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Unity Peace Healing and Arts Walk at Humboldt

Unity Peace Healing and Arts Walk at Humboldt

A walk and cultural celebration that links both Humboldt Park a Puerto Rican community on the west side of Chicago and Douglass Park, an African American and Mexican community in Chicago.

Sat, Sep 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This event takes place at the Humboldt Park Boathouse (1301 N. Humboldt Dr.)

In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required 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.

Artist Antonia Ruppert discusses her journey of being an artist in today’s society. After viewing her collection, patrons of all ages will work together to create an original work of art with the artist that will remain at that library. ​

Welcome to the Craft Guild! We will become craftier by the week as we experiment with mosaic, scrapbooking, journaling, knitting, crochet, sewing, loom beading, embroidery, jewelry making and more! Work on your own project or learn a new skill. We have plenty of free materials to get you started!

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Learn new skills and film your own projects! We have lights, cameras, a green screen, and editing software to bring your vision to the screen!

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

¡Recarga tu mente! Talleres de arte para personas con pérdida de memoria

La coalición para la salud del cerebro a través del arte (Arts for Brain Health Coalition) es un grupo de proveedores de servicios de salud y el arte que trabaja para diseñar y presentar programas de arte para las personas con pérdida de memoria.

Si tiene o esta cuidando a una persona con pérdida de memoria, la enfermedad de Alzheimer u otro tipo de demencia acompáñenos a ¡Recarga tu mente! un programa especial que incluye mini-talleres en español de arte, teatro y música el 17 de agosto en el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano.

Sábado, 17 de agosto del 2019
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano
1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago IL 60608

Donación sugerida (no requerida) $10 por persona, sólo se aceptará efectivo

9:30 am Registración y refrigerios
10:00-10:15 am Bienvenida
10:30-11:30 am Arte, teatro, y música
11:45-12:45 pm Arte, teatro, y música

Accesible a personas con discapacidades.
Para obtener más información o registrarse, llame al (312) 942-2106

La coalición para la salud del cerebro a través del arte (Arts for Brain Health Coalition) impulsa la colaboración entre los proveedores de servicios de salud y el arte para diseñar y presentar programas que utilizan la participación creativa para mejorar las vidas de las personas con pérdida de memoria y aquellos quienes los cuidan.

Arts for Brain Health Coalition is a group of healthcare and arts providers, designing and presenting programs that use creative engagement to improve the lives of people with memory loss and those who care for them.

If you have or are caring for a person with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another type of dementia join us for the Recharge your Brain event on August 17th at the National Museum of Mexican Art. This special program will feasture mini arts workshops in Spanish for people with memory loss and those who care for them

Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago IL 60608

Suggested donation of $10 per person (cash only please)

9:30 am Registration and Refreshments
10:00-10:15 am Welcome
10:30-11:30 am Art making, Theater Improv, and Music
11:45-12:45 pm Art making, Theater Improv, and Music

ADA Accessible.

To register, or for more information, call (312) 942-2106

Las organizaciones participantes incluyen/Participating Organizations Include: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Dance Therapy, CJE Senior Life, La BROCHA, Lookingglass Theatre Company, el Centro de la Enfermedad del Alzheimer en Northwestern, el Centro de la Enfermedad del Alzheimer en Rush, y Silver Sneakers
Apoyo adicional proporcionado por/Additional Support Provided by: Renewal Care and Rush University Medical Center



Come join us to celebrate a night of Poetry, Culture and Music at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, May 30, at 7 pm.  Poet, writer, and filmmaker, Carlos Jimenez Flores, will be co-hosting the event with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Additionally, other talented local poets will be delighting the audience with their work and performance, among them: Lisa Cruz, Hiram Morales, Javier Valentin, Charlie Serrano and Nadya Henriquez.

There will be live music by writer and composer, Victoria Rojas, an amazing young woman with a unique voice and style.  Similarly, former World Champion Boxer, Luis Mateo, will be entertaining us with a bachata performance to bring Latin flavor to the event.

We look forward to your participating.

Note: If you are a poet and would like to participate, please the Puerto Rican Cultural Center at 773-394-4935 and ask for Nadya.

Let’s Enjoy our Night of Poetry!

Emily Thornton Calvo, a poet and artist, wanted an easy way to combine two art forms, so she developed “wall poems” and will show you how to do the same very thing. Whether you want to sell single copies of your poems by creating art prints or make original art, this demo will help you make the most of each word and every space.

Emily’s work has been published in numerous publications, as well as featured at venues including Loyola University, the Art Institute of Chicago, Women & Children First and the Poetry Slam at the Green Mill, CPL Harold Washington Library Center, The Art Center in Highland Park, the Elmhurst Art Museum and many Chicago galleries.

Open to teens age 12-18

Join Read/Write Library this January for a free 3-week after school course geared to local youth in the community. Created and taught by Kayla McClain (Masters of Arts in Arts Education candidate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Black Narratives Matter investigates the untold history of racial justice topics such as racial justice in the courts, police brutality and what is missing from how students are taught in schools. While examining the history of violence against people of color and connecting the dots to events of today, participants will create their own narratives along with illustrations from day to day activities to create books.

Black Narratives Matters is a collaborative dialogically community-based workshop grounded on the foundation of providing students with a safe space to express themselves throughout art while participating in an educative experience. The purpose of creating the book is to highlight each student’s experience, what they have learned from this course and to enhance their sense of empowerment and self-esteem once they leave the course.

Books will be exhibited in a concluding opening celebration on January 25th, open to the public, family & friends.

Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible with gender neutral restrooms. For specific accommodations and additional questions, please email us at info@readwritelibrary.org

Dates: Mon January 7th – Thurs 24th
Time: 5:30-6pm every day Mon-Thurs
Cost: FREE

Details: https://readwritelibrary.org/events/black-narratives-matter-racial-justice-bookmaking
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Passport to ChiArts is a FREE community open house and fall festival for all ages. On Saturday, October 28, experience our five conservatories through artistically engaging activities such as a musical petting zoo, live drawing stations, dress-up photo booth…and much more!

With treats, activities and student performances scheduled from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, this is the perfect way for your family to enjoy free fall festivities while celebrating the community’s future scholar-artists.