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A JOYFUL PASSAGE 2016 SERENADE SERIES

HUMBOLDT PARK SERENADE

Humboldt Park Boathouse    May 7, 2016

A JOYFUL PASSAGE 2016 Serenade series playfully pushes Chicago's Safe Passage program to lyrical and artistic heights unseen.   BY ACTIVATING OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES THROUGH CREATIVE PLACE-MAKING, Opera-matic CREATEs OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOYFUL SHARED EXPERIENCES and CIVIC ACTION, INVITING PEOPLE TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER IN NEW WAYS. 

On May 7th we sang PRAISES to Humboldt Park.   After the HUMBOLDT PARK NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN'S CHOIR kicked off the evening with a participatory performance,  visitors STROLLED the park, CREATED ODES to favorite spots, and UNCOVERED hidden park histories.   Artists illuminated ORDINARY OBJECTS and musicians sang former LANDMARKS back into public MEMORY.   The magical evening concluded with a group serenade to neighborhood hero MAGGIE MARTINEZ, accompanied by the LOWEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND.   

Chime in with Opera-matic for two additional public serenades at in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhoods:

               August 27th       SIMONS PARK PLAYGROUND                                       November 12th          MOZART PARK BALL FIELD   

 

 

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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