Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Virtual Tour 2020

DISCOVER Welles Park IN Lincoln Square

In the heart of Lincoln Square sits this 15-acre park—a gathering place for musicians and and all kinds of sports and fitness enthusiasts. A centerpiece for the community is the green, wrought-iron, European-style gazebo. Equipped with electricity for lights and sound, the gazebo is used for outdoor concerts, storytelling, and other performances. Welles Park also provides activities for adults and children who are developmentally disabled through its therapeutic recreation programs.

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GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Wednesday, August 26 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)


Watch Performance  

In 2008, high school music teacher Michael Gibson saw so much musical potential and passion in his students that he decided to start an after-school group dedicated to singing. That group became the vocal ensemble Musicality, a safe haven where students could express themselves through music. Musicality spreads their love of song through live concert performances, music videos, and studio recordings. They were recently semifinalists on NBC’s hit series America’s Got Talent, where they performed at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

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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.

The Friendship Center Food Pantry

The Friendship Center fosters hope and dignity through access to food, vital resources, and critical social services. What began in the basement of North Park Covenant Church in 1970 has grown into a full-scale pantry that operates four days per week, and provides groceries for thousands of people every month.

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The Village

The Village offers a network of friendship, engagement, and services for people over 50. They support all aspects of well-being, including social engagement, health and fitness, intergenerational relationships, work and purpose, and more.

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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.

Lizzy J Café

Healthy home cooking

Taco in a Bag




Lead Support

Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

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