Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Virtual Tour 2020

DISCOVER Ping Tom Memorial Park IN Chinatown

Ping Tom Memorial Park’s 12-acre site was originally a railroad yard that has been transformed into a beautiful rolling green space with impressive river views. The park features a boathouse, playground, fieldhouse with a gymnasium and swimming pool, and distinctive Chinese landscape design elements. The park is named after noted civic leader Ping Tom, who advocated at the city and state level for the importance of giving the children in Chinatown access to a safe and accessible recreational area.

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Tune in online: Thursday, August 27 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)

Yin He Dance

Watch Performance  

Yin He Dance Company is a Chicago-based non-profit which presents traditional and contemporary Chinese dance. The company bridges East and West, past and present, via repertory works passed down by master teachers as well as new works, especially those by members of the Chinese diaspora. Through their professional performing company, dance school, and education and outreach programs, Yin He Dance builds new avenues of cultural dialogue and shares the joy of dance with all communities.

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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.

Chinese American Service League

Comprehensive programs connect families in the greater Chicago Chinese community with the vital support they need: providing an educational and cultural foundation for children, ensuring seniors live full and independent lives, putting immigrants on the pathway to citizenship, and securing housing and financial well-being.

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Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Chicago

The CCBA works to unite overseas Chinese, promote their welfare, enhance the Sino-American friendship, promulgate Chinese heritages, and conduct community services and charity events. CCBA offers computer literacy programs, Mandarin, Cantonese, and English classes for youth and seniors, hot meal food deliveries for seniors, and more.

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Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. Serving as trusted allies, the Young Center supports kids through deportation proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system.

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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.


Dim sum

Strings Ramen Shop

Soups, noodles, street food



Lead Support

Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Proud Partner of

Night out in the Parks


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