DISCOVER Calumet Park IN Eastside
Envisioned in 1903 as part of the South Park Commission’s revolutionary neighborhood park system, Calumet Park developed slowly, and was not completed until the 1930s. The park’s name pays tribute to the Calumet region, which encompasses numerous South Side community areas and comprises the basin of the Calumet River. At nearly 200 acres, Calumet Park is massive, and features a diverse set of amenities such as a fitness center, the Lake Shore Model Train exhibit, sewing and upholstery studios, a woodshop, and access to Calumet Beach.Explore the park
GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Sunday, August 23 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)
Izaiah Harris from FloFIYAHWatch Performance
Izaiah Montaque Harris is a tap dancer, jazz singer, and musical theater performer. He started tap dancing at the age of 5 at Studio One Dance Theater on the southside of Chicago. A graduate of the Chicago High School for the Arts and a current senior at Columbia College of Chicago working towards a BA in Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music, Izaiah is a recipient and nominee for a Black Theater Alliance Award for his performances in The Scottsboro Boys and The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves. Izaiah has worked with After School Matters, Gallery 37, M.A.A.D. Rhythms, Congo Square, Merit School of Music, Porchlight Theater, Dance With Me Productions and FloFIYAH, LLC. Before the pandemic, Izaiah toured the world with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a performing tap artist in After Midnight, and is now sharing his talent and knowledge throughout Chicagoland by teaching (both virtually and in-person) “Tap Vibez,” a series of classes for students of all ages interested in learning tap dance.Follow Support
COMMUNITY PARTNERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Many of our Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks partner organizations are engaged in powerful, on-the-ground work in service of their communities. Explore the links below to learn how you can get involved in building a more just and equitable Chicago.
Claretian Associates utilizes a comprehensive method of community development for the complete revitalization of the South Chicago community. They have created and managed over 240 affordable housing units and implemented initiatives that improve safety, healthcare, housing, arts and culture, and environmental awareness.Like Get involved Support
Global Girls, Inc.
Global Girls engages girls of color in the performing arts, creating socially conscious, youth driven theatre that gives voice to participant issues and concerns. Global Girls develop confidence in their own ideas, curiosity about the world around them, faith in their talents and abilities, and courage to become the change they want to see.Like Follow Get involved Support