Wildflowers along the Burnham Wildlife Corridor in Chicago, Illinois.
Burnham_Wildlife_Corridor Wildflowers along the Burnham Wildlife Corridor in Chicago, Illinois. © © Laura Stoecker

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Peace, Promise & Purpose


Organized by the Bronzeville Community Development Partnership

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Help us commemorate the centennial of the Chicago 1919 Race Riot and claim a 20/20 vision for the new century. This multi-generational gathering takes place at the historic 29th and the Lakefront site. Community curators will activate the site from dawn to dusk. The day's events will include:

7 am - 9 am Sunrise Service
Praise Dance, Libations & Song to the Ancestors, Special Tributes & Ceremonies, Message for Community Healing

Citywide Peace & Meditation Yoga Call: Bring your Yoga Mat

10 am - Noon Midday Activities
Toddler's Play Dates, Maker Spaces, Active Seniors, Recreation, Roots & Routes Hike and more.

Sign-up for one activity (limited supplies and seating) Bring your portable chairs

Noon - 2 pm Abundance From our Gardens
Pack an all-day food basket for your family and crew, community gardens will present a DIY Salad Bar and other fruit & veggie samples to complement your Lunch.

Bring blankets, Umbrellas, Hats and Sun protection. Plenty of water to stay hydrated (grilling is discouraged)

2 pm - 5 pm Performances & Presentations
Pop-up Theater includes Music , Dance , Spoken Word and more!!

Guest Artists Cameos Appearances

5 pm - 8 pm Sunset , Scents & Stars
Closeout at the water's' edge Folk Music Sing-a-long, Chants, Call to the Ancestors

Drummer's Circle Closeout at Dusk

Join us at this free, family-friendly event!