Night Out in the Parks

Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events in every one of the city's 77 community areas.  Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. In its fourth year, the 2016 Night Out in the Parks series brings more than 1,000 events to neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks safe havens and hubs of cultural activity.  From traditional performances and concerts, to peace rallies, community workshops, nature-based programs, dance performances, festivals, and more, there is something for everyone happening in the parks this year!  To make this happen, the Chicago Park District has partnered with the following local arts and community organizations.

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2016 Partners:

¡Anímate! Studio DJ Rae Chardonnay Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
2nd Story Donda's House Inc. The Neo-Futurists
About Face Theatre El is a Sound of Joy Opera-Matic NFP
Acme Clown Company/Adam Gertsacov ElevArte Community Studio El Caobo Internacional
AfriCaribe Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater Pyramid Players
Amanda Raquel Ensemble of Ragas / Saraswathi Ranganathan Anthony Space & Options
Asian Improv aRts: MidWest Erica Mott Productions/EMP Rabid Bat Theatricals
Austin Coming Together Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble (FATE) Ramblin' Rose and the Ramblers
Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape Free Street Theater Resident Association of Greater Englewood - R.A.G.E.
Barrel of Monkeys Global Explorers Kids Rhyme/Dance and Epsilon Delta Labs
beyond this point Grant Park Music Festival Ronen Goldstein
Blair Thomas Green City Market Roy McGrath Jazz Quartet
Borderbend Arts Collective Hamlet's House, LLC Rush Hour Concerts
David Boykin Expanse Hermosa Neighborhood Association School of Rock
Bring Your Own Theatre Productions Horace Mann Academy Marching Mustangs Seals 360 Group
Carron Little Ifficial Reggae Movement Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
Chicago Astronomer, Joseph Guzman Imagine Art Studio Slow Roll Chicago
Chicago Children’s Theatre Intonation Music Workshop Ryan Ingebritsen
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Jamiah On Fire And The Red Machine! South Shore Swing Ensemble
Chicago Folklore Ensemble Joyce Renee Walker Band Stage Left Theatre
Chicago Freedom School Kalapriya Center For Indian Performing Arts T. Daniel Productions, nfp
Chicago Fringe Festival KCR Ensemble Taylor Moore & Friends
Chicago Full Moon Jams Kuumba Lynx Austin Town Hall Gospel Festival
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Kuumba Renaissance and Elastic Arts The Adler Planetarium
Chicago Symphonic Winds Leifer/Lee Duo The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago West Community Music Center Live the Spirit Residency The Chicago Philharmonic Society
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Lucky Plush The Hypocrites
CircEsteem Maja Rios Jazz and Beyond Duo Urban Gateways
CirquesExperience WHEEL JAM Mandala South Asian Performing Arts Vocalo 91.1 FM (Chicago Public Media)
Classic Black Midnight Circus in the Parks Voice of the City
Collaboraction Theatre Company Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology Walkabout Theater Company
Compass Rose DJ Monty / BackSpin Mobile Entertainment Wax Long
Contrabanda Mixed Company Band West Point School of Music/Epic Steel Orchestra
Contratiempo MPAACT Yin He Dance Company
Crossing Borders Music Mr. Baker and the West Indian Dance Theater Company Yves Francois y Rocambu Jazz
CumbiaSazo NAJWA Dance Corps The Yard
Dance in the Parks National Museum of Mexican Art/ Yollocalli Arts Reach Oracle Productions
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Natya Dance Theatre First Floor Theater
DJ Mike P