Chicago Park District Employee Talent Show

Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 256-0149

Fee: $10 adults/$5 kids

Age Range: Family-friendly

Chicago Park District Employee Talent Show to benefit Financial Assistance Program.

Come check out the Chicago Park District’s Employee Talent Show! Everyone is welcome.

click the link to purchase tickets - http://tinyurl.com/bodd4h5

Doors Open at 4:30pm   Performance at 5:30pm

  • Your admission ticket automatically enters you into the door prize drawings of 11 sets of four $10 movie tickets to any AMC. Winners must be present.

Our talented park district staff members will have the spot light on them as they take to the stage. These crazy and talented individuals will share their talents in an effort to raise funds for the park district financial assistance program. We have Musicians, Dancers, Comedians, Impersonators, and Poetry performances. Plus, there will be handmade art, live painting, and other goodies! Throughout the evening you’ll have a chance to win door prizes and raffles. Don’t tell anyone, but rumor has it that audience members will have the opportunity to vote in the Throwdown Challenge.

We are proud to announce the Chicago Park District Talent Show Line-Up. Drum-roll please…

 Talent Show Line-Up

We have some awesome raffle prizes.  Chicago Cubs jacket * White Sox Tickets * Wilson Sports Bag * Gift Card to West On North ($25.00) * Wolves Tickets (2) * Starbucks  Basket filled with goodies * Father and Son gift cards * and this is just a teaser. Have you ever wanted to spend an evening at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago? Well, you may have that chance.  We have a night stay donated. 

      • John Ball, Skinner Park * Group Dance
      • Nick Bojko, Broadway Armory * Medley of Songs with Isaiah Johnson
      • Michael Bratta, Sheil Park * Impressions
      • Calvin Carter, Sherman Park * Band
      • Darius Gaines, Abbott Park * Poetry
      • Frank Gallegos & Melissa Gonzales, Harrison Park * Salsa Partner Dance
      • Willie Garcia, Humbolt Park  * Singing
      • Isaiah Johnson, Haas Park * Play Piano
      • Jonathan Landingham, Bessemer Park * Laquita Ellis sing a duet
      • Alica Lee, West Pullman Park *  Belly Dance
      • Lincoln Park Staff, Lincoln Park CC * Group Rap
      • Stacy Lowe and Group, Russell Square/Euclid Park * Singing
      • Adrian Loza, Athletic Field Park * DJ
      • Vincent McPhan, Midway Plaisance Park * Singing
      • Emanuel Moguel, Harrison Park * Singing
      • Michael Murphy, Hale Park * Singing
      • Norman Ocasio,Wicker Park * Stand Up
      • Lauren Polenske, Hale Park * Singing
      • Don Sadofsky, Horner Park * Jazz Band
      • Solomon Smith, Meyering Park * Singing and Play Guita

The throw-down challengers are getting ready and here are the top vote getters in random order.  Michael Simpkins, Director H.R.; Samantha Jayne, Maplewood Park; Brian Loll, Area Manager; Marc Hebert, Edgebrook Park; Matt Marino, Workforce DevelopmentI don’t think you’ll want to miss this challenge! 

Several of our creative and talented employees have donated pieces of their very own artwork and yummy treats!

  • JuliannaEscutia, Sheil Park * Photography
  • Chris Umstead, Harrison Park * Handmade Purse
  • Adam Nardi, Riis Park* Sculpture
  • Adam Schwerner, ADMIN * Collage
  • Bob Long, CAN  * Photography on canvas
  • Boris Popovic, Berger/Green Briar Parks * Handmade jewelry
  • Brendan Daley, ADMIN * Homemade pies – yummy
  • Dana Zilinski, ADMIN * Embroidered towel
  • Sonica Ruiz, Garfield Park * Homemade body products
  • Victoria Cordova, ADMIN * Homemade cupcakes –yummy
  • Stephanie Garland, Smith/Eckhart * Ceramic Platter

Creating art of the spot. See a few of our cultural instructors creating their art work live and bid on the final piece of work.

  • Stephanie Garland, Smith/Eckhart Park
  • Bernadette Welbourn, Lincoln Park CC
  • Briana Gaitan, Gill/Revere/Independence Parks
  • Steve Stubig, Lincoln Park CC
  • Samantha Brick, Bell/Rutherford Sayre Parks
  • Louis Franceschetti, Berger Park CC/Loyola Parks 

All proceeds from ticket sales and raffles go toward the Chicago Park District Financial Assistance Program.

Each year the Chicago Park District provides low-cost, recreational programming to thousands of Chicago area families. Summer Day Camps and art and sports programming offer children the opportunity to exercise and socialize in a fun, supportive setting at a reasonable rate. However, many of our patrons still find themselves in need of financial assistance.

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