Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer Dance, Tonight at the Boathouse

Humboldt Park is hosting a Summer Dance event tonight (8/29) at the Boathouse starting at 6:00 p.m.and going until 9:00 p.m. This has been a popular series, put on by the Park District in parks around the city, where professional dance instructors give an hour long lesson that is followed by two hours of live music and dancing.

Tonight's lesson is taught by Miguel Mendez of the Dance Academy of Salsa, Mambo and Cha-Cha, from 6-7 pm. Music will be provided by Calje (Salsa, Latin Jazz) from 7-9 pm. The event is open to all ages, and free, as always.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Riot Fest Jobs Event

UPDATE...THE JOBS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. I apologize for any inconvenience and I will post more about the new date when I know more about it.

As many of you know, the Riot Fest music festival is coming to Humboldt Park on September 15th and16th. It takes a large crew to run an event of its size and the organizers are looking for community residents to help fill out their staff for responsibilities involved with food sales, ticketing, and other general labor. This Friday the 24th in the afternoon, members of the Riot Fest team will be holding a hiring event at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, which is located at the southwest corner of Division Ave. and Humboldt Blvd.

This is a great opportunity for young people in the community to make some extra money and get valuable job experience. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors in the community who might be interested, especially youth who are of working age.

For more information, please call the IPRAC at 773-486-8345 or email Riot Fest.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Shakespeare in the Park - Tonight and Saturday

Chicago Shakespeare in collaboration with the Park District are bringing a performance of The Taming of the Shrew to Humboldt Park tonight (Friday 8/3) and tomorrow (Saturday 8/4) at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. The show tonight starts at 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow's show is at 4:00 p.m., both are free.

The performances feature professional actors, elaborate costumes and a rock n' roll soundtrack, and they're written to appeal to a wide age range, making this a very family friendly event. The actors will perform on a portable stage that's delivered by truck and has speakers and lighting like a theater. You can watch a video of it being set up here.

We're happy to see another unique cultural event coming to the park this summer. Pack a picnic dinner and come enjoy some free entertainment with your family and friends.