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POSTPONED: Celebrating Juneteenth! at Garfield Park

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Free & Open to the Public

This event has been postponed because of COVID and will be re-scheduled.
“Celebrating Juneteenth!” uses the music of the Crossing Borders Music string quartet to tell stories of the ongoing journey from slavery to justice. To celebrate Juneteenth, a historic date that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people, Crossing Borders Music has commissioned new music of The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker, Jordyn Davis, and Jessica T. Carter. Be one of the first to hear their awesome music!
Plus, Crossing Borders Music will be joined by young artist and special guest cellist Kailie Holliday!
The event will take place outside the Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse. Also outside the dome, 30 minutes before the performance, Crossing Borders Music will give a masterclass to the young music camp students of Chicago West Community Music Center!
This Night Out in the Parks program is FREE and open to EVERYONE!
This program is a part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks.
Celebrating 10 years, Night Out in the Parks activates parks across the city with robust cultural events – bringing neighbors together to laugh, dance, sing, and engage.
This program made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by the Paul M Angell Family Foundation, the Richard H Driehaus Foundation, and by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Crossing Borders Music acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Image description: Rasa Mahmoudian, Phyllis Calderon, Tom Clowes, and Seth Van Embden in concert black performing as a string quartet on stage at the Ravinia Festival at a recent performance for middle school students
Photo credit Ravinia Festival


Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Free & Open to the Public


Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse
100 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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