Celebrating Black History Month at the Park

Ashaki at Washington Park on February 25
© Chicago Park District
Celebrate Black History month at Chicago parks with dancing, performances, movies and more! 
WHEN:                 February 18, 2017 – February 26, 2017
UMOJA: Black History Month Celebration  
Saturday, February 18, 10am-4pm
Homan Square Park, 3517 W. Arthington St.   
Fee: Free
Celebrate UMOJA Black History month Special Event. Dancing, Music, Live performances, Local Vendors. Admission is free!
Celebrating Heritage 
Saturday, February 18, 12pm-3pm
Seward Park, 375 W. Elm St. 
Fee: Free
This event is a celebration of Black History Month featuring a screening of the award-winning work of filmmaker Ava DuVernay. This screening features the documentary, "13th." A moderated discussion with esteem panelists and Q&A will follow the viewing. There will be light refreshments, along with arts & crafts and related games for children during the event. Best of all it is FREE!
Black History Program
Wednesday, February 22, 6pm-8pm
Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.
Fee: $1
Celebrate African American culture at our annual black history program. The performance includes know your heritage trivia, dance performances, children's play, adult poetry and learn about famous Black Americans and test your knowledge about history.
Ashaki Call for Vendors
Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Fee: $40
Culminating Black History Month, the celebration of Ashaki will feature cultural exhibits, live entertainment, along with stunning displays. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your product(s) to a multi-cultural audience of approximately 500 people.
Ashaki Black History Celebration
Saturday, February 25, 11am-3pm
Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. 
Fee: Free
Please join us as we celebrate Ashaki Black History Month Celebration. Activities will include cultural exhibits, live entertainment, tasty cuisine and vendors.
Black History Month Celebration
Sunday, February 26, 12pm-2pm
Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Fee: Free
This event, sponsored by the Loyola Park Advisory Council, celebrates the rich black history of the African-American, African and Caribbean ethnicities represented in the park. The program will include an art exhibit by students from neighboring schools, music, poetry, historical remembrances and refreshments.

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