Sunday, September 29, 2013

HPAC Sponsored Youth Music Programs Looking for Students

In spring of 2013, the Advisory Council used donated funds from Riot Fest and a seed grant from Friends of the Park to buy instruments and other musical equipment for two youth music programs in Humboldt Park. The park now offers a beginner's class, for youth who are new to reading and performing music, and an intermediate class, for youth with some experience. Students in the intermediate class will be provided with an instrument (we have trumpets, trombones, drums, percussion, guitars and bass available) and will have the chance to learn a variety of musical styles. Our goal is to have a youth band that can perform at events in the park and around the city.

The programs are FREE, open to youth ages 13-18, and registration is open now. You can register online at the Park District webpage, or call the Humboldt Park fieldhouse at 312-742-7549. There is a flyer posted below, please share it or print it and post it, we need your help recruiting Humboldt Park's young, aspiring musicians.

Friday, September 27, 2013

HPAC Fall Clean-up on October 19th!

With the outdoor park season coming to a close, the Advisory Council would like to see it end on a positive note by inviting the community out for a fall clean-up event. It will be held on Saturday, October 19th, from 9 am to 12 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend; the Park District will provide tools and supplies, and the HPAC will provide refreshments. Volunteers should meet at the fieldhouse at 1440 N. Sacramento.

We would like to encourage community groups, like block clubs and sports leagues, to share this flyer with your members and bring your group out to help make the park a more beautiful place. Please RSVP via email, although no one will be turned away. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

World Music Fest at the Boathouse this Friday

As part of the 11 day, city-wide World Music Festival Chicago, Humboldt Park will host Fareed Haque and Flat Earth on Friday, September 20th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the boathouse. The concert is put on by the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Fareed Haque is a well-known guitarist, originally from Chicago, who draws from a number of different styles in his playing. He and his band will be performing "Hymn of the Ancients." For more on World Music Festival Chicago shows, follow the link or like it on facebook.

AND DON'T FORGET...our September meeting is tonight at 6:30 in the fieldhouse.