DISCOVER Piotrowski Park IN Little Village
Piotrowski Park Cultural Center is located in the South Lawndale community, often called Little Village. Named to honor lifelong neighborhood resident Lillian Piotrowski, the 24-acre park features a convertible domed pool, a gymnasium, and fitness center. Little Village is deeply invested in arts, music, and culture, and is known for its beautiful murals and bold “Bienvenidos a Little Village” arch that stretches over the entrance to the neighborhood. Every year, Little Village hosts the music festival Villapalooza, Chicago’s most popular grassroots music festival. Villapalooza was created in 2011 as a non-violent space for arts and entertainment, and continues to be free of charge.Explore the park
GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Tuesday, August 25 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)
Chicago Mariachi ProjectWatch Performance
The nationally-renowned Chicago Mariachi Project elevates the Art of Mariachi and promotes excellence in musicianship through education, coordination and support. In addition to performances across the Greater Chicagoland area and appearances in competitions around the United States, the Chicago Mariachi Project manages mariachi programs in Chicago Public Schools and also runs a prestigious Mariachi Academy.Like 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.
Enlace Chicago convenes, organizes, and builds the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and social access. Its four areas of focus include education, health, immigration and violence prevention.Like Follow Get involved Support