Marathon. The 
competitor-friendly race will be set as a ½ mile, and all early childhood instructors, parents, and friends are encouraged to come out and support their fellow munchkin marathoners! Event takes place at Kenwood Academy HS Track, 5015 S Blackstone Avenue, Chicago IL 60615

For a map of the event location, please follow this link: 
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zELghnQRUL7I.kbpBOZRiRXiw&usp=sharing


Toddler, Tunes, and Turtles at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens 
Thursday July 7th, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00PM  (Prior to Concert in the Park)
Chicago Women's Park and Gardens - 1801 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60616 

Fee: Free Event - Age Range: Any

A little music festival for the little ones – a chance to dance, play, and meet live animals.

This is an outdoor nature program where families can enjoy the park together.  We provide animal experts that bring a variety of live animals like frogs, snakes, birds, and of course, turtles. We also have musicians come and sing family friendly music to eager crowds. A star feature is nature free play which is proven to help children developmentally as they build forts out of sticks, touch pine 
cones or smell cinnamon bark.









Concert in the Park - presented by Lakeside Bank
Thursday July 7th, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

 


THEATRE at WOMEN's PARK -  "The Princess, the Minstrel, and the Rabid Bat"
Date:  Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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Enjoy & Evening of 
swashbuckling Theatre at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens with "The Princess, Minstrel & Rabid Bat" at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens!


This new folk tale combines music, swordplay, and magic into an enchanting hour of theatre.

A princess, who is fleeing the castle in disguise, crosses paths with three minstrels on the road for adventure. Their stories inteweave with those of a 
hypnotized bandit, a desperate palace guard, and the mysterious masked figure known only as the Rabid Bat. The new folk tale combines live music, 
swordplay, and magic to spin an enchanting hour of theatre out of a summer night. 


Presented by the Chicago Park District and Rabid Bat Theatricals.


Movies in the Park - Save the Date for 2016 Movies -  presented by Chicago Park District and Bank of America

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    Tuesday July 26th - 8:15 PM - WIZARD OF OZ - Sponsored by Chicago Park District 

 An Award Winning Classic - The Wizard of OZ - A Young Kansas girl (Judy Garland) and her dog are  whisked away by a tornado into the magical land of OZ where she joins a scarecrow, a tin man, and a  cowardly lion to battl theWicked Witch and find her way home. 

     Rated G - 101 minutes - 1939

     Movies in Parks is presented by Bank of America.


   










Saturday August 20th - ZOOTOPIA 
Sponsored by The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance 
  (Note - Location Subject to Change Depending on Projected Attendance) 

     Movie 8:00 PM - Food Truck Festival 5:30 PM

Zootopia - In a city of animals who have abaondoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, an uptight and efficient rabbit police officer (voiced  by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with a charasmatic fox con artist (voiced by Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. (PG - 108 minutes) | 2016 Closed caption.  

Start Time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk. Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America. 

       The PDNA will also be hosting a Food Truck Festival prior to the movie.



August 6 - South Loop Craft Beer & Cider Fest - Evening - Time to be confirmed 
(Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance & Women’s Park Advisory Council)

Tickets on Sale at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-loop-beer-cider-fest-tickets-24889624537



CONCERT IN PARK - RAGA MAQAM - AUGUST 4th - 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Ensemble of Ragas presents "RAGA MAQAM: Project Middle East for a Kinder World. 

One Stage. One Music. One Community. The power of music cuts across all barriers, and this concert integrates Raga with Maqam, 
a musical exploration of history and a blending exploration of history and a blending of cultures. This is a colaboration with the 
renowned Cello-Oud artiste from Syria Kinan Abou-Afach and Oud-Frame Drum artiste Ronnie Malley from Palestine for a 
presentation of new original Raga-Maqam works - an exciting blend of music with Peruvian Middle Eastern dancer Marisela Tapia.




CHICAGO WOMEN's PARK & GARDENS SUMMER LINE-UP 2015

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

Night Out: Toddler Tunes & Turtles at Chicago Women's Park 

Fee: Free                                                                         

Age Range: Any

An outdoor nature program where families can enjoy the park together. This is an outdoor nature program where families can enjoy the park together. 

We provide animal experts that bring a variety of live animals like frogs, snakes, 



birds, and of course, turtles. We also have musicians
come and sing family, friendly music to eager crowds. A star feature is nature free play which is proven to help children developmentally as they build forts out of sticks, touch pine  cones or smell cinnamon bark
.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Night Out: Concerts in the Parks at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens
VanderCook College of Music  VanderCook College of Music - Sponsored by Lakeside Bank 

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens   1801 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60616        (312) 328-0821 

Fee: Free

Age Range: Any 

Vander Cook College of Music will be providing the entertainment at the park's concert.

Concert featuring Vander Cook College of Music sponsored by Lakeside Bank and park event promotional support from The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance and The Near South Planning Board






Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 from 8:30 PM - 10:12 PM 

Night Out: Movies In The Park - Disney's "BIG HERO 6"
Sponsored by Chicago Park District and Bank of America

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens    1801 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60616      (312) 328-0821 

Fee: Free 

Age Range: Any

Movies in the Parks provides an opportunity to enjoy screenings of contemporary 
and classic movies under the nighttime sky in the unbeatable outdoor venues of 
Chicago Women's Park & Gardens. 

Big Hero 6 - The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot 
Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form 
a band of high-tech heroes.


*Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.    

PG | 102 minutes | 2014        

*Closed Captioned


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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM                    
Night Out: 
Chicago Symphonic Winds performance at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens

Sponsored by Chicago Park District 

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens    1801 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60616      (312) 328-0821 

Fee: Free 

Age Range: Any

 

Chicago Symphonic Winds’ is excited to be a part of the Chicago Park District’s 
annual 
Night Out in the Parks series!  Chicago Symphonic Winds performs a concert of entertaining wind music that spans the history of the medium.  Join CSW for a family friendly concert at Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens and stick around following the performance for a chance to meet the musicians and learn more about the instruments with an up close, hands-on opportunity!





Thursday, August 27th,  2015 from 8:00 PM - 9:55PM 

Night Out: Movies In The Park - Disney Pixar Film - "The Incredibles" 

Underwritten by The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance


Chicago Women's Park and Gardens 
   
1801 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60616      (312) 328-0821 

Fee: Free 

Age Range: Any

Movies in the Parks provides an opportunity to enjoy screenings of contemporary 
and classic movies under the nighttime sky in the unbeatable outdoor venues of 
Chicago Women's Park & Gardens. The PDNA will feature a Food Truck party before hand. 


 

The Incredibles - A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet 
suburban life, is forced into action to save the world.


*Start time is approximate, all movies begin at dusk.    

PG | 115 minutes | 2004      

*Closed Captioned

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Fire & Ice Winter Festival at Chicago Women's

Friday, January 30, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens
1801 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 328-0821


Fee: $5.00

Age Range: Any

 The holidays may be over but the winter fun doesn't stop! Enjoy an evening of ice bowling, winter haiku writing, art projects, indoor "sock" ice skating, a toddler area complete with ice fishing, marshmallow roasting, stargazing and so much more at Chicago Women's Park.




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