2017 Night Out in the Parks

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 fifth year, the 2017 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 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.



2017 Partners:

2nd Story Erica Mott Productions Old Town School of Folk Music
A Game Productions Fatima Traore Braids Opera-Matic
About Face Theatre Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble Participatory Music Coalition
AFRICARIBE First Floor Theater Company Preeti Veerlapati's Ishti
Aguijón Theater Company Floating Museum Pyramid Players Production
AMFM Jazz Series Free Street Theater Rabid Bat Theatricals
Animate Studio Friends of the Gamelan Rae Chardonnay's Black Eutopia
Anthony Space Full Moon Jam Foundation Ramblin' Rose Kelly
Art Institute of Chicago Gingarte Capoeira Chicago RESIDENT ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ENGLEWOOD (RAGE)
Asian Improv aRts Midwest Glenance Green Rock it Science
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians Global Explorers Kids Saraswathi Ranganathan
Audience Architects Grant Park Music Festival School of Rock Chicago
Austin Coming Together Green City Market Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
Ayako Kato Gustavo Cortiñas Shalizar Ensemble
Ayodele Drum and Dance Horace Mann Marching Band SkyART
Barrel of Monkeys Ifficial Reggae Movement Son Monarcas
Blair Thomas & Company Inferno Son Monarcas Yogiposa
Blind Owl Theater Company International Music Foundation: Make Music Chicago Storytown Improv
Blue Goose Theatre International Music Foundation: Pianos in the Parks Strawdog Theatre Company
Chicago Astronomer Joseph Guzman Intonation Music Synapse Arts
Chicago Blues Museum Jesse de la Pena's Blue Groove Syrian Community Network
CHICAGO COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE Jonathan Gunderlach's Way of the Wooden Spoon The Chicago Philharmonic Society
Chicago Dancemakers Form Jorge Felix's Sofrito Conversations The Happiness Club
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble KCR Ensemble The Hypocrites
Chicago Folklore Ensemble King Ron the Poet The Joffrey Ballet Academy
Chicago Freedom School Kuumba Lynx The Lucky Trikes
Chicago Home Theater Festival Ladies of Virtue The Mayfair Performing Company
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company Las Guitarras de Espana, Carlos Basile The Neo-Futurists
Chicago West Community Music Center Live the Spirit Residency The Seldoms
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Lucy Smith's Soul in Action The Wonder Wagon
Cirques Experience WHEEL JAM Mandala South Asian Performing Arts Theater Oobleck
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Mariachi Arts and Culture Academy University of Chicago's Community Actors Program
Classic Black Maya Tatiana & Lucero FLamenco Urban Gateways
Collaboraction Theatre Company Midnight Circus in the Parks Vocalo Chicago 91.1 FM
contratiempo Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology Voice of the City
Courtney Ticsay's Explore Hoop Mucca Pazza Walkabout Theater Company
Dance in the Parks My Mobile Musician, A Flor de Piel West Indian Dance Theater Company
David Boykin's The Sebau Nahui Ollin Aztec Dance West Point School of Music
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater NAJWA Dance Corps West Ridge Citizen Science Center
DJ Mike P. National Audubon Society Yin He Dance
DJ Monty National Museum of Mexican Art Yollocalli Arts Reach
Donda's House Natya Dance Theatre Yuri Lane and Chicago Beatbox
El Caobo Internacional Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago  
Elastic Arts Foundation - Culture Coach Nejla Yatkin's Dancing Around the World  
ElevArte Community Studio