Chicago Ideas and Pro-Ject Collaborate on City-Wide Initiative Platforms In The Park, In Partnership with XFINITY and Chicago Park District
Our friends over at Chicago Ideas have announced their city-wide initiative Platforms In The Park, in partnership with XFINITY and the Chicago Park District. Pro-Ject and Ojo Customs is a proud production and fabrication partner with Chicago Ideas to bring these yellow platforms to every corner of the city. We’ve all had an idea, a spark to perform but no venue to share with the world. #PlatformsInThePark will empower, connect, inspire and activate across 11 Chicago parks featuring free events curated in collaboration with various community partners.
Chicago Ideas will be producing events across these different platforms throughout the summer. Events and collaborations can be followed along with via Chicago Idea’s mailing list and social media: @ChicagoIdeas. Chicago Ideas will celebrate the program with two special kick-off events. Additionally, a full list of local platforms in your neighborhood are listed below. More information can be found at chicagoideas.com/platforms.
June 27 • 6PM: Hip-Hop in the Park: Rhythm, Peace, and Healing with Pride ROC — Nichols Park, South Side
Through a mix of spiritual, emotional and physical wellness, Pride ROC is healing survivors of trauma in Chicago through a groundbreaking new model. Founder Ra Frye and Pride ROC passengers will take the stage at Nichols Park to illustrate the power of their transformative practice.
June 26 • 6PM: Pride in the Park: A Celebration of Chicago's Queer History — Revere Park, North Side
To kick off our summer-long initiative and to commemorate Chicago’s contributions to the past 50 years of queer liberation, we’re celebrating in Revere Park with an all-out extravaganza of poetry and performance.
Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660)
Calumet Park: (9801 S. Avenue G, Chicago, IL 60617)
Douglas Park: (S. Sacramento Dr. & W. Douglas Blvd., Chicago, IL 60623)
Dvorak Park: (1119 W. Cullerton St., Chicago, IL 60608)
Hamilton Park: (513 W 72nd St, Chicago, IL 60621)
Nichols Park: (1404 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615)
Pasteur Park: (5701 S. Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60629)
Ping Tom Park: (236 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60616)
Revere Park: (2509 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60618)
Shedd Park: (3660 W. 23rd St. Chicago, IL 60623)
Washington Park/DuSable Museum: (740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago, IL 60637)
BONUS: Polk Bros Park | Navy Pier: (600 E Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611)