Join the Chicago Park District in celebrating Black History Month! Several parks across Chicago have been named in honor of African Americans who have been instrumental in shaping the city's legacy.
Events will take place Feb. 24 and 27.
View a list of our Black History Month in-person event locations and our virtual event: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/black-history-month .
Click hhttps://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/covid19-response to view our on-demand activities and the "Named in Their Honor" series featuring iconic individuals with namesake parks that contributed to the fabric of our city.
Please note, all participants five years or older are required to submit proof of vaccination in order to attend the events below. In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside. View updates to the Chicago Park District's COVID-19 Response Plan: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/black-history-month .
Thursday, Feb. 24
Black History Month Celebration at Foster
Foster (J. Frank) Park, 1440 W. 84th St.
4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of cultural activities, art, games, and an oral presentation.
Virtual Black History at Austin Town Hall
Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.
6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 and up
Our hour-long interactive virtual program presents a variety of art works from dance and theatre to poetry and music in an effort to highlight the achievements of historical African American heroes. Through celebrating black power and excellence. We hope to inspire our audiences to create change in their community.
Sunday, Feb. 27
Black History Month Celebration at Loyola
Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Gather your friends and family and let's have a great time celebrating Black History Month! This event is sponsored by the Loyola Park Advisory Council and celebrates the rich heritage of the African-American, African and Caribbean families at the park. The program includes music, spoken words, historical remembrances and a pop-up art display featuring artwork by Chicago Public School students and other educational programs. In addition, we are excited to feature Black Owned Business located in the Rogers Park area.