Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Virtual Tour 2020


Garfield Park totals more than 172 acres and was designed by William Le Baron Jenney, who is best known today as the father of the modern skyscraper. Widely recognized for its historic Golden Dome field house, the park also offers a swimming pool, baseball fields, an artificial turf athletic field, a fishing lagoon, tennis courts, floral gardens and playgrounds. Garfield Park is adjacent to the Garfield Park Conservatory (one of the largest conservatories in the United States and a major Chicago tourist attraction), which regularly hosts flower shows, beekeeping classes, and an Artist in Residence program.

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GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Monday, August 10 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)

Najwa Dance Corps

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A professional dance company in residence at Garfield Park, Najwa Dance Corps is devoted to the performance, production and preservation of dance styles and techniques reflective of the African American dance heritage and experience. From rituals of traditional Africa to the glamorous chorus girls of the swing era, NDC brings joyous, fascinating life to the different dance cultures that have influenced contemporary American dance.

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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.

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Breakthrough envisions a safe, stable, engaged East Garfield Park where success is the norm and families prosper. They partner with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.

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Deborah’s Place

Supportive housing and services offer women who are homeless in Chicago their key to healing, achieving their goals, and moving on from the experience of homelessness.

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Garfield Park Community Council

This community-building organization is made up of dedicated residents and allies working together to develop leaders, and create opportunities and programs that fuel a vital Garfield Park community.

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Inspiration Kitchens

Rooted in the belief that food can be used as a vehicle to change lives, Inspiration Kitchens provides people who are affected by homelessness and poverty with FREE professional culinary training, and job placement assistance in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

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Over the years, we’ve loved getting to know the people and places that make each community an essential part of the fabric of our city—and, everywhere we go, sampling delicious foods. Support small businesses, and check out a few of our cast and crew’s favorite spots to eat.

Joe Willies Seafood and Bar


Wiley’s Chicken and Ribs




Lead Support

Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

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