Organization kicks off community programming with Fall Family Festival

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YOUTH DANCE IN costumes during a party at the South Shore Cultural Center presented by the advisory council for that park district.

The South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council hosted its first annual “Fall Family Festival” on Halloween, October 31, 2017, in the South Shore Cultural Center’s Paul Robeson Theater. There were over 450 attendees. Alderman Leslie Hairston and Alonzo Williams, Chief Program Officer for the Chicago Park District, have expressed their desire to partner with the advisory council for future events.

More programs and events will be coming from the South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council (SSCCAC) similar to the Fall Family Festival in the very near future. Council members recently revitalized a part of the SSCCAC that was dedicated to finding ways to engage the community with the South Shore Cultural Center (SSCC). The advisory council is a voluntary group of individuals who support the effective function of SSCC, which is a part of the Chicago Park District.

The clubhouse, which is a Chicago Landmark and on the National Register, sits on over 60 acres. Since its restoration in the late 70s it has become an arts and cultural center for the South Shore community. Some of the past programs were made possible through partnerships with various organizations including After School Matters, Chicago Music Association, Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Court Theatre, Hatha Yoga, Pagoda Martial Arts, South Shore Advisory Council, and the South Shore Opera Company.

 

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